Jake + Kelsey

One of the most rewarding things that we as wedding photographers experience is seeing the joy on our couple's faces as they celebrate their best day ever! Nothing comes close to having everyone you love and care about all in the same room at the same time. When Jake and Kelsey reached out for me to document this momentous occasion, I knew I had to make it as magical as possible for the two of them! And when the wedding takes place at Perona Farms at their Refinery venue, it's easy to make that magic happen. Also, I'm not sure about you, but while scrolling through their photos, I can't help but feel the immense love that they share for one another simply through the photographs captured.

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New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer

Match Made in Heaven!

When Jake + Kelsey's inquiry first came in and they told me a little bit about themselves, I knew it was a perfect match (just like them!). They loved road trips, traveling, coffee, some good mixed drinks, and their dogs! Of course we instantly clicked as these are some of my most favorite things in the world.

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Capturing Memories

Kelsey spent the morning getting ready alongside her bridesmaids, and what an awesome group of girls this was. Laughter, happiness, and tears were just a few of the emotions within that room as Kelsey and her girls prepared for the big day. Something that made this morning even more special? Kelsey doing a first look with her bridesmaids!

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The Groom

Just like Kelsey, Jake spent his morning getting ready arounds the men that he trusts his life with. Long time jokes dating back to childhood and emotional memories through tough times were just a few of the stories shared as the men prepped themselves for Jake's special day. But besides the jokes and heartfelt memories, there were always time for one more beer and another round of foosball!

Keeping it Special


In order to keep the tradition of not seeing the bride before the ceremony, but wanting to read their vows in a private, intimate location, Kelsey and Jake opted for a first touch. Here, they gave each other handwritten letters which was filled with words of utmost love, admiration, and devotion. Not only was this moment so special for them as a couple, just being able to have that touch and soothing embrace each other's hand helped calm nerves and bring a sense of alleviation.

Fairytale of a Wedding


The night ended more perfect than we could have ever hoped. A summer breeze blew throughout the cocktail hour all while the sun began to roll behind the distant mountains, leaving us with the most amazing golden hour that could have only been dreamed of.

Kelsey and Jake had planned on their special day being filled with good food, lots of laughs, and special moments to be documented. Turns out that their day was exactly that and SO much more!

New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer
New Jersey Wedding Photographer and Engagement Photographer