Me and this bride go back all the way to our alma mater, the no-longer-in-existence Edgewood High School. I think we were on the soccer team together. Fast forward 20 some years, and Kristen is a top doc at Cherry Hill OBGYN, dedicating her life to delivering babies and helping families. To say that she is amazing is an understatement. I approached her about her offices displaying my newborn portraits in their lobbies, and they happily agreed to it! So through that we reconnected, and when she got engaged this past summer, I held my breath because I wanted to shoot her wedding so much! When I got the call that she wanted to use me, I can’t lie- I did a little dance because I knew it was going be AWESOME. Kristen and Tom were married at the Notre Dame De La Mer in North Wildwood on an overcast day in early March. The reception was held at the ever so swanky Congress Hall in Cape May, a favorite spot of the bride and groom and a recent recipient of “Best Hotel in New Jersey” by Travel + Leisure. Congress Hall is a dream to photograph with all of its lush colors and Victorian charm. I loved capturing the moments between Kristen and her mother when she was getting ready, and the shots of Tom and his mom’s dance are just so heartwarming. I have to give a little shout to 80 South Productions, who I have worked with many times, and they are true professionals. Not to mention Dom even hanging Kristen’s dress in front of Congress Hall with fishing line- his idea- I just went with it! Love the shots tho. Kristen lost her father a few years ago, and every day she carries with her his fingerprint, pressed into a pendant. She carried it with her on her wedding day as well, along with a picture of him. Although she obviously felt his absence, she wanted her wedding day to be a happy occasion. That happiness was marked by the traditional daddy/daughter dance where she spun around the floor with her loving mom, both donning crowns, to Dancing Queen. It was a celebration of love and life. A beautiful day, a wonderful couple. All my love Kristen and Tom!
Florist: Petal and Paper
Wedding Dress: Bridals by Cyndi