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Lenna and Brian – William Penn Inn – Christopher Huston Timeless Photographs

Lenna and Brian were married on a stunning summer day in a thoughtfully landscaped courtyard at the William Penn Inn.  I have never seen umbrellas installed for the guest seating area.  It is not only considerate to your friends and family, but it also gave the photos some depth and detail.  After we had wrapped up our first set of photos prior to the ceremony, I wanted so badly to just sit under one of the umbrellas and put my feet up!  Maybe someone would bring me a drink with a little umbrella in it!

Lenna had contacted me from her home in Florida.  We did all of our conversations on the phone, and the contracts through the mail.  I never met her and Brian until the day of the wedding!  In fact, I believe we did their 30 day meeting on the phone while she was in an airport in between flights!  I have done this many times, though.  I’ve had a lot of couples over the years who live outside of NJ, but come back to this area for their wedding.  And I still get calls from out-of-town couples asking if I can accommodate them.  Absolutely!  Hopefully, this set of photos will show just how quickly Lenna, Brian, and I were able to click!

FILM Projects – Cape May Wedding – Christopher Huston Photography


First, a shout out to my dear friend Allison at Allison Anne Studios – she needed some second shooting help for a recent Cape May wedding and gave me a call.  Sure!  I love Cape May weddings!  I had wanted to brush up on some FILM shooting techniques, so I asked her if it was alright if I brought a few rolls of film to shoot while photographing for her.

Yup – FILM!  Beautiful film!  There is a softness and elegance to film.  There’s a subtle tone to it.  Plus, there’s the release from that nagging little screen on the back of digital cameras.  I love shooting film – I see more and more rolls in my future!

Thank you to Allison for letting me fire off a few rolls during her wedding shoot!
All images – Nikon F5  –  Kodak Portra FILM

Holly and Vincent’s Wedding Session in Spring Lake – The Mill – Christopher Huston Photography

Holly and Vincent had a chilly November day with our first snow flurries of the year.  I love cooler weather!  I haven’t been to The Mill at Spring Lake in a long time, and it didn’t disappoint.  Holly and Vincent, their friends and their family, were all just great.  A fun crowd, we fit right in as we got rolling with some beautiful photos.  Holly and Vincent were such an attentive couple, they photographed just awesome together.  Which is why I chose this group of photos – I just wanted to highlight the two of them together!

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Ashley and Steven’s Wedding at Peter Shields Inn in Cape May – NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

When I first talked to Ashley and Steven on the phone and they told me they were getting married in Cape May, I though “Awesome, I love Cape May!”  But once we started to talk about what kind of wedding they were going to have, I got even more excited – this was going to be just an awesome event!  Casual, laid-back, intimate, elegant – everything I love.  But…  once I arrived in Cape May on that crystal clear October Sunday, and then saw the Peter Shields Inn, well, I was just in heaven…!!

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My newest Sample Wedding Album from Leather Craftsmen – NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

A gorgeous new 10×10 sized 3500 series album arrived to me just in time for a recent Open House I attended.  Using my Modern Layout style, I chose a great group of photos from Becky and Matt’s June wedding to be bound in Countryside Book Cloth.  A simple white imprint on the front cover (using my favorite ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ imprint) added the finishing touch!
Thank you again Leather Craftsmen – you never disappoint!
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Just one of those Photos I like…

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As I sat on the edge of a field last Thursday morning, watching the sun rise through some clouds and running a test roll through the newly acquired Nikon F3, it dawned on me.  No buttons.  No thumbwheels.  No white balance.  No metering mode.  No menus.  No lcd readouts.  No distracting little screen on the back.  No auto focus.  No brackets in the viewfinder.  No image sizes.  No file formats.  No advance mode.  Just load your roll of film, turn the aperture to your f-stop and dial in your shutter speed up top.  It was simple, it was pure.  It was photography with the freedom from all that photography stuff.

That test roll is going out to process today – when it gets back I’ll post my favorite one here.

Here it is – my favorite from the first test roll of Kodak Portra 800…
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Elizabeth and Andrew’s Albums First Reveal in Ocean City – NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

Who says first reveals are only for wedding days!  Elizabeth and Andrew were one of my great couples from 2014 – yup, they were my Morning After couple, getting wedding photos on the beach at sunrise the morning after their Carriage House event.

Lucky for me, both of their albums wrapped up at just about the same time, and lucky for me again, Elizabeth and Andrew were on vacation at the Jersey Shore when I received the albums.  So Andrew covertly arranged for me to “happen to be there” while they were taking a sunset walk on the Ocean City beach!

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That was a fun shoot!  It was great to see you guys again.  I hope you enjoy your wedding albums for years to come!!