So have you ever been to Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford during the busy spring, summer, and fall seasons? A full Farm Market, playgrounds, blueberry picking, ice cream and fresh baked snacks, sweet Jersey corn, hayrides, apple picking, and Christmas bonfires!
What do they do in the winter months, you might ask? Well, they completely transform the Farm Market into a warm country setting for a family wedding! Leah and Chris were married in February, and I have to say that I was completely shocked at the AMAZING way the Market was utterly redesigned into a stunningly beautiful venue! The attention to detail – family furniture was brought in, table skirts made from neckties, cozy lighting, a beer tap wall, food stations, games to play – it was an incredible setting for a memorable wedding! I was so proud and excited that Leah and Chris chose me to photograph their evening! Just a handful of my favorites are below…
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. Congress Hall would be a perfect film backdrop, with its pastel yellow color! I clearly remember the videographer snickering at me as I loaded a roll into my Nikon F5, “that’s not actually film, is it!!??”
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 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!
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…!!
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!