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Leah and Chris’s Wedding at Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford – NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

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…

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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.  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

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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Looking Back! – Malinda and Joe in 2003 – PA & NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

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Malinda and Joe were married in 2003, my third year in business for myself.  I can still remember their wedding day at The Ram’s Head Inn, as well as I can remember their fall engagement session AND the pre-bridal session I photographed with Malinda at Longwood Gardens.  I can recall placing the white sheet down for every photo, and then carefully tucking it under the dress, so we wouldn’t get the dress dirty before the June 13th wedding date!  We got a beautiful photo by the big gazebo on the pond that I made into a studio canvas that I still have to this day!

This is one of the things that I love about being a wedding photographer – the people that I meet over the years, and the fact that they choose me to be with them at the start of their new lives together!  I love when I deliver their beautiful custom album that will forever bring back the memories of that day.  And, I love that each couple has an impact on me personally and how I photograph as I grow over time, as well.  Amazingly, I see and hear from a lot of my couples every now and then – even couples from way back when.

Just today, out of the blue, I received a message from Malinda that she and Joe were heading back to The Ram’s Head Inn soon to celebrate their anniversary, that they had been looking through their wedding album, and that they had thought enough of me to check out some of my most recent work.  It was great to hear from you!  It’s great that you are still flipping through your wedding photos!  It’s great that you are still a happy couple celebrating that day back in June of 2003!  A toast to many more years!!

Christopher_Huston_Photo_yost_2003_Longwoodwonderfully back in 2003, all of their images were photographed with my Hasselblad and Nikon F100 on Kodak FILM

Stephanie and William’s Wedding Album – NJ – Christopher Huston Photography

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Stephanie And William had a wonderfully classic Ram’s Head Inn wedding.  A beautiful August day, a happy bride and groom, great friends, close family, and a big monkey!  Once they had made their album selections, they chose to go with my Modern design for their book.  This gave them the flush-designed page spreads, but a simplistic layout to keep all the attention on their photos.  They decided on an Ivory leather cover for their Leather Craftsmen album and silver imprint (it just looks black due to the black drape reflecting.)

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This next page was one of my favorites in their album!
CHPHOTO_Theisner_3500_005Many thanks again to Leather Craftsmen for another incredible album!