HOW THEY MET

Ann and Albert met through an online dating site in June. After a few e-mail correspondences, phone calls, and almost daily video Skypes, they finally met in Cody, Wyoming at the end of July when Ann went on vacation with her family. Their love grew more  and more since Cody.

 

THE PROPOSAL

After attending the Sunday evening service at church when Ann visited Arizona during the Labor Day weekend, they talked to her parents via video Skype. Afterwards, they were going to take a walk outside. As they were about to leave, Albert said, “Let me get something real quick…” And as Ann was just done putting her shoes on, Albert knelt down and asked, “Will you marry me?” Ann was surprised and responded “Yes, of course!” Albert showed her the beautiful diamond ring and Ann was overjoyed. Albert put the ring on her finger and they took a picture together afterwards. The following morning they went to Sedona, a beautiful romantic town.

 

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Brian and Sarah met online and hit it off from the start! Less than 2 years later they are engaged! They knew quite early on that they wanted to spend the rest of thier lives together but the actually engagement day was a big surprise to Sarah!

Brian was working in the US for 2 weeks and they decided she would join him for a long weekend together in New York. They both love New York so Sarah was very excited! She flew in from Ireland on the Friday afternoon and Brian was flying from California. He completely played down the whole weekend so much so that she packed very casual and thought he was going to work that Friday. Instead he had a very romantic proposal planned!

She arrived at their hotel and the main thing on her mind was a shower and a little nap. Brian had other plans! He said he wanted them to go for a walk and that he had dinner booked! Sarah was more than a little cranky as she couldn’t understand why he’d book something so early in the evening. His plan, she would find out later was to get her to Brooklyn Bridge Park at twilight to propose! Once she accepted she had to leave the lovely hotel for a blustering cold New York walk. They walked over the Brooklyn Bridge and down to the park looking over the river. The backdrop was beautiful! There was also no one else in sight, that she could see.  Brian got down on one knee and you know the rest!

Thanks Brian and Sarah for letting me be there for such a romantic moment! I could tell by your smiles, how happy you both are together!

Thanks to my other shooter Jess.

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Keith and Donna contacted me a month prior to their Cape May, New Jersey wedding. They were planning a low key, simple day with family and close friends.

 

After meeting at Rutgers University in 1999, the couple got engaged in June 2015 while on vacation in North Carolina. They were staying in Rodanthe, and the two of them went for a walk on the beach. Keith even proposed in front of the house used in the movie “Nights in Rodanthe.” After Donna said yes, they went back to their rental house and celebrated with their children and her immediate family.

 

In line with keeping their wedding low key, the couple had decided not to have a wedding party. So instead of getting ready surrounded by bustling bridesmaids, Donna got ready with her family, including their excited, energetic kids.

 

 

Usually first looks are private, with only the photographer there to see the couple’s reactions. However, we did a first look on the porch of the hotel with friends and family watching. Then we walked across the street to the beach and took some formal portraits.I love the group photo!

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Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Hotel Macomber, a historic building in Cape May, NJ. Built at the turn of the century near the beach, the Hotel Macomber was the last Historic Landmark building built in town. It’s even said that the hotel is one of the most haunted buildings in Cape May…which is really saying something, as many of the homes in the area are said to be haunted. If you’re looking for a wedding venue with its own unique story, you really can’t go wrong with the Hotel Macomber.

 

The ceremony was held on the hotel’s sunny porch with about 60 guests in attendance.

One of my favorite things about shooting receptions is capturing people having fun. And when you throw kids into the mix, it’s basically a recipe for photography perfection. Let’s just say Keith and Donna’s kids were having a blast!

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The reception was traditional, with good food, cake, and dancing. It truly was the simple wedding they were hoping for, while being elegant, memorable, and focused on the guests. Their smiles say it all!

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Thank you, Keith and Donna, for having me photograph your special day! I wish you all the happiness in the world.

 

Thanks to my other shooter, Gerardo!

 

Florist

Cape May Florist
860 Broadway
Cape May, NJ
(609) 884-1865
www.capemayflowers.com

 

Ceremony & Reception Venue

Union Park Restaurant of the Hotel Macomber
727 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ
http://www.unionparkdiningroom.com/

 

DJ or Band

Above and Beyond Disc Jockey Entertainment
105 25th Street South
Brigantine, NJ 08203
(609) 964-4953
http://www.djjackfahey.com

 

Cake

The Bake Works
1205 Tilton Rd #3
Northfield, NJ 08225
(609) 407-6000
www.thebakeworks.com

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