Jockey Hollow

So you may be wondering what's up with all the venue posts! These posts are going onto a page featuring favorite wedding venues-- it's a work in progress but you can see it here. Once it's done it'll be linked on the main menu.

This is very overdue, but I wanted to share a few images from Jockey Hollow in Morristown, NJ. 

Jockey Hollow is one of a kind and perfect for couples looking to buck the trend. The Vail Mansion, yet another Gilded Age beauty, is an architecture lover's dream. Intended to be the home and museum for AT&T's first president, the Vail Mansion was used as a municipal building that was eventually vacated and left without tending.

In 2015 it was lovingly restored to its original beauty by Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen. The exterior is stunning (an Italian style palazzo) and the interior wood and marble staircase will take your breath away. It is sincerely one of the most beautiful spots in downtown Morristown.

Not to mention that the food is absolutely exceptional--  I always get the steak at Jockey Hollow because it came highly recommended. In addition, everyone there, from the owner to managers, chefs, and staff are remarkably dedicated to providing guests with the very best dining experience. 

Woo, that was a lot. I hope it goes to show just how much I love it there. These are a sample of wedding, surprise proposal and editorial photos that I have taken at Jockey Hollow. The black & white photos were taken on medium format film. The color photos are digital. Enjoy!

Winter Magic

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A little Winter Wedding Magic from a wedding at the Wilshire Caterers, in West Orange.  When we saw that it was snowing we got so excited! I loved the chance to create this beautiful portrait of Courtney on her wedding day. I used a black and white version of this photo in my quick guide on how to get the best out of your winter wedding photos, no matter what the weather. Check it out!

Dahlia Season

It's been a while since I showcased flowers here. I had an entire section devoted to them, mostly wedding flowers, but I always felt that flower photography was a thing on it's own and maybe one day I can dedicate a platform to it. People have asked me if I sell my flower photos and honestly I would want to do it so perfectly (the right printing shop, the right papers and textures) that I would be scared to do it at all. I also haven't had the time to devote to  photographing flowers as I would like, so my hobby has kind of fallen by the wayside. I'm really inspired by still life photographers and the dedication to detail that it takes. 

These photos feature dahlias from The Everlasting Garden  at the Montclair Farmer's Market, and from the NJ Dahlia Society's annual show, at the gorgeous Frelinghuysen Arboretum. Both offer wedding services! 

Yale Club of NYC

A selection of images from a wedding at the Yale Club of NYC. All of the photographs took place within the venue, as it had a variety of indoor options (including an incredible library) and a rooftop terrace with incredible views of midtown manhattan. The light that filtered into the suite was very inspiring, allowing me to create portraits in a chiaroscuro style. 

This venue was full of pleasant surprises and historical details. Every floor has a story or little secret. I can't decide what I loved from this wedding more, the romantic portraits next to the old volumes of the library or getting to create photos on the rooftop with New York City in the background. 

 

Natirar | 90 Acres

I am in love with Natirar. Located in Peapack-Gladstone, NJ, Natirar | Ninety Acres is so stunning and unique. This wedding venue offers a historical and rustic setting along with several options for your wedding day, including the guilded-age mansion, a farm-to-table restaurant, and picturesque grounds.

Here are some of my favorite photos from a wedding I photographed at 90 acres-- just look at this beautiful view!

The architecture and furnishings throughout are just gorgeous and there are no shortage of spots for beautiful wedding photos. Ninety Acres is by far one of the best wedding venues in NJ, for the history and the incredible farm fresh food.

Credits: A Votre Service Events