If a 7 minute drive to bride prep wasn’t amazing enough, shooting at a hidden gem of a location for Lauren + Jason’s first look definitely took it up several notches. We started off at The Crowne Plaza in monroe, where I got to meet lauren and all her bridesmaids. I love going to bride prep not only because it’s one of the favorite parts of my day, but also because of the conversations I hear as well as the realness of what is about to happen later in the day starts to sink in. Like say when the matron of honor is helping the bride put on the shoes, and just starts to cry. And then those tears turn into laughter and it makes for some amazing moments to be captured. We then headed to their ceremony and reception venue called The Place on the Lake. If you have never been there, it is probably one of the most picturesque venues in New Jersey, and doesn’t look like your typical venue. If it were up to me, I’d be out there for days just shooting amongst the tall trees, but alas, it was time to get married and have a dance your pants off reception. What made this wedding special for me is how much I felt like part of the fam when leaving. Joking with the guests and taking their photos made for an even greater time. Below are a few of my favorites and would like to thank my second shooter, George, for coming with me and taking so many amazing images as well – some of his are mixed in with mine.

Enjoy!

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