Alex and Derek got married on a beautiful summer day at the Orange Lawn Country Club in West Orange, NJ. The weather was perfect and the company was even better. The day started with prep for both Alex and Derek at Orange Lawn. Second shooter, Jason handled Derek and his amazing beard while I photographed the ladies in an adjacent room. The two were doing a first look, which always makes us excited, as we have a little more time for portraits and general goofing around with our couples!
I had taken a beautiful hike with Alex and Derek a few months earlier for their engagement shoot. The two love the outdoors and are both very active. They share a love for running and their dog even came along. Its great getting to know couples during an engagement shoot, so by the time the wedding comes around its like we’re old buddies. This rapport definitely helps the day and the photos go smoothly.. I highly recommend engagement shoots and we now just add them to our collections - they are no longer add ons.. I want to hang out with my couples as much as possible!
The first look was emotional and sweet. We captured some wonderful moments while Alex and Derek checked each other out ! After an awesome portrait session, a tearful ceremony and incredible party, we were exhausted but so satisfied with the photos, thrilled by everyone we got to talk to and have fun with, and so happy for Alex and Derek. Thanks for a wonderful time. All our blessings to you!