Monthly Archives: June 2010

Kara & Allen :: Wedding Sneak

Kara and Allens story dates back to when they were kids growing up and Kara used to babysit Allens younger brother.  It’s one of those love stories… you know, with the boy next door that always made you wonder.  Life sometimes has a way of pulling at your heartstrings that way.  They say, “when you know, you just know”, fortunate enough for these two they knew earlier then most.

This past weekend I had the privilege of shooting Kara and Allens wedding in northern New Jersey.  I went to High School with Kara, so I was thrilled when she reached out to me to document their day.  The wedding took place at Kara’s grandmothers house and it could not have been a more perfect backyard wedding.  They put so much effort and detail into making the day special for the two of them and it really came through in the end product.

I am always a little nervous going into ceremonies that are held outside.  I pray that the lighting will work out every time and that afternoon it definitely did.  It was perfect… sky was lit but the clouds rolled in and I got some amazing shots of Kara and Allen exchanging their vows.

This couple deserves an award or something, because they literally planned their wedding in less than three months… yes, you heard that right all your bridezillas out there:)

To Kara and Allen… thank you for being you, and for loving out loud so that I could capture every moment of it.  Enjoy!

I just thought these table numbers were the absolute cutest!  Thank goodness for etsy.com.

Cutest. Dog. Ever. Besides Bella of course:)

Love.

Hello blue door.  I heart you.

I absolutely loved the khaki linen suites with the pink and orange!  So summery and fun.

Allen just deserves a pat on the back for this ring… I mean really!

Baby girl… Sept 2010:)

Pat Yerger - July 26, 2010 - 4:09 pm

These pictures brought tears to my eyes. Kara,I remember the day your mom and dad had you. You have become such a beautiful woman and soon to me a mom.My love to you and Allen for a wonderful life of love and happiness. xoxo

Carmen E Legrand-Torres - July 9, 2010 - 6:19 pm

Amanda, thank you for the introduction and pictures. We were there, Allens grandparents, and saw you at work. Now we are
enjoying your work. You have a special guift, God bless you and
we hope for your continous success.

Megan Austin - July 5, 2010 - 3:42 am

Oh, how lovely! Great job girl!! We are so excited for next weekend. Give me a call if you need anything!

Carolyn Farina - June 30, 2010 - 12:50 am

Oh Amanda these are just beautiful. I cant wait to see more !
You captured my sweet Kara Leigh !

Kara Zayas - June 29, 2010 - 8:29 pm

LOVE them alll..

[…] beauty was possibly the tiniest baby I’ve ever seen with the biggest personality!  I shot Kara and Allen’s wedding back in June when Ella was just 6 months old in her Mamma’s belly then, so it was SO amazing […]

Scott Graduates :: I’m Old.

Last night my youngest brother Scott graduated high school!  It was surreal sitting there where I once was 6 years ago walking that same isle.  6 YEARS.  Wow.  Hello world… I’m old.

Scott is headed to Penn State and we could not be more excited for him and what his future holds.  Wishing you all the blessings that God has in store for you little bro.

Blue Eyed Boys :: Lil’ Ones

Look at these two little nuggets!  Aren’t they just the cutest? This weekend I took some photos of my cousin Dave’s little ones for his fathers day gift!  I could not get over how well behaved the two of them were and all I could think about was that I hoped my kids would be this good in front of my camera!  Ohhh one day… one day.

The funniest part about the whole shoot, was that their Mamma, Colleen was jumping like a crazy woman behind the camera trying to get them to laugh at how silly she was being.  She gets the super mom award for the day, definitely.

Bonnie & Dennis :: Sneak

I was all over the place this past week!  Newark – Phoenix – Houston – Norfolk – Cleveland – Indianapolis – Newark.  Finally home… I couldn’t wait to upload the photos from a wedding that I was able to shadow the lovely and talented Dana Duncan on this weekend!  And sleep in my own bed of course.  It was such a great experience for me and I learned SO much in those few short hours that I can’t wait to apply to my own business.

There were so many cute photos from Bonnie & Dennis’ wedding that I didn’t even know where to start!  Here’s a quick sneak of what’s to come…

Megan & Brian :: Engagement

It’s in the way he makes her light up.  The way she laughs when he flashes his goofy smile knowing full well how silly it really looks.  It was clear the moment I met Megan and Brian that they compliment each other in more ways then a little girl could dream of.

When Megan first reached out to me to shoot their wedding, all I could think about was how excited I was to shoot in a new area.  They recently closed on their first home in Weston, CT.  A little log cabin tucked away in I’m convinced, one of the most beautiful areas in the country.  It’s a special place. Yes, it’s beautiful, but it’s also beautifully special.  So, clearly we did everything we could to document as many photos as possible at their new home!

The below verbiage was taken off their wedding website where Brian tells the story of how him and Megan met.  There was just no way I could leave it out… no really, it’s that funny!

It’s true… We met at Viva Zapata’s Mexican Bar and Grill, one of the most romantic spots on the entire Eastern Seaboard.  Peanut shells adorn the floor and a sign on the wall reads “Beware of pickpockets and loose women”.  It’s the kind of place you expect to run into the girl of your dreams. And that’s exactly what happened to me.

It was September 2004, a Thursday night, I’m sure. Jordan and I were out on the town to unwind after a long, half-day at work. I remember we were standing on the patio. I remember Ryan O’Neil’s voice filled the night air with song. I remember, most, the moment when Megan  came walking up to us and said hello. I fell in love when I saw her, and she smiled… because she knew.

Megan & Brians wedding will take place in Quechee, VT and I am so honored to be  able to document their big day!

Amber Oliveri - June 2, 2010 - 5:36 pm

these pictures are AMAZING!!! i love the car shots

Caitlin Scott - June 2, 2010 - 3:45 pm

Amanda they are just gorgeous! I love them :) Such an awesome job. Cute little general store!

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