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Month: July 2011

Day of Edits :: The Wedding

Day of Edits :: The Wedding

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll now be offering a “Day of Edit” option for my wedding packages!  Day of edits are… what’s the word… phenomenal.

So here’s how it works… I take 30-40 photos from the getting ready,ceremony, and formal photis and once everyone is sitting down for dinner eating… I pick a few favs, edit, and BAM… a Day of Edit slideshow is born.  The slideshow runs the rest of the reception and the guests love it!  The best part is when the Bride and Groom get to see it for the first time… I’m like a proud Mamma.  No really, I am.

Engaged and In Love Treats

Engaged and In Love Treats

I love planning surprises.  Ask any of my friends, and I am the ultimate surprise schemer.  Surprise me and pull it off without me knowing and I’d be shocked.  It’s that woman’s intuition thing, I swear.  Today’s post is all about my CLIENTS!  Just a sneak peak into how I love to give back throughout their engagement and to show them how appreciative I am that they’ve chosen me as their photographer!  Something to get their mind off the madness and excited about their upcoming wedding.

Now, I’m sure you’re wondering what’s in that little gift card holder… but I wouldn’t be the ultimate schemer if I just gave my surprises away now would I?

It’s the little things in life… I promise.

Diana & Chris :: NJ Wedding Photographer/The Manor

Diana & Chris :: NJ Wedding Photographer/The Manor

There was something special about Diana… Perhaps it was her W flair, her captivating smile, or just the ability to laugh at herself–that made Chris fall in love.  When I first met Diana in high school, you could ask anyone… she had this presence about her that made any scenario that much more perfect.  Diana is remarkable… so when I met Chris, I could see just why she had chosen to say yes to him forever.

The day couldn’t have been more perfect.  White clouds painted the sky that day and Diana and Chris’ love was a reminder to all of us how to love with your whole heart.  While surrounded by the people they loved most, Diana and Chris spent the night on the dance floor… literally.  And I have just a few pictures to prove it!






Diana, you’re stunning.

What did I tell you?  Gorgeous!

Little one… I couldn’t get enough of him!

I love this moment between couples where they realize… “OhsweetJesus we’re married!”.

LOVE this one.

One of my favs.

Another favorite!

And then it began…

I even made it into a photo!

Yes, you’re seeing this right… Chris and Diana’s Mom soldier boyin’ it out!  Diana’s face says it perfectly.

“I’ve had the time of my life… and I owe it all to you!”  Love it!

Venue:  The Manor, West Orange, NJ

Makeup:  Cait Marie Pulzone

Hair:  Alexis LaGrotteria

Florist:  Anna Rose Floral Design

Entertainment:  Christian LaGrotteria – CL Productions






Cupcake Heaven :: NJ/GA Wedding Photographer

Cupcake Heaven :: NJ/GA Wedding Photographer

So cupcakes have been taking the wedding scene by storm to say the least and I’m a sucker for anything sweet.  Literally, I take the cake for biggest sweet tooth ever… no pun intended.  Out with the old fashion wedding cake and in with the cupcake tree of deliciousness.  I headed to my fav cupcake place down here called Gigi’s Cupcakes in Buckhead and picked up a red velvet cupcake just… because.  And to top it off…. they look SO good too!  Even the little box they come in!  I am all about presentation 🙂

What can I say?  I was feelin’ cupcakes… and Gigi spoke my name.

To all my brides out there… cupcakes are so much fun and such a great way to spruce up a dessert table!  They are customizable too, so it’s super easy to theme them to fit into your wedding colors!  Gigi’s Cupcakes have locations are all over the country, majority being on the east coast!  Be sure to check them out!!