Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Hoboken, New Jersey, Engagement Session

Ilya and Suzanne's engagement session took place on a hot spring day in Hoboken, New Jersey. Even with the heat and humidity they were so much fun to work with. I knew we would get along when Suzanne suggested we stop for ice cream. My favorite dessert and adorable photographs, count me in!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Baptism

I love photographing baptisms because they combine all of my favorite types of photography: portraits, candids and details. This beautiful ceremony took place at The Church of Saint James in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Friends and family then enjoyed a lovely lunch at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. Everyone ended the day helping themselves to dessert from the ice cream bar.

Monday, June 16, 2014

An Elmo Themed First Birthday Party

What one-year-old wouldn't want an Elmo themed first birthday party? Especially when it includes a custom outfit for the birthday girl, Sesame Street style name sign and an Elmo chair! By the way, how adorable are this little one's bloomers?
Of course, the decor didn't stop there. The birthday girl's creative mom found lots of pink and aqua blue party supplies on Etsy, including customized cake stands, banners and signage. Everyone especially loved the chalkboard style poster describing the guest of honor and her favorite things.
No party is complete without a dessert table and this one didn't disappoint. With an Elmo themed cake, cupcakes and cookies guests had lots of sweets to choose from. And no one went home empty handed thanks to the fun gift boxes filled with Elmo treats and toys.
Chevron Monogram Cookies: Sugar and Stitches
Custom Cake Stands: Delightfully Lovely 
Elmo Fondant Kit: Peace Love and Cake
Milestone Board: Designshmine
Pennant Banner/Cupcake Toppers/Water Bottle Stickers: Handmade Party Co
Elmo Pendant for Gift Box: The Cutest Bows On The Block
Custom Pink Sesame Street Sign: I do Invitations by Michelle 
Elmo Birthday Satin Trim Tutu: Tickle Pants