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The Hedges Inn Wedding Photographer| East Hampton, New York

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Erinn and Sam's Spring East Hampton wedding was an affair to remember. I had one of the best times capturing the memories of their day and to be quite honest, I didn't want to leave. I loved photographing their laughs, their pristine sense of style, but most importantly their love and the love their families and friends, had for them, on that day.

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The wedding perfected the style of a wedding magazine worthy event-from the dresses, to the tuxedos, to the venue and all the details throughout. Erinn and Sam made sure to have every bit of sweet romanticism showcased splashed with eccentricity in both their ceremony and reception.

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I adored the venue they chose-it encompassed what I feel a  Hampton wedding should be: classic, laid back, whimsical, artistic and voguish. The Hedges Inn encased Erinn and Sam's vision of rustic, unconventionalism across its grounds to execute their inventiveness beautifully. Even the wedding cake had individuality and flare showcased-funfetti naked cake, anyone? 

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I truly had a lovely experience being a fixture in Erinn and Sam's wedding day. Every wedding I photograph has its own unique artistry that shows beautifully within the photos and Erinn and Sam's were no exception. I love when a couple presents their singularity within the design and tone of their wedding; it makes you understand and feel the sincerity of their union and their love for fun.

Here's to forever, Erinn & Sam-

Meghan Leigh

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{venue and vendor information below!}

Venue| The Hedges Inn www.thehedgesinn.com

Wedding Planner| AWE Planning www.aweplanning.com

Cake| Momofuku Milk Bar www.milkbarstore.com

Florist| Little Louise NYC Events

DJ| New York Party Productions www.newyorkpartyproductions.com

Bridesmaids Dresses|  www.fameandpartners.com

Bride's Dress| Oscar De La Renta Vintage www.oscardelarenta.com

Bride's Shoe Designer| Dolce & Gabanna www.dolcegabbana.com

Rings| Ascot Diamonds www.ascotdiamonds.com

Hair & Make Up| Blow Bar www.blowhampton.com

Pregnancy Announcement Photographer| Allaire State Park, New Jersey

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I love when this happens! I had photographed Heather and Anthony's wedding and then I got the phone call being asked if I'd photograph their pregnancy announcement. I couldn't help but get giddy and of course, I jumped at the chance and said yes.

I really like photographing announcements in Allaire State Park because the scenery is spectacular and everyone I've ever photographed there, truly loved the area. It's beautiful in all seasons, it's romantic and whimsical but offers an element of "edge" if need be. With this shoot, Allaire gave us love, joy and an abundance of excitement!

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Congratulations on your bundle, Heather & Anthony-

Meghan Leigh

Sterling Ballroom Wedding Photographer| Tinton Falls, New Jersey

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On a cold day in January of 2017, I had the pleasure of photographing Scott and Kristin's engagement shoot, so it say that I was excited to photograph their wedding 7 months later, is a total understatement.

Scott and Kristin were married at the Sterling Ballroom in Tinton Falls, New Jersey in front a wonderful group of friends and family. I love working with the Sterling Ballroom because they really know how to host and organize a gorgeous wedding- they also work well with wedding photographer and other vendors-very accommodating.

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Kristin and Scott's wedding was your beautifully themed romantic day-every detail and piece was romantic and vintage in nature-clean style and simple tones. Everyone looked stunning and dapper. Kristin and Scott are another one of my favorite couples because of their sense of humor and how well they compliment each other. Plain and simple, they are by far the cutest of couples. And their friends and family are just as amazing--funny, great senses of humor, loving.

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I love, love, love when a couple makes the decision to do "first looks"-it's a chance for the soon-to-be husband and wife to have a private moment with no distractions. They get to take a moment to look at each other, take it all in, sneak a kiss, shed a tear, say something meaningful and funny. So when Kristin and Scott had their first look, the intimacy of the moment is what makes my job so worth it.

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Kristin and Scott's reception was lovely. The lighting was beautiful, their floral arrangements and place settings weren't overwhelming, which I like. It's nice to be able to appreciate the wedding details throughout the reception when there isn't too much going on. It's always best to select your favorite wedding inspirations and make it your own-and that's exactly what Kristin and Scott did.

It was definitely a magical day for both Scott and Kristin, their family and their friends and I couldn't be happier to be a part of it.

Here's to forever, Kristin and Scott-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor information}

Venue: Sterling Ballroom - www.sterlingballroomevents.com

Cake: Chocolate Carousel - www.chocolatecarousel.com

Florist: Purple Iris - www.purpleirisflower.com

DJ: Off the Chart Entertainment - www.offthechartentertainment.com

Bride's Dress: Curvy Bride/Allure - www.curvybrides.com

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Vera Wang - www.verawang.com

Groom/Groomsmen's Tux: Menguin - www.menguin.com

Bride's Shoe Designer: Badgley Mischka - www.badgleymischka.com

Hair Stylist: Tori Kaps of Danielle Victoria Salon - www.daniellevictoriasalon.com

Make Up Artist: Katie Murrison

Allaire State Park Maternity Photographer| Wall, NJ

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I had photographed Kaya and Mason's maternity shoot back in August and it was wonderful. I was their wedding photographer in April and I was delighted that they had reached out to me to capture their first pregnancy!

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Kayla and Mason welcomed a sweet little boy, named Rowan. Rowan is one lucky boy to have Kayla and Mason as his parents and I'm one lucky photographer to have Kayla and Mason choose me to photograph their best memories.

-Meghan Leigh

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Crystal Ballroom Wedding Photographer| Freehold, NJ

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Amanda and Brian were married on an incredibly rainy day, in July. And when I say rain, I mean, the most rainfall I've seen in a very, very long time. Amanda took it in stride, though. I have to hand it to her. It's completely understandable for a bride to become very stressed when there's inclement weather on her wedding day, but not Amanda. If she was freaking out, you would never know! She held out as long as she could until she made the decision to take her outdoor ceremony indoors.

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Amanda and Brian's wedding was so cute! It had this complete retro feel to it, with little pieces of modernism peeking through here and there. I definitely felt like I was attending a wedding from the late 1950's-early 1960's. From the wedding dress, to the color choices to the attention to detail; retro was definitely it and Amanda, the "it girl". Her and Brian, a hockey player, are incredibly sweet together and it showed throughout their day. So much adoration and trust.

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They say, that rain on your wedding day, is the best of luck. And if you were there to witness the amount of rain that poured on Amanda and Brian's day, you would say that they will have the luckiest marriage on earth.

Here's to forever, Amanda & Brian-

Meghan Leigh

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{venue + vendor info below}

Venue: www.crystalballroomnj.com

Cake: www.chocolatecarousel.com

Florist: www.christysflorist.com

DJ: www.dashofclass.com

Bride's Dress: www.davidsbridal.com

Bridesmaid's Dresses: www.jcrew.com

Groom/Groomsmen's Tux: www.menswearhouse.com

Double Trouble State Park Maternity Photographer| Bayville, NJ

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4 years ago, I had photographer Miranda and Joe's wedding and Miranda was my first ever boudoir shoot! I'm forever indebted to her for allowing me to shoot her for her boudoir since it was my first session and I was incredibly nervous. Now, Miranda and Joe are the proud parents of a beautiful little boy, Luke. But, when Luke was still a bun, we had a maternity shoot at one of my favorite parks. You guessed, Double Trouble State Park!

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I really love these two. They are a very chill and loving couple. They were so excited the day of this shoot (even though it was probably the hottest day of the Summer!)-Miranda looked stunning in her Evergreen flowing maternity dress and Joe was in complete adoration of his wife. I could really see how attentive he was and how much of an amazing father he was going to be.

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Miranda and Joe are such a photogenic couple, as well. They both have piercing eyes and compliment each other beautifully. I'm so happy that I've been a part of their memories and I am elated that Miranda and Joe are proud parents to a very healthy and very adorable little boy. Congratulations, you two! Luke is extremely lucky to have you for his parents.

-Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor info}

Dress: Sew Trendy Accessories - www.sewtrendyaccessories.com

Aqua Blu Wedding Photographer | Toms River, NJ

This wedding was so incredibly special to me. Mark and I used to be the best of friends, so to be contacted by him and his then fiance, Christa, to photograph their wedding was a true honor!

Christa and Mark are a low-key, laid back couple; and their wedding reflected just that. They were married in a quaint little chapel at Allaire Village. I never photographed a wedding there and I adored the simplicity and romanticism that was held in that space. Christa and Mark were so in love, so content, so happy. Capturing their vows, their smiles and the way they looked at one another was such a wonderful feeling.

After the ceremony, we walked around the grounds of Allaire Village and took amazing shots of Christa, Mark and their bridal party. All of them are so close and silly with one another, they're a family.

New Jersey is such an unbelievably beautiful state, in the Fall. To be in Allaire Village during the Fall is even better! The colors of the foliage, the crisp feel of the Autumn air; all added to the already gorgeous environment that was their wedding and marriage.

Christa and Mark's reception was held at Aqua Blu in Toms River, New Jersey. When they first started searching for reception locations, their intimate party of 60 people made it a little difficult for them to secure a spot. When they arrived at Aqua Blu, they were more than accommodating. Their reception was set up so nicely and had such a warm, intimate feeling to it. They had live music by, Sweet Harmony. It was great to have live music and they were fantastic!

I'm all about sweet little personal touches in a wedding. Mark, is a volunteer firefighter and as he and Christa departed from their reception, they left on a fire truck. It was such a perfect ending to a perfect day. And they had Thomas the Tank Engine on top of their wedding cake. I couldn't handle the amount of adorable that was going on with their wedding.

Here's to forever Christa and Mark-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for venue and vendor info}

 

Music: Sweet Harmony / http://www.sweetharmonymusic.com

Ceremony: Allaire Village / https://allairevillage.org

Reception: Aqua Blu / http://www.aquablurestaurant.com

Christa's Dress: Oleg Cassini / http://www.olegcassini.com

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal / www.davidsbridal.com

Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse / www.menswearhouse.com

Cake & Cupcakes: Mandoli's Bakery / www.mandolisnj.com

Hair: Lauren at Appearance Workshop / www.appearanceworkshop.com