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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

The Stone House at Stirling Ridge Wedding Photographer| Warren, NJ

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I had an engagement session with Christina and Johnny back in January while Christina was home to celebrate the holiday's with her family and fiance. She was living in Ohio while she was doing her residency all while wedding planning and her and I became really good friends. Christina and Johnny even brought their fur baby, Stella, along for the engagement shoot as well and she was such a peach!

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Christina and Johnny's wedding was a perfectly constructed romantic Summer wedding. Every detail screamed a June wedding and I loved it! Christina's dress has got to be one of the sweetest dresses I've seen in a long time and I absolutely loved the pop of color blue shoe! The tone of blue hues and sunflowers completed the tone from the groomsmen's ties, to the table settings at the reception.

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Their ceremony at the church was elegant and romantic and when we arrived at The Stone House at Stirling Ridge, I caught the feels. Everything flowed so sweetly together. AND just for the record, any wedding that has The Motones playing at their reception, is a guaranteed good time. The Motones are probably the best wedding bands EVER and I was so excited I got to see them live and in action at Christina and Johnny's wedding. They were mind blowing.

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The night ended with a 'smores bonfire AND a pork roll sandwich truck for a hot breakfast "sammie" when you left. NEW JERSEY STYLE. It was by far one of the sweetest weddings I've attended. I'm so blessed to have Christina as such a good friend and I look forward to it blossoming in the years to come!

Here's to forever, Christina & Johnny-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor info}

Venue: The Stone House at Stirling Ridge

Cake: Rudy's

Florist: The Bride!

Band: The Motones

Bride's Dress & Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Jos. A Bank

Engagement Ring: Verragio

Hair: DJ's Hair Studio -

Bear Creek Mountain Resort Wedding Photographer| LeHigh Valley, PA

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Kayla and Philippe's wedding was absolutely darling. They were married at Bear Creek Mountain Resort and I actually stayed there the day before AND after the wedding because I really wanted to experience this place. It was amazing and such a great choice for a venue. Kayla and Philippe actually approached me while I was shooting their dear friends (and mine), Renata and Mark's wedding and it made me elated that they loved my work so much, they decided to chose me to capture their special day.

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As soon as I met and Kayla and Philippe, we instantly clicked-which is so incredibly important when you're photographing someone or a couple. You want to be able to have a comfortable relationship and have fun, too! They are so in love and so entertaining watching them get ready for their day and interacting with one another and their friends and family. Kayla and Philippe have 2 beautiful children who were flower girl and ring bearer and stole the show. I'm sure they would agree with me.

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Kayla was an absolute classic beauty. Her dress was romantic and fit her perfectly. Her hair and makeup was simply natural and her entire bridal party looked just as timeless. I mean, black tie, hello?

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One of the most memorable times of that day was after the ceremony. Kayla desperately wanted something from Wawa and for anyone who isn't a New Jersey or Pennsylvania, Wawa is probably the coolest thing since sliced bread. I rode in their limo bus (my first time) and even though I got a wee bit car sick (I'm a mess), we arrived at glorious Wawa and I decided to take some shots of everyone while we were there. I shared one of the photos on my INstagram and Wawa re-posted the image on their business Instagram and needless to say I was pretty happy about it.

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I had such a great day and night with Kayla, Philippe, their friends, family and Renate and Mark since they were in attendance! Everyone enjoyed themselves, there was nothing but laughs and happy tears and dancing. They are going to have such a beautiful marriage.

Here's to forever, Kayla & Philippe-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor info}

Venue: Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Wedding Cake: Simply Sherry

Flowers: Levengood's

DJ: Soundfactor

Bride's Dress: Allure Bridal

Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal

Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Vera Wang/Men's Wearhouse

Bride's Shoes: Adidas

Rings: Zales & Kay

Makeup: Bobbie Jo Bridal

Double Trouble State Park Maternity Photographer| Bayville, NJ

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I had photographed Ashley's wedding last April (Read about Ashley & Angelo's wedding day here!)-when I found out that Ashley was expecting, I HAD to be the one to help her capture her beautiful bump!

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I absolutely love to use Double Trouble State Park in Bayville, NJ as one of my go-to spots for location sessions. It's the best of both worlds, really. I have the water and the beautiful New Jersey woods and no matter what the occasion, my clients are so pleased with how beautiful the background is.

Ashley's maternity dress was perfect! I've noticed that I've become slowly obsessed with maternity dresses specifically made for shoots, just as this because the material and colors used make every mother-to-be a maternal chic Earth Goddess and it photographs perfectly.

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Ashley has always been sweet and bubbly, ever since the day I met her. Through our first consultation, to her wedding day and now with her maternity session. I just know how much of an incredible mother she's going to be. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of yet another special day for you, Ashley.

-Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor info}

Location: Double Trouble State Park

Dress: Sew Trendy Accessories

Hair & Make Up: MUA Dream Team Lindsey Herring

Drexelbrook Wedding Photographer | Drexel Hill, PA

Fun fact: I didn't officially meet Sarah and Matt until their big day. But that didn't mean they didn't treat me like I was family. And that made me feel truly connected to them. They were incredibly easy to get along with and their friendliness and warmth, made their day go by so fast for us! 

Their chemistry was beyond! They meshed so perfectly well together and you could see that throughout their day. The weather was a bit chilly, BUT SO WORTH IT. It was just such a sweet day.

The foliage at St. Joseph's University was stunning with bright reds, greens, and oranges. We did photos at St. Joseph's because that's where they met, so it had understandable meaning to them. I thought that was so special and sweet that the location they chose for portraits had such significance to them.

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After photos, we headed over to Drexelbrook for a few quick night time shots outside! It was such a gorgeous venue and I was so happy to get a few really amazing evening photographs. Especially the one of Matt spinning her in the gazebo!

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Afterwards, an amazing celebration took place. Every single person was having the best time. Dancing, laughing, joking around, kissing, hugging. There was such warmth and love swirling throughout everyone, it was easy to catch the same feeling.

"We absolutely loved the pictures, but what we loved even more was how comfortable you made us feel! It was a completely painless process and for that we can't thank you enough!" - Sarah Taylor

Here's to forever, Sarah and Matt-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for venue and vendor info}

DJ: Silver Sound Entertainment / www.silversound.com

Venue: Drexelbrook Catering: www.drexelbrookcatering.com

Bride's Dress: David's Bridal Collection / www.davidsbridal.com

Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstrom / www.nordstrom.com

Bride's Shoes: BCBG / www.bcbg.com

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

Cake: Sophisticakes / www.sophisticakespa.com

Florals: Amaranth Florist / www.amaranthflorist.com

Hair: Chelsea at Velour Salon / www.veloursalon.com

Branches Wedding Photographer | Long Branch, NJ

Back in June, I photographed Katie and Jose for their engagement session, in Red Bank-I knew when I was photographing their engagement, that these two were meant for one another.

It was really cute when Katie told me Jose was going to be shy during the photography, but I thought he was a natural! Another element that was natural, was their connection. Their love and how close they are to one another was totally organic...and fun!

Besides the fact that Katie and Jose are probably the nicest people you will ever meet, both of their families and friends are equally just as wonderful! I really appreciate when a family, you're photographing, embraces you with open arms. You no longer feel like the odd man out in this celebration, but apart of it. It's such an awesome feeling.

The Pumpkins...OH MY GOD!

The Pumpkins...OH MY GOD!

One things I definitely won't forget about Katie and Jose's wedding, was the hysterical wedding toast that was given by their maid of honor, Katie's sister. She used props, she had us all in stiches-I was actually crying because I was laughing so hard. I really appreciated the effort that everyone made for Katie and Jose's special day.

Here's to forever, Katie & Jose-

Meghan Leigh

{links before for venue & vendor info}

Venue: Branches http://www.branchescatering.com/

Flowers: Keller Flower Studio https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/keller-flower-studio-shrewsbury-nj-218511

Hair: Jessica Stanislawski at Modern Tekniques http://www.moderntekniques.com/

Make Up: Catherine Schork Makeup Artist https://www.facebook.com/Catherine-Schork-Makeup-Artist-610341575661128/

Dress: Davids Bridal www.davidsbridal.com

Signage: JPhannypackdesigns http://jphannypackdesigns.wixsite.com/jessicaphan

DJ: Elite Entertainment http://eliteentertainment.com/

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Crystal Point Yacht Club Wedding Photographer | Point Pleasant, NJ

Jackie and Jim are one of the coolest couples I've worked with. They both have an intense love for music. Jim is in a band and even DJs for a handful of weddings a year! Every little detail of their ceremony had aspects of music woven in.

September 10th was a scorcher of a day, but Jackie and Jim didn't let the rays get to them. Their outdoor ceremony, held at the Crystal Point Yacht Club, was absolutely beautiful with the water as their background.

When it came time to celebrate Jackie and Jim's special day, every element of their reception tied into music-which I absolutely loved!

Each table, in place of numbers, was a band name for each concert they've ever been to.

Each guest's seating card looked exactly like a ticket to a concert. For their guestbook they had records for guests to sign.

They certainly didn't skimp out on their DJ - This Is It really was amazing. They kept every guest dancing all night long. The energy never slowed down or stopped.

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At the end of the night, a bunch of their guests surprised them by coming out with trumpets, pots and pans with drum sticks, you name it! It was an amazing end to a musical evening.

The day came together perfectly and I was so happy for them. I cannot wait to get their album and canvas to them so they can display their wedding photos for everywhere to enjoy!

Here's to forever, Jackie & Jim-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for venue & vendor information}

Venue: Crystal Point Yacht Club - www.thecrystalpoint.com

Flowers: Jersey Shore Florist - www.jerseyshoreflorist.com

Videographer: Above & Beyond Studios - www.abweddingstudio.com

DJ: This Is It - www.thisisitentertainment.com