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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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Dress: Sew Trendy Accessories - www.sewtrendyaccessories.com

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

Island Beach State Park Boudoir Photographer| Island Beach, NJ

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You all know me by now, I absolutely adore a good boudoir shoot. This beach themed shoot with Ashley was absolutely to die for. I love when a bride-to-be takes the leap and decides to give her future husband a shockingly sexy, yet elegant photo shoot as his wedding gift.

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Ashley was a total champ-it was chilly and breezy on the beach, but she took it in stride and gave me such amazing poses. At one point, horseback riders rode past us and it just made the day that much better.

I'm a true body positive advocate; I feel all women should embrace their body types and their features and a boudoir shoot with the right photographer can intensify that self love and birth it into a work of personal art.

I had such a great time getting to know Ashley and help her create such a personal, romantic and fun gift for her favorite guy. I hope she felt the same as she looked, beautiful, empowering and on top of the world.

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Location: Island Beach State Park
Hair & Make Up – MLP Dream Team Preferred Vendor Lindsey Herring
Lingerie/Bathing Suit – Victoria’s Secret – www.victoriassecret.com

Laurita Winery Wedding Photographer| New Egypt, NJ

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I love Matthew and Heather's engagement story. Matt got down on one knee and asked the important question after he and his soon-to-be fiance crossed the finish line after a 26.2 mile marathon in Disney. How he managed to keep the ring in his pocket the entire time is beyond me, but he did and she said yes!

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They both planned a beautifully elegant ceremony and reception at Laurita Winery, surrounded by views of sprawling land and a breathtaking sunset as they both made their vows to one another.

I was in awe of the uniqueness of the bridesmaid's dresses, among so many other things. Each lady of the bride wore a dress in the same color scheme, yet showcased their personal aesthetic by individual dress styles! It was creative and tied into the romanticism perfectly; the husband-to-be and his fellow groomsmen all donned light, yet dapper suits. Everyone paired exquisitely. 

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Another sweet detail were the flowers! Heather is allergic to authentic ones, she ordered from EcoFlowers and her crafty-creative bridesmaid arranged them all and they were too beautiful for words. They also gave out succulents as their wedding favors; succulents or any kind of cacti for the matter are perfect for anyone who suffers from pollen allergies. Just know that there are so many other options for floral arrangements and gifts other than silk ones.

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As I walked throughout their ceremony and reception, capturing every memory of their day they could ever think of, I had the exciting moment of working along with one of my favorite vendors: Bahr Cinematography! I always feel wonderful when clients take my advice and choose to hire one of my preferred vendors, because we all work so well together and I feel the photos definitely reflect that.

Here's to forever, Heather & Matthew-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor info}

Venue: The Laurita Winery – www.lauritawinery.com
DJ:NJ Sounds to Go – www.soundstogodjs.com

Cake: Chocolate Carousel – www.chocolatecarousel.com
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal – www.davidsbridal.com
Bride’s Ring: Blue Nile – www.bluenile.com
Groom’s Ring: Amazon – www.amazon.com
Bride’s Shoes: C Penney – www.jcpenney.com
Bride’s Make Up: Mac – www.mac.com
Hair: Mia Bella Salon – www.facebook.com/miabellasalonnj
Most Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell – www.adriannapapell.com

Engagement Session: Angelli & Chris| Longwood Gardens

Back in October of 2015, I had a couple session with Angelli and her then boyfriend, Chris. The moment I met them both, I adored them. They are so loving and funny with one another, you can't help but feel warm and amazing when you are around them.

In October of 2016 I was contacted by one of my favorite couples; for their wedding and engagement session. Once Angelli said "yes!", she contacted me immediately to schedule their engagement shoot AND to book their wedding date.

On January 28th, 2017, the location of Angelli and Chris' engagement shoot was at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. I have never been to anything so beautiful before and Angelli and Chris adore this place. It consists of 1,077 acres of the most beautiful and rare flowers, trees and exotic plants; the design of the outdoor quarters were Versailles inspired. If you need an amazing day trip experience, Longwood Gardens is where you want to go. I can only imagine how breathtaking it is during the warmer months!

Angelli and Chris are more than just clients to me, they are my friends. When we first met back in 2015. we instantly clicked and when you look at their sessions, you can see why. They are just light hearted, charismatic, beautiful people.

It was a cold day. And not like a "Oh, it's just a little chilly"...it was going through your bones, kind of cold and they were amazing sports. We walked around for hours because I couldn't get enough of photos. Everywhere I turned there was water to photograph in front of, unique trees and even a tree house! I was beyond giddy. I had brought my assistant, Michele, along for an extra pair of hands and she wound up being the comedic relief. Any picture you see from that day, of Angelli and Chris laughing, it was because of Michele. All 4 of us definitely had a great day together.

I cannot wait for their wedding, come October. I am going to turn into a puddle of tears because I am such a mush-- Angelli is going to make one gorgeous bride and Chris, a dashing groom. I am so honored to not only be their photographer for their memories, but also to call them my friends.

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Make Up: Perfect Bridals By Christina www.perfectbridalsbychristina.com

Location: Longwood Gardens www.longwoodgardens.org

Assistant: The Michele Collective www.themichelecollective.com

600 Main Street Boudoir: Krystal

Photographing, my high school Krystal, was so much fun! I was so excited when she contacted me for a boudoir session. Krystal wanted to be photographed, for her husband, for a Christmas present. What's even more amazing is that she couldn't wait until Christmas, so she gave them to her husband already!

Krystal is a mother of two, so it was great to see her get glammed up, let her hair down, be pampered and have fun for a few hours! The location was at one of my favorite boudoir session spots: 600 Main Bed & Breakfast in downtown Toms River. Every room is stunning-with antique furniture and vintage bathrooms and accents. The natural light is perfect for boudoir sessions; whimsical and romantic.

Here's to confidence and beauty-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue & vendor info)

Location: 600 Main St www.600mainnj.com

Hair & Make Up: Perfect Bridals By Christina www.perfectbridalsbychristina.com

Lingerie: Victoria's Secret www.victoriassecret.com & Adore Me www.adoreme.com

Spring Bridal Boudoir: Brittany

Last Spring, I photographed Brittany, in Oceanport. This photo shoot was for her now husband, as a wedding gift.

I really love how confident Brittany is. She had lost a lot of weight and her body positive vibes was beautifully captured, in every photo. She customized the boudoir session by wanting to be outdoors, since her then fiance, loves the outdoors so much. I thought it was a really sweet idea that she kept her fiance's favorite thing (besides her), in mind.

I absolutely love the intimacy that's captured, during a boudoir session. Brittany was an amazing subject to photograph and I can only imagine how much her husband loved his wedding gift.

Here's to confidence and beauty-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for boudoir session info}

Make up: Perfect Bridals By Christina http://www.perfectbridalsbychristina.com/

Lingerie: Victoria's Secret www.victoriassecret.com

Flowers: Desiree Dean Designs www.desireedeandesigns.com