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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

Tim McLoone's Supper Club Wedding Photographer | Asbury Park, New Jersey

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If you want to talk about stylish, simplistic, romantic weddings-let's talk about Stephanie and Chris' wedding. Absolutely breathtaking. Their day started with themselves and their parties getting ready in two of the most beautiful, modern designed homes in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Asbury Park has amazing homes throughout the town, but the two that Stephanie and Chris had selected were so incredibly dreamy. Definitely a photographer's dream. So much warm, natural light and tied perfectly into getting married in Asbury Park, as well.

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Stephanie's dress was out of this world. It was the perfect cut for her-a low back, semi-mermaid styled dress that laid on her beautifully and gave off this summer, beach wedding energy that was wispy and whimsical. Chris and his groomsmen looked handsome in their tan suits with fresh Adidas that was gifted to all of them, by Chris. I thought that was a nice gesture and definitely added to the already awesome style of the guys.

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Out of all of the beautiful, perfect parts of their wedding-what I loved most was the personable touch of their wedding bands (and engagement ring!). Stephanie's very dear friend, Lauren Priori, owns a private jewelry business in Philadelphia named: L. Priori. Each piece was custom made for both Stephanie and Chris and I adored that added touch. Lauren's jewelry collections are mind blowing and you should have a look whenever you can-classic romanticism at it's finest.

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As Chris and Stephanie said "I do", I will never forget photographing them and taking notice to how perfect the sky was. It was this soft pinkish-purple color and it was exactly the sky you would want on your wedding day-I don't stop snapping photos of the two of them-it all looked so breathtaking.

Stephanie and Chris had their reception at Tim McLoone's Supper Club on Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park. It has amazing oceanfront views throughout the place accompanied by a 1940's feel to the decor and general tone-perfect for Stephanie and Chris' wedding reception. Toward the end of the night, they had fireworks and everyone got to watch them together and enjoy them. It was truly a magical day and night for Stephanie, Chris and all of their friends and family.

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Here's to forever, Stephanie and Chris-

Meghan Leigh

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{links below for venue + vendor information}

Venue: Tim McLoone's Supper Club - www.timmcloonessupperclub.com

Cake: Chocolate Carousel - www.chocolatecarousel.com

Florist: Flowerful Events - www.flowerfulevents.com

Bride's Dress: Demetrios - www.demetriosbride.com

Bridesmaid's Dresses: David's Bridal - www.davidsbridal.com

Groom/Groomsmen's Tux: Men's Wearhouse - www.menswearhouse.com

Rings: L. Priori Jewelry - www.lpriorijewelry.com

Hair Stylist: Laurel's Lovelies - https://www.facebook.com/laurelnicolestylings/

Make Up: Melissa Hauck - https://www.facebook.com/hairmuamelissajane/

Spring Lake Manor Wedding Photographer | Spring Lake, NJ

Kelly and John were...amazing. A laid back, family oriented pair; Kelly and John complimented one another sweetly. Photography was extremely important to them, so I was honored that they chose me! I wanted to make sure that I captured not only the best wedding moments, but the best moments that showcased who they were.

John and a few of his Groomsmen are former Marines, now police officers, so Kelly made their boutonnieres out of bullet casings. I thought it was such a lovely personal touch, added to the day. And I know that John and his Groomsmen loved that.

Kelly's dress was delicate and whimsical with crystal details sewn in throughout. The flowers were beautifully done by Flowers from the Farm NJ, which popped with color and various wildflower style.

The ceremony was held at the Adelphia Bethesda United Methodist Church and afterward, we took photos at Monmouth Battleground Park. Fun fact about Kelly: she is a HUGE animal lover-so much so that when we were taking photos at the park, she tried to rescue a little turtle that was in the river.

The reception took place at Spring Lake Manor. It was all so much fun and a very relaxed, care free wedding that was filled with love and laughter. I had a great time. It wasn't rushed, everyone was so happy and just enjoying their time. It was really nice for everyone to just be enjoying the moment and let themselves be stress free for a day. It doesn't happen very often.

Here's to forever, Kelly and John-

Meghan Leigh

{links below for venue & vendor information}

Venue: Spring Lake Manor - www.springlakemanor.com

Flowers: Flowers From The Farm NJ - www.flowersfromthefarmnj.com

DJ: Elite Entertainment - www.elitesoundentertainment.com

Cake: Chocolate Carousel - www.chocolatecarousel.com

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2015 - A Reflection

When I reflect back on 2015, I think about how truly blessed I was. This past year my business really took off, and I'm headed in a direction where I've wanted to be for quite some time. I've put in a lot of work, and I've loved every minute of it. I've met photographers and other creatives that I couldn't be happier about meeting. If you want to succeed at something, you must throw yourself into it, body and soul.

I have been gifted with the most amazing brides & grooms around. I work with such sweet couples, and each and every one of them tells such a sweet love story and I wrap myself up in their special day. Thank you, to each and every couple I have photographed, I cannot wait to see where life takes you. I cannot wait to see you all travel, to make a house a home, to have children if that's what you wish to do, and watch your extended family grow. I love seeing my couples evolving, it brings me so much joy. Thank you so much, I really have love for you.

When I look forward to 2016, I see success. I see optimism. I see travel. I don't know what the future holds for me, but I know I'm going to take it and run with it. I'm going to make every year to come what I want it to be. I couldn't imagine my life without photography in it, without weddings in it. I want to also thank everyone who has been a part of my 2015, my 2014, and all the years before. All the years leading up to this. Without your motivation, without your positive vibes and encouragement, I'm not sure where I would be. You all mean the world to me.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! Now....the best moments, memories, & photographs of 2015.

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Stacie & Chris Clune: May 9th, 2015

I hold Stacie and Chris near and dear to my heart. Their wedding was held at the Greenbriar Oceanaire Country Club in Waretown, New Jersey on a gorgeous day and the energy permeated through every minute and every guest. Their wedding day was a day before my birthday and I will never forget Stacie giving me a birthday card. Moments like that, make certain shoots I've done, more memorable. 

Stacie's personality cannot be matched; she's hysterical, spunky, electric and yet, Chris matches her perfectly. The relationship they have, not only with one another, but with their bridal party was so vibrant, so apparent. Every where I turned, every where I pointed my camera, there was a smile to be captured, a laugh to be heard and comment to smirk at.

The style of the wedding was crisp, light and beautifully detailed. Stacie's dress was a traditional cut with a contemporary flare that paired perfectly with her bridesmaids, groomsmen and obviously her groom. I will never forget how Stacie's hair accessory caught the natural light every time she turned her head, how a simple style could captivate so perfectly. 

Stacie and Chris had written letters to each other on their wedding day and I do have to say, watching them intently read word by word was simply adorable. It was as if no one was in the room with them. Everything seemed to just disappear. And I captured it. I was so thrilled to have captured it. 

In my blogs, I always talk about moments, I talk about details, simplicity, stunning personalities. But these are the things that make the experience, an experience, for me. Each wedding sets itself apart from the next one, not because one is better than the next or more extravagant than the next, but because you feel the energy. Stacie and Chris' energy was undeniable, unavoidable...detailed, stunning, simplistic.

Here's to forever, Stacie & Chris-

Meghan Leigh 

{Links below for venue & vendor information}

Venue:  Greenbriar Oceanaire Golf & Country Club in Waretown, New Jersey