The tease of warm weather this weekend has me thinking forward to Spring! I can’t wait to be out shooting in the beautiful sunlight again soon. Last spring I had a great time taking the Miller’s family portraits at Kirby’s Mill in Medford. It’s such a cute little spot that is packed full of great picture locations. I always love getting together with the Millers too! Their girls are so incredibly sweet. Their older daughter melted my heart when she took my hand to walk over to the next spot. It was such a great session full of so much family love!
Happy Valentine’s Day! This weekend I did a Valentine Day session with the kids and it came out so cute. It was a fun way to kick off the year! We did some portraits of each of them on a simple wood backdrop and then a super cute Valentine backdrop. The simplicity really let the kids shine and show off their beautiful smiles.
If you’d like to join our next holiday micro mini sessions for St. Patty’s day head over to our specials page!
Our good friends Pat and Nicole welcomed their baby girl Finleigh into their family and I was thrilled to capture one of her first days at home. I love her big brother Seamus so it was so much fun getting him involved in the session. I love lifestyle newborn sessions since we can do the session in the comfort of their home and use the nursery as a backdrop. It really makes the session custom to the family and truly one of a kind!
Wyatt and his big sister Brooke came in to the studio for Wyatt’s newborn session. Brooke was such a proud big sister and she did so amazing with her new baby brother. We started out with family portraits with Mom and Dad then did portraits of Brooke and Wyatt. Mom wanted to incorporate a tent and mountain into the session to match Wyatt’s nursery. It was so cute!
I met Ainsley and her parents at Smithville Mansion for a family session and 2nd birthday portraits. We lucked out with a beautfiul day that luckily wasn’t too warm. Ainsley gave me my workout for the day running around after her but we had so much fun! I love letting toddlers play and run during our session so we can capture natural smiles and laughs! After we took Ainsley’s portraits we did some family pictures around the Smithville Mansion grounds. I love shooting there since they always keep the mansion so beautifully decorated and it didn’t disappoint for this session.
As the winter cold keeps me cooped up inside I’m dreaming of the spring that is coming! Last spring I took the Duvall boys spring pictures at Croft Farm. I love watching them grow up and they always do amazing! We did portraits of them together as well as individually. to give Mom and Dad lots of variety. We also fit in some first birthday portraits! Get ready for some cuteness overload!
Brayden came to visit me in the studio for his first birthday and cake smash session. This session was super special and a bit emotional because Brayden is a special little boy. He was born early at barely 30 weeks and fought hard to grow strong over the last year. Mom and Dad wanted to incorporate his NICU picture and I was happy to make it happen! Brayden wasn’t really into smashing his cake but we still had a great time.
Brayden's 1st Birthday and Cake Smash session in studio by South Jersey Cake Smash Photographer Abbey Bradshaw.Read More
Julianna and Thomas’ engagement session was the most unique one I’ve done so far and it was so awesome! Julianna reached out to me about having the session at the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden and I was so excited to shoot someplace new. I’ve never been to the Shofuso Japanese House before and it was so interesting to visit there.
Tom and Julianna Engagement Session at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden - Philadelphia Wedding PhotographerRead More
Mermaid themed First birthday cake smash session. Photographed by South Jersey Cake Smash photographer Abbey Bradshaw.Read More
Joe and Kelly’s Cottage Green wedding at Village Catering in Northeast Philadelphia.Read More
Chelsea and Matt were married earlier this month at Running Deer Country Club in Pittsgrove Township. We planned for rain for weeks but in the end it was such a beautiful, fall day! They were married at the Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Vineland and then we headed over to Running Deer. It was a bit of a race against the sun setting but we ended up with gorgeous light during portraits! The bridal party rocked it and then we headed out with just Chelsea and Matt to do their portraits out on the golf course. I have a favorite little nook with tall grasses that I love to shoot at. Chelsea and Matt trusted me when I asked the to jump into the middle of the weeds and the resulting portraits were so worth it!
Vendors that made it all possible:
Venue - Running Deer Country Club
Church - Our Lady of Pompeii Church
Photographers - Abbey Bradshaw Photography
Videographers - Command Performance NJ
DJ - By Design Entertainment
Florist - Shop Rite of Williamstown
Baker - Stella Baking Company
Shoe Designer - Badgley Mischka
Joe and Kelly’s Philadelphia Art Museum Engagement Session. Session done by Philadelphia Wedding Photographer Abbey Bradshaw.Read More
Stephanie and Jake’s Fall Rhode's Barn Wedding. South Jersey Wedding PhotographerRead More
Cape May holds a special place in Danielle’s heart so it was no surprise that their wedding was at the beautiful Chalfonte Hotel, Cape May’s oldest hotel. We lucked out with the weather and ended up with a gorgeous fall day. The rain changed the ceremony plans but Jeffrey and Danielle just rolled with it and moved it to the porch of the Chalfonte Hotel.. The wedding from start to finish was full of love and a lot of personal details and touches. For the first look we did it a bit different than normal. Jeffrey and Danielle held hands around a tree and then turned together to see one another. It was such a beautiful moment. I loved how they personalized it! During the ceremony their niece was the adorable flower girl and their pup served as the ring bearer (with a well tied on ring bag). Danielle’s godfather Tim officiated and gave a very emotional and heartfelt service. For the reception, Jeffrey’s sister Sylvia made the beautiful wedding cake. She’s not a professional baker but you’d never know it!
And for a final touch, the favors were made by the students at Jeffrey and Danielle’s school. Jeffrey and Danielle met at the vocational based high school in the Bronx where they work. Each class runs their own business and The Little Dipper Chocolatier is a booming business run by the class of one of their colleagues. Danielle and Jeffrey knew they wanted them to make their wedding favors because they're so beautiful and delicious. They also sell them so anyone who might be interested in ordering can contact Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the end of August I met up with Matt and Alyssa on a warm summer night to discuss their upcoming wedding. It has been over two years in the making and you could just tell they were so excited to be getting married. We spent over an hour chatting about everything and planning out their day. Fast forward to September and it was their wedding day!! The entire day went so smoothly and we ended up having beautiful weather!
Lucien’s Manor holds a special place in my heart because its where my own wedding reception was held and they do such an amazing job with every wedding. I hadn’t been there since they renovated the room and added the chapel outside. I was afraid we wouldn’t have space for portraits but Alyssa and Matt ended up with so many great portraits from around the grounds. They also had a beautiful ceremony filled with tears of joy and happiness (this happened a lot all day) in the new chapel. Afterwards, the dance floor was packed all night long as well as the photobooth!
The team that made their day special included:
Florist - Always Beautiful Floral Design by Stella
DJ - SEK Productions
Venue - Lucien’s Manor
Dress Designer - Maggie Sottero
Limo - Alberts Transportation
On a warm, rainy day in June I headed to Pine Hill, NJ for Sonny and Kiah's vow renewal. The day was incorporating two religious ceremonies so our first stop was the Sikh Gurdwara of Pine Hill. It was my first time photographing a Sihk wedding ceremony and everyone was so welcoming! Kiah and Sonny are surrounded by such wonderful family and friends. After the beautiful ceremony we headed to Medford, NJ to have a 2nd ceremony. The rain had started to come down before we went into the morning Sihk ceremony but the weather cleared in time for us to head to Kiah and Sonny's house in Medford, NJ. After we took some portraits Kiah then changed into her wedding gown. She looked stunning in both outfits! After she changed we did a first look since Sonny and Kiah hadn't seen each other yet since she changed. Afterwards we headed to the backyard for the Christian ceremony and then the reception. The entire day was so wonderful from start to finish and the weather held off for us!
I had so much fun doing the Watermelon Mini Sessions. All of the kids enjoyed their watermelon treat and their parents and I had quite a few laughs watching them. I've been thinking about doing these sessions for a few uears and I'm so glad I did them finally. The set came out just like I pictured it and the kids had a blast. I can't wait to do it again this weekend. There are still some session times open if you'd like to join us! www.abbeybradshawphotography.com/watermelon-minis
Last week the Mama-togs all got together to exchange pictures of each other with their children. As photographers we always end up behind the camera and rarely get pictures with our families so this is a great chance to focus on the moms! We met up at Boundary Creek and let the kids play while we all took time in front of the camera. I'm so happy to share my favorites of the night with you.
I met Chelsea and Matt in the Society Hill section of Philadelphia on a chilly spring day for their Philadelphia engagement session. We explored the streets while discussing all their plans for their upcoming wedding. It was such a nice afternoon and the weather held off just long enough for us to get our shoot in before it started to rain! We began by walking around the cobblestone streets and then ended at Malbec Argentine Steakhouse for some cozy inside portraits. The diversity the city offers is why I love shooting engagement sessions in Philadelphia!
Baby Salvatore came to visit me in the studio for his first session. He wanted to eat during most of his session but we were still able to get tons of cute poses with him and even his big sister joined him for a few!
Daddy owns a pizza restaurant so we had to do a few pizza themed pictures!