Krista & Zach's Estate at Eagle Lake Wedding - South Jersey Wedding Photographer

I have been hearing wonderful things about the new venue in town, The Estate at Eagle Lake, for months when Krista and Zach first reached out. I was super excited when they told me they were having their wedding at The Estate at Eagle Lake! We met up there to walk around and talk all about their wedding plans. I knew right away they would be so fun to work with and their wedding was going to be gorgeous!

Krista and Zach both proclaimed they couldn’t take a serious picture but man oh man where they wrong! These two have serious chemistry and they were so easy to take portraits of! As you scroll through the pictures of their day you’ll see for yourself! We spent about an hour exploring the Estate at Eagle Lake’s property and found so many great spots for their portraits. They did absolutely amazing taking pictures, then had a heart felt ceremony by the lake followed up by an awesome party and dancing! It was an amazing day from start to finish!

Vendors:

Photography: Abbey Bradshaw Photography

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Estate at Eagle Lake

Florist: Ronson's Farms

Catering: Summit Catering

Cake: Summit Catering

DJ: Summit Catering

Dress: I Do I Do Bridal Studio

Bridal Shoes: Amazon

Mike & Kara's Trump National Golf Club Wedding - South Jersey Wedding Photographer

Sunday was the perfect day for a wedding at Trump National Golf Club in Pine Hill. I’ve been so fortunate to know the Cucinotta family for years so I was absolutely thrilled to capture their youngest son Mike’s wedding day! Mike and his fiancé Kara have been planning their wedding from their home state of Texas and everything came together beautifully. When I walked in Sunday morning to find Kara’s wedding shoes were cowboy boots I knew we’d have a blast together!

Kara’s boots were just the tip of the iceberg. Kara looked absolutely beautiful in her fitted lace dress topped of with a delicate pearl necklace and earrings.

The ceremony was held overlooking the trees and Philly skyline. The sky was such a stunning blue it made the perfect backdrop for Kara and Mike’s vows and ring exchange.

After the ceremony they celebrated with their families in the ballroom at Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia. The flower girls tore up the dance floor! Everyone else soon joined in and did their renditions of their favorite dance moves. It was such a perfect afternoon!

Tanner's Newborn Session - South Jersey Newborn Photographer

Little Tanner came into the studio to see me a couple weeks ago for his first photo shoot! We just did Kacie’s maternity session just about a few weeks before Tanner made his arrival.

Tanner was 14 days old at his session and big brother Brayden came along for some sibling and family portraits too. He did amazing and was so cute with his new baby brother. Tanner also did awesome and slept through most of the session.

AJ's 1st Birthday and Cake Smash - South Jersey Children's Photographer

AJ came to see me in the studio a couple days before his first birthday. We had fun building a Little Man theme around his super cute 1st Birthday shirt. My son had the same theme for his first birthday so it’s very special to me.

We started out with his birthday portraits in front of an adorable mustache backdrop. AJ did amazing and was so happy the whole time! As long as we kept him in the chair he stayed still for us. If we put him down he was crawling as fast as he could right over to his cake! After we did some pictures with his big sister we let him have that cake :)

AJ wasn’t shy about jumping right into playing with his cake. His grandma made an adorable cake for him and he definitely seemed to find it quite tasty! He made quick work of destroying the whole cake. Cake literally flew all around the studio! AJ definitely wins for the most destructive cake session haha!


Kacie's Maternity Session at Tyler State Park - South Jersey Family Photographer

Kacie’s maternity session at Tyler State Park was extra special to me. I’ve been there for almost every step of her and Luke’s love story, documenting it all. From his proposal at Prospector’s Steak House and Bar to their engagement, wedding and first baby boy Brayden’s newborn session. I’ve loved having a front row seat to watch their love story unfold.

Kacie looked absolutely stunning for their maternity session. She wore a gorgeous maroon dress that just popped so wonderfully against the park’s backdrop. Brayden did amazing too and smiled so big for all of his pictures! We had a great time and you’d never known they were all braving the cold February weather! Tyler State Park was the perfect backdrop for their maternity session and I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!

Miller Family Session at Kirby's Mill - South Jersey Family Photographer

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! South Jersey Children's Photographer

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!

Finleigh's Lifestyle Newborn Session - South Jersey Newborn Photographer

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's Newborn Session - South Jersey Newborn Photographer

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!

Ainsley's 2nd Birthday at Smithville Mansion - South Jersey Family Photographer

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.

Duvall Spring Mini Session - South Jersey Children Photographer

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's 1st Birthday and Cake Smash - South Jersey Cake Smash Photographer

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.

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Tom and Julianna Engagement Session at Shofuso Japanese House and Garden - Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

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 Photographer

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Emersyn's 1st Birthday and Cake Smash Session - South Jersey Cake Smash Photographer

Mermaid themed First birthday cake smash session. Photographed by South Jersey Cake Smash photographer Abbey Bradshaw.

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Chelsea and Matt's Running Deer Country Club Wedding {South Jersey Wedding Photography}

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

Danielle and Jeffrey's Chalfonte Hotel Wedding {South Jersey Wedding Photographer}

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 ebesikof@schools.nyc.gov