Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Madison and Jack Watson- New Jersey Wedding Photographer- Indian Trail Club

A stunning wedding for a truly sensational couple. I first got to know Madison and Jack when photographing their engagement session in September. We met thanks to Madison's mother Debbie, who I have the honor of working with at school. From the moment I met these two, I knew they were a perfect match. The way they laugh with one another says it all. Madison and Jack met in high school, and their relationship has only grown stronger with time. While the wedding day made it official, it was quite clear that Jack and Madison were already considered part of each other's families. The laughter, smiles, and positive energy that filled the entire day is a true testament to how supported and loved these two are. 

Madison and the ladies got ready at her parents' home. The family owns a salon and had only the best people on the job. Madison's sister Jamie actually styled her hair, and Madison did her own wedding day makeup! The house was filled with golden retrievers and gorgeous ladies, sipping mimosas in matching pajamas. The gentlemen got ready at Jack and Madison's new apartment nearby. These groomsmen were great sports about taking photos, and rocked a mobster-looking shot with the cigars gifted to them by the groom. Everyone met at a neighbor's home, who was kind enough to offer his yard for formal photos. Anyone else have red barn, antique carriages, and a gazebo in their yard? Pretty perfect. We were all very lucky to have a warm December day with perfect light <3. Their amazing bridal party carried Madison's dress around like she was a princess to keep it from dragging in the mud.

The couple got married at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Essex Fells, New Jersey (the same church where Madison's parents got married). After a beautiful ceremony, the couple was sent off to their reception with a magical sparkler exit. Everyone met at The Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey where the true fun began. The night was filled with heartwarming toasts, an overflowing dance floor, a surprise sing-a-long from the bridal party, and a flash mob of people wearing wigs for the cake cutting. I was told by the mother of the bride that I was smiling all night behind the lens of my camera, and it was because each and every person I took photos of, was genuinely having the time of their lives. Their happiness was simply contagious. I could not be happier for this amazing couple. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Watson. Thanks for letting me and my amazing second shooter (thanks hubby) be part of your special day!

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