Keri and Josh’s Wedding! McLoones Pier and Bungalow Hotel in Long Branch, NJ | NJ Wedding Photographer-


Better late than never, right?!  My blog is WAY behind… Thanks Sandy : /

About a year ago, I got an email from bride to be Keri.  We hit it off immedicatley, mainly because she is possibly the most laid back bride – EVER and a sweet and sarcastic girl (two of my favortie qualities!).  A few months later we did engagement photos for her and Josh (they were on the blog back then!). From start to finish, everything was casual, easy and fun!  I promise boys – engagement sessions aren’t that painful!

Fast forward a few months to the night before the big day!  Keri and Josh had an awesome beach bonfire planned for a rehersal dinner, buut mother nature had other plans.

Yes, those are real clouds. No, I didn’t edit one single thing.  Needless to say they moved the party indoors!  Keri and Josh had family and friends from all over come in the night before for a huge celebration.  The kids ran around, adults laughed and had drinks, it was a great night!

The next morning, 9-9-12 we woke up to beautiful, sunny skies – the perfect day for a beach wedding!  Everyone got ready at the Bungalow Hotel, a funky, unique little spot!

Naturally, Keri looked Ah-Maz-Ing!  It was a short walk right up the street to McLoones Pier House, where both the ceremony and the reception were held.  McLoones is an amazing venue.  The reception room mixes a unique beach and industrial feel that just seems to work.  The entire side facing the beach is all open windows, with a section that literally opens up so fresh air can come in.  It’s like half of your reception is on a balcony.  It’s beautiful.  The food and the staff were stellar also! 

The ceremony was short, sweet and sentimental – a great mix!  We stayed on the beach and went under the boardwalk a bit for some amazing portraits of the family and newlyweds.   Then FINALLY after all their hard work – it was off to the party!

The night ended with EVERYONE crowding around Keri and Josh dancing and singing…  a perfect end to a perfect night.   Keri and Josh and Miss Ryan – I hope every day brings you as much love and laughter as you felt on this night. Thank you for trusting me (and Mike!) to be there to capture it all – from the big moments to the little details!

Jan 15, 2013

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