When our good friends Tom & Eileen told us that Eileen’s sister was getting married at Avenue in Long Branch, NJ and that they wanted to speak to us about wedding photography, we could not have been happier. It was music to our ears because we just love when a wedding that we are “working” is stocked with friends. : ) We always believed in the proverb, “Find a job that you love and you’ll never work another day in your life”, but when there are friends in the room, the day is just that much sweeter!
We had already met the future Jamie & Kathy Welsh, more than a few times over the years at various gatherings at our friends homes but things were about to get much more personal… The couple had recently given birth to twins, Conor & Ava and the kids were going to be a big part of the day as well! Liz began the day with the bride in one of the many splendid rooms at The Bungalow Hotel, just a hop, skip and a jump down the street from their venue. I was with Jamie in another room for some getting ready pictures and the twins soon arrived, all dressed up… in their coach (a double stroller) looking quite ready for action.
After a very sweet first look, a few photos and a short walk down the street, the whole family was taking in the breathtaking views of the Atlantic at their wedding ceremony on the rooftop deck of Avenue. Then, when those very emotional moments came to a happy ending with a kiss, the big fun began, just a few steps away! It was nap time for Conor & Ava and party time for Mom & Dad!
We could not be more thankful for this opportunity to spend this important day, doing what we love , and doing it with friends… Thanks so much to Kathy & Jamie and a very Happy 1st Anniversary to you both! Happily, I’m sure we will see you and your family again soon! : )
Ceremony + Reception – Avenue, Long Branch
Flowers – Floral Sentiments
Wedding Invitation – Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Cake _ Sugar Rush
Entertainment – SCE Event Group
Wedding Dress – Barefoot Bride
Bride’s Shoes – Christy Ng Shoes
Groom’s Wear – Ledbury
Make-Up + Hair – Milagro Spa
, Red Bank