There is so much to love about this wedding, and I’ll get to that in a bit. I apologize for the massive stretch of radio silence. October was an extremely busy month for us with weddings and engagements. We rolled right into November with editing and some exciting things going on in our personal lives. We adopted our son a couple weeks ago (woohoo), had family in town all week, and then jumped into Thanksgiving. Needless to say, I was overdue working on blogs and showing the amazing weddings we have had the honor to be a part of over the last several months. So that leads me to one of my favorite couples I got to work with over the past year or so. John and Courtney initially reached out to me about a date we were already booked for, but they hadn’t locked in their date yet. After a little while I heard back from them about a new date, and we were thrilled to be available. I would be lying if I told you most couples plan their date around our availability, but it happens several times each year, and I can say with 100% certainty that those clients are always great to work with. After we got the date locked in, I met up with them in New Jersey for their engagement session, and had a fantastic time working with them. Their wedding day finally came, so Kate and I left the studio early in the morning to head up to Waterloo Village. Waterloo Village reminds me a lot of some other historical properties close we where we are like Hopewell Furnace and the Daniel Boone Homestead. When I found out that it was a Jeffery A. Miller venue though, I knew it would be top of the line. Once we were there, we joined the ladies in the bridal suite where they were starting prep for the day. This is always a fun part of the day to photograph. Once the ladies and gents were ready, John and Courtney had their first look, which was followed by bridal party and family pictures. We had some time before the ceremony to take the two of them around the property for some couples shot, but then stole them again later on around sunset. Their ceremony was outside tucked below one of the barns on the property- It was a really great spot. Once the proverbial knot was tied, everyone went up to the pavilion to enjoy cocktail hour. Not long after that, the official party got started and pretty much didn’t stop for the next four hours. At the very tail end of sunset, we took them back out for one or two last couples shots. This day was such a joy to be a part of and we wish both John and Courtney the very best.
If you are planning a Waterloo Village wedding and would like to talk more about having us be a part of your big day, we would love to hear from you. You can get in touch with us HERE