New Jersey Farm Wedding | Ali & Nick
New Jersey Farm Wedding | Ali & Nick

From the very moment that Ali and Nick walked into our South Jersey Wedding photography studio last year and started explaining their plans for a rustic and DIY farm wedding in Woodbury, NJ, we knew it was one that we would be looking forward to. It was basically listening to two people in love tell us about how they wanted to make the day special and in a style that fit them best. This is exactly what we love to hear from our clients, especially when it’s followed with the statement that photography is the most important part to them.

On the day of the wedding, the weather forecast wasn’t looking good. It was one of those days where it could rain or be sunny all depending on how the wind blew. Basically, it turned out to be a good mix which you’ll see in the photos. It was extremely sunny for parts of the day and torrential downpours for other parts. The good thing was, it was sunny during the most important times and then really made a turn for the worse once everyone was inside ready to celebrate the reception. It rained for just about the entire reception then stopped again just in time for a sparkler send off which couldn’t have worked out any better.

Bride in rain

As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I grew up on a farm very similar to the one that Ali and Nick chose to get married at. There were a few cows on this particular farm that were just about as friendly as house pets, the kind that wanted attention so badly that they did everything they could to photobomb each and every shot we took near them. One of the photos that I captured of the bride getting licked on the arm by Norman the cow won a Fearless Award. An award that you can see HERE at the While awards aren’t what we are after, having our client’s photos shown off around the world is something that we love being able to show them.

While we obviously do enjoy a big challenging city wedding in either Philly or NYC, our personal favorites are the ones that typically have barns and tractors involved, outdoor ceremonies, tons of reclaimed wood mixed with antiques and handmade details. As I mentioned in the very first sentence, this was a wedding that we had been looking forward to and it didn’t disappoint. We wish these two nothing but the best and hope to see them again soon.


I just found out that I’ll be heading out to Vegas for the popular WPPI again for the 4th year in a row. I’ll be hosting a free photo walk on the 27th and a 4-hour workshop on March 1st. I’ll be starting to promote it before the end of the week and since this is a freebie… I honestly don’t know why you would want to miss out on it. I also just wrapped up my Leica Akademie Workshop down in Savannah and it was a huge success. I’ll hopefully be putting together a blog post from the workshop to show what our next one could look like, it’s just going to be in Iceland 🙂

As always, thanks for reading. Enjoy!

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