Newton, NJ has been known for many things over the years... its massive shoe factory in the late 1800s, being the birthplace of Wet Hot American Summer star Janeane Garofalo, and now for miraculously transforming its shopping district into the magical Diagon Alley from the world of Harry Potter.
When Heidi first reached out to me to inquire about capturing her wedding at Triplebrook Camping Resort, she used three descriptive phrases in particular that I explicitly remember: Simple, local, and "really laid back", and that couldn't have been more true. Sometimes it can seem like a pipe dream for a bride to be calm and collected on her wedding day, but I think even I ended up being more worried that everything would be perfect!
Back when I first met Kimmy, we were sharing the stage in our high school band (though admittedly, her saxophone was way cooler than my trombone). Fast forward ten years and I found myself meeting Liam, her soon-to-be husband and their two awesome boys.
When I got the message asking if I could photograph a wedding two weeks from that day, I didn't ask questions. But when I met Richard and Bob at the Crossed Keys Inn in Andover, NJ, I learned that they put the entire wedding together in just over two freaking weeks.
Well, this is something I never anticipated: take photos of my childhood home so it could be sold. After spending 21 good years here, and my parents almost 30, the house was prepped to move.