Kuhlken Photographers: Blog https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog en-us (C) Kuhlken Photographers kuhlkenphotographers@gmail.com (Kuhlken Photographers) Sun, 03 Jul 2022 15:41:00 GMT Sun, 03 Jul 2022 15:41:00 GMT https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/img/s/v-12/u466020709-o1055404736-50.jpg Kuhlken Photographers: Blog https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog 120 100 Raquel and Brian's Wedding at The Hamilton Manor https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2021/12/raquel-and-brians-wedding-at-the-hamilton-manor This wedding was SO. FUN. Raquel and Brian are not only the sweetest people but they are absolutely the most amazing party animals! We did their first look and all of their portraits before the ceremony because they could not wait to start dancing. The Hamilton Manor is such a fantastic venue with one photo op after another, we could have gone all day with these two for their portraits. But once the party started it really was so fun to watch them on the dance floor together all night, along with their amazing friends and family. 

Congratulations guys, it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your perfect day.

Naomi and Larissa

 

Venue: The Hamilton Manor

Florist: Biagio's Florist

Hair: Happily Ever After

Makeup: Looks and Lashes Beauty

Bakery: Coco's Cakery

DJ: Xplosive Entertainment

Videography: Toast Wedding Films

 

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Matt and Christina's Wedding at Copper Hill Country Club https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2021/11/matt-and-christinas-wedding-at-copper-hill-country-club I don't even know where to begin with this one! Matt and Christina are dear friends of mine and I had the privilege of being super involved in planning, crafting, decorating, photographing and finally PARTYING at their wedding. Christina had a fantastic, dramatic vision for her October wedding and it was so fun to help her bring it all to life. We burnt cards, sewed pumpkins, and sourced pumpkins and decor from my local farm. Christina used some of my favorite vendors, and the whole event was held at Copper Hill Country Club where we are all members, so we were lucky to know all the wonderful staff as well. They did such a fabulous job of pulling off a perfect party, the weather was gorgeous and the band had everyone on the dance floor all night long. A special thank you Larissa for working with me and covering the magic while I was dancing my ass off! 

Congratulations Stockwells! Love you!!!

Naomi

 

Venue: Copper Hill Country Club

Florist: Gather

Dress: 3 Graces Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Euphoria

Pumpkins and Decor Accents: Phillips Farms

Donuts: Solebury Orchards

Cannoli Cart: Carrello Di Cannoli

Band: FM Band

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Kayla & Patrick's Wedding at The Mountain View Chalet https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2021/10/kayla-patricks-wedding-at-the-mountain-view-chalet What a beautiful (and hot!) September day for Kayla & Patrick’s wedding! Their day was full of beautiful and emotional moments, as well as lots of fun and laughter! While Kayla was getting ready, we mentioned how calm and stress free she was, she replied saying that after having 3 children together, she and Patrick were beyond ready to get married. She was just so happy and couldn’t wait! After arriving at The Mountain View Chalet, Kayla had a first look with her dad. It was so very special and had us in tears. Family means everything to this couple and what a beautiful, loving family they have. Watching their twin boys walk down the aisle and the man of honor (Kayla’s sweet brother) carry their baby girl was beyond special. There were so many moments throughout the day that made our hearts full. We feel so grateful that we were able to be a part of this beautiful and long awaited day.

Larissa

 

 

 


 

 

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Tatiana and Tim's Wedding at The Farmstead of Ringoes https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2021/10/tatiana-and-tims-wedding-at-the-farmstead-of-ringoes I'm so excited to share Tatiana and Tim's wedding with you all! We had such a gorgeous, perfect day. Their family and friends were such a great group of people and we all had a great time celebrating their wedding. The Farmstead of Ringoes is a lovely venue and I was so happy to work with them. I just love the barn! 

Congratulations to you both, wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

Naomi

 

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Becca and Brendan Part 2! https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2021/9/becca-and-brendan-part-2 We have been looking forward to this day for what seems like forever! Becca and Brendan had their ceremony last year but were finally able to celebrate with family and friends this year. And what a celebration it was! They chose such a fantastic, different venue at The Art Factory for their party and we had so much fun finding places for photos. The party was a blast and we were so happy to be a part of it! So very happy for the both of you (and Winnie of course!) and wish you a lifetime of happiness. 

Naomi and Larissa

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Ryan and Angie's Wedding at The Ryland Inn https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2021/7/ryan-and-angies-wedding-at-the-ryland-inn We are so, so happy for this sweet couple to have finally had their wedding celebration, and what a celebration it was! After having to reschedule multiple times this party was so worth the wait. We have gotten to know these two over the past few years and feel so lucky to have been their photographers. Their love for each other and their families was such a pleasure to capture. 

Congratulations Ryan and Angie! We love you!

Naomi and Larissa

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Cale and Cailey's Farm Wedding https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2021/6/cale-and-caileys-farm-wedding I had such a lovely day with this sweet couple! Cale and Cailey had their wedding at a local farm and it was absolutely perfect. Their friends and family helped with so many things, everyone was just so sweet and the love that they all had for these two was so very apparent. Cale himself put so much work into many details, my favorite being the school bus that he converted into a camper for their honeymoon! I was so excited that he had it at the farm for us to use for photos! Just so cool! 

Congratulations Cale and Cailey, it was such a treat to spend this perfect day with you! Naomi

 

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Dave and Shawn's Spring Wedding https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2021/5/dave-and-shawns-spring-wedding What a beautiful, fun day Dave and Shawn had for their April wedding! It was such a pleasure to spend the day with them and their lovely families. So happy that they were able to go ahead with their plans after a year of uncertainty, and everything went so perfectly it was clearly meant to be. 

Congratulations! So very happy for you!

Naomi

 

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Creating the Perfect Intimate Wedding in 2021 (with my own personal vendor recommendations!) https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2021/1/creating-the-perfect-intimate-wedding-in-2021 Love is not canceled, and your wedding doesn’t have to be either! As we all move forward during these unsure times, so many couples are faced with difficult decisions in the next steps of planning their weddings. As some consider scaling down their larger events to much smaller, or splitting up their ceremony and reception so they can still get married on their original date, I thought I’d share some wonderful ideas from smaller, more intimate weddings I’ve photographed. 
 

Many folks are faced with the idea that their large indoor (or even outdoor) reception might have to be changed due to Covid restrictions and are unsure what to think. I’d like to show you  that although drastically different, even a small backyard wedding can be absolutely magical. 

 

Micro-Weddings

There are some beautiful local venues that can host a perfect micro wedding on their stunning properties. Venues have worked hard to create smaller scale packages that still give you everything you were dreaming of, with just a few less people... 

 

Marlena and Kyle decided to scale down their larger indoor event to a smaller outdoor celebration in the courtyard of the Holly Hedge Estate. I just love this place. Everything is so well done and I could spend and entire day exploring the grounds with my couples to use all their gorgeous photo backdrops! 

 

 

Jen and Matt had their small wedding at the lovely Black Bass Hotel with an amazing view of the Delaware river and the opportunity to have photos taken on the footbridge over the river! How sweet is this little set up? Love the blankets. 

 

 

A few other lovely venues in the area that would be perfect for your smaller wedding:

The Farmstead of Ringoes

Unionville Vineyard

Blue Moon Farm

Lambertville Station Inn 

The Farmhouse

 

Beautiful Back Yard Weddings 

Want to do something even smaller? How about right in your back yard?

 

 

When it was clear that their larger farm  wedding couldn’t happen this past spring, these two couples threw the most beautiful wedding celebrations right in their back yards! With the help of their families and some amazing local vendors they had such sweet, intimate, special weddings full of personal details that might never have happened with a larger event. So many vendors will come to your home, like Alyssa at Euphoria for hair and Makeup by Monica for perfect makeup. If you’re overwhelmed with decor and planning, folks like Kristina at Eventurous Memories can help you with everything! You can even add some fun personalized touches like these custom corn hole boards from Hammer and Stain that you'll be able to keep and use for years to come!

 

 

Melissa and Tyler were able to include their dogs, horse and even their goat in photos, and we stopped for a photo on the wood pile that is a huge part of their lives with their tree business! Melissa enlisted the help of her sister and friend to create all the beautiful decor, and her bestie officiated the event. They rented a tent for their 25 guests from Starr's Party Rentals had delicious food catered by Dan's Backyard BBQ, and finished off the day with the always amazing Scoops on Wheels.

 

Casey and Ryan decided to postpone their reception but still wanted to tie the knot, so had the most lovely ceremony in their yard, officiated by their best friend and surrounded by the love of their immediate families. But just because it was in their yard didn’t mean every detail couldn’t be perfect! I LOVED the beautiful small ceremony site that Ryan and Casey hand crafted for themselves. And after the ceremony, Casey changed into her mother’s wedding dress (!) that was perfect for the intimate family dinner they were having to celebrate. 


 

Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help!

Don’t feel like your yard is the right space? Perhaps you have a family member or close friend with the perfect property! If anything, this has been a year of family and we all want to do anything to help each other. Janine and Kelsey were both able to use family farm properties for their absolutely gorgeous weddings! I’m sure everyone had to do a little extra work to make it happen, but seriously, what’s not to love!?

 

What about the Food?

Food trucks are all the rage these days and I couldn’t love it more! Such a great way to have some amazing food options for your guests! Great food, fun idea and a chance for some different photos! Melissa and Tyler had Janine and James had Pizza Wagon and Oink and Moo BBQ, Carly and Brian had Jerry's Kitchen and Pizza Wagon, and  Melissa and Liz both had Scoops on Wheels come for dessert. Nancy at The Food Truck Lady specializes in organizing food trucks for special events and I’m sure she’d be happy to help you!

 


Vendors I Love (in no particular order)
 

Venues:

Holly Hedge Estate 

Black Bass Hotel

The Farmstead of Ringoes

Unionville Vineyard

Blue Moon Farm

Lambertville Station Inn 

The Farmhouse

Catering:

The Food Truck Lady

Dan's Backyard BBQ

Platform One

Marinelli's 

The Catering Company 

Cake and Desserts:

Chocolate in The Oven

Scoops on Wheels

Florals:

Gather Flower Shop

Dresses:

Three Graces Bridal

Hair:

Euphoria Studio

Makeup:

Makeup By Monica

DJ:

Base Entertainment Group

Planning/Decor:

Eventurous Memories

June Beri Events

 

I hope that this is a help to all of you out there trying to navigate through wedding planning in these crazy times. Please reach out to me for questions about your wedding photography! I am doing everything I can to accommodate and be there for my clients through all the ups and downs of this process. 
 

Happy Planning!

 

Naomi

 

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Kevin and Desli's Wedding at Valenzano Winery https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/11/kevin-and-deslis-wedding-at-valenzano-winery Guys, I feel like I sound like a broken record a bit these days, but at least it's a good one! Another PERFECT wedding day!

I was so excited for Kevin and Desli's wedding! We photographed Desli's sister Dauna's wedding 7 years ago (holy cow how has it been that long?!?!) and knew I was going to have the best time with this amazing family. It was so fun to meet Dauna and Ryan's babies! 
Desli and Kevin were so happy to still be able to celebrate with all their friends and family. Desli told me a couple months ago that all she wanted was to marry Kevin on this day and was going to be at peace and happy no matter how it turned out. Her faith and grateful attitude were all they needed, as they really did have a perfect day. Gorgeous weather, a gathering of everyone they love to celebrate their marriage, and every detail perfectly laid out by them and all the folks that so obviously love them! 

Congratulations Kevin and Desli, your love was a blessing to witness. Your care for everyone around you and your love for each other brought tears to my eyes. (and yours and everyone else's!)  Wishing you endless happiness.

Venue: Valenzano Winery

Dress: BHLDN

Hair: Zana Hair Boutique

Makeup: MJ Bridal Artistry

Decor and Flowers: Hammer and Stain

DJ: DJ Alvin of Hurricane Productions

 

 

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Ben and Kyndra's Wedding at Historic Stonebrook Farm https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/11/ben-and-kyndras-wedding-at-historic-stonebrook-farm What a wonderful day we had with Ben and Kyndra! After months of uncertainty since their engagement session in June, I'm so happy they were able to have their wedding! Unfortunately Ben's parents were not able to come from Malaysia, but they were able to join via livestream and sent a lovely video of love and congratulations that everyone was able to watch during the party. 

The Historic Stonebrook is definitely one of my favorite venues ever, with perfect backdrops everywhere you turn! Ben and Kyndra learned about it from their amazing caterer The Catering Company and I'm so glad they did! We had so much fun exploring the property during our time with the newlyweds for their portraits. The creek, field, barn, silo... and we could have kept going!

What a perfect day for this incredibly sweet couple. Congratulations Ben and Kyndra!

Naomi and Larissa






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Liz and Chad's Wedding at Unionville Vineyard https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/11/liz-and-chads-wedding-at-unionville-vineyard What a beautiful day we had with Liz and Chad! Amazing weather, gorgeous venue, and a model couple! What's not to love?! I was so excited for this wedding. I'd gotten together with Liz a few times to talk about plans and I knew everything was going to be so perfect. They are both just so sweet, and Chad wanted nothing more than to make his beautiful bride-to-be happy. 

From the first look, to the donut wall that Liz arranged as a surprise for her firefighter husband, to the dancing at the end of the night, you could just feel the love that they had for each other all day. What a treat to be a part of it! Everyone there was having such a great time, taking photos with Lucy the Metro Photo Bus, enjoying the gorgeous weather and relishing the chance to dance with great friends and family.

Huge thank you to all the wonderful vendors we worked with, ya'll were amazing! I highly recommend every single one. Tags at the bottom of the post!

Congratulations Liz and Chad! We are so very happy for you. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

Naomi and Larissa


 

Venue: Unionville Vineyard

Hair: Lacey Alagia Artistry

Makeup: SmashBrush

Dress: Three Graces Bridal

Floral: Flemington Floral Company

Donut Wall: Off the Wall Donuts

Food Truck: Scoops on Wheels

PhotoBooth: Metro Photo Bus

DJ: Ian at Lifetime Entertainment

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Becca and Brendan's Wedding Ceremony https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/10/becca-and-brendans-wedding-ceremony What a lovely day I had with Becca, Brendan and their sweet families! I shot Brendan's sister Allison's wedding a few years ago, so it was so nice to see everyone again. As it goes these days, Becca and Brendan had to adjust their wedding plans and will have an amazing celebration next year, but for now they had a most beautiful, intimate ceremony on their original date and I'm so glad I was able to be there. 

I hope you all love adorable pup pictures, because these two love their Winnie so much she even sat through their wedding ceremony in the church. :)

Congratulations Becca and Brendan! I can't wait to celebrate with you again next year. 

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Rusty and Kelsey's Farm Wedding https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/10/rusty-and-kelseys-farm-wedding As soon as I met Kelsey I knew we were going to be a great fit. She was so sweet, down to earth and making a point to search out and use local vendors, which I appreciate so much! We met at our local pub back in March, I think the week before you know what shut it down. At the time we were sure things would be fine for weddings in the fall, but you know... Once things became apparent that their bigger plans were going to be very difficult, Kelsey and Rusty decided to stick with their original date and have a small, intimate ceremony at Rusty's family farm and plan their big party for next year. 

Their wedding day turned out to be absolutely beautiful fall weather, Kelsey looked SO gorgeous and the farm location was a dream! We took a little drive down to the silo for some photos and when I turned around and saw the PERFECT blue sky I wasn't sure I'd be able to stop! I loved being a part of this beautiful day and can't wait to celebrate with them next year!

Congratulations Rusty and Kelsey!




















Venue: Gorgeous family farm in beautiful Hunterdon County <3

Dress: BHLDN

Hair: Alyssa at Euphoria Studio

Makeup: Stephanie Alami

Flowers: Gather Flower Shop

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Marlena and Kyle at Holly Hedge Estate https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/10/marlena-and-kyle-at-holly-hedge-estate This year has been........interesting. When we had Marlena and Kyle's engagement session last year we had no idea what we were in for! So many of my couples have had to make drastic changes to their wedding plans and these sweet folks were no exception. They had to change their date multiple times and I was just so happy that I could still be there for them on their most beautiful wedding day. It's also especially sweet for me as they live in my little town and I will most definitely get to see them again - I actually have already run into them in town since the wedding! I think I'll have to insist on meeting up for a drink at The Ship Inn when we sit down to work on their album. :) 

Marlena and Kyle were married at St Edwards, which happens to be the cutest little church I've ever worked in. We of course had to stop at the bridge for a few photos after the ceremony and then moved on to Holly Hedge Estate for the rest of the day. Which, by the way, was gorgeous. It did start raining when we left toward the end of the night but the weather was fantastic otherwise!

It really was so sweet to be able to spend the day with these two. They are both so lovely and I wish SO MUCH LOVE for them and their future together.

Naomi







 

Venue: Holly Hedge Estate - New Hope, PA

Hair and Makeup: Alisha Nycole & Co

Flowers: Mark Bryan Designs

Cake: Unik Cakes

DJ: Base Entertainment

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Casey and Ryan's Backyard Wedding https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/8/casey-and-ryan-backyard-wedding What a special day this was! Casey and Ryan created the most beautiful environment for their intimate ceremony and celebration right in their own back yard. They set out to make it the "Best Day Ever" despite having to make so many changes due to Covid and they absolutely did! The little clearing on the side of their home was the most perfect spot for their ceremony, they found and made such lovely rustic decor, and their families did everything they could do make it so very special. Casey's mom gave her her own wedding dress to wear for dinner, her brother and sister-in-law were able to join over Zoom, and Ryan's parents coordinated with friends to come driving by with cheers, signs and balloons at the VERY MOMENT that they were pronounced man and wife! I mean really, even their cats made an appearance for photos!

Congratulations Ryan and Casey, I felt very lucky to be a part of your perfect, most special day.

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Hair and Makeup: Makeup By Monica

Bridal Bouquet: Angelone's Florist

Floral Decor: Misty Acres Farm

Dress: Agape Lifestyle Bridals - Allure Bridals Collection

Cake: Flemington Shoprite

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Angie and Ryan's July 4th Wedding https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/7/angie-and-ryans-july-4th-wedding We've been looking forward to this day for so long! We've had the pleasure of getting to know Ryan and Angie over the past 2+ years since they asked us to be their photographers, and we could not be happier for them. They are just the sweetest, kindest people and deserve all the best. They were originally supposed to be married this past April, but had to postpone because of Covid. There's been multiple reschedules and lots of thinking outside the box to get to this day, but they made it! They were so fortunate that their church has the most lovely property and were able to have a large tented ceremony and gorgeous spots for photos all right there. We CAN'T WAIT for their big party next year! 

Ryan and Angie, thank you for asking us to be a part of your most special of days, it was filled with love and so many special touches. We're so glad you were able to make it happen!

Naomi and Larissa

 

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Melissa and Tyler's Beautiful Backyard Wedding https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/6/melissa-and-tylers-beautiful-backyard-wedding After what seemed like forever, I finally got to shoot a wedding! It was such a beautiful, sweet day.

Melissa and Tyler had planned a big farm wedding, but as you know we've all had to make some big changes recently due to Covid19. Rather than postpone until next year, they decided to have a much smaller event at their home, and I think I was their 25th person! They knew that even though their wedding day wasn't what they originally planned, they wanted to make it as special as possible and still have beautiful photos to remember it by. I am so glad they felt that way, as it was absolutely lovely and I felt so blessed to be a part of it!

They had a sweet ceremony and backyard celebration with their very nearest and dearest around them. Melissa's best friend officiated the wedding, parents were in the bridal party, and we got to take photos with all their beloved rescue pets! Scroll down for a most hysterical attempt at photos with their goat, adorable pics with their dogs and some gorgeous shots with their horse! I loved strolling around their property for photos! So many great little spots, and since they own their own tree felling business, we had to stop for some photos in the wood pile! :)

Melissa looked absolutely stunning, and when you see the look on Tyler's face when he first saw her I guarantee you can't help but smile.

Melissa and Tyler, I am so happy that I was able to be a part of your most important day. Seeing your faces, hearing your stories throughout the day, and being there to capture them made me love what I do even more. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

Naomi

 

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Dana and Jackie's Winter Wedding https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/3/dana-and-jackies-winter-wedding I am so excited to share this wedding with you all! In the midst of all the uncertainty and stress of this unprecedented time, it has given me such joy to work through these photos and relive Jackie and Dana's beautiful day. Seeing the love they share, and the amazing love and support shown throughout the day by their families has been such a bright spot over this past week. 

It was so much fun having two gorgeous brides to photograph all day, EVERYTHING is pretty! They were such good sports about braving the freezing cold, and it was a special moment during their first look when it started to flurry and Jackie knew it was sent from heaven by her Mom. <3

Their ceremony was both touching and fun, and afterwards it was time to party! These two have the most fun family and friends - I don't think the dance floor was ever empty. We had such a great time. I couldn't believe how quickly it flew by, and wanted to stay and dance with everyone when it was time to leave! Such a fantastic celebration. Hope you guys like to see a lot of photos! Figured since we're all on lockdown we could all use some extra entertainment. :)

Jackie and Dana, thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your wedding. I feel honored to have been a part of such am amazing celebration of love. 

Naomi

 

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Gyorgy and Alicia's Winter Wedding https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/3/gyorgy-and-alicias-winter-wedding What a treat to work with this lovely family again! Alicia is the last of five sisters to get married and we have been lucky to be there for all but one of them. The Greeys are such a sweet, FUN family and Gyorgy is another perfect match for this awesome crew. After a beautiful ceremony that included music sung by Alicia's music students, everyone braved the cold for some photos at Old Queens across the street from the church and then headed to the reception to PARTY! Gyorgy's family and friends from Hungary fit right in with everyone and we all had a great time!

Congratulations Alicia and Gyorgy! Thank you for trusting us again with your most special days.

Naomi and Larissa

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Jen and Matt's Wedding at the Black Bass Hotel https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2020/2/jen-and-matts-wedding-at-the-black-bass-hotel Jen and Matt had a beautiful, sweet day surrounded with their closest family and friends. They even had some friends come to watch from the bridge in the background! These two were so much fun to work with, braved the cold on the bridge for me, and we all had fun learning about the interesting history of the Black Bass Hotel. "George Washington TRIED to stay there" ;)  After a lovely luncheon we had time to head to their home for a few photos with their adorable pups, make sure you get to the end to see their silly smiles!

Congratulations Jen and Matt, thank you for including me in your most special day.











 

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Janine and James' Fall Farm Wedding https://kuhlkenphotographers.com/blog/2019/11/janine-and-james-fall-farm-wedding SUCH a fun day with these two for their gorgeous fall wedding right here in Hunterdon County, at a farm just a few minutes from me! It's no secret that I love farm weddings, and this one was just perfect! Barn, hay bales, a tractor... What's not to love? The horses even made an appearance. LOL. 

Janine and James met while traveling to Portugal - he is from the UK and Janine from the States, but despite the distance they decided they were meant to be! After juggling the long distance thing they finally got hitched and are staying here in the U.S.  James had such a great group of friends and family travel over for the wedding, and everyone was certainly ready to celebrate. See below for evidence! :)

Congratulations Janine and James! I had so much fun spending your wedding day with you. Wishing you all the best!

Naomi