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Lambertville Station Wedding Photos in New Jersey: Jenn & Jeff

One of our favorite weddings this summer took place in a beautiful colonial town on the East Coast, right along the Delaware River: Lambertville, N.J. Two of Dan’s college friends — and former University of Richmond running teammates — were fixing to be hitched. We were honored to be there to photograph the day.

But there’s a thing about the East Coast in the summer: It gets rather hot and humid, the latter of which is foreign to anyone who lives in the Rocky Mountains. Still, you couldn’t even really feel it in the excitement surrounding the last few hours of preparation before Jeff and Jenn met each other down the aisle.

Both the ceremony and the reception took place at Lambertville Station. And the town surrounding the place was as perfect an East Coast enclave you could ask for, rich in Revolutionary War and U.S. colonial history.

Beautiful colors, natural light and the joy and laughter expressed by both Jenn and Jeff throughout the day made this wedding a delight to document. Jenn and Jeff: We love you both, and wish you many happy years together!

Lambertville Wedding Photography: Wedding of Jenn Ennis and Jeff Strojny at Lambertville Station on July 18, 2015, in Lambertville, New Jersey. (Photo by Anya Semenoff/A&D Photography)

Lambertville Wedding Photography: Wedding of Jenn Ennis and Jeff Strojny at Lambertville Station on July 18, 2015, in Lambertville, New Jersey. (Photo by Anya Semenoff/A&D Photography)

Lambertville Station Wedding Photography: Wedding of Jenn Ennis and Jeff Strojny at Lambertville Station on July 18, 2015, in Lambertville, New Jersey. (Photo by Anya Semenoff/A&D Photography)

Lambertville Wedding Photography: Wedding of Jenn Ennis and Jeff Strojny at Lambertville Station on July 18, 2015, in Lambertville, New Jersey. (Photo by Anya Semenoff/A&D Photography)

Lambertville Wedding Photography: Wedding of Jenn Ennis and Jeff Strojny at Lambertville Station on July 18, 2015, in Lambertville, New Jersey. (Photo by Anya Semenoff/A&D Photography)

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Princeton, N.J.: Wedding of Brian and Lauren

We had just finished photographing the bridal party formal shots, and miracle of miracles, we had extra time to play with before the reception started. Lauren, who deserves all credit for orchestrating this well-planned wedding day, took a look around at all of us as we stood in the shade, trying desperately to stay cool in the hot, summer, New Jersey day and said, “I could go for some ice cream right now.”

Who could object to an idea like that?

Lauren and Brian’s wedding day gave us many great elements to work with: great venues, beautiful weather, an impromptu stop at an ice cream shop, and most importantly an amazing couple.

To the two of you: Thank you, thank you! You were a dream to work with. May you have many happy years ahead.

-anya

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Princeton Wedding Preview: Brian and Lauren

I’m writing to you tonight from New Jersey, on the eve of another east coast wedding. As such it seemed only fitting to give you a little sneak peak of the last wedding we shot out in these parts: Brian and Lauren’s Princeton, N.J. wedding.

We had a really fantastic time with these two, and I’m looking forward to showing you a more complete overview of their wedding.

Until then, here are a couple of shots that Dan captured that day. I love them for their fine art quality — they almost look like paintings.

I hope you’re doing well, my friends. More soon! Love, -anya

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Chautauqua Park Wedding Photography: Brice and Jamie

Her father admitted, as he held a glass of chilled champagne, that when he first heard of her plan, he thought, “This would make a great romantic comedy.”

She was moving to Colorado and needed a place to live for her and her dog; he was looking to rent out his basement. Sight unseen, man unmet, she signed a lease, and at the Chautauqua Dining Hall in May, her father’s romantic comedy prediction came true.

Brice and Jamie have a love story that you wouldn’t expect existed outside of Hollywood (come on, it’s not every day that you find your future husband on Craigslist!) but it’s as true and beautiful a story as you’ll ever find.

Brice and Jamie: Dan and I had a great time documenting your Chautauqua Park wedding — despite the uncooperative weather! Thank you for letting us be a part of it! — Anya

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Chautauqua Wedding Photography: Brice and Jamie preview

There seems to be a theme in our engagement photos and weddings so far this summer season: rain. Not exactly what you might expect to be up against as a photographer in a notoriously dry state.

However, part of being a photographer is thinking on your feet and making do with what you’ve got. No amount of reverse-psychology rain dancing will make the weather change its mind (though don’t think I haven’t considered giving it a shot!). So, when the rain started to fall for Brice and Jamie’s Chautauqua wedding a few weekends ago — forcing them to move their ceremony inside — we all just went with it. Their ceremony was still beautiful, their excitement absolutely palpable, and no amount of rain could dampen their elation to be promising a lifetime to one another. They were exactly the kind of clients you’d want in that situation. Therefore, when the rain finally let up and we were able to shoot their portraits outside, it was just icing on the cake.

Here is just one shot of the resulting sunshine. More coming! –anya

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Denver wedding photographers | Wedding of Natalie and Craig

When Gino Siller asked me to assist him on a recent wedding he photographed for Natalie and Craig earlier this month, I jumped at the chance. I always really enjoy seeing how other photographers work through a wedding day, and Gino proved to be equal parts easy to work with and motivational.

I spent a good part of the day with Natalie and her bridesmaids who were all very gracious and welcoming to me. (And absolute troopers though the day threatened mightily with rain and wind! Luckily the worst of it held off until after the ceremony.)

Here are a few of the moments I captured of their lovely wedding — held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary on the Auraria Campus — and their reception — held at the Glenmoor Country Club.

Thanks to Gino for the opportunity — and thanks to all of you for taking a look!  –anya

Natalie after her wedding on Saturday, April 14, 2012. (Anya Semenoff, A&D Photography)Natalie and her bridal party before the wedding on Saturday, April 14, 2012. (Anya Semenoff, A&D Photography)Natalie before her wedding on Saturday, April 14, 2012. (Anya Semenoff, A&D Photography) Continue reading

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Denver Wedding Photographers | Mike and Anita

So much love.

Those words didn’t leave my mind as we photographed Mike and Anita’s wedding. Between the moments the two of them shared with each other throughout the day, to the laughter between them and their families during the reception toasts, to the absolute joy that illuminated little Gabriella’s face every time she saw her parents even after only the briefest of separations. The day was awash with love, support, and happiness.

It’s the kind of wedding you can’t help but feel blessed to be a part of, and we most certainly count ourselves as such. –anya

A bridesmaid bouquet at the wedding of Michael Eck and Anita Marie Gartner in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, September 16, 2011.

Mike Eck prepares in his hotel suite for his wedding ceremony with Anita Gartner on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.

Gabriella receives a gift from her mother, Anita, prior to the wedding of Michael Eck and Anita Marie Gartner in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, September 16, 201

Gabriella shows of her bracelet prior to the wedding of Michael Eck and Anita Marie Gartner in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, September 16, 2011.

Anita's mother and sister help her get ready prior to the wedding ceremony of Michael Eck and Anita Marie Gartner in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, September 16, 2011.

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Denver Wedding Preview: Mike and Anita

Dan and I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Mike and Anita’s wedding ceremony and reception last Friday, Sept. 16, here in Denver. (Remember Mike and Anita — and adorable Gabriella — from their Washington Park engagement shoot?)

We are working through our final edit of their wedding, but wanted to give you a little sneak peek in the meantime.

Stay tuned for more! — anya

Bouquet at the wedding of Michael Eck and Anita Marie Gartner in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, September 16, 2011, at South Lake Park.

Anita Gartner gets ready for her wedding to Michael Eck at St. Vincent de Paul's Catholic Church in Denver, Colorado, on Friday, September 16, 2011.

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Paul and Jenna

This wedding took us to Pennsylvania and into a story 11 years in the making.

Paul and Jenna were high school sweethearts. To see them now, you can imagine what that first spark looked like because they still love so fully and happily.

We had an absolutely wonderful time traveling out east and join them in such a beautiful setting and beautiful romance.

Thank you, Paul and Jenna for welcoming us into your day. All the best to you both!

Jenna and Paul's wedding bands, Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Berwyn, Pa.

Jenna and Paul's wedding bands.

Jenna's wedding dress, Saturday, June 25, 2011, in Berwyn, Pa.

Jenna's wedding dress.

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Seth and Brigid

Kate walked up to Brigid and said: “I just met your new best friend.”

And she couldn’t have been more right, because a little over a year later, Brigid stood up before friends and family and promised her “new best friend,” Seth, that she would remain his best friend for the rest of her life.

Seth and Brigid’s wedding was a beautiful start to what I’m certain will be an incredible life together. It was a wedding full not of stress and anxiety over the minutiae of the day, but rather, of overwhelming love, excitement and commitment to each other and their marriage.

Seth and Brigid, congratulations again! You guys were an absolute joy to work with, and we feel so blessed to have shared it with you. — anya

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