Annie & Brian’s Shadowbrook wedding in Shrewsbury, NJ was a wedding never to forget! I photographed Annie & Brian’s GTKY session at Princeton University and loved working with them. Annie is so happy, bubbly and confident while Brian is cool laid back and shares my characteristic dry wit. We got along amazingly. They had their preps in a nearby hotel, and the bridal party was an absolute crazy fun group! We had a little dance party mix after the bride got dressed that you can see in the BTS video.
Two reveals at Shadowbrook wedding!
I love having first looks, but two is another level! The first was Annie’s father seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress. This one always gets me as your father seeing you for the first time is very emotional to me. Because I always imagine my daughter on that day. Secondly, Brian was able to have a private reveal with Annie off to the side garden area where there were no other people. It was beautiful!
Bridal Portraits at Shadowbrook Wedding
On to the portraits! The portraits are where I crack my knuckles and dig into some light, natural artistic insanity with a group of equally fun and insane people. I really loved working with this group, they were exciting, fun crazy and just like my good friend Katie’s company DFW (Down For Whatever)! Annie strutted her stuff with her simple bouquet of Calla Lilies, and we rocked these spring wedding portraits at Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury.
It is a long day so I have to keep my energy up to keep the couples interested 😉 Brian is obviously tired of my light metering! haha
Indoor Ceremony at Shadowbrook wedding
Brian’s father was a pastor and very religious man that performed the ceremony. Shadowbrook had a beautiful indoor ceremony location in the venue if the weather is not accommodating outdoors. I love the giant windows that backlight the ceremony and the rich, ornate wood that surrounds the room.
Reception at Shadowbrook Wedding
What do you get when you mix alcohol, fun people, and loud music? “100% pure adrenalin.” ~ Patrick Swayze, Point Break. Damn, we had a good day, and I always love photographing a Shadowbrook wedding! The staff is so lovely and they even called to thank us when we sent them some stuff. I wish the incredible Annie and Brian a lifetime of happiness together as they deserve it.
Always try to put a few minutes in the timeline to dance the grandoms..