A Second Photographer for Second Chances: A Beautiful Backyard Wedding

      It’s not every day I have the pleasure of photographing a stunning spring wedding.

      But a few weeks ago, the lovely and talented Anna Herbst of Orange Studios Photography brought me on as her second photographer for a beautiful backyard wedding in South Orange, New Jersey. It was a perfect June day—the kind with soft light and a fresh breeze. The couple, Jennifer and Dave, and their guests—a mixture of artists and actors, to name a few—brought the fun to the party. It was a day for the books, and I loved being a part of the festivities. The best part of being a second photographer is the ability to capture all of those incredible details that make a wedding come to life, and in turn, tell the couple’s story.

      The Decor

      The couple’s backyard was transformed into a rustic, ethereal space replete with hanging planter boxes and tons of fresh flowers (more on those in a minute). Soft grays, lush greens, and delicate lavenders permeated the tablescape. Every element was exquisite and elegant. Hats off to the amazing Tracy Davis-Fox at Party Artistry event planning.

      The Flowers

      Blooms by Urban Design Studio stole the show (not counting the bride, of course!). Flowers spilled out of every corner and adorned the farm-style tables that lined the tent. Jennifer’s bouquet was equally spectacular and Dave’s boutonniere was on point. There were flowers dripping from every surface, in the most incredible way.

      The Food

      Chef Pamela of Provence Catering went above and beyond with her incredible culinary options. Multiple food stations offered guests a variety of delicious options, while intricate passed hors d’oeuvres stunned and impressed.

      The Cake

      And rounding out the event details was a luxurious, three-tiered naked cake by Bonnie & Cake. Each tier was a different flavor: chocolate  on bottom, raspberry in the middle, and a lemon chiffon on top. The flavors were out of this world and the presentation was simply perfection. Simple yet chic, and a tasteful nod to the wedding’s rustic elegant vibe.

      Thank you to Anna for asking me to second shoot the wedding. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Jennifer and Dave and their wonderful families. Cheers to second go arounds and seconds chances! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.