austin + maria
williamstown, nj

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It all began nearly seven years ago Maria had her best friend slip Austin her number in South Jersey diner. They welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Wesley, into the world mid 2019 and on Thanksgiving 2020, Austin asked Maria to marry him! He surprised her with a mug that said "does this ring make me look engaged" with the engagement ring on the mug. So sweet and simple just like their personalities. Maria and Austin are so down-to-earth, the moment I met them I knew instantly that we were the perfect photographer/couple match! They were so fun to work with from their engagement session at Batsto Village to their timeline planning, all they way up to their last dance at their wedding. Capturing their love has been effortless and it was such an honor to be trusted with their day and to be the one who had the privilege of capturing such special moments for a beautiful family. 

The afternoon started at the Holiday Inn Express in Williamstown, NJ.  
The weather was  a record-breaking 97 degrees, but that didn't stop Maria and Austin from being happy in love.  Surprisingly enough it was hot, but it wasn't unbearable like August heat.

Their ceremony and reception were both held at Brigalia's in Williamstown, NJ, The perfect hidden venue off the expressway that has beautiful architecture and landscaping for gorgeous wedding portraits! 

Their ceremony was held in their beautiful barn, and the reception was in their Grand Ballroom which is just absolutely breathtaking when you step inside.

Maria had an emotional first look with her son and father

Maria was an absolutely stunning Bride!!

I LOVED capturing this one...

The guys were started celebrating early and were slightly  buzzed when they arrived, so I was thankful they all stopped in time and I didn't get trampled to the ground lol

The perfect, simple ceremony...If you're looking for a minister, I would highly recommend their officiant, Nick.
His information is below on the vendor list!

Ceremony | Brigalia's Barn

Reception | Brigalia's Grand Ballroom

Florist | Mums the Word Florist

Hair | Hair by Anthi

Make up | Faces by Fo - Jen and Jess  

Officiant | Nick Danze

Click here to view Austin + Maria's Engagement session !