Michelle & Brian - Commonwealth Manor

Michelle & Brian – Commonwealth Manor

As many of you know, I love it when the couples see each other for the first time (and I always encourage it) so we’ll start with that moment. As soon as I took this picture , it stuck in my mind. You can actually feel Michelle’s nervousness and emotions she was going through waiting for Brian to come down.


And then, Brian arrives …  I love capturing those moments.

bride and groom

bride and groom

I really enjoyed photographing at Commonwealth Manor. It combines that old farm house architecture with modern landscaping allowing the photographer to create the look he’s after.

bridal gown

bride getting ready

Michelle and Brian met in Sea Isle City in New Jersey, so they had a beach theme for their wedding.

center piece

seating cards



The flower girl and the ring bearer were so cute.

flower girl ring bearer

What is this you ask? It’s the first dance. This has to be one of the best first dances I’ve seen. They did a compilation of many songs, and let me tell you, they can shake it !

first dance

first dance 2

We than went out for some fun portraits.

bride and groom

And while doing some bridal party pictures I noticed the little ring bearer…. What is he thinking?

ring bearer

Wait for it ….. wait for it … wait for it …

ring bearer 2

How cute are they?

The flower girl was running around her parents. I was thinking “OK, I only need a fraction of a second, can you rest a little?” … and BAM, she did. She is gorgeous.

flower girl

Can you see the love of their parents in their eyes? You can tell that she will always be daddy’s little girl.

father and daughter dance

And a mother’s love…

mother son dance

And a “retiring dance” …


What better way to end this if not with a great picture of an awesome couple.

bride and groom 2