New Jersey Bride Magazine Bridal Editorial

Several weeks ago I shared the covers of New Jersey Bride Magazine that I photographed. To top it off there was also a 6 page bridal editorial that is featured inside it’s cover. On a very windy autumn day last September at Mallard Island Yacht Club Michelle Indorato- Santanello of MDS Floral Design  and I planned a beach inspired bridal editorial. It was just such a perfect day and all the talent came together for one of those perfect shoots. I was in photographers nirvana! Finally got around to scanning the feature. Enjoy!

Venue: Mallard Island Yacht Club , Manahawkin, NJ

Floral and Décor: Michelle Indorato- Santanello of MDS Floral Design, Manahawkin, NJ

Model: Ana Maria Lawson of Click Models

Makeup: Beke Beau

Hair: Brittany Cunningham of Architeqt Salon

Bridal Gowns: Bridal Garden, Marlton, NJ

Invitations: Stephanie Somodi, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Headpiece:  Maria Eleina Headpieces


Bonnet Island Wedding of Kimberly + Josh

Early autumn at the Jersey shore, and what better place to be than Bonnet Island Estate!  Kimberly prepared for her wedding day at her parents home right on the beach! How perfect! I knew it would be extra special with Michelle Indorato- Santanello of MDS Floral Design doing all the florals and decor. Wonderful working with Michelle again! Kimberly and Josh said their “I do’s” in the charming rustic boathouse at the estate and it was off to a very festive party! Loved my wedding day at the beach!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bonnet Island Estate

    Décor and Floral Design: MDS Floral Design

  Makeup and Hair: Red Sails Salon, Surf City, NJ

   Bridal Gown: Jim Hjelm

Bridesmaids Gowns: Wtoo Bridesmaid

Shoes: Nina

Invitations: William Arthur

Catering and Cake: Merri-Makers Catering

Cake: The BakeWorks

   Music: International String Trio and Unforgettable DJs


Tammy - beautiful photos marie! xoxo

New Jersey Bride Magazine Covers!

Every time I go to the grocery store I have to pinch myself. When I pass by the magazine rack and see my images looking back at me, gracing the covers of New Jersey Bride Magazine! Though I have had my work published in hundreds of bridal magazines over the past 15 years the elusive “cover” has always passed me by. In the current issue I not only got the cover but I got all 4 covers. Talk about hitting the JACKPOT!!!!! Thank you so much NJ Bride editor Molly Tully for making this wedding photographers dream come true!


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 Floral and Event Design: Manic Botanic

  Gown: Kleinfelds Bridal

  Shoes: Manolo Blahnik



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Tammy - beautiful photos marie!