Kati & Dan's - Jim Thorpe Wedding

It's Halloween!  And I couldn't think of a better wedding to share with you today than Kati and Dan's big day.  With touches of black and purple everywhere, little skulls throughout, hosted in one haunted little town nestled in the foot of the Pocono's at the Mauch Chunk Museum in Jim Thorpe, PA, it truly was one of the most unique and best weddings I was able to be a part of.    

Here's to a long happy life together, Kati & Dan!

Classic Intimate Wedding Day at Silver Creek Country Club

What's better than a perfect location, a beautiful wedding dress, a stunning bride and her handsome groom?  When you throw in gorgeous bridesmaids that just happen to be the bride's daughters and a surprise visit by their adorable pup, too!

Stephanie (owner of Smooch on Main in Nazareth, PA) and Jay celebrated their wedding day at one of my favorite wedding venues, Silver Creek Country Club. Surrounded by their family and closest friends, this intimate affair was riddled with personal touches everywhere.  The bride chose both her daughters to be her bridesmaids and the groom, his childhood best friends. The day was full of laughter, love and a whole lot of fun and Silver Creek had that perfect, classic bride vibe that just pulled the whole day together!

A Family Engagement - Oxford NJ - NJ Wedding Photographer

A little country love always makes for the cutest pictures, and when you throw in the most adorable little boy into the mix...well than my heart just gets giddy.  April, Ron, Dusty and I made our way around Shippen Manor in Oxford, NJ before heading over to Oxford Furnace Lake to finish up this family centered engagement session. I can't wait for your wedding next month! It's going to be just as perfect as your engagement!

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Emily & Tyler Say I Do at Glassbern Inn - Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer

With wedding season in full swing and gorgeous sunlight pouring in our windows, I couldn't think of a better wedding to share with you today than Emily & Tylers at the beautiful, romantic Glasbern Inn!  Aside from how absolutely adorable Emily and Tyler are with each other, their bright springy colors and the touches of DIY magic that went into the day made it absolutely beautiful. I am so honored to have been a part of your big day!

I am so honored to say that Emily and Tyler's wedding has been featured on Red Oak Weddings.  An amazing wedding resource for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York Area! Check them out for more photos of their day.

Vendors: Venue: Glasbern Inn | Bridal Gown Shop: Park Avenue Bridals | Groom’s Attire
Shop: Tuxedo by Sarno | Cake: Emmaus Bakery | Celebrant: Rev. Connie Foreback | Flower Designs : Phoebe Florals | Hair/Make-up Name: Shea Emanuel (hair), Trina Sullivan (make-up)

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Engagement Session at Scranton RailRiders Stadium - Scranton Wedding Photographer

It's opening week of baseball season!!! And one of my favorite times of the year! The sun is shinning, wedding season is gearing up to begin and my favorite sport is adored everyday.  It really doesn't get any better than this! 

And I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than with Kate and Aldo's fun day at the Scranton RailRiders stadium! These two have a serious love for baseball!  Aldo is a die hard Mets fan and Kate a Yankees fan!!  When they told me that they reached out to the stadium and wanted to have their engagement pictures done there, I was absolutely thrilled!  The stadium staff was so accommodating and amazingly nice, showing us some really cool little places to take their engagement pictures at! We even got to walk on the field and play catch for a minute!

If you are in the Scranton area, or are taking a trip to the Poconos, I definitely recommend stopping and seeing a game their! I know you'll run into Kate & Aldo, and you can let them know how adorable their pictures came out!

Around the Valley w/ Story by Design Events - Lehigh Valley Photographer - Bethlehem, PA

Hi All!! I'm so glad you stopped to check in on Jess Watson Photography's new blog series that we will be starting!!  Did you know that we live in one of the coolest places ever??  The Lehigh Valley is so rich and full of so much culture and diversity, it makes it a great place for anyone to live in or visit.  You can drive down the highway and be sure to see a thriving city, rolling farm fields, the start of the Appalachian Mountains, rural communities and so much more. 

So I had a thought... what better way to bring some excitement to our area than by sharing some pictures every month, highlighting some of the amazing vendors, locations and events that go on around the valley so everyone can get a taste of it's greatness!

And with that, the start of our Around the Valley series began! Today we're going to show off a valentines DIY workshop hosted by Story by Design Events at the gorgeous Fox and Finch Studios!  Sarah, owner of Story by Design, helped bring out everyone's inner artist by teaching them ombre painting and faux calligraphy! It was such a fun night of art, laughter and of course, wine!

Emily & Mark's Super in Love Engagement Session at Jacobsburg Park

Some couples are just adorably cute when you get them in front of the camera, and Emily and Mark are definitely just that.  Even though they never had pictures taken together before, all it took was them looking and being around each other to warm up instantly.  As we wandered around Jacobsburg Park, finding all the perfect spots, there was so much laughter and love going on, my little photographer hear was gleeing with excitement!

I can't wait for their upcoming wedding day next weekend! If it's anything like their engagement session, which I know it will be, their wedding photos are just going to be magical!!

Check out some of our favorite engagement sessions below! Love what you see? Send us a message and we can chat about being a part of your big day!

Wedding Day at Camelback Mountain | Poconos Wedding Photographer

There is nothing more gorgeous in the fall than the Pocono Mountains!  When Taylor contacted me about shooting her wedding at Camelback Mountain Ski Resort, I was giddy! Being based out of Nazareth, PA I am on the base of the Poconos! My favorite time of year is when the leaves start changing and the mountains become a gorgeous fall color palette of amazingness! We found the perfect spot outside of the resort, that overlooked a small valley and ridge.  We even got a chance to walk through the waterpark and play a few games!!  With the pretty dark maroon and beige color palette that Taylor chose, this really was the perfect venue to highlight her wedding day! 

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Take a peak at a few of our other favorite wedding moments below!

Utah Adventures - Travel Wedding Photographer - Salt Lake City Photographer

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves" John Muir

In January, I travelled to one of the most gorgeous places I have visited in the states.  Provo, Utah is a little town about an hour from Salt Lake City. It sits in the valley in between the beautiful Wasatch Mountains and Utah Lake, and its breathtaking beauty is just amazing.  We hiked up mountains, walked through ice castles, ventured along roads with nothing but land and cows, snapping pictures along the way. We even spent some time at the Sundance Film Festival! I definitely can't wait to go back and visit again!

At Home on the Farm Engagement Session | Lancaster Engagement Session

When you live on this amazingly gorgeous farm outside of Lancaster, PA of course your engagement photos need to be done there.  I was so excited when Beth told me she wanted to do her engagement pictures at their home. Whenever you can add a little bit of personal touch to any part of your wedding journey, it makes it that much more intimate and perfect! And seriously...can you even handle the scenery here! I'm in love!

Want to see some more of Jess Watson Photography's engagement sessions.  Check out our other blog posts below!! Interested in letting JWP bring a little extra love to your wedding day? Send us a message, we would love to chat!