Wedding : Alex and Mike :: Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill, NJ

Cinnaminson, NJ

Alex and Mike remind me a lot of myself and my husband.  Their banter is great, and I simply adore them!  I enjoyed my time hanging out at Alex’s childhood home getting to know her friends and family.  Alex had a perfect dress, one of my absolute favorites so far this wedding season.  When I first met the couple last year, they mentioned their dogs.  They LOVE their dogs and I made sure to capture their babies on this special day.


Voorhees, NJ

Mike and the guys hung out at his house in Voorhees.  They arrived at the wedding in style in an awesome classic car.

Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill, NJ

The Ceremony

Alex has two little cousins, Rylee and Harper, that were the most adorable little flower girls.  Mike waited to see his bride until the ceremony.  All eyes were on Alex.

The getaway car

After the ceremony, the happy couple rode off and spent a little time together as husband and wife.

The Reception

Thank you, Alex and Mike, for a wonderful wedding.  I hope we cross paths again in the future.

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Wedding : Cynthia and Jeff :: The Bradford Estate, Hainesport, NJ

Cynthia and Jeff were married on one of the most beautiful days we have had so far this wedding season.  The Bradford Estate has a grand bridal suite upstairs above the main ballroom.  The girls snacked and talked while getting their hair and makeup done.  The guys played pool and watched some TV, relaxing before the ceremony.  I could have taken detail photos for hours.  Cynthia put together such a beautiful display.  Her invitation, jewelry, and dress, along with the stunning natural light from the windows were a photographers dream.

The happy couple decided upon a first look on the terrace.  Jeff’s smile said it all.  We spent some time walking the grounds of the estate and were later joined by the bridal party for some more formal photos.

Cynthia and Jeff were united together in the town of Cherry Hill at St. Michaels Luthern Church where they are members.  The church is an interesting octagonal structure where all of their guests had a great view of the union.  Beautiful music was played and Jeff could not keep his eyes off his bride.

After the formal family photos at the church, we headed back to the estate and started the party! As always, The Bradford put on a show with an elaborate cocktail hour and a decadent dessert display.  The guests enjoyed the Asian wok station, land and sea scampi station, and sports bar station during cocktail hour.  DiBartolo Bakery created a beautiful chocolate and vanilla layer cake, filled with chocolate mousse.  It smelled absolutely delicious. The dance floor was always busy, and everyone seemed to have a blast, not wanting the evening to end.

Cynthia and Jeff were dream clients and such a joy to work with on their wedding day.  I wish them both the best and hope we can make photo magic again in the near future.

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Family Mini Session : Evelyn turns one! and cake smash :: Barclay Farmstead, Cherry Hill, NJ

I have two kids and know how much of a pain taking their photo can be.  As parents, we have such good intentions, but our dreams can be quickly crushed by something as little as a cookie falling on the ground.  Mini sessions with Shilliday Photography are quick and easy.  30 minutes tops, one location with many backgrounds and me dancing around being silly making your kids laugh.

Mandy (aka mom of Liam (2 1/2) and Evelyn (1)) contacted me a few weeks ago about possibly doing a cake smash session with their soon to be one-year-old daughter.  We decided to mix in some family photos before getting too dirty at the Barclay Farmstead in Cherry Hill.  This is one of my go-to locations for mini sessions.  It has an awesome bridge, a barn, brick wall, green trees and a playground for the kids to go on after the session.  Liam wasn’t too interested in getting his photo taken, but he did manage to crack a smile a few times.

After a quick wardrobe change, the birthday girl got to dig into some cake!  She wasn’t too interested at first, but once daddy put a little taste in her mouth, she was all in.

Happy Birthday, Evelyn! One is an important year- I am sure you are going to rock it girlfriend!  And Liam, keep smiling.

Stay connected over on my facebook page for more updates on the Schmierer Family and other fun photography session happening this spring.

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A lovely wedding : Kelly and Shawn :: Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, NJ

Kelly and Shawn were wed in a traditional Catholic ceremony at St. Peter’s church in Merchantville, NJ.  We finished the night dancing and eating at the  Holiday Inn in Cherry Hill celebrating the union of the two love birds.  Congrats Kelly and Shawn.  I wish you all the best and hope we can see each other again soon.  Stay in touch!



Alex and Mike : Engagement Session :: Barclay Farmstead, Cherry Hill, NJ

Alex and Mike had me at ‘vintage bike for two’.  These two love birds were fearless riding their bike through the woods at the Barclay Farmstead in Cherry Hill.  It was a perfect evening for laughs and love.  Enjoy a look into the engagement session of Alex and Mike.  Congrats!