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During my May coaching session with Katelyn James, she and I picked apart my blog and website design. It’s hard when you see something every day to look at it from an outsider’s perspective so it was great to hear her thoughts and advice. After the session I quickly “freshened” my website but I spent more time hunting for the right style for my blog design. I wanted something professional and boutique looking for my brand yet fun and fresh; and of course, something that looked cohesive with my portfolio site. When Tonic Site Shop released their new collection of blog designs this summer… I knew I found the one! It’s not quite custom but certainly a professionally designed boutique looking design that I easily personalized for my brand using ProPhoto. I love the new look!

If you’re wondering what on earth these photos have to do with my new blog design, they don’t! Today marks four years since Dave and I got engaged on Napeague Beach in between Amagansett and Montauk in the Hamptons. These are a few of my favorite photographs from our engagement weekend! We spent another long weekend out there again this weekend relaxing with friends and family. It’s a little slice of heaven on the east end of Long Island with the most amazing corn on the cob and fresh lobster rolls on the beach. I’m always surprised how beautiful it is when you leave the hustle and bustle of New York City. Can’t believe that was four years ago… my how time flies!!

I know my blog has been on a little bit of a hiatus as I’ve been redesigning everything over the past month but summer is winding down and I’ll be picking up where I left off… let me know what you think of my new look!

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What better day to launch my new blog design (more on that next week) than with a gorgeous rustic wedding… and not just any wedding, my cousin Jordan’s wedding to his high school sweetheart, Katelynn. These two survived thousands of miles of long distance while Katelynn attended Pepperdine University in Southern California and Jordan pursued his education at home in Oregon. There is no doubt, these two are thrilled to start their new lives together… in the same city! Their Eagle Crest Resort Wedding in Redmond was a beautiful celebration of family and friends in a gorgeous, rustic affair. Jordan’s older sister Natalie is a super talented luxury wedding planner based in Orange County – she coordinated all the decor for the day and designed and assembled all of the bouquets, centerpieces and floral elements herself. She and I reconnected this fall at engage!13 Montelucia and it was so fun to see her again! My cousin Tyler is an artist and and architect… he built by hand the wooden log cupcake tower centerpiece for the cake display.  And well, Haley and I took the pictures… it was a team effort!

Jordan, I’m feeling kind of old now that you’re married and Haley’s engaged (they’re only a month apart in age), but I could not be more excited for your and Katelynn! Congratulations!!

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Natalie did such a great job on all the bouquets!

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Jordan made a dapper groom!

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Jordan gave his groomsmen custom shave kits in these gorgeous wooden engraved boxes…

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Katelynn and her maids saying a prayer before the ceremony… love this shot!

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It’s official!!

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I love this bridal party …. I’m a sucker for men in suspenders… and I love the coral and blue color palette!

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My mom is one of five girls in her family and four out of the five of them had babies in the same year… incredible that Charlie, Jordan, Alec & Haley all ended up with the same hair color too.. what are the chances?

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Love this mother-son shot of Louise and Jordan – one of my favorites!

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Obsessed with this one!

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Tyler’s masterpieces… the cupcake tower…

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After the toasts and cake cutting… we snuck these two out onto the resort grounds during the golden hour for these amazing sunset portraits! The light was soooo good….

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Can’t get enough of this shot Haley grabbed!

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Back to the dance floor to get this party started!

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My grandma’s boyfriend just turned 97 years young… and he danced it up with the best of them! So cute!

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I handed the camera off for the father-daughter dance!

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Jordan and Katelynn are the oldest siblings in BIG families… I’ve never seen so many girls angling for a shot at catching the bouquet…

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The Maid of Honor and sister of the bride was not going to miss this! Ha ha!

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Sisters smooch… ha ha!

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Venue: Eagle Crest Resort / Event Design: Natalie from A Good Affair / Hair & Makeup: Kim Watson from High Maintenance Salon / Photography: Jessica Haley Photography

  • Sally Chamberlain - Really beautiful photographs here!ReplyCancel

  • Randi Schreyer - Great photos… Well done!ReplyCancel

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I don’t usually photograph families and newborns but when your best friend has a baby… you make an exception! I was thrilled to spend an afternoon with baby Olivia, Amy & Brad to capture a few of this sweet baby girl’s first photographs. She is such a sweetheart – I can’t wait to see her grow up! So excited for you guys!! Congrats!!!

xo xo, Aunt Jess

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The photographs wouldn’t be complete without at least one shot of Molly, their dog, checking out the newest addition to the family… she’s not sure what’s going on but was happy to be included!

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Happy Friday friends!

Lauren and Randall both found themselves living in New York City as young twenty-somethings. In a city of a million strangers… a fateful game of intramural kickball brought these two together. After a big city courtship… these two tied the knot at Willow Ridge Country Club in Rye in a beautiful outdoor ceremony and a rocking reception, thank to their amazing band, FDR Drive. I had so much fun celebrating with you guys and I’m so honored that you let me be a part of your big day. Congratulations!!

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Frank from House of Flowers did an amazing job with the floral design… I love these lush white roses for Lauren’s bouquet!

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Obsessed with her lace gown with a dramatic back… 

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The ceremony took place on the deck overlooking the golf course at Willow Ridge. This Scottish bagpipe player led the couple back down the aisle…
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Married!!
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We made it out on the club grounds just in time for the sun setting over the driving range for a gorgeous set of portraits… I love these!
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Such a colorful bridal party!
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A first dance turned Michael Jackson montage… complete with a white glove… amazing!
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Lauren had pieces of her baby blanket sewed into the lining of her gown since her grandfather always joked that she would walk down the aisle with it after never letting it leave her side during childhood…
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Congrats you guys!!

Venue: Willow Ridge Country Club / Floral Design: Frank at House of Flowers / Gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner / Band: FDR Drive / Hair & Makeup: Jaquie and Denise from Pure Salon / Invitations: The Paper Trousseau / Calligraphy : Kristen Henderson / Photo Booth: Garden State Photo / Photography: Jessica Haley Photography

  • Lauren and Randall - We love the pictures! You and Haley did a fabulous job! We cant wait to see the rest! Thank you!!
    xox Lauren and RandallReplyCancel

  • Beth Jamison - Beautiful photos! Jessica Haley nailed it!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte T. Doria - I write this after wiping my tears from looking at these fabulous pictures!!! I felt as if I was there again so beautiful………..ReplyCancel

  • Jeffrey Jamison - Absolutely stunning photos! Lauren and Randall look so happy together! You captured this special night in a way I didn’t think was possible. Jessica, you are an amazing photographer and I highly recommend you.ReplyCancel

  • Trish Aspland - Stunning wedding photos. A class act! I will have happy memories of Lauren’s and Randall’s Wedding Day forever. These beautiful pictures have created loving memories, especially for the happy couple!ReplyCancel

  • Freya Jones - These are absolutely gorgeous photos.ReplyCancel

  • Tom Doria - wonderful pictures to remember such a blessed dayReplyCancel

  • Tracy Eck - I was unable to attend the wedding and after seeing such absolutely gorgeous photos that captured so much emotion, joy and love shared by this family, I am totally overwhelmed! I know that a lot of work went into that one evening and there is only a calm, serene feel to all the expressions in the photos of the bride and groom, family members and friends. The album truly highlights the personality of the couple and the talent of the photographer.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Barton - Stunning photos. Looked like an amazing and very special wedding.ReplyCancel

  • Cristy Jamison - Jessica, you and your team were a pleasure to work with and you made my sister’s day that much more special! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Barton - Beautiful pictures. I love the black and white photos. Congratulations to the both of you. Many years of laughter and good health.
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  • Kathryn Kantarian - Such stunning photos of an absolutely perfect day!!ReplyCancel

  • Randall - Wow, those pictures turned out so amazing! So glad that you were there to capture the precious moments and made us all look so great. Your work is really the best I’ve seen.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - stunning!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anthony - beautiful pictures of a beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Cristine Jamison - As Lauren’s doting grandmother I was so thrilled to be at her wedding to Randy. The photographs are magnificent. I look forward to displaying a few of them!ReplyCancel

  • Denelle - Great photos! Thanks for capturing my bestie’s special day!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Great pictures of an amazing wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - Love the pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Amy farrell - So much love! The photos do such a great job capturing how much fun and happiness this day had. Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Mala Rugg - Beautiful couple and amazing day. Pictures came out gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Fea - Gorgeous photos!! Beautifully captures such an amazing awedding!!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime Szefc - What a beautiful job you did capturing such a special day.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Goncalves - Absolutely beautiful!!! The pictures captured this beautiful day!! Love you both!!ReplyCancel

  • Danya - Stunning work! Awesome wedding :) ReplyCancel

  • Leyla - Gorgeous photos of a stunning wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Daniel Wong - Awesome photos! They came out absolutely perfect!ReplyCancel

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Since moving to Rye from New York City, I have yet to photograph an event in my new town. That all changed this weekend first with Lauren & Randall’s rehearsal dinner at the American Yacht Club Friday night and then their Willow Ridge wedding on Saturday. Rye is unique because the southern tip of the city comes to a point at the American Yacht Club with the Long Island Sound bordering both sides with views of the Manhattan skyline from the point. It’s one of my favorite things about it! I was thrilled to finally go beyond the entrance gate and onto the scenic property to document their gorgeous sunset rehearsal dinner at the club. It almost convinced me to take up sailing just for an excuse to go back! ha ha! Enjoy!

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  • Jean Ferguson - Hello Jessica,
    I am Randall Ferguson ‘s Mom. I am looking to see if pictures will be available to buy of our family. Also, I would like to see if any other pictures would be something I could appreciate.
    Thank you.
    Sincerely,
    Jean L. FergusonReplyCancel

    • Jessica - Hi Jean – the final images are just about ready and you will receive a full gallery with the ability to purchase prints and canvases and albums if you’d like!ReplyCancel

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