Zulemy’s Wedding Experience – Sussex County Fair Grounds
Zulemy & Rich’s August wedding at the Sussex County Fair Grounds was one of our favorites of 2018. Zulemy recently left us this review about her experience with us:
Wow! I am so thankful for this entire experience beginning to end; but there will be no end because we plan to keep in touch with Abigail and Andy and continue to have them capture our memories, especially once we start growing as a family!
We met Abigail and Andy through a referral from my maid of honor, who has been my best friend for 20 years. I remember her saying, “I know this really great family who used to visit my old job at the eye doctor’s office and I’m pretty sure they have a photography business”. We then dug into their website online and were blown away! The take away message here is that this referral was based on two really great humans and their work, it’s the icing on top!
The response to our first email inquiry was immediate. After our consultation, it was a no brainer! Not only did we get such a positive vibe from them, but their work was phenomenal, and their packages were top notch compared to what we had previously encountered thorough research and other consults.
Our package included an engagement session. We began in our home with some lifestyle photos on our couch and making coffee in our kitchen (which is one of our favorite things to do). We also got to do some couples boudoir shots in our bedroom, took some beautiful fall photos on our front lawn, traveled to the Plainsboro preserve, and finished with some cool night-time shots in Princeton. This entire session was endless and felt effortless.
We will cherish these memories forever especially since this was our first home together. We ended up using some of our outdoor photos for our wedding invitation and no one knew the shot was on our front lawn (we live in an apartment complex!). By the end of the night, we felt super comfortable and were positive we made the best decision to have Abigail and Andy as a part of our Journey.
That night, we shared that we had plans to brew our own beer at a local brewery for our wedding and to our surprise, Abigail and Andy offered to come and document this cool experience which was about 9 months out; and they did! It was another opportunity to bond and get to know each other a bit more while learning about the beer making process.
In that same week, Abigail helped me coordinate a surprise boudoir photo shoot for my soon to be husband. It included hair and makeup and a beautiful album that I gave my husband the album the day of our wedding. The team was able to get his ear to ear smile when he opened his surprise gift.
The wedding day went without a hitch. Abigail, Andy, Ralph, and Noah were the dream team. They were not only our photographers but jumped in literally whenever someone needed a helping hand. Abigail rode to the venue with me and my mom and helped us carry things with camera in hand and all! Back at the hotel, Andy was helping one of our groomsmen iron his shirt!
When we were taking portraits at the venue prior to the ceremony, we realized the groom didn’t clear out the room that we were supposed to check out of. They got in touch with my maid of honor who was in a different part of the grounds to call the hotel and square that away. During the reception, Abigail took bobby pins out of her own hair to fix mine and make sure my hair band wouldn’t come out during our dance performance! Abigail and Andy helped us keep our cool on so many different occasions and you can definitely see this transpiring in our photos!
Exactly two months after the wedding, we had an incredible reveal party. Abigail and Andy opened up their studio on a Friday evening and allowed us to invite family and friends over for this special event. We brought food and drinks and got to relive our entire wedding day. Abigail and Andy put our photos up on a projector and mocked up an album and wall art for us. This was the first time anyone, including us, had seen any photos. It brought back the tears, laughter, and joy we felt that day.
The question here is, what don’t Abigail and Andy do! Stop looking! Lovely couple, unique vision, and exceptional work. We can’t thank you enough!
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