Category Archives: Weddings

Historic Hotel Bethlehem Wedding Photographer

Historic Hotel Bethlehem Wedding Photographer ~ with Jackie & Tom

It was the last wedding of the year for DA Visions and it certainly ended with a bang! Hotel Bethlehem has some unique grounds and textures to get creative with photographs. Jackie and Tom opted to go with a first look before the ceremony so that they could enjoy cocktail hour with their guests as well as the special Scottish bagpiper that played for the hour. Judging by the photos, each time Tom saw his wife, it was a special moment. Cocktail hour is always a good time to snap more candid images with the guests.  The guest count was upwards of 200 people, but that didn’t stop the DJ, Fly Guy
Productions – he had the dance floor packed all night.  In fact, the party was so good Jackie and Tom were getting wedding crashers! Everyone had a good time and the newlyweds left two days later for their paradise trip to St. Lucia.

Here are a few of my favorites.



Clinton NJ Wedding Photographer

Clinton NJ Wedding Photographer

A couple weeks ago we had the pleasure of capturing the beautiful wedding of Chris and Mary. They both had a lot on their plate leading up to the wedding day. Mary and the girls were supposed to get ready at their new home they had just purchased. We all know how stressful buying a home is. Just days before the wedding the house water well decided to quit. Mary had wanted portraits on the landscaped property but unfortunately all the drilling for the well and heavy equipment had ruined all those possibilities. On top of that there was no water so now she had to get a room at the Holiday Inn hotel in Clinton, but there were no rooms available. Luckily her sister had booked a room there prior so she gave it up for Mary. Stylist from The art of Hair in Phillipsburg NJ came to the room to perform their magic.  On top of all that you have the stress of the wedding day and the fear of rain was in the picture. Mary’s mom all the while trying to calm everyone. It all worked out in the end. The skies remained calm and  she married the man she loves. They had a beautiful ceremony at  the Immaculate Conception Church in Annandale NJ and a fun party at Flynns on the Hill in Phillipsburg NJ.

here are a few of my fav’s



Belvidere NJ Wedding photographer ~ Jennifer & Mike

Belvidere NJ Wedding photographer  ~ Jennifer & Mike

As soon as I met Jennifer and Mike, I knew we would click the minute their dog, Titan, came to me at the door with a toy during our first meeting. Both Jennifer and Mike are fun, easy going people with wonderful families. I thoroughly enjoyed my time after the wedding speaking with the family that flew in from Germany. It’s great to connect with people from across the map.

The church was just down the road from their residence and it was a perfect fit. It’s a small, older quaint church where the floor boards would creak as you walked down the aisle along with a rope by the door to ring the church bells to signify another marriage in the books. The bride arrived in style with a horse-drawn carriage which also held a bottle of champagne and two glasses for Jennifer and Mike to celebrate after saying their vows.  The bridesmaids wore stunning red gowns and groomsmen each had bow ties.  The cocktail “hour” and reception had food catered by the Brownstone and the dance music was provided by DJ Dave Rupell with Big Daddy productions. In addition to an ice luge, there was an on-premise hand rolled cigar table which was a nice added touch for the guests to enjoy. I believe that pretty much tells the story of a fun celebration for the newlyweds before they jet off to a two week honeymoon in paradise.


Here are just a few of my favorites.



Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer ~ Amanda & Bryan

Lehigh Valley Wedding Photographer ~ Amanda & Bryan

Bussiere/Sweney Wedding – Chester County, PA

My daughter Niki is best friends with the bride, Amanda. Both girls were able to have a special part in each other’s wedding as the Maid/Matron of Honor.

When Amanda and Bryan approached me to photograph their wedding, it felt only natural to be there for the big day, whether as a guest or as the photographer. But being the photographers meant we really get to be a part of their day. Normally, a wedding at the end of August in Pennsylvania would be stifling hot and humidity would be at an all time high; however, the wedding weekend was beautiful with sunny skies and a temperature in the mid 70’s – they really lucked out!

DA Visions was invited out for the rehearsal dinner at Brickside Grille where the two families, along with the bridal party, had time to unwind, have some drinks and share in lots of laughter with the bride and groom.

The morning of the wedding, the girls headed off at 8:00 am to Springton Manor Farms, the venue of the big day, to begin hair and make-up. The groomsman and Father of the Bride/Groom were able to sit back and relax until later in the afternoon before heading to the farm to get themselves ready. After the two “first looks” with Amanda and her father, as well as Bryan’s first peek with his mom, it was time for everyone to line up and take their places under the Linden tree’s extensive branches and await Amanda’s entrance. Amanda’s walk down the aisle was a long grassy one, in wedge heels no less, but it went perfect as her soon-to-be husband waited at the bottom to take her hand in marriage. The ceremony went on seamlessly as the two read their own written vows to one another and then becoming Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Sweney. Once the ceremony was done, we took shots of both families with the new husband and wife and then took them away in the golf cart to capture their love on the beautiful farm grounds. This is where timelines are notoriously unforgiving. After the formals we had about 30 minutes to get creative. The Venues cart driver, Harold, whisked  the newlyweds Melissa, Brian and  me around the huge farm. Having been there a few weeks prior to scope out the venue and get ideas paid off. We got beautiful images and got them back to cocktail hour just in time.

The reception was tented with hanging bulb lights which created the perfect atmosphere for their guests to dance the night away with DJ’S Paul and Kevin with Silversound DJ’S and use the Party Photodraw booth and snap pictures with the bride and groom before the night came to an end, as it always does, and then everyone was bused back to the hotel. At this point, the cleanup begins for DA Visions – putting all of the camera gear away, breaking down the Photo Booth and packing up the car and truck to head back for a nightcap. Although the wedding has to end, this is when DA Visions needs to continue… Lucky us, we get to relive each moment as we go through every image editing,  uploading and then sharing the precious moments we’ve captured with the new couple.

Here are a few of my favorite from Amanda and Bryan’s wedding day…