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Jackie & Ed are married!  Some of you may remember Jackie & Ed’s Engagement Session, which, mind you, I posted after they were married!  Whew.  I’ve been ridiculously busy.    I have the BEST CLIENTS EVER, who understand that as a working mom of 2, I have a very, very full plate.  They say, good things…

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  • JEN KJuly 30, 2009 - 8:47 pm

    Awesome work Laura!!!..love the lighting in the last pic!

  • JessicaJuly 31, 2009 - 4:22 am

    OMG! I got the chills looking at Jackie’s photos! They are better then amazing…is there a word for that!? ESP love the pics of the invites, donation cards, and table names…=). Hopefully I will have my site up and running soon!! =)

    Jess

  • MomJuly 31, 2009 - 4:36 am

    Beautiful, just perfect! Your editing has become impeccable. xo Mom

  • Jackie (Walsh) SaweyJuly 31, 2009 - 6:02 am

    Wow! Ed and I woke up this morning and got the email that the shots were ready…we jumped out of bed and sat down to look like kids on Christmas morning. I cried-of course and he kept repeating “These are awesome”

    Perfect! Thanks Laura.

  • Gayle EastonJuly 31, 2009 - 6:10 am

    Just wanted to leave a little note and say how fantastic these pictures are! Jacks and Ed, I wish you a blessed life and can’t say how stunning you both looked on your special day! Cheers! xoxox

  • laura bruenJuly 31, 2009 - 6:22 am

    Thank you everyone! They really are a fabulous couple inside and out. I’m lucky to have been able to be a part of it all.

  • Jessica M.July 31, 2009 - 6:33 am

    You were a gorgeous bride and these pictures really do you (and Ed) justice! So glad we were there!!

  • Christy S.July 31, 2009 - 6:35 am

    Jackie your pictures are gorgeous! And you looked beautiful. Congrats to you and Ed again!

  • RachelJuly 31, 2009 - 6:39 am

    Those pictures are all soooo beautiful..congrats! Looked like a good time too!.. Awesome

  • Michele GenoveseJuly 31, 2009 - 6:43 am

    Beautiful bride, beautiful pictures….as usual!!!! ; )

  • KELLEJuly 31, 2009 - 7:43 am

    Beautiful pictures & beautiful bride…I love them!

  • JesJuly 31, 2009 - 8:18 am

    jackie…the pictures are absolutley beautiful! i love all the goofy shots of you, it is nice to see you havent changed a bit! congrats! xo

  • Dana MoultonJuly 31, 2009 - 9:21 am

    some of the most amazing drop dead gorgeous pictures. each and every one is absolutely awesome

  • Christine Lee CallesanoJuly 31, 2009 - 3:53 pm

    Ed, these pictures are amazing! You guys looked awesome and your wife is beautiful!

  • JackieJuly 31, 2009 - 4:03 pm

    These pics are absolutely gorgeous! You really did such a wonderful job capturing their personalities!

  • kathy mackrellJuly 31, 2009 - 5:25 pm

    Beautiful pictures Laura! I think my favorite is the bride and her dad before she gets married… Great shots!!

  • Paulina & Christian GravierJuly 31, 2009 - 6:00 pm

    You gave them a lifetime of memories in these photos…that’s what your wedding day is suppose to be about. You’ve captured so many great shots and on top of it, the bride is beautiful…totally Charlotte from Sex in the City 🙂 ! LOL

  • Melissa BickertAugust 1, 2009 - 7:22 am

    Awesome!!!!

  • Victoria LegackiAugust 1, 2009 - 9:43 am

    Oh my! What great shots. I just love when wedding photgraphers go out of the ordinary and really capture the beauty in the day. I felt like I was there! So great to have these special moments captured. Congrats!!!

  • Jennifer StringAugust 1, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    absolutely obsessed with these pictures. they are amazing and you look beautiful (you too ed!)

  • AlexisAugust 1, 2009 - 2:09 pm

    Laura – Amazing!!! The slideshow gave me goose bumps. I am soo excited!!!!! xoxox See you soon!!

  • Amanda MartinAugust 1, 2009 - 4:03 pm

    Unbelievable. Thanks for sharing.

  • Laura PutnamAugust 1, 2009 - 4:22 pm

    Jackie, some of the most amazing wedding photographs I have ever seen. You are an amazing chic and it certainly comes out in these pictures!

  • Carolyn PettineAugust 1, 2009 - 4:28 pm

    Jackie, your wedding pics are breath-taking! Congratulations!

  • MichelleAugust 3, 2009 - 9:26 am

    This wedding looked so fun I wished I was a guest!!! Great photos, the bridal party was so good looking!

  • Laura@the shorehouseAugust 4, 2009 - 7:27 pm

    Another gorgeous photo essay, Laura! (Your wedding portfolios really are essays…you do such a wonderful job of telling the story of the couple with no words at all.) xo, Laura S.

  • ValerieAugust 11, 2009 - 11:45 am

    Wow, you’re doing so well, i’m so happy/proud of you! great job, gurl! I love it.. all of it! 🙂

Alexis & Steven are getting married in October. We figured we’d truck around Philadelphia for their Engagement Photography Session.  We had such a GREAT time. Check out this fabulous couple! Alexis, the beautiful Bride-to-be! Shameless shoe shot 😉 In front of one of my favorite buildings of all time, Philadelphia’s City Hall I wish I…

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  • KelleJuly 24, 2009 - 11:35 am

    OMG!!!! How beautiful! I love these pics. My favorite is the one where they are kissing & Alexis’ eyes are closed!!!! Love!

  • laura bruenJuly 24, 2009 - 11:41 am

    Kelle, thanks! Aren’t they cute? They were just so FUN.

  • nancyJuly 24, 2009 - 12:25 pm

    I’ll take a pair of those shoes please! Yummmy! Great pics!

  • MrslimestoneJuly 24, 2009 - 1:22 pm

    Love the photos!

    But please tell me she did not walk all day in those heels? Am I the only person born with the high heel disability?

  • laura bruenJuly 24, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    Not only did she walk in them, Mrslimestone, She DANCED in them!

  • PatriciaJuly 24, 2009 - 5:58 pm

    Such a beautiful couple! Your photographs are amazing! Great job girl!

  • Kris SantoroJuly 24, 2009 - 6:21 pm

    Laura, fabulous job on these pictures. They make a very cute couple and I concur on the shoes….loooooove them!

  • Maria BritoJuly 25, 2009 - 7:45 pm

    I LOVE THEM ALL. GREAT WORK!!!

  • laura bruenJuly 26, 2009 - 12:56 pm

    Thanks everyone!

  • MichelleJuly 27, 2009 - 10:27 pm

    I love the Philly streets and the bride and groom are lovely! The slide show was great too.

  • Alexis MicaleJuly 28, 2009 - 1:12 pm

    Hi!!! Thank you for all the wonderful comments and to Laura for being so talented! We had so much fun…and YES I did walk around all day in those shoes…it was worth every blister xoxoxo

  • fayJuly 28, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    LOVE the shot in front of City Hall with the tour bus driving by. And…isn’t that the alley next to Roy’s?

  • SusieAugust 2, 2009 - 4:26 am

    Are they bumping on the streets of Philly? Love this session, fun to see this fare city as a backdrop. Beautiful couple. Great job, Laura!!!

  • MimoOctober 15, 2009 - 2:00 pm

    Hey Alexis !! Nick Tajini says Hi to you. you remember him ?

  • angelo f. zainoOctober 10, 2013 - 11:54 am

    I am so sorry about this tragedy.
    our prayers and condolences go out to
    all of you.
    love fropm brother angelo

I’ve been seriously slacking on the renovation posts, and I got a bit of slack for not posting Jimmy’s fabulous pond project quickly enough, so here we go! Some of you may remember my Earth Day Post last year, when I spoke about the new planting bed beside the pond. I am especially proud of…

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  • mrslimestoneJuly 7, 2009 - 12:31 pm

    I’ve always wanted a pond so Im jealous 🙂 Where did you get your bistro set? I already have a table but I need to find chairs.

  • casacaudillJuly 7, 2009 - 1:02 pm

    This is me oh so jealous.

  • laura @ the shoreJuly 7, 2009 - 1:25 pm

    OMG! This is awesome. Please send him to my house. I’ll bake cookies. 🙂

  • Nicole BarzellatoJuly 7, 2009 - 2:03 pm

    Good stuff!

  • laura bruenJuly 7, 2009 - 2:31 pm

    It’s a cast iron set, and I purchased it locally at a store in Middletown, NJ “Add-On Pools”. They have all sorts of nice patio / outdoor furniture in there.

  • laura bruenJuly 7, 2009 - 2:31 pm

    Thanks everyone! I love it.

  • JenJuly 7, 2009 - 2:36 pm

    Sweet!! I hope that my Hydrangeas look like that next year!!

  • laura bruenJuly 7, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    Laura – while he loves cookies, not sure if that’s enough to bribe him to undertake another project like this!

  • M.July 7, 2009 - 2:41 pm

    It looks amazing. I think we need to come back over, LOL!

  • MichelleJuly 7, 2009 - 2:54 pm

    Well done!!!!!!

  • AlexisJuly 7, 2009 - 7:34 pm

    Thats amazing! How fun!

  • Pauline StephensJuly 8, 2009 - 8:46 am

    You guys are so talented and of course patient. What a major project and very zen like. I know you will enjoy it with the girls. Can I say, “tea party”!

  • melissa suterJuly 8, 2009 - 1:09 pm

    Laura- it is beautiful! Hydrangea’s are my favorite! Jimmy (and you!) did a great job! Hope you have the time to enjoy it.

  • kathy mackrellJuly 8, 2009 - 5:24 pm

    The pond looks beautiful!! The transformation is incredible- is he available for my house!! lol!!

  • laura bruenJuly 9, 2009 - 5:02 am

    Thank you everyone for your kind comments. He worked really hard on it.

  • SusieJuly 10, 2009 - 8:06 am

    Hi again! Jimmy makes it look easy. I love the whole thing. I hope you take the time to put your tushes on those groovy chairs every evening and enjoy it. And how much do we love moss! -susie

  • SyedJuly 11, 2009 - 9:51 am

    Looks beautiful!! Perfect for a gtg 😉

  • Dana BattagliaJuly 13, 2009 - 7:13 pm

    I feel like i just saw an episode of something on HGTV!! HE did an AWESOME job. It looks beautiful!!!

  • ValerieAugust 11, 2009 - 12:04 pm

    Holy cow! What a beautiful Oasis Jimmy wrangled up for ya! Good going to the both of you! It looks great!!

O is amazingly beautiful in her Communion gown, just like a princess! Mom got this as a Canvas Gallery wrap for her room.  20 x 20 square (cropped out much above her head)  and it came out STUNNING! Wish I got a shot of it, will have to ask her to take a photo of…

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  • Nicole BarzellatoJuly 2, 2009 - 3:02 pm

    I love them! Beautiful shots!!!

  • jodi sullivanJuly 3, 2009 - 8:27 am

    I cant say enough about how amazing the shots are. I loved every one of them and cant wait for my youngest to make her communion. Thank you Laura for the beautiful memories

  • MichelleJuly 3, 2009 - 2:14 pm

    These are terrific!!! Such a pretty young lady and her family must be very proud!

Luciana & Adam got married!   I had such a great time at their wedding at Bonnet Island Estate in April (yes…I said APRIL…have I mentioned I’m wayyyyy behind on blogging???).  Luciana is just SO sweet and Adam is so funny.  The crowd was lots of fun and every detail beautiful! Bonnet Island Estate ‘ Luciana…

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  • Shelley WeberJuly 2, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    oh WOW! Love so many of these and the little details she put into her wedding was amazing. It all looked perfect. Great Job!

  • laura bruenJuly 2, 2009 - 2:05 pm

    Thank you Shelley!

  • Lauren CastroJuly 2, 2009 - 2:54 pm

    Your pictures are beautiful your dress is very nice and looked great congrats to you guys

  • MichelleJuly 2, 2009 - 3:21 pm

    So nice to see these in print! Congratulations again!
    xoxo Michelle

  • KateJuly 2, 2009 - 4:50 pm

    Wow, a beautiful couple, gorgeous setting, loving family and friends in attendance and the photography captured all the warmth from the day! Very nice work!

  • Kelly SimmsJuly 2, 2009 - 7:05 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

    This location is one of my favorites in NJ! So pretty!

  • JoannaJuly 3, 2009 - 5:16 am

    Laura I just viewed the photos from the wedding done in April and I have to say from someone who absolutely loves and appreciates photography that you are definitely a class A photographer. Your warmth and creativity shine through all the photos I have seen thus far. I am definitely a fan of yours and am inspired by all of your work. You have absolutely used the talent you were given to the fullest. God Bless and Thank You!

  • casacaudillJuly 7, 2009 - 1:04 pm

    could that location be any more gorgeous & perfect?

  • Pauline StephensJuly 8, 2009 - 8:49 am

    Great detail shots Laura. Your taking my breathe away with your shoe shots. Always perfect!

  • SusieJuly 10, 2009 - 7:23 am

    Soooooooooo beautiful. Makes me want to get married all over again and invite you to take photos! Love these, so creative. You are amazing!

  • LucianaJuly 13, 2009 - 3:07 pm

    Laura is a phenomenal photographer that captures the simplest emotion in her work. I couldn’t have asked for more and I am blessed to have found her. She is such a pleasure to work with and I am so grateful for her exceptional creative work. My friends and family adore the pictures and I am recommending her to everyone. Kudos to Laura and her assistant Michelle who are just absolutely wonderful!!! I don’t know how I will be able to pick out the pictures for the wedding album! I want all of them!

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