Friday, May 17, 2024

Cape May: Mother's Day Getaway

My mom, sister, and I took a little girls getaway and visited Cape May for Mother's Day. The Lord gave us the most beautiful weather to enjoy and it was relaxing, and just what we needed. Cape May is so charming! 

With its cute shops, restaurants, wineries, lighthouse, farms, bike riding, and of course walks along the beach... it's absolutely perfect for a little weekend away. Every corner was picturesque and most things are within walking distance. We loved staying at the Red Cottage part of The Virginia Hotel & Cottages. We had the entire top floor suite to ourselves with the overlooking balconies, and it was so beautiful! Here are a few photographs from our time there.

 Accommodations:  

The Virginia Hotel & Cottages (The Red Cottage) 

They had that perfect touch of  "southern hospitality".

 Things to Do:

Cape May Point State Park 

We climbed the lighthouse and the view was beautiful! There are 199 steps in total! It's definitely a bit of a workout, but if a pregnant girl like me can do it, you can too!

Washington Street Mall 

Great little boutiques, restaurants, and ice cream shops... all within walking distance from the hotels and beach. 

Beach Plum Farm

Adorable little beach farm with farmer's market. There are little pigs and chickens roaming on the farm and cute items/homemade novelties you can buy inside the market. They also serve lunch and dinner, a car is recommended to visit though since it isn't near the main area by the beach. 

Shield's Bike Rentals

Only a little walking distance from our cottage is this great bike rental shop. We loved going on a morning stroll on the boardwalk on our bikes with the beautiful ocean breeze and sunshine!

Cape May Winery

Though we didn't visit, this winery has great reviews and is only a short drive away with beautiful views, wine tastings, local events, and lunch/dinner menus.

 

Monday, May 6, 2024

The L Family Maternity Session | Overpeck County Park, NJ

Springtime is one of my favorite times of year to photograph portraits because the world comes alive with the beautiful trees, flowers blooming, warm breeze, and soft reminder that summer is on the way. I love photographing past clients throughout their milestones... here are my favorites from this maternity session!

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Alyssa & Adriano | Ringwood State Park Engagement Session

 
This engagement session is close to my heart because I got to photograph my cousin and his fiancée! Ringwood State Park was the perfect backdrop to Alyssa and Adriano's cottage inspired session with the beautiful greenery and trees. I'm so excited to celebrate their beautiful wedding this Fall... these are my favorites from their beautiful portrait session!