One of Amy and Jake’s goals in planning their wedding was to use all local resources for their vendors – so when they Googled “Hopewell NJ Wedding Photography” they found me (yay for SEO!) I was thrilled when they chose me to photograph their very special wedding at the Historic Hopewell Train Station, because I love this town (my family has lived in and around Hopewell since 1947) and I love old buildings (little known fact: I was an Historic Preservation major in college…for about a month). I later found out that Amy has a Masters Degree in Historic Preservation, and now works as a Preservationist in Philadelphia. They wanted almost completely organic, documentary style images, with very few posed portraits. I knew we would get along perfectly.
The getting-ready and reception were at Amy’s childhood home just a block away from the train station on Greenwood Avenue. You will notice I included a ton of the getting-ready images of the girls, as there was something so lovely and personal about just hanging out in the room she grew up in with her Mom and her best friends. She gets my “laid-back bride” award for the year so far (note the image of Amy lounging on her bed in her wedding gown. Love!)
I’m not the only one who thought the day was cool. There was a fantastic article in the Hopewell Valley News about the wedding and the venue! Check it out here. I actually didn’t know until the article came out that this was the first documented wedding at the train station! I’m so honored to have been able to document it.
Congratulations, Amy and Jake! And, thanks again for allowing me to be part of your historic day. And, many thanks to Cliff Cooper for second shooting and providing his great take on the day.