Emily & Simareesh, 11/16/13, Bridgewater Gurdwara & Manor

We were glad to be witness to the nuptuals between Emily Dugan and Simareesh Madan on November 16, 2013 at  Bridgewater Gurdwara with a reception at the Bridgewater Manor. You can see more pictures of their special day on our Facebook page. 

Ashley and James, 11/9/13, Clinton Red Mill & The Imperia

We love on-location wedding shoots. Ashley and James made the historic Clinton, NJ Red Mill one of their photo destinations for their 11/9/13 wedding day. Thanks for letting us share in this special day! The reception was held at The Imperia on Easton Avenue in Somerset. 

See more of their album at our Facebook page. 


Wedding Color Inspiration: Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

For anyone who deals with colors in business, the Pantone Color of the Year announcement is a big deal. The long awaited choice for 2014 was revealed today as Radiant Orchid.

From a Pantone release on the decision“While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

While orchids are always a popular choice of flower for bridal bouquets, the purple orchid hue is not as common. Some of our past couples have provided some color inspiration if you're thinking of orchid for your big day. Click their links below to see the full albums, or get more ideas at our purple Pinterest board. 

Pantone 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

Clockwise from top right:

Selamawit and Walegeta, 5/25/13, L'Affaire

Elyse and Israel, 5/30/10, Bridgewater Marriott

Nicole and Kyle, 11/18/12, South Gate Manor

Thu and Darren, 7/2/10, Arianas Grand


Bridal Inspiration from The American Music Awards

Glitz, glamour, and skin were big trends at the 2013 American Music Awards. As far as color trends go, white seemed to be the pick of the night, with stars like Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie and more giving us plenty of bridal inspriation. Below are some of our favorites from the award ceremony. 

Ashlee Keating


Christina Aguilera


Miley Cyrus


Brandi Cyrus


Bonnie McKee


Images via Zimbio

Mini-Session Sale Going on Now!

Our mini-session sale is going on now! 

If you book by December 31, you'll get a 1-hour photo shoot for only $250. Whether you're sharing engagement news or family memories, a mini-session is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Contact us NOW--slots are booking up fast! 732-247-6622 or info@lifetymephotoandvideo.com.

Bridal Inspiration at The Emmys

The biggest stars from the small screen gathered for The Emmys last night, and the red carpet arrivals gave us plenty of bridal inspiration to blog about. Below are some of our favorites for bridal, bridesmaid and MOB/MOG ideas. 


Ariel Winter in Lorena Sarbu

Allison Janney in Lorena Sarbu


The Laid-Back/Casual Bride: Taylor Schilling in Thakoon 

The Traditional Bride: Malin Akerman in Marchesa

The Vintage Bride: Claire Danes in Armani Prive 

Wildcard: Katrina Bowden (if the dress was in white or cream)


Mother of the Bride/Groom

Roma Downey

Christine Baraski



Aubrey Anderson-Emmons in Tea Collection 


All images from Zimbio.com


Brunswick Memorial Home Holds Sneakers and Boots Collection for Kids

Please help us spread the word about this worthy cause for local kids.