[Engagement] Stephanie & Ameet – Philadelphia, PA

It’s no exaggeration when I tell you that I’ve known the groom since he was “yay-high” which somewhere between the height of a standard tabletop and the height of this tall and handsome gentleman who was now standing before me, with his beautiful fiance in hand. Just like his brother and sister-in-law before him, Ameet and Stephanie were college sweethearts (Go Terps!) who’ve been inseparable since love-at-first-sight. These two lovebirds currently hang their hats in Philadelphia, and decided to photograph their Philly engagement session in one of the most picturesque waterfronts this city has to offer.

Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Philadelphia engagement session at the Fairmount Water Works, captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
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[Wedding] Joanna & Joe – Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about New York winters, it’s that they’re cold. Really cold. So cold in fact, that we now have a season called “Fake Spring” which is a clever trick that Mother Nature plays every year to remind us who’s the real boss around here. But nevertheless, Joanna & Joe’s wedding took place during the actual winter (and not Fake Spring), though looking at these photos you wouldn’t believe it was well-below freezing outside. It’s a true testament of a bride and groom’s willingness to do whatever it takes to get those wedding photos with the gorgeous New York City skyline! These two lovebirds tied the knot at Maritime Parc with the sunset setting behind them as they said their “I do’s”. We couldn’t ask for a more perfect day to celebrate the love between these two!

Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Martime Parc wedding in Jersey City, captured by North Jersey photojournalistic wedding photographer Ben Lau.
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Venue: Maritime Parc // Catering: Maritime Parc // Ceremony/Officiant: Rev. Dr. John Huh // Hair & Make-Up: VickyC5 // Dress: Allure Bridals // Veil: Casablanca // Shoes: Imagine Vince Camuto // Groom’s attire: Suit Supply // Jewelry: Gifted from Groom’s Mother // Floral/Décor: Hexacres // Entertainment: Blanc Noir Event Group // Stationery: Sweetvenia Designs // Favors: Etsy // Cinematography: Atomic Tangerine Film Co // Planner/Coordinator: Sweetvenia Designs

[Wedding] Alison & Scott – Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, at least that’s what they say. If this is true, Scott’s stomach is likely filled to the brim with Charleston Chews, which Alison has been all too happy to provide to him all these years. Their wedding day would be no different of course, when Scott discovered his card was attached to one of his favorite candies in the universe, from one of his most favorite human beings in the universe.

Alison & Scott’s winter wedding in North Jersey our first for the year, with folks still in the festive spirit of the holiday and the new year. Their ceremony and reception took place in the newly renovated Grand Ballroom at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge. We’re so happy for these two lovebirds, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding to help us bring in the new year!

Stone House at Stirling Ridge Wedding | Ben Lau Photography
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Stone House at Stirling Ridge wedding in North Jersey, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.
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Venue & Catering: Stone House at Stirling Ridge // Ceremony Officiant: John Foanio // Hair: Unveiled by Anna // Make-up: Make Me Up Eva // Dress: BHLDN // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: Indochino // Jewelry: BHLDN // Floral/Décor: Jardiniere Fine Flowers // Entertainment: Aria Melody DJ Joseph // Entertainment: Aria Melody DJ Joseph // Stationery: Hudson Paperie // Planner/Coordinator: Details Made Simple – Kim 

[Wedding] Carolyn & Mike – Stone House at Stirling Ridge in Warren, NJ

With this wedding, we had the opportunity to combine three of my favorite things: my favorite season, one of my favorite NJ wedding venues, and two of my favorite people in the world. There are people who love the sand between their toes with an umbrella drink in hand. There are others who love the color of Fall foliage with a pumpkin spice something in their hand. For Carolyn & Mike (along with yours truly), we’re most at home with the sound of snow crunching under our shoes, with the smell of logs burning outside, and the crispiness of winter biting against our faces. We’re probably a rare & strange breed of humans, but I suppose that’s why we were here, in the middle of December, sipping on hot chocolate, celebrating this long-awaited wedding day with both sides of this beautiful family :).

In front of the backdrop of The Lodge at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge, surrounded by a wall of evergreens in the distance, Mike saw Carolyn for the first time in her wedding dress and immediately broke down in tears. This was a moment he’d waited his whole life for, and he couldn’t have asked a more perfect day that was executed in the most perfect way. To top it off, Carolyn surprised Mike with an indoor snow machine for their first dance, something he’s always wanted – and even I was “this” close to tears :). These two are so perfect for each other, and it’s so evident in all the little things that they do for one another. All said, we’re so incredibly honored to have documented this wonderful day for them.

The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
The Lodge at the Stone House in Stirling Ridge Wedding, captured by photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben  Lau.
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Venue & Catering: Stone House at Stirling Ridge // Ceremony/Officiant: Gerald Lyons // Hair & Make-Up: Pink Comb Studio // Dress: Blush by Hayley Paige // Shoes: Bella Belle // Groom’s attire: Jos A. Bank // Jewelry: Danori, House of Diamonds, bartUSgem, Populent // Floral/Decor: AW Flowers // Entertainment: LJDJs – Jack Bermeo // Percussionist: Crystal Vargas // Stationery: Vistaprint // Food Truck: LJDJs // Totes: Promotion Choice // Cinematography: LVL 13

[Wedding] Kristine & Miguel – John James Audubon Center in Audubon, PA

When you’ve been a wedding photographer for as long as we’ve been, you’ll very soon discover that Kristine & Miguel are a very special couple indeed. If their engagement session inside the stairwell of a random parking garage was any indication, these two would do pretty much anything and everything we threw their way. They were both our biggest fans and cheerleaders, all wrapped up into a pair of adorable lovebirds with a sense of fun of adventure. Though the hail from NYC, they decided to host their wedding at the John James Audubon Center, which as they put it: “was a destination wedding for pretty much everyone on their guest list”. And to their credit, there’s certainly no wedding venue quite like it in NYC or New Jersey (and we’ve literally shot at a bajillion of them). They were able to turn a raw, open space into a winter wonderland with floral arrangements and lights galore. Not even a little bit of rain on their wintry wedding day was going to dampen their spirits – there were more than enough love, joy and warmth to go around.

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Eastern PA Wedding Venue: John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove // Eastern PA Catering: Jeffrey A. Miller Catering // Officiant: Friend of Bride & Groom – Bryan Zabala // Hair & Make-Up: Daneene Jensen & Associates // Dress: Enaura at Kleinfeld Bridal // Bride’s Shoes: Michael Kors, Betsy Johnson // Bride’s Faux Fur Stole: Creations by Cathy // Bridesmaids Dresses: Adrianna Papell, Rent the Runway, Azazie, & Birdy Grey // Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Custom suits from Black Lapel // Ties: Express & Tie Bar // Rings: Blue Nile // Floral Decor: KMT Event Group // Cake Topper: HandcraftedGladys on Etsy // Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Magnificent Florals // Entertainment: DJ J-Are // Stationery: Minted // Planner: KMT Event Group // Ceremony Musicians: Elegance String Quartet // Succulents: Snug Harbor Farms & DIY

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