Laurita Winery Engagement Session

I loved photographing this beautiful couple at Laurita’s Winery.  This Laurita Winery Engagement Session in New Egypt, New Jersey made for a perfect backdrop for this fantastic session.  Why?  Any clear landscape free of power lines and modern buildings is always a great start.  Beyond that the Laurita Winery grounds are phenomenally versatile.  There are so many interesting elements including a pile of uprooted fire hydrants as well as deteriorated buildings.  The property is a top 5 favorite of mine in New Jersey.  A New Jersey Wedding Photographers must have.

I’d be excited to see what this place looks like in every season!  I do try to return to special locations over the year but each couple has their own unique idea of what they want their engagement sessions to look like.  I am really looking forward to seeing them again for their later wedding this year.

I have heard some wonderful things about this venue as a wedding location.  They do host several Girls Night Out events so I would absolutely check them out should you have an interest a winery as your wedding venue.  There will certainly be plenty of photo ready scenes.



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Four Sisters Winery Wedding Kim and Andy

I instantly connected with this Four Sisters Winery Wedding Couple when we met at a diner for a breakfast consultation.  They are truly a great pair and and as soon as I heard about their plans to wed at a winery I was sold – I was glad they felt the same way about me.  As a New Jersey wedding photographer, I’m always thrilled to see the different options available to brides as they navigate new wedding venues and vendors.  I do love shooting outdoors and this event was fantastic!

There were some wonderful vendors at this winery wedding in Belvidere NJ.  The food was fantastic, the entertainment (Blue Grass band flown in for the groom) was truly unique and the styling of course beautiful – very much as classy and comfortable as the two of them.  I have so many favorites from this Four Sisters Winery Wedding.  I hope you enjoy but more importantly, reach out to these vendors.

NJ Wedding Photographer: Dawn Joseph Photography

Catering: Qcrew BBQ and Catering Co.  (honest, seriously and astoundingly delicious)

Flowers :Cindy at  Floral Gallery NJ

Hair: Jasmine Bridal and Hair Extension Specialist –

Make Up: Divya Bhawnani –


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Backyard Farm Engagement Session

The story behind each couple is unique, especially this Backyard Farm Engagement Session. I am always intrigued by what I discover when invited home for a photo session.

This beautiful, funky couple was certainly the high light of my morning at 630am in PA. Most of my couples already know that I love to shoot at dawn (no pun intended) and they oblige this suggestion 95% of the time. Morning mist can be so romantic against a background of golden shoulder high grass. In this case I drove almost 2 hours to arrive in time for a perfectly lit morning.

This morning was personally special. Why? I love stories about family heritage particularly when it will play a role in a couple’s wedding. They will be getting married on this same property. The bride’s family raised race horses for generations till the farm was converted to multiple family homes. With land this vast, one can only imagine all the hidden treasure under this rock or down this wooded pathway. I will always urge my couples to firstly book engagement sessions and secondly, make it personal. For these two, it does not get more personal than this and I thank my lucky star every time I get to peer into the life of people I photograph.



New Jersey Wedding Photographer: Dawn Joseph Photography

Location: Undisclosed Farm in PA

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Christina Saboe - January 9, 2014 - 12:54 am

Those are all fantastic photos!!! My personal fav is the two of you chatting it up on the broken yard car ;)

Katie Cavuto - January 9, 2014 - 8:47 pm

Love these :)

Samrat Pal - March 6, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Excellent photography Dawn Joseph!

Breckenridge Colorado Mountain Editorial

This Breckenridge Colorado Mountain Editorial is one of my 2013 favorites.  We traveled all the way to Colorado from NY/NJ & OH.  Well worth the miles.  I found the shoot to be romantic, rustic, earthy and intensely scenic – you’ll see what I mean.  Editorials are a great way for artists to express and share with our clients whats possible when you enlist the right team.  Weddings that speak specifically to a brides aesthetic are not just pins on Pinterest but can easily become a reality.  I would encourage every bride to really look for small artistic businesses that could deliver fresh ideas that feel unique to them.

So please pay attention to the artist responsible for this Breckenridge Colorado Mountain Editorial.  They are top of the line artists so if you are ever in their area,  make sure to reach out to them.

Please enjoy!

Artist List

NJ Wedding Photographer: Dawn Joseph Photography

Model: Brigitte Boulay

Make Up: Jason Kelly

Floral Design – Lilli Black:

Props and Silverware – Christy Nagel:




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Anne Boulay - January 10, 2014 - 2:51 am

I feel like singing the Hills are Alive after seeing that last shot. Amazing photographer and such a beautiful little girl… ok young woman.

The Palace at Somerset Park – Fusion Wedding

Venue:  The Palace at Somerset – Fusion Wedding

Second Shooter: Sylvia Bosolasco

New Jersey Wedding Photography: Dawn Joseph

FUSION wedding # 1!  I can’t get enough of fusion weddings!  I captured two fusion weddings this year (I need more please!!)  I photographed this couple’s engagement session in the city, their henna party the night before and was really looking forward to the wedding day.  You could not find a nicer pair – hearts of pure gold.  The Palace in Somerset is an absolutely amazing venue with grand pure white pillars, yummy,  yummy food and a fantastic staff.

So what is a fusion wedding?  Simple answer = A NJ wedding photographers dream.  Real answer = when a couple with mixed cultural/religious backgrounds celebrate both sides on their wedding day.  This wedding had two ceremonies, one fusion dress, and an exuberant atmosphere.  The ceremonies overlooked a gorgeous clear sky on the Palaces outdoor ‘courtyard’ (lack of better description – see photos for better detail).

The bride was the definition of stunning and the handsome groom could not keep the smile off his face when he saw her for the first time.  She had a corseted top dripping in jewels with a skirt nothing short of dazzling.

Everybody knows how sentimental I am – I always shed tears at my weddings.  Wedding photography is the best job imaginable, so when I see a ‘fusion’ of cultures where both sides completely embrace the other, it just adds another emotional element for me – particularly because my family has a diverse background.

It feels so wonderful to have followed this couple from their engagements all the way to their I-do’s…

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Smita Singh Honey - January 31, 2014 - 3:13 pm

so nice :)

Sayontoni Sarkar - January 31, 2014 - 3:54 pm

lovely pics

Mugdha Rana - January 31, 2014 - 4:34 pm

amazing n beautiful….. :)

Abhinav Asthana - January 31, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Beautiful pics!!

Kumar Pramod - January 31, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Good bless you nic pictures

Bhavya Kashyap - February 1, 2014 - 12:11 am

Awwe– thank you guys so much :)

Anil Merani - February 1, 2014 - 12:19 am

Great Pics! You all look great

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