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Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding and portrait photographer
Hello, and thanks for stopping by! I'm Christina, the woman behind the lens here at Christina Keddie Photography. I'm an on-location events and portrait photographer based in Princeton, New Jersey, covering weddings, engagement, maternity, families, and special events. I love capturing real and unguarded moments of life, love, and emotion. And I love working with my clients to bring out the very best in them for each session and event! I would be honored to document your special moments, and provide beautiful prints and albums that you'll treasure! So take a look around, check out my portfolio links above and my most recent blog posts below, and call (609-751-2189) or contact me today to book your session!

April 24, 2015

Product Spotlight: Heirloom Wedding Album

One of my (many) favorite parts of shooting a wedding is designing a beautiful album filled with the very best images from the day.  I truly believe that an heirloom wedding album is the best way to tell the story of your special day, and I absolutely love the gorgeous albums I've been able to create with my clients thus far!

So I wanted to share one of my favorite wedding albums from last year.  Hannah and Chris had such a lovely summer wedding in Brooklyn, and they chose a luxurious linen-covered album to complete their wedding package.  Drawing from their favorite photos, I designed a classic album that met the clean and sophisticated feel of their beautiful wedding.

When I received the final album from my amazing album vendor, I literally gasped with delight at how gorgeous it was.  Let's walk through some photos of my unboxing of this beauty!

All of my albums come in a classic white protective box, with a soft fabric cover and an album care card.

Opening up the protective fabric bag, you get to see this amazingness.  :)  Hannah and Chris chose a lovely gray linen that perfectly matched their sophisticated bridesmaids' dresses, and the linen cover is just so luxurious -- it catches the light perfectly, and it actually looks like watered silk!  They also picked this classic serif font for the embossing on the front cover, which tied in well with the literary theme for their wedding.

These albums are perfectly bound, with sharp corners and tight edges all around the cover.  They're substantial books and will definitely stand the test of time!

And the pages!  Oh, the pages!  :)  The photos are printed on Fuji crystal archive paper, which provides perfect color rendition on paper rated to last for generations.  Each page is mounted on 1mm thick substrate, giving it a lovely substantial feel.  The albums lay entirely flat when open -- I was holding the page up slightly in the photo below just to show the thickness of the pages.  :)

All of my albums are flush-mount, with designs going across the full open-page spread and all the way to the edges of the pages.  There is no cut down the middle -- the album vendor I use has one of the tightest micro-creases in the industry, allowing for a virtually uninterrupted design across the two pages.

I had so much fun telling the story of Hannah and Chris' beautiful wedding ceremony.  And the album so perfectly showcases each of their lovely photos!

Seriously, I could stare at this linen cover all day.  And it's only one of the gorgeous cover options I offer for these luxurious heirloom wedding albums!  My couples can choose a pearlescent photo-wrap, linen, silk, or leather cover, all in a variety of colors and options.  I love working with my clients to select the perfect album cover design to capture the feel of their weddings!

I'm gushing a lot here, but that's just how much I love these albums.  I really would love for all of my clients to have such a gorgeous keepsake from their weddings!  If you're interested in talking to me about capturing your wedding, contact me to set up an initial consult!

April 6, 2015

Birgitt + John | Wedding sneak peeks

Though I'm currently technically on maternity leave, I couldn't turn down the opportunity to shoot Birgitt and John's beautifully elegant wedding a few weeks ago!  And I'm so glad I was there (along with my very trustworthy and amazingly talented second shooter, John Jameson) -- it was such a lovely wedding, celebrating such a wonderful couple!

I'm still working my way through all the photos, but I had to share a few of my favorites as a sneak peek!  Stay tuned for the full blog post, coming soon!

Birgitt + John | Engagement ring on wedding dress
Birgitt + John | Bridal party flower details
Birgitt + John | Wedding ceremony church sanctuary
Birgitt + John | Wedding ceremony closeup bride and groom
Birgitt + John | Wedding ceremony first kiss
Birgitt + John | Wedding ceremony recessional husband and wife
Birgitt + John | Wedding large group formal
Birgitt + John | Bridal party formal portrait
Birgitt + John | Groom and groomsmen GQ portrait
Birgitt + John | Bride and groom on Princeton campus
Birgitt + John | Wedding reception cake cutting
Birgitt + John | Wedding rings closeup on guest favors
Birgitt + John | Wedding reception dancing
Birgitt + John | Wedding reception bouquet toss
Birgitt + John | Bride and groom sendoff

March 12, 2015

Alexa Grace | Our sweet little newborn daughter!

Introducing the latest addition to our family -- little Alexa Grace Keddie!  She was born three weeks ago, on February 19, right on her due date.  What a sweetly punctual little girl.  :)

Alexa Grace newborn | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ newborn photographer

We are all so in love with this little one!  Big brother Joshua and big sister Sophia have been transitioning well, and they can't wait until baby Alexa is big enough to play with them!

Alexa Grace newborn girl with older siblings | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ newborn photographer

Christina Keddie Photography is on a bit of a maternity leave for the next several weeks.  I'm keeping the limited number of bookings I'd already made for this spring (including a very special wedding this weekend!), but I won't be taking on any other events or portrait sessions for the next couple months.  I am, however, already booking gigs for this summer and fall, and I'm looking forward to easing back into the swing of things as we get used to life as a family of five!

In the meantime, though, I've got baby cheeks to kiss (already growing and changing so quickly!), Curious George books to read, and Lego trucks and castles to build.  :)  I'm trying to capture these fleeting moments and memories, too, so stay tuned for the occasional "lifestyle" photos of my own little crew!