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Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding and portrait photographer
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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!

May 1, 2015

Katherine + Daniel | Springtime engagement portraits at Princeton University

One of my favorite things about living and working in Princeton is getting to know so many amazing university students during their tenure here.  Katherine and Daniel are one such couple -- they're both currently seniors at Princeton, both music majors (and incredibly talented!), and are both such kind, funny, and loving people.  They got engaged over Christmas and are getting married out in Montana this summer, and I was thrilled to do some engagement portraits with them in and around campus!

It was such a gorgeous springtime late afternoon when we got together to do these photos -- such a literal breath of fresh air after the long winter we'd been having!  The flowering trees were in bloom, the sunlight was warm and golden, and Katherine and Daniel are so ridiculously photogenic...  It all made for a perfect engagement session!

Springtime engagement portrait cherry blossoms | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ engagement photographer
Princeton University campus engagement portrait archway and stairs | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ engagement photographer
Springtime engagement portrait in blooming magnolia tree | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ engagement photographer
Princeton University engagement portrait gothic archway | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ engagement photographer
Engagement portrait with magnolia blooms | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ engagement photographer
Springtime engagement portrait in field | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ engagement photographer
Princeton Battlefield engagement portrait columns | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ engagement photographer

Congratulations again, Katherine and Daniel!  Many blessings on you both as you prepare for marriage!

April 27, 2015

Birgitt + John | Elegant Princeton wedding (on Pi Day!)

Birgitt and John are married!!  This wonderful couple met as undergraduates at Princeton -- she's an engineer, and he's a mathematician.  They're both currently in grad school in their respective fields, so getting married on the "Pi Day of the Century" (3/14/15) was an obvious choice for them.  :)

There were so many wonderfully personal touches throughout this elegant wedding.  The ceremony was held at the beautiful Stone Hill Church of Princeton, the church they attend, and was officiated by the director of their undergraduate Christian fellowship, the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship.  (Bill fully bought into the whole Pi Day thing -- the key verses in the wedding homily were Colossians 3:14-15!)  Hair and makeup was done by Birgitt's stepsister, Robyn.  The reception was emceed by John's uncle Scott.  The wedding favors were miniature pies made by Birgitt and John themselves!  Despite the drizzly conditions, Birgitt and John still stole away for some formal portraits on campus at East Pyne Hall, one of their favorite locations at Princeton (and one of the backdrops for their gorgeous engagement session on Princeton's campus last fall).  And their amazingly fun reception was held at Princeton's Colonial Club, of which John was a member as an undergrad.

It was such an honor to photograph this lovely wedding, and to witness the union of two people so perfectly and completely suited for one another.  My fabulous second shooter, John Jameson, and I had such a blast capturing as many details and moments as we could, and came home with so many wonderful images.  Below are just a *few* of my favorites -- and it was so hard to cull it down to just these!

Wedding details close-up | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Bride getting ready with her mom | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Bridal prep and selfie with bridesmaids | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Groom getting ready | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Groomsmen strategizing about usher movements | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Groom and groomsmen with monocles | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Parents processing down aisle | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Groom's first glimpse of bride | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Giving away of the bride | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Large bridal party in church sanctuary ceremony | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Close up detail of bride's gown | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer

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!