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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!

October 10, 2014

Karis + Nathan | Finger Lakes mansion wedding with a Tolkien twist!

Karis + Nathan | Finger Lakes mansion wedding | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer

Karis and Nathan are married!  I had the privilege of taking their engagement photos last summer, and seeing how much fun they had with each other in front of the camera, and how much their love for each other just burst through with every smile and interaction, made me even more excited about photographing their wedding.  And wow, did they deliver -- what a fun-filled, romantic, sweet wedding day up in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York!  Gorgeous sweeping vistas, romantic trailing flowers, and beribboned lanterns...

...and a number of nods to the couple's mutual love for everything Tolkien.  :)  Karis wore an elfin tiara along with a truly gorgeous dress with a subtle leaf/floral beaded motif.  The bridal party processed in to music from the Lord of the Rings movies ("Into the West").  The pastor's homily included some well-chosen references to the Lord of the Rings trilogy (which was easy for the pastor, Rev. Matthew Ristuccia, who is himself also a Tolkien fan!).  The table numbers at the reception were superimposed on pages containing Karis and Nathan's favorite passages from the trilogy.  All very subtle and in keeping with the overall elegance and romance of the day, but so perfect in portraying the personalities of the bride and groom -- I so love it when couples can find ways to incorporate things like this into their special day!

Without (much) further ado, here are just a few of my favorite photos from this wonderful wedding weekend!  Beginning with a sweet rehearsal at the ceremony site, the Esperanza Mansion, which was followed by a lovely tented rehearsal dinner at a nearby private estate, where Karis and Nathan honored their bridal parties and families with gifts and toasts:

Karis + Nathan wedding rehearsal | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Karis + Nathan rehearsal dinner | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Karis + Nathan rehearsal dinner | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Karis + Nathan rehearsal dinner | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Karis + Nathan rehearsal dinner | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer

And then getting ready on the big day itself!

Karis + Nathan wedding bridal preparations | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Karis + Nathan wedding bridal preparations | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Karis + Nathan wedding bridal preparations | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer
Karis + Nathan wedding bridal portraits | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ wedding photographer

October 8, 2014

J family | Garden portraits at home in Princeton

A few weeks ago, the Princeton Alumni Weekly hired me to take some candid, lifestyle portraits of an alumni family being featured in a new series on the class of 2004 ten years out.  That local family turned out to be our dear friends John and Lucy and their little girls, which made my job incredibly easy.  :)  We decided to add in a short family portrait session on top of the PAW assignment, to get some updated family photos -- the girls have grown so much since last fall!

The PAW wanted a photo specifically against the backdrop of one of the gardens that John has painstakingly designed and tended over the last several years.  So I came over one bright late summer morning and got to play around with this very fun-loving family.  You'll see we got the standard posed traditional family shots, the requested candid lifestyle shots, the sweet sister portrait -- and once we had those in the bag, the Js requested some "ridiculum" (John's word, not mine!), and fun ridiculum is exactly what we got.  :)

Lucy and John, and Anna and Elly, I always have so much fun with you in front of my camera!  So glad we had such a nice excuse for another set of family portraits!

For the published photo and full story, check out the Oct. 8, 2014 issue of the PAW here (PDF, page 36) or the web version of the story here.

J family | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ family garden portraits
J family | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ sister portrait
J family | Christina Keddie Photography | Princeton NJ family garden portraits

October 6, 2014

G family | Portraits at home in Morganville, NJ

A dear friend of mine, Andrea, who moved away with her family a year ago, came back to town with her kids to visit her parents -- and asked me if I could squeeze in a quick family portrait session while she was here!  They invited me out to her parents' beautiful home in Morganville, which thankfully had enough space for a little studio setup -- we had to wait out a monsoon during the first half of our session!  But the skies cleared and the sun broke through just long enough for us to grab some family portraits in the lovely backyard!

Little Caleb, Joel, and Naomi were fascinated by my studio lights.  :)

G family children studio portraits | Christina Keddie Photography | New Jersey family photographer

And we got so many wonderful smiles from the whole family!  It was so good to see Andrea and the kids again, and to capture these fun moments with Andrea's parents and sister.  (We missed seeing you this trip, Erik!)  Thank you for squeezing in a session with me during a very busy trip -- I'm so glad we could create these portraits together!

G family children studio portraits | Christina Keddie Photography | New Jersey family photographer
G family outdoor portraits | Christina Keddie Photography | New Jersey family photographer
G family outdoor portraits | Christina Keddie Photography | New Jersey extended family photographer