This wedding at the newly renovated The Boathouse at Mercer Lake on the grounds of the Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ was packed full of amazing moments and a perfect example of our photojournalistic and candid approaches to photography and ability to capture the unexpected. The wedding just happened to fall on the same day as rowing teams competed and raced across Mercer Lake just outside the boathouse giving guests and family an interesting view the entirety of the wedding. We met Colleen and Patrick already dressed and ready for a touching first look on the boathouse deck and then jumped directly into photos of the bridal party and portraits of them around the park grounds as we dodged groups carrying 30 foot boats.

The ceremony took place in front of enormous floor to ceiling windows with views of the lake and setting sun for guests and family. Both Colleen’s father and son walked her down the aisle with only a touch of rebelliousness from the latter. Not wanting to watch from the sidelines as his parents were wed, he ran into his mom’s arms just in time for the vows and first kiss.  The cocktail hour began with amazing food and views until the reception was officially underway. Much like during the ceremony, the couple’s son quickly invited himself to be a part of the first dance but was made to watch from his dad’s arms during the father daughter dance. The evening was a perfect time for both side of the families to meet for the first time, mingle, and quickly become friends. Toasts were exchanged with many stories of college days and beer told before the dance floor opened. The guests all found an enjoyable way to spend the evening while some danced and played a variety of made up table games others joked with each other and enjoyed the view. However, both Colleen and Patrick clearly had the best time of all with their messy cake cutting with frosting ending up on both their noses. We wish the new couple the best and had an amazing time capturing their wedding day.

We love photographing weddings and engagements sessions among the natural beauty of Mercer County. The Boathouse at Mercer Lake is one of our favorite venues in the area with the amazing views of the sun setting over the lake right out the reception window. If you are looking for a wedding photographer with a primarily candid and photo journalistic approach for your big day, Contact Us for more information about or packages.