Although we built our business on non-traditional, off beat weddings, we’ve recently developed a love for those classic, timeless weddings with couples who love romantic elegance in their weddings while staying true to our aesthetic of fresh, modern photography.  Our classic weddings still incorporate lots of photojournalistic candids, but with more classic poses and portraiture.

Mallard Island Beach Club Wedding

Mallard Island Yacht Club pier

Discount Offer!  $300 off any 2020 Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding

with Black, White and Raw Photography

Use the Code “MallardIslandSummer”

There’s nothing quite like a summer Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding! One of my favorite venues for a New Jersey summer wedding, it’s a real treat to photograph.  Ashley and Evan’s wedding day was filled with such lovely summer wedding inspiration, I had to share a few. 

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Ashley was an absolutely stunning bride, flawless in her Kleinfeld gown. Her bridesmaids wore a soft grey, which was lovely with all the stone work around the venue as well as their soft, pastel bouquets.  The bridal suite at the Mallard Island Yacht Club is one of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen.  With plenty of space for large wedding parties to have hair and makeup done and for family to gather before or after the ceremony.  It’s filled with beautiful furniture perfect for detail shots and natural light which begs for beautiful pre-ceremony portraits.  For couples staying the night, it must be a spectacular place to wake up as a married couple.


There’s a beautiful little stone chapel for the wedding ceremony.  It can also be used for photos before the ceremony in case of bad weather.  One word of caution, the chapel can be a bit of a wind tunnel.  I don’t suggest complicated up-dos for women’s hair in this space.  Easy hair that won’t get completely destroyed in the wind is definitely key here!  At night, they leave candles burning in the chapel which can make for beautiful night portraits if couples can tear themselves away from their reception!

Photo Walk

There are so many beautiful spots for photo walks with the bride and groom.  For couples that want to feel their toes in the sand, there’s a little private beach beside a lawn filled with lawn games for cocktail hour as well as a pier for brides who want water in the background without getting sand on their dress.  There are so many options for photo spots, I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface in the last 3 years of shooting there.


 Mallard Island Yacht Club Reception

Some of the best wedding bands I’ve seen have been at the Mallard Island Yacht Club. It is one of the tougher spots to talk couple into going out for some night portraits, but SO worth it when you do!  The food is amazing, the staff is always friendly and organized, and it’s just a joy to shoot in every way.  In fact, I’d love to book a few there for summer 2020. So, I’m offering $300 off any 8 hour (or longer) package there.   Just mention “MallardIslandSummer” to take advantage of this offer!

Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal





Bride and Groom at Bryn Athyn College

Photo walk before an Emerald Ballroom wedding

I ADORE word of mouth referrals, especially when they lead to a fun summer wedding at the Emerald Ballroom!  There’s one particular group of friends, of whom we’ve been fortunate to photograph about 10 weddings for so far.  The first wedding of this group that we photographed had over 20 people in their bridal party. Since that day, we’ve photographed so many of that first bridal party getting married. We’ve photographed their siblings, their friends and now we’re photographing their pregnancies, new babies and family photos.  It’s always amazing to see the bridesmaids become brides, the groomsmen become grooms and seeing them and their families as guests, too. It’s been a real joy to be even a small part of watching this group as their families put down roots and grow.

Rebecca and Kevin’s summer wedding at the Emerald Ballroom was the latest we photographed from this group, and it was absolutely lovely.  They both got ready in family homes which is always such a personal and lovely way to start the day. The couple chose not to see each other until Rebecca walked down the aisle of their family church.  After family formals, we all met at Bryn Mar for some bride and groom portraits. We then headed to the Emerald Ballroom for a reception full of family, friends, great music and loads of fun.

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Summer Wedding Photo Walk

Reception at the Emerald Ballroom

DJ: Justin from Synergetic Sound