Hailey & Zach Anniversary Session Historic Batsto Village Egg Harbor City NJ

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October 28, 2020

ANNIVERSARY SESSION HISTORIC BATSTO VILLAGE

It is so nice when my couples come back to do an anniversary session. Hailey and Zach reached out to me for their Anniversary Session Historic Batsto Village, and I am honored to have captured their love again. We did their engagement session at Smithville Mansion in Mount Holly, NJ. This time around, we went to Historic Batsto Village.

Hailey and Zach tied the knot on October 26, 2019, at The Estate at Eagle Lake. When Hailey asked me to do their anniversary session as a way to end their year on a great note, I couldn’t be happier to do this for them.

I wanted to go to a different location and make it something special for them. Knowing how much Zach loves taking pictures, I needed to make sure we kept it as easy for him as possible. I was so excited that Hailey wanted to put her dress back on and take some shots in her wedding dress. I absolutely love bridal portraits, especially when the bride is on board to take as many photos as possible in her dress. Anniversary Session Historic Batsto Village

I met Hailey before she knew Zach, not much before, but slightly before. See, her mom was my middle school band director, and we stayed in touch all these years after I left. I went off to school for music, but then photography fell into my lap, and we started to bond over the love of photography. When I did their engagement session, I met Zach for the first time, and I could see how much love he has for Hailey as his fiance but now, more importantly, as his wife.

I wanted Hailey and Zach to think back to their wedding day and relive it one more time. So I asked them many questions to get to know what was going on in their heads when they thought back to their wedding day. Let’s chat with them and see what their wedding day was all about.

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A LITTLE Q&A FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM

WHAT WAS YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED PART OF YOUR WEDDING DAY?!

“We were both most excited for the reception. We’re both very family and friends oriented people, and I think getting to celebrate being in love with each other, with the people we love most in life, was the best part of the day.”

DID ANYTHING UNEXPECTED HAPPEN?!

“We ordered a sheet cake to go with our actual wedding cake because we were nervous that after we saved the first layer for our one year, there wouldn’t be enough to serve to everyone. The sheet cake was plain vanilla with vanilla icing. Our cake was pumpkin cheesecake and salted caramel filling. (YUM). Well, no one at the wedding actually had any because the vanilla/vanilla sheet cake was the only thing served. And we ended up taking home THREE TIERS of wedding cake.”

WERE YOU NERVOUS?!

“No! We’ve been dating since 2011. I think we were more excited than anything to be married finally!”

WHAT DID YOU WALK DOWN THE AISLE TO?

“Speechless” by Dan and Shay

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST AS A MARRIED COUPLE?!

“Both of us are the most excited about starting a family and living life together!”

WHAT WAS YOUR WEDDING INSPIRATION?!

“Rustic and simple! We had sunflowers and roses as our flower theme, and maroon and navy blue were the colors. It went together so well! We did a lot of wood accents, like wooden lanterns and wood pieces for centerpieces.”

WHAT WERE THE DRINKS OF CHOICE OF THE NIGHT?!

“Jameson & Gingerale and Jack & Coke”

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WHAT FOOD WAS YOUR FAVORITE FROM YOU THE WEDDING NIGHT?!

“Zeppolis!!”

WHAT WAS YOUR WEDDING SONG

“You Make It Look So Easy by Eric Church. Hailey transitioned into Free Bird by Lynard Skynard because Zach absolutely demanded we dance to it. So we made it a surprise; Zach had no idea!”

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR ANYONE GETTING MARRIED?!

Hailey: “DO NOT STRESS. I stressed so much about the day of the wedding, and it was not worth it! Everything was taken care of, and I didn’t need to worry about anything. Our DJ even showed up late, and I had no idea! Things will get handled, and the day will be perfect no matter what.”
Zach: “Make sure you speak up and have your opinion heard. People are going to try to tell you how to do things and what to do. It’s you and your wife’s day. Make sure you celebrate the way you two want to.”

HOW DID YOU FEEL AT THE END OF THE DAY?!

“It was probably the best feeling knowing we were finally married. The day went so well, and as far as either of us are concerned, we wouldn’t have changed anything! Except for maybe making sure everyone got a wedding cake, and we didn’t take it home!!!”

TO HAILEY AND ZACH

I am truly honored to call you excellent friends, and I cannot wait to see where you go on this crazy journey we call life. It has been one long road, and that road will keep going as long as you want it to. Stay safe and stay healthy. I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to capture your love, and I cannot wait for the next one! Congrats to you, Mr. and Mrs. Foga. Anniversary Session Historic Batsto Village

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