Typically, 4th of July weekend is spent celebrating with good food, near the beach with your closest family & friends. Natalie & Ian did exactly that- but also celebrated their wedding!
We arrived in the late afternoon to Natalie's Aunt's gorgeous beach house in Loveladies on Long Beach Island. Everyone was getting ready, just getting back from a bike ride, or hanging out on the deck. We could immediately tell that this was going to be so much fun.
Inside, Natalie was putting the finishing touches on her makeup while her Mom was feeding their ADORABLE son, Noah.
Once they were ready, we headed to the beach. The way these two interacted with each other, I could totally tell they were meant to be together. Ian couldn't keep his eyes (or hands) off of Natalie. They were flirting and dancing and making our job too easy! Seeing couples who love each other this much is pretty much my favorite part about what we do. Not to mention the 4 of us hit it off almost instantaneously. I loved this girl & we laughed pretty much the whole time. Seriously the coolest.
After our photoshoot, we headed upstairs just in time for their guests' arrival. Everyone was laughing and catching up while enjoying some pretty amazing food. To top it all off, everyone headed up to the roof deck (which they just finished THAT DAY, right before the festivities started!) for one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.
Needless to say, this was one of the coolest 4th of July weekends we've ever had. Thanks again to Natalie & Ian for having us & for being awesome. We wish you nothing but the best for forever!
-Amanda & Joe