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By Lauren Fair Photography

The Blog

I’m Jill, a wedding photographer based in New Jersey — and I’m so excited that you’re here! Follow along with the blog to get a glimpse into the heart behind my work.

Vintage Cab West Village NYC Engagement

New York, New York | Where to even begin with Jenna and Ryan’s engagement session?! These two had such a beautiful vision for their photos, and it was such a joy to capture. So many couples want a classic NYC taxi shot, but Jenna took it one step further — she booked a vintage cab…

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Modern & Romantic City Wedding at Maritime Parc

Jersey City, New Jersey | I absolutely love shooting at Maritime Parc in Jersey City, and Brianne and Scott’s wedding was no exception! These two are so incredibly sweet, and had such a beautiful celebration with their family and friends on an absolutely gorgeous fall day. Brianne and Scott are actually high school sweethearts! As…

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Classic New England Wedding at Rolling Hills Country Club

Wilton, Connecticut | Allison and Joey had truly one of the most beautiful weekends of the year to celebrate their love! These two live in Connecticut and chose the breathtaking Rolling Hills Country Club as the setting for their special day. As I made my way up from New Jersey, I was lucky enough to…

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Coastal Yacht Club Wedding at Crystal Point

Point Pleasant, New Jersey | What an absolutely beautiful day celebrating Alyssa and Bob! We had the most gorgeous, early October weather, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. These two are so incredibly sweet, and deserved nothing less than this perfect day. Alyssa and Bob first met through work, and bonded over the…

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Whimsical & Romantic Wedding at The Olde Mill Inn

Basking Ridge, New Jersey | Jaclyn and Kevin are married! This sweet couple had an absolutely stunning celebration at the quaint and classic boutique hotel, The Olde Mill Inn. These two have been together for seven years now, and initially met through a dating app (just like me and my own husband)! As Jaclyn tells…

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Chic & Modern Skylands Manor Engagement

Ringwood, New Jersey | I had the best time with Cait and Blake at their engagement session at Skylands Manor! Crazy enough, the forecast looked good all week until the day of our session when thunderstorms were predicted at the exact time we’d be shooting. I frantically texted Cait, and thankfully we were all able…

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Joyful Fall Wedding at 618 Restaurant

Freehold, New Jersey | An absolutely beautiful fall wedding day for sweet Jen and Andrew! These two got some of the most beautiful weather of the year, making an absolutely perfect day for these high school sweethearts. As Jen tells it, “Funny enough we were actually in the same 5th grade class but never actually…

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Dreamy Sunset Lavallette Engagement

Lavallette, New Jersey | Carleigh and Bryan’s engagement session… ohhhh my gosh where to begin?! When Carleigh asked me if they could use her family’s boat for their engagement photos, I couldn’t have said yes fast enough! I love when couples incorporate unique elements during their session, and being on the water always takes the…

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Elegant Estate Wedding at The Park Savoy

Florham Park, New Jersey | Amanda and Robby had an absolutely beautiful celebration at The Park Savoy! These two first met at college at the University of Tampa during orientation week (although they were both from New York and grew up only 30 minutes from each other, but had never crossed paths before then). “We…

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Modern City Rooftop Wedding at Box House Hotel

Brooklyn, New York | This Brooklyn rooftop celebration was nothing short of magical, from the iconic city views to the elaborate floral designs, and every incredible moment in between! Alongside their closest friends and family, Rachael and Scott two made their marriage official and danced the night away under the stars. When Rachael and Scott…

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Romantic Countryside Wedding at Bear Brook Valley

Fredon, New Jersey | This day was a long time coming for high school sweethearts Andrea and Matt, and it truly couldn’t have been more perfect! Despite rain in the forecast all week, their day was full of nothing but clear skies and beautiful sunlight. A farmhouse-chic setting paired with classic elements made for a…

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Joyful Summer Wedding at The Olde Mill Inn

Basking Ridge, New Jersey | Oh my gosh, where to even begin with Megan and Anthony?! I felt like we were old friends from the start, and being a part of their wedding journey was such an amazing experience. These two are the absolute sweetest, and I am so honored they trusted me to document…

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Effortlessly Chic West Village Engagement

West Village, New York | I had the best time running around the West Village with sweet Alex and Matt for their engagement session! It was a particularly toasty summer day in the city, but these two didn’t let the heat get to them and kept it cool the entire shoot. Alex and Matt have…

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Sun-Drenched & Joyful Spring Lake Engagement

Spring Lake, New Jersey | I had the best time with Alyssa and Colin during their engagement session! These two are the absolute sweetest, and so much fun to work with. They first met in the last few months of college at the University of Scranton! As Alyssa tells it, “We surprisingly really never crossed…

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Intimate Mountaintop Wedding at Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz, New York | What a magical day in the mountains celebrating sweet Katherine and Nick! When these two first reached out to me last year about the vision for their intimate wedding, I knew it was going to be something SO special — and it truly was. Katherine and Nick first met in…

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Autumn Evening Central Park Engagement

New York, New York | This session juuuust made it into the tail end of peak fall in New York City, and I had such a great time with Brittany and Joe! These two first met in 2016 at a friend’s birthday party. As Brittany tells it, “While everyone was mingling at the party, I…

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Traditional Country Club Wedding at Brooklake

Florham Park, New Jersey | Meet the new Mr. and Mrs. Manley! I had the best time celebrating Kaitlin and Chris and feel so fortunate they chose me to document their special day. From the first time we met at their Spring Lake engagement session, I knew these two shared a very special love. Kaitlin…

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Sunrise Belvedere Castle Engagement

New York, New York | My final sunrise engagement session of the year was so much fun with Ally and Will! These two are so incredibly sweet and I clicked with them immediately, despite the early wakeup time! Ally is a nurse at Sloan Kettering, so she’s used to heading into the city in the…

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Romantic Lodge Wedding at Mountain Top Inn

Chittenden, Vermont | Delaney and Shawn are married! I feel so fortunate that I was able to capture this beautiful celebration, especially because Delaney is a dear friend from college! Working with her and Shawn has been so incredibly special, and their perfect wedding day was nothing less than what they deserved. I truly think…

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Autumn Central Park Sunset Engagement

New York, New York | What an absolutely beautiful fall day with Frances and Nicholas in Central Park! It turned out to be one of the warmest November days I can remember, and the park was bustling — but we still managed to get some beautiful shots sans-tourists! Frances and Nicholas have been dating for…

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