Rachel and Michael’s Waterloo Village Wedding

Tips for Waterloo Village Wedding Photos

Waterloo Village is a dream wedding venue for not just the brides but for photographers as well.   It is a restored canal “village” that’s now a very picturesque open air museum that has countless photo ops in every direction.   Whether doing the first look or not, I recommend that you allocate enough time (an hour or more) to take lots of pictures around the rustic surroundings.   For Rachel and Michael’s wedding, we did the first look at the Sawmill by the lake then worked our way back toward the Pavilion, making stops at various points to take photos with the couple along with the maid of honor and the best man.   Scroll down to the end of the post to read more.

Tips for Waterloo Village Wedding :

Since there is literally a lot of ground to cover, it really helps to have two photographers work together as a team, especially you are planning to do a first look.   Men tends to finish getting ready faster, so while the lead photographer covers the bride, the second photographer can head over to the location for the first look along with the groom and the groomsmen first then do photos of them while the ladies put on finishing touches.

The venue offers late night food options like pizza and smore stations outside towards the end of the night.   Use this time to get a couple of night portraits.   It takes less than five minutes!  And take time to mingle with the guests outside by the fire pit.  The soft glow from the fire and the string of lights around the area will provide soft and warm glow that will compliment the rustic feel of the venue.

Venue – Waterloo Village, Stanhope, NJ

Catering – Jeffrey A Miller Catering

Florist – Barbara Bell Design

Wedding dress – BHLDN

MC/DJ/Entertainment : Esteem Entertainment

Photo booth: O Shoot Photobooth