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January 26, 2023

wave resort wedding

Wave Resort Wedding, NJ // Long Branch, NJ


Oh my goodness, I can’t even begin to tell you how in love I am with Laura and Keith’s Wave Resort wedding! I photographed Laura’s coworkers wedding in 2020, and they reached out after they recommended me! I couldn’t wait to share such a special day with the nearlyweds. Wave Resort in Long Branch had just opened, and I can totally see why Laura and Keith were sold on the space. It’s right on the boardwalk, there is SO much natural light, and the hotel itself is super funky!

Their vibe is timeless with lots of greenery. Wave Resort itself boasts such beautiful views and thoughtfully designed spaces, so they really didn’t need a ton of décor. They kept it simple with elegant tablescapes of florals and let the rest of the venue do the work. I am OBSESSED with their vision and it came together so perfectly.

Laura and Keith have such a sweet love and friendship. I can’t get over how happy Keith looks after their first look! I’m so happy their day went off without a hitch. Everyone was in the best spirits and ready to celebrate the new Mr. + Mrs. Knudsen. I know their marriage is going to be a good one and I can’t wait to see where life takes them. Cheers to you two! Enjoy some favorites from their Wave Resort wedding!


Venue | Wave Resort

Florist | Magnolia Event Rentals

Cake | Chocolate Carousel

DJ | This Is It Entertainment

HMUA | Hot Mess Salon, Denise O’Neil

Gown | Mustillo’s, Lazaro

Bridesmaids Dresses | Birdy Grey

Shoes | Betsey Johnson

Suits | Tuxedo by Sarno

Transportation | Long Branch Trolley

Invitations | Minted


Rebecca Renner Photography is a New Jersey based wedding photographer for quirky, best friends in love who love their pets, a good drink, and all things artsy. She captures joyful moments with unposed prompts with a moody, true-to-life flair. Rebecca Renner Photography also offers destination and elopement photography for those ready to ditch traditional wedding plans. Sound like a plan? Let’s do this! Get in touch here! Want to see more weddings by Rebecca? Check out the galleries + past blog posts!


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- Rebecca + Clayton

Rebecca somehow made us both relaxed and produced absolute magic! She instructed us while still making the photos look candid, reliably captured our "good sides," and brought her unique eye for lighting and settings (pro tip: do whatever she says even if it seems funny or in a different location; it will look utterly amazing). Photos can be an investment and I'm glad we did the research and found the perfect photographer for us.

"The best (esp if you're awkward in photos)"

- Lauren + Hunter

I can't even put into words how amazing Rebecca is. We knew from the moment our engagement photos began that we made the right choice. She is so professional, charismatic, and excited to be a part of your big day.  I would recommend her over and over again!


- Bianca + Kyle

Rebecca was such a joy to work with, our experience with her was absolute perfection from beginning to end! Even from our first conversation, I could tell that she genuinely cares about getting to know her clients and what they prioritize and want to capture on the big day. She was always so responsive and available by phone or email, communication was a total breeze. Rebecca is not only incredibly talented, but a wonderful human being, and we loved working with her. I wholeheartedly recommend her to all future brides!

"Rebecca was a dream!"

- Casey + Kofi

It was truly a pleasure working with Rebecca. She is so sweet and easy to work with, we felt so relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire process. Communication is timely, prices are reasonable. She listened to us and did such a perfect job capturing every moment on our special day. And most importantly - the pictures turned out ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!! I can't recommend her enough.

"Love love love Rebecca!"

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