As a Rumson wedding photographer, I adore staying connected with my couples. Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing Dakota, Donnie, and their children, Cash and Ranger, at their home Scothigh Farm. Capturing these moments in such a meaningful setting brings me joy, especially when I photographed their wedding at the same place almost 14 years ago. Such a beautiful wedding!


Originally known as Applewynd, for its apple orchard, Scothigh Farm was built in 1926 as a summer home by Isabella and Manton B. Metcalf Jr., who made a fortune in the textile industry. The mansion, an 11,000-square-foot Colonial revival-style home sits on a 30-acre estate. It remains the largest privately owned residence in Rumson.

In the library of the home, in an area once covered by an Oriental rug, a trapdoor leads to a hidden liquor vault. When Isabella Metcalf died in 1993, the family opened the vault and found boxes of Cuban cigars and cases of wine, port and Scotch, including a bottle of port from the coronation of King George V. The Metcalfs poured many of their drinks in their spacious dining room, where a bar was cut into a wood-paneled wall. Sources:Could That Be Jay Gatsby Over at the Bar?

Scothigh Farm Rumson Portraits

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This post is a glimpse of what to expect when you commission me to photograph your family. As a lifelong Rumson resident and photographer, it was truly a pleasure to capture timeless memories for my clients. To book your 2024 newborn or family session, email or contact me here.

Louise Conover, based in Rumson, NJ, specializes in weddings, including intimate weddings, newborn, child, and family photography. Areas of service include Rumson, Fair Haven, Little Silver, Sea Bright, and Shrewsbury. 

Louise Conover happily captures classic, fun, and romantic moments to be cherished and loved for years to come! ♥️


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