After their engagement shoot, I knew I was in for a fun day. The day was filled with laughter, excitement, tears (of joy) and fun! I'm used to emotions at weddings. In fact, a wedding wouldn't feel complete without a range of emotions spanning the day. Although, I'm a 'crier', I can usually keep my emotions in check. Not this time! Ashley, Steve and family had me going!
This was an absolutely beautiful day that I had the privilege to cover.
Thank you to Ashley & Steve for allowing me to be a part of your day! Congratulations!
I'm used to giving wedding day scheduling tips to my clients so that there is sufficient time for the type and variety of portraits they would like to take. Then there's clients like Nicole & Joe who are not only super cool and laid back BUT also super prepared. They had already extended the time slotted for portraits to include 8 locations! My kind of couple!
Their day went off without a hitch. A fun first look behind Convention Hall in Asbury Park, NJ. Then we shot around the boardwalk a bit, stopping at the awesome retro pinball arcade for a few games. We ended up at the The Mill in Spring Lake, NJ for the ceremony and reception, which included a Halloween inspired song medley, complete with costumes! So much fun!
Couldn't have had a better time shooting this one. Congratulations Nicole & Joe!
I met Ashley and Tim much like they started their journey together; at a Starbucks. We had a fun engagement shoot at the very same Starbucks where they had their first date.
The wedding day was filled with lovely weather, a beautiful ceremony filled with love, emotion and dancing and a party later that night that didn't let up once.
Congratulations Ashley & Tim!
So psyched to shoot this wedding! We had a really fun engagement shoot and I knew Katherine & Phil's wedding would be even better. A beautiful ceremony at The Nativity of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church followed by an awesome party at Rat's Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. Couldn't have ended the 2017 season on a better note!
Congratulations Katherine & Phil!
Teehij and John's day started out in quaint Ocean Grove, NJ on a day that was turned out to be a scorcher! Ocean Grove was busy with activity and gave a nice backdrop for the mornings preparations. A first look down the street on the boardwalk followed. So fun!
Afterwards, we headed right for Edel Haus Farm in Wall, NJ. The venue was brand new at the time. I was the first photographer to shoot there! Definitely a treat. The night was a blast!
Congratulations Teehij & John!
Where: Pat’s 30 Acres, Wall, NJ
This wedding had it all. Fun people in a beautiful outdoor setting. A Bride and Groom who are not only perfect for each other but so much fun to be around. Firetrucks! Yea, sign me up. The day started just down the road from where I grew up in Point Pleasant, NJ. Then we headed off to Pat's 30 Acres in Wall, NJ for the ceremony and reception. A perfect ceremony and a fun night of partying ensued.
Congratulations Megan & Ken!
Hurricane's... As a photographer, when you are looking at the upcoming weather before a wedding you take extra note of a hurricane. Especially when the Bride and Groom are two of the nicest people you've ever met ... and deserve the most perfect day. Well, somehow the hurricane veered off and it turned out to be absolutely incredible.
After preps we all met for a first look at Courtyard on Main in Freehold, NJ. That's really where we started to appreciate just how beautiful a day it turned out to be. Portraits went amazingly well. We traveled around Freehold as we hit a few spots for more beautiful outdoor images.
We ended the day back at Courtyard on Main. The party went as the day did earlier; so much fun with great family and perfect moments.
Congratulations Britanni & Patrick!
Portrait session with author, director and actor, Booker T. Mattison
Location: Asbury Park, NJ
She mentioned a willow tree and just needing a few group family photos. Then I arrived and met a wonderful family full of life on a gorgeous spring day in a beautiful back yard lake setting. Can you blame me for wanting to keep shooting? I'm in love with how this session turned out!
He's a little bit rock and roll... and so is she!
We love our clients. To be a part of the culmination of a couple's journey, sharing their love for one another... is amazing. We really love doing this. Corinne & Chris's wedding meant a bit more to us however. We all grew up together as friends through school and the whirlwind of youth (though we are certainly not old yet!). Days like this, as wedding photographers, don't get any better... and what a way to cap off 2015!
Congratulations to two awesome people.
Beautiful fall colors and weather was just one of the great features of Stevie and Larry's amazing wedding. The Valenzano Winery, in Shamong, NJ provided a gorgeous setting for this sunset ceremony and reception. The day was full of love and the party was lively!
Congratulations Stevie and Larry!
I love this couple! We hit it off from the first meeting. Terri is easily one of the nicest people ever (and I have great clients). Ray is a photographer as well so us getting along was easy! They had a beautiful day in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Pretty much my backyard! So fun. Starting with a beautiful ceremony right on the beach at Jenkinson's and partying at The Sunset Ballroom.
Congratulations, Terri & Ray!
I had such a great time shooting Jessica and Chris’ wedding. Some couples you know were just meant to be together, and they were no exception! What an energetic reception!
Congratulations Jessica and Chris!