Monthly Archives: November 2009

Holy explicatives Bat Man, this was an awesome engagement session! I had such a blast hanging out with Rina and Jason today, just roaming around their stomping grounds in Jersey City. Sometimes I just really love shooting in a location I have never shot in before. There is something great about wandering around and finding these little gems to use as backdrops. Not to mention having Rina and Jason, who were so much fun and easy to photograph as well. I mean just look at Rina’s face in all of these photos! So, overall, it was a slam dunk of an engagement session, and as such, I will be posting many many photos from this session. It’s my blog and I’ll do what I want, so there! I just couldn’t bare cutting any of these out. Thank you so much for a great afternoon, the yummy coffee and for being so patient. I can’t wait to photograph your wedding in January!

This was so funny! This is an actual tattoo on Rina’s finger. Awesome!

Coffee break!

I liked being able to get a few shots of Rina and Jason in their apartment too!

Lee and Steven were engaged in Central Park, so it seemed like a natural location for their engagement session as well. We had an absolutely gorgeous day today, and I felt like the park was abuzz with people trying to squeeze the last few nice days left before winter rears its ugly head! We had a blast wandering around Central Park together, and I’m so excited to photograph their wedding next year as well! Thanks for the fun day out in the park, and I’ll see you again next year.

I liked the guy taking a picture, so I kept this one.

Hey look, another guy with a camera!

This was all Steve’s idea!

What an ideal autumn day we had today for Jessica and Steve’s wedding. The weather was just chilly enough to know it’s fall without being too cold. I photographed Jessica and Steve’s engagement session last fall near the George Washington Bridge, so after working with them for a few hours, I knew this would be a unique wedding. There were a lot of personal touches throughout the day which I believe not only Jessica and Steve had a hand in, but some of their friends as well. They had both their ceremony and reception at the Brownstone in Paterson NJ, and everything was just picture perfect! After a short but sweet ceremony, it was definitely party time! Jessica and Steve’s guests danced the night away and it appeared everyone was having a blast! Thank you so much guys for inviting me along for the ride, it was awesome! Congratulations, and enjoy that honeymoon in Aruba!

I grabbed the next few shots while waiting for the ceremony to begin.

Steve had no clue this was coming!

Steve looks like the cake Terminator doesn’t he!?

And Jessica’s uncle had no idea this was coming either! Happy Birthday!

And I’m pretty sure this woman had no idea this was coming too!

Cindy and Chris are actually from Maryland, but Chris has family here in NJ and they will be getting married in NJ as well next year. We decided to meet up practically in my own backyard. Well, actually in Westfiled, which is the next town over from me. I love doing engagement sessions there too. Not just because it’s so close, but it offers a cool little park to work with, yet within a minutes walk from that is the downtown with all kinds of other awesome stuff to photograph too. Cindy and Chris were such fun to spend the afternoon with, and they were even nice enough to get a cute little outfit for my new guy, Emerson. They didn’t forget about me either, a 32 oz. bottle of Gatorade! Nice! Thank so much guys, you totally didn’t have to, but I’m very glad you did. Emerson looks really cool now! So, thanks again for the great day around town, and I’m totally looking forward to your wedding next year! Oh, and if Chris doesn’t look as happy as Cindy in these photos, it’s only because they were driving back to Maryland right after the shoot…and guess who was doing the driving!?

Rachel and Greg’s wedding today was just plain amazing! And although the weather totally didn’t cooperate today, you would never know it from watching these two enjoy their day of days! I must admit, the heavy rainfall certainly made it a challenge during Rachel and Greg’s photo session, but they took it in stride and I still managed to get some great shots of the two of them together! I had to utilize everything from umbrellas, overhangs, and even a quick ten minute break in the rain to do it, but it’s my job to come home with the great shots, no excuses! Rachel and Greg had both their ceremony and reception at one of my favorite places to shoot, the Liberty House in Jersey City. You just can’t beat those views of New York City from their balcony! The ceremony was gorgeous with lots of candles and an awesome chuppah all adding to the cozy ambiance. The reception room was equally as gorgeous too with amazing flowers and even more candles setting the mood. Rachel and Greg were obviously surrounded by friends and family who cared very much about them, and it was my absolute pleasure to document it all for them. Congratulations guys, and enjoy that two week honeymoon!

As a photographer, some days you hate the mirror, and some days you love it. Guess what kind of mirror day I was having today?!

You can just make out the NYC skyline in this shot.

I love this shot! I originally told the ladies that their heads would not be in this photograph…that is until I realized just how ummm “vertically challenged” this one bridesmaid was!

Rachel and Greg peeking into the reception room just before being introduced.

This is what they saw as their entire bridal party were introduced all at once in a bridal party free for all!

Then it was Rachel and Greg’s turn.

At first glance this shot of the best man’s toast may appear pretty straight forward, and I suppose it is, but let me tell you, it took a lot of pateince to wait for him (because he was pacing back and forth) to walk into the frame just enough AND to get Rachel and Greg with a great expression all while still getting some of that NYC skyline in the background!

And because the maid of honor never passed into my frame, I decided to utilized her reflection in a glass door to help give context to the photo. (Just giving myself a pat on the back for these two photos, hehe)

At almost every wedding, there is a dance floor super star who steals the show time and time again throughout the evening. Meet tonight’s dance floor MVD (Most Valuable Dancer), jumping over Greg while he lays prone on the floor!

I’ve actually never seen this done before, but Greg’s parents were having a blast!

MVD! (Most Valuable Dancer)

Not be outdone, Greg had his fair share of dance moves too!

Two ties, double the fun!

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