STEPHANIE & JOHN’S WATER'S EDGE WEDDING | OCEAN, NJ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

STEPHANIE & JOHN’S WATER’S EDGE WEDDING | OCEAN, NJ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

I’ll just come out and say it.  I love second-shooting.  It gives me such creative freedom to move freely about, and shoot images that I wouldn’t normally be able to shoot due to the responsibility of having to capture the “primary” shots as the main photographer.  Such was the case as I was second-shooting for the talented Jenelle Kappe a few months ago at Merri-Maker’s Water’s Edge in Ocean, NJ.  It was such a great time working with her and this couple!  I got a bit of nostalgia while photographing John and his groomsmen’s getting ready portion of the day at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Eatontown, NJ, as they reminded me so much of my fun-loving (and not always kosher) high school friends… haha.  This wedding party wasn’t afraid to just be comfortable in their own skin and have a great time, and that’s exactly what they did.  And of course, when I’m around, you can always count on it showing up in photos  =)  Enjoy!

CAROLINE AND JUSTIN’S STEVENS INSTITUTE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | HOBOKEN, NJ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CAROLINE AND JUSTIN’S STEVENS INSTITUTE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | HOBOKEN, NJ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Caroline and Justin were the first couple to sign me in 2012, so it’s only fitting that their e-session would be one of the first few as well.  You’ll be hard-pressed to find a cuter couple than these two.  Not even a bit of rain and gloomy weather dampened their obvious affection for each other during their engagement session, and I’m sure you’ll agree after taking a look at their photos!  Stevens Institute of Technology was where Justin went to graduate school, so we started on their beautiful campus overlooking the Manhattan skyline, and then moved on to Elysian Park where he asked Caroline to be his wife.  It’s such an honor photographing two truly wonderful people.  The first thing they did when we met for the e-session was hand me a gift for our future bundle of joy!  That should give some insight into how awesome these two are.  Can’t wait for your wedding later this year!  Also, thanks to Chi-Chi for being my lighting assistant for (possibly) the last time before the baby arrives!

VIKTORIYA + FERNANDO'S WEDDING | NORTH BERGEN, NJ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VIKTORIYA + FERNANDO’S WEDDING | NORTH BERGEN, NJ WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Last week it was my great honor photographing Viktoriya and Fernando’s intimate wedding at the Waterside Restaurant in northern New Jersey overlooking the Manhattan skyline!  Sometimes, you can just tell when a couple simply deserves to be with each other, and this case was absolutely no exception.  Every so often while we were walking from location to location, I had to keep making sure the two were still following me, and not just standing there kissing each other..  Adorable.  =)  I also love their taste, as their apartment was impeccably styled and had utterly fantastic natural light!  Combined with a beautiful couple, it wasn’t hard at all getting wonderful shots.  Congrats on your new life together, you two!!  And of course, with Pastor Sam Stone, who officiated my own wedding, presiding (plus his son, Clarence and his team manning the video) it was definitely a nice day.  A big thanks also to Chi-Chi for being my lovely assistant too.  Enjoy the photos!

Pink wedding dress = win.

 

How amazing is technology?  They Skyped to Russia so Viktoriya’s mom could see her on her wedding day!  Awesome.

I adore couples that love to have fun in front of the camera!

They were taking a photo of another couple being lovey-dovey!