whenever i have a photography enthusiast reach out to me about photographing their wedding, i know my work will be analyzed to a whole other extent. needless to say, i was flattered when shana and rashade chose me to be their wedding photographer. we met up for their new brunswick engagement session near rashade’s alma mater, rutgers. rashade had some (admitted) lens envy…

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love the vibrant blues and greens… New Brunswick New Jersey engagement session

love the laughter… New Brunswick New Jersey engagement session New Brunswick New Jersey engagement session New Brunswick New Jersey engagement session New Brunswick New Jersey engagement session

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had to work in the ‘rutgers’ sign in at least one of them… New Brunswick New Jersey engagement session

loved the vibrant colors of spring for shana and rashade’s new brunswick engagement session. looking forward to working with shana and rashade later this fall for they nassau inn wedding in princeton…

the april showers held out for joann and brian’s crystal plaza wedding. although i didn’t get to meet joann and brian until the day of their wedding, i knew from our chat on the phone that it was going to be a chill day. i always love to hear how my couples met because they are always interesting stories. joann and brian had condos next to one another and although it took a neighbor’s party and year for them to date, joann eventually sold hers and moved next door. you gotta love that story!  crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits New Jersey bride prep New Jersey bride prep

joann’s dad said it was the first time he’d worn a tuxedo in a few decades. he wore it well! New Jersey wedding bride prep

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 joann looking gorgeous… and how stunning is this dress? New Jersey bridal prep New Jersey bride prep st philomela st philomela New Jersey church wedding ceremony

love a little laughter during a wedding ceremony… st philomela st philomela st philomela st philomela st philomela crystal plaza New Jersey wedding ceremony st philomela st philomela crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits

we didn’t have any sunshine, but at least we had some green leaves and colorful flowers… crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits crystal plaza wedding bride and groom portraits

lots of happy from here on out… crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception

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if you don’t know the song, ‘con te partiro’ by andrea bocelli, i recommend you go put it on and then look at the next two pics. the young man has on sneakers with a wheeled heel so he was gliding on the dance floor almost as if he was on ice….

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and the finale…. hah! crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception

cooling off… crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception

i’ve never seen a couple eat so much dessert… crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception crystal plaza New Jersey wedding reception

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such a great day with joann and brian and their friends and family! thanks to joe spada for assisting me.

i met up with lindsy, jon and their dog, eevee for their asbury park engagement session on a warm spring evening. ok, not really, it was really cold, but lindsy was a trooper. when lindsy reached out to me about five months before her wedding, i knew she was my kinda bride. i love when a couple is willing to plan a wedding in a short period of time. when they mentioned wanting to bring their dog to the engagement session… then i really knew they were my people.

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asbury park is always great for some colorful murals! asbury park boardwalk engagement session

you can’t tell, but that’s bruce springsteen watching them walk by… asbury park boardwalk engagement session asbury park boardwalk engagement sessioneevee barking at all the seagulls… asbury park engagement session with dog

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love… asbury park boardwalk engagement session asbury park beach engagement sessionloved hanging out with lindsy, jon and their eevee. despite the cold temps, it was a success. looking forward to working with lindsy and jon in a couple months at bear brook valley

anyone that brings their pup to their first meeting with me is a-ok in my book! i knew jamie and tom would be good people just for this fact alone. we met up for a spring engagement session in hoboken to complement their late fall lakeside wedding later this year… Hoboken New Jersey engagement session

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this pic makes me think ‘london’, but with a slimmed down big ben… Hoboken New Jersey engagement session

hah! Hoboken New Jersey engagement session Hoboken New Jersey engagement session Hoboken New Jersey engagement session Hoboken New Jersey engagement session Hoboken New Jersey engagement session Hoboken New Jersey engagement session Hoboken New Jersey engagement session Hoboken New Jersey engagement sessiongreat afternoon with jamie and tom on the hoboken waterfront. looking forward to their lake mohawk wedding later this year!

heidi and lawrence are having a fall wedding so we mixed it up with a colonial park winter engagement session in somerset, new jersey. as many of you know, i’m one of the founding board members of karma cat + zen dog rescue society, a non-profit animal rescue organization, and heidi is one of our volunteers working as our marketing director! we met up on a mild winter afternoon to take some pics… New Jersey winter engagement sessionadorbs… New Jersey winter engagement session

notice the heart shaped hole in the ice in the background? New Jersey winter engagement session

pretty cool! and an hour or so later it was still like that! New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session

and to add to the heart theme, the clearing in the window looks like a heart, too!  New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session

hah! i hope heidi and lawrence don’t kill me for posting this pic, but the expressions are priceless! New Jersey winter engagement session

a little puddle reflection action… New Jersey winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session colonial park, New Jersey winter engagement session colonial park winter engagement session New Jersey winter engagement session colonial park

a great afternoon with heidi and lawrence. looking forward to their wedding this fall!