Lauren + John’s Florentine Gardens Wedding

Lauren and John had quite the party at The Estate at Florentine Gardens! November 14th was a little late for the best fall foliage in northern NJ but there was plenty of raucous fun and sweet sweet moment with their son John in his adorable little tux!

I have to thank Jed Smith Photography for taking his usual spot on the balcony here where he always snipes the most beautiful shots. Much love to my little brother!

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Jessie & Steve’s Wedding Album

Happy to share the pages of Jessica and Steve’s Perona Farms wedding album from their summer wedding. Jessie and Steve picked the photos and 3 weeks later the book is sent to print. Cant wait to hand it off to them!

We use for our wedding albums. Love the quality and the service. I bring a couple wedding albums to every meeting with potential clients!



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Family Group Photos at Weddings

Posed family photos. Nobody wants them; everybody gets em.

When I meet clients they almost all say they don’t want a lot of posed photos…they like candid photos. That’s great because that’s what I like too. After every wedding, when clients ask for prints they ALWAYS get a few of the posed group shots. Its not often the whole extended family is together –and these prints make great gifts.

The trick is, then, to be organized and shoot the group shots quickly and painlessly. You can help your photographer with a list of group shots you want. I even suggest your enlisting a family member who knows everyone and can help organize the groups.

Last, you need a photographer who recognizes a good setting and where the best light is. A photographer who can work fast and keep everyone focused on the task at hand. We are those photographers. Here are examples of us getting it right and keeping everyone happy!

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A Florentine Gardens Wedding

A few posts back on my ever-lovin’ blog you’ll find Danielle + Chris’s Engagement Session in Weehawken, NJ. We had a perfect spring day lots of sun and low humidity do you could clearly see the NYC skyline. Fast forward a few mos and we found ourselves in River Vale, NJ in February. We love Florentine Gardens and I have shot more wedding there than anywhere except Perhaps Perona Farms. 

Having works with Danielle + Chris for their engagement session got us off to a running start on their wedding day. Getting greeted by the bride with a hug means it’s gonna be a great day.

Cold outside but warm and happy inside. All the best to these awesome people!



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Hai Li + David’s Liberty House Wedding

Liberty House is a venue that exudes class. Great venue with one of the best views of the NYC skyline. Hai Li and David hired us w/o meeting in person –they live in Chicago. We conducted a couple of phone interviews and really hit it off! 

The families and bridal party were a spirited and happy bunch who clearly adored the B&G! Lots of laughs and tears and everybody wanted their photo taken with the bride and groom before they left! 

Hoping for another Liberty House wedding in 2017 –maybe in May!



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Ana + Michael in Franklin Lakes, NJ

I met Ana + Michael at Michael’s brother Mark’s wedding. When Ana contact me to shoot her wedding I was so thrilled as a family referral means so much to me! Also is wonderful to come into a wedding knowing people there who trust you and love your work!

Ana + Michael were married at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, NJ. This may be the closest wedding venue to my house and it is wonderful. I wish I shot there more! ITC has been renovated since these photos were taken, BTW, and it looks even more beautiful now!

Ana + Mike are now expecting their 1st child. Here’s to hoping I will be taking some newborn photos in a few months!


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Alicia + Evan at Mallard Island Yacht Club –Manahawkin Wedding Photographer

I met Alicia’s Dad John at his best friend’s wedding…John was the best man. So when John’s daughter got married he wanted the best for her and Evan. 

John hired me before I met Alicia and Evan –but I wanted to meet them before the wedding. We met on the Green in Morristown and I took a few photos of them together and then I headed to the bridal boutique, I do, I do to take photos of Alicia slipping into her wedding dress for her 2nd fitting.

I got to meet Alicia’s Mom there and got to watch them enjoy the moment and bask in each others company. I am so lucky I get to capture these moments for such amazing people. I have the best job ever.

The wedding was at the jaw-dropping Mallard Island Yacht Club in Manahawkin , NJ. I shot this wedding solo but from looking at this gallery you’d never know! Mallard Island is in the top 2 or 3 venues I have ever been lucky enough to shoot at.

It was a great night. Lots of love, laughter and a few tears with the scent of the ocean in the air. Would love to be a Manahawkin Wedding photographer again this summer.

I love my clients. They love me back. Nuff sed!


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Shannon + Eric at the Lake Valhalla Club

Sharon and Eric had a great fall wedding that began at her parent’s home in Wantage, NJ and ended at the beautiful Lake Valhalla Lake club in Montville, NJ. Jed Smith photography was my 2nd shooter for this wedding.

Fall foliage was at it’s peak as were friends and family who gathered for the wedding. Shannon + Eric found an amazing place for us to shoot photos between the quaint church and reception. LOVED Eric’s hops boutonniere and Chinese lantern’s –the night’s denouement.

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Three Cousins –Autumn Mini Session

Addie, Damian, and Dominic visited me for a quick session on November 6th. Had to keep it quiet as these photos were going to make a few appearances as Christmas presents. I wish I could have been there Christmas morning –I am thinking these photos were probably well-received!

I shot these photos in my backyard –used one light bounced off a large umbrella. Paul C Buff White Lightning 1600 monolight, Nikon D750 and either a Nikon 24-75 f/2.8 VR or a Nikon 105 f/2.8 VR lens. Used a pair of PocketWizard III RF triggers.

These turned out so great I plan on shooting Fall mini sessions in my backyard next year. 30 minutes for $150 –40 edited photos. Perfect for Christmas cards!



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Dani and Chris: eSesh with a View

Dani and Chris wanted an engagement session in NJ with a view of Manhattan, Also, had to be when the light would not be at it’s best. 

I wanted some green in the shoot and some shade. I found a tiny park in Weehawken NJ. Checked it out before the shoot –trees, shade when required, and a killer view of the Manhattan skyline. 

I bought one off-camera light with me, bounced it off of an umbrella. Lighting was great!

Two happy in-love people spending time together, staring into each others eyes made it easy to get the expressions I wanted and kept the session fun for everyone. 

Dani and Chris were married 6 mos later on a snowy day at Florentine Gardens. 



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