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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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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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.
Montville Wedding photographers
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 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.
NJ’s Best Wedding Photographers
Stella + Ed decided to get married before Christmas at the beautiful Highlawn Pavillion in West Orange. They had a small wedding –so we were downstairs in the wine cellar. What a cool, intimate space! Lucia Rose, their daughter was about 2 mos old –I shot her newborn photos when she was just 9 days old.
Scott Kastner’s Lounge Cricket provided the evening’s soundtrack. Two big, beautiful families collided and merged for a grand party. Ed covering the Georgia Satellite’s “Hands to Yourself” was a party highlight, but every time Lucia Rose was snuggled with Mom, Dad or family of the dance floor…it couldn’t have sweeter.
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I shot Maura + Dan’s wedding in October 2014…
The Fountains at Walkill is a great venue. A country club with lots of green lawn and an abundance of Fall foliage at it’s peak! The photos after the ceremony were to die for –so gorgeous. Great staff, good food and I even met Jessie + Steve there and shot their engagement photos and wedding in the next 2 years!
Maura + Dan found me on Google Maps –I am literally around the block from them.
I shot some family photos in my backyard that turned out amazing…texted Maura…come on over…light is amazing!
So they did and we shot for maybe 15 minutes. Definitely need to set-up a bunch of mini sessions in my backyard next fall!
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Janelle + Shawn’s wedding was an homage to Halloween…they even entered the reception in costume! Guests were encouraged to attend in costume and to bring their own Jack O Lantern!
Wedding was at the Oakside Mansion in Bloomfield –an eminently cool venue for a wedding. The outdoor ceremony was particularly beautiful. Frungillo Caterers fed us all to their usual high standards! Guests costumes ran the gamut from simple to elaborate and really enjoyed themselves.
Lots of sweet and poignant moments …Janelle’s grandfather Tiny was the life of the party and as about a sweet a guy as you’ll ever meet.
Congratulations to Janelle and Shawn!
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*Wedding photos not in chronological order*
Much love to partner www.JedSmithPhotography.com !!
Krista is an amazing esthetician –I have worked with her wearing my medical photography hat.
I was so excited when she and Will hired me as their wedding photographer. We started with and
engagement session at Skylands Manor and the NJ Botanical Garden in March:
Their wedding was full of laughter, fun and tears –what a day!
Photos were posted on-line within 2 days…rather than 100 all at once, I posted ~10 a day for a week + to keep people coming back for more on my FB biz page:
That’s why photos are NOT in chronologic order…
Long Branch Wedding photographer
I shot Stephanie’s brother Jordan’s wedding just over a year ago. When Steph contacted me a few mos ago I was psyched –when family refers family what better endorsement of my skills can there be?!
Jordan had gotten married in Cooperstown, NY…Stephanie + Gary chose Vernon, NJ –much closer to home. Their wedding was at The Red Tail Inn at Mountain Creek. Steph got ready at the gorgeous Appalachian Hotel. The wedding took place on a mountain top with an amazing view…we had to ride a gondola to get to the top!
I didn’t mention this, but Jordan married Katie. I am shooting Katie’s cousin’s wedding next year in New Hope, PA so I will get to see many of these clients, nee friends again.
Sometimes I feel so lucky and loved.
Vernon Wedding Photographers