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Kathleen & Ryan

Hunterdon County Arboretum

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Marianne & Alex

Orange Lawn Tennis Club, NJ

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Jennifer & Sean

Tranquility Farms Wedding

Jennifer & Sean’s wedding was something right out of a fairy tale, even with the bride riding in on her very own horse.
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Natirar Engagement Session

Rachel & John


We had a great time shooting Rachel & John’s adorable summer enagement shoot.
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Stockton Inn Wedding

Congratulations to Alisha & Joe


Alisha & Joe’s beautiful New Jersey wedding gallery is now live.
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Newborn Session

Baby Amelia

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Maternity Session

Jill & Robert

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Lambertville, NJ & New Hope, PA

Engagement Session – Alisha & Joe

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Alisha and Joe are to be married on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at The Stockton Inn in Stockton, New Jersey.
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Stockton Inn, New Jersey

Congratulations Ali & Derek

The happy couple were married at St. John The Evangelist Parish in Lambertville, NJ and their reception was held at The Stockton Inn in Stockton, NJ. I really enjoy shooting weddings in St. John’s church because there is plenty of available light to work with and a nice bright ceiling in which to bounce my flash off of. This makes for some really bright and cheerful images. The couple’s wedding day was a huge success with both sides of the families coming together to celebrate the union of two very special people. I had a great time photographing this wedding since both families were so laid back and fun. There was absolutely no stress during their wedding day and things went off without a hitch. I was able to get some really amazing photographs and the couple was thrilled with their images. After their wedding the happy couple partied the night away at The Stockton Inn. This is another venue where I really enjoy working at. Sandy McGinnis is a wonderful special events planner and a joy to work with. She really is super laid back and very easy to deal with. Anything the couple needed she was happy to oblige and provide. This makes my job so much easier. The couple’s party was a blast and I got some amazing images of everyone partying away towards the end of the night.

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New Jersey Wedding Photography – Ringoes, New Jersey

New Years Day Wedding of Caitlin & Derrick

Caitlin & Derrick’s wedding was an absolute joy to shoot from beginning to end. I actually photographed her sister Erin’s wedding back in May 2011. So I was already very comfortable with their family. Not only did I get hired to be their wedding photographer but my wife Melanie got hired as their event planner! We had multiple consultations with the family to go over planning their big day. With weddings, the more organized you stay the better. So we made sure to go over each and every detail in order to make sure things run smoothly. We typed up a schedule of their wedding day, had contact numbers for all of the vendors and information on all the key players in their wedding. And thats a major part of what my wife and I do. Most couple’s who come and see us don’t realize that the photographer is there to not only take photographs but to actually help out as much as we can with your day. It’s like having an extra best man and maid of honor around to help you out! haha With Melanie and I in control of the day both sides of the family were at ease. They could now relax and enjoy their children’s wedding day.

I really enjoyed working with Caitlin and Derrick mainly because they were just so relaxed. This really made for a fun day of taking photographs. The couple had no real demands for me other then just to shoot everyone having a good time. Which is something I do at each and every wedding. Really I feel more like a guest at a wedding and I’m constantly walking around interacting with the family members and friends, taking photographs and capturing their day for everyone to look back on. That’s something that I want my clients to realize about me. That I’m not there to be the pushy photographer but really to join you and your family to celebrate your wedding. It just so happens I can also take a pretty darn good photograph! haha
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New Jersey Wedding Photography – Mendham, New Jersey

Love & Happiness: Linda + Bob

Linda & Bob were recently married on July 9th, 2011. Their relationship quickly blossomed after the couple met on match.com. After only a year and a half of dating they were happily engaged and set to be married.

Their wedding was truly a family affair. The happy couple tied the knot surrounded by family and friends at the home of Linda’s sister, Alice in Mendham, New Jersey and were officially married by Linda’s brother Bob, who just so happens to be an Ordained Minister. The maid of honor was none other then Linda’s daughter Nia and the best man was Bob’s son Brad. Linda looked stunning in a gorgeous Maggie Sottero Wedding Gown. Catering was provided by The Magic Fountain Grill in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

One of the most unique details of Linda & Bob’s wedding was the beautiful home made decorations. Linda and her family traveled to Ringoes, New Jersey to visit a local sunflower farm in hopes of finding the perfect decorative flowers for her wedding and sure enough, they succeeded! Their wedding was adorned with dozens of gorgeous hand made sunflower bouquets. The LaBracio family designed and crafted all of Linda’s wedding decorations from the flower vases, to the bride’s maids bouquets and even all of the table decorations.

After the couple were married they danced the night away surrounded by their close friends and family. DJ services were provided by Deni Jerome of “Party Time Girlz”. As you can tell by the photographs you couldn’t keep this wonderful family off of the dance floor. Their love for each other was truly genuine and it was an absolute pleasure being able to share in such a happy and joyous occasion. Congratulations Linda & Bob, we wish you all the best in marriage and in life.

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New Jersey Wedding Photography – Stockton Inn – Stockton, New Jersey

Erin + Jon – Stockton Inn

Erin & Jon were recently married on May 29th. Their wedding took place at The Stockton Inn in Stockton, New Jersey. Erin & Jon were recently married on May 29th. Their wedding took place at The Stockton Inn in Stockton, New Jersey. Their adorable story began 7 years ago where the couple met, at a local auto dealership. Although, friends at first their friendship quickly turned into romance after they shared their first kiss while sitting on a park bench right outside Erin’s home. Little did she know, Jon would propose to her on that very same bench just a few short years later.

Their beautiful wedding featured catering and decorations by The Stockton Inn and wedding coordination, by Sandy McGinnis. Flowers were provided by Flemington Floral in Flemington, New Jersey. Their wedding cake was adorned by a replica of their now famous bench, where the couple was engaged. Erin looked absolutely amazing in her Alfred Angelo Wedding Gown which was purchased at Joyce’s Bridal House in Morgantown, PA. I have to admit Jon didn’t look too shabby either. Erin’s maid of honor, Courtney Davenport and Co-Maid of Honor, Shannon Schlinger both wore dresses by Alfred Angelo. Jon’s Best Man was Michael Disalvo and his Co-Best Man was Michael Vida. The couple exchanged rings purchased from Blue Nile and Jewerly Exchange in Woodbridge, NJ and were married by Judge Susan Hoffman of Hunterdon County, NJ.

After they were officially married the couple celebrated with their close friends and family until late in the evening. Music, entertainment and lighting were provided by DJ Neil from Spinners Plus in Flemington, New Jersey.
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Pennsylvania Engagement Photography – New Hope, Pennsylvania

Ali + Derek – New Hope, PA Engagement Photography

Their engagement session took place in New Hope, Pennsylvania. If you have never visited the town of New Hope it is a great place for an engagement session since there are no shortage of beautiful side streets, wonderful bridges and great architecture to shoot in and around. The couple had a blast posing, laughing and just being together for their photo shoot and I think that comes across in their engagement photographs.
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