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Veronica + Mina || Bridgewater Marriott Weddings

We are incredibly excited to start off our 2014 season with images from Veronica and Mina’s wedding day.

No matter how many times we are invited to document Coptic Orthodox weddings, we will always be amazed by the beautiful blend of biblical tradition, culture and visual aestheticism that comes with a Coptic wedding ceremony. Their Sunday wedding at St. Mary’s Byzantine Church was full of much celebration, laughter, tears and a few really good surprises.

The groom executed an awesome dance routine with his mother during their first dance. Our gorgeous bride, Veronica, surprised her husband with a musical stage performance, backed by her band & her ukulele.

We definitely couldn’t blog about their wedding without highlighting all the details that they spent so many months working on. Since much of their relationship had been long distance, they made sure to pay proper homage to their coast-to-coast romance. From maps and globes to paper planes and luggage tags, every little nuance of their wedding day was a unique celebration of the long distance commitment they shared while 2,700 miles apart. But most importantly, we admire how much the bride + groom were a part of their wedding day. They didn’t just “show up” to their wedding, but they made great effort to mingle, dance, eat, and honor their loved ones (especially the folks who came from LA + Australia) throughout the day.

Thank you Veronica + Mina for letting us be there for your big day, and we wish you two the very best in your new lives together on the West Coast.

Be sure to visit our facebook page to see more images from their wedding day!!



Sonya + Corey || The Imperia in Somerset NJ

We’re extremely excited to share with you images from Sonya + Corey’s wedding celebration this past Friday. They decided to tie the knot at The Imperia in Somerset, NJ.

Our beautiful bride wore a stunning wedding gown–credit to Bijou Bridal of Paramus— and we could confidently add that folks didn’t stop complimenting her dress. During the couple’s ‘first look’, the groom even stumbled backwards (and nearly off the stairs) upon seeing his bride-to-be… she looked that gorgeous!

The evening wedding ceremony started a tad bit later than expected (the officiant was late), but as always, everything ending up flowing accordingly at just the right moments. The evening light was just enough to provide us with a beautiful ambiance, and the perfect night to celebrate with our bride + groom. Following their exceptionally delicious cocktail hour, the guests moved inside for a wonderful reception full of teary toasts, great food, and a whole lot of celebrating.

Thank you Sonya + Corey for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day.

We hope you all enjoy this preview from their wedding day. You can see more photos by visiting facebook fan page.



Amy + Adam’s Wedding Teasers

Having the opportunity to photograph Adam and Amy’s wedding day was like hitting the lottery (seriously!). Whenever we meet a couple that puts their faith completely in us- our work, our ideas and our creative vision- we feel all the more empowered to do what we do best. Our story with them started with a few friendly email exchanges 2000 miles apart, burger & beers in Denver, an email saying “yes, we’d love to have you guys at our wedding day,” and finally, their big day this past Saturday.

This wonderful couple celebrated their wedding day at the gorgeous Ballyowen Golf Club in northern New Jersey. From our bride’s breathtaking wedding dress to sparklers and smores, the only aspect that could have topped all of those things was witnessing firsthand how well-loved this couple was. Family and friends trekked from all over the country to be there for Adam and Amy, and we certainly enjoyed documenting as they partied well into the night.

For now, here’s a handful of our favorite images from yesterday’s wedding. Congratulations once again to Amy and Adam, and please visit our facebook page to see more images over the coming weeks. Enjoy!


Siyi + Sam’s Wedding Teasers

Sam and Siyi chose the gorgeous Princeton University Chapel for their wedding ceremony, followed by an amazing evening reception at the Washington Crossing Inn right across the river. In between, we took portraits of our newlyweds on the Princeton University Campus (yes, at a chem lab), as well as the grounds near the WCI bridge.

Oh, and for all you DIY brides out there… our bride Siyi totally just raised the bar on the world of “DIY-ers”. Homebrewed apple beers as wedding favors for everyone with a scratch-and-sniff sticker on the bottle cap (stickers also doubled as a dinner choice indicator for the waitstaff.) Special mention to Mel at The Sugar Posse for designing the bottle labels.

Enjoy the latest teaser photos below, and be sure to follow us on facebook for more updates!


Joyce + Jason’s Wedding || New Brunswick, NJ

When Joyce & Jason booked us back in early May, we were admittedly a little nervous because they didn’t give us too many details. All of the typical wedding-photographer-worries snuck their way into our heads.. “do they even have a complete schedule? are they last minute planners? how come this bride doesn’t send us multiple emails a day?” Funny thing is, we worried ourselves senseless.

On the day of, we quickly learned their day was a reflection of who they were as a couple: easy-going, relaxed and surrounded by loved ones. Their ceremony was pleasant & beautiful; Jason and Joyce decided to tie the knot at the Perennial Gardens of Colonial Park in Somerset, NJ (what we believe to be a real gem of a garden in this part of New Jersey). After some portrait time, their wedding celebration continued at the Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe in New Brunswick. This upscale college town brewery churned out some seriously delicious good eats; let’s just say we didn’t go home hungry that night. With a day of good food, great company, and a genuinely sweet love story, there’s really nothing more we could have asked for.

(In case you missed it, check out their wedding teasers here and here)

Thank you Joyce & Jason for having us at your wedding day, and we wish you two the best on your new life in Texas!


Lindsay + Rich || Weddings at The Westwood

Yesterday’s wedding with Lindsay + Rich left us nearly speechless. We’re not talking about their ceremony at the St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral (it was stunning, and so was the AC). We’re not talking about this couple’s perfectly fitting chemistry (no doubts they are meant for eachother). We’re not even talking about all the crazy dancing that went on or the hilarious speeches or the excellent food that night. The pictures below should be enough proof for you all…

From morning until cocktail hour, Lindsay and Rich were ON TIME! To everything! Never have we been to a wedding where a couple was on time; it just doesn’t work that way in the wedding world. But somehow Lindsay and Rich did it, and they did in style. They tied the knot at a beautiful cathedral, had portraits done at Roosevelt Park, and celebrated their new life together at The Westwood. They even provided all of their guests with white gloves + shades to dance away under UV lights.

Enjoy the teaser photos below, and congratulations once again to Lindsay & Rich on their new marriage. Be sure to check out our facebook for more images to come in the coming week!

(and for those of you who are wondering why there are 4 rings in the first image below.. that’s four generations of wedding bands. Great grandmothers‘, grandmothers’, mother of the bride’s, and our bride’s.)