{Wedding: Mary + Buddy Vietnamese Tea Ceremony – New Jersey Wedding Photographer

It was an honor capturing Mary and Buddy’s wedding.  Let me start out by saying, prior to this wedding I never had the pleasure of capturing a Vietnamese tea ceremony, in which two families become one.  I did my research and watched some videos on online as well as read about the customs.  I was absolutely blown away by the level of beautiful customs emotions during the ceremony.  So much joy filled the room as each family shared tea with Mary and Buddy.  I found myself teary eyed too!  After the ceremony was over, we headed to downtown Bethlehem for their American Ceremony.  I found a beautiful nook behind the Moravian Book Store to conduct their ceremony and it was just magical.   After we finished their formal portraits, we went to the Golden City Restaurant in Colmar Pa for their reception. Again, I was amazed at the beautiful traditions during the reception, complete with Vietnamese music and food!  Congrats again to Mary and Buddy, I was so honored to be a part of your day!

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{engagement: Caitlin + Jamie} New Jersey Wedding Photographer

I simply adore this beautiful couple. I met Caitlin about 4 years ago when I was recovering from an injury in Kessler.  She happened to be one of my therapists.  From the moment I met her, I knew she was a different kind of person; immensely kind and truly caring about others.   At the time, I was going through something pretty serious, where I was having trouble with fine motor skills and speech and not once did she look down upon my condition, rather she continually boosted me up and helped me recovery to who I am today.  I will be forever thankful to her and I remember thinking at the time, that she was someone truly special.  Years pass and thankfully we stayed in touch.  2013 comes around and I had the pleasure of capturing her sister’s wedding, who like Catilin is one of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever met.  Caitlin introduced me to her boyfriend, Jamie at the wedding and you could just tell they were PERFECT together.  I remember looking at them during the night, thinking wow, that’s beautiful right there.. as they danced the night away.  Jamie seemed already part of their family and I thought to myself,  “he is so in love with her.”  I took these picture of them at the wedding and they really speaks to the genuine love they feel for one another.  The natural happiness that exudes from each of them when they are together is absolutely amazing. So naturally when Caitlin and Jamie announced their engagement, I was hoping they would ask me to capture their wedding and I’m so happy they did.  I actually screamed. 🙂 I love you both and I’m so looking forward to your October 2014 wedding!

 

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{engagement: Lauren + Joel} New Jersey Wedding Photographer – Asbury Park

Had a great time shooting Lauren and Joel’s engagement pictures in beautiful and historic Asbury Park.  We met for a little cocktail ahead of our session, chatted a bit and then got to shooting. I felt like I was hanging out with old friends.  I am so excited for this wedding this Fall!

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