I really enjoyed taking Maritza & Wil’s engagement photos. With the purpose of creating their wedding save the dates, Maritza & Wil chose Sea Bright Beach as the location for their engagement session on this beautiful day in September. Everything about the day worked in our favor, be it the comfortable temperature, the few clouds that helped to block the sun and prevent a lot of squinting in the photos and especially the beach not being so packed with people.
In 2014, Wil proposed to Maritza on the beach while on vacation with their entire family. Maritza said everyone knew about Wil’s plan except her and she was beyond excited when he dropped down to his knee right outside of their beach house.
Maritza & Wil first met as 18yr olds working at K-Mart. Their lives took separate paths at the time but they remained friends throughout the years, losing contact here and there. After almost 18 years, they reconnected and began dating.
As their wedding day approaches, they are most excited to celebrate their love with all of their family & friends, those who will be there with them and those in spirit. I can’t wait to photograph Wil & Maritza’s NJ wedding.
Sea Bright Beach Engagement Photos by NJ Wedding Photographer, A Picturesque Memory Photography
Monique & Shaun’s NJ wedding at the Oakside Bloomfield Cultural Center/Oakside Mansion was a pleasure to capture for my wife & I. Having grown up down the block and previously capturing a couple of weddings there before, I knew we would be able to get some great photos. Monique & Shaun’s bridal party, family and friends were so awesome and relaxed. They made us feel like a part of the family as everything about the day was perfect, from the weather which despite the chill that required heavy coats for some, was ten times better than the projected rain to the ceremony and the party that saw a full dance floor throughout the night. Oakside’s staff was just as great to work with as they kept the proceedings moving smoothly and even provided the great looking wedding cake.
officiant: Norman Kraushaar
dresses: Arlene’s Bridal
hair: Hair Dynamics
make-up: Mac Cosmetics
Flowers & Centerpieces: Mother of the Bride
Elisa & Harold enjoy traveling, so they felt what better way to share one of their passions with their guests. Instead of the traditional table numbers, they gave each table a different city in the world and the place cards were suitcases with the guests names and their respective city. The giant map/guest sign “book” showing a heart over NJ where Harold was born and a heart over Colombia where Elisa was born will be hung up in their dining room. Their Colombian coffee bag favors represented their Colombian heritage. All of these details were put together by B Delighted Events, which is the shared business ownership of Elisa & her sister/maid of honor. The flower arrangements were meant to look like martini drinks with a straw. Elisa & Harold chose Pierre’s of South Brunswick because Elisa grew up going to Pierre’s when it was a small deli and felt choosing the location that held such great childhood memories for her would only bring her life experiences at the location to a full circle as she would now create wonderful memories as an adult. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church was where Elisa’s family attended during her youth, where she had her confirmation and where Elisa & Harold’s daughter/flower girl was baptized, so it just felt right to have their wedding at a church that has meant so much in their lives. After meeting with Elisa & Harold for their NJ wedding photography, I was more than excited to learn my wife and I would be a part of capturing their wedding memories as their photographers. When we arrived at the Staybridge Suites for Elisa & Harold’s bridal/groom prep, they were the perfect cool and collected bride and groom just budding with anticipation for their big day.
Special thanks to:
B Delighted Events – http://www.bdelightedevents.com
AAA Limousine Service – http://www.aaalimoonline.com
Marin Entertainment – http://www.facebook.com/edwardmarinentertainment
Pierre’s of South Brunswick – http://www.pierresofsouthbrunswick.com
Mersiha & Kemal were joined by their close family and friends at their Woodbridge, NJ civil ceremony wedding, which set the tone for their Waterside Restaurant dinner and photo shoot with the NYC skyline serving as an incredible background for their wedding photos.
Ronnia’s surprise bridal shower brunch at Staten Island’s Mansion Grand was chock-full of love & bridal shower games that included toilet paper dresses and the shoe game along with desserts, desserts, desserts.
Monique & Shaun came dressed to impress as we prepped for their NJ Wedding with engagement photos that featured awesome backgrounds at the Hoboken Terminal train station and photos in the park with the NYC skyline.