Katie & Marc were not sure where to have their engagement shoot having recently moved up from Philly but when I told them about the great aspects Liberty State Park had to offer along with the great view of the NYC skyline, the decision was easily made. I really enjoyed taking Katie & Marc’s Liberty State Park engagement photos. Despite the heavy clouds, the weather cooperated and we took full advantage.
Katie & Marc met when they both worked at La Salle University in Philadelphia. They hung out and it evolved into something much more.
Marc proposed at the spot where they first met, which was the parking lot at La Salle that Katie picked him up at to begin his interview. He kept it nice and personal with only the two of them present to enjoy the moment.
They both are most excited to celebrate and share their wedding day with their family & friends at a beautiful vineyard in NJ.
To conclude our shoot, Marc made sure to celebrate his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Championship by having shirts ready for Katie & himself. I can’t wait to photograph these two lovebirds’ wedding.
Liberty State Park Engagement Photos by Artistic Wedding Photographer, A Picturesque Memory Photography
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
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
Allaire State Park in Wall, NJ, played host to Brandie & Joe’s rustic engagement photo shoot that featured awesome photos on the back of a steam engine train, me sitting on the train tracks as Brandie & Joe walked them, a pretty cool skeleton on top of a carriage,some cool shots up against a barn, and best of all, some fun in the leaves and of course, all the beautiful fall foliage that we took advantage of as we walked the trails around the park and along the Manasquan River.
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.
Central Park played host to Nora & Aaron’s Engagement session as we traveled from the Egyptian Obelisk to the Belvedere Castle prior to enjoying the view by the pond in front of the Alice in Wonderland statue. With their wedding a month away, this NYC engagement shoot set the tone for what will be an incredibly awesome wedding day.
It was a pleasure to capture the memories of Ronnia & Joseph’s Engagement Party in the Forge after a short ceremony at the Coptic Orthodox Church in Staten Island.
Here’s a collection of NJ wedding bridal preparations capturing all the details and fun leading up to wedding ceremony arrival.