Meet Alyson & Charlie! They were married in Long Beach Island on the beautiful balcony of a family home and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. I met the couple through one of my 2009 weddings, Samantha & Kyle, and let me tell you it was an instant connection. It was like we had been friends for years and it really translated so well in the images. I’ll say it again and again, having a photographer that you connect with and trust is the most important thing when choosing someone to take part in your day and thankfully I was the guy for them! After the intimate ceremony at Charlie’s parent’s ocean-front house, we ran down to the beach to kick off our shoes and shoot some formals. My favorite was when they asked for an image of the wedding party’s reaction to being attacked by Godzilla! (How could I not love these people!?!)
From there we crossed over to the harbor side of the island where the wedding party boarded two boats and sailed a few miles down the island to the Reception spot. When they arrived, they were greeted by all their friends and family on the backyard dock of a fantastic beach house donated for the night by close friends of the family. Everything from the food, which was prepared by Charlie’s Mother & Brother, to the energetic DJ’s who put on one hell of a show, made this night unforgettable. Another favorite moment, other than Charlie ripping his pants on the dance floor, was when Alyson’s father smoked the very same type of cigar that he smoked on the day she was born. It was on the roof deck of the enormous house and as we looked down at the festivities you could just see how proud he was to be her father.
Here are some of my favorites from the day.
Godzill’s Attack! Their faces are priceless!!!