Check out this fun teaser from Jess & Mark’s Wedding this past Saturday in Long Branch, NJ! Their reception was at McLoone’s Pier House which is right on the beach and on the way out to the water for some portraits I saw this shot. LOVE THEM! Such a fun group!!!
Check out this sweet teaser from Wednesday’s Wedding in Ocean City, NJ! Tawmi & Dave were married at The Union Chapel by the Sea which is a block away from the beach.
Congratulations to you both and enjoy the rest of your vacation as a married couple!
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.
Over the holiday, between stuffing my face and yelling at my mother to stop telling me “quicker” ways to get were we were going in the car (she means well but for some reason thinks that once you move from an area, all knowledge of said area gets misplaced), I took a drive down to Carolina Beach. It was about 70 degrees out and the beach was mostly deserted, except for random fisherman and their dogs. Here are a few of the shots from my walkabout.