Wedding at The Olde Mill Inn
Dec11

Wedding at The Olde Mill Inn

I photographed Corin and Scott’s wedding on a late and cold Fall day at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge New Jersey. While the Olde Mill Inn has an awesome courtyard that is great for a wedding ceremony, the weather was way too cold for that to be a possibility. As a matter of fact the bride and groom from the get go planned the wedding to be indoors since odds were a late fall wedding would produce weather too cold to have...

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Story behind the Wedding photo #7
Dec06

Story behind the Wedding photo #7

Some years ago, to be exact in 2006, I photographed a wedding on a weekend in which the entire east coast was experiencing the remnants of Hurricane Ernesto. Ernesto was a category 1 hurricane that by the time it made it’s way to New Jersey it was already a Tropical storm. But don’t let that fool you, a tropical storm is no joke, especially when the wedding reception is taking place ON THE BEACH! (story continued below)...

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Mother and Son Dance
Oct23

Mother and Son Dance

This photograph is from Jovan and JT’s wedding at Asbury Park’s Tim McCloone’s Supper Club, right on the boardwalk by the convention center. Actually I should write photographs … as in plural since I just had to attach these two photos together for full affect. The photos are from the Mother and Son dance. I think no further explanation is...

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The Ring Bearer
Oct18

The Ring Bearer

This touching photograph was taken at a recent wedding at Tim McCloone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park. As the ring bearer walked up the direction of the groom he started crying…but he kept walking and eventually made it up there. The bride when you think of it didn’t see this moment since she was still outside of the room, but thankfully I caught this moment that will live in the family for generations to come! About...

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Making the best of rain at a wedding
Sep12

Making the best of rain at a wedding

The weather looked really bad for last Sunday’s wedding. The Bride was somewhat upset that she wouldn’t be getting any sun on her wedding day. I mentioned to her that clouds are great for wedding photos, even better than sun and that made her feel better. But as the day got closer the forecast went from cloudy to rainy. Even worse was the fact that it looked like rain all day and that is exactly what happened. A steady...

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Story behind the Wedding photo #6
Jun18

Story behind the Wedding photo #6

This photo was taken at the Grain House which is part of the Olde Mill Inn but a venue on its own. Both hold ceremonies and receptions independently but share the same parking lot. In this photo the bride had just finished getting ready in one of the upstairs rooms at the Grain House and I was in the little hallway with a vaulted ceiling waiting to be called in. As I waited I noticed the window and nice light coming through it. Not...

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Story behind the wedding photo #5
May17

Story behind the wedding photo #5

When you are taking wedding photographs in public places you can’t expect to have the whole scenery just for yourself and at the Jersey Shore it’s no different. There’s a good chance that in many candid photographs there will be people in the background. But sometimes, like this photo in Spring Lake, thats a good thing! The little boy playing in the sand and running into the frame of the photo makes the image! I was...

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Story behind the wedding photo #4
May09

Story behind the wedding photo #4

This wedding took place on the farm of a family member of the couple. The property which is on preserved farmland is tucked away in the hills of Sussex County. It was a beautiful day in a very relaxed atmosphere. In the back of the property and down a hill there was a pond with a small rowboat tied up to a post. The groom decided that he wanted to take his newly wed spouse for a ride. I recall that the entry into the rowboat by the...

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Story behind the wedding photo #3
May01

Story behind the wedding photo #3

This photograph was taken during the getting ready part of the day. When the bride puts her dress on I usually step out of the room to give her privacy and ask her to call me back in when she is mostly dressed and ready for me. When I stepped outside into the hallway the brides dog was there and was hanging out with me when he suddenly decided he had enough and was going in. He walked right up to the door and wedged himself in there...

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Story behind the Wedding Photo #2
Apr30

Story behind the Wedding Photo #2

This photograph was taken at Perona Farms, more specifically at their apple orchard which is one of the many areas they can hold a ceremony. On the surface this photograph looks like a simple photo of the ceremony, nothing spectacular or very different. But it’s what you don’t see that makes the story here. The couple had requested or expressed their desire of having a shot of the ceremony from above. But the thing is, the...

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