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Pittstown New Jersey Engagement Photographers

Pittstown New Jersey Engagement Photographers

When I met with Meghan and Scott to discuss their wedding, we also talked about their engagement session. Why we do it, where to do it, and when. Usually the girls get excited about it and the guys…well, not so much =) So we get into why we feel that engagement sessions are important. Scott admitted the day of, he likes looking at pictures, just not being in them (don’t worry Scott, most guys say that). The location was perfect – at their own home. It fit their life and love for each other. As I was editing the images I could see and feel the connection between the two and the natural genuine expressions of love and laughter. Just driving to and from their property nestled into the side of a mountain, on a long dirt road, you can’t go fast at all, you have to drive real slow, take in the scenery, let your mind wander and appreciate the beautiful simple things in life. Meghan and Scott were great. As we walked the property for ideas they were open to everything I suggested and yeah, Scott got the picture he wanted in the barn they built. In the end we had fun and I believe, come their wedding day, they will know us better and not feel uncomfortable about pictures on such a special day. Hell, we’ll be just like part of the family. =)

 

Here are just a few of my favorites

 

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Bear Creek Mountain Wedding ~ Resort Photographers

Bear Creek Mountain Resort Photographers

Bear Creek Mountain Resort Photographers

May 20, 2016 – It was a picture perfect day for Niki and Brian to have their wedding.
Although, this time, along with being part of the photography team, we were also the parents of the Bride.
Many had asked how we were going to do it, but with the help of Janoski Photography, we teamed up to get it done. We also asked Katrina Sorrentino and her sister Kristen to tackle the video work. We have worked at Bear Creek Mountain Resort before and Niki just loves it there. Therese from Bear Creek was our sales manager and event coordinator. She was the best! The other staff during rehearsal dinner and the wedding were outstanding. Bob and his assistant, Bob from Fantasy DJ Production, as always, did a fantastic job. The day started off with Ronald Corales from Gentlemens Barber Shop  cleaning up Brian and the groomsmen with a shave and cut. The girls were taken care of by  Alisha Nycole Artistry and hair by Brittney Conrad. Nicole Heimsoth had worked our Party Photo Draw Booth before and her personality makes her the perfect fit for the job.

Time is so crucial during a wedding. Since Niki opted out of having a first look this made the time for photography even more pressured. Editing the images I noted that the timeline was backed up one full hour. Dad’s first look that was to happen at 3pm, but Niki was still getting in her dress at 3:50 pm . Even the best made plans can have a glitch. Through the domino effect, any chance of getting some of the pre-ceremony shots we planned were gone. After the ceremony when we hopped in the cart that Therese was kind enough to drive us around in, I looked down at my camera and asked her how much time we had – she said “oh 10-15 minutes”. HAHA, that’s when you throw everything out the window and do the best you can (which we did).

It was a great night, but, boy it went by soooo fast. So, any planned shots we missed getting, we are already planning to “re-do” at the one year anniversary at Bear Creek. Sounds like a good excuse to go back =)

Other Vendors :

Wedding cake provided by >  Piece A Cake
Rehearsal deserts by > Katie Di Paolo
Good times provided by > All our friends and family

Here is just a small sample of their timeline of the day. You should get a pretty good sense of being right there.

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Aldie Mansion Wedding Photographers | Nicole & Eric

Aldie Mansion Wedding Photographers | Nicole & Eric

Like most times, I will receive an email from a future bride that is inquiring about availability and pricing. This email, though, would alter my life.

The email came from a bride-to-be, Nicole Di Carlo. Her last name was familiar so I asked if she had any relation to a man named Greg Di Carlo. I went to school with Greg and had not seen or heard from him in 40+ years. To my surprise, Nicole just happened to be Greg’s daughter. Wow! It was great to meet with Greg, his wife Kathy and their children.
Myself and the rest of the DA Visions crew were chosen to capture Nicole and Eric’s wedding day and help carry on their fairytale story. The bride and groom began their story in middle school. When you meet them both its obvious how their love has carried on through all of these years.
Two happy people, along with their wonderful families and lots of friends, came together to share joy as Nicole and Eric became one. What better place to celebrate such an event than at the Aldie Mansion in Doylestown, Pa. The morning skies were dreary but it cleared in plenty of time to produce a beautiful, sunny wedding day. Great music was provided by the huge and talented band,  The Heartbeats and as added entertainment Nicole’s dad, just as I remembered him, played drums on three songs for the three women in his life. His mom, wife and daughter.
As most weddings go, the day was here and gone so quickly. This is when DA Visions comes in to be sure that the new Mr. and Mrs. will forever be able to relive their wedding day through photographs and album that will be treasured as years pass by.
Here are a few from their magical day…

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Lehigh Valley Mitzvah Photographers

Lehigh Valley Mitzvah Photographers

April 9th was Sam’s Bar Mitzvah at Temple Beth EL in Allentown. We had pre session in February, and a Temple session the week prior to the celebration party with family and friends on the 9th, at Lehigh University Iacocca hall in Bethlehem.
Mazel tov Sam!

Here are just a few from his celebration.

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Clinton NJ Engagement photographer

Clinton NJ Engagement photographer

Here is a recent engagement session with Heather and Scott in Clinton, New Jersey.
It was a sunny, crisp morning and we had fun capturing some beautiful images and grabbed a cup of coffee while there. Since it is still early in the season the tourists were not out in full force. Heather and Scott are planning their October wedding and it will be celebrated at the Stroudsmoore Country Inn.

Here are a few of my fav’s from the session…

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