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Wedding : Rona + Kivanc – Hopewell Valley Vineyards

Meet Rona + Kivanc. Our client/photographer relationship started as most of our relationships do, an email inquiry from them, a response from us. What made this relationship a bit different is that Rona and Kivanc don’t live in the US as most of our clients do, they live in Europe! Yeah, super cool. So while we couldn’t set up our usual Starbucks coffee date for our first meeting, we set up a short phone conference and the rest was history. We actually met Rona and Kivanc for the first time on their wedding day, but truth be told, it felt like we knew them for a long time, which was great, because it made working with them so easy. Rona + Kivanc’s wedding took place in beautiful Hopewell Valley Vineyards, about an hour from the city. Their reception was held under a gorgeous lighted tent and showcased truly unique details like empty tea containers in addition to the traditional vases for flowers, to the most beautiful non-traditional bridesmaids dresses we’ve EVER seen. These details really set their wedding apart in a very special way. One of my favorite things about this wedding was the guest list! Their guest really flew from all parts of the country to celebrate their special day. Rona and Kivanc also used our photobooth for their wedding and, well yeah.. that was a blast!

We want to Thank Rona + Kivanc for having us along to document their special day! Your wedding was truly beautiful and we enjoyed every bit of it! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Wedding: Jessie + Chase @ Harvest On The Hudson

Hey Guys! Its a bit late and Im a bit anxious to publish this wedding post Ive been working on for a couple of days now :) so I will keep things short and sweet.

Meet Jessie and Chase, it seems like yesterday we were shooting their engagement pics in Liberty State park, close to their home, cant believe nearly a year went by and it was time to capture their wedding. Their wedding took place in a beautiful restaurant not too far from our home in Westchester, called Harvest on The Hudson. Overseeing the Hudson River and the beautiful Palisades right across, this scenery was the perfect backdrop for the exchange of their vows on a beautiful bright morning. Thank you Jessie and Chase for having us along for the ride and giving me the opportunity to capture such a special milestone in your lives.

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Jessie ElliottJuly 25, 2014 - 2:11 am

thanks again Elkin for your amazing photos! You captured the day better than we could have ever imagined

Luli BurkeJuly 18, 2014 - 7:15 pm

Elkin, these are stunning!!!!! OMG!!! Crying and I don’t even know these people!!!

Engagement: Jen + Will — Belville, NJ

Hello Friends!
Today’s blogpost is from Jen + Will’s engagement session at Branchbrook Park in Belleville, NJ. Jen reached out to us as a recommendation from her Friend Christina, whom we worked with a couple of years ago (Thanks Christina!) For their engagement shoot, Jen and her Fiancee, Will, chose this park which is located right in their hometown. It also happens to be home to amazing Cherry Blossom Trees, that bloom during the month April. We met around 4:30PM on a beautiful thursday afternoon while the sun was still out but not terribly harsh. We took pictures all over the park, stopping by as many different color trees as we could find. Jen is so easy going and a natural behind the camera. Her smile was truly contagious. Will was a little shy at first, but with Jen’s help and their sweet inside jokes, he quickly opened up. Together, these two are just dreamy to work with. They were so comfortable with each other and with us and just knew how to have fun. We had such great time working with them both!

Ps: Jen is an amazing baker who read about my chocolate love affair on our website and baked us the most amazing brownies I have EVER had. EVER. For this alone, she will forever hold a special place in my heart. <3 Thanks Jen!

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JenApril 28, 2014 - 8:30 pm

Elkin & Angie, thank you so much for coming to jersey and capturing these amazing moments!! They are so beautiful I am blown away! I can’t stop looking at them! It was such a pleasure working with you both, we had a lot of fun! We can’t wait to work with you at our wedding!!

P.s I’m glad you enjoyed the brownies! :)

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