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Jessica + Eric @ Perona Farms NJ

Hey Guys! first wedding of the year in the books, thanks some new editing tools and the initial boost of the start of a new season i was able to finish off this wedding in a week! super happy! It didn’t hurt that it was a very fun one to edit with lots of cool shots of a very fun and beautiful group! Jess + Eric chose to tie the knot @ Perona Farms in New Jersey, had a very rustic vibe to it which i loved! and guess what! they had a naked wedding cake which I’m a sucker for! a week before the wedding we got hit pretty hard with almost 2 feet of snow, but then had some warm weather and we were left with just enough snow to paint a pretty backdrop for our portraits! any who, Ill write up some more details later, at this point I’m just eager to show these off, so hope you guys enjoy!

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Rachel + Gabriel’s wedding at Casa De Campo

Here’s to wishing all of our future final season weddings look like this one!

For Rachel and Gabriel’s wedding celebration, we flew to beautiful La Romana, Dominican Republic for a three day celebration at Casa De Campo Resorts and Villa. The celebration began with a Friday night welcome party, followed by the wedding day on Saturday and a final goodbye brunch on Sunday. The wedding ceremony took place at Altos De Chavon, about a 15 minute drive (by golf cart, the main travel choice of the resort since it’s pretty vast). Altos de Chavon, is a replica 16th century Mediterranean village in the heart of the Dominican countryside, complete with cobblestone streets, restaurants, museums, shops, an Amphitheater, home to many concerts and St. Stanislaus church, the charming stone building church where their ceremony took place. We started the day with getting ready photos of Rachel, Rachel’s mom and mother in law and the bridal party at the resort’s salon. I then drove about 10 minutes up to Gabriel’s villa where he, his dad and the groomsman where getting ready. Rain seemed like a real possibility throughout the day, and it finally made an appearance during the outside ceremony causing it for it to be completed inside the actual church. Thankfully, this crowd was amazing and did not let the rain dampen their happiness at all. After the ceremony, we took a quick drive to the amphitheater for a few quick bridal portraits before heading to the the reception back at the Casa de Campo country club. The reception was a real blast, complete with a live music band, a super fun crazy hour- or “hora loca” a high energy show including stilt walkers, clowns, jugglers, funky hats, masks, balloons, and noisemakers where Dominican Dancers engage guest in non-stop dancing and a pretty incredible light show. Rachel and Gabriel are real stars, when we first met with them, here in NYC we thought they were such a happy and easy going couple and this did not change throughout their celebration no matter what came their way. They were genuinely thrilled with every aspect of their celebration and thoroughly enjoyed their day, their friends and families and each other. We truly enjoyed working this wedding and felt honored to capture such a special day.

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Lissette + Christian @ The Majestic Resort Punta Cana

Hey guys! I did say i was gonna keep up to date with blogging from now on…second blogged wedding in a span of a few days, thats a new record…lol anyhow hope you guys enjoy these highlights of Lissette + Christian’s destination wedding at the beautiful Majestic Colonial in Punta Cana. Its always fun to shoot a destination wedding, a full day goes by and it doesn’t even seem that long, just pure fun and stress free for the most part…on this day we got hit with a little rain, but Lissette was so unbothered she just ran barefoot for cover through the resort grounds, then the rain stopped and the sun shined again. Anyhow, enough chitchat, enjoy the pics and drop a comment!

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