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Love w/ light – Festival Piers Hannah & Chris

One big plus with shooting a cute couple at night in an area with so much beautiful light at night is that you cannot go wrong with the right photographer behind the lens. Hannah and Chris’ engagement session taking place at the beautiful Festival Piers in Philadelphia was just so much fun! The place was …

November 9, 2015
Beach Wedding at the Edgewater Beach & Cabana Club – #PhuFastTinaFurious918

I have shot a lot of Beach Weddings. But this one had a very personal touch for me. I first discovered the Edgewater Beach and Cabana Club a few years ago attending a wedding as a guest. Right from the start walking in I knew that I wanted to shoot here. So it was a …

November 4, 2015
Rose and Andrew – Princeton Engagement Session

Instantaneously I after our consultation I could see a distinct and strong connection between Rose and Andrew. I must say capturing their engagement session was definitely a joy to shoot. Andrew’s light heartedness and candor winning Rose’s smiles time after time during their shoot. Andrew really locked in this Rose! Congratulations guys and I can’t …

November 2, 2015
San Francisco Engagement – Sally and Aaron

The iconic neighborhoods of San Francisco make it one of the most desirable Cities in the country to live in. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to capture an San Francisco engagement session with newly engaged Sally and Aaron visiting these staples of San Francisco. We first started out in the Western Addition at …

September 3, 2015
Marilu & JJ – Meadow Woods Manor

As the day ended I sat back in awe. As the day passed by, there was no shortages of memories and moments. From the Church Ceremony to the Reception at The Meadow Woods Manor in Randolph, NJ there was not a single moment that was not filled with smiles, emotions and tears of joy. Congratulations …

August 27, 2015
California Engagement – Mariko and Donald – Napa Valley, California

When Mariko and Donald suggested having their engagement session in Napa, California I was ecstatic! Even though I have visited California roughly three times a year for the last 5 years, I have not once spent time in Napa Valley as a photographer or a tourist. Making this engagement session even more exciting for me. …

August 21, 2015
Jung Family – Rutgers Gardens

Jung Family At Rutger’s Gardens in New Brunswick, New Jersey

July 16, 2015
Exchange Place Wedding – Debbie and Adam – Hyatt Regency, Jersey City, New Jersey

Debbie (a jersey girl that loves to smile) met Adam (an handsome Englishman with charm) while they were both working abroad in Switzerland.  After Debbie’s time in Switzerland ended, she returned to the United States. Even with the Atlantic Ocean sitting right between them, their love kept strong. During the entire day with them you …

July 15, 2015
Lovers are found at Rutgers, Marilu and John’s Engagement Session

John and Marilu met while both of them were volunteering at a Rutgers Community service program off campus. The rest is history and now in a few weeks they will be officially be husband and wife. I can instantly see their chemistry as we ventured through the Rutgers New Brunswick campus and snuck into a …

June 5, 2015
Love built like a Fortress – Shelby and Joel in Fort Monroe, Virginia

Congratulations to my baby cousin (crazy I remember her being a terror at 2-3 years old) Shelby and her new husband Joel! Location: Fort Monroe, Virginia  

February 14, 2015
Michele and Mike – Updike Farmstead, Princeton NJ

Congratulations to Michele and Mike Turton location: Prep,Ceremony and Portraits:Updike Farmstead, Princeton, NJ Reception: The Windsor Ballroom, East Windsor, NJ Makeup by Rachel Restaino and hair by Jaimie Heringes from Salon NV, Franklin Park, NJ Many thanks to Tato Arent for second shooting, as a few his images are mixed in with mine.

January 10, 2015
Debbie and Adam – Engagementography – Chelsea & The Highline

Debbie and Adam At: The Highline and Chelsea Market in Manhattan, NY  

December 30, 2014
Guerriero Family – Wildwood Beach, New Jersey

A great family session of a great family! Thank you to the Guerrieros for having me capture these moments.

December 5, 2014
Uson Trio

Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family and friends and give thanks for all we have. And since today is the day after Thanksgiving, I thought I would share a family shoot I did back in August that is near and dear to my heart. Every year I make a trip to Los Angeles …

November 28, 2014
Uptown Love – Alicia and Marvel’s Wedding Day

Its something about my couples, they just rock. Ceremony in one famous church (St Paul the Apostle in NYC), portraits in Central Park, and a reception with one beautiful view (the Astra in NYC). To top it all off, this couple just loves to smile and laugh. Thank you Alicia and Marvel for allowing me …

June 19, 2014
Engagement Session on the Canal – Griggstown, NJ

Kaitlen and Sam’s Engagement Session on the Canal in old Griggstown, NJ. Shooting with this couple felt like it was love at first sight all over again. Enjoy and congrats to the cute and awesome couple! Wedding photos coming in August!

June 4, 2014
Nicole and Andre’s Wedding Day

When you see these two, its hard to imagine that they have been dating for more than a decade. The way they look at each other and smile is like the young puppy love never ended. Congratulations to Nicole and Andre and thank you for letting me document your special day! Special thank you to …

May 22, 2014
Engagementography – Out on the Canal

So I met Michele and Mike on the Towpath off Canal Road in Rocky Hill, New Jersey. This place is not only a very big hotbed for cyclers and hikers, but also the very place where Mike proposed to Michele at. Enjoy the images and congrats to Michele and Mike.

May 20, 2014
Joanna and Ryan at the Watermill

Welcome to Joanna and Ryan’s wedding day at the Watermill Caterers in Smithstown, NY. It had everything I love in weddings, a bit of emotion, a bit of laughter and full of love. Congrats to Joanna and Ryan with you two nothing but the best! Thank for Chanu Kim for second shooting as some of …

May 5, 2014
Alicia and Marvel – Brooklyn Bridge Park

Alicia and Marvel carry a dynamic that I am grateful to have in my couples. So much chemistry that I doubt they even remembered I was there capturing them. Laughing, smiling and kissing each other. Enjoy and congratulations to Alicia and Marvel! Keep posted for their wedding images!

April 10, 2014
Fia & Mark at The Palace in Somerset Park, NJ

Fia and Mark couldn’t ask for a more perfect wedding day. Beautiful skies, a gorgeous church and an amazing reception hall (at The Palace in Somerset Park, New Jersey) and to top it off, just enough snow to make it feel like a winter wonderland! Congratulations to Fia and Mark! Also many thanks to Chanu …

March 6, 2014
Hearts, Kisses and Soccer Balls…. Romina & Brian at the Palace in Somerset

This was a second shooter job in which I was hired by the talented Gabriela from The Wedding Central. Enjoy my perspective of their day starting with Brian’s prep to the cake cutting. [facebook] [retweet]

January 7, 2014
A Bethwood Wedding

I will say I get lucky with the second shooter wedding jobs that I pick up on my open weekends. This past September my colleague and close friend Chanu Kim from CIK Studios hired me to second shoot Gahee & Min’s special day. Its days like these that remind me why I love to shoot …

January 3, 2014
Rutgers Gardens Engagementography – Alyssa and Joe

The color, the color and the color! I just love the fall! Mix that in with a couple that just loves to kiss and laugh makes it a grand ole day! Congratulations to Alyssa and Joe! [facebook] [retweet]

November 26, 2013
Engagementography – Rachel and Bryant a SoCal love

The Southern California backdrop plays an enjoyable tune to great weather and colorful landscapes in the fall time. But these two barely noticed the beautiful backdrops as they only had eyes for each other! We started in their town of Ladera Ranch, California which was the perfect mix of beauty and tranquility. While later in …

November 23, 2013
Destination Love Kate and Juan’s Punta Cana Wedding

Kate and Juan’s wedding was not just like any wedding. It was a wedding full of adventure, fun and wild nights! It was a pleasure to shoot with a couple where family and friends mattered so much, that eighty-five people ventured to the Dreams Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for the wedding. With such …

October 16, 2013
Wedding at the Breakers – Christine & Rob

Fall is one of my favorite times for a wedding! Beautiful colors great weather and with love in the air who can ask for anything more?! For Christine and Rob this was exactly why they planned the wedding for this time of the year. From their beautiful church ceremony to the awesome reception at the …

October 10, 2013
A Rutgers Gardens and Princeton Engagementography Nicole & Andre

Nicole and Andre have been together for well over 10 years. And if I didn’t know any better, I would have thought they just met and fell in love with each other a week ago! Getting to know them more you see their quirkiness with each other and realize that they are more than just …

August 25, 2013
Aloha with Love in Waikiki, Hawaii – Engagementography

On my way back from shooting two months in Thailand, and Hong Kong, I had a final stop on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Luckily for me as well, I have two friends in Hawaii that are recently engaged and they were able to let me capture the reason why Hawaii is such an …

July 28, 2013
Love on the Waterside

Thanks to good friend Gabriela Fuentes at The Wedding Central(http://www.theweddingcentral.com/), I was able to get the opportunity to second shoot this couple that is so much awesomely in love at the Waterside in Edgewater, New Jersey. Here are some of my favorites I shot from the day. Enjoy! [facebook]

June 20, 2013
Brooklyn Cherry Blossoms and Love, Joanna & Ryan Engagementography

I met Joanna and Ryan at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden (http://www.bbg.org/)for what seemed to be the first actual nice day of spring. Add that with being a sunday and with their beautiful cherry blossoms still in bloom made it for a packed garden but the way these two looked at each other it was like …

May 18, 2013
A Lifestyle Shoot in the Meatpacking District, NYC

School has always given me outlets to express myself. Even in fields I rarely show. As much of as a street/documentary artist I consider myself to be I also love lifestyle and narrative portraiture. Hence today’s blog post of the lifestyle shoot out in the Meatpacking District in beautiful New York City. Enjoy! [facebook] [retweet]

April 21, 2013
Jenna & Joseph, a Princeton engagement

With spring on its way and a beautiful Sunday afternoon, love is in the air! I met up with Jenna and Joseph in lovely and nostalgic Princeton, Nj for their engagement session. These two definitely give me a good sign that spring is here to stay! enjoy! [facebook] [retweet]

April 18, 2013
Freebase Clothing Party @ Happy Endings, NYC

Last summer a friend contacted me about making a look book. They wanted a real LES/NYC style to it and decided to shoot it at their Death by Stereo Event at the bar/lounge Happy Endings (www.happyendinglounge.com). With the movie Lost Boys playing in the background all night, great beats by DJ Wonder & DB of …

February 2, 2013
Kate & Juan – Engagementography in Jersey City, NJ

What looked to be a cold, freezing day actually turned out to be an awesome engagement shoot with a couple who kept it hot! Kate and Juan met me up at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ and ended up finishing the session at Exchange Place in Jersey City, NJ while keeping their sincere …

January 21, 2013
Fia & Mark Engagementography @ Princeton

It was an amazing day for Fia and Mark’s engagement session in Princeton University and Princeton Community Park. They sure did rock it out too! Enjoy! [facebook]

January 19, 2013
Lisa’s Maternity Session – Princeton, NJ

Lisa in Princeton, NJ. Congratulations to Lisa and Joe Dantone who are expecting the lil guy in a few more weeks! [facebook]

January 17, 2013
2012 Year in Review

2012 was definitely a year of change and growth for me. But also aside my growth as a person and as a photographer, 2012 gave me an awesome group of clients and now friends. I want to thank them very much for a great 2012, trusting me with their treasured moments, in which makes me …

January 1, 2013
Claire & Tim and son @Liberty State Park

This Engagement/Family session was literally the morning before Hurricane Sandy! I’m so glad they toughed it out! enjoy! [facebook]

November 12, 2012
Will You..Marry Me? Teresa & Chris

Chris contacted me a month ago asking if I would be interested in capturing his proposal to his longtime girlfriend Teresa and how could I say no?! And on a beautiful sunny day in Central Park Chris proposed and Teresa said yes. Congrats to you guys! Enjoy! [facebook]

November 4, 2012
And They Lived Happily Ever After @ Tribeca Cinemas

It’s awesome because I love movies and so do my clients Melissa and Dave! Their decision to get married at The Tribeca Cinemas & The Varick Room in NYC (Tribeca Cinemas) was a treat to me as a photographer, and to the guests with a Silent Movie introduction to begin their ceremony to the old …

November 1, 2012
A Storybook Wedding at The Bouman Stickney Farmstead

The fields, the farm, the atmosphere at The Bouman Stickney Farmstead (in Lebanon, NJ) I think may never see another beautifully organized and planned DIY wedding like this ever! It’s not everyday someone can have the storybook wedding they’ve dreamed of ever since they were a child, and it is not everyday a photographer can …

October 24, 2012
Classic Wedding on the Beach

I love shooting weddings on the beach. I love it even more to know 2 people found each other. Introducing Suzanne and Anthony. Enjoy!

October 24, 2012
A Olde Mill Inn Wedding

Being that I’ve known Dave for roughly 12 years it was an honor, a privilege and Dave’s job to lock me in for Kim and his wedding. I thank them so much for letting me document their beautiful special day. And to old friends at the Olde Mill it was surely a blast! Enjoy!

October 24, 2012
Christine & Rob Engagement @Belmar Beach

It was a beautiful day for engagement session at the beach for Christine and Rob’s engagement session! The weather was as bright and gorgeous as these two together were. I cannot wait to be a part of their special wedding day! congrats guys! Enjoy!

October 3, 2012
Denisse and Nick

I don’t know what it is about California, but when I shoot there I just always love the results from the shoots! Enter here is Denisse and Nick, gorgeous couple right in downtown Claremont, CA Enjoy!

September 8, 2012
Kayla & Natalie

Going to the City of Angels has it’s benefits, aside from the great weather and awesome food its also a great time to spend time with my god daughter Kayla and her little sister Natalie. The energy these girls bring is way more than I remember having as a kid their age! enjoy!

September 8, 2012
Wedding Along the Hudson

A Beautiful July Afternoon in Jersey City and a gorgeous wedding cruising along the Hudson River with the Manhattan Skyline made for an awesome wedding day and great imagery! Enjoy! [stumble]

July 30, 2012
Kerry & Paul’s Wedding

It was a perfect day and a beautiful small wedding in at Rutgers Campus in New Brunswick at Kirkpatrick Chapel. [facebook]

July 8, 2012
The Tse Family

Welcome the Tse Family! [facebook]

July 7, 2012
Dana & Anthony’s Wedding Day

Another Great Wedding in the books! Congrats to Dana & Anthony and thank you for choosing me to document your special day! [facebook]

July 7, 2012
Jonon & Travis’ Engagement Session

This engagement session was totally timed for the rain! No I’m just kidding! But Mother Nature held out for us until the last minute where we capped off a great engagement session! Enjoy! [facebook]

June 23, 2012
Double Trouble

Yes! I’ve been shooting senior pics lately! Here’s two adorable and shy girls who eventually opened up and had a great time enjoying their own senior session! Meet these two sweethearts Rachel and Renee. [facebook]

June 2, 2012
Alex’s Senior shots

During my grandparent’s 60th(yes 60 years of love and happiness) anniversary I flew to my hometown in the midwest Hubbard, Ohio, which was also sort of a family reunion for our Cooper Clan. Part of the Cooper clan is this one here Alex my baby cousin who is graduating this upcoming school year. Aside being …

May 29, 2012
Dana & Anthony

What else can I say? I love seeing people in love!

May 5, 2012
Example at The Gramercy Theatre, NYC

As many of may know I shoot Weddings and Portraits, I also try to shoot as much as possible during the off season months. So last month when I got a call to cover one of England’s top stars in the music industry in New York’s The Gramercy Theatre and his first show in the …

April 23, 2012
Elite Camp’s March Madness Party

As it is still not yet wedding season for me, I try to shoot numerous different jobs. One of them is covering (for the second year straight), The Elite Camp’s March Madness Party @ Grand Banks in Jersey City, NJ. While this is not the normal photography I do shoot, it does help me hone …

April 3, 2012
Drew @ Knapps Cyclery

So with an environmental assignment due for my Professional Assignment class @SVA I decided to ask good friend and bicycle shop manager Drew Shapiro of Knapps Cyclery in Cranberry, NJ if he would want some business images for his about me page. If your ever in the central NJ region and is an avid cyclist …

March 25, 2012
Fuji x100 The Pro’s Fun Camera

By now this camera has become one popular tribute to the old school film rangefinder days. Aesthetically this camera is beautiful! But not only is this camera a gorgeous metal retro looking camera, it takes amazing pictures! It has taken me over a week to get the hang of the camera, the manual does not …

March 9, 2012
MC Slick

Honda Day and Etown Music Lover, Frontman and local MC, MC Slick decided to help me out with this shoot today. While actually this is for a class assignment I figured i’d show you guys a few favorites. Yes I do shoot headshots and portraits.

February 26, 2012
Thip Athakhahn

So talented colleague and friend from Atlanta came to visit the lovely city of NYC and while she was here, she asked if I could take some pics for her photography bio. Here’s a few from today and enjoy =) And if you are ever in Atlanta and need a photographer, feel free to give …

February 25, 2012
2011 Year in Review Mashup

So its been a great 2011 wedding year for me! But instead of just doing a year in review I’ve decided after listening to a great mix by a friend of mine that I want to give a Mash-Up year in review. I also want to say thank you for my awesome clients for choosing …

January 15, 2012
Yellows and Oranges <3

A fall engagement session in Princeton, NJ! It’s when you get couples like this that make you realize wedding photography is definitely full-filling! This fall afternoon the leaves were perfect and the weather was ideal! As Larissa and Chris met me at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey; Larissa’s ideas and mine just flourished together …

November 12, 2011
Ali & Larry’s Wedding
October 25, 2011
Nicole & Rob’s Wedding
October 9, 2011
Jennifer & Steve’s Wedding
September 26, 2011
Jay & Forrest Wedding
July 2, 2011