Duke Island Park with The Simkos

It was a cold day at Duke Island Park, but the hour flew by with two little ones. It almost looked like a fall session with all of the leaves on the ground, but it was definitely a cold December day. The biggest tip I can give you when taking photos of children is knowing when they are in the moment and when they’re not. If they aren’t, just let them run around and do their thing. I lucked out that I got the perfect mix of both. I could pose them where I needed to, but for the most part these are just kids being kids.

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The Simko Family photos at Duke Island Park

Rima’s Maternity Session at Home

I like nice people. Photographing nice people and hanging out with them is one of the incredible benefits of photography. If you’re nice, you’re already more than halfway to a successful photo session. If you’re nice AND have an adorable dog it’s pretty much a guaranteed success. Rima invited me to her growing family’s home to do a maternity session. Their sense of interior design contributed to warm and cozy images. It’s fun to imagine their child looking back in a few years and seeing what life was like just before they arrived.

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Rima Mattar maternity session

Hoboken Manhattan Skyline Maternity Session

Hoboken train station is a great place to take maternity photos. It’s old and has a lot of character. The ferry slips have a gritty industrial flavor that worked beautifully with the bright green sari. Mindi and Sher deserved something super cool so we used that space to our advantage.

The adjacent park gives a wonderful panorama of the New York skyline as well as the Hoboken terminal. Mindi is due at any moment so I was careful not to have her trek all over the place without asking first. Personally I love having the couple share in the experience of the session. I’ve had great results with this approach.

Thanks to Mindi and Sher for being great subjects to photograph and going along for the creative ride.

Note to future clients: The train station is crawling with transit police demanding $500 permits to take photos. I found that out toward the end of the shoot. Hoboken you are being very greedy!

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Mindi Nair maternity session in Hoboken, New Jersey

Lifestyle Session at The Jersey Shore

If one lesson was learned during this shoot, it’s that the rain clouds had our number. Each time I set up for a shot involving more than one light…RAIN! You have to know we kept trying though and came away with some great running shots. We photographed around Spring Lake, New Jersey swapping outfits and getting excellent lifestyle shots for Andrea’s agent.

Model: Andrea Hoch

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Lifestyle photos with Andrea Hoch in Spring Lake, NJ

Kelly and Rick’s Outer Banks Destination Wedding

The time has come for a destination wedding of Kelly Werrlein and Rick Knecht! A guy could get used to this. The last time I was in the Outer Banks (Duck, North Carolina to be specific) was a long time ago. The scenery has changed but it is as beautiful as i remember.

I arrived on a Monday and the wedding wasn’t until Thursday so thus gave me ample time to meet everyone and catch up with people I hadn’t seen in a long time. The evenings were full of ridiculous antics and surprise guests. Plenty of snacks and beverages were every which way.

Highlights included golf karting around town, walking through the marshland, talking with lots of the guests, chasing wild horses and staying up way past my bedtime.

Special thanks to Ben Hitchcock for assisting and snapping some doozies!

Venue: The Black Stallion
Dress: Vera Wang
Wedding planner: Sugar Snap Events, LLC

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Outer Banks wedding in Corolla, North Carolina

Kelly Werrlein and Rick Knecht's outer banks wedding

Christmas Time With Carly in Somerville, NJ

Carly showed up bundled and ready to run around Somerville for some fun Christmas lifestyle shots. (I had to resist the temptation of doing the entire shoot inside YESTERcades or Sushi Palace. I have no idea why I decided to shoot near these temptations!) Locations included Division Street and the Somerville train station.

Model: Carly Posyton

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Lifestyle photos with Carly in Somerville, NJ

 

Happy Holidays at The Beauty Bar

Happy holidays to everyone! Grab a mug of hot chocolate and throw a candy cane in it because it’s time to tinsel with Kelly and Elise at The Beauty Bar. I dropped by to photograph them throwing snow at one another and a few other scenarios.

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Holiday photos with Elyse and Kelly at The Beauty Bar in Middlesex, NJ