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Our Wedding at Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, New Jersey

Today is the one year anniversary of our wedding. Planning our wedding was a lot of fun and hard work. So many thanks go out to all the people that helped us along the way! I think we spent just about every waking hour planning some aspect of the wedding.

It took a while to find talented people that also meshed with our personalities. I particularly had to find a photographer and videographer that really won me over. Jen Rutherford handled the photography and Rob Villano handled the videography. Very professional and easy to work with. Absolutely no worries.

Wedding cake sculpture/topper by Christopher John Sztybel

One of my favorite pieces to create was the cake topper which we ended up putting near the cake instead of on top of it. This was the first time I had seriously sculpted anything since high school. I used air drying clay and coated it with a water based polymer to give it strength. (I made a smart decision by minimizing the amount of branches on the tree. It would have been much too difficult to move without worries on the day of the wedding.) A nice side effect of the polymer was that it gave the tree an icey appearance! The snow was added toward the of the project as a final touch.

All of the print pieces were designed by us and used the “GrekoDeko” and “Hightower” fonts throughout for consistency. We wanted everything to have a nice, classy appearance that would compliment the feeling of Shadowbrook.

Our wedding invitation and RSVP cardIt was great to break out the comping skills to make prototypes for Lindsay. The invitations themselves went through several revisions. Originally we were going to do a black invitation, but it was too cost prohibitive to print on black paper. Luckily, I planned ahead in case that happened. The design was solid and looked just as good inverted.

"Thank You" tags for the favorsOur ceremony and reception was held at Shadowbrook. Our friend/life-cycle celebrant, Dana Zipkin, presided over the ceremony. People are still raving about the ceremony, so I highly suggest Ceremonies by Dana if you are tired of the same old crap at weddings.

New Jersey Wedding Photographer

Looking for a photographer for your wedding? A friend’s wedding? And, hey, if you are in need of a wedding celebrant I’ve worked alongside my good friend and wedding celebrant Dana Zipkin. My range as a photographer is not limited to just weddings. This is a good thing! This keeps me refreshed creatively and emotionally interested. Which gives you the best possible results!

Other services offered:

  • Engagement session
  • Final images in downloadable format
  • Final images in printed format (Easy to order directly from the web site!)

Since I handle all of my own retouching, you will receive final images that I am proud of. This translates into images you will be proud to show friends and family.