The Wedding of Ceri Stromberg and Mark Langell at McLoone’s Pier Village in Long Branch, New Jersey

The Wedding of Ceri Stromberg and Mark Langell at McLoone’s Pier Village in Long Branch, New Jersey

This wedding was a great one! Getting ahead of myself a bit, but if you came to a wedding and do not have a great time on the dance floor you are missing the entire point. Celebrate with the couple all day/night long. Mark and Ceri’s friends and family did not disappoint.

Back to the normal chronology of the day. Ceri’s vibrant personality and artistic flair was written all over the day. Her dress and winged crown were a winning combo. Mark wore his formal Marine attire. Looked super sharp of course! Marines know how to do it right.

I can’t say enough nice things about everyone I met that day. Ceri’s brother Nick even joined us for conversation while Jeff (second camera/assistant) and I ate our dinner. Class acts across the board.

Below you will find an image containing Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

Here is the story behind that composite. I wanted to do something special for Mark and Ceri. I hadn’t met them prior to their wedding day, but I knew they both were into sci-fi and Japanese pop culture. Well the hotel depicted here was not only rude to me, but they botched her room. No room to get ready in! And to her credit she marched right out and the show went on at McLoone’s.

Originally I was going to do a simple composite of Voltron standing next to the bride and groom on the beach. But once Voltron found out about this situation the lions came together and put a stop to the bad behavior within the hotel. Maybe the next time you want to be rude to a bride on her wedding day, you will consider that the Defender of the Universe has eyes upon you.

Ceri and Mark's ceremony at McLoone's in Pier Village Long Branch, NJ
Formals on the beach outside McLoone's
Reception at McLoone's

Christine and Joe’s Asbury Park Engagement Session

Christine and Joe’s Asbury Park Engagement Session

It’s July 4th weekend, people! As the saying goes, celebrate the independence of our country by blowing up a small part of it. This engagement session is timely for such an occasion because we have Christine and Joe who are recently engaged. Joe serves in the United States Army. Christine had a few shots in mind, but the rest was up to me. We made the most of the sunset in Asbury. The boardwalk is always filled with families, dogs and joggers. It’s rude to grab random dogs and pose with them, so they brough their own…BENNY!

Benny kept everyone entertained by being freaking adorable and eating his snacks between shutter clicks. Christine’s mom came along and took Benny home after he was done being awesome.

The remainder of our time shooting was spent on the beach and boardwalk. We lucked out getting very wide shots of the abandoned casino. For some of the casino shots, I lit up the inside with my ABR800 at 1/1 power. It’s nice to show off the architecture. Thank you Christine and Joe for hustling with me to get these wonderful photographs. Congratulations to both of you on your engagement and please, please use Benny as the ring bearer.

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Asbury Park engagement session