Sometimes, the way you start your morning is a strong indication of how your day will go. Upon arriving at Marissa's home, I immediately knew it was going to be a great day and a great wedding. The beautiful bride-to-be greeted me with a huge smile and was completed calm and relaxed. I really enjoyed photographing the "getting ready" portion of the day because the atmosphere was calm and everyone was enjoying themselves. There was no panicking, no frantic rushing, and no 'case of the nerves'. There were also many moments amongst the bride's family during this time that was priceless, such was capturing Marissa's parents all teary-eyed as they watch their daughter get ready.
As we arrived to Liberty House, located within Liberty State Park in Jersey City NJ, we were greeted with friendly staff and unsurpassed views of the Manhattan skyline. Marissa + Michael celebrated with their close family and friends on this wonderful and memorable night.
Marissa + Michael, congratulations again and have fun on your honeymoon! Enjoy some of the following highlights from this beautiful wedding.
November 11, 2013
I had the pleasure to photograph a recent wedding at Celebrate at Snug Harbor, a beautiful venue set in the heart of Snug Harbor in Staten Island. Snug Harbor was once a home for aged sailors and is now a city park with over 83 acres of beautiful grounds. Also known as the "crown jewel" of Staten Island, this was a perfect choice for a wedding with endless opportunities for great memories and photos.
Danielle and Adam began their wedding on a calm and sunny day. While Danielle was getting ready in the bridal suite, Adam was perfecting all the fine details for the wedding. It was clear that both Danielle and Adam was anxiously awaiting their first look moment, where they can finally see each other for the first time on their big day. Needless to say, the first look is one of my favorite moments of a wedding - to see the longing, excitement and love on the bride and groom's face is priceless.
Enjoy the photos from their wedding and congratulations to Danielle + Adam!