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Jacki + Kevin, Clarks Landing wedding photographer

01mckay_bostel4OK people! You just need to take one look at Kevin & Jacki’s wedding to understand why people love to have their weddings on the Jersey Shore! (If this couple looks familiar, you may remember seeing the Engagement photos we did of them in Washington Square Park, NYC, last November. (Click here to check it out).
Although Kevin got ready at his family beach house a little further south, our journey that day took us, for the most part, all over Spring Lake NJ. Jacki got ready at the charming Breakers on the Ocean, then the couple were married at the ceremony at the quaint and historic Church of the Holy Trinity and lastly bridal party portraits by the bridge at the beautiful Divine Park which surrounds “Spring Lake” itself as well as photos on the beach of course, where a faraway storm threatened but never broke.
Then, with most of the heavy lifting done… : ) it was time to PARTY and Clark’s Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, as always, was happy to provide the setting! What a spectacular night! Thanks so much to Jacki & Kevin for understanding that the Jersey Shore was the best place to take their vows and celebrate the event (pretty impressive for a couple of city folks) and even bigger thanks for sharing it with us!
Best of luck to you both! We look forward to seeing you both again soon…
Ceremony – Holy Trinity Episcopal, Spring Lake
Reception – Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Point Pleasant
Event Planning – Busy Bride, New York
Flowers – Something Nice
Cinematography – Michael Simons
Wedding Invitation – The Papery
Wedding Cake – Bovellas
Entertainment – The Savoy Stompers; Elegant Ensembles
Wedding Dress – Ramona Kevesa, The Wedding Salon
Bride’s Shoes – Kate Spade
Groom’s Wear – Custom Suit
Make-Up – House of Luciano
Hair – Pin It Up
Transportation – Great Amercian Trolley

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Wow! This has been our busiest year ever and we are very thankful indeed. We have been working very hard to get everyone their photos and we are right on track! Some of you already have your pictures and some are still waiting. Thanks for your patience. They say that “good things come to those who wait!” Some of you “blog stalkers” may have also noticed that we haven’t blogged in quite a while, and so… we wanted to give you all this little sneak peak to share with your families and friends on this important family holiday. Enjoy!
Once again, we are so thankful to everyone who helped to make 2014 such a fantastic year for us and hey… it was an even better year for all of you, right?! : ) We are so happy that you made Liz and I, as well as our associates Sara and Brandi, such a big part of this milestone in your lives! Have a great Thanksgiving!!! We’ll see you all soon…
Jacki + Kevin
September 6, 2014
Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Point Pleasant
Lisa + Eric
September 7, 2014
Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Point Pleasant
Amanda + Shane
September 19, 2014
Windows on the Water, Sea Bright
Jenessa + John
September 19, 2014
Sheraton, Eatontown
Kelly + Joe,
September 20, 2014
Bonnet Island Estate, Manahawkin
Christine + John
September 20, 2014
Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Marissa + Brian
October 4, 2014
River House, Brielle
Tara + Matt
October 10, 2014
Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Point Pleasant
Caroline + Shamus
October 11, 2014
Bayonet Farms, Holmdel
Monica + Patrick
October 11, 2014
Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Emmy + Nick
October 12, 2014
Gramercy Park Hotel, New York
Maryellen + John
October 18, 2014
Rumson Country Club, Rumson
Rupa + Prajin
October 25, 2014
Westmount Country Club, West Paterson
Samantha + Matt
November 14, 2014
Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Point Pleasant


Alexandra + Anthony, Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank wedding photographer

01molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-15So, every wedding really is a little different!
In this case, despite the fact that the groom’s mother Kathy (Go Kathy!) booked us for this wedding almost a year before it was to take place; and with the exception of our usual meeting about 30 days before the wedding, we really didn’t get to know Alexandra and Anthony (the bride and groom) very well at all until the big day came around! This is pretty unusual for us but you see, Kathy had done most of the heavy lifting on this one. In fact, I spent so much time on the phone with Kathy in the days leading up to the wedding that I feel like she and I could open a wedding planning business together! Whaddya say, Kathy? We did a good job on this one! : )
When the wedding day did come however, we fell right into it with Anthony and Alexandra, the way that old friends can pick up a conversation after years of not speaking. They are a really sweet couple.
On this day, we began at the church, the bride and groom having opted out of getting ready pictures. We love when people change things up on us a bit. It keeps life interesting and keeps us on out toes!
So, after a very beautiful ceremony at St. Francis Cathedral in Metuchen, it was off to The Molly Pitcher Inn for a very, very classy evening with the Lips and Aiello families. With the tables bursting with beautiful flowers arrangements by Flowerful Events, the walls enhanced with uplifting uplighting and the airwaves thick with the musical stylings of their very big and bold band, Elegant Ensembles, the Molly Pitcher ballroom was transformed into a place where everyone could forget their troubles, have fun and really feel the love!
A lot of thought went into this wedding day and it was really pretty perfect. Kathy really wanted “the kids” to have a good time and I have to honestly say that this bride and groom could not get the smiles off of their faces all day long! Nice job Kathy! Kudos to The Molly Pitcher staff as well. Most importantly, our big congratulations go out to the new Mr. & Mrs. Anthony & Alexandra Aiello. It’s been great getting to know you….02St-Francis_mckay-wedding-203St-Francis_mckay-wedding-304St-Francis_mckay-wedding-105St-Francis_mckay-wedding-506St-Francis_mckay-wedding-407St-Francis_mckay-wedding-708St-Francis_mckay-wedding-809St-Francis_mckay-wedding-610St-Francis_mckay-wedding-911St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1012St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1113St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1214St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1315St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1516St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1417St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1618St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1719St-Francis_mckay-wedding-2020St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1821St-Francis_mckay-wedding-1922molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-5mckay_molly-pitcher-wedding_124molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-325molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-426molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-227molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-6mckay_molly-pitcher-wedding29molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-730molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-1031molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-932molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-1433molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-1234molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-1735molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-1136molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-1337molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-1638molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-1839molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-2040molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-1941molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-2142molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-2243molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-2344molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-2445molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-2546molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-2747molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-2949molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-3150molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-2651molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-3252molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-3453molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-3354molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-3555molly-pitcher-inn_mckay-30
Ceremony – St Francis Cathedral
Reception – Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Flowers + Lighting – Flowerful Events, Eatontown
Wedding Invitation – Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding Cake – Ye Olde Pie Shoppe
Entertainment – Elegant Ensembles
Wedding Dress + Shoes – Hollywood Bridal

Colleen + Tom, Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank wedding photographer

Looking back on this lovely wedding day, we are reminded of how excited the bride Colleen Rogers and her man Tom Botwin were to be working with us in the weeks and months leading up to the big day. All of Colleen’s calls and letters to us were laced with happy anticipation! It was really so cute! Well, we always try to do a good job but having a little bit of cheer leading before the wedding day is always helpful… Thanks Colleen! We loved spending the day with you both. Your wedding day seemed to have the perfect blend of quiet sophistication and unbridled joy; qualities that we hope to have succeeded in capturing for you…
There were so many things that made this day fun for us. First of all, I have to say, having such willing (and handsome) subjects really makes our jobs quite a bit easier! Then there were the locations, from the couples lovely family homes to the splendid St. Mary of the Assumption Church and then off to the stately Wilson Hall at Monmouth University until finally ending up at the always beautiful Oyster Point Hotel, where the only thing as nice as the view is the staff! Then, as if that wasn’t enough, it seemed that we already knew nearly half of the girls in the bridal party from some other parts of our life; Alison, a member of The Oyster Point sales staff, Rachel, whose head shot we photographed years ago and Kristen, who we met at a wedding in Aruba only last December! It was like Colleen & Tom had stocked the pond with friendly faces for us. : )
But enough about how much fun “we” had. Scroll down a little and check out how much fun Colleen & Tom had! Thanks again for a great day and best of luck to you both for a long, happy and prosperous life together!
Bob & Liz
Ceremony – St Mary of the Assumption Church, Deal, New Jersey
Reception – The Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, New Jersey
Flowers – Clores Flowers + Gifts, Montclair, New Jersey
Cinematography – Lucid Lens, Long Branch, New Jersey
Wedding Invitation – The Papery
Wedding Cake – Ye Olde Pie Shoppe, Little Silver, New Jersey
Entertainment – Sounds To Go, Red Bank, New Jersey
Wedding Dress – Pronovias
Bride’s Shoes – Kate Spade
Groom’s Wear – Men’s Wearhouse
Make-Up – Vicki Valenci
Hair – Cherie Wilson
Transportation – Long Branch Trolley, Long Branch, New Jersey

Alison + Andrew, Oyster Point Hotel wedding photographer

Even after 20 years of wedding photography ( 2014 marks 20 years! ) Liz and I still experience some “firsts” from time to time.In fact they seem to crop up all the time! In this case, the wedding of the Massachusetts couple Alison Timm and Andrew Emley, we photographed the happy couple’s Engagement portraits in Asbury Park just 2 days before the wedding day! Many couples shoot their engagement portraits a full year before the wedding so this was almost certainly a first for us… and we know it was a first for Alison & Andrew as well! : )
Anyway, just a day and a half after meeting with them on the boardwalk for engagement portraits, we were photographing these busy professionals getting ready for their big day; Alison at The Oyster Point Hotel and Andrew at The Molly Pitcher Inn. After a beautiful ceremony at The First Presbyterian Church and some fun portraits at Victory Park, both in Rumson, we journeyed back to The Oyster Point Hotel for the couple’s fabulous reception. As you can see in the photos, these people were having way too much fun! Cheers!
Congratulations and BIG thank you’s go out to all! We wish Alison & Andrew all the best for the future! Thanks for giving us another First! ; )07oyster-point-wedding_3608oyster-point-wedding_209oyster-point-wedding_110oyster-point-wedding_1011oyster-point-wedding_912oyster-point-wedding_313oyster-point-wedding_1114oyster-point-wedding_1215oyster-point-wedding_416oyster-point-wedding_517oyster-point-wedding_818oyster-point-wedding_719oyster-point-wedding_620oyster-point-wedding_1321oyster-point-wedding_1622oyster-point-wedding_1423oyster-point-wedding_1524oyster-point-wedding_1725oyster-point-wedding_2026oyster-point-wedding_2427oyster-point-wedding_2128oyster-point-wedding_2229oyster-point-wedding_1930oyster-point-wedding_3131oyster-point-wedding_3332oyster-point-wedding_3233oyster-point-wedding_2634oyster-point-wedding_3035oyster-point-wedding_2536oyster-point-wedding_3438oyster-point-wedding_2839oyster-point-wedding_2740oyster-point-wedding_3841oyster-point-wedding_2942oyster-point-wedding_3743oyster-point-wedding_3944oyster-point-wedding_4445oyster-point-wedding_4246oyster-point-wedding_4047oyster-point-wedding_4148oyster-point-wedding_4349oyster-point-wedding_4750oyster-point-wedding_5751oyster-point-wedding_4952oyster-point-wedding_4853oyster-point-wedding_5654oyster-point-wedding_5155oyster-point-wedding_5556oyster-point-wedding_5457oyster-point-wedding_4658oyster-point-wedding_5359oyster-point-wedding_5260oyster-point-wedding_45
Ceremony – First Presbyterian Church, Rumson, NJ
Reception – Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank, NJ
Flowers – Deirdre Design
Wedding Invitations – Emerald Invitations
Wedding Cake – Sugarush, Red Bank
Wedding Dress – Lovely Bride, NYC
Groom’s Wear – Hugo Boss
Make-Up + Hair – Brush Salon, Long Branch

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