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! ; )
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
Our relationship with Sean & Nicole began with Engagement portraits at Sandy Hook, NJ and quickly progressed to dinner that evening at “Off the Hook” in Highlands! It seems that we hit it off right away and we really, really love when that happens! We always say that an engagement portrait is the best way for a future bride and groom to get to know us a little bit and to realize that working with us is nothing to be afraid of and is in fact easy and enjoyable… but dinner afterwards really does the trick. After that, when the wedding day comes, it just feels like we are all just hanging out together when in fact; they are getting MARRIED (yea!) and we are working our asses off. : )
The staff of The Molly Pitcher Inn were the amazing and gracious hosts of this entire wedding day. It makes for such an easy and fun wedding day when the getting ready, the first look, the family portraits, the ceremony and the reception are all in one place. There is no traveling and no stop to the party! Thanks go out to Sean & Nicole for making the day so enjoyable and stress free for themselves and for all of their guests. A good time was had by all, as you will soon see!
Sean & Nicole; let’s do lunch sometime… no cameras, we promise!
Ceremony + Reception – Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Flowers – Petal Beach
Officiant – Father Anthony Testa
Wedding Invitations – Minted
Wedding Cake – Ye Olde Pie Shoppe
Ceremony + Cocktail Music – Mike Deej
Reception Entertainment – Elite Entertainment
Wedding Dress – Henry Roth
Bride’s Shoes – Kate Spade
Groom’s Wear – Vera Wang
Make-Up + Hair – Pin it Up Bridal
We have 2 sets of congratulations to go out here! First an foremost, we’d like to congratulate Lisa Jacobs and Christian Cantatore, who were married at the beautiful Mallard Island Yacht Club this past August 2nd! We wish we could have been there! Which brings us to our second shout out! Congrats to Brandi, the newest member of the very talented McKay Imaging family of photographers! This was Brandi’s first wedding for us and as you can see, she really captured the beauty and emotion of the day. We are so happy to have her with us, both as a friend and a colleague.
So, we hereby raise our glasses and toast a couple of “firsts” and wish everyone nothing but the best of luck in the future!
Ceremony + Reception – Mallard Island Yacht Club, Manahawkin, New Jersey
Congratulations to Ashley White and Marc Messiha for making a lot of great decisions about their wedding day! First of all they chose each other… nice move. Next they choose the venues and the date and July 26th was a nearly perfect day for their ceremony at St. Mary’s Chapel, their portraits at Deep Cut Park and of course their Molly Pitcher reception as well. Then, among many other thoughtful details, they chose our wonderful friend and associate Sara to capture their day in photographs, the results of which you can see below. Big thanks you’s go out to Ashley, Marc and their families from all of us at McKay Imaging. We are so happy to have been a part of your wedding day…!
Ceremony – St Mary’s Chapel
Reception – Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Flowers – Koch Florist
Video – Versatile
Wedding Invitaitons – The Papery
Wedding Cake – Ye Olde Pie Shoppe
Wedding Dress – David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes – Macy’s
Groom’s Wear – Men’s Wearhouse
We love when we get to once again photograph a wedding for a family that we have worked with before! Such is the case with the wedding that you see below, that of Caitlin Dubois to Thomas Maffiore and at that wedding, we got to hang out with Steven and Elizabeth DuBois/Reinfurt whose wedding we had photographed on a very hot summer day, some 2 years earlier! Bonus!
Caitlin & Tom’s wedding day began with a time of thoughtful preparation and ended with the big bang that only the band Mission Dance can provide, all at The Oyster Point Hotel, in Red Bank; but in between, the couple and their large entourage traversed the Navesink River to get officially hitched at the quaint and beautiful St. Mary’s Chapel and then to take some photos in the splendor of Deep Cut Gardens, both in Middletown.
Tender thoughtful moments, familiar faces, exciting music, heartfelt promises, family and friends, delicious food and a feeling of togetherness! That’s what this wedding was and we’d like to thank the DuBois & Maffiore families for once again including us! Congratulations go out to all!
Ceremony – St Mary’s Chapel, Middletown
Reception – Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank
Flowers – Wall Flowers
wedding Invitation – Pauline’s Paperie
Wedding Cake – Ye Olde Pie Shoppe, Little Silver
Entertainment – Mission Dance
Wedding Dress – Castle Couture
Bridal Shoes – DSW
Groom’s Wear – Jos A Bank
Make-Up + Hair – The Spa at the Galleria, Red Bank
Transportation – Long Branch Trolley