Liz and I have always said that we’ll know that we’ve been shooting weddings for a long time when we end up photographing the wedding of one of our bride and groom’s children… Well, that hasn’t happened yet and I like to think that we’re still a ways off on that one. Recently however, we had a similar experience when Marcos Aliaga married Julie Hurvitz at The Huntingdon Valley Country Club, just outside of Philidelphia.
You see, almost 15 years earlier, when our friends and neighbors Jen & Nash got hitched up in Stowe, Vermont, we had driven up to photograph that wedding as well. It snowed 16 inches that day, much to Jen & Nash’s delight! One of everyone’s favorite photos from that wintery day in 1999 has always been a shot of Nash’s young cousin Marcos Aliaga running up the church steps in a snowstorm to deliver the candles for the ceremony… just in time. It’s one of those things that get’s talked about, about once a year at parties and such. So now, fast forward to 2013 and there we were, shooting Marcos & Julie’s beautiful destination wedding!
Here is the shot the I was talking about. It’s high speed film, at dusk, on a dark and snowy day…
The look of our photography has changed quite a bit since those mostly black and white film days; but the mission remains the same! We love to try to capture a combination of beautiful portraits, meaningful still lifes and mostly, we love to try to capture those special moments, like a boy delivering a candle in a snow storm. We love all of these photographs from Julie and Marcos’ wedding day for just that reason… There are so many great moments in so many gorgeous locations; like the moment when this bride and groom saw each other for the first time before the ceremonies began; like the look on their parents faces as they walk their child down the isle or the moments when Marcos’ cousin Nicholas sang to he and his mother from a balcony in the grand ballroom as they danced.
Julie and Marcos provided all of those striking locations & great moments for us and so, they of course deserve a big part of the credit for these beautiful photographs of their day. But we have to give some credit as well to Fate and the intricate way that a meaningful event which happened some 15 years ago has lead to Liz and I being present for another important family event, just this past year. For all of this, we are very thankful…
We are so incredibly happy with our pictures of Jen & Matt’s wedding! You can see in the photos how sweet this couple is… and how good they are with each other. When nice looking people are that much in love, our job get much easier. It’s like trying to take a bad picture of The Grand Canyon; it’s nearly impossible!
It helped as well that Matt & Jen picked a gorgeous September day for their All Red Bank Wedding Day. We toured the town in pleasant trollies from location to beautiful location; St. Anthony’s Church, Riverside Garden’s Park and finally, the classy Molly Pitcher Inn which is of course fortuitously situated at the head of the splendid Navesink River. It was a perfect day. How nice is our job? Eh?
Thanks so much to the DelMauro and Marinzoli families for bringing us into the mix!
Ceremony – St. Anthony of Padua, Red Bank
Reception – Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank
Flowers – Flowers on Front, Red Bank
Wedding Invitation – J. Davis
Wedding Cake – Ye Olde Pie Shoppe, Little Silver
Rexeption Entertainment – Elite Entertainment
Wedding dress – Jim Hjelm
Bride’s Shoes – Michael Kors
Groom’s Wear – Vera Wang, Men’s Wearhouse
Make-Up and Hair – Spa at the Galleria
Transportation – Long Branch Trolley
While we were in upstate New York for Gary and Sarah’s wedding, our associate Sara photographed Jeffrey and Sarah’s beautiful wedding at the very cool Grounds for Sulpture in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. There is no lack of photo opportunities on the grounds and after an intimate ceremony in the amphitheater, the party continued at the funky Rat’s restaurant in the gardens. A few years ago we had the pleasure to shoot Jeffrey’s Mom Anne’s wedding to Rod. Thanks to the Teeter and Tegen families for entrusting us once more with covering your beautiful event… Congratulations!
Ceremony + Receptiion – Grounds for Sculpture
Ceremony + Reception – Stone Tavern Farm, Roxbury, NY
Event Design _ Planning – Lydia Castigna
Flowers – Lydia Castigna
Wedding Invitation – Mirror, NY
Wedding Cake – Bread Alone
Cocktail Entertainment – No Biggity Trio
Reception Entertainment – Soul Imperial
Wedding Dress – Jim Hjelm
/groom’s Wear – Yaly Couture, Vietnam
Make-Up + Hair – Ashley Orzol