God Bless James Jr.

I had the honor of meeting James Jr.s’ parents when I photographed them during their maternity session.  Then when James was born I did his newborn session.  Now on this special day as he is Baptized I am honored again to have been chosen to document this day.  The day started out at their home documenting details and then the process of getting James dressed and ready for his big day.  James’ brother John is the Godfather and Rachael’s sister Josette the Godmother.

We then proceeded to the church, Our Lady Queen of Peace in New Dorp on Staten Island where friends and family witnessed James Jr. be baptized.  After the ceremony we headed to the Excelsior Grand to first take family portraits and then celebrate his this special occasion with a room filled with many family and friends.  Thank you again for having me capture this special day.

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Alyssa and Max’s Wedding ~ Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Course, Gallaway, NJ

Love is when two people touch each other’s soul.  Love is honesty and trust.  Love is helping one another.  Love is mutual respect for one another.  Love means that differences can be worked out.  Love is reaching your dreams together.  Love is the connection of two hearts.  Upon meeting Alyssa and Max for the first time I could tell immediately how much they loved each other.  Two truly amazing people.  The story be told that after not seeing each other for a few years they met again one day in a WAWA where some sparks lighted and it began their love journey together.  I am so honored to have had the opportunity to capture their love on their wedding day.

Guest who chose to stay the weekend met at the Stockton Seaview Hotel , where they were greeted with an itinerary of the weekend.   The wedding day started out in the bridal suite where Alyssa, her mother, the grooms mother and her girls got ready.  There was singing, dancing, laughing, crying and lots of love going on in that room.  I shot details of her day including her grandma shoes in which many in the family have worn on their wedding day.  After Alyssa got dressed and her Dad saw her for the first time we headed down to the Terrace so that Alyssa and Max could exchange cards and have their “first look”.  Then we headed to the waiting room to for the signing of the Ketubah, where close family and bridal party looked on.  The ceremony, which hosted both, Rabi and Priest, took place on the Bayview Terrace in the Stockton Hotel, where many family and friends gathered to see them exchange vows. After the ceremony guest enjoyed a cocktail hour held on the terrace while formal pictures where taken of the bride and groom.  Later on the reception was held in the Bayview Ballroom.  Together with my second shooter, Marisa Mazziotta we had an awesome time documenting an amazing wedding.  Makeup was by Regina and Danielle, Flowers were by Rosie Posies ,  Entertainment was by Xplosive Entertainment, videographer was Wayne from Emerald Studios, Wawa donated cookies and pretzels, and a close friend made the mini cupcakes KaydesKreations

 

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Angelina’s Ristorante ~ Tori’s Sweet 16

I had the honor of capturing Tori on her special night as she celebrated her Sweet 16.    The room was decorated in a beach theme and was held at Angelina’s Ristorante in Tottenville on Staten Island.  Dressed in a beautiful gown and her christian louboutins she was ready to dance the night away.  As always Alex from E-Squared Procuctions made sure the dance floor rocking and people were having an awesome time.  The room was filled with family and friends enjoying the music and great food.  Sweet Sweet Sue made the awesome cake that totally fit the party’s theme.  Tori’s smile showed how much she is loved and what great time she had.  Thank you for having me capture this special time in your life.  Here are a few highlights from the night.

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Angelinas Ristorante ~ Allie’s 21st Birthday and Graduation

Allie celebrated her 21st birthday and Graduation with all her friends and family.  The party was held at Angelinas Ristorante in Tottenville on Staten Island.   Allie was dressed like a princess.  She said she wanted to be the princess at her ball and that is exactly what she did.  She is such an amazing person and loved by so many.  If anyone deserved an amazing party it was definitely her.  She sang, danced and had probably the best night of her life.  Thank you to her mom for allowing me to capture this special time in her life.

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The Vanderbilt South Beach Wedding ~ Danielle and Mark

 

 

 

 

 

It was a beautiful day for a wedding on the boardwalk.   The ceremony and reception was held at the Vanderbilt in Staten Island.  A beautiful beach front venue.  Danielle started her day at the holiday inn where she and her bridesmaids got ready for the big day.  Then we met Mark in the lobby where him and Danielle had their first look.  Then we headed to the boardwalk for some bridal photos and then the ceremony.  Cocktail hour followed the ceremony and then reception.   Danielle and Mark’s guest danced the night away and they seemed to have the time of their life.  Congratulations to Danielle and Mark and thank you for having me capture your special day.

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The Boathouse, NYC ~ Sean and Maryann’s Wedding

The day started out at Grand Central Station in NYC, where we captured moments of timeless affection.  Sean and Maryann fell right into embracing poses not worrying about the thousands of people looking on or in our way.   We then proceeded to Central Park for a perfect setting to capture some amazing photos of the couple, along with their maid of honor and best man.   The ceremony and reception was held in Central Park at the Boat House in NYC.   Ronnie from The Ultimate in Entertainment made sure everyone was up and dancing and having an awesome night to remember.  As always thank you for having me capture your special day.

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Snug Harbor, Staten Island ~ First Birthday ~ Circus Theme ~ Happy First Birthday Christopher

The skies were clear, the air was crisp and the sun was shining…It was a gorgeous day to celebrate a first birthday.  Christopher’s parents went above and beyond to make this a party to remember.  Party planner, Nitty Bindra from Dress up your party did an amazing job making sure every detail was perfect.  Circus theme started at the entry table, and continued all through out the party.  From the candy table, gift table, popcorn table, to the most amazing cake…no detail was forgotten.  The guys at Partners in Sound made sure all the kids had an awesome time playing lots of games and great music.   Christopher celebrated with his parents and lots family and friends.  Happy Birthday little man!

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Julia’s Sweet 16

Julia’s Sweet 16 party was held in Staten Island at the Excelsior Grand on April 25, 2015.  Themed for a Disney Fairytale, Julia fit right in and looked just like a princess.  From the gorgeous table arrangements, amazing cake, and the disney character dessert buffet, every detail from the night was amazing.  Julia smiled and laughed all night having probably the best night of her life.

Here are some of the highlights from her event.

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Maryanne and Ralph’s 50th Wedding Anniversary

Saturday, April 19, 2015 at the beautiful Vetro by Russo’s on the Bay, two people celebrated 50 years of marriage and I had the honor of capturing this amazing night.  The night started out with a small ceremony to renew their vows.  Guest got to enjoy an amazing cocktail hour and then proceeded into the reception room where they ate, laughed and danced the night away.  Maryanne and Ralph celebrated with their children, grandchildren and lots of family and friends.  I couldn’t help but admire the love they had for each other after so many years.  Here are a few moments from the night.

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