Iceland Trip

If you've been following my work, you know I just got back from a little vacation in Iceland with my wife, my best friend, and his now-fiancé.  Believe it or not, I didn't only take engagement photos there.  Here are some of my favorites from the rest of the trip.  Most of them were taken by me, but some were taken by Melissa or Meghan.  Enjoy!

Meghan and Johnny - Iceland Engagement

Last December, Johnny invited my wife and I on a trip to Iceland with him and his girlfriend, Meghan.  I was super pumped on the idea of exploring such a beautiful country, so obviously we accepted.  It was about a month later that Johnny had shared his intentions with us to propose to Meghan on the trip, and I went from just super pumped to super super super pumped.  Before he even brought up the idea of me photographing it, my imagination was flooded with ideas for the proposal and beyond.  Johnny ended up proposing on the second day of our trip, esentially making the rest of the trip a four-day engagement shoot in Iceland.  If that's not every photographer's dream, I don't know what is. 

Best of 2017 Wedding Photos

It's 2018.  That means 2017 is last year.  Last year, I took a lot of photos, I met a lot of incredible people, I worked with some amazing artists, and I loved every second of it.  From a sunrise-ceremony to a destination wedding in beautiful Florence, Italy, the opportunities I had last year were beyond what I ever expected when I got into wedding photography.  Here's to hoping 2018 brings even more awesome adventures and memories.

I'd be a fool not to thank the people who made 2017 such an unbelievable year.  First, my wife Melissa, thank you for your unending support and for helping me to keep improving.  Dennis of Dennis Pike Photography, thank you for the increasingly amazing opportunities you've provided me over the last 6 years of working with you (like taking me to freaking Italy to second shoot for you,) and thank you for letting me beat you in golf so often last summer.  Tommy of Forever North Photography, it was a blast getting to work with you a few times last year, and I'm looking forward to continuing kicking asses next year.  Brandon, thank you for all your hard work and dedication on the weddings we shot last year.  Anna, thank you for bringing a fresh outlook and unique style to the shoots we work together.  Mark, thank you for taking the time to give me a hand in a pinch (shaka shaka.)

Most of all, thank you to all of the wonderful couples who put their trust in me to capture one of the best days of their lives.  It still amazes me, and it will probably always amaze me, that I'm able to do something creative that I thoroughly enjoy doing as a profession.  Thank you for giving me this tremendous opportunity.  I can only hope that I produce images that make you appreciate as much as I appreciate you.

Now, on to the photos!

Michelle and Matt - Crystal Springs NJ Wedding

Michelle and Matt's wedding was my last of 2017, and they helped me close the year out they way every photographer wants to finish their season - with lots of opportunities to capture great moments, an awesome couple, and a crazy shindig to cap the night.  I never feel like I'm working when I'm shooting weddings, and I especially enjoyed the time I spent photographing Michelle and Matt and their friends and family.

Michelle and Rob's Hudson Valley Wedding at FEAST at Round Hill

Michelle and Rob first contacted me back in January of 2016.  After we met up, I couldn't wait for their wedding, which was 20 months away.  Their wedding certainly justified my anticipation.  Working with Michelle and Rob was a treat, and not once during the day did I feel like I was at work.  Everything about their wedding reflected them as a couple, and that always makes me happy.  Add to that the fact that I love working at FEAST at Round Hill, and you have a recipe for a fantastic wedding.

Holly and Steve's Warwick, NY Wedding

A classic car, a Dudeist priest, a Hobbit ring bearer, S'mordor, and Die Antwoord on the playlist for the reception.  Holly and Steve's wedding was filled with things to be excited for, and it did not disappoint.  Throw in the fact that Holly and Steve are some of the most relaxed, easy going, fun loving people I've had the privilege to work with, and you have the recipe for an epic wedding day.

Kelly and Anthony's Black Bear Crystal Springs Wedding

I had the privilege of photographing Kelly's sister's wedding back in October of 2016.  It was such a blast, so naturally I had high expectations for Kelly and Anthony's wedding this May.  They did not disappoint.  Every one of their friends and family members made me feel completely welcome, and Kelly and Anthony made my day a breeze.  They're some of the most easy going, caring people I've ever had the pleasure to work with.  Check out some of the highlights from their wedding below!

Kaylene and Jamane's David's Country Inn Wedding

Kaylene and Jamane are one of those couples that no matter what you're doing, with them you have a great time.  After we met over fruity drinks to discuss their wedding, I couldn't wait for their wedding.  My excitement was justified; their wedding was a true reflection of who they are, caring, fun, and all around awesome.

Charlsie and Warren's Jersey City Wedding

Charlsie and Warren got married on about the hottest day you could imagine.  That didn't phase them, though, as they had a wonderful day with close friends and relatives that yielded some of my favorite photos of 2016.  Luckily I was able to find a way onto their immensely packed dance floor to grab some photos at the end of the night.