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.

Alyssa and Jake's New York State Wedding

Alyssa and Jake's wedding is a perfect example of why I love what I do.  I got to spend time with some awesome, friendly people, experienced a beautiful venue, I've never been to before, and got to share my passion with people who care about photography.  Here are some of my favorites from their magnificent wedding.

Jess and Dan's Lafayette NJ Wedding

Jess and Dan had a perfectly low-key day with a close-knit group of friends and family at their wedding, but that's not to say it wasn't a blast.  They had excellent weather, a lovely ceremony, plenty of time for portraits (which I always appreciate,) and a great party at the end of the night to top it all off.  Some of my favorite photos of the year came from this wedding, and I believe that was a result of the easy-going and fun-loving demeanors of Jess and Dan.  Check em out below!

Jennifer and Greg - FEAST at Round Hill Wedding

It would be a disservice to Jennifer and Greg for me to try to explain how incredible their wedding was.  Words just don't do it justice.  They planted a tree together.  They had a giant snake at cocktail hour.  Their centerpieces were all fresh produce.  Their favors were homemade honey from Greg's bees.  On top of all that, they got married at one of the best venues on the east coast, FEAST at Round Hill, and everyone at the wedding was simply awesome.  Hopefully my photos will help me convey that better than my words.

Selby and Ronald - Stroudsmoor, PA Wedding

You know when you meet someone and you just know you could be friends?  That's how I felt when I met with Selby and Ronald for the first time.  I was right.  They're such down-to-earth, caring, happy people, and every encounter I had with them was a pleasure.  Their wedding was no exception.  From the beautiful location to the delightful guests to the fact that they wanted to take MORE portraits at the end of the night, I couldn't have asked for a better way to end my 2016 season.

Here are some highlights:

Best of 2016 - Weddings

2016 was a hell of a year for me.  I got to photograph weddings in 6 different states, in 10 different months, at a bunch of different venues, with tons of amazing people.  I got to catch up with old friends, and I was lucky enough to make new ones.  I got to share my passion with some of the most fun-loving and genuine couples on the planet.  I even got to karaoke a Whitney Houston song during a wedding reception.  

On top of all that, I got to continue doing what I love for a living.  I enjoy every day on the job.  Not too many people can say that, and I have all the couples who trust me to capture their day to thank for that.  Without you, I'd probably still be managing a crew of high schoolers and college kids at Modell's.  Thank you all for being so great.  Some of the photos in this post were taken while I was working with my good friend and incredibly talented photographer, Dennis Pike.  Thanks, Dennis, as always for the opportunities.

Below are some of my favorite photos of the year.  I wish 2017 all the best in trying to top 2016.