I’m a New Jersey photographer specializing in wedding photography, portraits, and celebrity events. My images are recognized for their dramatic lighting and fun vibes while still being loving and flirtatious. I have a simple but often overlooked method of creating your most treasured photographs. I tell your story by discovering the things that are really important to you and your loved ones. I provide photography services in the tri-state area, including my local area of Northern New Jersey, New York City, and Pensylvania; although I’m happy to travel anywhere!
Photography started as a hobby for me, as I was inspired by my mom’s meticulous documentation of my brother and me since birth. I almost always carried a camera with me since I was about 10 years old, never thinking I would become a professional photographer. Funny how life has a way of showing you little glimpses into your future. My mom passed away in 2001, and I treasure every single one of those pictures in the albums that she made. Had she not printed them, I wouldn’t have anything look back on. (SIDEBAR, I WANT YOU TO MAKE YOUR PHOTOS TANGIBLE!) How my family’s photo albums affect my services for you, conveys in my extreme intentionality and commitment to capture the essence of your relationships with loved ones.
I’m extremely intentional with everything I take on; your time with me will be productive and most of all, FUN! My promise to you as my clients means that I will do everything in my mental and physical capabilities (which are pretty extreme) to make the most amazing photographs for you. I’ll climb, run, lie on the ground, dangle from branches, balance on ledges…you get the picture. (Ha! See what I did there?)
I really enjoy finding and manipulating light to add dimension and drama to your wedding and portrait portfolio. I strive for images that stand out, so much so, that you’ll want you to display them as wall art in your home! Of course, I provide my clients with a variety of looks, so not to worry; I’ll take the classic portraits that make parents happy as well! In the end, you’ll have a collection of pictures that keep you reliving the day.
A wedding day is full of excitement and moves incredibly fast. My intention for you is to be present and enjoy yourselves. You will have the experience of being taken care of while feeling like a rock star. It’s my personal issue to tell your story in the most incredible way possible.
Now that you have an idea of what I do, here’s the scoop about who I am as a person. Recognized fine art photographer, Parker Pfister, says I’m driven and creative. My best friends say I’m reliable, inventive, wild, and spontaneous. My old boss says I’m a real pain in the ass but hardworking, compassionate, and honest! Finally (this one is my favorite), my nephews think that I’m charismatic, enthusiastic and caring! I’ll take it! With all of that said, I think I’m a go-getter, ambitious, silly and strong.
Newsflash, I’m engaged! My fiancé and I are both in the wedding service industry and are already overwhelmed with how many options we have to live out our dream nuptials. Everyone has been asking us what we are doing, where it will be, who we will use, and most commonly, when is your wedding. I know there are so many great photographers out there and it’s tough to distinguish who best fits your ideas for such a unique day. Let me make this easy for you, hire me! I’ve been shooting weddings on my own since 2009. I’ve experienced power failures without a skip in my step (one even in a huge hailstorm inside a party tent). I can work with harsh light or no light at all. Magical photos have happened in the back on parking lots, while others highlight the best features of your location. I’ve been hired for events at so many wedding venues in the tri-state area, that it’s likely, I’ve been at yours. Besides all that, and most importantly, I will make ridiculously stunning photos for you!
I’m going to hold your hand throughout the process, assuring that the details are clear and we communicate plans for an easy day. We will create a schedule that works to fulfill on everything that you want to happen and nothing that you don’t. Like I said, I want you to enjoy the experience of your wedding day.
I love taking on all kinds of projects, especially home renovations. I was never interested in cooking and sewing class in school. Instead, I could be found in all of the wood shop classes! My grandfather was a builder, and I picked up on a few skills along the way. I have a huge collection of tool, including saws that scare people. I can hang sheetrock, nicely tape and spackle it (a very fine skill to have), tile floors, run electric, and refinish trim work to name a few endeavors. I also enjoy competitive target shooting at my local range, RTSP. (Disclaimer, when I say competitive, I’m referring to that just between myself, and my fiancé. I haven’t actually won anything, yet!) Being that this job is so physically demanding, I spend a lot of time working out at the gym and visiting the brink of sweaty death each week in hot yoga. In the ever so rare event of a day off or a little free time, I’m a sucker for staying in my sweatpants, eating pizza, and watching Netflix in bed with my fiancé and our dogs.
I have had many fun experiences working with almost all of the cast members on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Additionally, I’ve worked with other awesome public figures in the past eight years. Some of them include Teresa Giudice, Joe Giudice, Caroline Manzo, Kathie Wakile, Chris Laurita, Jacqueline Laurita, Albie Manzo, Chris Manzo, Katie Zorn, Rachael Ray, Padma Lakshmi, Natalie Morales, Anne Burell, Shiri Appleby, Charlotte Ronson, Micky Ward, Justin Antiorio, Amanda Swafford, Hoda Kotb, Danielle Brooks, Amy Robach, Sara Haines, Deena Kastor, and Jenn Widerstrom.
Do you like everything you see? Have a feeling that we’re a good fit for your event? Would you just enjoy picking my brain on subway tile? Well, I’d love to hear from you and I hope to be your photographer. Contact me to book your date!