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Karina and JV | New York Wedding Photographer | New Jersey Wedding Photographer | The Palace at Somerset Park

It’s always difficult for me to write a blog entry about couples who fly us across the country (or the world!) to shoot their weddings. I guess it’s because they put so much faith into us, I really want to make sure they love every image that we capture on their wedding day. Of course I feel similarly about my local couples but, you know, Karina flew me 3,000 miles to shoot her wedding!

This wedding was perfect. I LOVED hanging out with the bridesmaids before the ceremony and the entire bridal party afterwards when we had another hour or two to play in front of the camera. Karina and JV were up for anything and it showed. I think this California girl (that’s me) shocked the New Jersey crew at the venue who had never seen a photographer shoot where I dragged the couple off to. Some of my favorite photos of the couple were taken on the edge of this massive ugly parking lot, but we managed to get money shots galore and you’d never know!!
The decor was stunning, especially the lighting and the smoke that filled the dance floor. A wedding photographers dream. Serious.
Future brides take note! Ditch $1k off your floral budget and GET LIGHTING!

Love you guys. Please tell all your friends to bring out Next Exit Photography to the EAST COAST!!
P.S. Special thanks to the talented Joe Rumore for helping me at this wedding.

Wedding Ceremony – The Church of Saint Theresa
Reception – The Palace at Somerset Park
Day of Coordinator – Joyce Martin, rockstar cousin
DJ/Emcee – Lifetime Entertainment
Videographer / Photobooth – Touch of Class Video
Florist – Floral Expressions
Dress – Pronovias from Designer Loft in New York City
Hair – Roger Joseph Salon
Bridesmaid Dresses – Impression/Belsoie/Mori Lee Bridesmaids
Wedding Favors – Balikbayan Handicrafts Homemade by family with love

  • eleanor - impressive! I love the pics CAT. it was well worth the wait! KUDOS!

  • karina - OMG! cat! the pictures are breathtaking!!! i can only type with exclamation points! im that excited!

    you got me teary eyed looking back and remembering what a magical day our wedding was…thank you for capturing all the beautiful moments…you are joe were phenomenal…we love you too and we cant wait to see the entire album!!!

    karina and jave

  • Brittany Fitch - Totally diggin that smokey first dance!

  • Don Norris - One of my favorite wedding photos is of the bride & the bridesmaids in their purple dresses. Great colors!

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