If you were going to do a write up about this wedding, how would you begin? You would probably start with the fact that Tia’s family grew and made all the flowers themselves. But wait. Then you’d have to remember that Tia made her daughter Bella’s incredible dress out of a shower curtain. Oh, but you couldn’t really start there. You’d have to mention that you’ve never seen a wedding where all the guests wore white. However, before you mention that, you forgot to talk about the Game of Thrones entrance that Josh and his groomsmen created. You didn’t even mention Bear Creek, the gorgeous weather, the handmade alter… It’s safe to say that there were a lot of special things about this wedding. I guess that’s about all of them.
Oh yeah. One more. Tia wore a purple dress that she custom made herself. Boom.
Amanda and Alex are getting married in less than 3 weeks! Before they do, they showed us somewhere new. We’ve been seeing all the great construction around the Cherry St. Pier over the last few years, but had yet to explore it. We were so thrilled to get to do it on Tuesday… and that there was an ice cream trolley in there for when we finished!
Amanda and Alex told us that they had no good photos of themselves and were not good in front of the camera. Either they are liars or they’re just straight up wrong. Either way, both of those problems have been solved…
Writing blog posts this spring has been challenging. It’s a pretty good problem to have. The weather has been basically perfect. The people have been (somehow) better than that. As a blog post writer, it gets a bit repetitive. Do we need a conflict? An antagonist?
Well, you’ve come to the wrong place. It’s hard to imagine a more easy-going and fun couple of hours than the ones we spent with Sandy and Eric late last week. They looked great. They love each other. They brought great champagne. No drama or antagonism here. Just these…
Hello faithful blog-stalkers. Today we shall create a list of things that are great:
• Megan and Nick.
Whew. That was exhausting.
We’ve created quite a history with these two in the last couple of years. First, they were THOSE people at a wedding we shot. You know, the people that have more fun than anybody else? Yup. Then, Nick hired us to shoot his proposal to Megan. After that we shot engagement photos. Amy and Lindsay even took some sneaky photos for Megan that Nick didn’t know about. So… it’s been a pretty wonderful couple of years with these guys.
It culminated Saturday in an epic wedding. There was sun, sweat, rain, tears. Pretty much every method of creating water. Words can’t really say how grateful we are to have shot for these two… for their enthusiasm for each other, us, and life in general. Hopefully photos can do that instead. Let’s give it a shot…
Almost every day this spring has gone like this: Weather looks bad. Amy and Tony worry about the forecast. We go for it. Weather is perfect. Amy and Tony rejoice.
We drove up to Jersey to meet Megan and Greg and the luck continued. We walked around the fields for a while and these two couldn’t have been more fun or more easy to shoot for. Their dogs were wonderful and cute, they were great together and the whole thing was just so fun. Here’s a few favorites…
Notes: This session was photographed by Amy and Tony Hoffer of Hoffer Photography in Basking Ridge, NJ. It was shot in a field and was an engagement shoot with dogs and lots of great light. The photos were taken in early May.
But that doesn’t really begin to tell the story of Saturday. For a solid 2-3 hours, each person tried to climb higher and higher up the emotional mountain. First, there were Darcy’s heartfelt vows. Then Jeff brought the house down (and by ‘the house’, we mean ‘the tears’). A bit later, there were a series of speeches demonstrating just how wonderful these two people are. We left just hoping that we leave that kind of impression on people ourselves.
To us, that’s one thing that’s so special about a wedding. Not only are you surrounded by all the people you love, but others can really get a picture of what (and who) you value. Anyway, here’s some photos :)
Last fall we met Janet and Mike and quickly realized how compatible they were. They love to goof around together… kind of like us. Going into Friday, we were pretty excited to spend the day with them again. We knew there would be some fun quirks (and there were). We knew there would be some new things (like our first Korean ceremony). What we didn’t know was how emotional it would be… particularly during the American ceremony.
We’re suckers for people that write their own vows and theirs were fantastic. Janet barely made it through her own… or Mike’s. All in all, it’s such a fun time shooting for these two. Here, see for yourself!
Please excuse the brief the brief interruption in wedding photos. We’re just pretty excited to share this new thing we’ve been working on for the past few months.
As many of you know, there are lots of folks out there getting into (and out of) photography all the time. So, since Tony is a YouTuber now, we decided to make some videos. Specifically, we wanted to address the biggest issue we see most self-employed people run into: Pricing.
But we couldn’t stop there. Along with our friends Mike and Kari, we decided to take it to the next level. So, we created a pricing calculator unlike anything the world has ever seen… and it’s awesome. It’s called Cost-Cruncher. It helps self-employed people figure out their pricing. Completely. Easily. Fast.
Describing Kelsey and Andrew’s wedding makes us feel a little bit like Stefon. This wedding had everything: Chinese lanterns, a bride in the river, a dog named Frankie, a RickRoll, an sarcastically dramatic first dance, a ring bearer in a Lord of the Rings costume…
Although it got windy for a while, we had the the most beautiful spring day down in the park. We loved shooting at the Valley Green Inn (somehow it was our first time). The night ended with Kelsey and Andrew in a river… because that’s how all weddings end, right?