Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bridal Show • The Westin Governor Morris • Morristown, New Jersey

Nothing short of amazing!
That is what teaming up with Jacqueline Cicala and Cristalle Brides has been every single time!

Therefore, my expectations were pretty high when I walked into the bridal show at The Westin Governor Morris last Saturday.
Cristina and Alejandro of Cristalle Brides along with Jacqueline Cicala of Blowout were showcasing their products and services during the event.
Two models, Alexia and Sophia were wearing dresses from Cristalle Brides newest bridal collection that were beautifully complemented by hair and makeup by Jacqueline, and accessories by Letica Bag.

I was blown away! The looks were absolutely stunning!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Modern Glamour • Winter Styled Shoot • New Jersey Wedding Photographer

I am still in awe of how everything fell into place despite a few obstacles along the way. 

Debbie and I met at one of our Tuesday's Together meetings (a local chapter of Rising Tide Society) about a year ago. Later on, she photographed my anniversary session and we started chatting about getting together one day to shoot and learn from each other, both being Nikon lovers :-) 

After a busy fall and holiday season, we were finally able to sit down and start planning. We bounced around a few ideas as to the location, theme, and so on. 
In the meantime, during one of my shopping trips 🙄, I came across this absolutely stunning dress by Badgley Mischka and I just knew this was the dress we would design our shoot around. 
I reached out to a few of my wonderful and super creative friends who were generous enough to dedicate their time, effort and their creations to make this shoot one of a kind.

The weather was not on our side that day- we initially were hoping to shoot outdoor at a park but freezing rain made that impossible. Thankfully, Jacqueline let us move our shoot to her new bridal atelier. I honestly believe it all worked out that much better. 

Modern glamour is what I think about the look we created.
Jennifer Weil of Style Concierge paired the sequin dress with white fur and silver stilettos, and it was a perfection!
Hair and makeup by Jacqueline Cicala could not have been more gorgeous!
What about the flowers??? Kerry Patel is truly a floral design genius! I was blown away by her stunning arrangement.
And let's not forget about the invitations- Patty Gibbons of Little Dress Paperie and her amazing team created this beautiful suite especially for us. Incredible!

Last but not least, a huge thanks to my lovely friend, Aleksandra, who has been my muse and has always made herself available for me and yet another shoot!

I am beyond grateful for the amazing team who made it all possible on such short notice! 
Thank you! Thank you!

Hair + Makeup ~ Jacqueline Cicala
Jewelry + Accessories ~ I Do I Do of Morristown
Silk Ribbon + Styling Cloth ~ Froufrou Chic
Shoes ~ Jimmy Choo