Lina and Steve approached me after meeting with me at a bridal show in NJ. The reason they stopped at my booth was only partly my photographs, the other half was the Russian chocolate I had on my table. Lina is from Russia and I just happened to receive these chocolate as a gift from my painter, who finished up painting my house. I would always treat him with German goodies while he was working and he returned the favor in bringing the Russian chocolate.
After Skyping with these two, we knew we found each other. Fast forward to the engagement photos, which we took near Tuxedo in NY in a beautiful park setting. It was just too much fun. Check out the link if you like.
Their wedding was for July 21st, 2018 at the gorgeous Ballyowen Country Club in Hamburg, New Jersey. It wasn’t super sunny but we got some amazing clouds to work with, which to me is sometimes even more interesting than just simple blue sky. It makes the photos more dramatic and gives them an extra edge.
The ceremony took place outside, overlooking the golf course. It couldn’t have been a more peaceful setting. Despite the fact that some golf balls made funny sounds while flying by! LOL
Once the reception started, there was no stopping them. The dance floor was packed and everybody simply enjoyed the love they have for each other. Lina and Steven are truly special and I am forever grateful they picked me to photograph their big day.
A favorite from this day.. the peach gummy bears got for everyone to take home. OMG!!! SO good!