Raquel and I have known each other since high school, so when she asked me to photograph her wedding, I was truly touched. It's an amazing feeling any time someone trusts you with something as important as their wedding photos, but it's incredibly meaningful when that trust is from someone that you know on a more personal level.
Raquel and Konstantine chose to have an outdoor wedding on the water at the Crystal Point Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. The bride got ready at her parent's beach house in the neighboring town of Toms River, where I met Raquel and her bridal party on the day of the wedding. It was a beautiful blue sky day at the end of July, with the sun shining bright and warm. We couldn't ask for better weather. After the girls got ready and we took photos of Raquel with her bridal party and parents, we headed to Crystal Point Yacht Club to do the first look with the soon-to-be newlyweds.
With the stunning waterfront views behind them, Raquel and Konstantine saw each other for the first time that day, both looking as radiantly in love as ever. Their happiness was absolutely infectious as I couldn't help but smile with every frame I shot of the two of them completely lost in each other. From that moment on, the ceremony into the reception was a whirlwind of happy tears, smiling eyes, and laughter heard above the spinning music of the DJ booth.
- Dress: Venus Bridals
- Flowers: Flowers by Addalia
- Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
- Venue: Crystal Point Yacht Club
- DJ: Ultimate Entertainment DJs
- Cake: Tinton Falls Pastry Chef