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Dalina & Whitley | 5.25.19

Dalina and Whitley’s wedding was set to an industrial background steeped in the memory of Paterson Falls as a source of power. The details and textures were almost overwhelming; as turning my lens a few feet would create a whole new composition. All this visual fodder coupled with the careful planning and soulful execution produced the following images. These two families came together and shook the century old dust off the wooden rafters. —m

Arbor 19 | 12.22.18

For 19 years some friends of mine have been putting on a Christmas show in their local town in South Jersey. Like the grinch’s heart, it’s grown bigger and bigger along with all the families involved. There have been a bunch of musicians involved in making the musical compilation that accompanies the show every year. I have been lucky enough to count myself among them. That’s an average of 15 original Christmas songs every year for 19 years. This year also saw the introduction of “Gifty” the Arbor mascot. With no signs of stopping, I came along to document it this year. It’s like a big family party where the kids gets up and show off the talents that they’ve acquired over the past year… and they are some talented kids. —m

Hear all the comps here. You can search for Arbor Christmas on Spotify as well.

Sam & Meredith | 9.22.18

Sam and Meredith came to us through old friends. We really got to explore their venue, from the dim attic to the freshly cut pile of logs on the grounds. We love it when the bride and groom are up for anything! The floors shook as friends and family took the Horah into full swing, literally. We thought a few would fly off at the speeds they were moving. The sun set on a beautiful night, and the heartfelt speeches brought it all home. —m

Gabbie & Dave | 11.23.17

I opted out of my photographer duties and let Mark shoot solo so I could be a part of my good friend Gabbie's wedding. We traveled to Florida over Thanksgiving last year and watched her marry Dave in the backyard of her parents' house (so sweet!). We had a few days of gorgeous weather and when the wedding day came, we were greeted with torrential rain and a tornado warning (!), but everyone was all smiles regardless. These two were troopers and got a little wet but all in all the day was a total success. Sometimes I think how weird it is that I've known this girl for 10+ years; we used to share a tiny Manhattan apartment and belt out 'Newsies' songs while eating takeout during our college years. I'm so grateful for these long-lasting friendships, and so happy to have been a part of one of the most important days of Gabbie's life. xoxo -- j