A Tribute to all the Front Liners Bless and I recently started a project to honor the front liners / first responders and their families by gifting them family portraits to uplift their spirits during these uncertain times. We shot all these from the street away from each of their homes while practicing social distancing. The following are just a few of the images of New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York doctors, nurses, police officers, and volunteer firefighters, who have spent countless hours away from their families to be on the front line while fighting this pandemic. It was great to see their children smile and laugh despite everyone is going through. Thank you all for the things you do, we want you to know that you are our Heroes!
ADVENTURE AQUARIUM WEDDING: My number one pick from Kelly and Tim’s wedding is… One of my favorite places at the Adventure Aquarium – The Shark Tunnel. It’s very tough to shoot though since it’s really dark, and using strobes is very tricky otherwise it will show lots of reflection on the thick glass. Ummm, I wonder what those sharks were thinking while seeing the photographer shooting picture of the bride and groom under that thick glass – the only thing that separates the humans from the sharks. =)
Happy Wedding Anniversary to Deepika and Ameesh!
It was a pleasure to document your beautiful Indian Wedding at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel. Thank you for making us feel like part of your family. Here's to many more years of a blessed and happy marriage! Check out these photos highlighting your gorgeous wedding. - Bless Soliman
Happy Anniversary to Eliza and Ramon! - a PLEASANTDALE CHÂTEAU WEDDING
Still cannot forget how beautiful Eliza and Ramon’s wedding at CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF THE SACRED HEART IN NEWARK, NJ a few years ago. Their wedding ceremony was followed by a reception at the PLEASANTDALE CHÂTEAU in West Orange, NJ. Talking about a Platinum wedding!
Stay Strong New York Recently, as I was passing by New York City after doing a charity shoot for New Jersey and New York front-liners, I witnessed how this iconic city looks like without the busy crowd. I am so impressed by how this community of one of the busiest metropolitan cities in the world becomes so united as they practice social distancing during this time of the pandemic. These following images froze a moment in history that tells the story of this city during the Coronavirus lockdown. When the day comes when we return to our normal lives, the lights of this city will once again inspire us. But for now, Stay Strong, New York.
The Pain of Faith - Holy Friday Rituals in the Philippines I went back to my home country - the Philippines during Holy Week to document this tradition that dates back hundreds of years ago. WARNING : This gallery contains graphic images that some viewers may find disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Cara and John! Just want to share another glowing review from an amazing couple – Cara and John. Thanks guys for letting me document your special day! We had so much fun at their wedding at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey. Check out one of my favorite shots from the evening –
Maryland Wedding Photographer capturing a beautiful Castle Wedding for Christy and Steve Another back to back wedding this weekend starting with Christy and Steve’s wedding at The Castle at Maryvale in Brooklandville, Maryland. Last fall, we all had a blast shooting their engagement session in Baltimore, MD during the change of colors. Check out these images from that shoot-
Congratulations to Brianna & Nuno!
What an amazing wedding celebrated in a yacht with the view of New York City. That's exactly what Brianna and Nuno did for their wedding aboard the Atlantis through the World Yacht New York. Our talented team - Bless Soliman and Nelson Judan were there to document their special day, check out these Sneak Peeks from their beautiful wedding -
WILMINGTON WEDDING: CONGRATS MICHELLE AND BYRON! With only 60 guests, Michelle and Byron’s wedding maybe a small wedding, but it’s one of the most fun wedding I’ve ever shot. The couple are so relaxed on their wedding day. Both prepared at their beautiful home in Bear, DE with their four cats roaming around as they get dressed. It was so fun seeing this couple trying to hide form each other before their “first glimpse” moment – the first time Byron sees Michelle in her wedding dress. We did all the formals and their bride and groom portraits before the ceremony at Rockwood Park and Museum on a gorgeous Memorial Sunday. Ceremony was a mix of emotions and comedy, especially after Byron picked up Michelle on their first kiss as husband and wife. And last but not least, the party was a blast, and thanks to Don of D&J service, who got the crowd going! Here’s my favorite from Michelle and Byron’s big day… Michelle says goodbye to her babies before she left for the ceremony. One of the cats gets a little curious about that gorgeous wedding dress….LOL
Kenya, Africa – a dream come true for me. When I was working as a photojournalist for the newspaper, It has always been dream to land a jackpot assignment and travel to Africa to photograph a story. That dream never become a reality. I never thought that it will happen now that I am a wedding photographer. Last February we traveled to East Africa to cover the union of an amazing couple from New York City – Linda and Samir.
What a great way to start 2019 with this GREAT NEWS We once again won WeddingWire Couples Choice Award with one of the HIGHEST numbers of REVIEWS in the Tri-State area. A BIG Thank You to all our clients, past, present, and future, who made this all possible. We owe it all to you! CLICK HERE to read some of what these couples say about us. THANK YOU!
Happy Wedding Anniversary! Jacqueline and Eric were guests at their friend Nicole’s wedding, where I was the photographer. Little that I know that I will be documenting their union at The Annunciation Catholic Church in New Rochelle, NY, followed by a reception at the amazing The Surf Club. Jacqueline and Eric are the two nicest people you will ever meet. Check out some of their images from their engagement session in New York.
Images from the New York Auto Show...check it out -
Check out these images from my recent trip to Bali, Indonesia...