Valeria+JoseA Winter Wedding at the Palace at Somerset

Palace Somerset Park Wedding Photographer

 

I will admit that when I work with, or for, friends, I have this mixed feeling going into it, of excitement, and a little bit of nerves – apart from the regular wedding day jitters I usually get – but those nerves that I want to perform at my very best for them, so I had a little bit of a bias going into this wedding already. Also, let me just say, that I wish you could FEEL exactly how cold it was through the lens, because this January wedding was held on one of the coldest weekends of the year – so much so that my fingers had trouble clicking the shutter outside – and yes, that’s the bride in a shoulder-less dress outside in the frigid cold! so you can imagine we did not last long, but I sure made sure they were keeping each other warm with their hugs…

Valeria + Jose’s wedding was so special, the moments were so important for me to capture. Their Catholic Church wedding was a special church to them, as it’s where Valeria’s father sings, in Hillsoborough, NJ, and he sang some beautiful songs for their ceremony. Later moving the party to nothing less than a winter palace, the Palace at Somerset Park, in Somerset, NJ, where they had an amazing party, so incredibly put together by my friend Laura Gray, and DJ Posh completely lit up the dance floor (figuratively and literally – check out those amazing lights!), playing some Argentinian and Ecuadorian classics (where Valeria and Jose are both from) to get literally everyone on the dance floor moving (including myself!). I love that they incorporated some traditions into their wedding also – the tossing of the bouquet, and the garter belt, are always fun to capture, and see how crazy things can get with that also. Being right in the center of it all gives me immense excitement, especially knowing that you’ll be able to look back at these moments and feel that same excitement of the day as if you were there.

Well I won’t delay further, as the story and excitement of the day will unfold through the images – but can’t continue before a big thank you to my second photographer Danilo, and videographer Gus of Recorramos Planetas for being amazing to work with and keeping it fun!

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