Prisana & Steven / Bergen County, New Jersey
I had the pleasure of meeting Steven just about exactly a year ago when joining a local business group. Shortly after, he trusted me to photograph his family (Prisana, his now wife) and adorable little boy Zain. I mean – ADORABLE! Just wait, you’ll see.. This little family holds so much love. As you scroll through their images, I can assure you their smiles are contagious. When beginning to plan this day, they knew that Schauble Park, bearing so many memories less than a mile from their home, needed to be part of their plan.
A true labor of love, Steven along with his friends and family began setting up their garden backyard for the celebration. Plants were moved from their garden, directly to the tables as centerpieces, the bar was set-up featuring brews from Defiant Brewery in Pearl River, New York and family and friends began to flow onto the property.
During the ceremony, Prisana’s dear friends and Steven’s sisters shared poems, one of which was specially written for the couple. I, personally felt a tug on my heart strings as one close friend mentioned, to paraphrase, “The posters on Prisana’s walls of a Prince Charming fairytale were soon replaced with dreams of you, Steven” – I hope I didn’t butcher that! Their ceremony concluded with a hand tying ceremony, joined by their parents and many, sweet sweet tears.
Following the ceremony.. Zain, Prisana, Steven and I fled for Schauble Park as the expected rain grew closer in time. We made it into the woods just in time for portraits and a little play, following the trails specially carved in between the trees for Prisana and Steven’s special day.
Prisana and Steven, I feel so lucky to be trusted to continue to capture these memories for you.