Mother Nature has been a funny, fickle thing this wedding season. Though we were technically already in the Spring, remnants of the winter continued to linger on with its bare trees branches and biting wind – but at the very least, we had ourselves a beautiful, clear day to keep us warm(ish)for Kerri & Pat’s wedding celebrations down the Jersey Shore! Kerri & Pat’s wedding day started in their current neighborhood; one at their home, and one at the hotel literally right next door (“Honey, you sure you punched in the right address for the hotel in the GPS? I seriously think that’s their house”). In both cases, they both shared this AMAZING view that morning, which is something I’d love to have for myself one day!  After their lovely ceremony, and a quick photo session with their vintage taxi cab, we hopped on a trolley to grab some fun wedding photos in Sea Bright. Though I’ve been a Jersey resident for 12 years, I’ve yet to visit all the different towns along the Jersey Shore; I mean, that’s pretty much what my awesome couples like Kerri & Pat are for :). Their wedding reception took place at the Channel Club in Monmouth Beach, with the sun setting behind the quiet marina as the party was underway. We couldn’t have asked for more perfect timing, for this perfect wedding for this perfect couple!

Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Channel Club Wedding in Monmouth Beach, NJ - captured by Jersey Shore wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Venue & Catering: The Channel Club // Ceremony: St Catherine’s Church // Hair: Giana Martino – Industry Salon // Make-up: Brighter Darling // Dress: Mustillo’s Red Bank // Designer: Lazaro // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Groom’s attire: Tuxedo Park Red Bank // Jewelry: A.H. Fisher Diamonds Red Bank // Floral/Décor: In the Garden // Entertainment: DJ Jersey Joe Davidson // Stationery: Minted // Favors: Megpies NYC and Etsy // Transportation – Long Branch Trolley and FilmCars.com

How many opportunities does one have when it comes to beach-time in April? Very few, I’d imagine. But who was I to argue when childhood sweethearts Victoria & Robert suggested that we head down to Lavalette to photograph their wonderfully romantic engagement session? And much to our surprise, the town was already making its preparations for the summer crowds arriving in just a few short weeks, with the arcades already abuzz with activity and the smell of pizza and fries just wafting through the boardwalk. We just can’t wait for summer to get here!

Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Lavalette engagement session down the Jersey Shore, captured by Central Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.

As my parents will tell you, I don’t visit my hometown of Baltimore them very often these days. Whether it’s a statement of observation or Asian-Parent-Guilt, I’m not quite sure – they’re much better (at both) than I am :). The truth is, I don’t get too many opportunities to head back to the Charm City; most of my childhood and college friends have married and started families of their own. Due to a confluence of fortunate events, I’m glad that we were able to make it happen with Jennifer & Luis, two of the most genuine, nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. These two lovebirds are transplants from Florida who now call the DMV their home. Though it was drizzling at Baltimore’s City Hall on the afternoon of their engagement session, nothing was going to stop them from having one of the most fun & awesome sessions Baltimore has ever seen :).

Baltimore engagement session captured by Baltimore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Baltimore engagement session captured by Baltimore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Baltimore engagement session captured by Baltimore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Baltimore engagement session captured by Baltimore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Baltimore engagement session captured by Baltimore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Baltimore engagement session captured by Baltimore wedding photographer Ben Lau. Baltimore engagement session captured by Baltimore wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Despite having photographed several weddings here at NYIT De Seversky Mansion, this place never ceases to amaze me. I mean, have you ever seen such an amazing spread of cocktail food? They’ve got these meatball things on what can only be described as a yellow dollop of an umami explosion (mashed sweet potato or yam, perhaps?) which was nothing short of mind-blowing. And you know what else was mind-blowing? This couple :). Not only did they give us all the time in the world for their portraits, they were willing participants with my twisted sense of humor (fart jokes, anyone?), and had assembled one of the most amusing bridal parties I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing. Their big day started with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony in the library with the bride in her traditional qipao, before changing into their western attire for their ceremony in the sun room. With the weather slightly warming up for spring, they couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!

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Venue & Catering: De Seversky Mansion // Hair & Make-Up: VickyC5 // Dress: Pronovias // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Floral/Décor: Petals Floral & Party Design // Entertainment: DJ: DJ Taiga from Remixologists / Strings: Alexandra & Ensembles // Stationery: Minted // Favors: Chocolate Works // Cinematography: Live Picture Studios // Wedding Cake: Sugar Lane Cake Shop