We first met these two at another wedding not too long ago. They’re fun-loving, adventurous, and occasional rule-breakers (just my kind of couple!), as evidenced by this awesome NYC engagement session we recently did at Fort Tryon Park. We love shooting here because it’s one of the few places in NYC where we can get a mix of greenery, stone architecture, and an amazing view of Fort Lee, NJ the Hudson River. We look forward to celebrating with these lovebirds next year on the opposite side of the Hudson, which IMHO, offers an equally impressive view :).

Fort Tryon Park engagement session in NYC, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau. Fort Tryon Park engagement session in NYC, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau. Fort Tryon Park engagement session in NYC, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau. Fort Tryon Park engagement session in NYC, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau. Fort Tryon Park engagement session in NYC, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau. Fort Tryon Park engagement session in NYC, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau. Fort Tryon Park engagement session in NYC, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau. Fort Tryon Park engagement session in NYC, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau. Fort Tryon Park engagement session in NYC, captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

This particular engagement session kicked off one of the most epic weekends we’ve ever had in terms of shooting locations. Though we’ve been to Van Vleck House on a previous occasion, we didn’t get a chance to explore the grounds due to rain. But for Catherine & Sean’s engagement session, I was afforded a second chance to photograph all this eye candy, with all that glorious light to boot! These two lovebirds came all the way down from Connecticut to our neck of the woods to document this huge milestone in their lives. We wrapped up this romantic engagement session in front of an ice cream parlor in downtown Montclair, complete with an audience of tiny humans making funy faces through the window.

Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Van Vleck House engagement session in Montclair, NJ, captured by photo-documentary North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.

When you’re in high school, there are so many things in life that you’re still trying to figure out: your dreams, goals, aspirations, along with all the new/strange physical/mental/emotional changes your typical adolescent experiences as they leap into adulthood. But if there’s one thing that Mollie & Kaedyi figured out early on, it’s that they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Even when Kaedyi went off the college, he’d come back to Jersey every weekend just to be with his #1 girl. All the money in the world can’t buy that kinda love & commitment; these two have been head-over-heels since day one, and these images from their fun-filled wedding at Old Tappan Manor are undeniable proof of that.

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Venue & Catering: The Old Tappan Manor // Ceremony/Officiant: Rabbi Steven Sirbu // Hair: Crystal Marie Bridal // Make-up: Mobile Vanity // Dress: Maggie Sottero // Shoes: Jimmy Choo
// Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss // Jewelry: Earrings – Nadri // Floral/Décor: Joseph’s Florist – Jersey City // Entertainment: Gemini Productions // Stationery: Couture Ink // Cinematography: Bleu Studios

After Vivian & Andrew’s epic engagement session with Hurricane Matthew looming over us last year, I was certain that we’d paid our dues to the weather gods and that we’d be smooth sailing for their summer wedding at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury. And of course, I was right :). This love story was many years in the making, which started with a chance encounter at work which ended with one of them scurrying back to their desk to primp/readjust/pretty themselves up before formally introducing himself/herself to the other (I’ll let you guys decide which one of them did the scurrying). But long story short, these two are an amazing match for each other, each bringing out the best in each other and pushing each other to be the best version of themselves. By all accounts, we’re all beyond thrilled that #vivscoresakohrs.

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Venue & Catering: Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury // Officiant: Steve Curvino // Hair & Make-up: VickyC5 // Dress: Atelier Pronovias // Shoes: Custom Manolo Blahnik // Groom’s attire: J Crew // Groom’s watch: Omega // Jewelry: Cartier, Van Cleef Arpels // Floral/Décor:Adam Leffel Productions // Entertainment: Hank Lane Music // Favors: Sip Sip Hooray and Chia Te // Cinematography: Live Picture Studios // Cake: Palermo’s

When I first received Natalie & Mihir’s very first email, I was beyond thrilled for more reasons I could possibly count. After having photographed two of her cousins these past few years, the probability that we were going to pull off a hat-trick with this family was simply wishful thinking on my part – but here we were, on a Sunday afternoon along Race Street Pier with these two love birds and the most adorable little dog I’d ever seen. And as if this awesome-train couldn’t get any better, these two will be tying the knot where Karis and I first met over 11 years ago! Natalie & Mihir first met in med school, and now call Philadelphia their home. How much love do they have for their city? Lots, apparently. I mean, their dog’s name is “Franklin” – need I say more? After kicking off their Philadelphia engagement session with all that gorgeous light on Race Street Pier, we wandered through a random cobblestone alley before settling for the night at a local biergarten. Seriously? Bestest. Engagement. Session. EVER!

Philadelphia engagement session captured by North jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Philadelphia engagement session captured by North jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Philadelphia engagement session captured by North jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Philadelphia engagement session captured by North jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Philadelphia engagement session captured by North jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Philadelphia engagement session captured by North jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Philadelphia engagement session captured by North jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau. Philadelphia engagement session captured by North jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.