[Wedding] Yiye & Shaotian – Ashford Estate in Allentown, NJ

When we first met Yiye & Shaotian, sitting in our living room sipping tea in our living room, they had an abundance of ideas for how she envisioned her wedding day, and how she wanted it to be captured. And in all my years as a wedding photographer, I don’t think there could’ve been a more perfect NJ wedding venue that would exceed their every expectation. At the time of this writing, the beautiful grounds of The Ashford Estate ranks as one of our favoritest wedding venues in North Jersey; combined with the landscaping, the decor, and the impeccable catering team – it is literally every bride & groom’s (and photographer!) dream come true. Yiye & Shaotian had some very important friends and family members travel from near and far, to help them celebrate one of the most momentous day in their lives. We’re just so honored to have been a part of it, and we wish these two lovebirds a lifetime of happiness!

Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.Ashford Estate wedding in Central NJ, captured by Central photojournalistic NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Venue: The Ashford Estate // Catering: Merri-Makers Caterers // Officiant: Jie Jie // Hair & Make-Up: Belinda Ni // Dress: Rita Vinieris // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s attire: Vera Wang // Jewelry: TASAKI, Cartier // Floral/Décor: Magnolia // Stationery: Minted // Cinematography: Spike Li

[Wedding] Brittani & Brett – The Glasshouses in New York, NY

When Brittani & Brett were planning their wedding, they literally left no stone unturned. Along with the A-list professionals they brought on board, from floral, decor and planning, they put together a visual masterpiece of a day which would be every wedding photographer’s dream. Starting with her bridal suite at the Dream Hotel in NYC, with it’s funky bubble windows and ridiculous view of the Empire State Building right outside, it was a perfect representation of the couple themselves: fun, unique, and timeless. Brett’s suite wouldn’t be much different, in a penthouse office/suite looming high over Chelsea, with a gorgeous view of the Hudson outside of his window. It’s not everyday we pretty much shoot everything on-site, especially in NYC; but it’s also not everyday we get to shoot inside an art gallery surrounded by all this natural light, and all these wonderful pieces and compositional elements at our disposal. In short, we’re so glad that Brittani & Brett met on that cruise ship all those years ago – from the Love Boat to the Glasshouses, they couldn’t have asked for a more perfect, fairy-tale ending!

Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.vWedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.Wedding at the Glasshouses in NYC, captured by photojournalistic NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Venue: The Glasshouses // Planner/Coordinator: Chandelier Events // Catering: Thomas Preti Caterers // Ceremony/Officiant: Max Krasnopolsky // Hair: Dana Robitz of Bellezza Salon and Spa // Make-up: Samantha Rozany, @sdelloooglam // Dress: Morilee, Bijou Bridal // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Groom’s attire: Custom Tux by Atelier Teresa Cristaldi // Floral/Décor: By Yena Designs // Entertainment: DJ NEZA // Stationery: The Write Occasion // Favors: Norman Love Confections // Cinematography: LVL 13 // Food Truck: La Bella Torte // Rentals: Luxe Event Rentals, Taylor Creative Inc., Something Different Party Rentals, BBJ Linen Rental, Cake: Petal Dust Cakery

[Wedding] Samantha & Mike – Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ

It was a windy day in Jersey City when we arrived at Sam & Mike’s hotel on the morning of their wedding. With views overlooking an unseasonably chilly Hudson River, Sam readied herself with some of her favorite people in the world. She was in high spirits that morning, demonstrated by her amazing flossing skills (the dancing kind, not the dental kind) which would put most of the 10 year-old demographic to shame :). In good Sam & Mike fashion, their indoor wedding ceremony inside the Maritime Parc was one of the funniest I’d documented in years, as well as the most endearing, as they read some of the vows they had written themselves. Throw in a portable basketball arcade (genius), great music and drinks all night long – it was certainly a night to remember!

Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Maritime Parc wedding in Jersey City, NJ - captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Venue: Maritime Parc // Ceremony/Officiant: Christopher Shelly // Hair: Carly Guyette // Make-up: Angelica Alberti // Dress: Pronovias Drens @ Park Avenue Bridal // Shoes: Stewart Weitzman // Groom’s attire: Label Custom Clothing // Floral/Décor: Blooming Brides // Entertainment: Posh DJs // Stationery: Minted // Cinematography: Montclair Studio

[Engagement] Alyssa & Russ – NJ Botanical Garden

Several weeks before Alyssa & Russ’ engagement session, we were still debating among several different options as far as locations were concerned. One of those locations, somewhere in the mountains of Upstate NY, involved a giant lake with a gorgeous backdrop of lush, green foliage. I jokingly suggested that she could take a dip in the water, if she felt so inclined (because let’s face it, those “Lady of the Lake” sort of photos can be pretty spectacular). She politely declined – but as luck would have it, these two ended up getting wet anyway during their engagement session at NJ Botanical Garden. Thankfully, I just happened to have a clear umbrella in my trunk which was just begging to be used on a special day like this :).

NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.NJ Botanical Garden engagement session in the rain, captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.

[Engagement] Allie & Dan – Hoboken, NJ

While brainstorming for locations for their engagement session, we’d considered a vast sunflower field in the middle of Jersey’s countryside (yes, we have those) – but shooting an engagement session in their current hometown of Hoboken just seemed like the most obvious choice. With summer still lingering in the air, the weather was still perfect for their fun afternoon engagement session, right here in their own backyard!

Hoboken engagement session captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Hoboken engagement session captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Hoboken engagement session captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Hoboken engagement session captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Hoboken engagement session captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Hoboken engagement session captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Hoboken engagement session captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.Hoboken engagement session captured by North Jersey wedding photographer Ben Lau.

ben@benlauphotography.com

Northern New Jersey, NYC
and Destinations Worldwide