Just a Lil Sneaky Peeky: Dina & Alex – Spring Lake, NJ Wedding

Believe it or not when Ilene contacted me over Facebook discussing her sister’s (Dina) need for a wedding photographer I almost said “no” because weddings aren’t normally my specialty.  I’ve photographed a lot of weddings but always in the shadow of the paid photographer, carefully trying not to step on his/her toes and once for a friend  from my photography forum.

But something felt different for some reason and when Dina wrote me so I scheduled time to talk to her about the event.  Once I heard the details I told her to give me a little time to think it over and come up with a package for her.  Dina and Alex to decided to give me a chance and I decided to give wedding photography a chance.

I processed this photo last night of Dina and Alex on Spring Lake Beach in New Jersey with a texture and when I was done I could just feel the drama coming from this moment captured.  I’m a big fan of texture, as you know, and I’m trying to incorporate here and there through my processing of the wedding.  I’m also being very open to all types of processing for the photos so that Dina and Alex have a variety of looks to choose from for their album.

Every since Dina and I first spoke in November we’ve become friendlier and friendlier and I believe that it’s a friendship that will remain well past the photographer/photo processing/album making stages!  I’m happy to have met her and Alex and I’m dying to finish their photo processing and share them all with them! I keep wanting to break my own rules about sending the link to their gallery before I’m done but then I reel myself back in and remind myself that it will be much better to unveil them all at once.

Isn’t love just beautiful?  You’d think they were the only two people on the beach at the moment.  It doesn’t even seem as if myself and my assistant Guitree were standing there right in their face as this moment happened….:)

*Please click to view LARGER*

April 19, 2009 - 11:09 am

ohana photographers david & kimi b - ooo me loves the sneaky peaky!!

April 17, 2009 - 11:31 pm

meleah rebeccah - These make me want to get married ASAP!!

April 17, 2009 - 6:38 pm

suehenryphotography - Yes!

I’m not sure why you are reluctant to shoot weddings; your work is so creative and intuitive.

April 17, 2009 - 10:12 am

oscarstavern - Excellent! The effect really makes it nice!

April 17, 2009 - 9:49 am

oneshotbeyond - love this…waiting patiently for the rest. You do a great job with weddings and couples. They don’t even seem aware of you!

April 17, 2009 - 8:59 am

effiemay - stunning :)

April 17, 2009 - 8:16 am

Elaine O’Brien - Jen, this is outstanding!!!!! As you said, it is such an intimate moment and you captured it for a lifetime!

April 17, 2009 - 8:12 am

Debra - Very nice! Love the textured feel.

April 17, 2009 - 7:28 am

Julie McLeod - Superb…….

April 17, 2009 - 6:57 am

Kevin Mullins - Great stuff Jen. I bet the rest are something special too

April 17, 2009 - 12:44 am

Dina - BEAUTIFUL! I feel like crying when I see this photo. It truely captures the emotions we were feeling that day. JUST breathtaking! THANK YOU!! :)

April 17, 2009 - 12:36 am

Crash - Top Quality!

April 23, 2009 - 9:11 pm

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