Summer Wedding in New Jersey

Murphy and Corbin had a beautiful day for their summer wedding in New Jersey. The ceremony was at Kean University's Liberty House and the tented reception was at the family's home. The wedding celebration had many family traditions and personal touches. The bride designed her own gorgeous wedding dress and several family members performed music during the reception. They are a beautiful couple on the inside and out and a joy to work with. Congrats to Murphy + Corbin!

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Looking Back: Jersey Shore Family Portrait

Now that the winter cold is finally here, it makes me daydream about warmer days. This past summer I photographed a crew of cute kids at the Jersey Shore on a perfect, summer day. The five kids are cousins and it was really fun to document them candidly playing together on the beach. The cousin and sibling love shines bright in these photos. Stay warm!

A Playdate with Marlo, Theo + Rae

When the cold weather arrives, I usually bring my family portrait sessions inside. I actually really enjoy photographing families in their homes because I get to see their world and experience how the kids live and play. I had the opportunity this fall to photograph three adorable kids in my town. Twins Theo and Marlo and their little sister Rae had recently moved into a new home and they were very proud to show me their new bedrooms and playroom. I mostly did candid photos of them playing with their toys and hanging out. With a chalkboard wall, mini grand piano, and kid's ukulele, it felt like a really fun playdate!

Sara + Blake: Fall Brooklyn Wedding

Exactly two months ago today I photographed Sara and Blake's wedding on a beautiful fall day in Dumbo. After their first look under the Manhattan Bridge, we walked around the cobblestone streets for some fun portraits with graphitti art and the Brooklyn Bridge as the backdrop. The ceremony and reception was at 26 Bridge, a former metal factory turned event space. The industrial yet warm interior was a perfect setting for this lovely wedding. Guests partied hard and an impromptu hora at the end of the night was certainly a highlight of the night. Congrats Sara and Blake!!

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Family of 4 in Maplewood, NJ

This fall I photographed friends from my synagogue at the beautiful Memorial Park in Maplewood. Big brother Theo was not interested in standing still for many photos, but I've yet to meet a two year old that didn't share this sentiment! However, the photos are so sweet and candid and the love everyone has for little Vera can not be contained. 

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Alex + Kerry: Brooklyn Heights Engagement

I photographed Alex's sister's wedding three years ago so I was thrilled when Alex asked me to photograph her upcoming winter wedding at the Tribeca Rooftop. We did their engagement photos in Brooklyn Heights this fall and I fell in love with all of the beautiful architecture, including a really picturesque street of carriage houses. We were't the only ones to love the carriage houses-check out the headless horseman we met on the bike. So strange and so Brooklyn! I can't wait to photograph their wedding next month!

Hear ye, Hear ye: the brand new website has arrived!

After several months of brainstorming, contemplating designs, culling photos, my new website has arrived and I’m so happy to share it with you. The site showcases my recent wedding and family portraiture work and includes a new design, logo, and branding. I owe a special thanks to Kristi Drago-Price of Editor’s Edge (former photo editor at Brides Magazine) for assisting me in finding my best photos and helping me understand my brand and what differentiates my work from other photographers. Another round of thanks goes to Brooke Boiling at Firecracker Studios for coming up with the logo, design and branding for the site. It was so much fun to work with her on the design process and I’m so grateful for her beautiful work. Please take a look at the new website and thanks so much for your support and interest in my photography! It is truly a labor of love. 

XO Kristine