Beach weddings bring me back to where we first started in Virginia Beach VA. The sound of crashing ocean waves brings a sense of relaxation and tranquility to any day.
Normally I write a day chronologically but for this wedding we have to start with the most memorable bridal wedding party photo I’ve ever shot. As a reminder to all of my couples and friends, no one should ever tease me with a crazy idea. I tend to take them and run as far as I possibly can with them. That single stroke of genius won an award, so ladies once again, you’re fabulous.
Amanda and Derek exchanges vows at the Jersey Shore. They chose the Avenue in Long Branch, New Jersey, usually a nightclub complete with a rooftop pool and fireplace. The nearby Bungalow Hotel, is sleek and stylish and proved to be a fun place for the girls to get ready.
On a side note the progress the Jersey Shore has made in a year after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy amazed me. The beach was packed with people, even in September. There is no question, the shore is thriving again. After a beautiful ceremony on the roof of Avenue, Amanda and Derek went for a walk on the beach for some ocean side pictures. Dusk was in our favor, as it allowed us to capture a glow around our sexy couple. The sun set upon the boardwalk ushering in a night of revelry as the couple returned to their reception. The DJ from the SCE Event Group did an awesome job getting everyone out onto the dance floor.
Derek and Amanda, you were a pleasure to photograph as well as celebrate. JPG wishes you a life together as beautiful as you both are.