posted by Joseph Gidjunis on January 1, 2015 Return to Destination Events

What an Adventure!

As some may know, in 2015, JPG will be entering into its eleventh year of business! We were honored to document some important facets of your life and were incredibly excited when you asked us along to some of the most incredible corners of this country and the world.

As we enter into the new year, we would like to thank you for allowing us to document your stories and, we cannot wait to see where you will take us in the future, wherever that may be.

It’s Your Story. Thanks for letting us come along for the ride.


Joe G.

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Our first trip of 2013 was to Maryland for Elise and Nick’s wedding. Elise is our favorite roller derby girl! We did their first look shots the harbor as seagulls dive bombed us.

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In Powhatan, near Richmond, Virginia, Mimi and Joe married at the historical Mill at Fine Creek.

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Newport, Rhode Island for Jess and Jeremy was our next spot. It was a blustery day as we were on the water of the rocky coast. Remembered for the first pool jump ever in JPG history, Jess and her  band of gungho bride’s maids plunged into the pool!

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Katie and Nick’s weekend extravaganza took us international to the British Virgin Islands, on the island of Tortola. We spent 7 days with the couple and their families covering their important events including their rehearsal dinner and a fun snorkel trip complete with underwater coverage. One of the perks of destination weddings is that if we’re around and you’re doing something exciting, we’re happy to come along to capture the good times.

Colorado Springs, CO and Salt Lake City, UT

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The following week took us to Colorado Springs, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah where we accompanied Sam and Mitt for a duel wedding-weekend adventure where the couple celebrated their nuptials according to both their traditions.

Had they not chosen JPG, they would have needed three different photographers, engagement in Philadelphia, and each wedding. By bringing us along, they knew they would be happier and less stressed every step of the way.

Ithaca, NY

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Amelia and Carter’s wedding in Ithaca showed us beautiful landscape of upstate New York at Cornell University. We did some sunrise shots on the Hudson River with the groom’s old crew buddies before heading to the bride’s suite. Married to a book fanatic, our highlight was pictures in the Cornell University Library. Their rehearsal dinner at a local winery was eye candy overlooking the vineyards. They married in the Sage Chapel on Cornell’s campus before celebrating a  The Statler Hotel.


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We can’t forget our nation’s capital in the scheme of a wedding year! Chet and Gilbert married in Washington DC, proving their love is worthy of being justice and equality.

 Long Beach Island, NJ


Lets throw in a few engagement shoots for good measure. With Kate and Andrew we enjoyed an LBI Sunset on the docs and sand. It began to rain so we did some cool backlighting. We shot at their favorite beach bar.


Also in LBI, we saw the most incredible sunset on the beach of Melissa and Jess’ engagement shoot. Everytime we thought we had the perfect shot, the colors got more beautiful and we made them pose again.



Britt and Brett had a beautiful backyard wedding. We loved that almost all of their vendors were local small businesses like  a local cheese shop and coffee parlor. They even brought in ice cream from a local creamery. JPG was the exception (PA imported and CT Approved).  They actually found us because Britt was a bridesmaid from another destination wedding we did in Roanoke, VA.



Rebecca and I had the opportunity to accompany Dr. Shaun Harper to photograph some high school students in New York City for one of his studies in urban education. On the roof of one of the high schools local artists were invited to come and paint murals. It was wonderful to see education supporting the arts and viceversa. The kids we met were inspiring young people.

Springfield, MA

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August_Nick_Blog004The Dorval  family, invited to stay overnight at their home in Springfield, Massachusetts. This was such a special shoot because we documented a normal day with August, Nick and their beautiful little girl. . We got to see things like bed time, play time and all of the spontaneous laughter of childhood. All of simple daily moments that each of us wishes to capture, we were there for.

San Francisco, CA

As luck would have it, we found ourselves in San Francisco, California for New Years and happened to find the Dorval family  there as well. We did  more photos with them over lunch. While we were there, we met with a dear friend and Author, Andrea  and traveled to Muir Woods, an off shoot of the Redwood Forest. It was one of the most spectacular places in nature I have ever seen.



Photographers on this Shoot

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