Alisha + Bobby
New Jersey, Liberty HouseBook STAK Studios
If I was to use a hashtag for Alisha and Bobby's Liberty House wedding, it would have to be #smile. There was hardly a moment when they did not smile broadly, which explains something they told me: “we are always laughing together”. It sure sounds like the winning recipe for a long-lasting relationship.
Alisha and Babak (or Bobby) are a New Jersey couple. First and foremost, they are best friends. Their personalities complement one another and they make a strong team together. Then, there is the undeniable chemistry (the minute you start browsing their wedding photos you will know what I mean).
Getting ready to meet for their first look photos, they both seemed relaxed, and when they were finally next to each other they looked jaw-dropping (their elegance and poise brought to mind Old Hollywood stars) – Alisha, a beautiful blonde with piercing blue eyes wearing a flattering body-fitting gown, and Babak, the Persian groom with raven hair and mysterious eyes clad in a smart tuxedo.
I really enjoy photographing outdoor ceremonies in the garden area of the gorgeous Liberty House Restaurant. Thanks to its breathtaking views and lush vegetation, it always gives a feeling of intimacy and lends a touch of magic to wedding photos.
Later on, the party moved to the sophisticated Grand Ballroom, a reception room located on the second floor of the Liberty House Restaurant. This generous space features spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows for unobstructed views of NYC, cathedral ceilings, high-end designer finishes, and a wrap-around terrace that adds to the special feel of the venue.
After the awesome and totally coordinated first dance, the guests were up on their feet grooving to the beats all night long. The mix of emotions was overwhelming. Babak’s mom shed tears a few times throughout the event. His friends gave hilarious speeches which made everyone #smile. And there was an increase in the general excitement with the cutting of the delicious square wedding cake.
Enjoy the wedding photos above, and don’t forget to #smile!
Alisha and Bobby, I will miss photographing you! Thank you for trusting me to photograph both your engagement and wedding photos, and for treating me like part of the family. You and your crew have something very special, and I'm honored to have been able to document that for you.