Sue + Braxton
Jersey City, New Jersey, Maritime ParcBook STAK Studios
From the bride:
"Steven was our photographer for our wedding and we are very happy that we chose him to capture our special day.
Steven was super kind and patient with us and shot our engagement photos as well. My husband and I are not very good with photos and do not like posing (we always come out looking awkward), but Steven did a good job of capturing some amazing moments.
During our wedding, we had a lot of things going on (with a ton of people running around everywhere), yet somehow he and his team were able to capture EVERYTHING (including our dog who was part of our wedding). The photos are so genuine and he captured real-life moments. The quality of the photos are also really great -- we are so happy that we chose him.
I definitely recommend getting at least two photographers if you have a larger wedding (we had a little over 200). With two photographers, Steven and his team were able to capture every single guest and all moments of our wedding!
Weddings are expensive, but I would not cut corners around a photographer. Steven and his team are an excellent choice and we highly recommend him!"
Both Sue and Braxton grew up in New York, but destiny wanted them to wait over 20 years and meet across the country, in San Francisco. They love to joke about themselves being living examples of how opposites attract. On their wedding day, they were surrounded by family and friends, but wanted their black labradoodle to be part of the fun as well, especially since Sirius was their matchmaker. He was Best Dog in the wedding and walked down the aisle with his newly married parents.
The modern wedding venue they chose was Maritime Parc, located in Liberty State Park, Jersey City. Being right across the river from Manhattan, it offered incredible views that served as a fab background for my photos.
Sue and Braxton were really fun and easy to photograph. They both got ready surrounded by their best friends (watching Sue smile while looking in the mirror seeing herself as a bride for the first time was beautiful), then there was Braxton preparing for the huge “first look” moment (he looked really nervous while his bride had an ear to ear smile on her face), the emotional ceremony (the father of the bride giving his treasure away was so precious), and, finally, the dynamic reception (loved the captivating first dance, sweet parent dances, etc.). All this unfolded before my camera and I got to capture it all as it happened.
I left Sue and Braxton’s wedding with a full heart, and I am so glad to share some of their memories here with you.