Alyssa + James 08-30-08

I must say, this was one happy bride. Alyssa was smiling ear to ear and it was contagious! She was smiling with her mom, smiling with her dad and smiling all the way down the aisle of Saint Gabriel’s Church in Saddle River, NJ. She said she and James were planning their wedding for 2 years and he couldn’t stop smiling either. I thought the location of their couples portraits were very unique. Instead of going to a park or to their reception site at The Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, NJ, the couple went to the town of Ridgewood, NJ. Well, the pictures are just amazing. I got to photograph my first movie marquis picture. As we traveled through the main street of Ridgewood there it was on the Warner Theater “Congratulations Alyssa and James”!!! What a perfect movie to be showing at the theater but “Momma Mia”!!! (You know how I love billboards.) I should have known they had a strong Ridgewood connection. Alyssa’s fathers lighting store has been a mainstay in Ridgewood for nearly 100 years. Her mom made a special request that we take a picture of the couple in front of dads’ store. Keep smiling you two!