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What an awesome way to start our wedding season! We met Joe years ago when he was a groomsman at Lauren and Michael’s Wedding so we were thrilled to hear he planned to propose to Jenn! Few things beat a touching Hoboken proposal, especially on a beautiful spring day like we had this past weekend.

We were camped out at Pier A Park, right on the Hudson River, waiting for Jenn and Joe to make their way over. Joe told Jenn they were meeting friends for lunch nearby and you’ll see from her reactions that she was caught totally off-guard! On to the photos!

Total and absolute shock! Jenn reacted with an eruption of joy and disbelief, which makes for some awesome photos!

Surprise! We’re here too! Thankfully there were tons of other photographers in the area to give us even better cover!

After the big moment, we spent some time with the newly engaged couple walking along the waterfront and taking some portraits.

What Jenn and Joe didn’t know was that we were also filming as Joe proposed and we’ve put together a little video fusion slideshow of the afternoon!

Congratulations, Jenn and Joe! We’re so happy for the two of you and were honored to be there to document your big moment!

We love capturing proposals and this Hoboken proposal was absolutely awesome! Derrick got in touch with us a few weeks ago with a plan to pop the question to his girlfriend, Angela, in Hoboken this past weekend.

Derrick and Angela met through mutual friends and have been inseparable ever since. The discussions we had on the phone with him to plan his proposal made his love and commitment to Angela obvious. We were set up at Pier C Park on the Hudson River before the couple arrived with a great view on the spot Derrick had chosen.

You can tell from Angela’s emotions that she said yes! Her reaction was so sweet and we love getting revealed – the candid shots are always priceless!
After the big moment, we spent some time with the newly engaged couple capturing portraits at Hoboken’s best spots. It was a beautiful day. Kudos to Derrick for committing to the pants and vest – a great look that must have been brutal in the heat – and to Angela for absolutely rocking her mesh dress!
Congratulations, you guys! We only spent a brief afternoon with you but it’s so obvious how good you are together. We loved documenting your big moment and wish you all the best in your engagement and your married life!

– Antonis and Pak

This spring has brought some really cool non-wedding events. Allison’s Quinceañera was absolutely awesome and it was a pleasure to see such a wonderful young woman celebrate her 15th birthday with family and friends!

Allison’s big day started at St. Gerard Majella Church in Paterson, NJ with a nice, intimate ceremony for Allison’s family and close friends.

After the ceremony, we went to Lambert’s Castle with Allison, her parents, and her court to take some shots in front of this gorgeous building.

Then it was time to party! Allison’s parents had planned an awesome reception at The Tides Estate, with entertainment provided by Posh Entertainment.

Allison and her court had choreographed a fun dance to entertain all the guests and they definitely got the house rocking!

To close the night, and in honor of her heritage, Allison and her Chamberlain, Walter, performed a traditional Peruvian dance in beautiful costumes.

Allison: felicitationes y felix cumpleaños! It was an absolute pleasure to document your special day and see the beautiful young woman you have become. Congratulations!

– Pac-Man and Atticus