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Dana and Prashant’s Waterside Restaurant wedding was an American followup to their wedding ceremony they had in India. We were honored to be called upon to photograph their wedding celebration since Pak and Prashant are very good friends from their high school days. We started off at the house where Dana was getting ready and right off the bat, we were able to pull off a stunning backlit hair spray photo.

After Dana was ready, it was time to head over to the catering hall for a splendid outdoor ceremony.  We had been coordinating a few days prior to the wedding anticipating a downpour that day but as luck would have it, the rain held off for Dana and Prashant so that they could have their outdoor wedding as planned.  The ceremony was officiated by Prashant’s close friend David who also went to high school with Pak.

After the ceremony, it was party time!  As photographers, we always love it when the couple dances so much as Dana and Prashant during their party!

Dana and Prashant, it was truly an honor to photograph your wedding.  It was also a pleasure getting to know both of your families and to witness all the genuine joy, humor, and closeness.  We wish both of you the best.

Your “muscular” photographers (inside joke) –

– Stellar Year Photography

Our first wedding of 2017 was an amazing celebration for Caitlin and Patrick. We first met these two a year for their engagement shoot at Bear Mountain. Our work was so easy – a gorgeous couple, two awesome families and a great venue – and the wedding ran ahead of schedule thanks to Caitlin and Patrick’s awesome planning.

We started the day with Caitlin and her bridesmaids getting ready at the hotel. Hair and makeup was done by Pin it Up and Pout.

Meanwhile, Patrick and the guys were getting ready also.

The ceremony was held at the beautiful St. Therèse of Lisieux Church in Cresskill, NJ.

After the ceremony, everybody headed back to the Woodcliff Lake Hilton and we spent a big chunk of time with the wedding party and the couple.

Patrick insisted on a bouquet shot – he wasn’t about to let Caitlin steal all the limelight – and the flowers provided by Laurelwood Designs were stunning.

The grand ballroom was decorated beautifully. A Woodcliff Lake Hilton wedding is great from everything from decor to the staff.

For the first time as husband and wife!

We love stealing couples away during dinner for some killer night shots, especially at a spot like this!

Then it was back inside for party time with a great DJ set by Elegant Music Group.

Caitlin and Patrick surprised their guests with a pizza truck from Carmine’s Pizza Factory in Jersey City.

Congratulations, Caitlin and Patrick! We are so happy for you guys and wish you the best in your lives together. We are so honored to have been there on your big day!

It was a real honor for us to be asked to photograph my nephew Zachary’s Bar Mitzvah at Temple Israel in Westport, Connecticut. We had also photographed his big brother Ethan’s Bar Mitzvah a little over a year ago. The family is absolutely wonderful and it was a real pleasure to document this special day for their youngest son.

Zachary did a wonderful job during the service. We were not allowed to take photos during the bulk of the service but did manage to take this after Zachary completed his readings from the Torah as well as his own moving speech on discrimination.

At night, there was a party to celebrate at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich Connecticut. The party was run by Nicholson Events who also did Ethan’s party. Once again, they did an amazing job making sure all the guests were having a great time.

We want to wrap up this blog by extending a hearty thanks to Zachary and his family for selecting us to photograph this special day for them. Zachary, you have really grown up to be a very intelligent and good hearted young man. You are also a ton of fun and you always keep this uncle on his toes. Mazel Tov to you and your family!

– Your proud uncle Pak and Stellar Year Photography