Stellar Year Wedding Photography » New York Wedding Photography Blog

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

We were so honored when proud parents Will and Lee asked us to photograph their new adorable baby Liam. When we did this newborn session Liam was nearly a month old. Once he fell asleep, we started taking photos of this beautiful baby. In addition to Liam, we took photos of the entire family, including their adorable older daughter, Lori.

After we finished taking photos of Liam, Lori took center stage. She is such a cute, well behaved girl and a total natural in front of the camera!

The remainder of the session was for various photos of the family.

Will and Lee, thank you for choosing us to photograph your precious new addition to the world.  Liam is absolutely adorable and Lori is already well on her way to being a loving big sister. Congratulations to you both!

Your family photographers,

– Stellar Year Photography