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Jessica had a Sweet 16 party for all time and looked absolutely beautiful on her big day. This young lady is truly remarkable and well on her way to becoming a superstar. At age 16, Jessica has already won the title of Miss Monmouth County’s Outstanding Teen, was the 1st runner-up in the Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen, acted in the movie James White with Cynthia Nixon, sang Amazing Grace at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in NJ, and performed a piano solo at Carnegie Hall.

Jessica’s Sweet 16 was held at Addison Park , an absolutely exquisite venue in New Jersey. The event was run by Royal Entertainment Productions and they did an amazing job at providing great music and making sure all the guests were having a great time. Now, on to the photos!

Jessica, we want to thank you and your family for having us take your Sweet 16 photographs. You are an amazing young lady who is beautiful inside and out. You are well on your way to stardom. As your uncle, I (Pak) am extremely proud of the amazing person you have grown up to be and still remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. Keep on moving upwards, young lady!

Your Photographers,

Stellar Year Photography

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!