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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

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!

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