Mark & Aaron|NYC City Hall wedding

I started 2012 with the NYC city hall wedding of Juka & Jonathan so it was the perfect bookend to finish the year photographing Mark & Aaron’s ceremony. When I was contacted by one of the most amazing people I know – Sue Sena, the co-founder & president of  Swish  – I knew we’d have a great time. Enjoy…

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The date was 12-12-12 and they managed to check in at City Hall at exactly 12:12pm…

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Mark & Aaron traveled from California and were surrounded with an intimate and super-enthusiastic group…

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Love the bow ties…

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There were plenty of reporters around doing stories on 12-12-12 weddings and of course Mark & Aaron were interviewed (and made the cut) for the segment…

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Wishing you many years of happiness and a great start to 2013!

 

www.lesliebarbarophoto.com

 

Tracee & Kenny | The Palace wedding – Somerset, NJ | New Jersey wedding photographer

Tracee & Kenny were married in early December at St. Matthias Church in Somerset, NJ with the reception held nearby at The Palace.

I first met Tracee when she was a bridesmaid at Amber & Matt’s wedding and I can’t believe that was 2010!

After their engagement session, I knew we’d have a great time on their wedding day. They make a gorgeous couple and Tracee was even more stunning than I could have imagined…

Father-daughter moments always tug at my heartstrings. This one is definitely a contender for my favorite image of the day…

Working the camera and having some fun during portraits…

Simply fantastic work by hair stylist, Tanya Shannon of Shannon Hair Studio, and make-up artist Nikki Fraser of Beauty & the Bride…

I love the blue theme that was carried throughout the wedding – from the invitations, right down to the awesome Manolo’s…

Tracee & Kenny, I can’t tell you how much fun we had capturing the beauty of your wedding day! Have an amazing honeymoon.

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We’ll be posting more photos on our Facebook page tomorrow. Make sure to “like” the page to tag yourself!

 

Church: St. Matthias – Somerset, NJ

Reception venue: The Palace – Somerset, NJ

Wedding photography: Leslie Barbaro Photography

Hair: Tanya Shannon – Shannon Hair Studio

Make up: Nikki Fraser – Beauty & the Bride

Coordinator: Jenny Orsini Events

Dress: Vera Wang

Wedding filmmakers: CinemaCake

Shana & Bryan | Fair Hill engagement session – Delaware wedding photographer

Shana & Bryan were meant to be together, it just took them a while to get around to it. They met in high school, and as a freshman Shana had a crush on Bryan (a junior) until he let a door slam in her face… unintentionally, of course, but it makes for a good story to tell the grandkids! Then there was one date in college at the University of Delaware that didn’t really go anywhere. Years later at a going-away party for a mutual friend the sparks flew, and shortly thereafter Bryan was making secret wishes that Shana would marry him. Here’s the wish he wrote down and still carries around with him…

Before he proposed to Shana, Bryan talked with her father while they were all on vacation in Rehoboth, and both had to wipe away tears. Apparently it’s not easy to keep a secret from Shana, but her family managed, until Bryan was able to surprise her with a painting hanging in his home, asking her to marry him. He dropped to one knee, as he did a few times (unprompted) throughout our awesome engagement session at Fair Hill…

Shana & Bryan… thanks for a great day. Looking forward to seeing you again at Greenville Country Club!

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