Fleisher Art Memorial Wedding | Jackson + Maxine

I thought I’ve seen everything….. but never ever had I seen a bridal party like this. My tears didn’t dry on their own… for like 5 minutes… it took 3 bridesmaids and the warmest strongest hug to make me look normal again :) These people = magic. Pure magic.
As for Jackson and Maxine…. they were absolutely stunning, on top of being the kindest, hard working, nicest people.Just look in their eyes, it’s all there. Crazy to think if I hadn’t noticed Jackson’s post in a local Mt Airy group that he opened a Martial Arts Studio 5 minutes from home and hadn’t gotten in touch last February, we might have not had a chance to work together.

Maxine’s beauty, Jackson’s awesome outfit, their baby dog as a ringbearer, Mariachi band and coolest Fleisher art Memorial that they chose as their venue - all these details made the day unforgettable. Looking at their gallery now, I can surely say that it couldn’t be a better match with any other couple full of soul and warmth and (not to brag) I don’t think any other photographer would be able to capture all those moments I captured for them and their families. Every. single.photo is a work of art and brings joy and smiles. I know it’s all they’ve ever wanted and beyond everything that I envisioned. My photojournalistic style that I developed from day one just bloomed into something extraordinary that day.

Photography is not about cameras…or lenses…or flashes. Photography is about heart and soul.

I am fascinated and so so so grateful for documenting this day for M&J.


Venue: Fleisher Art Memorial

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Catering: JPM Catering and Events

Make up: Jill Harth NYC Make up Artist

Florist: Ten Pennies

DJ: DJ COACH K

Mariachi Band: Mariachi Citlalli



Adventure Aquarium Surprise Proposal | Camden Waterfront & Race St Pier Engagement

Prem surprised Sarah with a shiny heart shaped ring and VIP tour around Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. The coolest part of this afternoon: divers with the sweetest sign “Will you marry me?”…. and Sarah’s reaction of course! :)

Congratulations on your engagement!

Thank you to Aquarium’s staff for being super caring and helpful.


Maritime Parc Wedding | Jersey City | Francesca + Louis

This gorgeous winter wedding at Maritime Parc was the last wedding for me in season 2018. I don't know how I got so lucky to work with international brides recently (see my Polish princess here- https://www.innaovsepian.com/blog/2018/10/16/peter-shields-inn-wedding-cape-may-nj-marley-sam ), but here goes another magic story:)

We met with Francesca and Louis in Princeton back in November to discuss their wedding plans. They literally put the whole thing together in record time! Francesca's beautiful and loud (that we would find out later, when they started singing during reception;) family struck me with their openness, candid smiles and so much joy and merriness that they were radiating. The way they all gathered together during ceremony to be able to hear Francesca's brother Rocco translation was just so sweet! Dances melted my heart. Manhattan views took our breath away. The day could not be any better. Maritime Parc and their staff added their top notch service, charm and impeccable hospitality. Their whole team along with amazing views made our day truly unforgettable.

Congratulations Francesca and Louis, enjoy the memories!


Adelphia Wedding | Ravi +Liz

Ravi and Liz tied the knot on the first day of December at beautiful Adelphia in Deptford, New Jersey. They exchanged gifts beforehand and opted out of first look which means Ravi saw his beautiful bride for the first time when she was graciously walking down the aisle. His reaction is one of the sweetest we’ve seen. Happy tears, prayers, Indian ceremony ( can’t stop looking at their breathtaking traditional outfits!), DJ BRIDE, Eagles cake as a groom’s cake, sparkling sneakers instead of high heels, bomb bridal party and dances non- stop - just some of our favorite highlights of the party.

Enjoy the memories!

Everly at Railroad + Ocean City Engagement | Dana + Mike

While Philly was dealing with snowy surprise I escaped to Tuckahoe and Ocean City to spend an amazing afternoon with Dana and Mike for their engagement session. We started the day at whimsical Everly at Railroad and later made our way to Ocean City. The weather could not be any better. My favorite parts of the day : guys taking Polaroid photos of each other ( how sweet!), wine on the beach, emotions, happy smiles and the fact that Mike was ready to sacrifice the Eagles game for this session ;)

Enjoy these memories :) Can’t wait to capture more soul photos on your wedding day!

Thank you for this beautiful day.



Greate Bay Country Club Wedding | Somers Point, NJ | Joe + Renny

You ever meet your bride and groom for the first time and they strike you with their calm energy, courtesy, manners and beauty? That's what I immediately thought of Joe and Renny when we exchanged hugs at Greate Bay Country Club.

Oh and their families are so wonderful! Great speeches! Amazing moments shared together. Asians surely do know how to party and I love it ;) We got so many awesome photos from their reception, especially from the dance floor.

I'm very grateful to this wonderful couple for letting us experiment and being up to anything. That's how magic is created! Mutual efforts of great talented photographers and adventurous clients. Also, Joe wanted to get on the website so here you go guys!!! :)

Enjoy the memories, I am so glad I got to celebrate the day with you.



Peter Shields Inn Wedding | Cape May NJ | Marley + Sam

Marley and Sam…

You are the most wonderful, whimsical and unique couple I've ever seen. You proved that long distance relationship can lead to something special and so magical! You are so strong,so open, so real and so nice. Working with your families was such a dream!

Marley and Sam surprised everyone with a movie they created for their parents and family members. The movie tells the story and dynamics of their relationship along with gratitudes and lessons life taught them over the years.

We had such an extraordinary day… from gloomy rainy morning to a beautiful blue sky with amazing clouds,breeze and warm sun. We could not believe it. Even weather was cooperating ;)

The day started with a beautiful Intimate ceremony on the steps of Peter Shields Inn in Cape May, NJ. What a gorgeous venue! Decor, details, lots of white color, location - unbelievable match for a boho wedding with a hint of classics. ( exactly the way Marley planned it).

The most remarkable thing about their wedding is that they made us all cry. The whole room was filled with so much warmth, love, and happy tears. Their fairytale proves that miracles happen. We just got to want it so so bad and work very hard towards our happiness. Universe will handle everything else.

Atlantic ocean, Polish songs, family performance of Hallelujah on grand piano and video that's better than any speeches or toasts I've ever seen or heard. Thank you for letting my team to be with you on this special day. Cheers to the best day ever!

Location : Peter Shields Inn

Photography : www.innaovsepian.com

Hair and make up: SayIDoHairandMakeup

Florist: Cape May Florist

Dress: Daria Karlozi

Check out their amazing wedding film below :

Surprise Proposal at Morris Arboretum | Philadelphia Engagement

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She said yes!

👩‍❤️‍💋‍👨Fresh! She said yes!!! Saturday morning in misty Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania :) The sweeeeetest couple ever! The way Brianna looks at Joe blows my mind 💍😍🤗
#surpriseproposal #shesaidyes #FutureMrsKnellinger

The funniest part is that obviously Brianna didn’t have a clue while Joe coordinated every detail with me. On the day of proposal Morris Arboretum was crowded so we had to take a shuttle to the upper level. What do you think? Of course we happened to be on the same bus and Joe and I had to pretend nothing was happening. It was drizzling and they finally walked to Rose Garden when Joe got on his knee and asked Brianna to marry him. She had the sweetest reaction ever. You know the rest :) Tons of questions, from how he picked the best ring to who else knows….

They have been together for a few years and share so much together. Their little baby princess is so!!! adorable. We jokingly mentioned that she might be a flower girl for their wedding in a couple years from now :) I am so happy that I met these young, beautiful, candid lovebirds.

Happy engagement! Can’t wait to capture your emotions on your wedding day.

Jessica + James | Backyard Wedding in Ambler

Jessica and James. Oh my.... you set that night on fire. The outpour of emotions, love, loyalty, passion, unitedness that was concentrated in the air is insane. That feeling of a " WHOLE" when the whole family gathers together for a celebration… that's probably what left the biggest impression on me. You went so above and beyond to make this celebration beautiful and provide for your guests. You made it yours, the way only you could do. It was so "homie", but at the same time so grandiose in its own way. Gorgeous grounds generously provided by your friends just made it even more unique and added some extra honey to already sweet wedding day. Everything was top notch- food, flowers, amazing live band, heartwarming speeches.

Thank you for letting me be a part of your sweetest moments and showing me how deeply you care, love, and affect those who are around you.

:)

You're as smooth as Tennessee whiskey

You're as sweet as strawberry wine

You're as warm as a glass of brandy

And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time...

Javier+ Nicole | Summer Backyard Wedding in Cream Ridge,NJ

This year Javier and Nicole celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Their backyard wedding was filled with love, so much positive energy coming from family's bonds, crazy heat and then pouring rain, amazing dances, great food and so much more. Here's a few of our favorites. Take notes if you are planning a backyard wedding ( just look at all these DIY wedding details).

 

Alex + Kit | Wedding at Mendenhall Inn

Alex and Kit tied the knot at the beautiful St Mary Magdalen Parish in Media and danced the night away at Mendenhall Inn. Their bright personalities, 19+ bridal party ( I still can't believe how helpful, fun, energetic and sweet everyone was and how much they contributed to this special day, making it truly one of a kind for the bride, groom and everyone else including me!), surprises during reception and the loveliest speeches are just a tiny part of how awesome the day went and how much joy it brought. Here is a little glimpse of the day. 

 

Location : St Mary Magdalen Parish in Media 

Photography : www.innaovsepian.com

Reception : Inn at Mendenhall

DJ: Schaeffer Sounds

Cake: The Master's Baker

Florist: Unlimited Arrangements

MUA : @_HAIRBYKATHERINE

 

Elegant wedding at Smithville Mansion | Hilary + Philip

How sweet it is to be loved by you...

Every once in a while we get these extra crazy hot days here in NJ when humidity is so strong you almost can't breathe or stay outdoors. Well, this time out breath was taken away by something stronger. Extraordinary celebration of life and love with one incredible couple. We couldn't be any more grateful and humbled by a chance to be there with Hilary, Philip and their fun families while there were tying the knot this Saturday at one of the most scenic wedding venues in New Jersey- historic Smithville Mansion. Awesome vintage car, ceremony with British accent, crazy dances, unbearable heat and those tender moments in between. Here are few of our favorites!

Venue: Smithville Mansion

Dress : La Bella Moda

Photography: www.innaovsepian.com

Florist: Love In Flower

Band: The Bachelor Boys

Hair and Make up: Lotus Salon

Caterer: Robin's Nest

Venue Coordinator : Doreen Vittese from Robin's Nest

Alina + Roupen | Elegant Brooklyn photo session

I’ve always dreamt of photographing a couple in love in New York…Brooklyn, in particular. Brooklyn bridge, iconic spots, elegance and that big city vibe.

Weddings and engagements in New York are special. Well, what else would you expect from this magical city? Every corner is filled with mystery, romance, history … New York is what you believe it is.

I believed one day it will open up for me and I will find what I was looking for but I could never imagine I’d get so lucky to meet two incredibly sweet lovebirds. They are like Brooklyn and Manhattan. Two worlds. Two interesting, dynamic, flowy, vibrant worlds that allow you to get close and look into their eyes. They love Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo as much as I do. Impeccable style, glowy skin, eyes ready for adventure.

I am incredibly thankful for experience like this – we got in touch and coordinated our romantic photo session in just a few days, while I was visiting New York and working at NY Bridal Fashion Week. We only had time for a couple photos and a cup of cappuchino 😊 I needed to drive back to Philly for bridal boudoir session.

Days like this mark “ a new beginning”  in my memory. Looking forward to many more photo opportunities with you! Thank you again so so much.

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from NY with love

Favorite reception moments!

Wedding reception is one of the tastiest parts of your wedding day! Yes, you heard (read) it right.

Excitement during bridal prep is gone, the emotional ceremony is over, family portraits are finished, as well as photos of bride and groom, and you are ready to party all night with your beloved family and friends! 

Elegant ballroom, sun-lit backyard, artsy modern space ... it doesn't matter where you celebrate, it matters how and who you celebrate with. 

Because there’s just something about those sparkly and elegant details that make emotional moments come alive for us. There’s something about all of your favorite people in the world getting together to toast, dance and celebrate the night away!

Our favorite receptions are crazy, emotional, meaningful, honest and raw! We absolutely adore watching parents say the most important things to their sons and daughters, we love seeing their tears as well as observing bride and groom getting emotional hearing that. We enjoy siblings and best friends sharing their personal stories during speeches, it's always super fun and allows to get to know our clients on a deeper level and just make sure one more time that they are awesome human beings! Our hearts come alive when we see grandparents getting down on the dance floor and couples soaking in those rare moments of universal, overwhelming happiness. 

As long as our couple and their families are experiencing the night fully alive, we produce our best work! Not to mention how much satisfaction it brings to catch these moments.