THESE ARE THE 4 FINALIST!!
#1 The Dillon Family representing the Family/Seniors category
#2 The Magistro Family representing the Shore Sessions category
#3 Katharine and Rahul representing the Engagements category
#4 Laura and Jimmy representing the Wedding/Vow Renewal category
Photo #1 The Dillon Family
I met the Dillon Family a few years ago when Marlee was chosen to be one of my Senior Reps. I was excited to hear that I would get to see them again at this years Christmas tree mini sessions. Helen and Ed's tree farm was pretty this year with the fresh fallen snow. The Dillon family looks awesome standing in between the Christmas trees in this shot. I love the colors in this photo. I told them it looks like it could be a cover for a Holiday magazine. Their session ended in a snow ball fight between Marlee and her sister. I am looking forward to seeing them next summer to do Linsee's senior photos.
Photo #2 The Magistro Family
I met the Magistro family in Ocean city this past August. I was excited to meet them because they were good friends with one of my favorite families in Mountain top, PA.
I love photographing families at the shore. It is my happy place and everyone is always happy to be at the shore. The evening we picked to take the photos happened to be one of the busiest nights in Ocean city. Our first location had to change since there was no parking. We literally drove south till we found a parking spot. The location worked out perfect. I love the dunes and we even had a pink sunset.
I enjoyed meeting this sweet family. The boys were so kind and listened to all my directions with big smiles on their faces. I hope to see them again in the future.
Photo #3 Katharine and Rahul
I enjoyed this engagement session so much. Katharine and Rahul are two of the sweetest people. We started out at the Cape May winery. I loved photographing them with the grape vines and of course we had to sample some of the wine. We then drove to Cape May Point state park. The southern most tip of New Jersey. This is one of my favorite spots. I love taking photos there. I think this photo is just perfect. I love Rahul looking back at Katharine and Katharine smiling at him. The Cape May lighthouse in the background just makes it even better. These two love Cape May and will be married there in the summer of 2019.
Photo #4 Laura and Jimmy
I am excited that this photo will be representing the wedding category. I met Laura and Jimmy this past March. They had a surprise wedding. Everyone that was waiting for them at the Oyster House in Atlantic city thought they were going to be celebrating their engagement. Surprise...it was actually their wedding reception! Laura and Jimmy had a beautiful wedding at St Michael's church with close family. Then afterwards they drove their classic car to the place we were going to take photos. We were able to drive the car right up onto the the boardwalk,!! (Jimmy has a few connections :) ) They looked like movie stars posing with their car. I love how all the ones turned out but this one is my favorite.
This photo was also chosen to be the cover of New Jersey Weddings in March.
Congratulations again and may you have many many happy healthy years together!
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Voting will take place from December 19th to December 23rd, 2018
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Julia and Roger are married!!
We had a beautiful day for a wedding May 5, 2018
Julia contacted me in March about photographing her wedding. I was excited to have been chosen because not only do I love weddings, it was in Cape May...my favorite town!
I enjoyed photographing their wedding day. I love that I can tell the wedding story in photos. I also like getting to know the bride and grooms. I want to know all about their plans and what got them to this day. My goal is to feel like a friend photographing your wedding day. Not only do I like to get shot lists worked out and timelines but if I can I want to check out the venues ahead of time if I have never been there before.
I met Julia and Roger at the house they were renting and the venue on a cool April day. We worked out some timeline issues and got the shot list all worked out. We also had time to get a couple of engagement photos on the beach across the street from their venue.
Julia decided to do a "first look" the morning of her wedding. I really like doing these. It is the one time of the day that it is just the two of them enjoying each other while the excitement of the day is still new. I loved how Roger looked at Julia. He couldn't take his off of his bride.
The wedding ceremony was at The Union Park Restaurant on Beach Ave in Cape May, NJ. The reception was at the same place. We were able to walk across the street to get some shots on the beach after they said their " I do's". Everything was perfect for these two and I was happy to be part of their day.
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I love this session!! I met Christine and her family on a foggy morning in Ocean City, New Jersey. I was a little hesitate with the fog but when we got down by the shore it was perfect. Christine was a beautiful expectant momma. I loved the shots we did on the rock jetty's. The foggy background with the surf and sand was a perfect backdrop.
She is expecting another little girl Big sister Ellie was so good. She sat on a blanket and ate her cheerios while we did some pictures of her mommy and daddy.
This was Ellie's big sister trip. Her life was going to change soon with the new addtion so her parents wanted to do something special for her. I love that we caught a special moment between her and her mommy.
Maternity sessions are an exciting time for a family. Whether it is the first or the fourth, each time it is special. A new life is coming and making a family fuller. It is definitely a time that should be captured in photos.
It was so nice to meet this family and I hope to see them in the future when the newest addition is here.
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Congratulations to BLYSS AND TONY
Thank you to everyone that voted in all the category's! It was the most votes ever and I had my first tie!
The second runner up was Peyton, Photo #1 and in third place was photo #4, Stephanie and Matt!!
I loved all the photos in all the categories and consider them all photos of the year!! Thank you so much for supporting Memories by Maria Photography!! It is really a dream come true and something I have always enjoyed doing!
I look forward to seeing old friends, and new faces in 2018!! I will be traveling to Pa and to various spots in New Jersey for weddings in 2018. I also can't wait till summer gets here and the photo sessions start up again at the shore. I love taking photos at the beach! If you are vacationing at the Jersey shore this summer let me know so we can get your beach session scheduled!
Congratulations again to Blyss and Tony!
Congrats to all of the category winners!
Thank you and hope to see you all in 2018!!
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