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!
To vote for the PHOTO OF THE YEAR just comment on this blog post with the number of the photo that you would like to be the photo of the year!
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Voting will take place from December 19th to December 23rd, 2018
The winner will be announced December 26th after 6pm.
Thank you for voting for the finalists and for your final vote which will pick the PHOTO OF THE YEAR 2018!!
Memories by Maria
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