April: you are now my favorite month. And I’m so grateful that I have been able to photograph a few engagement sessions during this glorious time of year.  I recently met up with Morgan and Mike, and we enjoyed an exquisite afternoon of sunshine together at Nockamixon State Park in Bucks County, PA. Mike is no stranger to this, as he also shoots weddings. It’s always an honor photographing a fellow photographer, and for that too I am grateful.  Morgan and Mike goofed around the park, I stalked them with my camera, and this is how it all looked to me…
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Back in the fall when Rachel first contacted me to photograph her wedding, I knew there was something special about her. Overflowing with positive energy, she is a genuinely sweet person and pretty awesome to be around. Now mix in her fiancé Tristan, and you have an even better Rachel as they absolutely bring out the best in each other. Last week we spent a few hours together for their engagement session, and even though it was the first of the season for me, they made my job way too easy as you will see from the photos below. Piece of cake! All I had to do was press the button.:) We met up at Tyler Arboretum in Media, PA to get a closer look at the coveted cherry blossoms, and then made our way to nearby Ridley Creek State Park to get the last bits of sunlight. These are my favorites from our time together. Enjoy!

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  • Matt Theilen - April 3, 2016 - 7:42 PM

    Awesome work!ReplyCancel

  • Donna Pomeranz - April 4, 2016 - 2:50 AM

    What beautiful pictures of my daugher and future son-in-law. Yes, they are gorgeous together! We are all so lucky to be part of their lives and all of the love and positive energy beaming from both of them. Thanks to this wonderful photographer who is truly an artist; she was able to capture the beauty of their togetherness.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Pomeranz - April 4, 2016 - 3:38 AM

    DANETTE PASCARELLA, YOU MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE!!!! < << I AM USING ALL CAPS TO SIGNIFY THAT I AM SCREAMING!!!ReplyCancel

  • Robert Pomeranz - April 5, 2016 - 1:22 AM

Meg and Matt’s wedding capped the end of the 2015 wedding season, and it was another good one! (Ok technically their wedding was January 2nd but I still considered it the end of 2015:)).  The cold and blustery day was a huge change from their engagement session which we did on a balmy summer day at the beach, but a little cold wind wasn’t going to stop them from enjoying every second of their day. Their ceremony was held at the super ornate old-school St. Anthony’s in Jersey City, NJ, and then we headed over to Liberty House for the kick ass reception.  Liberty House sits right on the Hudson River and it offers stunning views of the lower Manhattan skyline, the kind where you can just gawk and stare for long times! Meg and Matt through one heck of a party, and I don’t think I’ve had a bride enjoy her dance floor quite like Meg did! It was so much fun watching them party with all of their family and friends, I truly had a great time capturing these moments for them…

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  • Matt Theilen - February 23, 2016 - 5:25 PM

    Sweet! So many rad photos in here!ReplyCancel

    • Danette - February 24, 2016 - 12:19 PM

      Thanks so much, Matt!!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny L Harrell Catron - March 14, 2016 - 10:04 PM

    Love the images! Great job here!ReplyCancel

The Voorhees Chapel at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ was the backdrop for the ceremony of Julia and Tom one week before Christmas. Not only did they exchange vows there, but this iconic chapel was the same place Julia’s parents married decades earlier. Julia and Tom are one of the sweetest couples I had the pleasure of working with in 2015. Best friends in high school, they eventually fell in love and now their chemistry and love for each other is so tangible you can almost taste it. And I’m not just saying that. Couples like Julia and Tom are what keep me going.:)

Their warm-and-fuzzy-it’s-almost-Christmas reception was held at another NJ University! This one being the Atrium at STEM, which is part of Kean University in Union. Toasts, dancing, cheesecake pops, and even more dancing rounded out their wedding day, and now they live happily ever after. Best of luck to Julia and Tom!

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