Danette Pascarella Photography » Modern New Jersey wedding photographer

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ was the scene of the pretty awesome wedding of Kristin and Stephanie, who tied the knot on the beach on a glorious sunny day this past May. I started the day with Kristin at the Hot Mess Studio (best name for salon, ever) along with her bridesmaids and then we eventually ended up at the hotel and met up with Stephanie. The hotel was stunning and a perfect venue for such these two gals. I love same sex weddings… the energy always seems to go to to 11! And as you can see, everyone had a blast.  But I think Kristin had the most fun! These are my favorites from the day…


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  • Chrissy Shaeffer - July 8, 2015 - 6:29 PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Robyn Allan McNamara - July 8, 2015 - 8:44 PM

    Just beautiful !ReplyCancel

  • Mary Barone - July 10, 2015 - 10:24 AM

    Just amazing truly captured the beauty and energy of the day and night. They found their soul mates and you have told that story through these photographs.ReplyCancel

Take a warm and sunny spring day, combine that with a chunk of laughter and a huge dollop of love, and then surround yourself with all your favorite people, and what you get is Cristy and Mike’s wedding. What a day that was! I had a great time documenting their wedding this past May at the Farmhouse at People’s Light & Theater in Malvern, PA.  I don’t think these two could make each other any happier… just look at Cristy’s face in these photos. Her smile is contagious and she is positively radiating pure happiness. It’s awesome.  Enjoy this preview!



When I say “backyard session” I’m really talking about my own backyard! I baby-sat 2.5 year old Everett for about 2.5 hours recently, and just couldn’t resist pulling out my camera.  The light was right, his eyes were happy and bright, and before we said good night we played in the yard with all our might. (ok I’ll stop now.)


I’m so happy to share with you one of my favorite weddings I have photographed to date. Meet Tylan and Ingrid, two dynamic ladies who made it official (and legal!) at Union Trust in center city Philadelphia a few weeks ago on a gorgeous spring afternoon. Their family and friends were truly a pleasure to be around, and I really wish I could have been a guest at this one! But I sure did enjoy creating images for them at this stunner of a venue. Thank you to Ty and Ingrid for trusting me to photograph your union at Union Trust. 😛 This is how I saw the day…


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  • Kelly Walsh Lewellyn - May 21, 2015 - 12:57 AM

    Gorgeous photos! <3ReplyCancel

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