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September 22, 2011
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Fantastic NJ Beach Engagement Photographs – Lavallette, NJ

On the drive over to shoot Mike and Kim’s NJ Beach Engagement session the weather looked as if it had other plans for us.  Dark and stormy almost all the way to the bridge, but as we pulled into Lavallette NJ, the skies cleared a little, leaving just enough cloud to add some dramatic effect. Thanks clouds!  Meeting at their charming weekend getaway, I noticed two bikes parked next to the house.  Cool couple + Cool beach bikes =  awesome beach engagement photos.  Simple math – So, Mike & Kim set off on their beach bikes, and we followed them over a few blocks, so we could have some dunes and a small jetty to work with.  The location was perfect. With the weather just slightly on the cool side, the beach was empty, leaving us plenty of room to work. With the sun setting quickly, Mike & Kim again speed off on their bikes with us in tow for the bayside of Lavallette.  The sunset could not have been more perfect…lots of clouds and color…This coupled with Mike and Kim’s fun & energetic personalities was the perfect ending to an awesome (there ya’ go, Mike!) beach engagement session.

Mike and Kim are getting married this coming December at St Mary’s church in Pompton Lakes with the reception to follow at Florentine Gardens in Rivervale, NJ.

Enjoy this sampling of this wonderful NJ Beach Engagement Session

casual engagement photo with bikes on the beach in avalon nj

couple look at each other while standing on jetty on beach in avalon nj during engagement shoot

engagement photo leaning on beach wind fence in avalon nj

looking out towards the bay in avalon nj during engagement photos

couple embrace during engagement photos with bike on the bay side of avalon nj

siting on dock in avalon nj with sun setting behind them for engagement photos

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April 06, 2011
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Philadelphia Engagement Photography Shoot

What better way to end Erin and Pat’s Philadelphia engagement shoot than with a couple of ice cold craft beers and some Oxtail.  Yes, I said oxtail!  After traipsing around the city for a couple of hours and looking for a place to get a drink, we stumbled upon the Happy Rooster on 16th.  There on the appetizer menu was brazed oxtail.  Thinking it couldn’t possibly actual oxtail, Lola grabbed her iPhone.  The image google returned was not pretty, but it did verify that said “Oxtail” was actually the tail of an ox!  So, with the nasty image of oxtails still in our head, and our waiter asking for our selections, we decided to try the oxtail.  The brazed oxtail arrived served over gnocchi.  We each put a bit on our forks, looked at each other as if to say “You better not back out…”  The old adage “Try it, you might like it” usually has a fairly low success rate…  But for a change, brazed oxtail is actually very delicious (well at least it is at the Happy Roster).  While all the food was quite good, the oxtail was my favorite.  Not so sure what the others thought ;)

Well… that’s enough about oxtail.  Erin and Pat will be married next October in Philly.  We had a blast making our way around the city and getting to know them.  These two are so much fun, I cannot wait to see them in full party mode at the reception next October!

Enjoy this sampling of our Philadelphia Engagement Photography

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At the Kimmel Center we found lots of cool little spots before we headed up to the rooftop garden

Kimmel center engagement pictures philadelphia One of my fav’s.  Rooftop of the Kimmel Center but who cares.. it’s all about them having fun

Kimmel center engagement pictures philadelphia

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Kimmel center engagement pictures philadelphia

Erin has some crazy blue eyes; going to make for some awesome wedding images!

Kimmel center engagement pictures philadelphia

Go ahead Pat, you know you want to laugh :)

Broad street engagement pictures philadelphia

Love park engagement pictures philadelphia

Hangin in the twigs at Love Park

Love Park engagement pictures philadelphia

Philly engagement shoot

Joey was letting us hear all of his Camaro’s 482 horses as he sat at the light.

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Cracks me up… their eyes are almost same color as the billboard
Broad street engagement pictures philadelphia
Broad street engagement pictures philadelphia
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March 23, 2011
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Clarks Landing NJ – Classic Beach Wedding

We recently had the pleasure of working at Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant, NJ providing wedding photography for Jaime and Mani.  With Jaime ready, we headed down to Clarks Landing to meet Mani.  The foyer was the perfect setting for Jaime and Mani’s first meeting.  Jamie walked down the elegant flourished stairway towards her husband-to-be touching him lightly on the shoulder. Without a doubt Jaime and Mani’s first meeting was the most emotional Lola and I ever witnessed.

Prior to the Ceremony, time was set aside for a “Man Cruise”… Mani and his groomsmen made their way  to a 1930′s – 75 ft Nevins Cigarette Yacht and spent and hour or so cruising the bay enjoying some fine Cognac.

The ceremony was extremely touching with speeches by fathers and siblings that spoke of the love and admiration these families have for Mani and  Jaime.

As PJ from Unforgettable D.J.’s whipped the crowd into a frenzy,  the mirrored doors flung open to reveal Mani dipping Jaime and sharing a long kiss (see pic below).

Congratulations again Jaime & Mani!

Thank you for letting us be a part of you Classic NJ Beach Wedding

With the help from the lovely ladies at Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC Jaime selected this incredible dress.

Kleinfeld dress wedding pictures

Jimmy Choo.. a girl’s best friend.  Walking back from the beach, Jaime gingerly walked across some gravel.  Mani asked “Why don’t you put your shoes back on?”  Jaime just smiled and kept walking.  I think she would have rather walked on hot coals than risk ruining these shoes!

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Jaime’s grandfather built this house 47 years ago, the light was spectacular

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While out cruising the bay, a bottle of King Louis XIII Cognac appeared from a state room.  Soon after, instructions from a groomsman on the 3 noses of drinking such a fine cognac followed. With many toasts to Mani, the finely crafted bottle in the end, held only the vapor of its blend of over 1200 cognacs.

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Clarks Landing wedding pictures, Point Pleasant NJ

Clarks Landing wedding pictures, Point Pleasant NJ

As the party raged on, Mani & friends busted out some old school break dance moves.

Clarks Landing wedding pictures, Point Pleasant NJ

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February 16, 2011
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A Beautiful Couple and an Elegant Riverton Yacht Club Backdrop

An extraordinary wedding set at the Riverton Yacht Club is a good place to start in getting caught up on our posting!  So stay tuned for the rest of the 2010 goodness which about to grace this blog!  We’ve been absolutely blessed & honored to work with so many wonderful couples  & families in 2010 & 2011 and we just can’t wait to share the images!

First up are Jen & Sal.  Yes, they had an oh-so-fabulous wedding!  I think my favorite memory was Jen & Sal’s perfectly-executed first dance. The love & teamwork that went into every step was a sight to see!  I’m sure you guys were a little nervous, but we couldn’t tell—move over Fred & Ginger!  Jen & her dad also burned up the dance floor to the crowd’s delight.  Just look at them!  The night ended on a sentimental note when Jen began crying (happy tears) while she and Sal watched the wedding day slideshow we made for them.  The day was perfect.

Congratulations again Jen & Sal!

Enjoy this sampling of images including the Elegant Riverton Yacht Club Backdrop

Contact us to see if your date is available or visit our web site for detailed information about pricing and services.

Clarks Landing wedding pictures

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

Philadelphia wedding pictures

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

Bride and Groom in Scenic Tree Lined Area

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

American Gothic…:)

Bride and Goom at Front Door

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

Bride and Father Dancing

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

Philadelphia wedding pictures- Riverton Yacht club

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February 13, 2011
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valentines day ad

Enter to win our “Most Romantic Couple Contest” during the month of February!

In honor of Valentines Day, we are searching for the most romantic couple during the month of February!  The most romantic couple will win a free engagement session with LoRusso Studios!  Here’s all you need to do to enter:

1.  Send us an email at info@lorussostudios.com with a short paragraph detailing your love story and/or  how he (or she) popped the question!  Also include your wedding day vitals such as:  your names, wedding date, email address, and telephone number.

2.  We will select the “Most Romantic Couple” as the winner.

3.  The winning couple will win a free engagement session with us.  Location to be determined by LoRusso Studios.

4.  As a professional courtesy, any couple submitting an entry cannot be currently under contract with a photographer or studio for their wedding day.   Your wedding day photographer should be the one to shoot your engagement session.

5.  Oh, and all entries must be received by March 1, 2011 to be considered.  Winners will be notified by March 31, 2011.

It’s that simple!  Good luck!

– Bob & Lola LoRusso

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