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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Montclair, New Jersey Backyard Elopement Photo Story Award

Montclair, NJ Backyard Wedding Photo of The groom winking at the live stream camera for the guests at home

Montclair, New Jersey Outdoor Backyard Garden Wedding Photo created as The groom winks at the live stream camera for the guests at home

Adam winks at the live stream camera for the guests at home at the start of their intimate New Jersey backyard wedding.

Stephanie and Adam opted to get married in the backyard of their new home in Montclair, New Jersey. Adam, a nurse in the NYC ICU, had been working on the frontlines and wanted to keep his friends and family safe by postponing his and Stephanie's original plans for a larger wedding. When they originally let me know they were going to postpone, they said they still wanted to get married on their original wedding date but weren't sure where they would do it. Fast forward a couple of months and they bought a house in Montclair, NJ with a great yard and decided to host a very intimate gathering with their families. They did the first look in front of their new house and pictures right around it. They had a wonderfully spirited Ketubah signing and a beautiful ceremony as the sun went down which involved a duet that Stephanie and Adam surprised their guests with. 

New Jersey Private Wedding Photos of The newlyweds walking down the sidewalk

New Jersey Private Wedding Photos | The newlyweds walk down the sidewalk

The newlyweds walk down the sidewalk right in front of their house. Adam, a natural comedian, struts his stuff while Stephanie lovingly looks on.

NJ Backyard Wedding Image of a funny moment before the start of the Ketubah signing

Montclair NJ Backyard Humor Wedding Image | the start of the Ketubah signing

Just prior to the start of the Ketubah signing, Adam's mother's earring gets lost in her shirt as Adam's aunt tries to fish it out and his Grandmother reacts.

New Jersey Backyard Wedding image of The groom signing their Ketubah outside

Montclair, New Jersey Backyard Wedding Photo | The groom signs their Ketubah

Stepanie puts her hand on Adam's back as he signs their Ketubah in their New Jersey backyard.

NJ Wedding Photo from a Backyard Events as the very talented singers entertain their guests

NJ Wedding Photographers for Backyard Events | They are both very talented singers

Stephanie and Adam, both very talented singers, sang a surprise duet for their guests.

New Jersey Backyard Wedding Ceremony image of The bride and groom with arms around one another

Montclair New Jersey Backyard Wedding Ceremony Pic | The bride and groom with arms around one another

Stepahenie and Adam with arms around one another during their Jewish intimate NJ backyard wedding ceremony.

Wedding Photo from Montclair, NJ with Just a few family members watching the ceremony

Wedding Photographers of Montclair, NJ | Just a few family members watch the ceremony

Just a few family members watch on during Stephanie and Adam's intimate Montclair, NJ wedding ceremony as the sun sets. 

Backyard New Jersey Wedding image created as The couple celebrates outside

Backyard, Montclair, New Jersey Wedding Pics | The couple celebrates

The couple celebrates as Adam breaks the glass.