The Palace Somerset Park NJ wedding

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The Palace Somerset Park NJ wedding photography

Justine & Kyle – wedding – The Palace, Somerset Park, NJ

I love doing the engagement photo session with a couple, primarily because it helps me establish a rapport with the couple ahead of time, and it helps the couple in knowing what to expect in working with me as their wedding photographer. But somehow, somehow, Justine & Kyle and I never quite got to the photo session in the busy time running up to their wedding. Not having met either of them before the wedding at all, I had no real idea of what I’d be in for … and what a surprise to meet such a photogenic couple. Full of energy and personality! Theirs was one of those weddings where I actually still feel energized afterwards! (It also helped that their wedding reception took place at The Palace in Somerset Park, NJ)

Justine and Kyle, it was such a pleasure meeting and working with the two of you. Congratulations!

to see more, view the album of photos on Facebook

Blonnie Brooks helped me photograph this wedding.
Delaware wedding photographer / wedding photographer in Delaware

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brian Carlick January 4, 2012 at 11:31 am

Some great shots Neil……. The one with the couple in the car and looking out….. was that taken using a touch of flash or just natural from the window……?



2 Neil January 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

Brian, I bounced flash behind me into the interior of the car. Even though most of the car’s interior is black, it is such a small area that enough light spilled onto the couple to lift the contrast.

Neil vN


3 Gary Smith February 6, 2012 at 8:01 am

Thanks Neil for sharing your photos and methods on how you light them. I have been following your techniques and even made my own “black foamy thing”. I was just about to ask how you light car interiors, but found someone else had beaten me to it. I will try the method at the next available wedding that has a car. Although, it does beg the question, what focal length did you use? I have just read your latest tangent about not zooming out but stepping back to get a better perspective for a full length shot.
Many thanks,


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