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Chrissy and Jay~ Married June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, NJ

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It brings me SOOOOO much pleasure to write this post. I have known Chrissy for 13 years! Although back in 1996 she was introduced to me by my brother as his then girlfriend. This sassy, short-haired brunette with the thick Jersey accent. My how things have changed. Their college romance faded and her hair grew out (can I get an Amen Chris!) but one thing that never changed was our friendship. Chrissy is a soul sister. One of those friends that time and many miles can’t diminish. The coolest part is Ryan was friends with her in college way before I knew Ryan existed. It’s as if it was always destiny that Chrissy would be apart of our family. She is a diamond in the rough.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

There are two things you should know. One, my most embarrassing moment EVER EVER happened at her parents house. There is folklore and legend about it and I am ashamed to say the name of my most embarrassing story is “The corn poop story”. No, I will not be sharing that anytime soon, but you can imagine (or maybe you don’t want to after that title!). Two, the moment we met Jay last year Ryan and I knew he was the man we had been praying for Chrissy. We LOVE Chrissy and Jay together, they bring out the best in each other.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

You can imagine how honored we felt when Chrissy called us with the big news of their engagement and wanted us to be the photographers. Yuppers!

Chrissy and Jay are one funky styling pair. From the guy’s H&M skinny suits to the Urban Outfitters cake topper. There was no shortage of tattoos and fabulous hairstyles. It makes Ryan and I miss the North and big city style. A true treat to photograph.

I have to show one of my favorite ring shots to date. I asked Chrissy what her favorite tattoo of Jay’s was. She told me she loves the tattoo of the snake and the lion fighting representing God and satan. Ryan executed the shot perfectly. The color is just amazing.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Without further ado, a celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Romine.

Some details.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

The boutonniere

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

The guys changed into Vans after the ceremony.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Her something borrowed, her grandmothers ring.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Her dad and her brothers practicing before the ceremony. Can we say TEAR JERKER…your dad and brothers singing to you on YOUR WEDDING DAY!!! Beautiful.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

The brunette stud club.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Schexy ladies! This wedding was so nostalgic. Sooo many friends from college were up in Jersey to celebrate or were in the bridal party.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Maid of Honor, Beth.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

This was during the song Chrissy’s father and brothers sang. Tender moment.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Just before Chrissy and Jay were pronounced the pastor asked the congregation to reach out there hands and pray a blessing over their union. It was very powerful.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

I know this is a standard portrait, but I have to show off Chrissy and her awesome brothers Jimmy and Matthew. The siblings Aceino.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Time to celebrate!

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Poo poo on spotty shadows and a random tree. We ended up moving locations but I still love this shot.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Time for Chrissy and Jay to steam it up.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

I know these aren’t the most flattering shots, but they are SOOO Jay and Chrissy faces. Sorry Chris, you make this face everytime you say “Ewwww”!

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

The reception was up in Tappan, NY at the oldest tavern in NY, The 76 House. It was such a cool, intimate tavern. By far the most compact reception we have photographed. I literally couldn’t take a shot on the dance floor being so short and it being so crowded. We don’t normally use the fisheye so much, but it was the only way to get group shots.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

This is Chrissy’s parents and a VERY Matt and Donna Marie face. Coolest parents!

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

What made it an eensy bit more crowded was the eight-piece band. So fun!

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Some guests ventured to the outside area for some fresh air. We loved seeing some familiar faces. This is Julie, the better half of Seth and Julie…friends from college and photographers up in DC.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Another friend from college, Allison. We usually bum a room from her and Chad when we are in DC. Allison is also an photographer in DC. I swear we have friends that don’t have a camera attached to them.

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay~ June 6, 2009 ~ Ridgewood, New  Jersey

Chrissy and Jay….WE LOVE YOU!! Words can not describe the joy it was to bear witness to your vows and to truly celebrate with you. You are a tremendous witness of God’s love and goodness.

Stay tuned for Chrissy and Jay’s “Day After” session in New York City. Hot-cha-cha!

Chrissy and Jay~ Day After Session in NYC

25 Responses

chrissy says:

July 1, 2009 at 2:15 pm

tear. i loveeeeeeeeeee them. but not nearly as much as i love you! xoxoxo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jasma John says:

July 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm

These pictures are phenomenal. Absolutely as stunning as the bride and groom. I wish that I had found you last year when I was getting married. These are priceless! Love the last one :) Jas (friend of Rachel Diomede)

Phyllis Fantauzzo says:

July 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Chrissy, I really enjoyed looking at these photos of your wedding! Everyone in sync. sharing their happiness for you and Jay. Love the photo with your brothers! God bless your marriage union with harmony and commitment to each other.

Sarah Brohm says:

July 1, 2009 at 3:22 pm

WOW! Very Glam!

Aimee says:

July 1, 2009 at 3:38 pm

I CANNOT believe that you mentioned the “corn poop story”…i have never laughed so hard, even in my attempt to share the comedy with others, which will never compare to your telling it! we love you guys and love chrissy, you did an amazing job. like aubin said, i wish i could get married all over again so you could shoot my wedding.

Joelle says:

July 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm

beautiful chrissy
my beautiful allison
beautiful pictures!

kelley says:

July 1, 2009 at 6:19 pm

this is by far one of my favorite shoots to date! great style, great shots!! love it!!

Julie Nickerson says:

July 1, 2009 at 6:42 pm

WOO HOO We love these!!!

These are so fun! You really captured Chrissy and Jay! I love that you got Chrissy’s “ewww!” face. That is so her!

You guys did such a wonderful job! And it was so fun to watch you two work together. You are a great inspiration to us.

love ya!

Julie Nickerson says:

July 1, 2009 at 6:44 pm

oh and ps-I look slightly tipsy in that photo…I think I just might have been too! ha!

Lauren Brandt says:

July 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm

Wow… The pics came out AMAZING! Your pictures are so unique and breath taking. I LOVE your style! God bless you and your company.

Dania Daniels says:

July 1, 2009 at 7:13 pm

While looking at this, I felt like I was there. They captured every moment so perfectly. I wish I could get married again…

Chrissy is stunning! Absolutely incredible photos. The photographers embraced this wedding and came forth with a beautifully refined end product! Keep up the phenomenal work!

christin says:

July 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm

WOW guys. that last picture - I wasn’t prepared! It is like, unspeakably awesome. I can’t even say enough about the whole wedding (well, except the only evidence I was there is my pink camera, visible in one of the fish-eye shots! love it!) and you guys captured it perfectly.

Glad you included that shot of Christina Marie & her gorgeous brothers…I could die. The parental shot is amazing. And the boys practicing before the wedding…just incredible.

Love you guys. It was SO great to see you - all of us at a Jersey diner eating disco fries?! It doesn’t get much better, I could do that every weekend!

Laura Lynch says:

July 1, 2009 at 7:31 pm

BRILLIANT … Love the pictures in front of the roughly painted building and the bus stop. Awesome !!!! Great.

Nic says:

July 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm

lovin lovin. i have a tiny crush on the rings-over-tattoo image. last photo made me mildly uncomfortable. i pushed thru though. Looks like a Domino cover, gone sexy-time. ;) You guys are studs, and your photographers are brilliant.

Kat Wofford says:

July 1, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Fantastic pictures! Unique touch - a wonderful job capturing your most special day! Thank you for sharing. It was the next best thing to being there! God Bless.

Megan says:

July 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I spend SO MUCH time looking at every photo. Beautiful, stunning, wish I was AT that wedding!

Joanna says:

July 2, 2009 at 5:10 am

Holy Schnikes!!! That last shot! Love, love, love them all!!!!

Shea says:

July 2, 2009 at 7:52 am

I love them all! I probably looked at them all like 80 times haha they’re gorgeous! your wedding was absolutely beautiful chrissy ! and all your pictures should be put in a magazine or something haha

Elizabeth says:

July 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Totally gorgeous. I need to think of something original to say… but these shots are just so WOW!
Congratulations and blessings to a gorgeous couple.

stephanie says:

July 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm

you two looked fantastic. the shots were so clever. love the backdrops! and you chica….you are beautiful. you looked stunning on your wedding day. your photographer is VERY talented…some of the best photos i’ve seen

Kathy says:

July 3, 2009 at 9:06 am

Not only are the pictures Slamin Gorgeous, but you guys were so professional,gracious and kind….excellent job, well done!

Erin says:

July 3, 2009 at 12:17 pm

By far the best wedding pics I have ever seen. I love you both and am so happy for you!!!

Allison says:

July 4, 2009 at 5:44 pm

These pictures are amazing! Matt and I were so glad to be there to experience it with you! And may I say that last picture…WOW!!! Super sexy, you go girl!!:) Love you Chrissy!!

Aubin says:

July 5, 2009 at 7:47 pm

I know I’ve commented all over the place but just not on here—another amazing set of photos by Ryan & Kelly. You guys have serious talent running out your fingertips! You truly captured Chrissy and it was so great seeing familiar faces. You ROCK!

Leimomia says:

July 6, 2009 at 11:53 am

As an aspiring photographer; there picture were truly amazing and inspiring to see! What a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing!

OH! And congrats to the happy couple too!

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