NJ Wedding Photographer Vanessa Joy Blog » New Jersey Wedding Photography focusing on rustic weddings and elegant affairs

Again! Where do I begin? This past year was amazing and I am so happy I had the opportunity to capture these engagement sessions with my couples – some of who I’ve already had the privilege of photographing their weddings, and others are coming up soon. Thank YOU for letting me begin your wedding journey with […]

  • Selina Turner

    Voting for my best friend and the love of her life, christina and Vinnie! So excited for them to share their lives together!ReplyCancel

  • Connie Mattson Dickman

    Wishing Christina and Vinnie all the best!! You get my vote! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Modiano

    So happy for my cousin Vinnie and his amazing fiancé Christina. Love you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Richardson Ramsey

    Aly and Brandon for the win! <3ReplyCancel

  • Lois Grob

    Voting for the sweetest couple of all Vinnie Coletta and Christina Scavone!!!! They rock!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Schwartz Horowitz

    Christina and VinnieReplyCancel

  • Ash Marie

    Voting for my best friend Michelle and her amazing fiancé HarryReplyCancel

  • Heather Marter

    Go Lauryn & Chris !! Good looking duo :)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie Kinsella

    Voting for the amazing couple, Lauryn Beardslee & Chris Beardslee! <3ReplyCancel

  • Jenni Kay

    Voting for vinnie and christina!! So excited to get the greatest sister in law ever!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Cross Kelch

    Harry Cross & Michelle Hotz Beautiful! And Bo is so cute! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Leigh

    Voting for Christina and Vinnie! I wish you both the best!ReplyCancel

  • Elise' Pavlik Crisafulli

    Such a sweet and innocent couple.. always doing for others, so unselfish! Wishing you the very best!!! Looking forward to your wedding at Playacar Palace!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri Kinsella

    Lauryn and Chris Beardslee are so in love and the photo shows it! My amazing cousin! Voting for them!ReplyCancel

  • Lydia Haslam

    Beautiful couple. Congratulations to Vincent and Christina.ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin Gardiner

    Michelle and Harry!! Beautiful photos & an even sweeter couple :)ReplyCancel

  • Jess Csakai

    Lauren and Steve from Hoboken – gorgeous pictures for a gorgeous couple!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Ashley

    Voting for Christina and Vinny!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay De Leon

    I vote for Christina and Vinnie !! ♡ReplyCancel

  • Kerri Polidore Ivey

    Congrats Lauryn Beardslee to you and your new hubby Chris! Best of luck, hope you win :-)ReplyCancel

  • Mary Lou Amend-Rosenthal

    Love Aly and Brandon !ReplyCancel

  • Maria Alne

    Voting for Christina and DanielReplyCancel

  • Jan Klemming McDonald

    Happy wedding day to Christina and Vinnie! Lovely photo shoot!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Nina Fitzsimmons-Hamilton

    Voting for Christina and Vinnie! Hope you have a lovely wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Sharp

    Michelle Hotz and Harry Cross wishing you the best.ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi Kinsella

    I am also voting for Lauryn and Chris Beardslee. Vanessa has captured their love for each other in every single picture! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda Dilliplane Hoff

    Voting for Lauryn and Chris Beardslee, a perfectly matched pair !!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Smith

    Christina and VinnieReplyCancel

  • Samantha Nicole

    Favorite couple Aly and Brandon !! Love them:)ReplyCancel

  • Allyson Katz

    Voting for my little sister and newest brother, Lauryn and Chris. They have a beautiful love story that I was so happy to be part of! Can’t wait to see their beautiful wedding album!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Loughmiller Szentes

    Congratulations and best wishes to Christina and Vinnie! Have a wonderful time on your honeymoon. You can’t go wrong with Connie planning it. Another vote for the cutest couple!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Stratton

    Best of Luck Aly and Brandon!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Tsap

    Christina and Dan! Beautiful picture for a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Armstrong

    Congratulations Christina and Vinnie. Wishing you many years of joy and happiness. You get my vote!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Picinic Baricevic

    Amy & David!!ReplyCancel

  • Jess Picinic Tarabocchia

    Amy & David!ReplyCancel

  • Allyson Beardslee

    My vote is for Lauryn and Chris!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Ditizio Matesic

    Amy and David!ReplyCancel

  • Annie Ulgna

    Voting for Amy and Dave!!! Can’t wait for you to become a Matesic!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Pelardis

    Lauryn and Chris!! Love every pic in their shoot… Amazing couple :)ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Rhein

    Lauryn and Chris look amazing!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lexi DeMinico

    Lauryn and Chris are absolutely stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • Christina Korecki-Diaz

    Lauryn and Chris you are are awesome in every way! Wishing you all the best the future holds!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Alejandra Patrocinio

    Love love love Lauryn and Chris !!! They are a beautiful couple <3ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Patrocinio

    Lauryn and Chris are a stunning couple!ReplyCancel

  • Albert Keim Jr.

    Christina and Vinnie best coupleReplyCancel

  • Shannon O'Connell Battiste

    Lauryn and Chris! Gorgeous pix!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rosie Ashmont-Braithwaite

    If a picture is worth a thousand words then it is obvious that Lauryn & Chris are in for a lifetime of love & happiness!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Miller Guidinger

    My vote is for Dan and Christina..one of my favorite nephews and soon to be niece!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Aybar-Peña

    Lauryn & Chris!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia Russo DeVito

    Lauryn and Chris are an amazing couple with an amazing future ahead. They are the picture of love and happiness!ReplyCancel

  • Mike Saunders

    Christina, and Vine cause they’ve got the skinny on what it means to be in love.ReplyCancel

  • Steph Anie

    Voting for Lauryn & Chris ! DuhReplyCancel

  • Kristen Schoenly

    I vote for Steph and Jake! Congratulations! :)ReplyCancel

  • Shelly Brown

    Stephanie and Jake have my vote….cutest couple ever.ReplyCancel

  • Chrisie Lapsatis Favara

    Wishing Christina & Dan win this lovely contest with their beautiful portrait!ReplyCancel

  • Danny Frain

    Lauren and Steve are an amazing looking coupleReplyCancel

  • Shana Frost

    Denise and Uche vote!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Cruz

    Christina and vinnie best of luck!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kendall Green

    Voting for Christina and Vinnie!! Good luck and all the best to you both!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Shanna Marie

    Voting for Denise and Utche! What a beautiful couple!ReplyCancel

  • Christina Scavone

    Voting for the adorable couple Denise & Uche!! Love u guys ! XoxReplyCancel

  • Ann Tempalski

    So happy Christina and Vinnie found each other, they were meant to be together!ReplyCancel

  • Alex Frost

    Voting for Denise and Uche!ReplyCancel

  • Laurenn Ashley

    Christina and vinnie!!!! Such a beautiful couple. !!ReplyCancel

Chasing Lockets is such a great company! They were so easy to use and wonderful to work with. When the lockets arrived, I was so excited to see them. They make such a great gift for clients to cherish forever. I know they will adore them just as much as I do!

Amy and David’s Central Park Engagement session was adorable.  I loved their outfit changes halfway through our session.  Amy chose a casual fall look with a shirt and faux fur vest and David complimented her oh-so-well in his pull over sweater! We were able to snap some photos around the greenery and even the fountain […]

  • Mary Jane Tarabokia Scrivanich

    Beautiful photos of my sister and future brother in law!!!!ReplyCancel

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  • Cheryl Picinic Bussanich

    So pretty ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lori Mustac Tarabokia

    They look awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Katia Hroncich

    My gorgeous cousin and her awesome fiancé- some of my favorite people in life!!ReplyCancel

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  • Jenna Marie

    These shots are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • St Joseph Palisades

    Beautiful! ❤️ReplyCancel

  • Colie Morin

    Love all the pictures!ReplyCancel

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  • Megan Catherine

    Amazing photos of an amazing couple!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Piccinich

    What beautiful pictures…love them all!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina Naumovski Walsh

    Amy and babe are a beautiful couple! Love the pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie Ann Morin


  • Danny Tawil

    Gorgeous couple!!!! Can’t wait to see what a beautiful bride you will be!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Ann

    Gorgeous pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Minitelli

    Absolutely love these pictures and the people in them! Can’t wait for the wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Boisits-McDermott

    Amazing pictures!!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise Picinic Tarabocchia

    Beautiful pictures! :)ReplyCancel

  • Fiorella Matesic

    Love all the pictures….BeautifulReplyCancel

  • Anna Diricova Picinich

    Beautiful couple!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deb Morin

    Beautiful picturesReplyCancel

  • Amy Vaughn Tarabokia

    I absolutely love your pictures. The background on each are amazing and you both look awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Salamon Tarabocchia

    Awesome photos!ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Morin

    Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Mattea Mattessich

    Beautiful pictures…Gorgeous couple!!!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle Amato

    David and Amy you are beautiful inside and out! Great job capturing their beauty!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J. Bliss

    All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dorothy Jakus Maver

    Gorgeous pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Anne Marie Tarabocchia Lisica

    Beautiful pictures… Congratulations!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Mattessich

    Beautiful! You both look great!!ReplyCancel

  • Irene Heffelfinger Tarabocchia

    David and Amy love, love, love your pics!!! Such a beautiful couple ♡ReplyCancel

  • Olivia Hroncich

    Gorgeous photos!! Love Amy & David!! <3ReplyCancel

  • Laurie DeCandia

    Beautiful couple!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mattea Mattessich

    Beautiful pictures of Amy and David!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ana Pic

    Beautiful couple…love the pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Eleonore Matesic Michalopoulos


Boy meets girl. Girl loves boy. Boy proposes to girl. And then somehow they’re supposed to have learned the magical language of weddings while trying their very best to plan for the happiest day of their lives. Planning a wedding is hard enough, but much harder when vendors are asking you things like “Are you having a […]

  • Meghan Leff Wiesman

    GM- groomsman
    FI- fiancé
    Romantics- photos of Bride and Groom alone
    First Look- when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremonyReplyCancel

  • ReverendKim Tavendale

    Officiant – an official who officiates your ceremony (a minister or JP for example)
    Unity Ceremony – a fun part of the ceremony where the couple can light a candle together, pour sand, or create something unique like a signature cocktail or an anniversary box.
    Readings – pieces of literature, scripture, poems or lyrics that are read (either by the officiant or by a friend or family member) during the ceremony.
    Moment of Remembrance – a brief mention during the ceremony of loved ones who could attend.ReplyCancel