“From the moment I woke up that morning I felt calm and full of joy; the day was perfect. I was never nervous, just excited to see Pete standing at the end of the aisle. I remember pulling up outside of The Pridwin and seeing all of our family and friends waiting to see us get married – that’s when the butterflies started (the same ones I got when I first met Pete). I was getting ready to walk down the aisle with my dad when I took a deep breath in hopes not to cry. He said, “You ok?” I replied with an overly confident ‘Yea, I got this.’ As the music started I walked more confident than ever down the aisle, knowing my best friend and love of my life was at the end. The song choice, “I can’t help falling in love with you”, couldn’t have better expressed how I felt as I was walking. I got to Pete and he quietly whispered, “We forgot the rings.” All I could do was laugh, as I saw my friend Ike running towards us, ring box in hand. It gave me a few extra minutes to savor the most perfect moment. After we said “I do”, I grabbed Pete’s hand, threw it up in the air, and gave a game day yell.”
Scroll below to see some highlights from Jill and Pete’s wedding!
Christina reached out to me when I was living in Italy this past spring. When I told her I unfortunately wasn’t available, she ended up rescheduling her shoot so that I could do it. Christina, Adam, and I met up for a cocktail a few weeks before the shoot to get to know each other and I immediately got the feeling we could all be friends. Christina was one of three sisters, like myself, and Adam had also lost his mother. Three sips into my Spicy Pineapple Agave Rita, I knew I liked these two and was extremely grateful Christina had gone through the effort to ensure I be the one to capture some of the love these two have for each other.
The morning of our shoot Christina shot me a message that our time slot at Citi Field (which we had thought was 12-1) was actually 11 -12. In a state of panic I grabbed my camera and jumped in the car within seconds of receiving her message, knowing how important this location was to the two of them. It was where they had met, and where, on the Shea Bridge, Christina offered Adam a french fry. And now, many more games and fries later, they were celebrating their engagement. Despite the rough and rushed start to the day, this ended up being one of my favorite shoots to date! I parked and jumped into their car at the Ronkonkoma train station and we drove the next thirty minutes to Citi Field together. We got to walk all around the stadium and even around the diamond. It was extremely exciting, even for a girl who isn’t the biggest sports follower. After we left Citi Field we headed over to The Meetball Place for one of the most delicious lunches I’ve had in a while, and then finished up with a few photos on the beach. It ended up being, despite its start, the perfect day. Enjoy some highlights of these two lovebirds below!