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Happy Anniversary to Linda and Samir – Kenya, Africa Destination Wedding

Just want to re-post this to celebrate Linda and Samir’s first year wedding anniversary of their Hindu wedding in Africa. Thanks again for making me and Bless a part of this adventure…

Kenya, Africa – a dream come true for me. When I was working as a photojournalist for the newspaper, It has always been dream to land a jackpot assignment and travel to Africa to photograph a story. That dream never become a reality. I never thought that it will happen now that I am a wedding photographer. Last February we travelled to East Africa to cover the union of an amazing couple from New York City – Linda and Samir. Check out these images from their Hindu wedding in Kenya. The whole experience was incredible, but the best part of this trip is we made so many good friends that we will treasure forever.

The amazing scene of Kenya!

Linda and Samir’s ring on the gorgeous African “birds of paradise”…

Linda gets ready for her Indian wedding at the Sportsman Club in Nairobi, Kenya.

Gorgeous shot of the bride’s henna by Bless Soliman…

The Hindu ceremony was filled with solemnity…plus laughter…LOL

Gorgeous bride…

Love this hanging bridge we found in the middle of the Kenyan jungle…

Linda and Samir are honored by the Masai tribe of East Africa during their wedding reception… Congrats to Linda and Samir for two amazing weddings in Kenya Africa and New York!

Special thanks to Lyna of for introducing us to this amazing couple! Can’t wait to work with your team again today at their wedding at The Boasthouse. I know you guys will rock this wedding!

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Queen - Linda and Samir, your wedding photos have left me speechless. They are gorgeous and you two look amazing. I admire the courage you got to pose on the bridge. Personally, it would take ages to do that. Hanging bridges are not my best. Of all the Indian weddings I have seen, this is my best.February 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Happy Anniversary to Eliza and Ramon! Pleasantdale Château Wedding in West Orange, NJ

In May, we started the month with Eliza and Ramon’s wedding at Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ followed by a reception at the Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, NJ. Talking about a Platinum wedding! This wedding has it all, from elegant wedding dresses (take note on the plural on the dress) to the wedding grand wedding reception, this wedding is truly one that defines Platinum.

Here’s one of my favorite images from Eliza and Ramon’s wedding…

And here’s from my post the day after their wedding day…enjoy all the other images, few of which were published by a PHOTOGRAPHY magazine in Barcelona, Spain.

Bride and Groom: Eliza and Ramon. I met Eliza and Ramon in February and immediately after our first meeting, we clicked! Eliza was right, it’s like our “angels” guided our path together, just like they have guided them both in their relationship. Meeting Eliza and Ramon is like being rewarding with great clients and great new friends.

Ceremony: Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, NJ . This is one of the best churches I photographed. The church was beautiful from inside and out. There’s so much available light in there, and had a great time shooting the ceremony.

Reception: Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, NJ. Everywhere you turn when you are inside this place is picture-perfect. It’s an amazing place for wedding reception. And plus the crew are awesome to work with. Thanks guys for the wonderful dinner! And by the way, Pleasantdale Château is a very popular location for some Hollywood films like The Hoax and Cadillac Records, and TV’s Law & Order and HBO’s The Sopranos.

Event Planner: Lyna Larcia-Calvario of If you are looking for some elegance on your wedding decors and a top notch wedding planner, Lyna and her crew are awesome!

Make-Up artist: Grace of Iris Makeup & Spa

Grace and her team are very talented. They did a great job at Eliza’s wedding. Their quality is pretty high-end.

DJ: DJ REVO. These guys know how to get people to the dance floor. And I like the way they project a live video of the party on the screen. Good job guys!

Video: MPW MEDIA GROUP. Love working with these guys! Their talent in cinematography is pretty impressive. I saw some of their work during their “same day edit” presentation at the reception.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS from the day…more to come in a few weeks. You will find them at


Gorgeous gown made by Vera Wang…This is only one of her three gowns Eliza wore at the ceremony and reception.


Capturing this moment, when the mother of the bride sees her daughter for the first time in a wedding gown is a very special and emotional moment for both the bride and her mother.


Having a long veil on that windy day created an opportunity for me to get into my creativity…LOVE THIS SHOT!


Every angle at the Pleasantdale Château is picture-perfect!


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kay - Hello there,.. I cant stop wondering what vera wang dress Eliza wore. I was searching the similar type but i am not sure if thats the excat model as she wore. Could anyone help? Or is she selling her dress? Thanks ktamaya@gmail.comSeptember 19, 2010 - 9:09 pm

Grace Kim - Pictures look great!! Great job!! We hope that we can have a chance to work again.June 11, 2010 - 10:49 pm

anter - ron love this one, come to think almost all of themMay 21, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Congratulations to Sharon and Paul – The Palace at Somerset Park Wedding

…they are tying the knot today at St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Linden, New Jersey, where they are going to have a Filipino-inspired Catholic Mass. Then a reception will follow at The Palace at Somerset Park. It will be a nice come back for us to this amazing wedding venue. We shot Jessica and former NFL player LJ Smith’s wedding here a couple of years ago. Click here to see their wedding photos.

Today I am also going to be working with the best in the wedding industry – wedding planner Lyna of and MPW video. And thanks to talented photographer Sachi Villareal for helping me shoot today!

I am very excited to be able to cover the wedding of this great couple! Sharon and Paul…thanks again for making me part of your special day! I had so much fun during our engagement shoot at the Brooklyn Bridge and at Central Park!

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