I met Janine and Gustavo through mutual friends a few years back. When they told me that they are getting married at the Pleasantdale Chateau, I was beyond excited to photograph their wedding. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, their beautiful wedding had to be postponed for another year. To get things moving along, Janine and Gustavo ended up getting married at their local church in the midst of the pandemic and moved their actual party at the Pleasantdale when things returned back to normal.

I can talk nonstop about the Pleasantdale Chateau.. from the first minute I arrived there I was in awe of the architectural beauty of this place. My fantasy and imagination was brought to another level and inspired me to execute something I’ve never done before. The history of this place is truly impressive, I’ve never seen a venue with so many different spiral stairs that pop up almost everywhere you go. From hidden rooms, balconies, and indoor gardens to original furniture, real ceiling paintings, and even a swimming pool – the list goes on and on. The historic journey that this place takes one’s imagination is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience. I can safely say this venue doesn’t even come close to any other wedding venue in New Jersey.

My couple even brought a horse and carriage to really embrace the history of Chateau and it truly felt like it was always meant to be a part of it.

I will be forever grateful for having the opportunity to work at the Pleasantdale Chateau, being able to capture that venue through my lens, and at the same time – delivering to my client a one of a kind product that they hopefully will remember for a long time.