Hannah & Billy/The Ashford Estate

The Ashford Estate, Allentown, NJ

I as really looking forward to capturing Hannah & Billy's day. From the good times we had during their E Session in Boston I knew these two were going be so great to capture. And it was. It was an absolutely perfect day. Even the weather was co-operating. It was calling for rain but instead just remained a little cloudy and 45 degrees. They said their vows to each other in the Ashford Barn decorated by Viburnum and Jasmine and her crew from This Moment Events. The Atomic Funk Project had everyone dancing the night away. Thank you Hannah and Billy for allowing me to be a small part of your big day. You guys rock!
And now here is their story:

Hannah and Billy met in the fall of 2012 when Hannah decided to run the Boston Marathon for the American Liver Foundation’s Run for Research Team. Billy, who had already been on the team for a year, was involved in organizing and promoting events to help out new runners. As they started attending the same events, and having breakfast with the team after Saturday morning runs, they became fast friends – eventually spending most of their time together. By the time the Boston Marathon came around in April 2013, they were basically inseparable.

Despite, the bombings at the marathon finish line, Hannah and Billy found the positive in the tragic events. Their bond had been solidified, and their lasting friendship-turned-relationship had become permanent. Hannah and Billy both knew that this was “the one.”

In January of 2015, Hannah and Billy enjoyed a family trip to Madrid, Spain. One rainy evening, the two went out for dinner, just the two of them. After dinner, they decided to take a walk through the market and back to their hotel. Despite Hannah’s best efforts to remain dry, Billy stopped in a small park behind the hotel and convinced Hannah to dance with him. The next thing she knew, Billy had gotten down on one knee and asked Hannah to spend the rest of their lives together. After shedding a few happy tears, she said “YES!” and they walked the rest of the way back to the hotel to celebrate with Hannah’s family.

One year and one day later, Hannah and Billy tied the knot at the Ashford Estate in Allentown, New Jersey. It was hands down the best day of both of their lives. From the 400 votive candles lighting up the barn for the ceremony, to the 11-piece band that kept the dance floor packed, to the rocking after party, the day was perfect from beginning to end. They would both do it again in a heartbeat!

Jeff and his assistant, Jim, were amazing from the moment they got there. They were incredibly professional, accommodating and patient. Jeff captured every moment of the day that the couple could have asked for and his creativity and eye for beauty cannot be matched. Jeff is all-around best in class and there is absolutely no one that they would have rather had capturing their special day.

Thank you so much Jeff!!!!!

Hannah & Billy

Venue: The Ashford Estate
Flowers: Viburnum
Hair & Makeup: Hot Mess Studio
Cake: Bakeworks
Music: Atomic Funk Project
Food: Merri Makers
Lighting: Fennelli
Wedding Planning: This Moment Events
After Party Food: Oink & Moo
Dress: Vera Wang

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:40PM by Registered CommenterJeff Tisman in | CommentsPost a Comment

Melissa & Anthony/ The Palace at Somerset Park

Trying to get back on track after a very busy and great 2015. The wedding season began right away into 2016. Literally. New Years Day was the day Melissa and Anthony chose for their day. They chose the beautiful Palace at Somerset Park. Thank you so much Melissa and Anthony for making me feel so welcome. I truly felt like I was capturing a friends wedding. It was also nice to start the year off with Peter and his crew from PF Films

Here is their story:

It was August 2009 when I had the very pleasure of meeting my now husband, Anthony. It was a very brief meet on a mutual friends back deck. Little did I know I had just met the man I would spend the rest of my life with five years later! Anthony and I had established a very good friendship. I would actually consider it a best friend level. I had just moved to a new town and befriended pretty much everyone he grew up with (including the two girls weddings I was in Heather & Tiffany). We were inseparable. We did everything together. What I actually find funny is Anthony and I were anti relationships and marriage at that point in our lives. Sooner or later we found ourselves sneaking off at parties for make out sessions haha!

October 10, 2010 at a party called "Celebration of Life" Anthony and I made it official. He moved in with me and we had begun the next five years of our lives together. Through good and bad, happy and sad, we created a life of our own.

On November 29, 2014 guess who got down on one knee!! We went to Newport, Rhode Island with two other couples the day after Thanksgiving. What a blast! And those Lobster Rolls, OMG. Anyway, we did three mansion tours that day. It's actually funny because on the second mansion tour, I got down on one knee (jokingly) and "fake proposed" to Anthony. He immediately grabbed me and stood me up SO embarrassed and flustered which I found strange because when I usually make an ass out of myself he laughs about it. (It makes sense now) An hour later at our last mansion tour called The Breakers Mansion, Anthony got down on one knee on the back terrace at the end of tour and proposed to me in front of loads of people. It was the best feeling I had ever felt. I'll never forget that moment.

An entire year of planning and creating this vision of the perfect wedding finally came true on January 1, 2016. We started the new year as husband and wife It was THE BEST DAY of my life. Everything about our wedding day was perfect in every way. Jeff made us feel so comfortable and we couldn't be any more thankful to have had the opportunity of a lifetime to work with him. (I stalked his pictures for two full years) LOL

We love you Jeff. You are a true inspiration and talent. Even though I couldn't really get my body into certain poses because of my back, I still felt like a rocking bride filled with so much excitement all because of you. Thank you for capturing our Happy New Year!

#TEAMTISMAN

All our love,

Melissa & Anthony Illiano

One of my favorite moments for me personally has become a 'first reveal' with dad. One of the most emotional moments of the day.

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 03:39PM by Registered CommenterJeff Tisman in | CommentsPost a Comment

Sara & Michael/ NYC Engagement Session

NYC NY

We had an amazing time walking around NYC finding different areas to shoot. We followed the light and it lead us to a beautiful sunset with Lady Liberty behind us. Here are just a few from this amazing session.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 11:00AM by Registered CommenterJeff Tisman in , | CommentsPost a Comment

Rachel & Greg E-Session/Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

Hudson Valley, New Paltz NY

We had a great time walking around the Hudson Valley amongst the fall foliage. And when the sun started setting it was magic! The light was incredible. Here are a few favorites. Really looking forward to the wedding next year guys.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 04:21PM by Registered CommenterJeff Tisman in | CommentsPost a Comment

Brittany & Billy E-session/Princeton Wedding Photographer

Princeton University, Princeton NJ

Here are a few favorites from Brittany & Billies E Session in Princeton. We spent a couple of hours together walking the campus. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Super fun day guys. Really looking forward to capturing your day.

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Posted on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 12:52PM by Registered CommenterJeff Tisman in | Comments1 Comment