I remember meeting with Kerry and Larry for the first time at a Panera. We got to know them a little bit, and found out that Larry is a volunteer fireman. This is big for us, we love people who give back to their community, and protect our community. Firemen have a very important job. But on the flipside, they also know how to have a good time and party the night away! Kerry and Larry are a very soft-spoken, laidback couple, but we could tell that our personalities jived immediately. In that initial meeting, they told us a story of the previous photographer that they met with, who pressured them into signing a contract right away. Lucky for them, we are the most laidback salespeople in the world! We tell our clients to take their time, that there is no rush to book, since we will hold it for them as long as they need. That definitely relaxed them a little bit, and it didn’t take long for them to book with us.
We did their engagement photo session at Duke Farms in Somerville, New Jersey. Getting to walk around with them for two hours was a ton of fun. We cracked jokes, and made each other laugh the whole time. We got some amazing photos on those grounds, that are still some of our favorites to this day. Then Larry took us to his firehouse, and we got to ride in a fire truck over to a nearby park. There is nothing like riding in a fire truck to bring you back to the joys of childhood!
At their wedding the following year, at the Palace at Somerset Park, we got a deeper glimpse into their love for each other. They gave very personal wedding gifts to each other, which we captured on video and still brings a tear to my eye. Larry rode in the fire truck on the way to the church, which I captured from the air with the help of my drone! Now when I say that firefighters know how to party, their wedding took it to the next level. Everybody was dancing, enjoying themselves, throwing the bride and groom up in the air all day long. Thanks to their totally awesome DJ company, Posh Entertainment, and party just seemed to never stop!