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Freehold NJ Wedding Photographers

Jessee and Andrew had their downtown Freehold wedding at the historic American Hotel, historic as in – Abraham Lincoln once stayed there.

In this amazing and often confusing life, meeting someone who is exactly like you is extremely lucky. The term “soul mate” gets thrown around a lot, but its not every day that you meet two people who are so perfectly compatible, that you can’t stop smiling whenever you’re around them.

That’s what Jessee’s and Andrew’s wedding was about, smiling. The joy these two share is infectious…

and if you’re still not convinced, just wait until you see Andrew’s face when he sees Jessee for the first time…

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Thanks to PJ Windle and Essential Sounds Entertainment for rocking this party!

  • Silvana Simmons - April 25, 2014

    Beautiful!!! Congrats!!! :-D xoxoxoxoxReplyCancel

  • Norahmarie Bischoff - April 28, 2014

    Absolutely lovely! Thank you for sharing pictures of your beautiful day! Much happiness.ReplyCancel

  • Bobbie Tier - April 28, 2014

    Congratulations! Enjoyed your beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing photos of your very special day!
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  • Lorraine prinz - April 28, 2014

    Beautiful pictures. Looks like it was a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing your special day. Lorraine PrinzReplyCancel

  • Violet Papas - April 29, 2014

    Congradulations ! What a beautiful wedding. Everyone looks like they were really enjoying themselves. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Joanne Pierro Wask - April 29, 2014

    Beautiful wedding. Thank you for sharing. ReplyCancel

  • Jade Greene - May 13, 2014

    Beautiful wedding of beautiful people ! Looks like it was a hoot !
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  • Ann Marie Casaceli - May 13, 2014

    Congratulations to the Bride & Groom, may they be blessed with a lifetime of love and peace. Beautiful photos & a beautiful place to have a wedding. ReplyCancel

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Sometimes things just line up perfectly. Not because they actually are perfect, but because the people involved make it that way. For some people, no matter what you throw at them, they take it in stride and remain positive, enthusiastic, and grounded. Some people just have a way of keeping things in beautiful perspective.

It could be the most gorgeous day ever on your wedding day, or it could down pour for 24 hours straight. But its not about the weather (or really anything else for that matter), its about two people in love who are committing their lives to each other.

A wedding day is a different start to the memory making cycle that all of us are in. We can choose to be upset about the little things that don’t work in our favor, or we can embrace life’s imperfections, and still make thing perfect. I’m pretty sure Rachel and Mike are happy that it rained on their wedding day…….actually, I’m pretty sure they are happy that it down poured. Won’t that be an awesome memory to tell (and show) the future generations of their family?

We can’t thank Rachel and Mike enough for being amazing and getting drenched with us in a vineyard….at 11:oo PM on a chilly night…..without an umbrella:)

Steve

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  • Dennis Pike - April 9, 2014

    Holy hell this is amazing. Calling this epic would be like calling the Grand Canyon a ditch. Insane.ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Campbell - April 9, 2014

    Awesome, awesome wedding. I wish it would rain here more so we could get awesome rain shots like those! You guys did fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Elissa - April 9, 2014

    Holy sh!t, y’all, WHAT! This is ridiculousssss!!ReplyCancel

  • damian burcher - April 10, 2014

    Great photographs, you caught so many happy ones of them.ReplyCancel

  • bryan - April 11, 2014

    wait. those photos in the rain? WHAT?!ReplyCancel

  • lisa lacroix - April 11, 2014

    what a ridiculously fabulous wedding!!!ReplyCancel

  • ayesha - April 11, 2014

    OH YOU GUYS STOP. this is insane… i thought all the in-the-rain photos were perfection until i got to the one where they actually let themselves get soaked. these are the best memories ever. so much love and joy between them just radiant in every image. you guys are amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Matthew Mead - April 11, 2014

    First image! Mind blown!!!

    SpeechlessReplyCancel

  • caroline - April 11, 2014

    HOW. AWESOME. IS. THIS. COUPLE. Seriously! I mean, good on them for having joyful spirits (it shows in the photos) through adverse weather. Incredible photos you guys. You guys did an amazing job taking something like rain and creative something dramatic and moving.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Palmer - April 12, 2014

    A serious high 5.. you rocked that rain!
    amazing wedding coverage.ReplyCancel

  • Becky Young - April 12, 2014

    WOW! What an amazing set of photographs you have here, these are truly exceptional!ReplyCancel

  • Mark Pacura - April 13, 2014

    Really love your work, and the black and whites are really amazing. Great story telling!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Schilling - April 13, 2014

    What an awesome couple! I love all the umbrella portraits and how cool they were about being photographed in the rain. You can tell by the smiles on their faces that this was the best day ever and nothing could change that!ReplyCancel

  • damian burcher - April 15, 2014

    Great set of photographs, really stylish, great processing.ReplyCancel

  • alexbee - April 29, 2014

    This is crazy amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Those with dropping water… Stunning! :) ReplyCancel

After closing on our house just two weeks ago, we’ve already finished our office! Yes, we’re proud, in fact, I think we deserve some applause because it was really hard work.

but seriously, check out the final result, complete with our cute dog eating a bone…

Mid-Century Modern home office by The Markows

A little background, we put in an offer on our house January 9th, and we closed February 28th, thanks to our kick ass realtor, Diana Brunner… have you ever heard of such a fast and on time closing before?

Since we purchased a 1960s ranch (beautifully updated and waiting for us,) we figured it was appropriate to run with the mid-century theme, at least with the office, so that’s just what we did.

We started with the clock… actually, I started with the clock while we were still in our apartment. I obviously couldn’t get my vision for the office out of my head…

Mid-Century Modern home office by The Markows

Here is a link to the tutorial I used:)

Once the clock was finished, we moved on to painting, well, Steve moved on to painting, turns out, I’m too short to evenly paint a wall, but luckily Steve is an advantageous 6’3. (please forgive the camera phone quality of these next few images;))

We used Behr paint, “Window Pane.”

Mid-Century Modern home office by The Markows

and while the paint was drying, We were in the garage sanding and lacquering our desk top…

Mid-Century Modern home office by The Markows

as for the desk top its self, we ordered an unfinished butcher’s block workbench from Home Depot for $290.

Then we lacquered it and screwed in some hairpin legs that Steve found on etsy. Overall, the 60×30″ desk cost us $387, not bad.

We decided that we needed a table for our printer since we didn’t want it taking up space on our desk, so we repurposed an old end table from our apartment by sanding it down and priming and painting it…

Mid-Century Modern home office by The Markows

it fits the room perfectly and serves its purpose, all for the cost of four cans of paint… about $20.

Then we decided to add some post card shelves…

Mid-Century Modern home office by The Markows

We followed this awesome tutorial from Young House Love. Since the former owner left us the white trim paint, the total cost of these was about $9, the cost of the 4, 4 foot pieces of pine board:)

As for the 5×7 throw rug, we found one that we really liked at Bed Bath and Beyond for $100, then when we went back the second time, it was on sale for $75, SCORE!!

And then we found two desk chairs that we loved at Staples for $150 each…

Mid-Century Modern home office by The Markows

We found this light that we love at Home Depot for $60.

Mid-Century Modern home office by The Markows

And then we stole the piano and TV from Steve’s parents:)(always great to have awesome in-laws;))

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Clock: $80

Paint: $40

Desk: $375

Polyurethane: $12

Printer table: $20

Postcard shelves: $9

Office chairs: $300

Area rug: $75

TV bracket: $50

Light fixture: $60

Framed photo order (obviously a priority;)): $300. We wanted to keep it to personal photos, some we’ve taken on vacation in the Florida Keys, or while we were working, and the two framed photos of us were taken during sessions by our friends and talented photographers, Dennis Pike and Ryan Brenizer.

In the end, our office cost us just over $1,300. I’d say that’s pretty good for my favorite room ever, and the most important room in our new home. It also felt amazing too see my vision come together in a space where we’ll be spending most of our time during wedding season…

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Mid-Century Modern home office by The Markows

  • Julie Simeone - March 16, 2014

    I love it. ReplyCancel

  • Donna Mancuso - April 15, 2014

    great blog:)ReplyCancel

  • Jon Sharman - June 7, 2014

    This is awesome, great work!ReplyCancel

Kaitlin and Ben: I don’t know where we should do our engagement photos… we have roof access at our apartment in Manhattan…

Us: YES! just tell us when.

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  • Elissa - March 6, 2014

    Dream come true! I wish I could shoot on a NYC rooftop :) This is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Mathew - March 23, 2014

    Incredible! I love the night city look, and you shot it flawlessly!ReplyCancel

  • Paul Krol - May 19, 2014

    Killer work guys – a ton of fantastic shots – they look amazing!ReplyCancel

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