Surf City Yacht Club Wedding | NJ Wedding Photographer

Surf City Yacht Club Wedding | NJ Wedding Photographer

Last May I had the opportunity to photograph a friend from high schools wedding. Mike and I rode the same bus to school because we lived in the same part of town and we actually went to a dance together at some point during our high school days because we had lots of mutual friends.

When Mike approached me and asked if I would photograph his wedding to his sweetheart, Mandy, at a venue on Long Beach Island, I quickly said I would LOVE to! When they came to my studio for a consultation, Mike brought his bride, as well as, his Mom. It was so nice to see her and talk about the big day. I love when men are close with their Moms and respect their opinion in times like these, after all your wedding photography is one of the most important decisions you will make.

Mike and Mandy got ready at separate locations and then we met up at Mandy’s parents house for their First Look on the dock in their back yard.

After their First Look, we traveled to the beach and then went to the venue, Surf City Yacht Club, where they were married and celebrated into the early morning hours.

399 N 9th St, Surf City, NJ 08008

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My name is Marianne Bley. Some refer to me as a Professional Wedding Crasher, others The Baby Whisperer.

I have been building relationships and delivering spectacular wedding experiences to couples for the last 12 years. I have photographed over 300 weddings and have an extensive list of testimonials across the web.

4 years ago, I took the leap into specializing in newborns as well. I have spent this time working side by side with doctors and nurses in my local hospitals, as well as, taking private training lessons with various newborn specialists and leaders in the newborn photography industry to learn everything I can about these beautiful little people. Since then, I have photographed over 3,000 babies!

My work doesn't stop there, I assist clients in designing stunning displays to grace the walls of their home and/or business. By utilizing their personal style and color palette when planning their session, I am able to create displays that fit seamlessly into their current home decor. 

Whether you are looking to show off that new flashy new engagement ring or celebrate the growth of your family, I am your girl!


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