The Alcantara's Redo

Where do I even begin with this session. SIGH... All I can and should say is while editing this session I had to come back to life like 10 times because these two are so breathtaking. Vanesa and Ernesto got married four years ago and met a bit after that in Nyack NY. Now funny story about all this is that Vanesa is actually my cousin. Funnier story.. When I first met Ernesto, I jokingly told her she would marry him because he kept looking at her. Little did I know...

It was such an honor when they decided they wanted an #iredo session. Knowing them personally and constantly witnessing they love they have for each other is already awesome. However capturing stills of the love they have for each other was a whole different world. I've come to know Ernesto as a friend and cousin in law, & I'm so proud of the woman Vanesa has become. From living next door to each other until High School, to shooting her family session and now her redoing. Ugh ... SO MANY FEELS.

Seriously!? I mean I remember growing up with Vanesa and eating cheerios and orange juice all the time. (Which is the grossest thing ever but I wanted to be just like my big cousin so duh it was the best thing ever back then) Such a stunning young woman, a phenomenal mother and such a loving wife. So honored & excited to show you the rest! Oh and of course we did a first look. Even though it wasn't a first look because this was the dress she wore on her wedding day, Ernesto was just as excited to see her. (If not more)!

Did you see how excited he was!!? I was so excited I almost couldn't take the photo. AHHHH it was such a beautiful moment. We are SUCH HUGE FANS of first looks here.

We ended our evening at Ringwood State Park with a beautiful sunset and some impromptu silhouette shots that I am absolutely in love with. This was such a fun session and it's always amazing to bring a couple back to that day whether it had been a week ago or years ago.

For more information on how you can schedule an #iredo session shoot us an email hello@denissebenitez.com

lots of love!

xox

**Makeup by Gretchen Romero


Benvenuto Family!

Okay so this family is easily one of my favorite families ever! I met the Benvenutos at the Tae Kwan Do where my nanny girls go. When I first met Jaclyn and her cubs she was expecting baby Sadie. Who would've thought, some time later.. baby Sadie is posing for the camera and giving us major face. I'm so happy to have been able to capture this beautiful family. I hope you guys enjoy!!

How beautiful are these guys? I absolutely loved my time at their home, and being able to capture these timeless moments of their family. Also, can we talk about their yard and all the beauty that they have orchestrated back there. Seriously I'm taking pointers for my own place. Thanks Benvenuto Family! You guys are wonderful!!

xox


Vanessa & Mike's Engagement

Happy Friday!

I had the privilege of taking engagement photos for my friends Vanessa & Mike. We spent the morning exploring the beautiful grounds of Ringwood State Park in North Jersey. It was truly magical!! I've known Mike for almost two years and having just recently met Vanessa, everyone can tell they are a match made in heaven. These two bring joy to my heart, and I'm so so excited for them.

Wishing you nothing but joy, peace and long long years of loving each other more and more. So happy for you friends, and I cannot wait for your amazing big day!

xox

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