I'm a wedding and newborn photographer based in Central New Jersey. I'm married to an amazing man, Jay, and we have an adorable daughter named Olivia! When I'm not behind the camera, you can find me snuggling with our baby girl, curled up next to my husband binge-watching Netflix, traveling around the world, or running my next race.
I'm the main photographer at Idalia Photography, but I have a wonderful team behind me who helps me serve our clients and give them an unforgettable experience (get to know them below). Together, we believe that capturing love stories for our couples and their future generations is the first step in creating the legacy of a fulfilling marriage. Our approach to photography is genuine and natural as we strive to be fully present in the beauty of the moment so that we can tell your story as it unfolds. It is our goal to capture memories for our clients in the most natural way possible so that years from now, your grandchildren can look at our work, discover your story, and feel like they were there on the day that mattered most in your lives.
We believe whole-heartedly that classic never goes out of style and we're passionate about telling your story in a romantic and timeless way in order to create something that will last a lifetime. We're so glad you found us and can't wait to hear your story!
I was never a runner growing up but I learned to love it when I met my husband, who was already a runner. I figured I should start running if I wanted to spend more time with him!
For our own wedding, we opted for an intimate ceremony among our closest family and friends and it was perfect! (Well, actually... Rome in late June? It was hot. Really hot.) Our favorite part of our wedding was that it was a true reflection of who we are as a couple, just the way it should be!
I have always loved to travel. I was four years old when I got my first passport and my parents took me to visit their native Honduras. Since then, I've travelled to 38 countries and have a friendly competition going with my husband.
Well, my husband loves the Devils. I tag along because I love Jay. Very much.
Every other year, my husband and I book our favorite photographer for an anniversary session while we're traveling. So far we've done one in Paris, Vienna. and Lisbon! My husband definitely knows how to spoil me!
Photo Credit: French Grey Photography
I purchased my first film camera to document my month long stay in Florence and fell in love with both photography and Italy.
Jay proposed and I said yes! I was completely taken by surprise.
I met my husband and we went on our first two trips together: a road trip through the Southwest and a 6 week backpacking trip through Central America and Mexico.
I shot my first wedding and fell in love with wedding photography. The next year, I formed my LLC and officially started Idalia Photography.
I got married! For our honeymoon, we went on an 8 week trip through 12 countries in the Western Balkans. And we still loved each other afterwards!
I went from shooting 15 weddings the year before to having the honor of capturing 33 weddings in one year! This is the year when our business really took off.
I officially started coaching other photographers and creative entrepreneurs and launched my first workshop, too!
After teaching high school for 14 years, I left my teaching job and became a full-time photographer. I haven't looked back!
We officially launched our associate program to be able to serve more couples who fall in love with our photography style.
Jay and I welcomed a sweet baby girl into our family. Olivia Claire was born in February and we are so in love with her!
I was born to Honduran parents and grew up speaking Spanish at home. Now I'm looking forward to raising a bilingual daughter!
I studied abroad in Spain and France and taught high school Spanish and French for 14 years before I decided to become a full-time photographer. I loved teaching but love capturing beautiful images even more.
We met thanks to two friends but the first three times we met, we ignored each other. Having completely disregarded each other, we had even forgotten that we had met before. Eventually, we agreed to a double date and it finally clicked between us!
It was so hot on the day that Jay proposed and when he tried to take the ring out of his pocket, he dropped it because his hand was so sweaty and the ring got stuck on his pocket liner. But it was a beautiful proposal because I didn't see that and Jay played it off like he dropped a coin and picked it up!
I have a huge sweet tooth! My favorites are crème brûlée and flan. And milkshakes on the way home from wedding days.
PHOTO EDITOR, HUSBAND, FATHER, AND the BIGGEST DEVILS FAN YOU'LL EVER MEET. HE LOVES TRIVIA AND IS A FORMER JEOPARDY! CHAMP. WE USED HIS WINNINGS TO PAY FOR OUR DREAM WEDDING IN ITALY!
WIFE, AND MOTHER TO an adorable son AND the sweetest goldendoodle named Jedi (yes, THEY ARE BIG Star Wars fans!)
PHOTO BOOTH ATTENDANT, NEWBORN ASSISTANT, AND ALEX'S RIGHT HAND WOMAN. she is also a wife and has two beautiful daughters. SHE LOVES COFFEE - I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER SEEN HER WITHOUT A CUP IN HER HAND!
ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER, WIFE, AND MOTHER TO A SWEET LITTLE BOY. SHE LIVES AT THE SHORE AND LOVES A GOOD SUNSET!