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  • AMY RIZZUTO PHOTOGRAPHY

    Welcome to my blog, a place for my daily ramblings and the photographs I love! My name is Amy and I am a wedding photographer located in the greater NYC area. If you are getting married, take some time to check out my most recent wedding and engagement sessions under categories. The best way to get to know me is through my personal posts. I blog about everything...from my cat's first birthday, to my favorite places to dine in the city. My hope is that by the time you leave, you will feel like we are best friends. If you want to see more, head over to my official website at www.amyrizzutophotography.com.

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CENTRAL PARK ANNIVERSARY : ALISE + CHAD

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There are not enough words to explain how much I like Alise and Chad.  Not only are they filled with so much love and joy for one another, but they are on fire for God in a way that is contagious. When they asked me to capture their anniversary session in New York City, I couldn’t have been more excited. Alise and Chad have been married for three years and wanted to continue their tradition of a photo shoot to celebrate the occasion. We began with coffee on a TriBeCa rooftop before heading to Central Park to sit under the pretty pink cherry blossoms.  I hope you enjoy some of my favorite photographs from our time together below.:)

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We began Alise and Chad’s anniversary session at the Sheraton in Tribeca.  The view was absolutely beautiful!

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Spring was in full bloom in Central Park and the sun was shining warmly through the trees.

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Seriously Alise and Chad…you guys are ADORABLE!

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As an anniversary present, Chad surprised Alise by pulling out a signature Tiffany blue box.

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LOVE.

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My favorite thing about the cherry blossoms is the way their pretty pink blooms fall in such a dreamy way with the wind.

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Thank you Alise and Chad for such an amazing day in Central Park and a happy three year anniversary!  I hope you will enjoy many more incredible adventures together in the years to come.

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AJ IngogliaMay 30, 2014 - 4:50 am

Your so amazing!

Ann BeaversJune 12, 2014 - 2:40 pm

I love the way you captured the soft light in the picture of Alise smelling the flowers! All pictures are awesome!

RED BANK NJ ENGAGEMENT : JILL + TIM

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They had been together for a year and a half when Tim lead Jill into that familiar restaurant.  Jill was excited to be revisiting Urban Table, the place she and Tim shared their first date.  Looking back, Jill couldn’t believe how quickly she and Tim had fallen in love.  Kind-hearted and incredibly funny, Tim was everything she had dreamed of and more.  Tim felt the same way about her.  Getting down on one knee, Tim asked Jill to marry him!  Completely overjoyed, Jill happily agreed.:)

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of capturing Jill and Tim’s engagement session in Red Bank, NJ.  This sweet couple will tie the knot there tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more excited for them!  An early congratulations Jill and Tim!  For now, enjoy a few of my favorite photos from their engagement session below.

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I just love the way these two look at one another.  It is so easy to see they are completely in love.

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A little spring shower didn’t stop us from shooting!  I love this adorable photo of Jill and Tim cuddling under the umbrella above.

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As the sun set, we headed down to the docks for a few more romantic photos.

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A big thanks to Jill and Tim for an incredible day!  I loved every minute of your Red Bank, NJ engagement session and I am looking forward to seeing you again for your gorgeous Oyster Point wedding TOMORROW!

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Frost PhotographyMay 27, 2014 - 4:07 pm

LOVE THE LAST IMAGE. What gorgeous color!

Jillian CullenMay 28, 2014 - 1:12 am

Thank you for everything, Amy! Tim and I are so lucky that you were able to take pictures of our beautiful day!

CONGRESSIONAL COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING : LINDSAY + WOODY

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It was a gorgeous spring day.  With pretty pink and yellow blooms dressing the grounds and a cloudless sky, the Congressional Country Club was as immaculate as ever for Lindsay and Woody’s wedding.  After an adorable first look (Lindsay and Woody were literally jumping for joy with one another) and a few photos with their bridal party on the lawn, this sweet couple tied the knot in front of all of their family and friends.  Their ceremony was heartfelt with personal vows and it was easy to see that Lindsay and Woody would love and support each other in the many years to come.  It was truly an honor to be a part of this incredible wedding, and I can’t wait to share a few of my favorite images below.:)

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A big thanks to Mekina Saylor for helping me photograph Lindsay and Woody’s day!  I just love this adorable photo she captured of the flower girls.:)

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Thanks again Lindsay and Woody for giving me the opportunity to capture your beautiful Congressional Country Club wedding.  I wish you both so much love and happiness in the many years to come!

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Randy BeaversMay 26, 2014 - 2:46 am

Wow Amy…..The pictures of Lindsay and Woody are fantastic! I love the photo of the little girls….too cute. I also like the b&w photos from outside looking in…very creative. My favorite is the sneak peak and the twinkling lights. Great job Amy!

THE SILVERSTROM GROUP : 50% OFF TEETH WHITENING

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A bright smile and beautiful orchids greeted me as I walked into the Silverstrom Group.  To be honest, it felt like I was entering a spa instead of a dentist office.  The calming sound of the water wall put me at ease and the adorable coffee and tea cafe made me feel at home.  It was easy to see why this father-and-son team practice was voted the “Best Dentist of Essex County” last year.

Entering my private suite in the Silverstrom Group, I felt completely taken care of.  As someone who is in front of the camera as often as behind it, I believe it is important to have a beautiful white smile.  Dr. David Silverstrom personally explained exactly how the “Zoom Whitening” would work.  He was so kind and I was extremely impressed with the fact that the owner of the practice would spend so much time to ensure I felt comfortable with the process.  ”At the Silverstrom Group, we are all like family”, David explained.

After a few pictures (for a before and after comparison) and the creation of molds for upper and lower trays (to maintain the whitening at home), I had the opportunity to chose a movie on Netflix to watch while the whitening took place! Forty-five minutes and many laughs through my chosen comedy later, my Zoom Whitening was complete!  I COULDN’T BELIEVE THE DIFFERENCE!  My teeth were whiter than they had ever been and I felt so CONFIDENT with my smile.  Most importantly, the people I worked with were so warm and kind, and for the first time in my life, visiting the dentist felt like a luxury instead of a chore.

To all of my sweet couples…I am BEYOND excited to share an exclusive offer with you!  If you are getting married between now and December 2014, you can receive 50% OFF the Zoom Whitening treatment at the Sliverstrom Group located in Livingston, NJ.  I can’t think of a more perfect way to ensure your smile is bright and beautiful for your wedding day!  Want to come with a friend?  The Silverstrom Group has been so kind to extend the 50% discount to family members, bridal party, and guests of your wedding as well!  Simply mention “Amy Rizzuto Photography” when calling 973-992-3990 to book your appointment.  I can’t wait to hear about you experience!  I am sure it will be just as fabulous as mine.:)

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The Silverstrom Group is an award winning practice, and it is easy to see why!  They are caring, compassionate, patient, and truly value artistry and skill.  Walking into their relaxing space feels more like a visit to the spa than to the dentist!

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There is nothing that impresses me more than great customer service.  With warm smiles and a variety of coffee and teas to choose from, walking into the Silverstrom Group feels like coming home.

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The Sliverstrom Group does it all!  From dental implants, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening to root canal therapy and emergency care, The Silverstrom Group offers a complete range of cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry services of the most surpassing quality. All treatments are carefully tailored to meet the unique needs of individual patients, and multiple services can be combined as part of customized smile makeover and full-mouth restoration plans.

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Television screens are located in each individual suite.  I was able to pick my own movie and enjoy it while receiving my ZOOM Whitening treatment!  It doesn’t get much better than that.:)

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A HUGE thank you to the Silverstrom Group for an incredible teeth whitening experience!  If you would like to brighten your smile before your engagement session or wedding day, take advantage of this exclusive 50% OFF offer for the ZOOM Whitening experience.  Simply mention “Amy Rizzuto Photography” when calling 973-992-3990 to reserve your appointment.

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I look forward to hearing about your experience!  Have a wonderful day.:)

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CENTRAL PARK ENGAGEMENT : LAUREN + JOHN

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Love works in so many different ways.  Sometimes you feel that instant connection to the person you are destined to be with forever, while in other cases, a friendship grows into a romance overtime.  John met Lauren for the first time in church when his younger sister pointed her out as a girl she thought he would like to date.  They went out for dinner, and though the conversation was okay, it wasn’t anything to write home about.  Deciding it would be better to just be “friends”, John and Lauren went their separate ways.

Sometime later, the two found themselves together again when their families decided to go skiing with one another over Christmas.  Lauren has always prided herself on being a great skier and was shocked when she found John could ski faster and better than she could!  Sometimes that is all it takes.:) Her attraction for him grew, and pretty soon, she found out John had been feeling the same way.  They fell hard for one another, and a year later, John proposed to Lauren under the romantic light of a full moon in Central Park.  These two love birds are tying the knot in June, and I couldn’t be more excited for them!

Lauren and John, thank you for giving me the opportunity to capture your beautiful Central Park engagement session!  I truly enjoyed our morning together, and I can’t wait to share some of my favorite images from our time together below.

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Central Park is so beautiful in the spring time!  I love the street lamp nestled among these gorgeous yellow flowers.

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It is so apparent how much Lauren and John care for each other!  They truly can’t wait to build a life together.

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This sweet couple’s laughter is contagious!  They are a true joy to be around.

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LOVE.

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Central Park really is so romantic.  It is the perfect place to snuggle up in the sun and relax all day.

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Seriously…you guys are so ADORABLE!

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I will end with this lovely photo of Lauren and John strolling under the bridge where they got engaged.  Congratulations again!  I wish you both all the happiness in the world in the years to come.

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Randy BeaversApril 25, 2014 - 11:52 pm

Beautiful pictures of Lauren and John. I really like the picture with the LOVE caption….Stunning! I also really like the 3rd photo. They are a beautiful couple and you effectively captured their love and happiness.

Ann BeaversApril 26, 2014 - 1:06 am

I love the picture of them sitting in front of the water with the reflection of trees and buildings! Great photos!

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