Surf City, NJ beachfront wedding | Maria + Brad

Alicia Ann Daw is a film & digital wedding photographer who specializes in New York City and European destination weddings. With over 15 years of experience photographing weddings, she's spent two decades globetrotting to over 37 countries and working with clients around the world. She delivers images that are effortlessly romantic and chic, telling a story about the start of your heritage in a way that will leave you in awe.


Ladies and gentlemen, the race was not even close. The votes came in and the polls have been counted. I should have predicted this but the Chiappetta’s and De Fazzio’s were looming in the shadows of my blog, just waiting to jump on that voting contest!

So without further ado, here are the portraits from Maria and Brad’s BEAUTIFUL beachfront wedding in Surf City, New Jersey. I will follow this post in the next few days with images of them getting ready, the ceremony, the reception, and some really cool and unique elements of their beachy wedding.

Meet Maria and Brad.

Beachfront wedding photography from a wedding photographer in Hartford who has beautiful wedding photos in CT.

Maria made herself as well as each of her bridesmaids custom designed fairy wings. More on that to come in the next post!

Love her bright flowers!

What beautiful colors for the surf city wedding!

Beachfront wedding by a Connecticut Wedding photographer.

Hand in hand…

Shooting wedding portraits in full sun is always a challenge, especially on the beach, so we decided to find some shade under the trees. 😉

So much love in this photo!

Genuine smiles from Maria and Brad:)

What a good looking couple!

Maria was nothing but smiles all day! On that note, I think pretty much everyone was all smiles all day! THAT is what makes up a “perfect” wedding, in my opinion.

Gorgeous scenery and gorgeous couple!

Beachfront wedding photography is breathtaking

During the reception, we went out on top of the reception venue that overlooks the bay to shoot a few pictures during sunset. It was soooo beautiful up there!

Sunset wedding photography at a Surf City wedding. How precious is this photo?!


Loving the laugher and smile from Maria… you can only imagine Brad’s happy expression:)



Now, all you family and friends of Maria and Brad, make sure you leave a comment below this post and let them know which is your favorite image! The more comments they get, the more free stuff (prints, etc) they win! 😉

  1. Amanda says:

    Alicia, the photos are absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest of them… My favorites? Definitely Maria looking up with her arms around Brad on the beach, the third in the series under the trees, and the final shot. Amazing… 🙂

  2. Lisa Zucatti says:

    I love them all…but the green trees in the background are our favorite!!! So photogenic!!!!
    Love, Lisa & Abby

  3. Linda Chiappetta says:

    #58 is my favorite with Maria’s hand on her hip, but I love them all! Thanks a million. You made my day!

  4. Mary Prouty says:

    Fantastic pictures! They look so happy! I like the sunset pictures and the ones with the wings… Congratulations and best wishes

  5. becca says:

    80 of 229.. the trees pic on the bottom left.
    the expressions on their faces are totally them and the green definitely helps make all the rest of the colors pop

    fantastic job

  6. Kathi says:

    The pictures are amazing! My favorite is the closeup of Maria & Brad at sunset. Awesome! Can’t wait to see more!

  7. Uncle Donny says:

    Great Shots, love em all!
    The colors really pop, Love the beach pictures !

  8. Donna Chiappetta says:

    The pictures are beautiful. To hard to choose a favorite. Love the beach scenes especially the distant shot with Brad and Maria walking the beach. Great tease cannot wait to see more.

  9. Ian Denholm says:

    As always, Brad and Maria enjoy their time together. Now how can you pick a favorite photo out of this bunch? With more to come, I can’t wait to see what other awesome shots where taken.

  10. Connie says:

    I think my favorites (so far) are the ones with Maria’s hand on her hip taken at the park by “Old Barney,” the LBI lighthouse.

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