Wedding Bouquet

Weddings! Handfasting is a uniquely beautiful marriage ceremony, or ritual, that is believed to span several cultures dating back thousands of years. Handfasting is widely accepted as being of ancient Celtic origin and is a nature-related ritual with a spiritual tradition.

The phrase ‘tying the knot!’ and the action of shaking someone’s hand to agree on something, are probably derived from this action of binding the couples hands together, often with coloured ribbon or cord to symbolise their union of love.

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Polish Wedding Blessing

        Tie The Knot!

Wedding Kiss
Wedding Photography!
Wedding Photography
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Wedding Photography!

A Fairy Tale Wedding
in Hudson County Park 

These two lovebirds had a simple City Hall wedding. But that didn't stop them from transforming our local park into an enchanted winter wonderland afterwards!! 

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Bar Mitzvah Photography
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Bar mitzvah is Hebrew for “son of commandment.” When a Jewish boy turns 13, he has all the rights and obligations of a Jewish adult, including the commandments of the Torah. From that date, he will wear tefillin on a daily basis, participate in synagogue services and take his place in the Jewish community. This milestone—called a bar mitzvah—is often celebrated with a ceremony in synagogue, tefillin wearing, and parties. The celebrant may be called to the Torahlead servicesdeliver a speech or otherwise demonstrate his newfound status.

The First Holy Communion is a Catholic ceremony, which marks a child or adult's first reception of the Sacrament of the Eucharist. It is an extremely important event in a Catholic family's life and is marked with celebrations, family gatherings and festive parties as well as gift-giving and special white clothes.

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First Holy Communion

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Baptism

In the Catholic Church, infants are baptized to welcome them into the Catholic faith and to free them from the original sin they were born with. Baptism is the first holy sacrament

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The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. I had the opportunity to work for the Chabad of Bayonne and document their activities, celebration, and lighting of the Menorah at City Hall in Bayonne!

 

Stephanie Petersen Photography teamed up with Dance With Me Studio Bayonne! Stephanie Petersen shot on location at the studio in October taking candid, behind-the-scenes photographs of  the students. 

 

These photographs were available for parents to view during the month of November and orders were taken for prints, collaged prints, posters, and gifts! 


Dance With Me Studio Bayonne.

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 Dance With Me Studio Bayonne

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Wooden Walls Project
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The Wooden Walls Mural Project is a collaborative initiative that brings art to Asbury Park to enrich the socio-cultural and socio-economic landscape in a thoughtful way. By creating a conversation with local, national, and international artists, Sea Change draws attention to the creative spirit that is fundamental to Asbury Park. Wooden Walls uses the resources provided by a community that embraces creative endeavors and is appreciative of public art in order to promote the town’s reputation to this end.

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Wooden Walls

Scouting Events with Pack 27!!

 

Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 27 have been part of the Boy Scouts of America for over 80 years. Meetings take place at Trinity Church Bayonne, New Jersey. Want to become a member? Click Here!!

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The City of Bayonne New Year Balloon Drop 2020!

The City Of Bayonne

HAPPY NOON-YEAR! BALLOON DROP 2020!

Who could have known that the first party we attended in 2020 was going to be the last party we attended in 2020?!

 

The City of Bayonne's Happy Noon-Year balloon Drop Celebration!

It was an event to remember!!

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City of Bayonne Noon-Year's Eve balloon

Behind the Scenes at the 2017 Team Franco OCB Jersey Natural Open

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In 2017 Stephanie Petersen Photography was asked to take candid photographs backstage of  bodybuilders competing in the Team Franco OCB Jersey Natural Open.

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All images are the property of Stephanie Petersen, Stephanie Crabe, and Stephanie Petersen Photography. Unauthorized use of owned images is copyright infringement.