Handfasting is a beautiful, symbolic marriage ceremony, or ritual, and 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.
Tie The Knot!
A Fairy Tale Wedding
in Hudson County Park
These two lovebirds transformed our local park into an enchanted winter wonderland!!
Stephanie Petersen Photography has 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.
Dance With Me Studio Bayonne
Faces of Bayonne
The intention of the Faces of Bayonne was to illustrate that Bayonne is a melting pot of people representing a wide variety of cultures from around the world and that we could build a sense of community through our shared experiences. The visual presentation highlighted how similar our experiences have been over the decades... The ultimate goal was to bringing our community together.
The portraits highlighted the diversity of the Bayonne Community. These are the FACES of Bayonne!
To see all of the portraits featured in the Faces of Bayonne public art project visit The Faces of Bayonne/Inside out project webpage.
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.
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!!
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 Torah, lead services, deliver 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.
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!!
Promotional Business Photos
& Product Shots
Need photos to promote your business on Social Media, Websites, fliers, Magazines, etc.?
Here, we have Product shots for Stone Bath Spa Gloves!
Next, we have product shots and a fun portrait shot on location at Sweet Rhodes Home of Confections!
Below, I have a lifestyle portrait and group shot on location at Alma Dream Nails nail salon in Bayonne, NJ.
Bayonne Bridge Photographic Mural at Dennis P. Collins Park
In 2017 Stephanie Petersen was asked to be a part of the improvements at Bayonne's Dennis P. Collins Park at 1st Street. She was asked to cover an ordinary building used for the park's restrooms with an unordinary photographic mural of vintage photographs of the Bayonne bridge. The mural is an unexpected surprise for visitors of the park adding some art into a public space.
How does a mural get involved in an auto accident?! Strange but true, the Bayonne Bridge mural was recently involved in a DUI that damaged both the mural and exercise equipment located near by! But not to worry, thankfully, this project will now be getting a much needed facelift and will return again soon! Stay tuned for updates regarding the upcoming renovation due to take place September 2021!