Wedding Bouquet

        Tie The Knot!

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.

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Champagne toast!
Handfasting Tie the Knot!
Polish Wedding Blessing
Wedding Kiss


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 will be available for parents to view during the month of November and orders will be taken for prints, collaged prints, posters, and gifts!  Order form's are available below to view and print or you can pick up your order form in person at 
Dance With Me Studio Bayonne.

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 Dance With Me Studio Bayonne

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Faces of Bayonne

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The Faces of Bayonne was a public art project, part of The Inside Out Project, curated by the Bridge Art Gallery, and photographed by Stephanie Petersen.

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.

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The City of Bayonne New Year Balloon Drop 2020!

The City Of Bayonne


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!!

City of Bayonne Noon-Yer Balloon Drop!
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City Of Bayonne Noon-Year's Eve Party
City Of Bayonne Noon-Year's Eve Balloon
City of Bayonne Noon-Year's Eve balloon
City of Bayonne Noon-Year's Eve balloon
Business Promotional Photography

Promotional Business Photos

Need photos of your business for promotion on Social Media, Website, fliers, etc? I can totally do that!

Here, 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!

Business Promotional Photos!
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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. 

2021 UPDATE!

Due to a recent auto accident that damaged both the mural and nearby exercise equipment this project will now be getting a much needed facelift! Stay tuned for updates  regarding the upcoming renovation due to take place June 2021!

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

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 infringment.