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tRUE ROMANCE

This is

"why else are we here if not to live with unreasonable passion for things"

to capture the magnificence of life's stories itself as its been written.  Between every breathtaking kiss, every genuine smile, every soulful moment, and every beautiful milestone -  the click of the shutter allows us to freeze it into truly an eternity.  Enjoyable for our eyes now and to hold as collectible for generations.  This is our belief.  This is our manifesto.  

Predestined in Love, what does it mean?  The name is inspired by Ephesians where it says "In love, He has predestined us."  It's a play on words that romanticizes the idea that the stories of our destiny have been prewritten in love.  Every love story deserves to be told, in its most unique, powerful, and heart compelling way.  This idea has impacted a calling of photography,

Our purpose

meet the artist

 Capturing Love Stories

After graduating from The Fashion Institute in NYC, is really when I believe destiny redirected my path from dressing brides to being more intimately involved in capturing the heart of their most momentous day through photography.  Mostly attracted to the divine aesthetic of film and capturing love in the most timeless, truly romantic and genuine state.  I have an old soul and aim to get those classic images that you can have hanging on your wall for generations to come, as inspired by my grandparents' wedding photo that I am truly enamored by.  I'm there to be your friend and family, to help make your day as beautifully remembered, seamless & as enjoyable as possible. 

"Remember the flowers and how God dressed them."

sandra cristina

WANDERER, CREATOR, DREAMER, lover of romance

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weddings

engagements

capturing authentic, timeless, natural moments.

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CURATing BEAUTY TO STIr THE SOUL


Beauty is a light 
in the heart. 
- Kahlil Gibran 

Predestined in Love Principles

CAPTURING MOMENTS THAT LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Maya Angelou

Predestined in Love Principles

To believe in the purity of light and love


I look at her and light goes all through me. 
- Charles Bukowski

Predestined in Love Principles

BECAUSE YOU'll NEVER REPLACE A CLASSIC.

In a world of trends, 
remain a classic. 
- Iman

Predestined in Love Principles

Where are we located?

My Photography Studio is located in my charming small home town in South River, Central NJ - just about an hour drive or train ride away from NYC.  Servicing the Tri-State Greater NYC area as well as multiple states within the US, and destinations from Vancouver-Canada, France & Portugal -Europe, DR in the Caribbean Islands to South Africa for weddings, engagements, boudoir, styled shoots, editorials, lifestyle sessions and more.

We are available & equipped to travel worldwide.   

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How long have we been photographing weddings?

I have been photographing weddings professionally for going on 7 years, having a storefront studio for a combined total of 2 years, and having photographed over 80+ weddings since.  I have been featured on The Knot & Trendy Bride magazine spreads and look forward to submitting more work for publications in 2020.  Yearly attending prestigious fine art wedding photography workshops and masterclasses, my goal is to never stop learning and to push to greater heights within the film photography industry.  

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How do we describe our style?

Classic, Chic, Timeless, Romantic.. 
Authentic, Natural, Breathtaking, Beautiful..
I live for photos that touch the heart, 
that don't just stay on your phone but is printed and hung on the walls of your home for years until passed down to your children's children. 
I love to photograph in film and color correct my digital images to emulate the look of film.

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What are we inspired by?

I love taking inspirations from Old Hollywood Films and High End Fashion magazine clippings when focusing on the time allotted for formal portraits.  Outside of those poses, I also do love to capture natural moments and candids as they occur all throughout a wedding day - making sure to give you a well rounded wedding gallery where you feel like you're both movie stars of your own love story.



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What are our packages?

I call my photography packages, "Collections" which can be found by clicking on the Investment link in the menu line above. 

Full Wedding Day Collections begin at $5,000 including 8 hours of photography service with an assistant photographer.   Wedding Collections can be customized to fit all you have envisioned for your wedding day, the amount of hours, & albums.

Destination Weddings, all weddings outside of NJ/NYC/PHILLY, will have an additional travel fee. 

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What type of photographer are we?

I would describe myself as an intimate portraiture photographer.  I tell all of my clients, that once we we meet and I photograph you, we become friends for life.  I am there for you.  Every step of the way.  From the beginning with helping in your planning however way you need and there at your wedding day to help you in between shots to add ease and comfort.  Every bride, couple, & wedding is unique and truly special, therefore is treated in that way. 

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friends for life?

Yes, & I very much mean it!  I don't believe in just photographing your wedding simply as a business transaction.  As a romantic shooter, I put a lot of my own soul into photographing so many sweet moments that I truly leave a place in my heart for every couple.  What I love most is for the couples I've followed journeys of from their engagement shoot, to their wedding, following their maternity and newborn - growing along with your family and capturing these precious milestones is an honor and the sweetest thing in the world to me. 

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What's the booking process?

Weddings typically book a year to 6 months in advance and reservations are limited.

Event dates are held with a 50% non-refundable retainer along with a signed agreement.  Once booked, I send you a welcome package, work on your wedding timeline together, and we'll stay in constant communication until your wedding day and thereafter until your gallery is all delivered!  

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WHen & How will you receive my images?

Every wedding is presented and shared through a private online gallery, intentionally curated with high resolution images documenting each event of the day. Depending on your wedding size, and the amount of time hired for, I share a generous number of photos - all digital images go through my editing style to match the film images taken on the day of.  You can expect more than 100 images per hour.  All colored images are also duplicated in black and white as a courtesy to choose from.  Gallery's are complete within 3-4 weeks of your wedding day.


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Cheers!

Let's meet & toast to your wedding day!  Please make sure to inquire with any additional questions as I'd be happy to meet you and talk over any points regarding your wedding day plans. 

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All wedding packages will be created A La Carte to ensure an excellent and truly memorable experience.

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