• Wedding and Event Photographer

    Hey there, my name is Jim Powell and I'm an Event and Wedding Photographer. Thanks for stopping by! I shoot Weddings, Mitzvahs, Anniversaries, and more. This is where I show some of the shots from events, and occasionally post some non wedding shots too.

    Looking to learn a little more about my photography? My event and wedding portfolio is here, or you can browse through some of my past events. You can also visit jimpowellphoto.com to see my non-wedding photography.

    I'm based in Hoboken, in North Jersey, but I shoot regularly in South Jersey, NYC, Philly, and Delaware, so if you need a great photographer, let me know!

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Wedding at R2L, Philadelphia – Stuart and Mike

I’ve done photography for a lot of weddings, but this weekend I was down in Philadelphia to photograph my first male gay wedding. Wow, was it a cool dayl!  I couldn’t have asked for a nicer couple to work with.  Stuart and Mike were among the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.

We started off with getting some great couple shots around City Hall, Love Park, the Logan Circle Fountain, and Rittenhouse Square Park. Then… up to R2L, which is on the 37th floor of 2 Liberty place.  What an unbelievable view of the city from up there!  At least, that’s what I thought until we went up another 20 floors to the penthouse of the building for the ceremony.  I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such an impressive wedding location. And if you add great weather, and a beautiful sunset to it… it doesn’t get much better than that for a wedding.  I’m glad I was able to be a part of this one!

 

Central Park Wedding – NYC – Lucia and Felicity

I always love shooting central park weddings, and this one was no exception.  Felicity and Lucia came in to NYC from London for their wedding in Central Park. The ceremony was at the Belvedere Castle, but we actually explored quite a bit of the park that day.  Considering it was still summer I was a little worried about the heat, but I don’t think the weather could have been much better for hiking around Central Park.  Instead of the hot and humid weather that is typical of this time of year, it was surprisingly cool.

 

 

Summer Wedding in Bayonne and Newark, NJ

During one of my first weddings of the summer I found myself out in Bayonne, New Jersey to photograph a wedding for an awesome couple, Lauren and Leo. It was nice and sunny and maybe a bit hot, but fortunately we had plenty of shade (and a nice breeze) in Bayonne Park.  And when we couldn’t find the shade, both Lauren and Leo did their best to endure the heat.  It was really nice having such an easy going couple to work with.  After we spent an hour or so gallivanting around the park, we headed out to the Taste of Portugal in Newark, NJ where the friends and family joined them to help celebrate the day.

50th Anniversary at Davios in Philadelphia – Bob and Barbara

Bob and Barbara had their 50th Anniversary party at Davio’s in Philadelphia last week and I had the pleasure of being their photographer.  It was a really fun event to witness.  You could really tell how happy and honored their friends and family were to be there celebrating with them.  I got to hear fun stories, a personalized song, and even got to watch the guests of honor tear up the dance floor a bit.  Even after 50 years… there was no slowing them down!  It was really nice to see a couple so happy together after all that time.  Here are a few shots from the night.

Priya’s Med-School Graduation Party – Philadelphia, PA

A few years ago I had the pleasure of photographing a 30th birthday party for Priya in Philadelphia, and a few days ago she brought me back to photograph her Med School graduation party.  What an accomplishment!  Definitely a big day to celebrate!  This shoot was just as much fun as the last time I shot for her.  Priya and her friends and family are a lot of fun to work with as they make me feel like more of a guest than a photographer… and that in turn makes it even easier to get great pictures.  She also told me that the blog post after her last event was one of her favorite parts of my last photo shoot with her… I’ve I’ve definitely been slacking a little bit on the blog posts lately, but I promised I’d post one from this event, so here it is.  And I’m going to make a much more concentrated effort to be better about posts moving forward.  Thanks for the kick Priya, I needed it!

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