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    We are Brooke and Eric, husband and wife, the photographers, the passionate and fun loving team, the BE in Be Creative! Our job is to document the happiest moments of peoples lives. The purpose of this blog is to share some of our favorite images and acknowledge the wonderful people we get to meet. Eric was named one of the top photographers in the world by the WPJA and Brooke is also an international award-winner. But most importantly we love what we do, the people we get to know, and we hope it shows through our work. This blog is brand spanking new as of 2010. We have many years of work cataloged on our old blog too so please go take a peak.

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted any personal photos on the blog. I thought I’d kick off the summer with a snippet from our recent trip to Jamaica. This trip was a “Happy Mother’s Day Trip” to me and I enjoyed every second. My wish was for no cooking, cleaning, social media, email or iPads. Many thanks to my husband and kiddos for making my wish come true. I read two books, I ate too much, I gushed over my two children. We snorkeled, sailed, ate, played in the pool, and ate some more. We left the kids at the Kids Club so Eric and I could have some romantic walks and swims on this beautiful beach. We don’t get to do vacations like this often but when we do, we never regret it!

kids beach portraits

We did not take many pictures at all. We were focused on being present and not ruining our phones/cameras in the water or sand. I was ok with that during the week, but now that it’s over I wish I had more. We did take out the Nikons for a quick session on the beach and I’m so happy we have these. Through these photos I can feel the air, sand and sea. And I’ll always remember this time, the innocence of my children, the unconditional love, the joy and laughter.

kids beach portraits

kids beach portraits

So here they are. Marlie (6) and Miles (3). Marlie is a spunky little Kindergartener who recently lost her first tooth. She loves dance, soccer, T-ball, the outdoors and art. Miles is a happy little three year old. He loooooves his big sister. He is rapidly learning his ABC’s, numbers, colors and new concepts that surprise me every day. He’s very proud that he has recently learned to use the potty. He literally says, “I’m so proud of me”. I’m proud of him too and so happy I will never have to buy any swim diapers for him! I’m sure many moms can relate to this excitement. These kids truly are the best of friends. I can’t even begin to describe the joy it brings when I see them together like this.

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kids beach portraits
kids beach portraits
kids beach portraits
kids beach portraits
kids beach portraits
kids beach portraits
kids beach portraits
kids beach portraits

That’s all for now. Looking forward to another wonderful year of photographing some amazing Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Engagements and families!

Wedding at the Crystal Plaza – Jen + Allan

 

“Bliss” was the theme of this wedding. From Jen’s beautiful and infectious smile and Allan’s complete adoration for his bride, the joy and love was overwhelming. After photographing Allan’s sisters wedding years ago, we wouldn’t dream of missing out on the chance to be a part of another one of this families amazing celebrations!  We are just so happy for you all! Crystal Plaza was the perfect venue for such a glamorous wedding. We want to thank you all for trusting us with your memories and inviting us to document another momentous occasion for your family. Wishing Jen and Allan eternal BLISS!  With Love, from Be Creative Photography

 

Ceremony & Reception:  Crystal Plaza
Floral Design:  Anna’s Flowers
Reception Music:  Doug & Eddie Entertainment
Hair:  Shawn Melvin
Shoes:  Jimmy Choo
Dress:  Kenneth Pool

Pixil Studio - Great colors. Beautiful work

Linus Moran - A dream wedding beautifully captured. Love the shot of the guys toasting – great expressions captured!

Dan and Melissa - Love the cake shot!

David @ AiP Creative Photography - Wow, what a wedding! I love the colored lights at the reception — beautiful!

Ernie Savarese - Wow.. You guys are awesome!!.. This wedding looks amazing, stunning photography!! Your work is very inspirational!! Thanks

Bryan Jonathan - WOW- what a dress. Beautiful photos!

Julia + Eric’s Wedding at The Yale Club

Congratulations to Julia & Eric! It was pure joy and love on their wedding day.

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Yale Club Wedding Portraits
Yale Club Wedding Photos
Yale Club Wedding Floral Arrangements
Yale Club Wedding Photos
Yale Club Wedding Photos
Ceremony and Reception:  Yale Club NYC

Photography: Be Creative Photography

Cinematography: Michael Justin Films

Stylists: Styles on B

Music: The Joel Young Band / Hank Lane

First Dance Song: “Got To Get You Into My Life” – The Beatles

Flowers: Marian Kelly at Fine Flowers by Kelly and Co

Invitations: Paper Works and Events 

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Dress: Anna Maier

Bridal Shop: Hitched Salon

 

Eric Lagstein Wedding Photojournalist WPJA Award Winner

It is with great joy that I am posting my hubbys award winning images from The Wedding Photojournalist Association. Congratulations on these amazing shots Eric!

1st place in the Musicians and DJs Category

11th Place in the Mobile Devices Category

20th Place in the Details Found category

 

Although the above images took the prize, here are more worthy photojournalistic moments that are equally as awesome!

Fall Foliage Family Portraits, NJ

What happens when you schedule your fall foliage family session in advance?

You get first dibs on securing a day like this one!!!!

Last year we had the pleasure of photographing families on some of the most glorious fall foliage days of the year. Nothing beats the golden sunlight reflecting through orange and yellow leaves of the autumn trees. Now I sound like a photography nerd and I’m guilty as charged! If you are interested in a fall family or children’s session please don’t hesitate to call and secure your date. It’s not too early!

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What a gorgeous day to take family photos!

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One of our all time favorite fall foliage children’s portraits. Eric found the perfect spot to pose these siblings!

fall foliage kids portraits

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Our newest model in this family of three is sporting some gorgeous faux fur and a pretty ribbon. Great job choosing such cool outfits mom!

nj boys portrait newsboy hat

Doesn’t get cuter than a toddler in a newsboy cap and a sports coat! Wonderful idea for a boys portrait

outdoor boy portraits

This bow tie and velvet jacket is priceless.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding, Jaclyn and Josh

I’m thrilled to blog Jacklyn and Josh’s wedding from Pleasantdale Chateau, a glorious summer affair. The lovely couple, the story the images tell, and the beauty of the venue makes me so happy! I absolutely adore the detail of Jaclyn’s dress and her beautiful, long veil in this first shot.  The groom Josh had a few moments that literally brought tears to my eyes. One of my favorite details provided by Jaclyn was that she gives her mom complete credit and title of the wedding planner. How sweet, what a mom! Take a look and tell me what you think of this beautiful summer wedding!

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Pleasantdale Chateau has the most luscious green landscape for bride and groom portraits.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Just look at Jaclyn delighted to be ready for her wedding.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

The bridesmaids share the joy. It’s wedding time!

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

 

Crisp black and white details adorn the groom and groomsmen.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

One of our favorite locations at Pleasantdale is the beautiful window seat.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Definitely one of my favorite moments as the bride and groom have their reveal on the winding stairwell of the Pleasantdale Chateau.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

This is one of those groom moments that brings tears to my eyes. When he sees the bride for the first time. So sweet.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Sometime’s the bride and groom’s first meeting is private. But during times like this, when the family and friend’s get to watch, these reaction shots are priceless.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

We love the flower girl’s headpiece, they look so proud and excited for their very important job.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

It’s always a special moment when the guests watch the bride coming downy he aisle. Lot’s of eyes welling up with tears. The outdoor ceremony at Pleasantdale is always stunning.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Simple, sweet, perfection describes this moment during the garden ceremony at Pleasantdale.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

The ceremony was filled with moments of authentic joy and love.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

The towering centerpieces were elegant, delicate and the perfect touch adorning the ballroom.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

A beautiful moment during the first dance that highlights the cathedral ceiling of the ballroom at Pleasantdale Chateau.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding
Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Ceremony and Reception: Pleasantdale Chateau
Photography: Be Creative Photography
Cinematography: Tim Kuder for Montclair Studio
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Stylists: Blush Makeup Studio & Boutique
Music: Hank Lane, Russ Bennett Band
First Dance Song: Swept Away by the Avett Brothers
Flowers: Crest Florist
Invitations: All The Best Invitations
Shoes: Nina
Dress: Watters
Bridal Shop: RK Bridal
Groomsmen Attire: Biltmore Tuxedos, Ridgewood NJ
Wedding planner: Mom, Lois DeMais

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