Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Mellow Yellow April 24, 2009

It’s supposed to be a beautiful weekend…I’m excited for the good weather as I head down to North Carolina for few days!

I hope to get some fun photos from the trip.

Enjoy the “sunny” macros below and enjoy your weekend!


Dina + Alex = Married! April 23, 2009

Spring Lake, New Jersey – The Mill:

You recently saw the SNEAK PEEK of Dina & Alex’s wedding and after working on the photos for the past few weeks I finished last night!

I was so excited to share the photos today and hear their thoughts.

I really enjoyed spending the day with Dina and Alex with the help of my lovely friend and assistant for the day – Guitree (Thanks G!!).

*PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Click on the photos to view them larger*

We started the day at the salon:

Then we went back to the hotel so Dina could get her make-up done and get dressed.

I couldn’t decide which I loved most for the RING shots.

I think my favorite is the one featured below but I wanted to share the others too:



Alex was a great sport about posing for his “getting ready” shots.

I always love the “detail” shots so you can remember every special thing about the day!

Dina’s sister, Ilene, helping Dina get ready for the big moment!

Alex patiently waits for Dina to be ready…

A lil sun flare as we headed off to the Spring Lake Beach.

Dina and Alex’s dog Keena is an important part of their life and Alex’s and brother in law made it possible to include Keena in a few photos of their special day.

She was so well-behaved and had so many different expressions in the photos I took of her that it made me smile and think about my own buddy, Lucas, and how important he is to me.

I love this moment with “the family.”

I loved how the wind was blowing the veil.



I can’t get enough of this moment!

Look at how he’s looking at her!

We arrived at The Mill…

The ceremony…

I took a chance here getting a silhouette with the wide angle lens.  It turned out how I had hoped!

You can’t beat the sun flaring through the huge windows behind them making this photo possible!

A few quiet moments before we headed into the reception.

Check out the cake topper!  Keena!

First Dance goodness.

Sweeter than sugar!

And the lovely friend who put Dina and I together, Ilene, my sorority sister from my days at Rider University.

Thanks Ilene for connecting us!

A beautiful end to a beautiful night!


Councilman Charles J. Spicuzzo

Back in January I photographed headshots for my old friend Charlie. 

Charlie and I went to grammar school together at good ol Immaculate Conception School (ICS).  We linked up on Facebook and when he noticed I was a photographer he asked if I would do headshots for him. 

He is a Councilman in Spotswood, NJ (where he grew up) and needed photos for his website (which is under construction) and for future campaign literature, etc.

I was happy to do the headshots for him and it was nice catching up with him after all of these years.  We had a lot of laughs and the session went really well.

*Special thanks to Mike Palmer for advice before I did this session.

NOTE: WordPress is cutting the photos off on the right side so be aware that these are not the crops of the photos.







The Color Purple April 22, 2009


Ahhh, the color purple…just as beautiful to me as the pink flowers I posted a couple days ago.

I’m in love with Macros.  There is something so serene and peaceful about the soft lines and the silky bokeh!

I can’t wait to buy some of these macros on canvas and hang them around my new home (whenever my house finally sells!!)

And I adore just that one little detail in focus.  That’s what makes the macro for me.

*You can click on each photo to view larger*











In a Fog April 21, 2009


Tickled Pink April 19, 2009

I love Spring because that means beautiful abstract macros!!

Spent some time at Colonial Park with the Nikon 105mm VR in the botanical garden.

Unfortunately hardly anything was in bloom so I photographed whatever I could find.

I loooooove this pink!


Happy Birthday to Mom April 17, 2009

My Mom’s birthday is this Sunday and I wanted to give her something personal for her birthday.

I asked her to pick her favorite flower macro photo that I’ve done so I could buy her a canvas of it for her house.

This is the photo that she chose below:

(You can click to view it larger)

I ordered it from Canvas on Demand and it arrived today.

Their work and their service is excellent and always packaged well.

I chose the gallery wrap because I love seeing the photo wrap around the edges and you can see a part of it no matter where you stand.

The gallery wrap isn’t always appropriate – depending on the photo.

If you want the full image to appear on the front of the canvas and not lose parts of it to the sides you can choose black or white or you can even tell them to match a color in the photo.

Happy Birthday Momma!

(PS: I made her hold this up at my cousin’s birthday party. lol)