Jen Rinaldi Photography

Capturing Life's Fleeting Moments…

Air! June 12, 2009

On May 30th I attended my sister’s agility competition in Freehold, NJ to photograph JoJo & her compete on the course!

My main goal was capturing photos for my sister so she can choose one to blow up on canvas as well as practice my “stop action” technique.

JoJo’s got skillzzzz!  For a lil-legged dog she can really get some air on those jumps!

JoJo & Darlene are a great team!  You can read all about JoJo’s & Darlene’s Agility Journey on their blog:

Click to view the photos LARGE.


Radiant Bride! May 13, 2009

I’m working diligently on the wedding photos for my life-long friend Michelle from her wedding the last weekend in March.

Usually I like to share a sneak peek of the couple but I couldn’t help but share this one photo of Michelle from from tonight’s editing as the sneak peek.

Michelle’s eyes look amazing!  The color one is great but the B&W version just grabbed me!


Just a Lil Sneaky Peeky: Dina & Alex – Spring Lake, NJ Wedding April 16, 2009

Believe it or not when Ilene contacted me over Facebook discussing her sister’s (Dina) need for a wedding photographer I almost said “no” because weddings aren’t normally my specialty.  I’ve photographed a lot of weddings but always in the shadow of the paid photographer, carefully trying not to step on his/her toes and once for a friend  from my photography forum.

But something felt different for some reason and when Dina wrote me so I scheduled time to talk to her about the event.  Once I heard the details I told her to give me a little time to think it over and come up with a package for her.  Dina and Alex to decided to give me a chance and I decided to give wedding photography a chance.

I processed this photo last night of Dina and Alex on Spring Lake Beach in New Jersey with a texture and when I was done I could just feel the drama coming from this moment captured.  I’m a big fan of texture, as you know, and I’m trying to incorporate here and there through my processing of the wedding.  I’m also being very open to all types of processing for the photos so that Dina and Alex have a variety of looks to choose from for their album.

Every since Dina and I first spoke in November we’ve become friendlier and friendlier and I believe that it’s a friendship that will remain well past the photographer/photo processing/album making stages!  I’m happy to have met her and Alex and I’m dying to finish their photo processing and share them all with them! I keep wanting to break my own rules about sending the link to their gallery before I’m done but then I reel myself back in and remind myself that it will be much better to unveil them all at once.

Isn’t love just beautiful?  You’d think they were the only two people on the beach at the moment.  It doesn’t even seem as if myself and my assistant Guitree were standing there right in their face as this moment happened…. 🙂

*Please click to view LARGER*


Communion Season 2009 April 3, 2009

First Holy Communion season is right around the corner.

Have you considered formal portraits of your child prior to that special day?

What about having a professional photographer at your party to capture the special moments that only happen once in their lifetime?

If you’re interested in booking my photography services for your child’s 2009 Communion portraits or party photography contact me at:

Below are a small selection of photos taken during the 2008 Communion season:


T’s First Birthday and THE CAKE! January 30, 2009

Below are some of the shots from T’s first birthday party that I shared a SNEAK PEEK from recently.

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves in order of how they happened!! 🙂

It was quite fun watching the little guy with his very own cow cake!


Ladies of the Civil War January 16, 2009

It’s been a while since I shared photos from the Civil War Reenactment my sister and I attended last April.  For tonight’s blog post I thought I’d mix things up from the usual and share more from the event (Additional photos I’ve posted previously can be seen HERE).  I had to put the editing of this even to the side when jobs started coming in.  I realized last night that I’m halfway done with them and it was time to share more.

This time I thought I’d focus on the “ladies of the civil war period” specifically.  Each woman put some much thought into their character and the details were impressive.



Coming Soon: Tyler’s First Birthday Bash & a Cake All to Himself! January 15, 2009

You may remember Tyler from his Fall portraits in the pumpkin patch (found here) around 9 months of age.

Now Tyler is ONE – how time flies!

The little guy had a cow cake all to himself so you can image what the fun you’ll be seeing soon!