american hope

In this segment of the GREAT AMERICA! project we celebrate our right to vote.  There are many places in the world where the people don’t get to cast a vote.  There are many places in the world where life is decidedly NOT awesome.  America is not one of those places.  Yes, we have our problems,…

westchester family portraits

I met this lovely family in the VE Macy Park in Ardsley, New York for their yearly family portraits. It was one of those warm fall days where the color of the autumn leaves and the temperature of the air contradict each other. After letting the rambunctious girls run off a little steam in the playground, we…

valhalla lake wedding

This New Jersey bride started her big day off at Tangles Hair Salon while her groom stayed with the guys at hime. They wanted a cool, crisp fall wedding amongst autumn leaves, so they chose the Lake Valhalla Club. Obviously full of fun, they immediately jumped at my suggestion to put them in a sycamore tree for some…

married in matawan

This couple was married in St. Clement Church in Matawan, NJ. After the wedding ceremony, we went to a nature preserve with a vintage Rolls Royce they rented for the occasion for some portraits that highlighted both the car and the autumn leaves.

crest hollow wedding

This wedding took place at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York. The ceremony took place on a windy autumn day, but despite the fall chill, they exchanged vows outside in front of their friends and family before going inside for a blow-out party.

an autumn wedding with country charm

This hip, Brooklyn couple decided they wanted a wedding that was away from the noisy urban sprawl of New York City. So they chose a simple, autumn wedding at Old Westbury Garden’s Orchard Hill, a quaint country cottage in Old Westbury, New York. After the first look, I took the bride and groom for some…

fall family portraits

Tella and Eric wanted to take some holiday family portraits for their Christmas card. I met them and their cute little son in Central Park new the Upper West Side on a chilly November morning before Eric had to go to work. We took an easy stroll, one of my favorite ways to get into…

van vleck house garden engagement

These engagement portraits were taken in the Van Vleck House garden in Montclair, New Jersey. The fall leaves hadn’t yet completely committed to full autumn color, but we did find a nice, yellow tree to take some pictures by. Don’t forget to check out my website, NJohnston Photography and see my wedding rates.

colors of autumn

Some of the time I just need to get out and take pictures for fun. So, while we were staying in Lee, Massachusetts on Goose Pond, I had the opportunity to take my daughter on walks to enjoy the outdoors (something New Yorkers think they are getting when they go for a walk in Central…