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On the eve of Independence Day, I just wanted to share this photo that’s an oldie but a goodie. I shot these fireworks being launched from barges on the New York Harbor between Liberty Island and Ellis Island as part of the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display from Port Jersey Boulevard in Jersey City, […]

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The Liberty Science Center at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J., is hands-down one of my favorite places to visit so I was thrilled when Rachelle and Tim chose me and my hubby, Max, to photograph their wedding there last April after we were recommended to them by Tim’s brother, Tom, a former co-worker […]

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Wow! I’m so honored to have won a Wedisson Award for the month of April 2015. This photo is from the Long Island, N.Y., wedding of Jessica & Eric. See more stunning wedding images by other photographers on the Wedisson website.

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I’m happy to share that this photo from Allison and Scott’s Patriot Hills Golf Club wedding in Stony Point, N.Y., won in the international Wedding Photojournalist Association’s 2014 Quarter 4 Photography Contest. It is always exciting to win an award, but I also consider it a greater honor to be allowed to document people’s milestones, […]

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So proud to share that I and my colleagues at The Jersey Journal newspaper have been honored with 16 state awards in the 2014 Better Newspapers Contest sponsored by the New Jersey Press Association, including a First Place win in the News Picture Story category for my photo coverage (below) of the funeral for Darren Maurice ‘Reese’ […]

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I had the privilege and honor of photographing another former newspaper colleague’s wedding. Paul, a former reporter at The Jersey Journal, and Meredith are high school sweethearts who met and fell in love at Ridgewood High School so it was only natural that they had their “first look” and portraits shot there. Their ceremony was […]

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Photos from Rachelle and Tim’s engagement session at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, N.J. So excited to photograph this nice couple’s wedding at the Liberty Science Center this year! During the engagement session, a passerby who just happened to be carrying a cardboard cut-out of a heart, let Rachelle and Tim borrow it for […]

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My first wedding blog post of the year is a personal one. When my cousin, Angela, announced she was getting married to her boyfriend, Jared, I told her that I would love to photograph her wedding, that it would be my present to her. She was thrilled and so was I. It would be a […]

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  • Eric Wong ( Your friend from Bella Pictures)January 20, 2015 - 4:38 pm

    Hey Reena,
    How are you doing? Hope all is well!
    What an impressive job!!! Great story telling!
    —ericReplyCancel

    • ReenaJanuary 20, 2015 - 9:08 pm

      Thanks, Eric! Hope you are doing well.ReplyCancel

Here are some of the best images that I’ve taken for The Jersey Journal in 2014. Sadly, there had been quite a few funerals, but there are lighthearted moments as well. I hope 2015 will bring more of the latter. Some photos link to a longer post. Just click on the photo to see more. […]

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  • Joan TerrellDecember 5, 2015 - 6:30 am

    Take time to browse through these photos taken by Reena Rose Sibayan of the Jersey Journal. Amazing shots! She has a good eye.ReplyCancel

    • ReenaDecember 9, 2015 - 8:55 am

      Thank you, Joan! And thanks for looking!ReplyCancel

It’s already almost halfway through 2014, so forgive me if I’m only finally getting around to updating my blog with some of my favorite news images from last year taken around Hudson County, N.J. for The Jersey Journal (including one image I took just for my own). One set of images, taken in November when […]

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In 2012, Katelin wrote to me, “My sister, Ashley, referred me to your website regarding a wedding photographer.  You took the photographs of my sister’s wedding on June 6, 2009, and we were very happy with the pictures. Now it is my turn, I am getting married on Oct. 5, 2013 and would love to work with […]

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Happy New Year! I thought I’d start off  2014 by posting this wedding shot last year because, well, there were sparklers involved. And also, these warm-weather photos may help ease your winter blues. I love photographing outdoor weddings so I was excited when Nicole and Rob chose me and my husband, Max Pasion, to be […]

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One of the more memorable weddings I have covered so far is that of my co-worker, Terrence,  a reporter at The Jersey Journal, to his boyfriend, Greg, a café manager at Barnes & Noble, on Sept. 7, 2013. The intimate and casual affair attended by their closest friends and relatives took place at The Maplewood […]

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I always consider it a personal honor when a family wants me back to be their photographer. Two years ago, I was thrilled to photograph the wedding of my former co-worker, Michele, to her boyfriend, Tom. This year, it was Tom’s sister, Lisa, who tied the knot with her fiance, Ryan, on Sept. 1, 2013. […]

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JERSEY CITY, N.J., DEC. 13, 2013 — Seven F/A-18 Hornet aircraft piloted by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration squadron flew by One World Trade Center in New York City, as seen from across the Hudson River at Exchange Place in Jersey City, for a promotional photo shoot. Six of the fighter jets flew […]

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