Hi! I'm Serena! A little bit fun, a little bit odd, all wrapped up into mint chocolate chip icecream. So I’m that girl. You know, that disney princess style hopeless romantic. The one who bawls her eyes out at a theater, reads way too many fantasy style romance novels, and believes that faeries really did steal your car keys and shove them under the bed.
I'm a Boudoir and Offbeat/Glam Wedding photographer. I believe that every person has a soulmate and that every woman is downright gorgeous and deserves to see it, know it and embrace it. I absolutely love my job. It’s the only job where I can be the artist I am while getting to meet and make amazing new friends, experience love over and over on a wedding, and see stress and self-doubt melt right off a woman at a boudoir session all while getting to edit in my PJs with my fur babies on my lap.
Soufflé tootsie roll tart lemon drops brownie macaroon. Gingerbread cotton candy powder toffee chocolate cake gummies chocolate candy. Gingerbread halvah caramels oat cake. Brownie tiramisu chocolate jelly beans bear claw chocolate cake sesame snaps sweet cupcake. Chocolate bar macaroon cookie chocolate sweet danish cookie. Fruitcake cotton candy topping ice cream sweet roll dessert bear claw. Candy cotton candy croissant chocolate muffin.
I’m a musician, artist and photographer with way too many other hobbies to count. I love hanging out with people and creating art with people. Now, I get to live out that dream, meeting new people and creating art with my incredible wife, Serena.
I’ve been learning photography from Serena for about 9 years and counting. It’s grown to be a huge passion of mine over the years.
My favorite part of my job is waking up every morning, finding myself lying next to the most beautiful woman in the world, totally surrounded by dogs and cats. I don’t know how they all manage to get wrapped together on the bed while I’m sleeping. They are ninjas.
Serena is typically at her computer working by the time I’m fully awake. It takes me at least an hour to wake up and coffee is definitely the second love of my life. Serena is usually up working on something for the first 36 hours of the day. Seriously, she’s a workaholic. We’re always talking out ideas over breakfast and TRY to do all the things we could never do when I worked my 9-5. Working together gives us the creative outlet and flexibility to grow as a team; the harder we work toward our dreams.
I feel like wedding photography has chosen us both based on the things we enjoy in life. We love our clients and many of them have become some of our best friends. We both enjoy the arts. We both love a challenge and we both love pushing each other to get better and learn new techniques. I do have to say, however, that working together is like an uphill race that she always seems to win because, everything I do, she somehow does better. But who could resist that face?
1. I’m a musician, producer and composer. I’m currently working as composer on a couple independent films. (My dream since I was a child)
2. I love horror and science fiction, survival horror video games and online RPG’s
3. I eat the cereal at the bottom of the box
4. I spin fire Poi
5. I love medieval reenactment (Serena dragged me in and now I’m hooked)
6. Yard work is fun!
7. Favorite movies and TV shows: I could go on and on about this. Let’s talk over lunch.
8. I have a secret addiction to office supplies.
9. I’m a human garbage disposal, except beets. I hate beets.
10. I’m left handed and right footed.
11. I severed four fingers off on my fretting hand when I was eighteen and had them reattached. Guitar is still my main instrument.
When I was 9 years old, I was pulled out of academic classes for 2 hours each day to get one-on-one art instruction. During High school I continued my art education by taking part in an Art Academy by Salem County Vo-Tech. I also became involved in music, learning to play a variety of instruments over the past 17 years. After High school, I continued my art studies at Pat Witt’s Barn Studio of Art and also began to pursue writing and recording music. During college I became a member of the Student Photographic Society and National Association of Photoshop Professionals to gain more knowledge in photography and Photoshop. I earned a degree in Graphic Design from Cumberland County College. In the art field, I specialize in realistic graphite drawings. As a Photographer, I’m two merits towards my Master Degree from Professional Photographers of America and have won several imaging excellence awards from Guild of Professional Photographers of Delaware Valley. I’ve continued my training over the past few years by marrying the prettiest, most talented photographer I could find.
Every once in a while,
right in the middle of Ordinary life,
Love gives us a Fairytale.
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Running Deer Gold Course
David's Country Inn
Running Deer Gold Course
Harry Potter Barn Wedding
Victorian - Massachusetts
PA Renaissance Faire
All Packages Include:
At least 8 hours of coverage with Serena Star
A Second Photographer and Assistant
Timeline Building to make your day run smooth
Full size Digital files via Digital Download (or USB) with print rights
One year online gallery for you to share with your family and friends
Sneak Peak teasers within a week of your wedding
All boudoir sessions include:
2-3 Outfit Changes, One professional Makeup with lashes, 2-3 hour session (including makeup time), 10-12 image 5x7 "Little black Book" Album. Upgrades are available.
Serena is absolutely amazing! My husband and I knew we wanted her to shoot our wedding from the first time we met her. She is professional, talented and really knows her stuff...a huge bonus is that she is also super sweet! Planning a wedding and coordinating vendors is so stressful, but working with someone like Serena was just the best. Her prices are so reasonable, she takes so many photos and they are all gorgeous! We used Serena for both our engagement photos and the wedding, both sets turned out stunning. She knows exactly when to get the best light and it shows in her work. What we really loved about her is that she takes time to get to know the couples she works with; to see what's important for her to capture on the day and to show a little bit of our personality as well. What you don't realize is how much time you spend with your photographer on your wedding day, so you should pick someone that you feel comfortable with and get along with. We all had so much fun hanging with Serena, her husband, Dave and her assistant. Recommend them 1000x over!!
know the couples she works with"
"she takes time to get to
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Serena for both our engagement photos as well as our wedding and I wouldn't have it any other way. When planning for our engagement session we wanted to incorporate a pin-up style Minnie & Mickey theme since we got engaged in Disney. Serena didn't only do an amazing job, but completely nailed our expectations. Our wedding was three months later and in-between that time Serena was an essential asset to our planning. She has incredible talent with save-the-dates, invitation design, and a true eye for what the wedding day was supposed to look like. My husband and I were blown away with her ability to convert our visions to realities. We also had the pleasure of working with Serena's new service of videography- which turned out to be something I couldn't imagine myself living without. Even though our wedding day was only one day- Serena has made memories that will last us a lifetime!
ability to convert our visions to realities"
"blown away with her
My husband and I absolutely loved having Serena as our wedding photographer! She and her husband are a great team! From their pleasant demeanor and creative energy to their professional preparedness and beautifully taken photos, it was such a wonderful, memorable experience having them shoot our wedding. Me and my bridal team were so behind schedule getting our makeup done and Serena took the initiative to speak with our limo drivers and present me with options of where to take our portrait photos and still make it to the ceremony all time. This was above from what I expected her to do and I'm so grateful to her for it because I was able to keep my sanity and we were able to take our amazing photos and be on time! An additional bonus is the turn around time for photos!! I didn't expect to get them as soon as we did; AND she also provides teaser photos soon after the wedding so that you have something to look at in the meantime!! Serena is amazing and I highly recommend her to others as the TOP wedding photographer in the area!
memorable experience having them shoot our wedding"
"it was such a wonderful
Serena was amazing!!! We were such a mess planning our wedding. The date changed at least three times! She was so good about being flexible and helping keep me calm. She wasn't just there as our photographer, she was there to help with anything and everything - offering up suggestions when we didn't know what to do next and were panicking trying to plan our special day. Serena's photos turned out beautiful (as always!) and are always so unique. She worked with OUR style to make our photos special. We love her and would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone! She has such a wonderful energy about her. Just ALL SMILES!
our photographer, she was there to help with anything and everything.
"she wasn't just there as
This was by far THE BEST.MONEY.SPENT.ON OUR WEDDING.With cost, she was fair, especially for what she provides. She gives all of the photos that come out, allows downloads at your leisure, and takes a huge selection. She personally is one of the sweetest people we’ve met who was able to make us feel comfortable and relaxed which was huge on our wedding day as my wife's dress zipper broke. Serena helped significantly by keeping her calm. On the wedding day, her assistant was on time took extraordinary pictures of our wedding accessories around our house that matched our wedding theme making our first home part of our wedding day. She then, ala Serena, made everyone feel comfortable for a great set of photos with the groomsmen. During the ceremony, they were barely noticeable but amazingly skilled at getting perfect candid photos and prepared a list of portraits for after. What we appreciated was that she emailed and planned this out well beforehand. During the reception, they kept us on schedule, getting the photos we wanted but the best part was that while we were eating, etc she looked for amazing pictures to take which made us feel that she really cared.When it began to snow, she got us and took photos that looked like a fairy tale which made my wife unbelievably happy.And even when she was technically done, Serena kept taking photos. You can’t pay enough for her passion and love. People say that the DJ, food, etc is important for a good time but I really feel like its the people. For us, having our loved ones together, we could have had fun anywhere. The thing we couldn't replace was Serena. There is no doubt in my mind that she was the perfect and only person for the job. NO ONE could have done better in my mind and I will only use her in the future for any and all events we want photographed. So if you have any event, YOU NEED TO BOOK WITH SERENA!!!.NOW!!.we would have given her a 100 star rating and written more if I could.
on our wedding."
"BEST money spent
One of the best decisions we could have made during the entire wedding planning process was booking Serena Star Wedding Photography. Not only did our pictures turn out beautifully - but she was incredibly easy to work with from beginning to end. From scheduling meetings and engagement photos, to the last minute pictures we wanted the day of the wedding, she was incredibly flexible and easy going. This is her passion and it is reflected in her work. We highly suggest meeting with Serena and booking her for any upcoming photo needs you may have - she's worth every penny!
to work with from beginning to end."
"she was incredibly easy
My husband and I were absolutely thrilled with the work of Serena and Dave. Not only was she super helpful in the months leading up to our big day they also nailed our vision for what we wanted. We get so many compliments on our photos and style that makes them unique. I would never use another photographer, we are customers for life!!
use another photographer, we are customers for life"
"I would never
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