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WELCOME to the Ultimate Edge Blog! I am Nikki and I am a New Jersey based newborn, boudoir, and wedding photographer. I hope you grab some coffee and enjoy browsing through my latest work, helpful resources, and getting a little peak into my life! I am so glad you have stopped by and I hope to stay awhile! :) 

Nikki Bantum

May 9, 2022

What made you choose Ultimate Edge Photography for your boudoir experience? I loved the portfolio of photos, and after speaking with Nikki, I knew she would be the perfect person to work with. What was your favorite part about your session? The whole experience was awesome. My favorite part was how comfortable so felt during […]

May 2, 2022

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in home newborn session

Oh, Hello there, Little Leonardo! At birth, this little man weighing under 7 pounds was the most adorable little boy I have ever held! He was basically a premie but made it past full term where mama had to be induced. Mr. Leo stayed awake for his whole newborn session, over 2 hours long. I was shocked he stayed awake as long as he did, but we managed to capture some fantastic portraits regardless of him being awake.

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April 27, 2022

Sweet baby Aria has arrived! Aria was beyond the best newborn I have had the pleasure to photograph. why? Because she slept literally the whole entire time! She gave me a few short minutes of wakefulness to capture some of her adorable smiles, but other than that she snoozed the whole session. This is the […]

April 22, 2022

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Jennifer and Mike are another past wedding couple of mine that got married at The Mallard Yacht Club in May of 2021. Jen and Mike already had their sweet little boy and are now welcoming another baby into their family as of this May! I can’t wait to meet their new little bundle of joy […]

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April 18, 2022

My first time shooting at The Mill Lakeside Manor was for Nick and Kait’s wedding, and I am obsessed with this venue! Every square inch of The Mill Lakeside Manor is beautiful and has many picture opportunities! In addition, it also has some of the friendliest staff I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with!

March 20, 2022

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The first time I shot at The Rockleigh was for Daniela and Andrew’s wedding. I was blown away by how beautiful the venue was and how well the staff treated both the couple as well as the vendors. I have worked at some venues that do not treat their vendor staff very well, but this […]

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March 15, 2022

We shot Genevieve’s maternity session at the gorgeous Allaire State Park on a super glowy afternoon. Nothing is better than an amazing golden glow for portraits and we had an abundance of it for Genevieve’s maternity session!

February 20, 2022

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Emily is such a beautiful mama! I shot Emily’s maternity and family session at Deep Cut Gardens and we were graced with some snow. Nothing makes a maternity session more magical then snow!

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December 17, 2021

Danielle and Alex got married at the beautiful Brigalias on December 3rd, 2021. Sadly, I could not be a part of their wedding like originally planned because I was 5 days away from my due date to have baby Maverick! However, I did have…

October 22, 2021

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Deep Cut Gardens is one of my favorite locations to capture engagement and maternity sessions because it has so many photo opportunities within a short walk. Deep Cut Gardens has a bonsai tree, a cottage, a lily pond, greenhouses, and multiple gardens, so the possibilities for stunning portraits are endless at this location.

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October 20, 2021

Brian and Megan booked me as their wedding photographer almost a year and a half before we had the chance to shoot their engagement session! They wanted to do their session at a sunflower field, and since sunflowers only bloom at a specific time of year, we were sort of limited as to when we could do their session.

October 14, 2021

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Brianna and Jace’s rainy October wedding at Scotland Run Golf Club was beautiful from start to finish. Even though it rained most of the day at their wedding, it did not faze these two one bit! If anything, it brought these two closer because of all the snuggles for portraits!

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October 7, 2021

The Chalftone Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey that makes any wedding absolteuly magical! Everything in Cape May is beautiful, but the Chalfonte Hotel offers a beautiful historic feel with so much historty and of course, great food!

September 30, 2021

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These two, Nick and Nikki are such good people! When I shot their engagement session at Belmar Fishermans Pier, I knew that we would click so well together. They both have an amazing down-to-earth personality that makes it so easy to become friends with! They chose the most unique and patriotic colors for their wedding, […]

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September 27, 2021

Being a wedding photographer definitely has you traveling all over the state, venturing to so many different and new venues. I love everything about South Jersey, yet I rarely ever have the chance to work in the area where I live. I have shot at The Reeds at Shelter Haven before I believe back in […]

September 21, 2021

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Sydney and Robert are probably some of the most relaxed and easy-going couples I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Their ceremony took place at the Avon Pavillion that overlooked the beach and their reception was at The Columns in Avon-By-The-Sea. I used to dislike beach weddings but this year has turned me […]

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September 11, 2021

Megan and Richard are such sweet souls! I love it when I meet with a couple for their engagement session and we just instantly click. It is something about our chats leading up prior to their engagement session that gives me strong vibes that we will be a great git for each other. However, it […]

September 8, 2021

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Meg and Ryan are just the absolute sweetest couple and I am so grateful that they chose me to be their wedding photographer! Meg has one of those smiles that truly is contagious and makes everyone around her smile while Ryan has a warm and welcoming personality.

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September 7, 2021

Alex and Robby finally had the wedding of their dreams at Rock Island Lake Club in Sparta, New Jersey!

September 5, 2021

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