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WELCOME to the Ultimate Edge Blog! I am Nikki and I am a New Jersey based 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 7, 2021

Check out this beautiful Fishermans Cove Spring Lake Engagement Session with Joey-Lynn, Anthony, and their pup!

May 3, 2021

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Oh my gosh, these two are so adorable! Nan and Steve were referred to me by a really good friend of mine, and I am so grateful they chose me to be their wedding photographer! Devine Lake Park in Spring Lake is a beautiful little park that is very close to the beach as well! […]

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April 29, 2021

My couples ask me often for my suggestions on engagement session location ideas. However there are so many locations in New Jersey that I have yet to explore, so I love it when my couples have their own location in mind. This allows me to explore new areas because I love visiting new places that […]

April 26, 2021

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Take a peek at Kristen and Scott’s Barnegat Lighthouse Engagement Session in LBI!

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March 20, 2021

I truly feel like I just captured Jenna and Santino’s engagement session only a few months ago! May would mark one year from when we captured their Asbury Park Engagement Session and I can’t believe it has been almost a year now since I last saw them last! You can view Jenna and Santino’s engagement […]

March 7, 2021

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It is so nice to start off the 2021 wedding season with a couple like Amanda and Vinny! These two are so laid back and go with the flow, it made everything about their day so smooth and easy-going. I have never had a timeline flow perfectly on time before too. We literally started and […]

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January 19, 2021

I am more than thrilled to kick off this blog post by announcing that I will be the first to get married this year before my couples and I can’t wait!! These are all the amazing couples I have the honor to capture this year at some amazing venues! 2021 is going to be such […]

January 12, 2021

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I don’t know what it is, but every time a photographer tries to do a photoshoot for ourselves it always ends up being the crappiest of weather types of days. For our engagement session with Christine Magee Photography, it was raining, extremely overcast, and super humid! Even though the weather was so not in our […]

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January 2, 2021

2020 is a year we can all agree was challenging but there was still so much beauty in all the chaos. It is hard to see the happiness that 2020 did contain, but I promise you it was there! I have compiled a list of the Best of 2020 session where every one of my […]

December 13, 2020

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It is so nerve-wracking when another photographer reaches out for a session. I don’t know why, but it happens to every photographer that captures another photographer’s images! For me, I stress over making sure I can wow them and make them feel as comfortable as I do my couples. Most photographers don’t normally like to […]

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December 12, 2020

One of my couple’s, Fliecea and Charles, referred Brittany and Michael to me and I am truly so honored that they did! Brittany and Michael have the type of personalities that just make you feel so warm and welcomed inside. I instantly knew Britt and Mike were my kind of people! We laughed and played […]

December 8, 2020

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I am pretty sure the day I shot Vicki and Geoff’s Asbury engagement session was the coldest day we have had all fall because it was bone-chilling cold! When I say bone-chilling, I literally mean all three of us were shivering within the first 5 minutes of their session! That is how cold it was! […]

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November 24, 2020

Batsto Village is one of my favorite places to shoot engagement sessions because it offers so much variety with a very rustic but elegant charm! Batsto Village is definitely a popular spot amongst other photographers too because it is free to get inside the park, doesn’t require a permit to shoot there, and pets are […]

November 22, 2020

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Amanda and Vincent chose to do a sunrise session which I personally love because I am more of a morning person than a night owl. Well, depending on who you ask that is! I love the mornings and I wish more of my couples opted in for sunrise sessions because they truly are amazing! Sunrise […]

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November 22, 2020

Last year was my first time doing family portraits for Vanessa and Jesse and I love that I had the honor again this year! Their wonderful children, Austin and Penelope, have grown so much since last year! Check out their Allaire State Park Family Session HERE from last year. Not only did I capture their […]

November 21, 2020

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Sayen House and Gardens is one of my absolute favorite places to go to for engagement sessions because even in the fall or winter months when all the leaves have fallen, it is still such a beautiful place! Michelle and Mark chose Sayen House and Gardens as their engagement session location and as you can […]

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November 19, 2020

My couples take me to some gorgeous places which I am always grateful more because I can’t seem to ever find the time to explore New Jersey and scope out new photoshoot locations. I have couples from all over the Tri-States and I love of them have either their favorite locations that they love to […]

November 10, 2020

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Normally at the beginning of November, it is too cold to do sessions on the beach but believe it or not, the weather was in the 70’s the day we did Boonyanunn (AKA Toon) and Edwards engagement session. We were worried about the weather being a little too cold for us, but we could not […]

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November 9, 2020

Not only did I have the honor to capture Tiffany and Michael’s wedding, but I also did their engagement session about a year ago at the wonderful White Dog Christmas Tree Farm! You can check out their engagement session HERE. I was very excited about Tiffany and Michael’s wedding because I knew it was going […]

November 4, 2020

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Samantha found me through a free engagement session give away that I was running earlier in the 2020 year to try and get more business down in Florida. Obviously, Samantha and Jason decided to go ahead and book me for their wedding day! These two chose to get married on Halloween, which is a holiday […]