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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

October 19, 2020

Stephen and I met back in middle school, so quite some time ago! We were good friends back in the day but lost touch when we had to go to different high schools. When Stephen reached out to me back in February, I was both shocked and thrilled that he and his then-fiance, Mary, were […]

October 11, 2020

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Valerie and Jason are so sweet and adorable together! This was my first time meeting Val and Jason and we hit it off instantly! They both have the fun personalities I vibe very well with, which always makes for a very fun engagement session. That is my number one goal during all sessions is to […]

Nikki Bantum

October 7, 2020

These two are finally and officially engaged! I say officially because I did a photoshoot of Cassidy and Joe earlier in the year and blogged it as an engagement session and all their friends and some family started to freak out because they thought Cassidy and Joe were engaged. That was not the case though […]

October 6, 2020

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I have never shot a Stagecoach Inn wedding before and I am so thrilled that I finally have! I need more weddings at this gorgeous venue, for sure! Even though The Stagecoach Inn is over a 2-hour drive from me, it is so worth it! The Stagecoach Inn in Goshen New York is so adorable […]

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October 3, 2020

Kamara and Mark chose to do a sunrise session in Asbury Park and I think it was such a good decision! Even though it rained through almost half their engagement session, these two did a phenomenal job and absolutely rocked their Asurby Park engagement session! I love Asbury Park engagement sessions because there is so […]

September 30, 2020

Nikki Bantum

Jennifer and Mike will be getting married in May 2021 at the stunning Mallard Island Yacht Club which is part of the Weddings of Distinction that offers some of the most stunning venues that South Jersey has to offer! Weddings of Distinction offers 6 amazing South Jersey venues that can accommodate all types of budgets. […]

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September 29, 2020

Sheena and Brian reached out to me about a month ago about capturing their very intimate backyard wedding ceremony and I am so honored that they chose me as their photographer! Sheena and Brian have such sweet souls, it was truly a pleasure to work with these two on their wedding day! Brian and Sheena, […]

September 28, 2020

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I love everything about Scotland Run Golf Club weddings for a multitude of reasons, one of which that the grounds are so pretty and the staff is the best! When Rebecca contacted me, I was thrilled to hear her and Guy booked Scotland Run as their venue! Rebecca and Guy actually live in Florida so […]

Nikki Bantum

September 15, 2020

I have been wanted to do a session under a pier for quite some time now so I was thrilled when Sydney and Robert suggested the pier at the Belmar Fisherman’s Club and Belmar Beach for their engagement session! Where I lived in Florida, we didn’t have piers or even a jetty’s so the beaches […]

September 14, 2020

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I met Megan and Kyle at the Starbucks in Galloway back in March of 2019 to talk about their wedding vision and inspiration. That was the moment I knew we would be a perfect fit for each other, it didn’t take long for us to click together! Obviously they ended up booking me for their […]

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September 7, 2020

These two are getting married!! Brittany was referred to me by my lovely neighbor Cassidy who is actually dating Jonathan’s son, Joe! Brittany and Jon opted in for my mini engagement session and it is the perfect amount of time to capture all the must-have shots while still having some fun with it! Batsto Village […]

September 7, 2020

Nikki Bantum

I met Stephanie, her mom, and sister exactly 1 year from their wedding date for a consultation! Stephanie was in New Jersey for a short period of time and had reached out to me about her and Miguel’s wedding. Stephanie and Miguel had already planned to do a DIY backyard style wedding before the pandemic […]

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September 2, 2020

Jessica and Jesse have the type of personalities that are so warm, bubbly, and full-blown fun! Their session started out as just a normal cloudy day, however we did start to get some rain sprinkles about midway through so we had to break out the clear umbrellas. Let me tell you, a little rain did […]

September 1, 2020

Nikki Bantum

First of all, let me start off by saying that I don’t think the lighting has ever been this good for a session a Sayen House and Gardens engagement session! Oh my gosh, the glow we were getting was like finding a unicorn! I am shooting a Sayen House and Gardens engagement session and I […]

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August 31, 2020

On Saturday, August 29th, 2020 the weather forecast was calling for rain and lots of it! There was actually a tropical storm that was due to make its appearance along the east coast of New Jersey this day! This is not an ideal situation for an LBI wedding! The day started at Hotel LBI for […]

August 29, 2020

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Friday had some very questionable weather for Rob and Genevieve’s engagement session. I was on my way to Deep Cut Gardens in Middletown, New Jersey for their engagement session when basically a hurricane rolled through for most of my drive! Literally, there was a tropical storm making its way over New Jersey on Friday and […]

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August 23, 2020

I love the color purple, really any shade of it is gorgeous! I tend to lean more toward gray tones of colors so the color mauve is arguably one of my all-time favorite colors, especially for a fall wedding color scheme! Mauve, blush, ivory, and gold for a color scheme is marvelous! You could even […]

August 23, 2020

Nikki Bantum

Jen and Mel hosted their minimony at Atlantic City Country Club at their new Skyline Ceremony Site and it was nothing short of spectacular! Mel and Jen have been together for over 10 years, living the military family life. Mel is in the Air Force and is currently living on the other side of the […]

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August 22, 2020

Whoever said that you can’t have dark wedding colors and still have light and airy images was a liar! You most definitely can have both dark, bold, statement-making colors and still have glorious light and airy images! The trick is adding the right amount of contrast. If you desire a moody color scheme for your […]

August 21, 2020

Nikki Bantum

A pop of color for the wedding day can be a bold choice but a decision that is well worth it if planned correctly! If you want to add some life to your wedding, choosing non-traditional bold colors are a fantastic way to have all your guest swooning over all of your details! Including a […]