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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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January 12, 2021

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 […]

January 2, 2021

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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 […]

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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 21, 2020

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 […]

November 19, 2020

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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 […]

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November 10, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

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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

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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 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 7, 2020

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]