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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! :) 

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October 22, 2021

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.

October 20, 2021

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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.

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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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August 29, 2021

Hailey and Chris will be getting married at Running Deer Golf Club next year, even though Hailey swore she would never get married on a golf course! But Hailey fell absolutely in love with the ground at Running Deer Golf Club and for good reason too because it is absolutely gorgeous there! The last time […]

August 29, 2021

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Jaclyn and Richard will be getting married at The Grand Hotel of Cape May next year and I seriously cannot wait for their wedding! These two were nothing but fun and an absolutely pleasure to photograph! Jaclyn and Richard played so much during their engagement session making it so much fun to shoot! They literally […]

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August 6, 2021

I have had the honor time and time again to photograph Cassidy and Joe and luckily I am going to continue to have that honor! I have captured couples portraits at Historic Smithville Village, Cassidy‚Äôs Stockton University graduation portraits, their Proposal at Holland Ridge Farms in the sunflower field, and now their engagement session at […]

August 3, 2021

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Olivia and Robert told me that they wanted to have their engagement session at Steven’s University and then venue to the boardwalk for some city skyline shots in Hoboken, New Jerset. I am not much of a city person, I was born and raised in the country and I basically live in the New Jersey […]

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June 30, 2021

Check out this sunny Island Beach State Park engagement session with Corey and Ryan!

June 26, 2021

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Check out Kait and Nick’s Renault Winery Engagement Session!

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June 22, 2021

You do not want to miss out on seeing this gorgeous sunrise Sea Isle City engagement session with Samantha and Joey!

June 18, 2021

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Check out Hannah and Michaels adorable Sayen House and Gardens engagement session!

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June 12, 2021

Check out this gorgeous Sayen House and Gardens engagement session! We had the most perfect weather in June with glowy sun!

June 8, 2021

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We started Julie and Corey’s session at 5:30 in the morning at the Asbury Park Boardwalk on the beach near the jetty with their adorable pup, Ruth. We ventured into the water for a few shots before making our way to the boardwalk near the Asbury Park Convention Hall. Julie and Corey brought a vintage […]

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May 15, 2021

You’ll want to see this! Check out Victoria and Zachary’s Sayen House and Gardens Engagement Session with their pup Mac!

May 7, 2021

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

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May 3, 2021

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! […]

April 29, 2021

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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 […]

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April 26, 2021

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

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 […]