Alyssa First Communion | American Hotel | Freehold New Jersey

Alyssa First Communion Party – American Hotel, Freehold, NJ


Alyssa’s First Communion Party was very special, and I was thrilled to attend as official party photographer. The celebration of her First Communion took place at the American Hotel in Freehold, New Jersey. This venue was the perfect place for Alyssa’s family and friends to get together and wish her the very best.


First Communion is a sacred event that happens only once. Alyssa’s parents made sure that this event was honored with a fun and wholesome party, which included a beautiful cake adorned with a cross.

Alyssa Looked Lovely in Her White Dress

I made sure to take many portraits of Alyssa in her First Communion dress. She wore her pure white gown with a sparkling tiara, drop earrings, a bracelet, a cross pendant and a sheer veil. Alyssa is very photogenic, with a lovely smile.


Alyssa, you are a natural in front of the camera and I enjoyed taking portraits of you, on your own and with your family and friends. Thanks for being such a great model.

Some of my favorite pics were of Alyssa smiling while holding a beautiful bouquet of pink and white flowers. I took pictures of Alyssa holding her bouquet indoors and outdoors, to capture different backgrounds, lighting and moods. I really love these special, once-in-a-lifetime portraits and I hope that Alyssa and her family do, too.


Alyssa’s parents and brother also looked wonderful on the big day. Her Mom wore an elegant white dress and her father and brother looked dapper in a stylish, dark suits.

The Party Venue Was Exceptional


The American Hotel is an ideal venue for a First Communion Party. This Freehold, NJ hotel is renowned for its New Orleans-inspired look. It’s a boutique hotel with just 20 rooms and it has so much charm. The hotel’s Lobby Lounge, Catering rooms and Market Yard Grille make it a popular Freehold destination.

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Alyssa’s party room at the American Hotel looked truly fantastic. Tables were dressed in fresh white linens, with pink napkins, gold-tone chairs, fresh floral arrangements and gorgeous tableware. The wooden dance floor looked really beautiful. A pretty sign announcing, “Alyssa’s Communion” was a welcoming touch, as were pink and white balloons, a delectable and enticing candy bar and plenty of presents with beautiful wrapping paper, ribbons and rows.


During the party, Alyssa and her father danced. This was one sweet moment that really stood out. There were so many fun party moments to capture, including the moment when Alyssa and her mother cut the stunning, three-tiered cake, which featured a crystal cross topper and Alyssa’s name in silver icing.


Congratulations on Your First Communion, Alyssa


This First Communion party was such a joyous and meaningful event. I want to take this opportunity to thank the family for placing their trust in me. I also want to congratulate Alyssa on reaching this important religious milestone. This party was a rousing success and I loved taking pictures of every special moment. I hope that the First Communion party photos are treasured forever.