Alyssa Sweet 16 |La Neve's Banquets | Haledon, NJ

Alyssa’s Sweet Sixteen Was an Amazing Celebration

Alyssa celebrated her sixteenth birthday at LaNeve’s Restaurant in Haledon, New Jersey https://www.laneverestaurant.com . I was lucky enough to be in attendance as official party photographer! It was so much fun meeting Alyssa and her friends and family. I captured the whole Sweet Sixteen celebration with my camera, and I’m so happy with the way that the pictures turned out. I hope Alyssa and her family are, too.

La Neve’s Is an Awesome Venue

I’ve taken photos at LaNeve’s before and it’s the perfect venue for a Sweet Sixteen celebration. This popular NJ banquet hall features full-service catering, caring staff members and a welcoming atmosphere. LaNeve’s is known for hiring specialty chefs for events, so it’s possible to access any type of cuisine at the venue, from Italian to Caribbean and beyond.

This party venue has it all, from dramatic banquet halls with stone floors and waterfalls to celebration rooms with stages, shining marble dance floors and high ceilings. LaNeve’s is an ideal location for parties of all sizes. There’s a party room for every type of event.

I made sure to capture this familiar and beloved venue from many different vantage points, in addition to taking pictures of the birthday girl and her nearest and dearest. LaNeve’s is a place with a host of exceptional backgrounds, so it was very simple to get creative.


Whether I was taking fun and candid shots of Alyssa and her friends as they posed in front of a sparkling, metallic curtain, or photographing the stunning table settings and polished ballroom floor (which was illuminated by glittering crystal chandeliers), I was having fun and feeling inspired. Smiling faces were everywhere, and no one smiled brighter than Alyssa. This was a joyous event in a perfect place, and Alyssa looked wonderful at her LaNeves birthday celebration.

The party had a beach theme that was so appealing. Pretty seashells were displayed in glass containers, and the aqua-blue birthday cake also featured a seaside motif. There was also a fabulous “candy bar”. A long table was loaded with amazing sweet treats that guests could enjoy as they celebrated. This was a party where the needs and happiness of guests were top priorities. Alyssa’s family did such a great job of bringing their vision for this beach-y Sweet Sixteen to fruition.

Alyssa Looked Wonderful at Her Party

Alyssa’s great sense of style was in evidence at the party. She glowed in a silver-and-white catsuit that made her look like a superstar. The catsuit featured a floor-length tulle train. The birthday girl’s glam party look was accented with flat sandals that made it so easy for her to dance the night away. Her age-appropriate party attire was so flattering and fashionable. Her fun outfit was the perfect complement to her radiant smile. I really enjoyed taking portraits of Alyssa and her family and friends. Everyone looked fantastic. Capturing this sort of happiness with my camera is very fulfilling. I love my job because I’m able to record the most joyous and memorable moments in people’s lives.

Alyssa is a bright, warm and wonderful person. It was so great to get to know her. She was also an amazing model, because her natural confidence really shines through. She’s photogenic, and she and her friends looked so good in their party outfits. Everyone dressed up and got into the spirit of the event.

Alyssa’s family also looked incredible, and there were some adorable babies and toddlers present at the event, who looked super-cute in their party clothes. Taking the group portraits was very pleasant, and I also got some terrific shots of the birthday girl on her own. I hope that Alyssa and her family and friends cherish these portraits for a lifetime. They mark such an important milestone in Alyssa’s life!

One of my favorite pictures of Alyssa is a portrait of her standing next to her fancy birthday cake. She’s smiling and looks amazing, and a festive array of white balloons are in the background. This shot really captures the beauty of the event, as well as the natural beauty of the birthday girl. Her outfit matches the party décor perfectly, so all the colors in the picture are complementary. This portrait is one of many special photographs taken on the big day.

Best Wishes to Alyssa and Her Family

I want to extend best wishes to Alyssa and her family. Thank you so much for placing your trust in me. I loved attended the party and being the official party photographer. LaNeves is a beautiful place. Everyone enjoyed the party and made sure that Alyssa felt special on her Sweet Sixteen. I also want to thank Alyssa’s family for being so friendly and welcoming.

This party was unforgettable. I’m so glad I was there to take pictures. Having A sweet 16 ? Please contact me at Hecrrt2009@gmail.com www.hectorriveraphotoography.com for details