Snooki at Seaside Heights NJ

We bumped into MTV reality show sensation Nicole Polizzi "Snooki" yesterday (7/24/2010) at Seaside Heights NJ. The MTV reality show The Jersey Shore was filmed in Seaside Heights New Jersey last year and has returned again this year. Typical reality show drama has surrounded the endeavor and the whole thing has been quite controversial at times.


This was taken very close up by my wife, there is no crop here.


My wife and I along with many other bystanders were actually treated VERY poorly and threatened quite aggressively by Casino Pier security, MTV security and the Seaside Heights police for taking photos of the event. They threatened to kick us off the Pier for taking Snooki pictures. Allot of people were very upset about that and it caused quite a scene.



  • a c 5y

    great job!
  • scottnj PRO 5y

    There was a great article on Freedom of Photography in the Washington Post online:
  • NVS_Inc 5y

    Great article, thanks Scott
  • RuudMorijn>>> pc problems......... PRO 5y

    This beautiful picture is quite rightly chosen for EXPLORE. Congratulations!


    For a quick survey of my work click here: RuudMorijn
  • Carl Johan Heickendorf PRO 5y

    Great capture of a celebrity. Congrats to your wife :-)
    The right to capture in public area is really beeng challenged these years. In England photographers has made big demonstrations. It is legal here in Denmark but guards and some policemen do not always know the rules !
  • taxref PRO 5y

    A very nice capture by Mrs. NVS.

    Making a long story short, I had my own mini run-in with the Seaside Heights Police on Casino Pier about an hour after you took this shot. My wife and I took our grandchildren to Casino Pier that night. I was taking family portraits of us that evening, and my camera was on a collapsed tripod at the time.

    I had no idea that the Jersey Shore gang had (unfortunately IMHO) returned to town. I was approached by an SHPD officer and told no photos were allowed. After some moments of confusion on both our parts, everything was cleared up.

    Still, the only possible legal justification for forbidding photos on Casino Pier would be if the pier owners (I beilieve it is privately owned) had prohibited it. Barring that, if a photographer wanted to press the issue in court the town and/or MTV probably would be found liable.
  • NVS_Inc 5y

    That story boils my blood, not very family friendly of Casino Pier by a long shot, could you imagine Disney or Six Flags banning photography?

    Of course I'm pretty sure anyone can challenge that and win, Once they open their property to the public for commerce I'm pretty sure that we the public bring our civil liberties onto the property with us. We don't leave our civil rights, freedom of expression and other basic liberties at the door, photography included.As far as I can determine the right to take a photo in public cannot be banned, regardless of who owns the property. Anything open to the public with no expectation of privacy is, after all, public domain.
  • matthew vinci 5y

    yes, great!
  • Ashley Ruiz 5y

    Wow great one time chance shot!!!! Love it.
  • Matthew Propst 5y

    Classic shot Heather! Aaron you are a good trainer!!
  • Barbara Nilsson PRO 5y

    Excellent close up together with an interesting story! The reflections are fantastic!
  • Pierre Mallien PRO 5y

    cute close up of a pinky cow girl :-)
  • leighton gleicher PRO 5y

    I love this image. I hate snooki.
  • leighton gleicher PRO 5y

    well, hate is a strong word....
    Snooki annoys me. She is like a mosquito buzzing around my cultural head.
  • rogar94 5y

    Remember to carry a copy of the Photographer's Rights, download from this site! I carry a copy and professional photographer cards with me at all times.
  • NVS_Inc 5y

    sound advice rogar94, thank you
  • a c 5y

    well all I can say is I don't admit Im from the Jersey Shore anymore
  • Tabercil PRO 5y

    This photo is currently being used to illustrate the Nicole Polizzi article on Wikipedia, one of the world's top-ten most-visited websites. Thanks, and congratulations!
  • Rick 5y

    was she drunk here?
    no, not your wife, the pea brain in the photo
    it's a great shot
    you should send your wife out to take some more photos
    she seems like a natural

    p.s. i never saw the jersey shore show before
    until about a month ago
    i couldn't get through one episode
    are those people real asshole or are they paid to act like morons

    oh, i just noticed the wiki comment above
    hey, that's very cool
  • xxlkcxx 5y

    a big giant...SO WHAT?
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