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Conversation at a recent bridal show

June 20, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
We were at the GardenState Expo Center for a Bridal Show. Excellent show. Many couples attended. We had a lot of great conversations, including one in particular. One father was looking over our work and said that our work was the best of the show. I thanked him and we conversed a bit more before he left our display area. Now, I know photography i...
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What is a Certified Professional Photographer? Let's find out.

June 17, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Certified Professional Photographer and Photographic Craftsman These days, photography is practiced by anyone with a smartphone, but it's mastered by few. When it comes to those once-in-a-lifetime moments—when you've got one shot at getting it right—you better make sure the person behind the camera is a pro. A proven professional photographer. T...
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Helped a friend with a wedding.

June 13, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
From time to time, Lauren and I help our photography friends with their weddings. There is a local photographer we help occasionally, and a photographer in Delaware we also help when she needs. Recently I drove to Delaware to help our friend Erica of Erica Beck Photography. We photographed a wedding for a friend of hers. Working with my friend Er...
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Photography program with Rick Ferro and Rick Friedman

June 10, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Recently I had to opportunity to go to a photography program and study/help out with amazing, nationally known award-winning photographers. Rick Ferro, who is a Disney photographer. Rick Friedman who works with Celebrities, from actor, politicians and more. We worked with studio portraits, location portraits, brides and groom models, and teen mod...
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One of the funniest things I have heard a bride say on her wedding day.

June 06, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
One of the funniest things I have heard a bride say on her wedding day. As we were photographing the marriage license and Ketubah signing, at the conclusion, the Cantor announces, "Congratulations, you are officially married." The bride blurts out "OH, SH!! OOPS." OMG. We all laughed out loud. The couple will have a funny story to tell their kid...
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Something that happens when we photograph a wedding.

June 03, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Lauren and I have been a team for a long time. We work well together and usually know where the other is so we're not in each other photos. Occasionally, we catch the other in the background, inadvertently. This was one of those times. I was on one side of the door and Lauren on the other. She peeked around to see if I was done or about the change...
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Another engagement session.

May 31, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
This was an "End of the year" engagement session, for lack of a better work. They are getting marring in mid-April, and we wanted to get their session in before the weather got TOO cold. We went to Sayen Gardens in Hamilton close to their home and a favorite place of theirs..
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New packages for 2024 and beyond

May 27, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
We have worked our packages and pricing to be more competitive in 2024. We have enhanced our base package and created a NEW High Light Package. Take a look at our wedding booklet HERE. Any question, call or text 732-866-1709 or email us at [email protected] Ready for a meeting? You may schedule a meeting HERE.
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Uplighting during your reception

May 23, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
With the advancement in lighting technology, many venues include uplighting or your DJ can provide uplighting if your venue does not include it. There is a fine line between being able to see the uplighting in your photos and overpowering your photo with a flash that you cannot see the uplighting or the uplighting "spills onto the dance floor cove...
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I love an educated bride and groom.

May 16, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
What I mean is educated photographically. That they have some knowledge of photography. These couples often book us because they can see the difference from our work to other photographers. The look and feel of our images is what catches their eye. Often, we're told that they like our work, however, really cannot put a finger on exactly why our im...
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I photographed a proposal

May 13, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
I recently had the opportunity to photograph a proposal. The proposal happened at Deep Cut Gardens in Holmdel. I received a call from Austin about 2 weeks prior to the planned proposal date. He asked If I photographed proposals, of course, being a wedding photographer. We discussed his plans and settled on a time on that day. I arrived early as to...
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I love my job. Could this have been timed any better.

May 06, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Ok look really close at the upper left inset photo. This could not have been timed any better. Once in a while we just get lucky.
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What a difference a little bit of light makes

May 02, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Take a look at the above photos. What a difference an off-camera flash makes in your photos. The lift photo is without flash. look at the eyes, especially. The right image has a little bit of light tossed in for a little punch. Notice the difference in the face and the eyes. An experienced photographer knows how to balance the flash against the na...
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Creating something special for out Bride and Groom

April 29, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Our couple wanted to create a photo similar to the painting "American Gothic". We love these types of ideas. It special for our couple and we get to play with an idea. Wedding photography isn't only about documenting the day. It's about capturing special moments and creating the photos our couples will cherish forever.
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A few behind the scene photos. how we do what we do.

April 25, 2024  •  Leave a Comment
Hi, Sorry, no photos of me. I test our camera setting and lighting while Lauren is setting up our couples. So, I tend to have photos of her. Anyway, you get the idea. This is us on the job.
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