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nj wedding photographer gabriela fuentes

Thank you for a wonderful 2011

As 2011 comes to an end, we like to look back to the things we have done, the triumphs, the failures, and the joy as we build our business. We have been fortunate to have amazing couples who trusted us and opened their homes to document one of the most important days in their lives, and we are extremely thankful to every single one of them.

There are so many other people that we have to thank, friends and family for putting up with us and our crazy schedules. We also have to thank the people who have worked along side us, those wonderful photographers and cinematographers who have joined us for the ride. All of you have contributed to making 2011 our a wonderful year.

Here are some images taken throughout the year to remind us what where we have been!!

Gaby (that’s me) – wedding photographer

Don’t try to take a photo because I will immediately start laughing… so for every single one of these… there were 20 of these.

Gaby Fuentes Contemporary wedding photographer in new jersey

behind the scenes… literally!!

Gaby Fuentes Contemporary wedding photographer in new jersey

Gaby Fuentes Contemporary wedding photographer in new jersey

Danny – wedding cinematographer

Don’t let this face scare you…

Danilo Morales Documentary Wedding Videographer in New Jersey

 

…this is the real Danny

Danilo Morales Documentary Wedding Videographer in New Jersey

Although sometimes he plays America’s Next Top model with couples

Danilo Morales Documentary Wedding Videographer in New Jersey

… and other times, he will snatch your new watch right before you can say… nice.

Danilo Morales Documentary Wedding Videographer in New Jersey

This is Erica – wedding photojournalist extraordinaire

She will take a photo and you won’t even notice.

the wedding central - erica second wedding photographer - photojournalist photographer

… or she will try to teach me to move like jagger

the wedding central - erica camille second wedding photographer

This is J – assistant photographer… he will always make sure I eat and have plenty of water on hot summer days like the day I became a lobster… mental note never leave without sunscreen

the wedding central - jarlen second wedding photographer

My buddy Quenell Jones – professional cinematographer …. ready to rock MTV style shooting for a Super Sweet 16… we go way back to SVA. I was so happy that he could join us.

cinematographer quenell jones

One member of our team is missing, my dear friend from college, Sako. She is my partner in crime, I mean production. She recently joined our team, and I couldn’t be happier. She will be shooting side by side with Danny. She is super talented, and so used to professional TV productions, that on her first day, she was asking for charging station… awwww!! Photo courtesy: Sako Brockmann.

wedding cinematographer sako brockmann

Being a wedding photographer and videographer is a great honor. 2011 blessed us with wonderful couples and amazing team – as we close the year we thank you

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Macaluso’s wedding video – Elias + Dareen’s Arab wedding video

Arab wedding video

Elias and Dareen got married on November 20th, 2011 at St. George Greek Orthodox in Little Falls NJ.

Several days before we got together with Dareen and Elias to go over everything for the wedding video and the wedding photography. Then at that moment I realized that Dareen is very organized as her sister in law mentions it in the video. Elias is really a funny guy and kept us laughing all night.

The day of the wedding, we divided the team in two. Erica Camille and me went to Elias house and Gaby and Sako (second videographer) went to Dareen’s house.

Honestly, I could not stop eating the amazingly good sweets from Jordan they had. I was filming with one hand and eating with the other.

The Reception was held at Macaluso’s. This banquet hall is not only beautiful but the food, oh my god!!! One of the best I have had.

The whole wedding went smoothly. Guests had a lot of fun with a mix of arabic and american music. It was truly a beautiful wedding!!

Affordable chic and delicious cakes in Bergen County New Jersey

MOD Cakery – Stylish, delicious and affordable cakes in New Jersey

We met in cyber world… I was looking for a cake designer, she needed some photography advice, but what we got in return was a very nice friendship. For the past year, Lisa has been my pen pal, cheerleader of my work, business coach, and, often times, she has given me that kick in the b*** that I needed to push my business forward.

Lisa is owner of Sweet Grace Cake Designs, a custom cake design studio in New Jersey, who specializes in custom birthday cakes and specialty custom cakes. After being in business for a little less than two years, her career has catapulted in a way that can only describe her as the rising star of Cake Design. Her work has been featured in Grace Ormonde, Bride’s Magazine, Get Married, Contemporary Bride, 201 Brides, and several blogs, Wedding Channel included her cakes in “50 Wedding Cakes that you will love” and even Martha Stuart “Dreamers into doers” interviewed her for a very nice feature about her company.

Every Monday, after I have my cup of Joe, I’m always looking forward to seeing the custom cakes she has done over the weekend: from polar bears, car cakes, super girly birthday cakes, to extremely elaborate sugar flowers wedding cakes, her designs really inspire me.

Today, it’s a special Monday because Lisa is launching a new company, Mod Cakery. Mod Cakery, sister company of Sweet Grace, specializes in stylish, delicious and yet affordable cakes. Mod Cakery designs are chic and stylish, with color patterns that seem taken out of a Martha Stewart Magazine or a pottery barn kids catalog, with a base price of $100 for 20 – 24 people. It’s really nice to know a nice and chic cake studio for that special gathering, birthday party, or even an elopement, where you really want a nice cake, that tastes good, but that’s not going to break your budget. I have been looking a such a place for many years, and I’m sure many people have faced the same dilemma.

Last week, Danny and I were surrounded by these delicious cakes, when we photographed TWENTY cakes in just a few hours, and boy it was so hard to resist eating these goodies. After seeing this company come to live, from the very first cake design, to styling ideas for the photo shoot, I’ve been waiting for the day when Mod Cakery’s webiste would be live, and I’m SOOOO happy that day is finally here. I want to wish my friend Lisa all the luck in the world on this new phase of her career.

Elegant ruffles cake – Elopement Wedding Cake

Affordable chic and delicious cakes in Bergen County New Jersey

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New Jersey Arabic Wedding – Dareen and Elias Wedding Photos

Over this past year, we have photographed and filmed a few arab weddings, but since our clients requested privacy, we weren’t able to post them. So when the time came up to meet Dareen and Elias for their arab wedding, I asked if it was OK to post their wedding. Their answer: please blog about us. And I couldn’t be happier… Why? First of all, because I have an amazing and handsome couple. Secondly, because Arab weddings are so much fun, with LOTS, and I mean LOTS of dancing, amazing food, and gorgeous women.

Everything was alined to make this a perfect wedding. Great weather and a beautiful sunny day. A super relaxed and happy couple, and a family who welcomed us with open arms. The best way to close our 2011 wedding season.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

When we arrived to Dareen’s house, these two cute dogs welcomed us, and I could have taken them with me.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

A girl after my own heart, Dareen picked a GORGEOUS wedding dress by Lazzaro, one of my favorite wedding designers.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

…and it fit her like a glove.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

Dareen looked absolutely stunning…

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

As per Arab tradition, the groom’s family escorts the bride to the ceremony, and they showered her with gifts…

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

While Sako and I were with my bride. Danny and Erica were already at the church. Look at this handsome boy helping out.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

Father and daughter walking down the aisle…

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

Look how Elias looks at Dareen… love… love.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

Love this little girl’s reaction as the bride and groom drink the wine.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

Careful father that hair took a long time to get done.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

I had fierce competition that day, even from the little ones.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

Yayyyy, they’re married.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

After the wedding we had a few minutes for portraits before the sun set.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

I loved these burgundy calla lilies… the colors are just so vibrant and delicious.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

After their portraits, we headed to Macaluso’s  for their reception where they had the most amazing cocktail hour ever.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

The bride and groom received a special surprise for their grand entrance.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

Let the party start.

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

NJ Jersey Wedding Photographer - Arabic Wedding Photography

Press Play to view Dareen and Elias Wedding Photos.

New Jersey Wedding Photographer. Voted Best of the Knot Weddings 2011, among New Jersey’s Top Ten Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer, and recipient of Bride’s Choice Awards 2011. The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and wedding cinematography studio owned by Award Winning Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer, Gaby and Danny. The studio is located Northern New Jersey and covers weddings in New Jersey and New York City. For more information, you may contact the studio.

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Hackensack Country Club Wedding Video – Dominie and Kenny

Dominie and Kenny is that type of couple that feel naturally comfortable with each other. They make each other better, and their love is written in the way they look at each other. We were so happy to be there to capture their love and their wedding day.

Photography: The Wedding Central/ Venue: Hackensack Country Club/ Wedding Planner: Pure Ambiance/ Cake: Palermo Bakery/ DJ: LJ Productions

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Meet Tomyka and UMYK Designz

Over this past year, we have worked on several weddings with Pure Ambiance, a fabulous event planning company, and naturally, after working for some many hours together, we have developed a bond with the girls. Each member of the team has special qualities that make them unique, and memorable.

Early this year, we were photographing a celebrity 18th Birthday party. This party was like no other. Guests were dancing, aerialists hanged from the ceiling, everyone was having a good time, and then from a distance I saw a platter full of cupcakes making its way through the crowd. Enter Tomyka. In a situation, where I would have been, “uhm excuse me” “watch out,” Tomyka was distributing cupcakes with a smile on her face, and dancing to the beat of music, a cupcake never tasted better. Since then, I have enjoyed Tomyka’s contagious laughter, and her great talent for hand crafted details, which we have photographed along the way.

A few months ago, she took a huge step and created her own company UMYK Designz, U stands for unique, and Myk is the nickname her mother, who is no longer with us, gave her.

UMYK Designz focuses on providing high-quality hand crafted services like hand painted aisle runners, gorgeous “Mr. and Mrs” hand painted signs, swarovski crystal cake toppers, and non-wedding related items like, swarovski crystal cell phone and iPad cases, and swarovski crystal shoes.

I mean, if I want to trust someone to design details for my wedding, I want to know they are talented, professional and I can get along with them. Tomyka embodies all three qualities. Good luck my friend on your new business.

rustic mr and mrs wedding sign - hand crafted wedding details

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