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Featured : Wedding Channel – Wedding Cakes You’ll Love

I have to confess that I lOVE cake, really. Every time, I go to a wedding, I must have a piece. Naturally, I’ve collected a mental library of my favorite wedding cakes. So a few months ago, following my love affair with wedding cakes, I did a wonderful collaboration and took some picture for a fabulous New jersey Cake Designer, Sweet Grace Cake Designs, and we are thrilled to see our work featured as part of the Wedding Channel “New Wedding Cakes you’ll love” slide-show. I hope you love caking cakes too, enjoy.

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What is a Memory ?

The other day, Danny and I were talking to one of our couples about their recent wedding, and our wedding. What we all remembered from our respective weddings, and what we don’t remember at all!

Because I’m a very visual person, I have always wondered about the significance of memories. What makes us remember some things and forget others. My obvious answer is that we remember the things that are important to us, the things that impact our lives either in a positive or negative way, and the things that change us.

Yet, there are very special moments in my life, including important parts of my wedding that I can’t remember. At least not without the help of a photo. So what makes a memory? The scientific definition tell us that “memory is an organism’s ability to store, retain, and recall information and experiences.”

So what happens when we can’t remember important events? Is it possible to build memories with the help of images and photos? Is it possible that a picture will help you recall an event or experience ? I definitely believe so.

These questions, and more importantly the answer, have made me re-evaluate the importance of what I do and how it impacts other peoples lives. I realize that I’m doing more than taking photos, I am safe keeping memories.

Featured { Wedding Channel } – 21 Ways to make your wedding prettier

We are super excited to see our ethereal wedding dress featured on Wedding Channel as part of their slideshow “21 Ways to make your wedding prettier “. I’m sure our bride Marcela will be happy to see her J Crew ethereal wedding dress featured as part of a romantic theme because romantic was the word she used when I asked her to describe how she envisioned her wedding photos. You can see Marcela’s and Eric Romantic Wedding here.

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Featured in the Examiner

Over the last couple of days, we have been very excited with the recent attention by the press, and the awards we have received – Best of Weddings Award for Photography and Videographers, Bride’s Choice Awards. This time, we want to thank Charlotte Sorrentino for writing such a nice article about us in the Examinar titled The Wedding Central – We want happy brides.

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Voted Best of the Knot Weddings 2011, among New Jersey’s Top Ten Wedding Photographers and Wedding Videographers, and recipient of Bride’s Choice Awards 2011. The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and wedding video studio owned by Award Winning Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer, Gaby and Danny. The studio is located Northern New Jersey and serving Bergen County NJ, Northern, Central NJ, Jersey Shore and New York City, Rockland and Hudson Valley and Metropolitan area.

The Wedding Central wins 2011 Bride’s Choice Awards

We are extremely happy to be the recipient of the Bride’s Choice Awards 2011. Once again, we want to thank our wonderful brides and grooms for allowing us to record their special day. And thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the brides who made this special award possible. Thus far, this is shaping to be an amazing year.

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Here is the Press Relase:

{Weehawken, New Jersey} – {January 25, 2011} – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce The Wedding Central has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

The Wedding Central stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud The Wedding Central for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that The Wedding Central is among the very best Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information, please visit us today at http://www.theweddingcentral.com

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Guess who won The Knot Best of Weddings 2011 award?

We are super excited to learn that we won 2011 The Knot Best of Weddings. In the words of the people from the Knot: Among the Top Ten Best Wedding Photographers and Wedding Videographers in Northern and Central New Jersey.

I want to extend a big thank you to our brides and grooms who voted for us. You have made this an amazing year. To our 2011 couples, we can’t wait to work with you and create amazing wedding pictures and videos that are a reflection of your love and joy.

And stay tune, 2011 will be full of surprises.

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Voted Best of the Knot Weddings 2011 and among New Jersey’s Top Ten Wedding Photographers and Wedding Videographers. The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and wedding video studio owned by Award Winning Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer, Gaby and Danny. The studio is located Northern New Jersey and serving Bergen County NJ, Northern, Central NJ, Jersey Shore and New York City Metropolitan area.

Crystal Ballroom Radisson Hotel NJ Wedding – Lauren and Luis Wedding Pictures

It was the second snow storm of the year; Danny was driving, and we could barely see the road. Good thing we left the house three hours prior to our starting time to give room to snow related delays. Just a few weeks before, we had had 22 inches of snow, and this one was not looking good. During the whole trip, I kept thinking how are we going to pull this wedding off, but luckily the skies cleared and the snowed stopped. By the time we arrived at Lauren’s house to take pictures and video of her getting ready, you could barely remember how the day had started. From then on, Lauren and Luis’ wedding day was a real blessing. A Truly lovely ceremony at St. Aloysius followed by a non stop music at the Crystal Ballroom Radisson Hotel in Freehold New Jersey made their wedding, a day to remember.

Lauren and Luis were married at St. Aloysius, an absolutely gorgeous church. And even though some of the church rules for photographers and videographers made our job more difficult, it is a truly remarkable place to get married. The church was still filled with Christmas decor that made the ceremony even more charming. All this accompanied by divine music from a Quartet.

I’m officially giving Lauren the award for the tidiest bridal room, ever. She had thought of every detail, and I love her for that. She wore a gorgeous wedding dress. Even the Coco Channel perfume and pearls were placed to add a touch of romance in her room.

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New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold njWhen we arrived, a group of girls dressed with bridal party gear greeted us. That way we know Who’s Who.
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New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold njThis is a double reflection photo of my beautiful bride getting ready.
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New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj
New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold njSt. Aloysius‘ beautiful and modern  architecture is remarkable.

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New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj
New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj

Then we head to Crystal Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel for the reception, and there we took some bridal pictures of this pretty couple.

New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold njThey are going to have some handsome kids, for sure.

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New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold njAfter a few portraits, it was all photographic pictures, and this is what I captured.
New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold njFirst dance.

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This is one of my favorite garter pictures.

New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj And the party continued in the after party at the Radisson Hotel.
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Featured – Vow-Wow-Wow Wedding Blog Magazine

During the summer, I had the great joy of shooting Marcela and Eric’s wedding at the Summit Arboretum NJ. They had a charming and intimate wedding surrounded only by those closest to them, and among the lucky guests was their puddle dog Mona, who walked down the Aisle as part of the bridal party. This morning, I received wonderful news that their wedding had been featured on Vow-Wow-Wow Wedding Blog. For those of you who are not familiar with this incredible site, Vow Wow Wow is a delightful wedding blog with lots information and resources to help brides and grooms include their dogs as part of their Wedding ceremony and celebration.

I have seen very few people as committed as Marcela is to helping and protecting animals. She sincerely cares about them, and she is part of a group that helps place dogs with new mommies and daddies. I am sure, she will be thrilled to see her wedding featured in a blog that is committed to a cause so close to hers.

I want to extend many thanks to Celia Milton, one of New Jersey most prominent Wedding Officiants and also founder of Vow-Wow-Wow for reaching out to us.

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Voted Best of the Knot Weddings and among the New Jersey’s Ten Wedding Photographers and Wedding Videographers. The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and wedding video studio owned by Award Winning Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer, Gaby and Danny. The studio is located in Northern New Jersey and serving Bergen County NJ, Northern NJ, Central NJ, Jersey Shore and New York City Metropolitan area.

Photography FAQ – What is a First Look?

So what is a first look? Since that notion has become more popular, many brides ask that question because they are not really sure what it means. A first look is a moment staged and set up by a wedding photographer for the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony. Normally, bride and groom would agree with your wedding photographer on site away from family and friends to give them privacy and to make that moment just for them. Ok, not really away, but a few feet away. The groom would be looking away -at the wedding photographer – while the bride starts walking down towards him. She will tap his shoulder, and he will turn around and see his beautiful bride for the first time.

After they have had a moment to themselves, we head to take some bride and groom portraits, then of course we take pictures with the family and the bridal party. We tuck away the bride before guests arrive. That pretty much sets you free to relax and enjoy your wedding.

Certainly, I don’t impose myself on any of my brides and grooms, but whenever I am asked for my professional opinion, I recommend the First Look. Here is why. A lot will happen on your wedding day; a couple in love will get married, greet guests, mingle, have a first dance, dance with parents, eat, toast, have a bouquet and garter celebration, cut the cake, have their bridal portraits, and portraits with bridal party and family. If the ceremony and reception will happen at the same place, all that will happen in five and half hours.

By having a first look, you are basically adding two more  hours to your wedding day, which means that you will get two hours of photography instead of the forty to forty five minutes you end up having if you are having your pictures taken during the cocktail hour. This translates to having more time for those magazine bridal portraits you like, and for more candid and fun pictures with your bridal party and family. Since you already had your pictures taken, you can actually enjoy your cocktail hour, which means that both of you can eat, and be happy. If you are not having a private cocktail hour, you can mingle with your guests, and greet them during this time. This is such a great time for candid and photojournalistic pictures.

Yes, you will be giving something up. The first time he sees you at the altar wearing your wedding gown, but he will still be just as happy to see you walking down the aisle.

What is a wedding photography first look?

What is a wedding photography first look?

What is a wedding photography first look?

What is a wedding photography first look?

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Voted Best of the Knot Weddings and among the New Jersey’s Ten Wedding Photographers and Wedding Videographers. The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and wedding video studio owned by Award Winning Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer, Gaby and Danny. The studio is located Northern New Jersey and serving Bergen County NJ, Northern, Central NJ, Jersey Shore and New York City Metropolitan area.