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New Jersey Wedding Photographer

When couples ask as me to describe my style, all I can say is that my wedding photography is vibrant and happy. I’m Gabriela Fuentes, and I’m a New Jersey Wedding Photographer telling love stories through photography for sweet and happy couples in New Jersey. If you want to know about me, what can I say…. I’m easy going and I like to have fun with my brides. I’m a storyteller, and I read a bedtime story to my three year old every night. I love chocolate, and I’m a spend more time in FB that I like to admit.

What makes you different than other wedding photographers in New Jersey? Perhaps, I should let my brides speak on my behalf. Here is what [Kiran Tirmal] a recent New Jersey bride had to say about my wedding photography:

Love them! We knew we wanted Gaby and Danny to capture our wedding day from the moment we met them. They are both amazing and very talented at what they do. Our wedding pictures turned out beautifully. I am usually very camera shy but Gaby made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera. …. “ – Kiran

Please feel free to browse through my site. Here you will find my wedding photography gallery and my Blog. In my blog, you can see photos from my most recent New Jersey weddings, and my personal ramblings. Thank you for stopping by!

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New Jersey Wedding Photographer. Voted Best of the Knot Weddings in 2012 and 2011, among New Jersey’s Top Ten Wedding Photographer, and recipient of Bride’s Choice Awards for two consecutive years. My New Jersey Wedding Photography studio is located Northern New Jersey and covers weddings in Bergen County, North New Jersey, Central New Jersey and The Jersey Shore.

To obtain information about our packages, you may request it here or call our studio to discuss your wedding (201) 867-3634

or info@theweddingcentral.com

Sweet Sixteen New Jersey Photos - Hyatt Morristown

All about D – Deidra’s Sweet Sixteen Birthday Party

Early this year, we photographed Daina’s Super 18th Birthday Party – Part 1 and Part 2, so when I got the call from Pure Ambiance Event Planning to photograph Deidra’s Sweet 16 party (Daina’s sister), I knew this party was going to be super special. But what was even more special, was meeting a wonderful and super sweet sixteen year-old who loves music and fashion, and dreams of becoming a doctor. After I got back her questionnaire, I felt, like….. awwwwww, she is so sweet, and it turns out, she really was, and we are truly honored to have documented two very important days for this beautiful family.

Deidra’s Super Sweet 16 party took place at the Hyatt Morristown, and the ballroom was completely transformed into a super hip lounge. The party included celebrity appearances by Lil Twist, Travis Porter, and Angela Simmons. Angela travelled directly from Europe to host Deidra’s Sweet 16 party!!

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Dominie and Kennie Hackensack Country Club Wedding – Bergen County, NJ

Dominie and Kenny is the kind of couple that are happy no matter what the situation is, they are just simply happy to enjoy each other’s company. We were trying to schedule our their engagement session throughout the summer, but due to their busy schedules, it just happened four weeks before their wedding. During their engagement session, I asked them where were they going on their honeymoon, they looked at each other and laughed because they had not idea where they were going. For them, it doesn’t matter where they are, as long as they are together. Dominie comes from an Italian and very Catholic family. Kenny comes from Brooklyn, and has different believes. Like Phoebe from Friends would say, she is his lobster… They compliment each other, and are so in love that it was such a joy to photograph their wedding.

We started their day, photographing them as they got ready for their Catholic Ceremony at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Maywood, NJ, and their beautiful reception at Hackensack Country Club in Oradell, NJ. Thanks to Kisha and her Pure Ambiance team for planning a perfect day and transforming the traditional ballroom to fit Dominie and Kenny’s more modern style.

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

I was happily surprised to see that Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Maywood, NJ was a very modern church.

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

After the ceremony we headed to Hackensack Country Club where we had beautiful grounds at the golf course for nice and relaxed portraits.

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Northern New Jersey Wedding - Bergen County Wedding Photographer

Press Play to view Dominie and Kenny’s Northern New Jersey Wedding Photos at The Hackensack Country Club.

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Westmount Country Club NJ Ida Giovanni Wedding Photos

Westmount Country Club Wedding Photography – Ida and Giovanni

Ida and Giovanni met many years ago, and when we interviewed them for their Love Story, they had different versions of how they really ended up together. “She has it all wrong,” whispered Giovanni, and with her contagious smile, she would ask: Isn’t that how we met? But one thing, they are both certain, is how much they love each other, so they decided to tie the knot this October, with a beautiful Fall wedding at The Westmount Country Club. Ida comes from a big Italian and very Catholic family, Giovanni is a quiet and confident Peruvian, and their wedding was combination of cultures, tradition and even languages, guests spoke Italian, Spanish, English and Napolitano. Following Catholic tradition, they had a beautiful Catholic Ceremony at their parish of St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Linden, NJ.

But following her sense of fashion and her profession, Ida customized everything for her wedding, bubbles, menus, place cards, even the hanger for her wedding gown.

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westmount country club wedding photography

Ida looks like an Italian movie star.

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westmount country club wedding photography

I absolutely love this picture and the gesture of this little boy touching Ida’s father of his shoulder.

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Ida captives everyone with that beautiful smile.

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Westmount Country Club NJ - Ida Giovanni Photos

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westmount country club wedding photography

After the ceremony, we headed to Lambert Castle for some nice and relaxed wedding portraits.

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westmount country club wedding photography

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westmount country club wedding photography

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westmount country club wedding photography

westmount country club wedding photography

westmount country club wedding photography

Danny followed their Bentley, and I acted all paparazzi and took this picture at 65 mph.

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I love photographing the ballroom at The Westmount Country Club, and florals from Pedestals were just gorgeous.

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westmount country club wedding photography

Their first dance.

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westmount country club wedding photography

Italian dancing….

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westmount country club wedding photography

I love how our second photographer Erica captures candids.

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westmount country club wedding photography

Tony Santana from Tony Santana Cigar rolling wowed guests with his cigar rolling abilities.

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westmount country club wedding photography

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westmount country club wedding photography

westmount country club wedding photography

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Press play to view Ida and Giovanni’s Wedding Photos at The Westmount Country Club.


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The Ashford Estate Wedding - Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

Grace Ormonde VIP Party at The Ashford Estate, Allentown NJ

Last night, I was thrilled to attend Grace Ormonde’s VIP Party, which is an event for the top wedding professionals in New Jersey. The event took place at The Ashford Estate, a beautiful wedding venue owned by Weddings of Distinctions. The Ashford State is absolutely stunning, easily one of most beautiful wedding venues in New Jersey. Grace Ormonde is the Editor in Chief of Wedding Style Magazine, a luxury wedding magazine that features fabulous and platinum weddings with exquisite designs, so I knew I was in for a treat.

For starters, The Ashford Estate is to die for, the ballroom is spectacular, the grounds are stunning and the ceremony site is the most charming barn ever, really it’s a girl’s dream come true of luxury and taste. Then, to continue with the awesomeness, the floral designs were fantastic and the food was delish. But the cherry on top of the cake was Grace Ormonde herself. She is a beautiful woman, inside and out, and her magazine has a sense of style that is unmatched, according to Grace, “Weddings should not be trendy” because trends fade out, but style always remain.

A big thank you goes out to my friend Lisa, of Sweet Grace Cake Designs, for making the night even better and the trip super pleasant.

The Ashford Estate entrace at night.

The Ashford Estate Wedding Photos

The Ashford Estate Wedding Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings - Grace Ormonde Wedding Style

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

The Ashford Estate Weddings Photos

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Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Erika and Anthony Liberty House Wedding Jersey City NJ

Erika and Anthony are one of those couples that is impossible not to love. Erika is gorgeous, super stylish and sweet. Anthony is such a gentleman, and he simply adores Erika. Early this Summer, we had a great time when we photographed their engagement session, that we knew this was going to be a lovely day. We started the day at Anthony’s house where he and his groomsmen played baseball, got dressed and got into the pool; yes in that order. We then headed to Erika’s house for some getting ready photos, where she looked specially beautiful with her lace wedding gown by Lazaro – one of my favorite designers – and her Jimmy Choo shoes, yes a girl after my own heart.

Their Catholic ceremony at Kirkpatrick Chapel couldn’t have been more perfect for them. The chapel is located inside Rutgers University in New Brunswick, a place that is very close to their hearts. The day went by so smoothly thanks to Kisha, and her Pure Ambiance Team, who planned and designed a flawless wedding and also made sure we had plenty of time for pictures once we arrived at Liberty House for their awesome reception.

Jimmy Choo wedding shoes photo

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

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Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

lazaro wedding dress photo

Gorgeous flowers by Metropolitan Plant and Flower Exchange.

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

I loved the fact that our second photographer Erica was there to capture Anthony getting ready for a second time.

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

This was our first time at Kirkpatrick Chapel inside Rutgers University in New Brunswick, and although the chapel looks small from the outside, its tall ceilings are breathtaking.

Kirkpatrick Cathedral New Brunswick

Kirkpatrick Cathedral New Brunswick - NJ Wedding Photographer

Kirkpatrick Cathedral New Brunswick

Kirkpatrick Cathedral New Brunswick

Kirkpatrick Cathedral New Brunswick

Kirkpatrick Cathedral New Brunswick

Liberty House Wedding Photos… with Liberty State Park and NYC as a backdrop.

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

The ballroom at Liberty House looked amazing, and the Pure Ambiance team made sure of that.

Liberty State House ballroom

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty State House ballroom

Liberty State House ballroom

Liberty State House ballroom

Liberty State House ballroom

Liberty State House ballroom

Liberty State House ballroom

It was party at Liberty House

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty House looked even more beautiful at night, and the view of The New York City Skyline was simply amazing.

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Liberty State House Wedding Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Press play to view Erika and Anthony’s Wedding Photos at Liberty House.

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Apple - Steve Jobs Wedding Photography

How Steve Jobs influenced the way I see my business.

I learned about it through FB. A bride posted a comment and it ended with “RIP Steve Jobs.” Say what? A mistake maybe? A bad joke because of the disappointment about the iPhone 4s? The Times confirmed the FB status, Steve Jobs had passed away. To say that I was shocked is an understatement. I really felt a weight in my heart. How could I feel something like this for a man I never met? How could that be? I simply don’t know.

It’s not the fact that he revolutionized the world, or that I love Apple products, and I own virtually all of them, expect an iphone (hence I’m with Verizon). But it’s the fact that he inspired me every single day. I’m a technology buff, and I get really excited when I hear about new technologies, and I often wonder about new possibilities, and where these will take us in the future, and that inspires me, really. I just sight at the fact that someone can see beyond what everyone wants and can imagine a world with things that don’t exist today, and Steve Jobs was one of those people.

This brings me to my wedding photography. Recently, after discussing about photography with a friend, I realized something that I had not realized before. My pictures are imperfect, and I like them that way. In fact, I take them that way. I don’t think that I can ever take a breathtaking landscape that will be hanged on walls. You may be wondering what does that have to do with Steve Jobs. Well, nothing and everything.

I mean, my pictures have the exposures where I want them to be, the framing is how I want it to be, yet they are imperfect because my couples are not posed in a perfect position. Their hands are not perfectly placed, their dresses are not perfectly laying on the ground, their faces are not perfectly looking at the camera and that is exactly what I like.

I don’t mind if my photos are not perfect because I’m not taking photos, I’m capturing memories, and that is what I see through my viewfinder. When I take a photo, I’m imagining this couple two, three or five years down the road. I picture them opening their album and through their photos, relieving that day, remembering something they had forgotten and smiling about it, and in the unfortunate cases where a family member is no longer with them, having that memory of that person on their special day. Yes, that’s why I take so many pictures of grandma.

Yes, the eyes may be a little wrinkled because they were laughing too much, but to me, that is beautiful. As a woman, there have been many times, where I have complained about my own photo, “Danny, I’m fat” or “Wow, that’s how many wrinkles I have now,” and I have failed to see the importance of the moment. A couple of years down the road, I see a different picture, and I wonder why I didn’t like it before. I see a happy place, and I’m thankful for the photo.

That is not to say, that I’m not at the edge of my seat after I show my couples their photos, and when I don’t hear a comment from them, OMG, I feel a void in my heart. I confide in Danny, maybe, they didn’t like them, and he consoles me making me see the big picture.

Yes, I’m no Steve Jobs, and I’m not revolutionizing the world, but in my own small way, I do try to see things down the road and how would that affect my clients’ lives.

Apple - Steve Jobs Wedding Photography

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos – Nicole + Evell

Two weeks ago, just as Summer was coming to an end, we headed to Hoboken for Nicole and Evell’s engagement session. The day was a little colder that it looks in the pictures, but this couple totally rocked it. Nicole and Evell will be getting married next year, and with them, we mark the first engagement session of 2012 wedding season. So happy to have had them as our first 2012 couple!!!

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Hoboken Engagement Photos - NJ Wedding Photographer

Press Play to Watch Nicole and Evell’s Engagement Photos in Hoboken New Jersey.

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