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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

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

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

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Life on the big old tree – Photo of the Week

This is been a brutal winter for the North East. For the last thirty days, we have been covered in snow, and there is more snow on its way. The kids are loving it. With every snowflake, they see the possibility of having fun sledding down the urban icy mountains because the snow has turned into rock solid ice, and with more polar winds announced for next week, the ice will not be melting any time soon. Why does that matter? Well, a strange thing happened yesterday on my backyard.

As I was having breakfast, a large group of squirrels was wondering up and down the big old tree. These would not be unusual; the big old tree is full of life and creatures, but it remains empty, almost lifeless, during the winter months. As the squirrels jumped through the backyard’s fence, Isabella and I rushed to the window to see them, and then up to the tree they jumped again. Then, I remember a cartoon I had seen as a kid. A hungry little squirrel battling through strong winds, and a brutal cold winter looking for food. So what if these poor squirrels are hungry? Danny laughed at me when I came back with a bag of almonds – well, it’s not like I have acorns – but he helped me open the window anyways. I left a few almonds out there just to check if they liked them.

Little by little the almonds disappeared. Huh, you see the squirrels were hungry after all. But then this morning, I spotted a few birds and two cardinals on the big old tree. They were the ones eating the almonds, not the squirrels. So yes, maybe Danny was right and the squirrels were not hungry, but at least I got to see this.

Cardinal Photo on tree during winter

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Wish Upon NJ/ NY Chapter launch party at The Florentine Gardens

I want to welcome Wish Upon Foundation to New Jersey. Wish Upon is the first non for profit organization that provides weddings to couples facing terminal illness, regardless of sexual orientation. We are very proud to be part of their service donors and to help them in such a wonderful and noble cause.

Last night, Wish Upon held a launch party at  The Florentine Gardens to officially launch the New York / New Jersey chapters. I was overwhelmed to see so many wonderful wedding professionals who were present to show their support, and by all the admirable professionals who donated their services to make this a memorable night. It’s incredibly rewarding to belong to an industry that is so devoted to giving back. I was equally excited to actually meet so many of my Wedding Wire friends from Northern New Jersey.

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The event couldn’t have happened without the support of The Florentine Gardens, who provided their beautiful ballroom, delicious food, unbelievable drinks, and their supper friendly staff. The The Florentine Gardens is located in River Vale, Bergen County New Jersey.

If you are interested in helping out, you may visit their site to make a donation to Wish Upon.

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.

New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold njCalvin Klein Shoes.

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 nj

New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold njThis is a double reflection photo of my beautiful bride getting ready.
New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj
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
New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj
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 nj
New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj
New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj
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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New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj
New Jersey Wedding Photography - Radisson freehold nj
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.

Il Villaggio Wedding in New Jersey – Olivia & Carlos Wedding Video

Olivia & Carlos wedding was held at Il Villagio in New Jersey. The wedding videographers used high definition DSLR cameras.

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.

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