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New York Wedding Photographer

If 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 York Wedding Photographer telling love stories through for sweet and happy couples. For those of you who 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? That’s easy, let me have my New York brides tell you:

“When I first met with Gaby I’ve already met with a few NYC photographers. Her presence, professionalism and warm aura was evident the moment I walked into her office. Something I didn’t get with other photographers I’ve met…. ” – Martine, New York City, New York

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

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New York Wedding Photographer. Voted Best of the Knot Weddings in 2012 and 2011, among New Jersey’s Best Wedding Photographers, and recipient of Bride’s Choice Awards for two consecutive years. The Wedding Central is located in New Jersey, and we cover weddings in New York City, Rockland County, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island, Hudson Valley and all NYC Metropolitan area.

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


Thankfulness – Weekend movie recommendations

Very often, I feel thankful: for my wonderful family, my great friends, clients, life, food and the roof over my head. I just look at Isabella sleep, and I caress happiness with my fingers. And during this time of the year, I feel specially thankful. They joy is everywhere and with everyone. We just had Thanksgiving, Christmas is coming, and even when the music is not playing I hear bells ringing. Right now, life is simply jolly.

But there are other times, when I forget to be thankful. I work, and work and work, and I forget to look around. It is during this time, that even when the music is playing, I don’t hear a thing. Even when the laughter is contagious, I’m thinking of the next thing on my list. It is during this time, that I need films to remind to be Thankful.

This week, I’m recommending films that made think and cry.

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Serafine – It’s a magnificent film based on the life of Serafine de Senlis, played by Yolande Moreau, who gave a remarkable performance. If you love filmmaking and storytelling, you will love this film. It touched me in some many levels that I can’t begin to describe.
Foreign ** featured ** available on Netflix Instant Watching – Starring Yolande Moreau and Ulrich Tukur

My sister’s keeper
I recommend this film only to people who have not read the book. Normally, I don’t cry watching films. Correction, I never cry watching films, but I admit, this one was the One. Danny is the type of person who cries even with a soap opera, and he not shy about it, so it’s OK for me to publicly say that about him, so obviously, you could expect that he would cry during this one, but he just didn’t cry, he sobbed, and sobbed, and had to stop the movie, and when I saw him, naturally, I cried with him. This movie made thankful for my daughter and the fact that she is healthy. So you are warned, bring a box of tissues.
Contemporary. Starring: Cameron Diaz

It’s a wonderful life
What can I say about this film, that hasn’t been written already. It’s a must see film. “An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.”
Classic Directed by one of the best directors of all times, Frank Capra and staring James Stewart.

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Photography Q&A – Getting your Wedding Published

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a conference given by Rebecca Crumley, Wedding Photo Editor of The Knot magazine. I’ve been following her on twitter for some time, and she is absolutely a joy. Rebecca cares so much about her job, and she was extremely gracious when I asked her for an interview for our blog about how to get your wedding published.

How to get your Wedding Published

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What advice can you give brides who want to have their weddings published?
Really take the time to come up with creative ideas that are both unique to you and original. Take inspiration from everything we share on, but if you directly copy the ideas, it’s already done. But more importantly, it’s your wedding and remember that—it’s not a media event!

What are the things you are looking for in a wedding submission?
Details, details, details. It’s very important that you work with your photographer on your time schedule to leave time for décor photos. It takes time to pull it off properly, so if your goal is to have your wedding published, this needs to be allotted for in your day’s schedule.

What are the top must have wedding details?
Cake, bouquets, stationery (yes! Bring your invitation to the wedding day so your photographer can shoot it), an overall of both the reception and ceremony before the guests arrive, candid bridal party shots, table décor, boutonnieres, favors, exits, and more details….

What is the worst mistake a bride can make in terms of wedding decor?
Broad answer: not consistently matching your colors. So make sure your stationery matches the overall palette

Fine tune answer: wrinkled linens

Where can a bride get inspiration for her wedding?
Follow “Wedding Obsessions” blog – – where we report on the little details that impress us. And, of course, browse through the thousands of inspirational photos we have on

What nice wedding trends are you seeing for 2011?
Right now we’re seeing a buttoned-up version of the shabby-chic wedding: slightly more formal while still casual. But we’re projecting with the buzz of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and the hyped royal wedding of Prince Charles that brides will be gearing up to go all formal again soon!

The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and cinema wedding video boutique that strives to bring contemporary wedding photography, and cinematic wedding videos. Our studio is located in New Jersey area and covers weddings in Northern New Jersey, Jersey Shore, Central NJ,  and Manhattan and New York metro area.

Ariana’s Grand, NJ – Tiffany and Bryce wedding Video Highlight

The wedding videographer shot this wedding video of the bride getting ready at the Indigo Hotel in New Jersey. Then, we moved to Our Lady of Peace for the wedding ceremony. The wedding videographer used for the wedding video a combination of high definition camera and DSLR camera.
The reception was held at Ariana’s Grand Hall.
I as a wedding videographer was honored to work with the talented wedding photographer Gaby Fuentes.

Wedding Videographer: Danny Morales
Wedding Photographer: Gaby Fuentes

The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and cinema wedding video boutique that strives to bring contemporary wedding photography, and cinematic wedding videos. Our studio is located in Hoboken Weehawken area and covers weddings in Northern New Jersey, Jersey Shore, Central NJ, and Manhattan and New York metro area.

The Market + Pecan Pie

Some people love the mall, I love the market. I like to roam through markets, and even though I know them by heart, I always find something different. When I worked right above Grand Central, Danny and myself would walk through the Market almost every day. I love the smell of fresh roasted coffee, the delicious bread and pastries; the sight of beautiful and fresh flowers. Learning that there are more varieties of cheese than days in the calendar. Taking your time to pick the best apples and vegetables. Really, what is not to like?

I have happy trips to the market with Isabella. It is a big classroom for her, and even though she is only two, she helps me remember the things we need to buy. I love that she loves it.

Today, I introduced her to Holiday Foods, and my all time favorite holiday dessert: Pecan Pie, and Whole Foods makes the best out of the box pecan pie; it is so good. For me, holidays are not complete without it, and I guess I will be passing this tradition down to Isabella. That is why I love markets; they have a hand made and fresh quality that bring us closer, and just make me feel thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

PS. I do like shopping, but I prefer the open malls.

Around the kitchen table

I wake up to the noise of Isabella talking – loudly- my nephew and cousin in law are visiting, and she is utterly excited. They’re visiting for only a day, so every minute counts. We sit around an empty table; it’s 6:30 and the bakery isn’t open yet, so we chat. Isabella brings a different toy every two minutes, and asks for attention in a foreign language that is yet to be copyrighted.

It’s 8AM, and the smell of fresh bread and bacon invades the kitchen, my hubby has prepared a delicious and rich breakfast. When family is visiting, carb and fat diets don’t apply. We gather around the table again, and eat, and chat. Danny brings Isabella’s flash cards, and as any proud parent does, he tries to impress and bore our visitors with Isabella’s tricks. She performs marvelously, we clap, and she smiles because she loves the attention.

After breakfast, the kids are running; toys are making noise, people are talking. My uncle arrives, and we gather again around the table; he eats and we chat. The house is full of joy, and I ‘m fascinated at how life and family ties are cooked around the kitchen table.

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Weekend Movie Recommendations

Since the holidays are approaching, I thought of making a list of “make you feel good movies.”

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Romantic Comedies:
Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England. Staring Hugh Grant. A friend recommended this movie, and although we were not a big fans of Bridget Jones’ Diary, I convinced Danny to watch it, and we both loved it.

Singing in the rain. Yes, I know it’s an “old” movie, and yes it’s a “musical”, but it is hands down, this is one of the funniest films ever. Trust me on this one, you’ll love it. I screened it here once, and one of my cousins avoided it because there wasn’t anything else, he sat down to watched and bought the movie for him later on; that’s how good it is. Staring Gene KellyDonald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. A silent film production crew and cast makes the transition to talkies.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. No holiday movie recommendation will be complete if I didn’t include a movie for the children of the house. Disney’s Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite films from when I was a kid. I could watch hundreds of times, and I could still enjoy it, so no doubt this will be a children’s favorite.

Weekend Movie Suggestions

If you don’t know by now, I’m a film lover. For me, there is nothing like watching a good film. I get immerse in the story and during that time, life stops, and I enter into this alternate universe of fantasy, drama, comedy, or whatever genre I feel like watching. Thankfully, Danny is my film watching partner, and he loves films as much as I do. And the best part of all is that we both like the same kind of films, which is not what I can say about some of our friends.

Why? Because we like so many different genres. Old Classic Films, BW films, Foreign films, Hollywood Blockbusters, Independent, old slapstick comedies, oh yeah, I love Charles Chaplin and I think “The Kid” is one of his best films, and I could go on.
After Films, computers, the internet, the ipod, gps, I believe Netflix, and its movie streaming, is one the world’s best technological creations. I could watch almost any film I want, whenever I want, from any genre I want. What else can I ask for after a long week of hard work? Movie and ice cream. It’s heaven!

So I thought of starting a weekly blog post with a few movie recommendations for the weekend.

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French Films. If the title scares you because you think grainy old and boring films, you’re wrong. French films are some of the best foreign films being made right now, with some of the best performances and actors. I dare you to watch one, and I can assure you will fall in love with them.

The Dinner Game – Each week, Pierre and his friends organize what is called as “un dîner de cons” where everyone brings the dumbest guy they could find as a guest. Directed by Francis Veber, one of my favorite French directors, known for have written the original screenplay of the Birdcage, and the Toy. This is the original version of Dinner for Schmucks.

The Valet – A porter and a top-model have to pretend to be a couple in order to salvage a CEO’s marriage. Starring Gad Elmaleh and directed by Francis Veber

Priceless – The funny story of a gold digger. Starring Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh

Note: Movie summaries taken from imdb

If you get to watch the film, let me know what you think.