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Brenda & Ryan’s Wedding highlight shot and edited by nj wedding videographer Danny.

Their wedding, held at Palisadium, was beautiful and flawless. Their portrait photos were shot at Exchange Place in Jersey City. Their ceremony was hosted by Reverend Maureen Jeffries from One Beautiful Day. She held one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have seen. The reception was hosted by Chris Chen from Chris Chen Studios. Chris, Cher Jia Sun and Billy Chung kept the party up beat and the guest very entertained.

Photography was done by nj wedding photographer Gabriela Fuentes from The Wedding Central.

It was amazing that Brenda created every detail for her wedding, decorations, invitations, etc. Even though, they are chinese, their wedding kept a traditional western style except for the tea ceremony.

Knowing how Brenda and Ryan are, I could say that they will share a lovely and amazing live together.


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Julyana and Daniel’s save the date video at Liberty State Park – NJ Wedding Videographers

NJ Wedding Videographers – Julyana & Daniel’s “Save the date” video

When Gaby came up with our company’s tagline “telling love stories for sweet and happy couples,” she meant it. Through these years, we have been fortunate to capture memories for so many sweet and loving couples, and it just makes me love being a wedding videographer more and more. Julyana and Daniel are the living example of what Gaby meant. They are so nice, and sweet, and they are so much in love. Add to that the fact that they are Brazilians, and really, what’s not to like. Does anybody know a Brazilian that is not nice and fun? Because I don’t.

Julyana and Daniel were not so comfortable doing one of our “Love Story Videos” and preferred a “Save the date” video, which was our first, and I have to say that I loved doing it. They are super creative and thought about incorporating some details and memories of their time together. As they opened up the box, I couldn’t help but scream “How romantic is this guy.” We could see all the love letters he sent her, and little details he gave her, like flowers, cards; he even wrote poems. I thought only people from the past did that, but he proved me wrong. No wonder why Julyana fell in love with him. I wish I could be as romantic as Daniel is.

We did the whole video at the Liberty state Park in Jersey City, NJ. Great place for shooting. We had nice backgrounds like the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty. This is not common, but I had the opportunity to have Gaby assisting me. We used Canon DSLR cameras, slider and Steadicam and only a 35mm lens.

I will be capturing Julyana and Daniel’s Wedding video later this year at The Lakeside Manor in Hazlet, NJ, and I can’t wait.

I hope you enjoy it!!

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NJ Wedding Videographers. Voted Best of the Knot Weddings 2011 and 2012 as NJ wedding videographers, among Top 10 NJ Wedding Videographers, and recipient of Bride’s Choice Awards 2012 and 2011. The Wedding Central is a wedding photography and wedding videography 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.

To view more beautiful pictures, visit our Wedding Photography and Videography Blog. And if you interested in our services, and would like to obtain information about our packages, you may request it here.

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NJ Wedding Videographers – Brenda and Ryan’s Love Story

NJ Wedding Videographers – Brenda + Ryan’s Engagement Video

This is Brenda and Ryan’s Love Story shot at Central Park and 5th Avenue in New York City. Even though it was a very cold day, we had so much fun shooting their engagement pictures and video.

Brenda and Ryan love fashion and that was a nice theme for their engagement session. We selected Central Park and then 5th Avenue. We had a little bit of nature and a little bit of urban in their session.

Brenda and Ryan met on 2005 through Yahoo personal and a couple of years later they traveled together to Egypt for vacation which solidified their beautiful relationship. A couple of years later, Ryan proposed to Brenda and here we are.

Their wedding will be held at Palisadium in Cliffside Park, NJ.


Danny Morales
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Credits: Wedding videographer: Danny Morales – Wedding photographer: Gabriela Fuentes

New Jersey Wedding Videographer. Voted Best of the Knot Weddings 2011 and 2012, among New Jersey’s Top Ten Wedding Photographer and Wedding Videographer, and recipient of Bride’s Choice Awards 2012 and 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.

To view more beautiful pictures, visit our Wedding Photography and Videography Blog. And if you interested in our services, and would like to obtain information about our packages, you may request it here.

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What to look for in a wedding videographer?

Recently, my cousin became engaged, and I will be his best man. Naturally, the subject of who will be his wedding videographer came up. His answer was simple: what should I look for in a wedding videographer? I had to think a little bit before answering. I mean, I never really thought about it from a client’s perspective, and I realized that this must be what many couples go through when choosing a wedding videographer. So I would like to shed some light on the subject.

What to look for in a wedding videographer?

…from a videographer’s perspective!


When I was looking for a doctor, a good friend of mine, who is an excellent surgeon, told me: “If you have to select a doctor, would you go with the one that does one or two operations a month, or the one that does three surgeries a week?” I did not have to think twice. The answer was obvious, the one who does three operations a week. Why is that? That doctor who does more surgeries is obviously more experienced.

When you look for a wedding videographer, that same remains true. On average, a busy wedding videographer will record about 20-35 weddings per year. Above 35 weddings could be overkill.

First of all, make sure that your wedding videographer has done more than thirty weddings. A wedding videographer that has done more than fifty wedding could be easily considered an experienced videographer.

I wouldn’t really put much weight if the wedding videographer says that he or she has two, three or five years of experience. It does not really matter.  What matters is how many wedding he or she has done. The more the merrier.

Why is experience so important to me ? Because in DSLR video, focusing is extremely important and difficult, and practice makes master. Unless your taste is for video that goes in and out of focus, you should look for a videographer what will keep your video in focus.

One vs Multiple videographers

Ask if the videographer can show you videos that he or she has done alone in a wedding. And then work that they have done with 2 or 3 videographers. This is really important.

Depending on your budget you may want to go with only one wedding videographer instead of multiple wedding videographers. Watch samples of his or her work while shooting a wedding video alone. Ask what is the best position he or she adopts during the ceremony and the reception.

Ask to see work while working with several videographers as well. How they position each camera during the ceremony and reception.

Ask to watch excerpts of a wedding video more than a highlight. Many wedding videographers emphasize in the highlight more than the wedding video itself. I have seen wedding videographers missing important parts of the ceremony because they are working to get an exotic angle down from the aisle floor or with the slider. They do this just to create more production value to their highlight to show future clients.


Another important matter to discuss is their equipment. If you are paying a wedding videographer, let say more than 2000 dollars, check that they are using DSLR cameras, preferably canon cameras.

There are many, but many wedding videographers still using regular HD cameras, which give you acceptable image, but not cinematic look like DSLR cameras would give you.


Ask about lighting. Discuss about the lighting at the ceremony. Churches usually have good lighting, but if the church it not well illuminated, ask the wedding videographer how they deal with low light situations.

It’s really important to ask about lighting for the reception. How do they plan to use them and what type of lighting equipment they use?

Reception halls are usually very dark, which makes wedding videography very challenging because you have to manage good lighting while not killing the mood. Confirm that your wedding videographer will have enough lighting for introductions, first dance, dance with parents, speeches, cutting the cake – the all the important moments of the reception.

Ask about lighting while dancing. Check that they do not use too much lighting that could kill the mood of the reception, or the lighting the dj or lighting specialist are using for your wedding. But, make sure they use a good source of lighting to illuminate your guests dancing.


Image quality is just half of your wedding video, sound is the other half.

A wedding video with bad sound could damage the quality of the video.

Ask the wedding videographer how they capture sound during the ceremony and reception, specially if you are getting married at a church, which has a lot a reverberation. Just make sure your wedding videographer mics the officiant or officiants, the groom and podium. They should be able to capture good sound from anywhere people will be talking or singing.

Make certain that they put a microphone on the singer, or at least put a recording equipment close to them if they do not have more lavaliere microphones or there are more than one singer.

Sound at the reception hall:

The reception is very noisy. People cheering, talking, etc. Talk to your wedding videographer and make sure they get the sound from different sources like plugging their recording device right from the dj or band. Wedding videographers must also capture ambiance sound (ambience sound is important to get reactions from your guests)

Being unobtrusive

One important matter to discuss is how they work. I have seen videographers who are very obtrusive, so much, that they have 2 or 3 videographers very close to the bride and groom while doing the first dance or when they are dancing with their parents. They are very obtrusive in a way that it is impossible for the wedding photographers to capture a decent picture of the couple. Many videographers, trying to capture exotic angles or images for their highlights, become noisy and noticeable during the wedding ceremony and during the reception. Make sure they are respectful, unobtrusive and share a good working relationship with the photographers or any other vendor.

Video Length

Ask how long your wedding video will be. I have heard of wedding videographers that charge a great amount of money for their service, but only provide a 5 minute highlight and unedited raw footage. If you pay a couple thousands more, they give you 20 to 30 minutes wedding video. They reason that a video of more than 30 minutes could be boring and people would not enjoy it. I am one of those wedding videographers, who does not believe that. I think that the client could get a nicely edited wedding video of the entire wedding without being boring. If you would like to jump to certain part of the video, there are always the chapters. Just go to the scene selection on your dvd or blu ray and select whatever you would like to watch. Don’t take me wrong, a shorter version of your wedding video is awesome, and we do offer it. In fact, we were one of the first studios to introduce this concept, but I just don’t think that it should replace a long version of your complete wedding video.


Ask about the turnaround of the work. There are many wedding videographers that promise a first draft of your wedding video in five or six months. In my opinion that is too long. I provide a first draft of a wedding video within 2 months from the wedding day, so I can’t really comprehend six months.

Check how the final product is delivered. There are many wedding videographers that are still providing their clients with dvd only, and what good is it to record something in hd if it will be delivered in standard definition. Other wedding videographers will charge extra for blu rays. So make sure you know the final format. Even if you don’t have Blu-ray, make sure you get Blu-rays.

Ask if they provide unlimited access to the video online or the digital copies for your mobile device.

Check if they allow changes to your wedding video and how the terms are for these changes.

A wedding video is one of the best memories you will have from your wedding day. You need to make sure that you will get the best possible wedding video.

Have a happy wedding!

Danny Morales

Wedding Videographer, Best of Weddings in Wedding Videography

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

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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!!