How much do you charge?
Definitely the first, most asked, and most important question. With experience of over 5 years and close to capturing 200 weddings, I doubt there is any scenario or lighting that I haven’t shot in. As with anything else, there is always good, better and best and I pride myself in providing quality and service that is top tier!
While wedding photography packages start at $1999, average investment is around $3500 for a full day of coverage (8 hours) with two photographers and digital files. A la carte items may be added to any wedding package including but not limited to; additional photographers, bridal sessions, cinematography, Engagement/Wedding albums etc.
Most important thing to consider when hiring your nj wedding photography team is that you love their work! for example a certain photographer who may charge more than i would but you are totally in love with their work, i would rather have you book with them than me because your wedding photo's are the only thing you have that will help you relive the fun of your wedding many years after the decor and food are long forgotten!
Do you travel? are there any additional travel charges?
Yes! We do travel to wherever your love story takes us. Be it in NJ, Bahamas, or anywhere else on the planet. There are no additional charges however I do require nightly stay at a hotel closest to the venue if the wedding is over 50 miles from Woodbridge, NJ.
What are some of the venue's you've shot a wedding at?
Quite often to I get asked what are venues where I had photographed and documented weddings. As a NJ Wedding photographer, I have shot at many prestigious venue’s across the tri-state and even though the list is ever growing, here are some of the finest wedding banquet hall’s and venues where I had the pleasure of documenting weddings.
New York wedding venue list
Tarrytown House Estate • Address: 49 East Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY
Monteverde at Oldstone • Address: 28 Bear Mountain Bridge Road, Cortland Manor, NY
The River Café • Address: One Water Street, Brooklyn, NY
Glen Cove Mansion Hotel • Address: 200 Dosoris Lane Glen Cove, NY 11542
Alger House • Address: 45 Downing Street, New York, NY
The Greens at Half Hollow Hills • Address: One Altessa Boulevard, Melville, NY
Ram’s Head Inn Shelter Island • Address: 108 S Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island Heights, NY
Pier A Harbor House • Address: 22 Battery Place, New York, NY
Guastavino’s • Address: 409 East 59th Street, New York, NY
Waldorf Astoria New York • Address: 301 Park Avenue New York, NY 10022
Nicotra’s Ballroom • Address: 1100 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314
Steelcase Worklife Center • Address: 4 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019
Kruckers • Address: 77-81 Call Hollow Rd, Pomona, NY 10970
New jersey wedding venue list
Doolan’s Shore Club • Address: 700 State Highway 71, Spring Lake, NJ
The Palace at Somerset Park • Address: 333 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ
The Tides Estate • Address: 1245 Belmont Ave, North Haledon, NJ
Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson • Address: 2 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ
The Gray cliff . address: 122 Moonachie Ave, Moonachie, NJ 07074
Mayfair Farms • Address: 481 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ
The Wilshire Grand Hotel • Address: 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
Elizabeth Avenue Fire House • Address: 2 Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ
Grand Marquis Old Bridge • Address: 1550 U.S. 9, Old Bridge, NJ
Knoll East Golf Course • Address: 1130 Knoll Rd., Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Skylands Manor • Address: 5 Morris Rd, Ringwood, NJ
Westmount Country Club-NJ • Address: 728 Rifle Camp Rd, Woodland Park, NJ
Il Tulipano • Address: 1131 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ
The Brownstone • Address: 351 W Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07522
Deewan Banquet • Address: 560 Stelton Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854
Lucien’s Manor • Address: 81 W White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ 08009
The Venetian • Address: 546 River Dr, Garfield, NJ 07026
Turtle Back Zoo • Address: 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Stone House at Sterling Ridge • Address: 50 Stirling Rd, Warren, NJ 07059
Pleasantdale Chateau • Address: 757 Eagle Rock Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
The Manor • Address: 111 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Terrace on the Park • Address: 52 11 111th St, Flushing, NY 11368
How many photo's do we get?
Every wedding is so different that it is difficult to put an exact number but I do typically find myself shooting about 160-180 photos per hour and end up delivering around 125-150 per hour.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I only use the best DSLR’s and lenses money can buy! Here is a short list of the goodies I use to capture your precious moments:
- Multiple Profoto B1 strobes
- Multiple Flashpoint XPLOR 600 PRO
- Multiple Flashpoint eVOLV 200
- Multiple Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2
- Multiple Canon 600EX-RT
Camera & lenses:
- Multiple Canon 5D MKIV
- Multiple Canon 5D MKIII
- Canon 6D MK I
- SONY A7III
- Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART DG HSM
- Canon 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
- Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS
- Canon 135mm f/2.0L
- Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS MKII
- SIGMA 105MM F1.8
- SONY 85MM F1.8
- SONY 70-200MM F2.8
What if your equipment breaks during my wedding?
Machines break, that is what they do but have no fear! I always have backups of backups! If something breaks, I got a replacement ready to go to take its place. Not only do I have backups of backups for equipment used at your wedding but I also do multiple backups of your wedding coverage as well. With multiple terabytes of redundant hard drives and cloud backups of those backups, your memories are safe with me.
Do you have insurance?
Absolutely! As a New Jersey Wedding photographer, having insurance is a must and will be happy to provide your wedding venue with proof of coverage.
How soon can we expect our photo's and video?
Photos are typically delivered within 4-6 weeks and video turnaround is usually 8-10 weeks or less
What if you get sick?
Short of hospitalization, I will be there! in 2017 I had an accident that ended up giving me spinal fractures (yes multiple!) but that still didn’t stop me from getting to the wedding I was scheduled for with a neck brace on. Remember how I said I have backups of backups? Same applies here. God forbid for any medical emergency if I can’t make it, I will have a replacement photographer there to cover for me. This detail is also noted in the contract.
How do we confirm & hold our date? what is the payment schedule?
At the time of signing the contract, a 40% retainer is due to hold and confirm your wedding date (YAY) with remaining balance due 30 days before the wedding day. Entirely up to you on how many payments you make after the retainer as long as all dues are paid 30 calendar days before the wedding.
I don't see the venue listed where i am getting married. would you still be able to provide the same quality of work?
Absolutely! When a chef moves to a different kitchen, he still knows his recipes and can still give you that mean tender steak that you love so much!
Think of me as that chef. Over the years, I have worked at so many different locations and venue’s that at this point, a new venue or location will only tickle my creativity more