Engagement Season

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Engagement Season

Well it’s the season once again. The time when newly engaged couples are starting to plan their wedding and begin the critical search for the right photographer. After all it is the photographer  going to be the one that captures the essence of a lifes worth of dreams hopes and expectations.

Engagement Photographer

Engagement photography session with Jason Giordano.

Everyone knows engagement photography has become part of the lengthly process of planning a wedding. Perhaps it may seem a bit trendy.  But there are quite a few benefits to both the photographer and the couple in doing so.   What is engagement photography and why is it important for you to consider?

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The stable.

For me it’s the perfect opportunity to get to know my new friends on a personal level.  Be sure you do your research before making contact. You want to know that you like the work before calling to discuss package pricing and details. Once you’re convinced you’ve found the professional of your liking and the reviews are positive it’s time to make the call. Introduce yourself and be sure to provide the date and locations. Most professionals would ask for this information before continuing anyway. There are two ways that I see it in managing your engagement session as far as booking. I’ll discuss both options next.

Our humans are getting married!

Option number one.

One way to do it is to hire the photographer for just the session first and then for the wedding if you really enjoyed the time you’ve spent with them.  The bridal party wants to have a great time. Chances are they will cooperate and listen to what he or she is saying if they enjoy being around them enough.  You definitely need to have an easy going fun and upbeat personality in this business. Another great trait is to know when and how to disappear and still get the shots you need. With so much going on on your day you need someone that has seen it all and know exactly how to handle every  situation. If you hire the photographer for your session separately you may pay a premium.  We are happy to add the cost to the total of most wedding photography packages.

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A sweet kiss in the stable.

Option number two.

Include the engagement session in your wedding photography  package. Like most any purchases you will be making for your wedding day the more you commit to purchasing the better deal you may receive. Other options to consider are wedding albums, gallery wrap prints, and thank you cards to name a few. If there is one suggestion I would have for anyone considering hiring a professional photographer besides checking reviews for both positive and negative, it would be to schedule a one on one meeting. Perhaps not as critical for an engagement session but certainly before signing a contract for the wedding.

I sincerely hope this helped and welcome any and all questions. Feel free to call 973-619-5678 with any questions. We would love to hear from you.

Photos were taken  on Willow Creek Farm in Montville NJ

Jason Giordano

Videography at the Skylands Manor

We take wedding videography seriously. In fact creating the video our clients are looking for supersedes. Therefore actively listening to expectations and providing options to suit the taste of individuals has been our recipe for success while providing luxury wedding services.

Wedding Videography at the Skylands Manor

Wedding and event videography at the Manor

Skylands in Ringwood NJ is located on over 1,000 acres of natural woodlands. Looking for a fairy tale wedding? The Castle is a perfect venue. The tree-lined orchard provide the perfect atmosphere for a romantic ceremony and provide the perfect ambiance for any theme. You and your guests can explore 100 acres of formal botanical gardens for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities.  Why not live like royalty during your wedding celebration in the granite Tudor manor. The Gothic interior of the mansion display architectural styles of the early Renaissance periods. Guests will be swept away by the elegance.

C O L L E C T I O N   O N E

Cinematic Wedding Film + Raw Footage

INCLUDES:

– Filming your bridal parties getting ready.

– Guests arriving and all the beautiful in-between moments before your ceremony starts.

– Ceremony with two cinema quality cameras.

– We look awesome doing it.

– After the ceremony, we film your entire reception, capturing all the magic that happens.

– We craft a beautiful 5-6 minute cinematic film that encompasses your entire day.

– 3-5 hours of raw footage from the entire day is provided on a beautiful portable hard drive ready to watch.

– You get online version of the cinematic film as well as a digital version.

– Two videographers, to make sure we capture every moment.

– No limit on hours. We stay for as long as it takes to get everything we need to make a beautiful wedding film.

The Collection One is a beautiful 5-6 minute short film of your entire wedding day. It covers the whole day from start to finish. It also includes all the raw footage we shot that day provided on a hard drive.

This is a great collection for anyone who’s just interested in the base film and the raw footage.

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Wedding videography

Jason Giordano

Bridal Hangers

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It’s in the details

Custom bridal hangers are the best accessory for brides. More important than you may think.  They add that little something extra to your gown and many brides say they “make their dress complete!” Many brides get hangers for their bridesmaids, wedding parties, mother-of-the-bride, mother of the groom, and their maid of honor. These hangers with your name are also a must-have for taking the perfect wedding gown photos! They frame it and add that “something special” to the picture to create a memory guaranteed to last forever.


Another must have for every wedding! We often have several meetings with our brides to assure we are up to date with the latest changes. During each these meetings I never forget to mention the need to have nice hanger to put the dress on. After the time and money has been spent on finding your wedding gown it is absolutely necessary to have something nice for it to hang on for the photographer.  Nothing is less  expensive and makes such a huge impact. Most of all be sure your gown has something nice to hang from.

Also, let’s not forget they also make fantastic bridal shower gifts or engagement party presents. If you are a bridesmaid or looking for the best bridal shower gift this would be a great way to go.

 

Have you thought about the wedding gown photo?  Because it’s on the top of the list for most wedding photographers of must get photos! Some old plastic hanger just won’t do, it devalues the beauty of the dress. Finally with that said we hope you found this information useful.

You can purchase custom hangers here on amazon.

 

Be sure to come back for our next blog on  Wedding Invitations