Central/northern NJ photographer & makeup artist recs needed!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Dennis Pike..check him out OUT OF THIS WORLD 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Hi Bee! Congrats on your upcoming wedding. I also live in central NJ and we booked Ultimate Party Central for our photo, video, DJ and photobooth. Because we did a package deal I am not sure exactly how much just photography would be but they are great!

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Had a fantastic experience with Alexa Nahas photography. I would say that she has a non-posed documentary style. She’s based in Philly but I know she travels. My wedding was in NJ. http://www.alexanahas.com/

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m getting married in June and using Something Blue Photography! The owner/ photographer’s name is Susan. She is AMAZING and has the cutest pinterest-worthy office in Toms River. She’ll travel anywhere in NJ My fiance was sold after she offered him a cold beer when we got there lol

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

ll2018 :  Here is a link to our photographers – they offer a number of packages and will give a personalized quote also.  http://www.kgmexpressions.com/

Photography was our number one priority and we are thrilled with their work.  They were our best vendor too.  We had our online gallery of over 700 images nine days after our wedding.  They later retouched the ones we wanted.  

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I can’t recommend Lisa Hibbert Photography enough, she’s from Jersey City. Her personality is so fun and her work is to die for ๐Ÿ˜ LOVED having her there with me all day! Got all 1,000+ finished photos when we got home from our honeymoon, only 11 short days after the wedding! 

Met with KGM expressions that pp mentioned when I was looking and almost booked with them, their work is great too!

Others I really liked were M2 Photography as well as Off Beet Productions. 

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Hi!! Red Bank Studio Photography is well priced and amazing. We are getting 12 hour photo, 12 hour video, photobook and etc for $4500. I have my make up trial on Sunday, but am so excited because this makeup artist is amazing and does beautiul work!!! If you have instagram check her out: Makeupbyjaysaunz

 

Tell them Nina sent you if you contact them! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We are using Idalia Photography. They are an awesome wife and husband team who are so much fun to work with! We had the best time at our engagement shoot and can’t wait to have them at our June wedding: http://idaliaphotography.com

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

futuremrscas :  Ah I am currently considering Susan! I am very overwhelmed by all of the choices (and the prices ughhh) but she is on the short list for sure! Glad to know you liked her!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Recommend Kate from Off BEET photography in Northeast NJ. Her husband is doing our video as well. I don’t know what your budget is, but she is on the high end, though she is IMO completely worth it. She also is very customizable and can help you make up a package. She has a documentary style that we love. Nothing staged or cheesy. We are paying around $13k for both photo and video including: two photographers, an engagement session, 9-10 hours of photo, a custom couture art album, 2 matching parent albums, some prints/mounts, and a fine art print box. Video includes a feature, 2 minute teaser and 5 minute preview, and 10 hours of coverage. I love their video because it’s documentary style and the dramatic cinematography type I see a lot of. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Also – beware of photo “studios” that employ many photographers. Meet with YOUR photographer and hire them and them only. Make sure your contract is specific. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

marmar13 :  Yes I definitely recommend her! After we booked we received a package in the mail a week or two later welcoming us into the Something Blue Family! It was such a nice touch! Had a wedding magazine, tips for photography, a mini champagne nottle, and an ornament with our initials on it. And for the amount of times she’s been published, her prices aren’t as crazy as some others I’ve seen and she breaks it up into 3 installments.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

futuremrscas :  Awww that is so sweet! Unfortunately I have had to put my photographer search on hold as our venue is giving us trouble…. they no longer want to do large weddings. I have a feeling by the time this is sorted out or if we have to pick a new location, she will already be booked since we are getting married a popular weekend ๐Ÿ™ Hopefully we will still have the opportunity to work with her though! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

I absoluetely LOVE my photographer. He has amazing work, is extremely dedicated, has no time restrictions, will travel, and has an amazing personality. Seth David Photography. He’s based out of Lake Hopatcong and if you book your engagement session, he likes to have it at the Botanical Gardens in Ringwood which is beautiful.

Our package: $2,000 (including a discount for meeting at a brial show)

-Unlimited time frame

-lighting assistant who is also a second shooter

-rights to our photos

-engagement session

-all photos high resolution electronically

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