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The Tides Estate | Brittany & Daniel Wedding

Hi Guys.. Here are some of our images from a wedding we shot at The Tides Estate in North Haledon, New Jersey. This is another event that had rain in it’s forecast but once we arrived the rain stopped. We love doing wedding photography at this venue as there are so many places to shoot. Even on bad weather there are so many great shots we can get inside.

Starting with bridal prep I took the wedding dress to the main floor and stuck it on the window. This provided us with amazing natural light as well as pictures with the bride and her mom with the dress. I also took the groomsmen there and did a portrait for each of them. Fast forward to the cocktail hour I took the bride and groom and we got some amazing images on premises. The Tides Estate really provides a photographer’s dream with all the options the courtyard has to offer.


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Emily and Abraham | Skyview Golf Club | Sparta, New Jersey

Hi Guys! I wanted to share some of our shots from our wedding at the Skyview Golf Club in Sparta, New Jersey. This particular weekend we had 3 weddings back to back, and here I am to tell the tale. The weather was not cooperating and Emily stuck it out no matter what. Despite the bad weather we used most of the property. I highly recommend this venue and the staff was amazing as well.

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Family Looks Like Legos in Botched Family Photo Shoot

I've never written a blog post like this, but this is a perfect example of why you should leave the photography to professionals.  A photographer was hired to take photos of a family at a park.  It happened to be a bright and sunny day.  What could go wrong?  Apparently a lot.  The photographer did not know how to position the family in harsh light.  She also didn't use any type of diffuser or professional strobe.  And last but not least, she did not know how to properly edit the photos when all else failed. She decided to fake the faces and make them look like legos.  She actually delivered this to the family.

There is a lot to be learned by this.  If I were the photographer I would have said that I am new and I'd do this completely free.  This way, if my work was this bad, we could have simply rescheduled until I got it right.  The blame is also to the family who decided that they wanted to save a buck and go to the cheapest photographer they can find.  You get what you pay for is the catchphrase of the day. 

At Delensmode, something like this will never happen.  We know how to make our photos exposed correctly in this situation.  Additionally, we carry professional light gear that can over power the sun in most cases.  Not to mention, all you have to do is make use of good shade in these situations.

In my examples below you see various examples of outdoor shoots where the sun is bright.  You can tell the light is consistent throughout.  This is when we bring out our professional lighting gear.  As a professional photographer you know your camera gear inside and out.  The most expensive camera gear does have it's limitations, and that's when you bring out professional lighting gear.

Our post is not to put blame to the family or the photographer as this ended in laughs for the family.  However, it's to show value in what we do.  Photography is like any other profession.  It requires constant training of the craft and new gear. Luckily for us, it's our passion.  We love what we do.  When we say the biggest stressful day of your life (your wedding day) is our comfort zone. We mean it.  We thrive in pressure.

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Engagement Session at Happy Day Farm in Manalapan Township, New Jersey

It's fall with 90 degree weather today.  Our mission is an engagement session at Happy Day Farm in Manalapan Township, New Jersey.  With no cloud in site and no shade I thought today was not going to be our best shoot ever.  I brought an assistant to do our professional lighting and combat the harsh sun.  For us, our engagment shoots are how we connect with clients and build a great relationship.  What we do is much more than photography.  I hope you enjoy today's images.

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Your Same Day Slide Show

Our studio is always trying to be innovative when it comes to your wedding.  Some DJs take snap shots on your wedding and throw plain old slideshows during your wedding.  Here is an example of a same day slide show we do here at DelensMode Photography.  We actually edit and retouch images and make this beautiful slide show that has blown dozens of bride and grooms away.  This is included in all wedding packages.  Our mission is to give you that $10,000 wedding at a budget price.

 

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Fall Session with Joanny

Today we went to Celery Farm in Allendale, New Jersey for a Joanny's Fall Session.  This park is one of my favorite places to shoot.  Joanny was full of great posing ideas, she was a natural.  I used my Indra 500 Strobe Light with a Softbox to light her so I can combine it with ambient light.  The results were phenomenal.

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Head Shot Season

The temperature is dropping and wedding season has come to an end.  Portrait season is among us.  We run many promotions and sometimes we include a hairstylist and a make up artist that we love.  Last week's promotion was all about the corporate headshot.  This is perfect for LinkedIn

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Last Weekend's Wedding

Once again I shot alongside Jonathan Breton at this wonderful wedding.  The venue was in Haledon, New Jersey. We were supposed to get hit with a big hurricane but these newlyweds Lucked out.

 

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Engagement Shoot With Carolina & Frankie

Once they booked with me they jumped on the free engagement shoot with out hesitation.  They picked Long Branch in New Jersey where he proposed.  She was very shy at first.  I told her not to worry.  I asked the couple to be very organic and I'll just capture their moments.  It ended up being one of my favorite shoots ever.  I can't wait for their wedding in 2016.

 


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Bridal Shoot with Rayssa

I often work with this beautiful model for all sorts of concepts.  Today we worked with a local bridal boutique to try on this dress.  I had an amazing team  of hairstylists, make up artists, and a wonderful assistant.  I will later introduce these folks in a later blog post.

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Fiorella & Luis

Today was a beautiful day for an intimate wedding.  We were very limited with time and shooting locations and I was able to get some beautiful images that they really enjoyed.  

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