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Valley Regency | Michelle & Mario Wedding with Fuji X-T3

The valley Regency in Clifton, New Jersey was such a nice place to shoot a wedding. It was our first time there. It has an endless opportunity for photos. The great thing is that bride and groom prep areas were completely on the opposite sides of the building.

The party started with them the moment we got there. They had the perfect playlist of music while we were doing our bride prep. They did a first look which was awesome. We like to that because we are in better position to really see the reactions of the bride and groom. They had Posh DJs during the reception and they always tear the roof off.

As far as gear is concerned we did a bold move to shoot both Nikon d850 and Fuji X-T3. The Fuji X-T3 did such an amazing job during the reception which was one of my biggest concerns. The focus was fast and there as no struggling in low light at all. The next wedding will be shot in it’s entirety with the Fuji X-T3

Last but not least I also wanted to share a short slideshow we did for Mario and Michelle. I have to say we are quite please with the results.

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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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First Wedding with the Fuji X-T3 | Ninety Acres Wedding in New Jersey

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First Wedding with the Fuji X-T3 | Ninety Acres Wedding in New Jersey

I just picked up the new Fuji X-T3 at Unique Photo in New Jersey and I was anxious to get this bad boy to a wedding. At first I will admit I thought this camera was too small for my hands. It’s a significant difference coming from the Fuji X-H1. The second I got home I configured the camera settings for pro use. I made sure all the buttons and command dials were set to make quick changes to Auto Focus Modes and White Balance. I also configured the Command Dial to be my Exposure Compensation.

Friday had arrived and I finally got shoot my first wedding with this camera. I started with shots around the property. Shooting with this camera really makes me feel like an artist. I think of composition. I use the LCD screen to compose often. I find myself taking less shots

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Fast forward to the wedding ceremony I was shooting with the Fuji X-T3 primarily and my back up camera was a Nikon D850. This way if I had terrible pictures, I knew i’d have amazing shots with the D850. I set my Fuji X-T3 to Wide Tracking auto-focus and enabled Face and Eye Detect. Most people don’t do this, but to be honest, I want to think about getting the shot. I don’t want to miss a moment because I’m spending so much time focusing for the eyes. I want the camera to do all that work for me. With that said, it nailed every shot, especially when a bride walks fast.

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This camera has definitely proven itself as a camera I can use professionally. I know many folks have been using the Fuji X-T2 but I’ve never shot with it myself. I have to say I am very pleased with the results and I will definitely plan on getting another X-T3 before the year is over.

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Beautiful First Communion in Englewood Cliffs

We recently did a beautiful First Communion that was to die for. We were very honored this super amazing family chose us for Anjolie's special day.  We started in Englewood Cliffs and made our way to The Picco Tavern in Hackensack, New Jersey for the Ceremony.  

 

 

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Engagement Session In Hoboken, New Jersey

One of our models is getting hitched.  When Julian popped the question she decided to go with us to shoot her beautiful wedding.  Being that all our wedding packages has a free engagement session, she immediately took advantage.  The family is heavily in to sports so they decided for a soccer themed engagement session.  

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The main thing they wanted was a Save the Date shot to send out.  They got really cool matching jerseys and the rest was up to me.  Usually there are a ton of people at a park like this, so we did the best we could not to have extras.

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Once they got the Save the Date nailed we took a few more shots around Frank Sinatra Park. 

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Beautiful Wedding at Trump National Golf Club .  Bedminister, New Jersey

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Beautiful Wedding at Trump National Golf Club . Bedminister, New Jersey

What an awesome day for a wedding.  It's not Winter yet but it sure felt like it.  Despite the cold weather, the beautiful scenery quickly made up for it.  The first thing that was quite apparent is the level of service.  Everyone from the valet to the bartenders were exceptional.  I got to see Donal J Trumps personal locker and his beautiful home.

We started our day taking pictures of the exterior, interior, and the table settings.  Meredith and Michael wanted a first look and I quickly organized one.  After the first look we went and took some beautiful shots before the ceremony.  

The ceremony was short and sweet.  The same goes for the rest of the night. For the main course, I had the short rib ravioli which was to die for. Overall this wedding was filled with loved one and it was a success.   For me it was such an honor to shoot their wedding as well as this amazing venue.  I did make some friends there so I think I'll be going to the Trump National Golf Club pretty soon!

'Have an event at Trump National Golf Club? Love our shots here?  Contact us to book your event.'

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Engagement Session at Skyland Manor in Ringwood

We had a very successful engagement session today at Skyland Manor in Ringwood, New Jersey.  Quiana and Daniel really put up with such an immense cold and glad to say it did not show in the images.  We did the usual tour around the property and made use of the foliage.  I used both natural light and studio strobe.  I try for all my shoots to have as many options as possible for their images.  I'm very honored to be their wedding photographer.

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Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi Wedding

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Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi Wedding

This wedding was just this past Saturday and I couldn't wait to share the images with you guys.  It started at a hotel with both the bride and groom getting ready at the same hotel.  Which I love for many reasons.  Firstly, I can run from room to room and catch a bunch of candids as they happen. From the hotel, we went straight to Insignia Prime Steak and Sushi where the ceremony and the reception were held.  On the way there it was raining and we were getting flash warnings on all of our mobile phones.

Despite the terrible weather, the wedding was a big hit.  The food was amazing and we were able to get the best shots ever.  I stuffed my face with all the food going by me as I'm shooting the attendees.  My favorite part was this cellar they had.  It was very small but we made it work.  We all were pleased with the turnout and our images.

'Have an event at Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi? Love our shots here?  Contact us to book your event.'

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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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Yours Truly In Action

Hi folks, for a long time I've always made a point just to share my passion with everyone.  I always was concerned with the final product and much less about me.  Being that we are starting a Youtube Channel I feel it's only right to start introducing who I am to the universe.  Hope you enjoy the very quick clip and subscribe to our Youtube channel because there is so much more to come.

 

 

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Magical Wedding at Dyker Beach Golf Course

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Magical Wedding at Dyker Beach Golf Course

This beautiful wedding day began at Christ Church in Brooklyn.  After the ceremony we rushed to Brooklyn Bridge Park.  I've met the couple there 2 weeks prior to scout locations.  Once we got Brooklyn Bridge Park our first location was the pebbled beach area.  While it was very crowded, we managed to get an angle where only one boy was in my shot and I had to photoshop him out.

 

After the pebbled beach area we went towards the 2nd nook I found.  This one was not part of the planned shooting spots at the park but I thought I could get a great shot.

 

One of the biggest signatures to my shooting style is if I'm shooting a subject, it's all about them.  I'm not concerned how populated an area is, I will make it about them and only them.  Now moving on to the next location, the couple really wanted a specific area at the park.

 

After this location we went to one last stop before we rushed to the reception.  There were literally dozens of folks here snapping pictures of us.  I usually have my lovely assistant to help me with the professional lighting and that makes us look like a big production set.

 

The next series of images is after the reception.  Dyker Beach Golf Course was very kind in giving an extra golf cart to take the the newlyweds to the best shooting locations in the golf course. It was us in the 2 carts plus a third tour guy and we looked like a 3 car convoy all over the course.  It was a great experience for all of us.

 

'Have an event at Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn, New York? Love our shots here?  Contact us to book your event.'

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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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Cinematic Engagement Session

I'm not sure who wins here.  The folks who book with me and get a free engagement session or our studio.  Sometimes our clients let us run with our crazy ideas.  I liked what the couple was wearing so I opted for a movie post type of shot.  We initially wanted a the bridge behind us at DUMBO in Brooklyn.  It was high noon and the sun was terrible so we went to a side street.  The rest is history.

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Veronica & Matt's Engagement Session

By now it's no secret every full service wedding package comes with a free engagement shoot.  Veronica & Matt happened to pick the best day of December for their shoot.  It felt like Spring out.  Matt had proposed at Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken so they wanted to shoot there.  We also shot in the alley where we got a lot of really cool shots.  What's not to love about this couple. We had an amazing time and I'm really looking forward shooting their wedding in 2016.

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Suzanne & Shawn's Wedding

I was fortunate enough to be flown to Boulder, Colorado for this beautiful outdoor wedding. They flew us out a day early to catch the groomsmen at the Go-Kart Racetrack which was awesome.  The high elevation was a bit of a problem for me but I managed the best that I could.  None the less it was one of the best moments I've ever had.  Very humbling experience.  You may click on the image below to view the slideshow.

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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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