They want to use our photos…

We feel very honored when a venue requests using our wedding photos (with proper credits) for brochures, website, etc. It’s another way to see how well we have done not only capturing a couple’s special day, but also the place they have chosen… These are the last photos requested from the Renault Winery!

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Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

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Featured at Inspired Smart Success Blog

 

We have been featured at The Inspired Smart Success Blog !!!

Love the title: Devon & Joseph, Simply Chic!

Thanks guys !!!

 

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Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Northampton Valley Country Club Wedding

Got to share this gorgeous wedding photo taken at the Northampton Valley Country Club. The style used here is a very romantic one… Will do a full blog post with more pics soon…

Northampton Valley Country Club Wedding Photo

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Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Nashville…

We felt we should add “Leisure” to our categories, since we have so many photos from places we’ve been to… Travel photos are another way to showcase our passion for photography… In this first series, we picked Nashville to be featured… The photos were taken on a cold winter trip to this gorgeous city. Some pics are “landmarks” like the AT&T building, the Sommet Center where the Predators play, The Convention Center, The Titans Stadium, also representative to the area, details like boots and hats, or the  many places where to savor food and drinks … Hope you enjoy them…

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Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

NYC – Bethesda Terrace – Engagement Photos

Tas & Anthony had their engagement session in NYC. Tas used to live in Manhattan, her dream was to have her engagement photos somewhere in the City… We started in front of the Plaza Hotel, and walked our way to the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park on a gorgeous summer day… Loved their casual style and how they had so much fun with a very refreshing and contagious attitude… Next, is their wedding, with a special theme: “fairytale”.

Truly, engagement sessions, are a great opportunity to get acquaintance with the photographers that will take care of the Big Day while learning a little bit about “posing” or creating the best “candids”, doing your thing but, acknowledging the camera’s presence… 🙂

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the Tri-State Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Sum Sum Summer Princeton Engagement Photos…

Recently we shot Lauren & Michael’s engagement session in the grounds of Princeton University… Each time we go there, it looks completely different. On summer, with no students due to vacation, Princeton makes it for an interesting choice for visitors in a lazy weekend day, so it can get pretty crowded. While shooting our photos, people would smile or congratulate our couple… Yet we manage to make all the following pictures for this guys that are in love and were anxious to have a special day with their upcoming wedding photographers…

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Sneak Peek: Princeton Engagement

Princeton is at any time of the year a great location, Lauren and Michael loved it… Couldn’t resist sharing at least this one from last weekend’s photoshoot… Stay tuned, more coming soon !!!

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Sand Barrens Golf Club Wedding Photos…

Located deep down South Jersey, the Sand Barrens Golf Club, is an amazing venue… Erin and Andrew loved the place and went for it for their wedding, making it a long fun weekend for all their guests… Golf carts, a nice pound with a wooden bridge, were some great spots for their photos to be taken… Loved their first dance song: “I’m in a New York State of Mind” by Billy Joel, since they live in The City, it was “the choice”… Enjoy their photos !!!

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Capturing the “soul”

Here we were asked to do headshots for Lu, an aspiring actress and singer… Easy to work with, so natural, she gave us a variety of poses and attitudes… On her words, as the camera was shooting, her mind was focused on: “hire me”… Which is the whole idea and made it a smooth process on capturing her soul. Lu wanted also some pics for her website, for that, she turned into another gal, delivering a variety of different pieces that we are glad to share here… You can see she has that “actors” feeling and that for her, it’s second nature being in front of a camera…

Lu is a Dramatic Literature, Theatre grad form the George Washington University in DC. She has started her signing path as the vox for the “Days of Season” band with Fuma in the guitars and John Casale in the drums… Their debut album: “Turning Point”. Lu also composed all the songs and with the other members of the band, created a unique pop rock sound…

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America

I wrote the following on August, 2010, on a very special day for us… I thought today, is the perfect one to post it since it’s our first 4th of July as American Citizens:

“Ironically I was made in America, my parents were living in Boston when they “made” me, but I was born in Germany. Parents were from Uruguay, a small country in South America. My father was a Diplomat, so my early years were full of moving from one country to another. After my father passed away I started living in my country of “origin”… later on, I moved to Paraguay, another small country in South America, where I lived for a number of years, had my son, and met my hubby/partner, Al.

Al, was a struggling photographer, we barely made it to the end of the month… He knew there was a better life out there…

Life in South Americais quite challenging, if you are not related to a renowned politician or aren’t from a prominent rich family, you hassle a lot to make a decent living. So, one day we decided to make a big change in our lives… We came to USA to never look back.

First years were of a lot of work to pay the bills in jobs that we never did before… But, from the beginning, we started learning the process of becoming “Americans” in the real meaning of that word: we watched TV only in English; we learned how good it is to pay taxes, there is a return to the community in doing so; we bought our first new cars in our lives; we got our own apartment after two years which would have been an impossible task to achieve in South America; we hurt badly when September 11; we learned to understand Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno’s jokes; we were amazed to see that America voted the first African-American President and almost a lady made it; we couldn’t miss our favorite TV show: 24 Hours; and finally, what we liked most, is that we could make a living through doing what we do best, Photography, having our own Company and providing American Brides with beautiful images, it gives us so much pride in what we do.

Along the journey, we had our ups and downs, America might not be perfect, but to us, it is the closest to perfection that we know… You just need to understand how and why Americans do things.

People ask us if we feel homesick, not at all !!! We barely went back to our now ex-countries, if there is some extra money for vacations, we rather travel inside USA or go to Europe!!! We suffered the few times we went down there, seeing how people still haven’t moved on…

America is a country made by immigrants, almost all people living here can relate to an ancestry from other part of the world. We are first generation, and we came to the USA with the same attitude as the first Pilgrims did, to work hard to achieve our goals… We can say: mission accomplished !!!

Today, we have become American Citizens !!!”

Ida Ochoteco Ojeda