Happy 2012 !!!

Wishing you guys an exciting 2012 !!!

2011 is almost over, it was good year for us… So far, 2012 is looking great and can’t wait to see what it will bring us !!!

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

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Liberty Park Engagement Photos

Liberty Park with it’s Manhattan skylines, historic Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal and a long promenade, makes for great engagement pics… Our couple had a gorgeous day and enjoyed loosing up in front of the camera.

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"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Liberty Park Engagement Photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Liberty Park Engagement Photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Liberty Park Engagement Photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Liberty Park Engagement Photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Liberty Park Engagement Photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Liberty Park Engagement Photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Liberty Park Engagement Photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Liberty Park Engagement Photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Liberty Park Engagement Photos"

Liberty Park Engagement Photos

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

New Jersey Black Tie Weddings

Sharing interesting information posted at: TyingTheKnott.com Wedding Network

2011 Wedding Statistics – Average Cost per wedding (excluding the honeymoon): $26,984

Here Are All of The Average Wedding Expenses In The United States Based Upon Registered Weddings In 2011. You Just May Be Surprised How Much Money Is Being Spent On The Average Wedding These Days… Consider These Numbers Before Planning Your Wedding and Be Sure To Budget For Your Wedding According To These Latest Costs.

  •      Cost per wedding dress: $1,099
  •      Percentage of Destination Weddings: 24%
  •      Bride’s Age: 29
  •      Groom’s Age: 31
  •      Number of Guests: 141
  •      Average cost per guest at a wedding: $194
  •      Number of Bridesmaids: 4
  •      Number of Groomsmen: 4
  •      Length of Engagement: 14 months
  •      Most Popular Engagement Month: December (16%)
  •      Most Popular Wedding Month: June (15%)

The most laid-back weddings are held in Hawaii while black tie weddings are most popular in New York and New Jersey.

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Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Happy Holidays from Al Ojeda Photography !!!

Best wishes in this Holiday Season to all our Brides & Grooms to be, the ones with worked with, also to our friends and followers… We wish you an exciting 2012 !!!

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2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, photo taken by Al Ojeda with his i-phone !!!

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Great Virtual Planning Package Deal from No Limit Events LLC !!!

Gabriela is the partner and cerified wedding/special event consultant for No Limit Events LLC as well as the main writer for the company blog, No Limmit Events LLC: Bloggin’ It. She enjoys sharing fun and unique wedding ideas, which include helpful wedding and party related posts, inspirational photos and advice for those planning special celebrations. Gabriela lives in New Jersey with her husband and business parter, Justin, and their 2 lovable cats. Planning a luxurious wedding or special event party? Please visit her blog and website for specials and helpful advice.

No Limit Events LLC Virtual Planning Package:

New wedding planning service for 2012: Our Virtual Planning Package!

The wait is finally over!
Announcing … NLEs Virtual Planning Package!  This is our “trial” year for this package and we will see how well it does with planning brides and grooms.

What is the Virtual Planning Package? This package is really meant for the couple that can really handle majority of the planning process on their own.  It’s a “DIY” version of our luxurious planning services.  We give you all the tools you need to plan it “NLE style!”

What do I get with this Virtual Planning Package?
Everything but the kitchen sink! (I’ve always wanted to say that.)  In all seriousness, this is what you get:

  • Provide you with your own VIP website pre-loaded with all your materials! Our tech team will continue to load up your new contracts, etc. onto your site as you receive them! Easy organization and content management that you can refer to it on the go, anywhere! (retail value: $400!)
  • Provide you with 1 complimentary phone or ichat/skype consultation to discuss your wedding style, formality, needs & interests (retail value: $150!)
  • Provide you with up to 2 individual consultations via phone or email (retail value: $200!)
  • Provide you with a list of “NLE Approved” professionals both local to NY/NJ and throughout the U.S. that will happily extend a special offer or discount just because you’re a Virtual VIP client! (a savings of OVER $1,000 combined!)
  • Provide you with a special deal for Day of Coordination fee with “NLE” in case you decide to take advantage of our stress-free day management service! (a savings of $500!)
  • Provide you with our stress-free final countdown checklist (retail value: $75!)
  • Lifetime membership into the NLE family (special promotions, discounts)… & MORE!
      TOTAL RETAIL VALUE/SAVINGS: at least $2,000
                   YOUR PRICE:        ONLY  $ 375! 
  *Get rid of those bulky folders and binders!
  *Take advantage of special discounts/promotions with only NLE Approved pros!

So what are you waiting for? This package is perfect for you if you think you can take the reins! Again, you get all our tools we mention above and we house ALL your contracts/agreements on your own customized site so that it’s easy to manage and refer to from just about anywhere.

Call 800-670-3671 x1 or email us to get started!  

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Al and Ida, from Al Ojeda Photography, are glad to share this fantastic deal from a Wedding Industry colleague that can make your special day a perfect one.
Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings
Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Christmas Cards from past couples!

Love receiving Christmas cards from past couples! Jessica and Doug got married two years ago, we were the ones to provide them with photography services.

In the card/photo with new family addition: cute Henry!

Thanks so much guys for the kind touch, it really means a lot to us!!! It’s wonderful to see you are so blessed and happy!!!

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

The Westin Princeton Wedding Photos

Featuring a wedding held at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, New Jersey. This was the beginning of a series of weddings: we did later the Bride’s twin sisters wedding and on March we will be shooting the Groom’s sisters…

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"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - Princeton wedding photographers"

 

Traditional Indian Wedding: long day, different attires, fun crowd… We delivered more than 700 photos to the couple… Here you got just a few of the bunch… Check out the variety!

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Jumping Wedding Photos idea comes from a Master Photographer: Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) is a huge reference in the photography world, being one of the “Masters”. Imagine how far his heritage has gone, his jumping concept many years later, is widely used in wedding or engagement photographs !!!

"Left photo: Philippe Halsman - Right phto: Al Ojeda Photography"

On the left, Halsman’s goddess BB picture and on the right, one of our 21st Century jumping engagement photos.

Halsman’s theory about the jumping: “When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.” Halsman developed a philosophy of jump photography, which he called jumpology. He published Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book in 1959, which contained a tongue-in-cheek discussion of jumpology and 178 photographs of celebrity jumpers.

Brides & Grooms to be: Maybe jumping is fun but not “your style”, no worries, with Al Ojeda Photography, we will “read” what defines who YOU are and shot accordingly!

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Graycliff Manor Wedding Photos

Check out these pics showcasing The Graycliff Manor and the gorgeous memories we created for this couple… Most photos in this post are wedding photojournalism style, story telling…

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"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - The Graycliff Manor wedding photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - The Graycliff Manor wedding photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - The Graycliff Manor wedding photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - The Graycliff Manor wedding photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - The Graycliff Manor wedding photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - The Graycliff Manor wedding photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - The Graycliff Manor wedding photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - The Graycliff Manor wedding photos"

"Al Ojeda Photography - New Jersey Wedding Photographers - The Graycliff Manor wedding photos"

At The Graycliff Manor, they can accommodate from an intimate wedding to 300 guests. They say: “an event may last just a few hours, but memories will stay with you for a lifetime”. To accomplish that you also need an experienced talented wedding photographer…

Caroline and Sean saw each other before the ceremony, something a lot of couples do in order to get to enjoy the cocktail hour, check their couple pics taken at the Lambert Castle.

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photography – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Dos and Don’ts in Front of the Camera

Brides and Grooms to be, here are some suggestions on how to get the most out of your Professional Wedding Photographer:

  • Enjoy your day, keep calm as much as you can, remember all emotions show in photos. Emotions that look great in photos: of course happiness, nicely surprised, some tears, etc.
  • Avoid emotions that look bad in photos: angriness, nervousness, felling desperate about something, etc.
  • Try not to stress out about anything, don’t let anyone ruin your day… If someone is giving you a hard time, let them know you will take care of the issue after the wedding, even better, after the honeymoon.
  • Don’t give your back to the Photographer, acknowledge his/her presence, this way a variety of gorgeous candids can be captured.
  • Create situations: softly touch your partner’s face to the opposite side to where the camera is, kiss, rubbing noses, touching foreheads, etc. They all make for great pics.
  • Be focus at the wedding party and family photo session, let someone who knows your family and friends gather the people that will be in the photos. Remember, your Photographer isn’t familiar with them. The sooner these photos are taken, the sooner everyone can join the party!
  • Again, enjoy your Big Day !!!

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Tip for the Bride: MUAs are a must, even for those who are into the “natural” look, professionals make up artists know how to make you look fantastic in your style!

Tip for Brides and Grooms: call all vendors on the week of the wedding, making sure they know time/locations where to deliver their stuff, etc.

With Al Ojeda Photography, our Brides & Grooms get a phone call from us on the week of the wedding so we can go through all details of the big day!

Al Ojeda Photography – New Jersey Wedding Photographers – Covering the TriState Area – Destination Weddings

Contac: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240