Garden State !!!

All jerseyans, we are so proud of our State nicknamed Garden State… We know people from other States make fun from the name cause they might have only been to Newark Airport or a big city like Trenton… But we got pretty good stuff here… We have quite a few cities listed on the best cities to live in the USA… Our town, Hillsborough, is in the 2011 top 100 in the  #51 position… 🙂

Sunflowers in bloom at Duke Farms, Hillsborough, New Jersey.

Al Ojeda Photography

Contact: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

Make Up Artist… Hairstylist…

From our experience working for many years doing Wedding Photography, here are some suggestions for Brides that will help them look fantastic on their Wedding Day:

1 – Make-Up Artist… Use some money from your budget to have a MUA… It really makes a difference on how you will look on your Big Day… You will look great first for yourself (gaining confidence), for the Groom, guests and your Pictures !!! A MUA will enhance your features and correct little things, your skin will look fresh and if you are really into make-up, a MUA will provide you with a Professional look… One more advice on this one, do have a previous make up session in order to make sure you get what you are looking for, no last minute surprises….

2 – Hairstylist… Pretty much the same as with the MUA, a must… It doesn’t matter your style, even for a natural look… so Professional hands are to accomplish it. In this one, you do want to think on the Photography side, because depending on the hair style chosen, you can expect some disappointing images… if your hair is all over your face, the Photographer most likely won’t be able to capture some images or will but, they could be unflattering ones. It could compromise pictures at the Ceremony, Church or in other candid moments, because the hair is going to be on his way… He won’t be able to control your hair like during the portraits or formals in which the Photographer can guide you to pose accordingly… Photoshop can do some magic, fix some things, but it can’t make miracles…

Brides: enjoy your big day !!!

Al Ojeda Photography

Info: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

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Wedding Photography Checklist

We provide Brides & Grooms with a Wedding Photography Checklist a month prior to the event, so they have time to fill it up and mail/email it back to us. We bring it with us on the day of the event and check it out, this way not missing any special requests. 

It’s very useful at the time of the formals. Our list is designed in a way that moves the Bride the less, since usually the wedding gown will have a train making it more difficult for her to move… All people involve in the pictures should be aware and focus…

Sometimes weather conditions, timing/Church/venue restrictions, lateness on people involve in the formals may happen, with the result that some pictures of the list can’t be taken. Weddings are unpredictable, even the ones carefully planned, a Photographer really needs to be on top of his game and be prepared for “plan Bs”.

Al Ojeda Photography

info: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

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The Bouquet…

Every Bride has a Bouquet… it’s a main Tradition… Brides may have favorite flowers, colors, styles… Florist Companies carry a wide variety to choose from…

When a Bride is looking for her Bouquet, she should keep in mind the size and why not, the weight. The Bride will be carrying it most of the day, so if it’s too big or pretty heavy, she will be uncomfortable carrying it all day long… Also, if you are a petit Bride, you really don’t want it to be oversized, it could look awkward, it should balance your size.

Be careful if the Florist brings the Bouquet on a vase with water, have paper towels to make sure you dry it out before you touch it to avoid splitting water on your Wedding gown, some fabrics are very sensitive to liquids and leave spots… It should never happen, it’s preventable.

Bouquet by Al Ojeda Photography

Your Photographer will take pictures of the Bouquet, in different options, using interesting backgrounds or putting the rings on top… and you will have images of that Bouquet that you carefully picked up.

Al Ojeda Photography

info: ida@alojeda.com – 908 240 3240

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