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Do you ever look through our galleries or the photos on my Instagram feed and wonder how we create the style you see?  You might notice how all of the images embody a certain timelessness. We could have taken a photo in 2018 or yesterday, but you wouldn’t know because we strive for that enduring […]

Using Color and Composition to Craft Timeless Wedding Images

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“Should we have a first look?” It’s a reoccurring question we hear from couples. Although this pre-ceremony session has risen in popularity over the past decade, people still wonder, is it worth it?  As New Jersey wedding photographers who have captured many couples before their ceremony, we can confidently say it is, because it’s a […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a First Look At Your New Jersey Wedding

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A majority of the couples we talk with prefer the the look of natural wedding photos over overly posed images or staged moments. And while they understand the importance of formal portraits and detail shots, they hope for a wedding album full of candid moments.  The thing is, most couples don’t know how to help […]

Give Your Photographer These 3 Things if You Want Candid New Jersey Wedding Photos

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Believe it or not, a lot of work goes into creating a naturally beautiful wedding photo. First, there’s the behind-the-scenes work, like getting to know a couple and what they want from their images. And, there’s the editing and processing work that takes place after all of the photos are captured. Then, of course, there’s […]

4 Lighting Techniques That Lead to Naturally Beautiful NJ Wedding Images

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How often have you seen (or searched for) articles about how to look your best on camera for wedding photos? You know the ones – posts with titles like “How to be More Photogenic” and “The #1 Trick to Looking Your Best.” They number in the thousands. This is not one of those articles.  It’s […]

How to Enjoy Being Photographed by your New Jersey Wedding Photographer

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A top 15 list of unique locations for engagement pictures in and around New Jersey. Our NJ wedding couples often ask for location suggestions for their engagement photography sessions – Here are our some of our favorites! Let me guess: As excited as you are about having beautiful photos from your wedding day, you’re not […]

15 Awesome New Jersey Engagement Photography Locations

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Hint: In New Jersey, Teamwork Makes the Dream Work It’s no secret. At the end of the day, the only tangible things that you’ll have to remember your wedding by are those bands wrapped around your fingers and your wedding photos. And because I’m guessing you want to remember it well, you’re probably searching for […]

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If you’re reading this, I’m guessing someone (probably your hair and/or makeup artists!) is asking you what time your wedding photos will begin, even if your wedding is *next* year! And you’re probably thinking, “Who the heck knows!? Maybe I should ask Mike.” Am I right? Here’s the thing: If I had a dime for […]

What Time Should Your New Jersey Wedding Photographer Arrive On Your Wedding Day?

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If you’ve been reading our blog posts lately, you already know how important it is that you feel comfortable around your photographer. If you missed the previous posts, here’s the TLDR version:  Your photographer will be capturing you in fairly personal, intimate moments with the people you love most. And it’s pretty hard to let […]

4 Ways You Can Prepare For a First Meeting with Your New Jersey Wedding Photographer

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Your wedding day is a one-time chance to get it right. No do-overs, no retakes. We have this one chance to capture the things you’ve spent months (if not years!) working on and dreaming about. One chance to photograph all of the people who matter most to you. The weight of that is not lost […]

What You Can Expect as a Mike Zawadzki Client – NJ Wedding Photography

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"We cried when we saw the photos for the first time. Nothing will ever compare to those memories. We will cherish them always, our first precious family heirloom."

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