“The End ” More than you ever bargained for. The unexpected

Wedding Photography New Jersey,New York
Wedding Photography New Jersey, New York

“The End” More than you ever bargained for?

Back in the day, mid 90’s or so, this photograph was taken with a Widelux panoramic camera (film days) so its a little grainy, a little soft and imperfect–to say the least, but it became my acid test for future clients. I called it “The End ” for obvious reasons, and it was to promote the unexpected. You see, at that time I was a pretty radical nontraditional wedding photographer in a time of traditional photography. I did sometimes have clients that were not the perfect match and did not really understand what it was that I  was trying to achieve. This shot happened very quickly, the bride and her bridesmaids decided in the middle of getting dressed to go out and have a smoke, the rest is history. With the bride’s permission, of course, I used this shot in full page ads in 4 wedding magazines (yes, this was before The Knot and all the rest). I figured if people called me after seeing this photo we would be a great match indeed! I was right, my wedding photography business boomed!

This particular photo was taken at the Pleasantdale Chateau West Orange NJ

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Wedding Ceremony, flower girl caught in a tender moment.

A moving yet comical shot of the flower girl with her dad during the wedding ceremony. A tender moment caught by us at Alfonse Pagano Photography

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wedding ceremeny detail
flower girl with her dad

Women in White, Bride in a Box. Wedding Photography as Style

Studio portrait of a bride
Wedding Photography New Jersey, New York

We are always trying to take our wedding photography portraits to another place. Pushing  our own limits and constantly trying to bring it way beyond what is expected. Wedding Photography as Style, something passed what is expected. This model, in fact, is a bride who I asked to come to our studio to model for us. I know, what does a bride in a box have to do with anything?  Nothing, its purely visual and quirky and its what we love to do, and, it is wedding photography. We built this set in our studio to do a series of photos we were work in on, Healthy Bodies and Bound ,using athletes and yogis as models. It was obvious that the next step would be to bring a bride in.

 

We have been shooting weddings since  1995 and we still enjoy the hell out of it but I admit, we are always thinking what it is we need to do to make it more.

We love working with and photographing weddings for our brides and grooms and to bring to them the best that we can offer and are always willing to take whatever steps it takes to bring these images to the next level.

 

www.alfonsepaganophotographyweddings.com

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Women In White, Bridal shoot for Depasquale Spas

Bridal shoot for DePasquale Spas

When we did this photo shoot, Kendall Barrett  was Miss Teen New Jersey 2012. The shoot was at DePasquale the Spa in New Jersey. Hair Makeup and styling done by the Spa.

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