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Wedding Album - Wedding Photography

Congratulations on your wedding! What was the most memorable moment that you remember? Who was there? What did you fell throughout the day? Hard to put into words the description of a special and emotional day at times because weddings are just filled with back-to-back events that you may, or may not, remember. This is why many of my couples design their wedding albums with me. It’s not just an album of pictures, because your wedding album is a piece of your story from your wedding day. It’s a beautiful and cherished heirloom designed and created so generation of friends and family will enjoy reviewing your memories. It’s a display piece and a work of art that you can leaf through on your anniversary or special occasion, or just on a rainy day. It’s what helps you and your spouse remember your biggest day, the guests that witnessed and celebrated it with you, and the places and details that was part of it all. Wedding albums are custom designed for each couple and their specific needs. Not all weddings are the same, so isn’t it important to design a heirloom album that caters to your needs? Isn’t it also important to have your wedding album created by a professional so it stands the test of time?

We believe so too! In an age of digital images locked in a smartphone, tablet or computer that could be wiped out in a blink of an eye, a wedding album stands the test of time. and keeps the excitement and the special moment alive for many years to come. Other ways to enjoy your photos are with wall arts, printed images and protected inside a custom image box with your photo on the cover, with interchangeable matted prints to showcase on your mantel. Whatever you decide, I’m here to help you create your wedding album, so you can relive your wedding memories time and time again.




What to Do After The Wedding

Congratulations on your wedding! Was it a New York wedding? A destination wedding? Was it held on a rooftop like Midtown Loft or Gary's Loft, or did you say your Do's in St. Patrick's Cathedral and had a reception at the Park Plaza or the Regis? Regardless of where it was held, I'm sure everything was beautiful, and all the wedding planning leading up to the big day was all worth it. After saying your vows, and dancing the night away, it's natural just to take some time to enjoy married life - yes, you're married! - and soak in wedding bliss.

NYC Photographers in Las Vegas for Glamour Photography

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Last week I spent a few days working in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a wedding photographer from New York City, the chance to photograph in the desert, with a different scenery than an urban landscape, really appealed to me. I brought with me a few Sew Trendy Accessories dresses, a few more gown dresses, and photographed beautiful women with the Nevada mountains as a backdrop. Just in time for International Women's Day, I wanted to depict strong women, who still showed their feminine side while looking powerful in the glamour photos. Pictured here is Karenn from Las Vegas, a fellow Filipina who I met in Vegas and she was amazing. For the photographers out there, I captured the photograph with my Canon EOS 5D MarkIV, 24-70 2.8L at 27mm, Aperture 2.8, ISO 100, SS 1/200. I had a -3 stop ND Lee filter on my lens and lit Karenn with the help of Magmod spheres, grids and CTO gel on my Flashpoint Godox AD200 camera right on a Westcott light stand fired at full power. 

The sun was setting behind the mountains at just after 3:24pm so it was still bright light outside. So bright with the sun directly in front of me, that I always caution to make sure photographers are keeping their eyes and cameras safe from the direct sun. However, at this point the sun, as seen from the photo, just started to go behind the mountain so I was able to open my lens to 2.8aperture from 5.0.

Modern Photography for Portraits and Weddings

 

Other equipment used for this session included my SpiderPro Dual Camera System belt from Spider Camera Holster (will never leave home without it!), ThinkTank bag to carry my lenses and flash, SanDisk CF and SD cards, oh and RayBan sunglasses because the Nevada sun is bright!

Follow my Facebook page to see more of my work as well as my Instagram page. Feel free to ask any questions about the shoot whether you want to setup a photo shoot for yourself (portrait, engagement photos, pre wedding photos, anniversary photos, couple photography, bridal photos, headshots, etc), or if you're a photographer and want to learn more techniques.

Enjoy your day and make sure you do something fabulous today!

xoxo

Angelica

 

About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots headshots, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has photographed couples in Hawaii, Boston, Florida, California, Philippines, Canada, Barbados and other destination caribbean islands. Angelica continues to be published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award, LinkedIn ProFinder Best Photographer, and more. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic luxury photo look worthy of being in magazines. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding, engagement, pre wedding, or any other portraits or events at info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

2008-2018 © Copyright | Angelica Criscuolo Photography| All Rights Reserved | info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com | NYC Wedding Photographer travels to New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Destination Weddings worldwide including Caribbean, Philippines, India, Europe, Polynesian Islands & more.Engagement Photographer and Luxury Boudoir photography. Photo booth rental and service. NO travel fee to San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Boston, DC – Available for Travel.

Spring Photography Giveaway Challenge! Win 1 of 3 Packages!

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Win 1 of 3 Photography Packages!

Spring is around the corner, and what better way to celebrate, than a wedding, portrait session and Photo Booth giveaway! We're giving away a complimentary 6-hr wedding basic package. We're also giving away a photo session, good for a 30 min anniversary, portrait, headshot, or engagement session, etc. Dress rentals (size permitting) will be included and chosen from the few options we have to offer.

That's not all, we're also giving away a 2-hr Photo Booth package! You could win one, or all three.

Click HERE for more details.2018 Travel Dates

Can't make it to New York City for a photo session? I'm traveling this year so mark your calendars and contact me ASAP to book your session while I'm in your city! 

Las Vegas, NV: 2/24/18-3/1/18 Miami, FL: 3/9/18-3/11/18 CANCELLED Boston, MA: 3/23/18-3/25/18 San Diego, CA: 4/1/18-4/6/18 (tentative) Cape Cod, MA: 7/1/18-7/5/18 Boston, MA: 9/1/18-9/4/18 Richmond, VA: 9/7/18-9/9/18 Charlottesville, VA: 10/11/18-10/14/18

About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots headshots, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has photographed couples in Hawaii, Boston, Florida, California, Philippines, Canada, Barbados and other destination caribbean islands. Angelica continues to  be published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic magazine worthy look. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding and engagement sessions at info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

2008-2018 © Copyright | Angelica Criscuolo Photography| All Rights Reserved | info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com | NYC Wedding Photographer travels to New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Destination Weddings worldwide including Caribbean, Philippines, India, Europe, Polynesian Islands & more.Engagement Photographer and Luxury Boudoir photography. Photo booth rental and service. NO travel fee to San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Boston, DC – Available for Travel.

Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award 2015 - Angelica Criscuolo Photography - We won again!

Doing the Jiggy Dance everyone! We are proud to always serve our brides, grooms, couples, and all our clients and because YOU are just amazing, getting published is a breeze! We THANK YOU for this 2015 Two Bright Lights Editor's Choice Award and to the editors of Two Bright Lights for choosing our wonderful clients to publish. These editors range from The Knot, to Today.com and so much more. Our couples have been published in many publications and we're very excited for this year! So much more to come. "The Editors' Choice Awards honor Two Bright Lights' members whose talent was continually recognized by top print magazine, blog and ezine editors. Their hard work and commitment to getting published places them among the top 5%, from a community made up of over 40,000 photographers and event professionals across 100 countries."

To think, there are THOUSANDS of photographers that uses Two Brights Light and my couples have been chosen to be published by editors that uses Two Bright Lights to find amazing photos and stories. THANK YOU to our amazing clients, couples and brides and grooms in New York (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx), New Jersey, California, Florida, Caribbean, Hawaii, Long Island, and Destination weddings!!!

Thanks again everyone for making Angelica Criscuolo Photography a success! "Like" our Facebook page and follow our newsfeed!

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Wedding Wire and The Knot Best of Wedding Winner Angelica Criscuolo Photography

Best Wedding Photographer New York New Jersey Caribbean Destinations 2014_Two_Bright_Lights_Editor_Choice_Winner_Angelica Criscuolo Photography Large_small-badgeAbout the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots boudoir, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has photographed couples in Hawaii, Boston, Florida, California, Philippines, Canada, Barbados and other destination caribbean islands. Angelica continues to  be published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic magazine worthy look. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding and engagement sessions at info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com2010-2014 

© Copyright 2015 | Angelica Criscuolo Photography| All Rights Reserved | info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com | NYC Wedding Photographer travels to New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Destination Weddings worldwide including Caribbean, Philippines, India, Europe, Polynesian Islands & more.Engagement Photographer and Luxury Boudoir photography. Photo booth rental and service. NO travel fee to San Diego, San Francisco, Ft. Lauderdale, Boston – Available for Travel

Portraits Are More Than Paper - Why photographs are very important and lasts forever....

Today I read a post by Jeanine Thurston, re-posted by so many photographers and non-photographers alike, and the letter that created the post stirred old memories that I too had to post it: http://fototails.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/a-letter-on-my-doorstep-portraits-are-more-than-paper/ After reading the letter, I cannot help but feel this person's regret of not understanding how pictures are so much more lasting than "trivial" items. Portraits and photographs  are more than a piece of paper, since it helps memorialize an event or a person or a special memory of a newborn being born or children growing up with families, a wedding, and more. From time to time I do get the "oh no! there she is again!" when I take out my camera and start photographing family and friends when we're together privately or out so I can capture those memories.  Many say their memories are in their mind and do not need photographs or videos of an event, but for me, personally, I love having a tangible visual of an event or memory with my husband, family and friends. Why do I do it? I do it because I know memories are fleeting. Getting older, my memory is not what it was years ago...and that is scary. How many times have we told ourselves I'll remember this moment forever...but later stumble upon a picture (maybe years or weeks later) taken by someone else and you truly forgot that moment occurred? I LOVE going through my pictures from time to time and remembering time spent with those I love. I have folders of digital images going back from 1999 with a miscellaneous folder where I added scanned images of older paper photographs.

Maybe some think that going overboard...and some may think its not...but each of us must do what feels right and capturing memories the way I know how feels the right way. I also take pictures because I know often time pictures are all we may have left of someone one day. A sad thought but true...and it was true for Karen L. who wrote the letter. Her letter has made this past hour an emotional roller coaster, leaving people wondering why I look like I've been crying...so here I am pretending to have a cold, but in reality I'm remembering the feeling of not having that picture I wanted and needed of someone who suddenly passed on. When my father passed away in 2007, I was creating a memorial board of him, and realized that the last picture I took with him and I alone was taken...well I couldn't find one. Honestly the last good one (not blurry or anything else) was from 2001 when I graduated college. There was one picture from my birthday party my dad threw for me at his house in 2005 that had me, him and my siblings together, and I had to cut out my siblings so I can frame that picture of me and my dad in my apartment. The picture was also blurry, but it was all I had standing next to him. Other pictures before he passed was of me taking the picture, or a group picture. Just remembering that realization made me panic. This was the eve of my father's wake and I'm scrambling to find pictures of my dad and me and I couldn't find a one.

Photographs of any event or a portrait of your family or pictures with friends are something that should not be taken for granted. For many they are not just a want or a need, but a priceless memory that can be passed on. If you haven't read Karen L's letter, read on: http://fototails.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/a-letter-on-my-doorstep-portraits-are-more-than-paper/

Thank you Jeanine for posting this letter. Karen L. and many more are in my prayers.

Misha Nonoo - New York City Fashion Week by Angelica Criscuolo Photography

Meeting Misha Nonoo during fashion week was a colorful sight to see! New York City welcomed the highly acclaimed designer who had her show at MADE in Chelsea by the Highline. Her clothing line was truly feminine, with a touch of masculinity in a few pieces she created. Misha received her inspiration during her time in Italy and the Mediterranean. Her show, designed by Celadon & Celery Events, was filled with live Olive trees in various species. The smell and sight gave the feeling we were in Europe! See below her gorgeous creations and you can see how anyone would love to be these models wearing such fabulous clothing. Makeup was provided by MAC and the shoes were from Aldo's who both sponsored the shows held at Milk Studios. Enjoy and remember to stop by my facebook page and "like"! :-)

The Busy Girls Network Expo Event - Marriott Teaneck, NJ by Angelica Criscuolo Photography

"Busy Girls" from all walks of life in the Northern New Jersey and New York metro area gathered yesterday at the Marriott at Glenpointe in Teaneck, New Jersey to participate in The Busy Girls Expo event. Entrepreneurs and many professionals in the financial field, photography (yours truly!), public relations and catering/cake business and so much more filled the ballroom as each guest and vendor chatted and learned from one another to build their respective network and referral contact. I met so many wonderful women ready to help one another that it was truly empowering and encouraging! Of course we cannot forget the men who also attended to help, assist, and support the event. Busy Girl Expo - New York New Jersey Wedding Event Photographer Angelica Criscuolo Photography

Speaker for the event was Andrea Gross, a Lifestyle Coach, shared her personal story and gave an inspirational speech to the guests. In addition to Ms. Gross, additional businesses who took part in the event, and those that attended the event, include (in no particular order): AART Event Planning, Almond Eyes Makeup Artistry, Ambient DJ Service, ‎Angelica Criscuolo Photography, Arbonne - Victoria Berner, Alan Boom Video Productions, Bergen County Womens Professional Network, Card Party - Send out Cards (Jill Clarvit), Creative Custom Card boxes, Dreamers Joy Events & Design, EH Social Event, Elegant Creations Events & Wedding Planners llc,  Hallak Cleaners Bridal, Hope Spring Photography by Dasha Wright and Robert Jacobs, Jemage Image Consulting, Lexus of Englewood, LilShopaholick, MCrescimbeni Artistry, Miller & Co, Mimi's Fushion of Flavor, NJAWBO, Pink Jewels, PR for Small Business, Primerica, Reina's Cakes and Catering Co., Royal Photobooth, RSVP to me, ELITE, Scentsy - Lucinda Faragher, Stacy Gemma Traveling Boutique, Stella & Dot Independant Stylist, Teaneck Marriott At Glenpointe, The Busy Girls, The Hudson Cakery, Vibrant Coach - Verena Visser Aibel, Tinkles Baby Gifts, Wells Fargo Financial Advisor - Miri Upton, Worship Luxury, and so much more!!!!

I was very fortunate to meet so many wonderful individuals and let them know more about me, my style of photography and show them my work. Plus, if you didn't get a chance to take note, my FALL Special to save 20% on a single one hour session is available to anyone who "likes" my Facebook page and books by November 11, 2011!!!

Thanks to Karina Alvela and Marni Gold for setting up the event! Everyone definitely had a great time!

xoxo Angelica

 

9/11...We Remember - New York State of Mind - by Angelica Criscuolo Photography

9/11....We Remember. This past weekend was a whirlwind of memorials and dedications. One commercial created by State Farm "Empire State of Mind" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WozKutSbz8Y) really pulled some strings...not just because the commercial was made well, but because the Firehouse showcased in the commercial was the same Engine 205 Ladder 118 I visited earlier this year. Let me just say that these firemen were all very down to earth individuals who all had stories to say about that fateful day. Walking into the station, you can almost feel the presence of those that walked through the same hallways checking equipment, sliding down the pole when the alarm rings, or putting on over a hundred pound worth of gear...that's correct...A Fireperson has over a hundred pounds worth of gear at some point, not including carrying a person (if need be) through a roaring fire in a burning building. These men literally will put their lives on the line and talking to them and sharing their stories is just mind blowing. One cannot grasp what they do until you see how they live in a station first-hand. Here's a few photos from the station. They are by the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO and you can never miss their firehouse with their famous mural on their door. They are also a fun bunch since while one of them, Danny, was demonstrating his equipment in front of the truck, one of the lieutenants climbed on top of the truck with a bucket of water and poured it all on the uknowing fireman...and I was next to him! Good thing I looked up on time...I don't think my camera would have survived :-).

Cherry Blossom Festival - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

What a way to start the month of May! Attended the last day of the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, which is the end of the month long Hanami celebration of the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season. The last day of the festival was packed, and rightly so with all the cherry blossoms in bloom. Many dressed for the occasion, and others came as they were ready to picnic and lounge by the orchards. Below are some moments from the event. Enjoy! undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined