Here is my favorite review. Not because it’s long but because it describes the whole process.
PLEASE READ: This is a long review for NYNJ Photography but anyone, not just future brides and grooms should read this if you are looking for a team of talented, affordable, and reliable photographers/cinematographers.
Weddings take months to plan but come the day(s) of, it flies by within the blink of an eye. Photography and Cinematography are the only means we have to be able to relive that special occasion every day and years later because there is no redo. This is why its so crucial to hire someone you can trust to provide superb quality of work. My wife and I can happily say, hiring NYNJ Photography to document our wedding was probably the best wedding related decision we made. We are beyond pleased with quality and quantity of work done by Nayeem, Javed and the rest of their team.
We knew documenting our wedding would be difficult because we wanted everyone and everything documented for the two day event. We anticipated 1000+ guests for our traditional Guyanese Hindu wedding in NJ on Saturday and anticipated almost 500 for the reception in NYC for Sunday. We had done an extensive search for photography/cinematography and met with a lot of professionals but we felt that none had provided us that package of quality, pricing and personality that we were looking for. We may have been extremely picky but we knew there is no redo for this occasion so whoever we chose had to give us that comfort. As time kept passing many of the well known companies were being booked up for our wedding weekend which was the labor day holiday weekend at the end of august 2014. I started googling for “NY NJ Photography” to see what came up in the tri-state area and quite obviously NYNJ Photography came up as the first hit.
We went through every photo and video posted and were impressed with their quality of work. That was just one thing off the checklist. Now we had to hope the price was right and the personality was great. My wife was in India doing her wedding shopping when I met Nayeem. From the moment I met him I sensed his genuineness and I was relieved. At no point did I feel that this was just a business deal. His passion for his work was quite obvious and only wanted the best for us. We stressed that we wanted everything documented and described our traditional Guyanese Hindu weddings as being slightly different from typical Indian weddings. He gladly reassured us that he and his team were the right guys for the job and he was even willing to meet us to discuss angles and other photo/video strategies at a venue which we did. He was straight forward about what he can do, what he may not be able to do and what should be done. I was very happy with Nayeem’s honesty. The last straw was the pricing which luckily was in our budget. Nayeem and I went over the package and removed and added things to make it exactly what we needed. About a week later I was back at Nayeem’s office to sign the contract and leave a down payment. Even that process was done very professionally. I received copies of all paperwork and we went over the contract once again before signing.
The wedding came and just flew by. Despite being caught up in everything going on my wife and I took notice of how Nayeem and his team worked diligently. We met Javed, the main photographer and the remaining team members at the day of the wedding. They were equally as friendly as Nayeem and they were with us from toe to toe. Basically any direction I turned I saw at least 1 of them. They divided their work so the ceremony could be captured while all the behind the scene actions like eating and socializing were documented too. The compliments about NY NJ Photography started pouring in immediately after the ceremony was finished. The general consensus from friends and family were those guys were so nice and friendly and they were everywhere. Mind you this was before we all saw any of their work. It definitely set the bar high.
The anxiety to see our pictures and videos was equally the same as the anxiety of the wedding day. Javed would tease us every few days with photos and within a few weeks we received all the photos. We could not believe those were unedited photos. We were speechless. The shots were so creative and the clarity and color was remarkable for unedited photos. We knew Javed had a fancy camera but didn’t realize how good it was until we saw the pictures. We couldn’t imagine how they would look when he was finished editing. Most of all Javed got photos of everything! There we so many pictures of outfits, ceremonies and guests yet no picture was exactly the same. That is impressive. Next was the highlight video and the full wedding video. This takes some time because it required a lot of editing and input from us. We knew the highlight video is what would be posted online for everyone to see so we wanted Nayeem to deliver something out of this world and boy did he do that. He said he was going to make anyone watching it cry and he certainly meant that. The creativity behind the video was just incredible and it wasn’t just the footage he selected. Even the song selection and the accent sounds just fit perfectly. You can tell a lot of thought was put into to it. We felt like we were watching a movie trailer. Nayeem even made us a bonus video. My wife was vocally trained in Indian music and she sang to me at our reception. He made another version of our wedding highlight video which included her singing plus a few more clips. The full wedding video was just as impressive. The HD quality just added the wow factor. We received disks with our specially designed wedding and reception covers. Both day events were fully documented. We were so happy to see everything was documented so well!!!
It has been months since our wedding but we get to relive that weekend every day because of NY NJ Photography. They have submitted our wedding to be featured on numerous popular Indian wedding sites and blogs. Everyday a friend or family is tagging us in a post where strangers from different countries are sharing our wedding photos and video. My wife and I feel blessed and honored to see our wedding being shared like this and it is all because of NY NJ Photography. We expected exceptional quality work but we got beyond that. Every bride and groom has the right to feel that their wedding was the best and NY NJ Photography’s work provides that supporting evidence as to why. You really can’t put a price on this work. You have to experience it and then enjoy the end result!
Look up our wedding by searching for NJ Indo Guyanese Wedding online or our hashtag #AnandandSamanthasRoyalWedding. We were featured on the indianweddingsite, maharaniweddings, thebigfatindianwedding, youtube and Vimeo websites. Please check it out so you’ll understand why we have said everything above.
We wish NY NJ Photography all the best as they continue to provide exceptional service to their clients and continue to grow as one of top photography and cinematography firms.
-Anand and Samantha (8/30 & 8/31 2014)