Vows Giving You A Hard Time?

We understand.

There are so many ways to say "I do," but is there a "right" way? The answer is NO. A BIG FAT NO! You can repeat what the officiant says, memorize traditional vows or even be creative and write your own. You are not wrong by doing any of these options, but can one or the other enhance either your overall wedding experience, your marriage or more importantly...your wedding film (I kid)? Yes. 

Writing your own vows can tell a story and tell your spouse how you really feel. Trust me, I have been married for almost 5 years and with two kids, you sometimes forget how to say what you truly feel, and sometimes you don't even remember that you are still supposed to be romantic. I find that as time goes by, my emails, and texts to my wife have become more thought out over time, wether its in my apologies (i do that sometimes) or in my realization that I need to thank her for being her and caring for me so well. I find writing it down can do so much, so why not be the same with your wedding vows? It is. All we do is watch our film and listen to what we said to each other that day, and we realize that saying what was in our hearts not only provided our cinema team the tools they needed to tell our story best, but also provided us with the option to look back and remember how we felt that day and why we entered the struggle of marriage. If it weren't a struggle, it wouldn't be worth it. It is something we all much fight for, and never let go due to our forgetfulness. I value my marriage and the words I spoke that day. 

 

So in this honest guy's opinion, writing your own vows, and saying those words on your wedding day mean more than any other traditional vows, especially to your film. I added a nice example of this below. This Highlight Film shows the power of personally written vows. Enjoy!

-Greg

Micaela & Dan :: NJ Photography + Cinematography Wedding Photos

Some of the beautiful images you see grace this blog come from my friend and co-worker, Eric Sager. Eric is pretty much the man, and has been working with us for a few years now. We recently had the pleasure of shooting his brother's wedding, and it was a truly wonderful day. For those wondering, Eric was off the clock and I had the help of the always wonderful Stan Stolowski. So enjoy the images, and check out their super sweet highlight film here!

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Sharon + Jon :: NJ Photography + Cinematography Engagement Shoot

A long time ago, in a galaxy really close by (ok this galaxy, actually West Orange NJ) I met Jon Gramcko. He's been my best friend since we were 7, and my wife is always impressed how much our IQ collectively drops when we get together.  Jon met Sharon on a taco crawl in NYC ( finding the best tacos, and eating them, it's basically the best thing since the invention of the taco ).  She is a wonderful match for someone I hold so dear, and I was able to go out with them and do an e-shoot. Enjoy!

-Ben

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Scott & Megan :: NYC E-shoot, Central Park

2 City e-shoots in a row, my stomach was excited (as well as my brain, I just always like to find good food when I have an excuse to be in the city). Megan and Scott came to us through a mutual friend, Connor, who used to work with us here at EW. He is definitely the man, and so obviously his friends are too. Enjoy this little bit of the day!

 

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Disco Fries + Nick Hexum .. NJ Music Photography

We recently had the excellent opportunity to photograph some old friends, Nick Ditri and Danny Boselovic. Together they form a production duo named The Disco Fries. Recently they did a collaboration with Nick Hexum, lead singer of 311 and other projects. It was a great session and the song is amazing. Greg has a video coming of the session as well. Click the picture to see more!