Sunday, July 18, 2010


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Saturday, June 12, 2010

|| Kelly + Pat || @ The Molly Pitcher

Its always great to photograph a bride & groom with personality, & Kelly + Pat are just that! We actually played paintball with them about 4 years ago & boy was it nice to shoot @ them & not have anything splatter on them! HAHA ! Always great to see some of our best friends, Lauren & G.E. as well. Check out G.E.'s cameo dancing @ the end of the slideshow! The Molly Pitcher was of course as amazing as ever & Christian fits in perfectly there. P.S., I would like to send props out to Karly Pratt, one of our awesome :A: List brides who sent us this song by Ellem... LOVE IT!
off to the Channel Club today!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

|| Jessica + Tim || @ The Oyster Point Hotel

We just LOVE a beautiful bride & a beautiful sunny day! Especially when it is in our own downtown Red Bank, NJ.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

|| Lori + Shaun || @ The Oyster Point, Red Bank, NJ

Another awesome FotoFusion here, this time in our own beautiful hometown of Red Bank, NJ with Lori + Shaun! Great to hang with our friends @ the Oyster Point Hotel again as well!

Friday, May 21, 2010

|| Laurie + Jon || @ Ridgewood Womens Club!

Well I don't know if you are keeping up with the FaceBook page, but, we are slammed! We don't even have time to blog. Well moving forward we are trying to squeeze it all in. Check out the wedding here of Laurie + Jon. What a amazing couple. Great fun, great sense of humor & just an awesome day all around!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

|| Christen +_ Jeff || @ The Palace, Somerset

Holy Poo are we ever behind on blogging! With wedding season is full swing, as you can imagine, each day we are slammed with tasks dedicated to completing image sets & book designs for our wonderful clients. Blogging has taken a back seat, but , if you wanna check out what we are up to you can always check out our facebook page. Go ahead, click it, like it! you know you want to! HAHA
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Well anyway what an awesome day we had with Christen + Jeff. It was sure a rockstar day with none other than, THE Jenny Orsini & Melissa from PAMPERED BRIDE WEDDINGS coordinating & making sure each & every detail went off without a hitch. Our bride looked so very beautiful with the amazing JEANINE MANGAN on make up. We even had N.J. PHOTOBOOTHS the & even Josh Lynn made a cameo appearance. Well we had a great time & our own Josh Blaine behind the lens on the :FotoFusion: Video! THE PALACE in Somerset, NJ was as elegant as ever & the staff, flawless.

Monday, March 29, 2010

:A: List {wedding style} getting the groom's groove on...

getting the groom's groove on...
No , we're not talking about how to get him to dance, we're talking about how to get him to relax & look natural in front of scores of wedding guests & the giant, all seeing camera's lens. The day of your wedding is an adrenaline filled rush of primping, vowing kissing & greeting. In the middle of all that craziness is a couple who have to look natural & hold it together like a general on a battlefield. Relaxing is NOT an option, however, looking relaxed is very important to the morale of your guests as well as the images your fabulous photographer will capture forever to be enjoyed in the wedding book on your coffee table & hanging framed like a priceless Renoir. The bride has planned each and every detail, no matter how minute, of this day & she knows exactly how it is supposed to pan out. The groom, however, usually just knows where to go when to be there. So lets see what will make him chill & be as cool as Boba Fett when things are getting hectic.
First of all remember that this is a radical day, getting nervous is totally normal & needed a little to keep alert & ready for a long day of entertaining.
play some tunes, have your ipod loaded with a mix of your favs to be played while your getting ready.
Have fun. Ya know, all your guys are just as nervous as you are even though they may act like they are not. Joke with them have fun with them, hell man, make fun of them... do you guys get dressed with each other every day?!?! NO this is the perfect time for inappropriate jokes! HAHA
Have a drink... After your dressed in your wedding best, gather your crew & make a toast makes a good picture & is fun & real.
enjoy the ride, chill & pimp out in the giant stretch Hummer with the Jacuzzi, pumping sound system & street glow. Get pumped man these people are here for you, & they all love you very much!
Breathe. The first sight of your beautiful bride could be the most exhilarating part of the most exhilarating day of your life so far. Take a breathe & enjoy the view.
Picture time! ah crap fun's over right? hell no, not with the right photographer. choose someone who will make you feel comfortable, & make you laugh. No need to be stiff or really even look at the huge piece of glass aiming at your face. Be natural, talk to your wife. Make her laugh, humor is key. She is nervous too. Help her to relax in front of the camera & you will be relaxed as well. Kiss her, look at her. Use your experience in the pits at work to look relaxed even when the heat is on. Use the force. A Jedi is the master of his environment & knows no fear.
What would Fonzi do? Be cool. Dude just know you look totally cool & your bride looks hot! You two are the awesomest couple there. Your totally at the cool kids table & everyone wants to sit with you...

Hell man wear a Viking helmet if it makes you feel good!

You don't wanna run into these dudes in a dark alley...

yup! Chuck Taylors... You can even go to to make your own custom kix! How cool would that be ANY COLOR! I got them in triple black & gray & I wear'em to weddings!
Make her Laugh... you know how to do that the best!
Tan suits! Not everything is totally black & white!
Getting the groove on!

yeah man your own boy band! HAHA
you can even do Kung Fu! And check these guys out! No ties!

Friday, March 19, 2010

|| March 20, The Red Bank Wedding Walk ||

Our First Annual Red Bank Wedding Walk
The Red Bank RiverCenter is proud to introduce the First Annual Red Bank Wedding Walk. The Wedding Walk is a one-day event that will introduce prospective brides, grooms, wedding attendants and their families to Red Bank as a one-stop shopping destination for weddings.

There are approximately 30 premier businesses and sponsors participating in categories such as: Floral Design, Formalwear, Hotel/Banquet Halls, Invitations/Printing, Jewelers, Photographers, Restaurants, Salons/Spas, Shoes/Accessories. Transportation and other select Wedding related businesses, such as: Lingerie, Wine Purveyors and custom Framers.

Brides, grooms, friends and family will register at The Molly Pitcher at 9:00 am for check-in and registration. All registrants will receive a Wedding Walk Map and Tote Bag. Participants will be directed to enjoy the transportation of choice, shuttle service (or walk, weather permitting) to convenient central locations so they may visit as many registered businesses and then be entered to win a Grand Prize Raffle as well as other valuable prizes donated by the participants and sponsors.

Learn more about the prize packages.
Prize drawings will take place at the Oyster Point Hotel. All entry forms must be in by 3:00 pm and must be present to win. There will be music, fun, food and lots of surprises!

For additional information please contact Margaret at Red Bank RiverCenter at 732-842-4244 or Rainey Alwell at The Oyster Point Hotel at 732-530-8200 x155.

Monday, March 15, 2010

|| what is it they say about imitation ||

It is flattering... Thanks Al
We found this image floating around in "Manhattan Bride" Magazine! It was very nice of Al to try our shot... Looks good dude!
By the way, about imitation, this is pretty much the reason why we are very selective about the continuing education we do. We very rarely go to seminars or classes by other wedding photographers for exactly this reason. We really don't want you to come to us just to see another wedding photographer. What's new in weddings now, was new in fashion years ago. We work hard to be unique & push the "Punk Rock Couture" envelope as far as it can go. When we continue our education we choose courses & studies in Fashion & commercial photography... This way you get the true emotion & vision of a luxury boutique photography studio.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

|| wedding wire reviews ||

Hey guys!
If so can you say things about us on Wedding Wire. Some couples have recently said the info on there is helpful, & we always like to help our friends!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

|| marin + victor || @ The Venetian

Well this was fast... We just LOVE new media & our :: FotoFusion :: is the newest & chicest way to capture an awesome day! Check out Marin + Vic's amazing day! Sexy little Bride with Sexy Little Shoes! Handsome groom with... scotch! HAHA! We shot all the motion picture elements of this :: FotoFusion :: with the Canon 5Dmk2. A camera that our own Josh Blaine has had since it was released last year. We were one of the first to put it to use as stills + motion mixed media capture, and we think the outcome is so very hip! Check out the killer music @ the end of the film, as some of you know I have an affinity for world music & Marin + Vic did NOT disappoint. They actually had an Arabic band as well as the one & only Rhythm Shop rocking the night. I loved that I already knew all the songs that the Arabic band was playing! Hey guys mabrouk on your perfect wedding, Shokran for a fantastic day & Bettawfeeq... Are those right? haha

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Greatest man I'll ever know.

My Father, My confirmation Godfather, my Best Man at My wedding, my savior, my teacher my inspiration, my influence, my confidant, my best friend.
JOHN M. ARCARA, 58, of North Middletown, MIDDLETOWN, died Monday, Feb. 11, at Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank. He was the owner/operator of Cisco's Disco for 28 years and Arcara Art photography for over 40 years. He was also an advertising salesman for the Advisor, Middletown, for 10 years. He was a graduate of Middletown High School in the Class of 1967. He was a member of the American Disc Jockey Association. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard, serving for six years. He was born in Jersey City and lived in Belford, Middletown, and in North Middletown most of his life.

He was predeceased by his parents, John J. and Anna Arcara. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Denise Thompson Arcara; a son and daughter-in-law, John M. Jr. and Lovina Arcara of Tinton Falls; a daughter, Natalie Arcara of Frederick, Md.; a brother, Russell Arcara of Woodbridge; a sister and brother-in-law, Vincinette and Ralph Tucker of Hazlet; and a granddaughter, Molly Mackenzie Arcara.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

|| dawn + paul || @ the meadow wood manor

Well if Paul looks familiar to you thats because he is famous... just look at the 1st image that pops up on our website & there he is! In living color... in a wedding gown.. Well we couldn't get him to wear it this day & really it wouldn't have mattered as no one would have noticed anything else except for Dawn's radiant beauty! & WOW can I just say Birdcage Veils! We just had to make a huuuuge canvas of her for our studio! Well Besides a groom Paul is also a great friend of ours & his best man G.E. is one of our very best friends! What a great wedding. You will see towards the end that Paul picks up a guitar... "the voice of an angel" yup thats him singing on the slideshow & his ban "Ready Made Break-up" are totally amazing. Check them out & tell me what you think of their picxs as well! HAHA!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

|| Fuzz The World ||

our last rehearsal before our show on February 5th @ the Saint in Asbury Park, NJ Streaming @7:30pm ish!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

|| tammy + dan || @ the stone house at stirling ridge

Always an amazing day @ the stone house at stirling ridge. It doesn't matter the season the space, Carissa & her staff just rock. Lovina & I were blessed with a gorgeous couple on a perfect winter day. Tammy had everything, awesome shoes stunning gown, dripping with diamonds & of course her handsome groom, Dan. We even had Josh Lynn & the NJ Photobooths keeping the fun going all night!
Great stuff in this slideshow we even made some huge canvases for our studio!