When you’re looking at wedding photographers, it can seem like different styles rarely overlap. So what do you do if you’re looking for someone with a photojournalistic approach to telling your wedding story who’s equally capable of jaw-dropping portraits? When you prefer bright, crisp colors over gritty under-exposures or soft filters? Well, then you hire New Jersey–based Studio A Images.Adena, Studio A’s founder, has an extensive background in photojournalism that she uses to capture the story of your day—while making sure you don’t miss out on any of the action. As she told us:
My background in photojournalism is huge part of who I am as a wedding photographer; I use those skills to capture honest and intimate moments between people while remaining unobtrusive. It is extremely important to me that the photographs I create at a wedding are both unique and artistic, and when seen collectively, tell the entire story of your day. I give direction when needed during portraits, but I want people to feel like they really got to experience all of their wedding, and not feel liked they missed things because they were being pulled aside for photos—that’s not me or my style.
Studio A’s rates for New York City–area weddings begin at $3800 for 8 hours of coverage, which is pretty rad. Here’s what’s included:
- 8 hours of coverage with Adena as your primary photographer
- Complimentary engagement session
- USB of your high-res images
Plus! Elopement and tiny wedding coverage starts at just $900. Having a wedding that falls somewhere between an elopement and big weekend blowout? Those are Adena’s specialty, and she’s always happy to work out a custom package for them. And if you book before March 31st, Studio A is offering $350 off all wedding packages.
Adena only takes on about twenty to twenty-five clients a year, so she can really get to know them, make them comfortable and tell their story to the best of her ability:
I’m honored that people invite me to be a part of their wedding day and tell that story for years to come. I like to get to know you first, whether it be through your engagement session or dinner at your favorite restaurant, so that I’m not a stranger that walks up to you on a very important day of your life. I would never treat a couple as just another set of names in fancy clothes. Instead I want to get to know your love story so that I can capture it with honesty and intimacy. I love when couples have unique touches to their day that are special and their own and maybe a little different. Whether my couples create a wedding of quiet elegance, or whimsical moxie, or radiant splendor, I want them to look through their wedding photos afterward and say, “Yes, that’s me. That was my day.”
When your wedding day ends up coinciding with a natural disaster and you still end up raving about your photographer, you know you found a keeper. Here’s what client Lauren said about working with Adena during winter storm Jonas last year—and she’s only one out of dozens upon dozens of happy clients.
Adena was amazing to work with and went above and beyond for us in every way. She showed up to our venue hours ahead of schedule and became more than just our photographer, but therapist and event planner as she began helping coordinate the events of the day. She was super flexible, and when it was clear that some of our photo destinations were not accessible due to weather, she found unique photo ops in and around our hotel. She even went so far as to show up the next day to our rescheduled ceremony. The photos came out gorgeous, and to anyone considering Studio A, Adena is a gem and was such a pleasure to work with. Thank you for making our wedding day fantastic.
STUDIO A IMAGES IS offering $350 off all weddings booked BY march 31, 2017 WHEN YOU MENTION THIS POST!