From when I first contacted Alex ten months before the wedding about pricing and availability through the day of our wedding, Alex was there for me and quick with his responses. He was especially patient when I kept changing my mind on the date of our wedding initially (I contacted him before we booked our reception space – the original date was to be the 10th, then we considered the 11th before going with the 9th). My now-husband and I met with him in person for the first time roughly a month before the wedding to talk about our questions and concerns. Alex also suggested a timeline we might want to follow since we wanted to do first look and family photos all before the ceremony.
On the day of the wedding, Alex and his team showed up right on time. Since we hired them for photo and video, there were four guys – the two shooters (Alex and I think a guy named Aaron), an assistant (who manned the photo booth later that night), and the video guy. All of them were just wonderful. My grandma said she loved them because they were so graceful in their work, as well as discreet. We hardly knew they were there a lot of the time. I felt very comfortable with Alex and his assistants. Alex suggested a lot of different poses for me/us, which turned into great photos.
One of my favorites is a picture of myself, my brother, and my cousins – a special request by me, for our grandmother. Alex took a formal, posed shot, then told us to get closer. We did, and the outcome was amazing. I love our pictures. There are so many gorgeous ones. I wish I could be more eloquent, but that’s really all there is to it. The quality speaks for itself. Alex posted some teaser photos the day after the wedding on his blog. When I went back to work the following Tuesday, I sent the link to my coworkers who were asking about pictures. I received so many compliments on them. One of my coworkers told me she was almost crying because the pictures were so beautiful and stunning. A couple people (including the same previously-mentioned coworker) thought some of the photos looked like advertisements for a bridal magazine, that’s how well done they were.
The other thing that impressed me about Alex and his team was the affordability. No, he is not the cheapest wedding photographer out there, but he was very reasonable compared to a lot of photographers in the area. He was able to work with me on a package that fit our budget. We are lucky we snagged him when we did! I would 100% recommend Alex Kaplan and his team to any bride looking for a reasonably-priced yet top quality photographer in the NJ/NY area.