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NJ Wedding Cinematography by Abella Studios


Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Importance of a Professional Video

You probably heard it being called many a names…video, movie, cinematography, film, vignette, etc. But what it really should be called is a "time machine". Not only does it let you relive your Special Event as often as you like, anytime you like, but even more importantly, it preserves a momentous occasion you shared with your family and friends. After all, they have all come TOGETHER to celebrate FOR YOU. Whether it’s to witness the public expression of your love and commitment or your child’s rite of passage into adulthood, your LIFETIME will have only a few days like this. Isn’t that worth of preserving it?

And no, you will not watch it daily, monthly or even annually. But you will HAVE it FOREVER! Your children and your children’s children will be able to see it, to be transformed back in time and to see all those loved one they never got to meet.

Your Event is an event of a lifetime. And you know that planning this “event of a lifetime” is no small task. You only get one chance to get it right and you’ve spent months going over every tiny detail. You’ve struggled with the guest list; trying to find just the right venue; agonized over the invitations; selecting just the right kind of entertainment and centerpieces…and the list goes on. Just choosing a dress was a monumental task, but it was worth it because you’ve found a gown that surpasses all your dreams. No matter how overwhelming the stress, you don’t mind because you want this EVENT to be SPECIAL; to be perfect!

And guess what? It IS – and then it WAS! Sure, the guests will speak of the fabulous time they had for months and you will proudly post your beautiful photos on Facebook, but will you hear the laughter? Will you hear the tremble in your voices as you said your vows to each other? Will you hear the beautiful speech your Best Man prepared? Or experience the rush of emotion as your Dad escorts you to do your very special Father/Daughter dance and will you see the tear rolling down his cheek? As captivating and expressive as beautiful photojournalism is, it can never take the place of a video, a film, a movie! A picture IS worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a thousand pictures…and the words, too!

We often ask our clients what they regretted the most about Special Occasion and more than 8 out of 10 of those who didn’t get video, said “not getting a professional video”. Some had asked their relative to film the event and cried as they watched the sorely botched up rendition, which is usually missing many key moments - the ones you generally can’t wait to get to.

A picture IS worth a thousand words, and a video IS worth a thousand pictures and the words, too. But hiring an artistic cinematographer to film your Special Event is worth more than you can ever imagine!

by: Alla Krutyansky, Owner, Abella Studios

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Some of our favorite images from 2010

We recently took some time to pull together some of our favorite images from the past year and thought it would be fun to share them with all of our readers. We hope you enjoy them.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kalli's & Chris' NJ Wedding Trailer from The Venetian, Garfield, NJ

This is a Wedding "Coming Soon" Trailer created for Kalli & Chris, whose Ceremony was held at St. Athanasios Orthodox Church, Paramus, NJ and Reception at The Venetian, Garfield, NJ. Kalli has been blogging for (201) Bride this past year, detailing all of her experiences as a Bride-To-Be. You can read her interesting story here...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Abella Studios’ Annual "Best Baby Photo" Contest

Hello Everyone!!! Do you have a gorgeous kid, niece, nephew, etc. just waiting to be discovered? Are you wondering why the agents aren’t knocking down the door? Well, here’s your chance to show the world what a truly beautiful child looks like…Abella Studios’ Annual "Best Baby Photo" Contest!

It's FREE to enter and all family members of beautiful children qualify to submit an entry. One entry per child, please. Up to 6 years of age only. Siblings are fine, just please submit a separate entry for each child. Just email us a recent photo of your child taken within the last 2 months, with his/her name and age by December 31st, 2010 to

We will upload all the entries to The Abella Studios' Facebook page and on January 5th, 2011 and will tag you in the photo. Then the voting will begin! You can then ask all of your friends and relatives to vote for your child's photo.

The photo to receive the most votes by January 31st will be awarded the Grand Prize – a FREE Professional Photo Shoot with an Abella Studios’ photographer and an 11X14 portrait ($395 Value). Each "like" and "comment" will count as a vote. You and your friends/relatives may vote for your child as many times as you wish, but only 1 comment per day will be counted.

Good luck to all the beautiful babies out there and to their ever so proud parents!!!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

"You Pick The Best Shot" Semi-Annual Contest

We picked some of our favorite wedding photos out of thousands for the first Abella Studios’ Semi-Annual "You Pick The Best Shot" Photo Contest! The contest will run from August 16, 2010 to September 15, 2010. The couple whose photo gets the most likes/comments on Facebook will be Our Big Winner and will receive an Abella Studios $300 portrait reprint credit!

So, if your photo is one of the entries, be sure to let everyone know to vote ("like" or comment) for YOUR photo and don’t forget to do it yourself. Please, no more than one vote / comment per day per person. Good luck and let the voting begin!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Anthony & Juliana - Twins - Baby Pictures - NJ Portraits by

Marianna and Jimmy had their babies July 6, 2010 at St Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. The twins were born at 34 1/2 Weeks. Their names are Anthony Francesco and Juliana Francesca. Anthony is named after his Grandfather and Francesco is after his Great Grandfather. Juliana's middle name is Francesca after her Aunt. They did quite well in the hospital being preemies. Little Anthony needed a little oxygen and was on a feeding tube for a few days and Juliana was eating through a bottle and needed no oxygen. Marianna and Jimmy couldn't be happier having twins. It was a difficult road for Marianna to get pregnant and with a little help they were blessed with not one but two beautiful children. Congratulations guys! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tara's & Jose's NJ Wedding SDE - The Lakeside Manor, Hazlet by - NJ Wedding Photography and Videography

This Same Day Edit (SDE) was created for Tara & Jose on their Wedding Day. Two Abella Studios' videographers captured the day's events from the preparations through the first dance and then this edit was created and presented to the couple and their guests during the Reception. Take a look...We'd love your feedback...Enjoy...Abella Studios - - 973-575-6633. (NJ Wedding Photography & NJ Wedding Videography).

Friday, July 9, 2010

NJ Wedding Engagement Shoot for Paulina & Jason - Belmar, NJ by

We had blast shooting the engagement pictures for Paulina & Jason yesterday. They were wonderful to work with and were troopers about getting completely wet! As always, we love shooting on the Jersey shore in Belmar. Take a look.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

NJ Wedding Engagement Shoot for Keri Ann's & Rich's - Belmar, NJ by

We got together with Keri Ann and Rich on Thursday and shot these images for their Engagement Session.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Katharine's & Michael's Same Day Edit - The Aldie Mansion, Doylestown, PA by - NJ Wedding Photography Videography

This Same Day Edit (SDE) was created for Katharine & Michael on their Wedding Day. Two Abella Studios' videographers captured the day's events from the preparations through the first dance and then this edit was created and presented to the couple and their guests during the Reception. The reactions were amazing. The Bride cried, the guests cheered and as usual we loved all of their reactions. Take a look...We'd love your feedback...Enjoy...Abella Studios

Here is what the Bride had to say...

"I just can't say enough about how your work was truly the highlight of day. It made all my dreams come true....and enhanced our experience so much! It was guests were blown away. No one can stop talking about it. Michael and I can't stop watching it! I'm just so thrilled at your work. Thank you for putting all your best efforts into our day.


This is what it's all about! We love what we do! (NJ Wedding Photography & NJ Wedding Videography).