Saturday, September 26, 2009

NJ SDE Wedding Video by Abella Studios - - Preparations & Ceremony Same Day Edit

This is an amazing video created for a couple on their Wedding Day this past weekend. The videographers captured special moments at the Bridal Preparations and Ceremony. Then, the editor did his magic as the reception was taking place and voila, the gorgeous "same day edit" was created and later shown at the Reception, which was held at the newly renovated Imperia, Somerset, NJ. You don't understand how it makes us feel as visual artists to see the Bride get emotional while watching this video. The reactions from the Bride & Groom, family and friends made all of the hard work that went into this production truly worth it.

NJ Wedding Video by Abella Studios - - Banacki Preparations & Ceremony from Abella Studios on Vimeo.

The Bride and Groom sent us the following email...

"The slide show and video montage was wonderful and our guests were very impressed! And Mark was such a pleasure to work with. We can not say enough how amazed we were with the work you did!

Melissa Lees"
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Engagement Shoot & Love Story Combination by Abella Studios

This is a very cute Love Story Outing/Interview...Take a look...Shot on the beach of Avon, NJ. The video is mixed with images captured by one of our photographers during the Engagement Photo Session. This is a perfect example of a fusion between photography and videography to tell the story.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mallard Island Yacht Club Wedding Photographed by Abella Studios

This past Saturday we had the pleasure of photographing an absolutely magical Wedding for Vicky & Matt. The location - Mallard Island Yacht Club in Mallard Island, NJ.

As visual artists we are always searching for beautiful settings for the shoot and sometimes find it a bit difficult at some venues. At Mallard Island, the difficulty was actually in deciding where to shoot, as it presented so many unique settings - one being nicer than the other.

This place was just AMAZING!!!

Mallard Island Yacht Club, surrounded by the beautiful Barnegat Bay, captivates guests with incredible surroundings and attention to detail.

From the spectacular views from the Wedding Penthouse Suite to the luxurious interiors, this is a place where hopes and dreams become reality.

This 18,000 square foot venue boasts magnificent interiors that rival some of the most famous coastal mansions in the country. Incredible attention to detail is found throughout the Yacht Club from the stately guest suites to the magnificent ballroom. The views are breathtaking from every corner and luxury is found throughout. Mallard Island Yacht Club has gone to great lengths to make Vicky's and Matt's special day truly unforgettable.

The Wedding Penthouse Suite was to die for. Such beauty and elegance are not easy to find in a venue.

As a matter of fact, the photographer was completely blown away by the setting.

The Wedding Penthouse Suite was unbelievably spacious, decorated with great taste and offered unlimited dramatic backgrounds for portraiture.

The Ceremony was held in the Boathouse Chapel. A more incredible location for a ceremony cannot be found. This charming chapel is an amazing setting.

This structure’s Old-World charm has been created with careful design and materials from the past. The pumpkin-pine flooring and wavy pane glass windows are from a farmhouse constructed in the 1600’s. The stacked stone fireplace creates a warmth and focal point for guests. A feeling of being on the water is achieved with three sides being completely surrounded by the bay.

Bridal party, family and Bride & Groom formals were taken on the green just outside the Boathouse Chapel. The day started out rainy and gray, but just as the photographer arrived at Mallard Island the sun came out and allowed him to capture images with perfect blue sky as the backdrop. Vicky & Matt were so relieved to see such gorgeous weather.

The Reception was held in the grand center of the
Yacht Club - its elegant and lavish ballroom featuring a dramatic Tiffany blue ceiling bathed in romantic cove lighting. This room provided the perfect setting for an enchanted evening. Every detail of this room is modeled after the most grandiose ballrooms of the last century. This classic ballroom leads guests through stunning French doors onto the scenic Atrium. There, guests danced the night away under a sparkling array of romantic lighting and continued to enjoy the magnificent coastal vistas of Barnegat Bay. Access to a 2nd floor balcony lends itself to capturing a birds-eye-view shot like the one above...

All we can say is "WOW!" and we cannot wait to have the opportunity to capture another couple's Big Day at Mallard Island Yacht Club...

If you would like further information about Mallard Island please visit their website or call Meghan or Ginny on 609-494-9100. You can also email them at