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Denise Chastain wants you to forget you’re being photographed, and to let go of any preconceived notions of what wedding photos should look like. She’s a passionate, enthusiastic New York photographer who wants to capture your wedding day with a fun, authentic, candid approach. She'll capture real moments as they unfold so that your photographs will be an honest interpretation of the wedding. Portraits are taken at your request with a natural, editorial feel, but her main goal is to document you as you enjoy every second of your big day. Her motto sums it up perfectly: "You’ll be too busy having fun to know we were even there!"
Prices and/or Package Info
Collections start at $3495 and include the high-resolution files. Please call for more information and tell Denise all about your wedding day plans!
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“Our wedding photos were more than we could have ever imagined. We had so many to choose from, making the task of narrowing them down extremely difficult. Every time we look at our album we relive that day and it feels as though we are there again because Denise was able to tell this story, our story, perfectly.”
“Her motto is ‘You’ll be too busy having fun to know we’re even there’ and that could not be more true. My favorite pictures from my wedding day are ones that Denise captured that I didn’t even know were being taken.”
“Our photos are sweet and fun and I feel that they represent us as a couple the best they possibly could.”
“This is what Denise was born to do. She not only captured the moments I wanted but also the pure, raw emotion of every moment of my wedding day. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.”
“She has gone way beyond the call of duty of being our Wedding Photographer ... she’s our dear friend. I recommend her to any bride that crosses into my path. Honestly, in my opinion, you’re making a mistake if you don’t hire Modern Wedding Photography. Denise Chastain is worth every penny ... and then some.”
“I had said this to Denise back then, but it felt like she was part of the family.”
“If there is one thing that Denise is in spades, she is a professional. She takes her job very seriously.”
“I would recommend Denise a million times over. She hands down is the best wedding photographer there is. Not only is her work second to none, she was also such a pleasure to work with.”
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What 3 words best describe your work?Authentic. Modern. Fun.
Tell us about your company name.When I started shooting weddings over 20 years ago, I wanted couples to know I had a photojournalistic/editorial approach to weddings. I wanted the name to convey instantly that I wasn't like the traditional studios that were shooting weddings at the time.
Why should someone hire you?I want my clients to enjoy every second of their wedding day. Each moment is so precious. I want my clients to forget I am there. The camera should be a compliment to their wedding day. It should never dominate. I want to capture all of the wonderful moments as they unfold naturally. In addition to photographing my clients' weddings, I am always available to give vendor referrals and offer any advice they may need. When I am hired to photograph your wedding I am your photographer and your ally. I will always have your back and I will always have your best interest at heart. Like a big sister or your favorite aunt.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?A heartfelt toast. There are a few that I will always remember. The weddings that are the most fun are when the bride and groom spend most of the night on the dance floor and the guests follow their lead. Weddings are a celebration and the reception should reflect that joy.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?Hire the most experienced vendors that share the same point of view as you when it comes to weddings. If you are not going to have a wedding planner learn to delegate tasks to your wedding party. Being in someone's wedding party is a place of honor, not a fashion show. Your wedding party should be helping you plan your wedding and looking out for you on the wedding day.
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?Give all of my clients the weather they wish for on their wedding day.
What are 3 words that describe your personality?Energetic. Passionate. Caring.
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?I could never select once piece of art, but The Uffizi Gallery Museum of Florence, Italy is one of my favorite museums with such incredible art. Italy is a great honeymoon destination as well!
What's your favorite quote?I have many of those as well, but one that stands out is, "A cord of three strands is not easily broken." Once in a while that full passage from the bible is read at a wedding and I will smile.
What's your favorite marriage advice?Marriage is like a plant or a garden. It takes constant diligence to make it grow and get stronger. Try to always put your marriage first and do not take each other for granted. Never stop dating each other is another great one as well.
Extracurricular activities:I love to travel—big trips, little trips, I'm packing! I love going to the theatre. That includes live shows and film. I enjoy gardening, cooking, visiting museums. Going out to eat is always fun. Bike riding is great especially if there is a stop for ice cream.
About This Company
Denise Chastain is an award-winning member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association, The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Junebug Weddings Top 10 NYC Wedding Photographers, Fearless Photographer and a Photo District News Top Knots best in category winner. Her wedding work has been featured in The Knot Magazine, Junebug Weddings, Ruffled, Well Wed and Reverie Gallery, to name a few.
Modern Wedding Photography Covers These Areas:
- Northern New Jersey
- South Jersey
- Long Island
- Hudson Valley
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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