Photo Booths Mania Taking Weddings By Storm

Posted by aruchaevsky on Jun 19, 2013


Making its debut at the 1889 world fair in Paris, the photo booth, and its many variations have entertained us for over 100 years. Created by French inventor T. E. Enjalbert and patented by the German born photographer Mathew Steffens in May 1889, the photo booth is arguably among the very first vending machines.

The concept of photo booth would be modernized by Anatol Josepho, who had arrived in the U.S. from Russia in 1923. Two years later the photo booth appearing in 1925 on Broadway in New York City. For 25 cents, the booth took developed and printed 8 photos, a process taking roughly ten minutes.

Classic Spring Wedding in New Jersey

Posted by aruchaevsky on May 24, 2013

It is always a privilege to capture a couple’s wedding, and when you have the opportunity to work with a new reception location, such as Doubletree Hotel, Eatontown, New Jersey, and a historic landmark, such as Wilson Hall at Monmouth University, made famous by the Annie movie, it become an opportunity to capture wedding photos with some amazing and unique backdrops.

Top New Jersey Wedding and Engagement Photo Locations!

Posted by aruchaevsky on Apr 05, 2013

As a New Jersey based studio, our couples enjoy an incredible variety of locations for their engagement or wedding photo sessions. The garden state may be small but has great locations within the state.

Photo Booth Mania Part 1: Step and Repeat Photography

Posted by aruchaevsky on Mar 20, 2013

With each passing year, weddings seem to continue to evolve into more than just your standard dinner with dancing. Many couples today are looking for new and alternative ways to jazz up their wedding and entertain their guests or expand on the entertainment of a traditional wedding.

One of the many growing trends our studio has seen is a rise in demand for photo booths, and the many variations of the photo booth concept. From a traditional boardwalk style photo booth to step and repeat photography, photo booths are taking weddings in the North East by storm.

Tradition: A Real Jewish Wedding at the Highlawn Pavilion

Posted by aruchaevsky on Dec 27, 2012

With the winter months already upon us and the engagement season in full swing, it will not be long before a new wave of newly engaged couples will begin their search for the perfect wedding location.

With many traditional Jewish weddings, the ceremony and reception often take place in the same location, making the ceremony option much greater.
As the spring months approach, many couples will be looking to take advantage of the perfectly tempered, spring months enjoyed in the North East.

The Highlawn Pavilion is a perfect location for any wedding and offers a spectacular backdrop for an outdoor ceremony that has sweeping views.

A traditional Jewish wedding will always begin with what may appear as some confusion, as close family members, and the bride and groom converge on the Ketubah, a contract of marriage, often beautifully designed and must be signed by two witnesses.

Followed by a traditional Jewish ceremony and lead by the Rabbi under the Chuppah, the ceremony concludes with the breaking of the glass, which has a grey origin, but is believed to represent the joy which must always be tempered.

In many traditional Jewish weddings the reception will have a Kosher dinner menu and begin with the prayer for Challah (bread) and wine. Contemporary Jewish weddings provide a Kosher meal for those guests, who may require one and offer other guest the opportunity to sample the wide variety of collectable’s offered by the Highlawn Pavilion.

With a few rounds of the Hora, a traditional Jewish dance, in which the bride and groom are lifted in chairs while the band fires out this traditional song hear at every Jewish wedding.

From beautiful staircases to perfectly groomed grounds and perfect for the spring months, the Highlawn has an abundance of scenic backdrops for stunning wedding images.

We always want to thank our couple, Randy and Michael, for the opportunity to capture your wedding and the Highlawn Pavilion for their continued effort in maintaining such a beautiful location.

Photographer: Kevin (Abacus Wedding Studios)