Crystal Lake Pictures is a photojournalistic / editorial style wedding photographer in the northern and central New Jersey area. The photographer, Steven Smyth, works to blend in with the surroundings during a couple’s big day, and only direct the photographs when necessary. He adapts to couples’ desires for their wedding to document the memories they can look back on forever. This photography company also offers wedding videography services.
Steven has been an avid photographer for over 20 years having worked in advertising, fashion, photojournalism, and even directing music videos, concerts, and short films. Steven studied photojournalism and studio photography at the School of Visual Arts, filmmaking at New York University.
This photographer offers couples video services in addition to photography on their wedding day. A second shooter is also available for larger weddings, or for couples who don't want to miss a single moment. Couples can receive their final wedding images in the form of albums, canvas, digital files, flush mount, matted prints, prints, save the date and thank you cards. Other services offered by Crystal Lake Pictures include:
Steven also offers cinematic and storytelling videography on a couple’s big day. His team covers the pre-ceremony, ceremony and reception. The company’s videography services include:
This photographer is based out of Holmdel, New Jersey. He covers all the local regions, including areas in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
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21 Reviews for Crystal Lake Pictures
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Marina Shirley · Married on 04/12/2019
Professional, quality, timeless and affordable
Steve and his assistant did a wonderful job on our wedding day. They were professional punctual and never made themselves the center of attention. They were in open communication with the other vendors, and it was a priority for them to capture certain moments. We want a timeless, clear documentary and candid style video, and he is able to as much or little as you want for your video. Meeting with him beforehand to discuss how we envisioned a video was great. My fiance initially didn't want a video at the beginning of planning and was so glad we booked crystal lake once we all met together! We cannot wait to see the final product, he has a lot of experience in the industry, I highly recommend!Sent on 05/01/2019
Crystal Lake Pictures's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words Marina! This means so much to me and my team! It was a pleasure capturing your day!
Melissa · Married on 09/21/2018
As a DIY, frugal bride with a relatively low budget, my approach to finding a photographer was simple: search Wedding Wire by highly-rated, but low price point photographers local to my venue. Boy, am I glad I used this approach, as it is how we found Steve. His online portfolio looked great, but after meeting in person, his deameanor is what tipped it over the edge for us. He is laid-back, open-minded, and a nature lover which was important to us knowing the terrain of our venue. On our wedding day, he was truly a calming presence, and he doesn't make you do wacky poses or anything you're not comfortable with. After our first look, we just strolled through the farm/park, stopping at points of interest along the way, and smiled! He delivered our pictures at an unheard of speed, and they are absolutely gorgeous. The portraits of just us are naturally my favorite, but I'm also in love with both of our getting ready pics, creative pics of our stationery/rings/accessories/etc., and ceremony pics (he really captured all of the emotions, from the unieasiness we both felt the first minute or two, to us easing into the ceremony, to pure joy and happiness by the end!). I was also so happy to see all the pics of me smiling and laughing with family and friends, because beyond the portraits we took with our immediate families right before the ceremony, Steve was a ghost. I truly didn't realize he was capturing everything! It was important to us that we came away with beautiful pictures without feeling like complete sellouts to the wedding industry, and Steve delivered. I know he also offers options for a second shooter, videographer, etc. if those things are important and/or necessary for you and your wedding. Thanks so much again, Steve. We loved working with you and you genuinely contributed to making our day so special and memorable :)Sent on 10/08/2018
Crystal Lake Pictures's reply:Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words!!!!
Marissa · Married on 04/22/2018
We had an amazing experience with Crystal Lake Pictures. Steve was wonderful. He met with us beforehand to discuss exactly what we were looking for and he met every expectation. Our pictures came out beautiful and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. He was punctual on the day of the wedding, a pleasure to work with, and accommodated every wish we had. After he edited our pictures, one can really see what a true artist is. He made a masterpiece with lighting and color that was perfection. I would highly recommend Crystal Lake Pictures. We truly appreciate how easy and pleasant he made our experience on the day of our wedding and the beautiful pictures that we will cherish for a lifetime.Sent on 09/04/2018
Crystal Lake Pictures's reply:Wow! Thank you so much Marissa! I'm so glad you enjoyed your pictures, that really makes my day!