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Crystal Lake Pictures

Matawan, NJ View map
5.0 out of 5 rating
21 reviews
$2,500 Most Popular Price

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$2,500 Most Popular Price

Crystal Lake Pictures is a photojournalistic / editorial style wedding photographer located in the Jersey Shore area and serving all of NJ, eastern Pennsilvania, and southern New York. 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.

Experience

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.


Services Offered
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:

  • Additional hours
  • Engagement shoot
  • High-resolution images
  • Multiple locations
  • Trash the dress
  • Wedding portraits


Other Services
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:

  • Drone footage
  • Full-feature video
  • High-definition video
  • Highlight video
  • Liability insurance
  • Multiple cameras
  • Multiple locations
  • One event per day
  • Save the date


Areas Covered
This photographer is based out of Matawan, New Jersey. He covers all the local regions, including areas in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

  • Veteran-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Liability Insurance
Multi. Locations
Second Shooter
Trash The Dress
Video
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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21 Reviews

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    Marina S. Married on 04/12/2019
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    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!

    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!
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    Melissa Married on 09/21/2018
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    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 :)

    Crystal Lake Pictures's reply:

    Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words!!!!
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    Marissa Married on 04/22/2018
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    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.

    Crystal Lake Pictures's reply:

    Wow! Thank you so much Marissa! I'm so glad you enjoyed your pictures, that really makes my day!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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Matawan, NJ, 07733
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Crystal Lake Pictures frequently asked questions

What photography services does Crystal Lake Pictures include in the starting price?

Crystal Lake Pictures includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files

What photography services does Crystal Lake Pictures include in their most popular wedding package?

Crystal Lake Pictures includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files

What photography styles does Crystal Lake Pictures offer?

Crystal Lake Pictures offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional

What photography services does Crystal Lake Pictures offer?

Crystal Lake Pictures offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Liability Insurance
  • Multi. Locations
  • Second Shooter
  • Trash The Dress
  • Video
  • Wedding Portraits

What photography materials does Crystal Lake Pictures offer for wedding events?

Crystal Lake Pictures offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards

What percentage of users recommend Crystal Lake Pictures and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Crystal Lake Pictures is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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