About Me

Biography

Hello!, my name is Alberto Freire and I’ve been photographing for over fithteen years. It started as a way to document trips and events but it soon progressed into a hobby. Over the years I became more serious about it and invested more time & money into it. At some point I finally decided to "take it to the next level", and began working on my off-times which are evenings and weekends. Contact me if you need Wedding, Mitzvah , Birthday party photography or any special occasion you might be having. I’m easy going and will take the time to explain any questions you might have about Digital Photography...

Advantage

Professional equipment
Unlike other low-priced or amateur photographers that often use consumer digital cameras with low end lenses. I’m using professional (Full-Frame) level cameras , Professional lenses and accessories to ensure the best possible results. My main lens alone costs more than a complete entry level DSLR camera kit.

Backup equipment
To be ready for any equipment failure I have a second set of equipment that I take along with me. So if my camera/lens/flash/memory/batteries stop working I can switch to my backup and continue shooting. Always make sure your event photographer has a professional level backup camera.

Post-Processing
I post-process all my photos. Instead of handing out a CD with JPEGs at the end of the day, I’ll go home and process all the images this means I bring out the beauty on all your shots making the colors flow instead of just giving you a bunch of flat unimpressive JPEGs. I also crop, retouch adjust light levels to enhance shots

RAW-mode
I always shoot in RAW mode this is the best quality a professional level camera can do. There is not compression applied which means no image degradation. Other photographers may only shoot in JPEG mode which greatly reduces the size of image at cost of image quality. This also limits post-processing.

Fully Insured
I’m insured up to $1,000,000 liability. Lots of venues require vendors to have insurance rest easy knowing that I can work at any venue of your choice.

Calibrated Monitors
To achieve the best possible results I calibrate my photo editing monitors monthly, I use hardware based calibration in order to keep color matching at is best.

Web Gallery
I will post your photos online and provide you with an online gallery do you can share your photos with your family and friends. There will also be a choice to purchase photos online making it easier to distribute your photos.

Digital Photo DVD
I will ship you a disc with all the processed images so you can email your friends and family. You can use the Disc to print photos at your local photo processing place.

Personal Info

Packages:

  Wedding Packages
  Mitzvah Packages
  Parties and Events

Retainer Payment:

Please contact me prior
to making a payment

 

Partners:

  Videography:
www.mjvideoproductions.com
  Ordained minister:
www.beverlysullivant.com


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Praises

These are a few “Praises” I have received from clients. References are available.

From Adrienne T:
oh my god I’m totally floored we just got your package I can’t wait to actually look at the images on the big screen TV tonight but looking at them last night on my iPad they are just incredible. You outdid yourself and created memories far better than I ever could have imagined. I am so incredibly excited and then the photo album is absolutely beautiful why did you do that? That was totally unnecessary but we greatly appreciated it is so special and gorgeous and it was such a delight to work with you I already put your card in my phone book for anything in the future and I’m sure there’ll be many events in the future and our family. I cannot thank you enough for capturing some of the most special memories that we will always have from that day! Where were you when we get married? Lol our photographer was horrible have a wonderful night and I hope that I’ll see you at the Khusidman party on Saturday!!

From June K:
MY GOD…I never expected my Daughters Communion photos would turn out like this….I recommend Alberto to anyone who wants to capture the unknown moments of the day and does not want to worry about capturing those moments on their own!!!! HE IS AMAZING!!

From Maureen N:
Alberto, I just want to take the opportunity to thank you for the incredible work you did at the surprise party for our mom on Saturday night, July 16th. You captured so many amazing moments and emotions, and my mom looks beautiful in all the shots. You also managed to get on film the whole ambiance and mood of the party, with all the decorations we worked so hard on, so that we can remember it always. Even your choice of accompanying music is perfect for viewing the pics online. I would be honored to provide a reference should you ever need one.

Thank you so much again,
Maureen

From Jilleyn G:
Hi Alberto, my sister and I just watched the slideshow and are bowled over by how great the photos are. I don’t even know what else to say… your work and talent really exceeded our expectations. The lighting, the composition, the angles, the timing, I don’t even know how you did it either artistically or technically, but your photographs made everything and everyone look beautiful, elegant, and—perhaps most importantly—filled with joy and love. Thanks for everything—can’t wait to see the gallery when you get around to it! -Jilleyn

From Sandy P:
I recently had the pleasure of hiring Alberto to photograph our son’s rehearsal dinner. I was extremely pleased with both his professionalism and artistry. He had a hard venue to work with (dim lighting in close quarters) and still managed to produce beautiful pictures that we will cherish in the years to come. He managed to capture all the guests and produced a nice assortment of both posed and candid shots. He delivered his photographs in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Alberto for your most important life events.

From Rebecca:
Alberto, the pictures are fantastic! We were so happy with your work on Saturday, and the pictures came out amazing. We were happy that you could be a part of our special day and we will keep you in mind for future events and will recommend your work to family and friends.
Thanks again! Rebecca & Nicholas

From Rinny:
Alberto, I got the password and I have no words for your work. I’m in a complete aw!!! Beautiful work. The color, the details, the shots, the work. I’m speechless. You have caught the best moments of my life. Thank you from bottom of my heart!! U r extremely talented! Looking forward to seeing you on sat. Rinny.

From Susan:
Dear Alberto, Thank you so much for capturing each moment of our very special day. Every time we look at the pictures we feel like we are experiencing the event over again. We love how you captured each expression of our parents as they realized the surprise party was for them, not my husband. We have received so many compliments about the photos and really appreciate the beautiful pictures you took. I would highly recommend you, and as our friends and family can see from the pictures, you did a great job covering the event and getting the candids as well as the posed photos. Thank you VERY much for doing such amazing job.
Sincerely, Sue

From Kanthy:
Hi My name is Kanthy R. , I am emailing you in re: Alberto Freire. My wife and I used Al’s services for our wedding party in Garfield New Jersey on March 28th. We cannot say enough good things about the quality and value of Al’s work. He showed up 30 minutes before the party, as promised, and started taking pictures before the guests arrived. He took a lot of candid pictures (per our requirement), as well as posed pictures by request. During the party, he continuously took pictures without being noticeable, and always seemed to be around when we needed him to take group pictures with the guests. Al has professional-grade camera equipments, so it was not a surprise that all pictures came out great. To top it off, we were able to see the pictures online in less than 24 hours after the party! Al captured one of the most memorable day of our lives and for that we are very grateful. We will definitely use his services again, just waiting for an occasion :) If you need to see pictures from our party, please let me know I will forward the link to you.
Regards, Kanthy

From Chris:
Alberto, Hey dude thanks for everything!!! The pictures are awesome, got the DVD and everything is perfect. I can’t thank you enough for hanging out for 7 plus hours and taking all the pictures. If I ever need someone to take pictures again I’ll be sure to give you a buzz. How long will the pictures be up on your site? I have to send the link out to everyone that attended.
Thanks again!! Chris

From Linda:
You did an awesome job capturing all the right moments at my 8 month old son’s party. Our families were thrilled with the pictures that you took. You were punctual, professional, understood what kind of pictures we wanted, and good with all the kids. We couldn’t have asked for anything better! We will definitely recommend you to our everyone we know.
Thanks again! Jason, Linda, & Anthony

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Pricing


Wedding packages

Your wedding day is a very special day but once the ceremony and reception are over, the cake is eaten, the dress back in it’s box in the loft and the cars long gone all you have left are the photographs (and of course your better half!)With the recent economic downturn and things being a little tight money-wise one way to save some of the costs of your wedding day is to ask a friend or family member to take some snaps for you so you can remember the day. Be careful however, Uncle Jim might take a pretty good picture of the kids for his holiday card but does that really set him up for the pressures of photographing your big day?  What happens if it rains, can he marshall people around to tight timescales, is his equipment up to the job? Maybe the answer is yes but can you afford the risk? We have the answer:

FlowingColor.com photography NJ offers low cost budget friendly professional wedding photography packages from $750.



Silver Package @ $900
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Gold Package @ $1100
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Platinum Package @1400
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A la carte rates

 

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Bar, Bat Mitzvah packages

Mitzvah photography NJ, when you’re invited to a bar mitzvah boy or bat mitzvah girl because they want you to join them in celebrating their “coming of age” so enjoy the celebration! And that’s exactly what the bar/bat mitzvah photographs should represent, a celebration. A child’s bar or bat mitzvah is an important rite of passage but also a celebration to share with family and friends. After all the hard work, the planning, the studying and the preparations, it will be a day filled with laughter and tears. Photographs are an important part of any party or celebration and it’s my job to capture every moment and tell the story of a very special day from beginning to end. The photographs should capture the animation and enthusiasm and each image should bring a smile to your face. Through a mix of reportage style and formal photographs I can tell the story of a day filled with pride and joy. Since photography isn’t usually allowed during the ceremony I will work with you and your congregation to get some family shots at an earlier date. This session is usually one hour long and can be scheduled during the work week in the evening around 7pm. This short session will reward us with a great collection of posed family shots that will complement the party photos. After the event is finished I will edit the photos ,remove bad shots, enhance good shots, crop and process everything. Within two weeks you will receive a DVD with all the edited photos. You will also get an online gallery you can share with friends and family. I can also tag you on facebook if you’d like. Bar mitzvah photography NJ costs $125 per hour plus travel if you’re 1h+ one way.

FlowingColor.com photography NJ offers low cost budget friendly professional Mitzvah photography packages from $500.
 
Bar, and Bat Mitzvah Packages: 

Silver Package @ $500
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Gold Package @ $700
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Platinum Package @900
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Parties and Events

Parties and Events are priced at $100* per hour minimum 2h.              *Excluding Weddings & Mitzvahs

Service includes:

Post Processing of Images
DVD with edited photos in full size and also resized for social/email use.
Web Gallery
Prints available from the online Gallery
Four hour plus event receive a 24 page 5×7 album!

 

Extras:

RAW DNG Files: These are higher quality image files. They are not compressed. Raw files retain all the detail of the original photo. They are good for further editing, printing by Professionals. A standard Full-sized JPG file can be ~2-8mb in contrast a Raw DNG file is usually ~28MB this is many times larger. This service must be ordered before the event. They are delivered via download link $150

Extra Shooter/Assistant: This is an option for weddings, It adds a second shooter/assistant that assist the main photographer during the event. This frees up the main photographer to focus on the wedding couple while the second shooter can shoot other important people or even assist the photographer with lighting, equipment etc. $150
**This is a recommended Wedding Extra**

Extra Photo DVD: This includes all the processed photos as JPG Full-size and Email-size. $20 shipped.

Sideshow DVD: This DVD can be played on a TV it features your event photos. $40 shipped.

Photo books: Let me create a beautiful photo album with the photos from your event. Photo books feature; Hardcover's, Thick lay Flat pages, They are printed on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Album High Definition Paper, and come on boutique Archival Boxes. Each book takes about 3-4h to design and a preview is provided prior to final shipping. Contact me for more details.

 

 
8×12 – 26 Page Photobook = $198
8×12 – 38 Page Photobook = $268

Fine Print:


Retainer: A retainer is required to hold a date. Its priced at $50/h The remaining amount is due by the day of the event. Retainers can be paid online via Credit card.

Travel Fees: If my travel time exceeds 1h (one way) there will be an additional 1h charge per hour. Events in NYC incur the same 1h charge to cover my travel/parking. I will let you know ahead of time if there are any Travel charges.

Product Turnaround: DVDs with edited photos ship about three weeks after the event depending of workload. Photo Albums take around six weeks for delivery.