Senior Portraits and More

Summer is a popular time to capture Senior portraits for the upcoming school season. If course you don’t have to be a senior in High School to get your portraits taken over the Summer!

When was the last time you updated your portrait for LinkedIn or your website? You can’t remember? Or you don’t have a LinkedIn account? Or for your corporate directory?

Portraits can be as simple as a head shot or as thorough as capturing who you are and displaying that to others.

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How To Take Good Fireworks Photos

It’s that time of year again. Here are some tips to capture fireworks on your camera.

For some additional tips search on the work fireworks on my blog!

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Its not really as hard as you think once you get into it and think about it. The hard part is practicing it and managing the “stress” that occurs during the “shoot” since they only last a few minutes (5-10 minutes generally unless you’re fortunate).

Camera Settings – DSLR

ISO – fireworks are brighter than you think – even though it’s nighttime, set your ISO to the lowest setting. I go with 100.

Aperture – generally f8-f16 works well. f11 might be a good starting spot

Shutter Speed – (manual) Bulb and experiment with anything from 4 seconds to 30 seconds.

Tripod – a must for fireworks. If you don’t have one, get or borrow one. Otherwise try putting your camera on something sturdy like the roof of your car or a fence. But remember than you probably need to tilt your camera up somewhat unless you are going for…

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Mecsey Wedding Sneak Peek

New Jersey – Lehigh Valley PA Wedding Photography

We are excited to show off the fairy tale wedding of Kristin & Mike Mecsey to all their family and guests, congratulations newlyweds!

Below is a sneak peek of some of the images from their special day.

Photos of Kristin and Mike Mecsey’s wedding on April 27, 2019. Photo by DAVE DABOUR
Photos of Kristin and Mike Mecsey’s wedding on April 27, 2019. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

the groomsmen were able to keep Mike from running for the hills!

Photos of Kristin and Mike Mecsey’s wedding on April 27, 2019. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

Beautiful bride and bridesmaids

Photos of Kristin and Mike Mecsey’s wedding on April 27, 2019. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

It wouldn’t be a fire department wedding without a real fire call!

Photos of Kristin and Mike Mecsey’s wedding on April 27, 2019. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

Then it was cake time – will they play nice or make a mess?

Photos of Kristin and Mike Mecsey’s wedding on April 27, 2019. Photo by DAVE DABOUR

A good time was had by all!

The event was held at Creamery Hall in Califon, NJ

More images of their special day will be available here:here:

http://www.dabourphotography.com/event/Mecsey-Capaldo-Wedding

Why you should hire a professional photographer to do your events

Photos from the Kwenyan Professional Services Holiday Party 2018.

Should I Hire a Professional Photographer to Document My Event?

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to hire someone to photograph your event, consider these reasons:

Let’s say the event is a family reunion and you want to get a group photo of the whole family. You could do it yourself, but one of two things could happen then. A) You have someone take the photo for you, leaving a family member out of the photo because they had to take it. This could possibly offend that person or make them feel awkward for being excluded. Or B) You set a timer on your camera. This can be problematic because there are so many people in the photo that you will need to take several images to make sure everyone is looking and has their eyes open. You will have to take two to three times as long to get the photos done because you’ll have to keep resetting the timer, and you still might not have gotten the shot. Hiring a professional will eliminate all of this stress.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to go around all night taking selfies with my phone or camera with all of my friends and family members. I would much prefer to relax and enjoy the moment instead of trying to capture it. The quality of the photos will be much better than the selfies. Also, trying to take a selfie with a group of people is next to impossible when trying to get everyone inside the frame.

If the event is a birthday party, you don’t want to miss out on visiting with guests or helping your child open presents or cut the cake because you are too busy trying to take the photos. You want to be part of the action, not stuck behind the camera.

Another great thing about hiring a professional is that you don’t have to worry about editing and distributing the photos after the event is over. You just have to wait to receive them from your photographer.

Finally, it’s really a gift to have well lit photographs taking by a professional who preserve the memory of your event. Those images are going to be cherished by everyone for a very long time to come.

Our business motto is: Let’s us capture the moments so you can enjoy them.” These are words that were carefully chosen. We know lots of people have cameras today and enjoy taking photos. But at your own event, sit back and enjoy it. Let me capture and save the moments for you so you can enjoy them forever!

SKIT presents “Newsies”

New Jersey Event Photography – Theatrical

I had the pleasure to once again create some publicity photographs for SKIT’s upcoming production of Disney’s “Newsies.”

Here are a small sampling of the publicity photographs that have been used in media for advertising.

More images are available on my website: http://skit.dabourphotography.com

The show runs January 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2019. For more information and tickets visit their website http://www.showkids.org. All shows at Voorhees HIgh School theater in HIgh Bridge, NJ

I will also be recording video of the show. Cast and crew can order a DVD at http://store.dabourphotography.com