Wedding Collections from $1599.00 - Engagement Sessions from $350.00
Ask about Family Sessions as well!
Since every wedding and session is different, please call for more information.
That way I can put something together that is perfect for you!
And now, a little about me....
Inviting a photographer into your life on your special day is a very personal choice…I will be there throughout your day, capturing your memories, interacting with you, your friends, and family…naturally, you want someone that you are comfortable with. So, here are a few things you should know about me. I am…
a Family Man
I am a proud husband to a wife that says she adores me, and father to two crazy dogs, Max and Cassie, and two formerly feral cats, Chopper and Jasmine. I can't forget my other dog, Cabo. He passed away last year and I still miss him so very much. They all make my life whole, happy, and blessed! I am very close to my Mom, who raised me and my three siblings as a single mother – not an easy task back in that day, and I have a profound love and respect for her, even though our Italian & German temperaments make for some lively discussions!
an Animal Lover and Advocate
I am a sucker for a cute animal video or two, or five, or fifty… Show me an animal video and I melt! I throw my wholehearted support behind animal welfare organizations like Best Friends Animal Society, and I am actively involved with a wonderful local rescue called 2nd Chance Dog Rescue!
a Die-hard Film Buff
Having been in the motion picture industry for many years, I have a deep love for the cinema…I enjoy everything from complex dramas to…well, “Sharknado” leaps to mind…B movies are definitely a guilty pleasure! I often sneak away for matinee showings with friends, and I love to stay up late watching those B movies – the only time my wife will let me get away with it.
Okay, so maybe I am not technically a foodie…I just love food, especially ethnic foods like Indian curries, Vietnamese Pho, and Spanish Paellas…a perfect night out with my wife would be an amazing meal followed by an amazing dessert…probably ending with a handful of Tums!
What is Cinema Style Photography?
It is photography with an emphasis on beautiful light. I take the perfect couple or family (you!), then put you in a beautiful setting, surrounded with beautiful light. Either natural light, or light that I provide to add drama to your photos. Of course, all of that is nothing without you! Your smiles, laughs, tears, and hugs make them more than just pictures. They make them memories to last a lifetime!
How long have you been doing photography?
I started my career in motion picture photography back in 1991. I worked as a motion picture camera assistant for many years before taking what I had learned about lighting and composition and using it in my new still photography business. In 2003, I started Steven J. Photographic. I specialized in fashion and portrait photography and then moved into weddings. In 2010, I re-branded the company to what it is now, SJA Studios.
What sets you apart from other photographers?
A couple of things. First, because of my years in the motion picture business, I worked with some terrific cinematographers. From them, I learned a tremendous amount about lighting and composition, which I now use in my still photography. Second, my sense of humor. I am a strong believer that your photographer should be someone that, as well as being a very good photographer, should be able to put you at ease and help make your day an enjoyable one. Someone who you will actually enjoy having around on the big day. That is what I strive to be.
Can we afford your services?
I think so. I know everyone has a budget. My pricing reflects the amount of work and care I put into producing your images. When you hire me you get someone who will work hand in hand with you from the very first meeting, all the way though the completion of your images and albums. I will also be there long after that if you have any further needs.
Do you have backup equipment?
I certainly do. I carry backup camera bodies, lenses, flashes and lots of accessories and batteries to make sure your photography goes off without a hitch.
What type of payments do you accept?
I accept cash, checks, money orders, and credit cards.
Do you have insurance?
I have liability coverage through PPA, so don't worry, we're covered!
What do we do next?
If after reading this, you feel that I am the right fit for you,, please contact me to set up your personal consultation to discuss all the details of your event. That way we can design a photography package that is perfect for you! Happy planning!
Steven J. Aquilino - Owner/Photographer
For more information call 602-330-3253