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Photography and Videography in Matawan, NJ,
(732) 533-7827
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    Marina S.

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  • 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!

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    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

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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 ceremon... Read more

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    Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words!!!!

    Marissa

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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.

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    Wow! Thank you so much Marissa! I'm so glad you enjoyed your pictures, that really makes my day!

    Michele

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  • My husband and I recently got married and we loved Steve! He was very flexible with our schedule and all of the craziness of the wedding day. He actually helped solve a couple wedding day problems which was a big help. We did a first look and photoshoot before the wedding. It was clear that he had scouted the location beforehand and had thought out where would be the best place to do pictures. My husband and I are awkward but he made us feel so comfortable during the whole day. I can't wait to see the pictures!!

    Katelyn

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  • Steve and his team of artists were incredibly professional and amazing on our wedding day! They were accommodating and understanding, even when our day wasn't going quite as planned (it rained and all photos had to be taken in the hotel). The photos came out so beautifully! They truly captured the energy of our wedding day. My husband and I cannot wait to see the video! Thank you, Crystal Lake Pictures!

    Vlad

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  • My fiancee and I had the best experience with Steve. We recently did our engagement photo shoot and we love them! We also have Steve for our wedding photography and videography. If I could some up him in one word it would be UNDERSTANDING! He understands his profession and understands couples! He will make you and your significant other feel comfortable and in full control of the entire photography process from the signing to the proofs. During our shoot we had to make a change of clothes and it took time away from the allotted 2hrs but he was willing to stay a little longer to make sure we get all the shots we wanted and also the shots he felt would best fit us and express is as a couple. He had the photos done in a timely manner and was flexible when we asked him for a few touch-ups. I could go on but ill save the rest for after the wedding! If you don't even at least have a sit down with Steve/Crystal Lake Pictures to discuss options your are missing out!

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    Thank you so much for the kind words Vlad! Can't wait for the wedding! - Steve

    Roopali

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  • We are so glad and happy that we had Steve as our wedding photographer!! His amazing photography captured our wedding very beautifully and elegantly. It is a lovely gift that we would always enjoy whenever we look back at the photos. He literally covered every single moment of our wedding and for that me and my husband are both really grateful to him! We wholeheartedly recommend Steve to everyone!!

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    Thank you so much Roopali! Your kind words mean so much to me! Wishing you all the best!

    Krishna S.

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  • Steve Smyth from Crystal Lake Pictures, along with a second shooter covered our son and daughter-in-law's Indian wedding at The Palace in Somerset NJ in 2016. Right from the first interaction with Steve, we realized that we had lucked out and found a highly talented, creative, experienced and caring photographer! In addition, he is truly a gem of a person! From proposal, to contract, to putting the couple (& us) at ease, to taking stunning pictures, to timely delivery of the proofs, electronic copies (plus web hosting) & high quality albums, Steve's professionalism made this wedding in our family truly memorable! We very very very highly recommend Steve Smyth to cover your special event! You would be so glad you did, just as we were!

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    Thank you so much Krishna & Shreyas! Your kind words mean so much to me!! Wishing you and your family all the best!

    Laurie

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  • Steve did an amazing job for my daughters bridal shower at the Molly Pitcher Inn. I would highly recommend him. He is professional and considerate. I have so many beautiful pictures from a picture perfect day!! Thank you Steve!

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    Thank you so much Laurie! I'm so glad you like the pictures!

    User5163568

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  • Steven and his team were the videographers for my wedding. He was extremely pleasant to work with and easy to talk to. He listened to my ideas and what I wanted to receive in my final video. He provided great ideas and suggestions as well. He respected the wishes of the church, to not be too close to the alter during the ceremony. In the package I requested, I had 2 videographers for the duration of the day and received a highlight summary video set to music and then the entire day broken out into chapters. The videos are beautiful, set to music and can clearly hear the entire ceremony plus all the toasts and speeches. I would highly recommend Steve and his team for a great quality at a great price.

    Michelle

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  • Steve is a fantastic photographer. He captured every special moment of our wedding in beautiful photos. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. My husband and I highly recommend Crystal Lake Pictures!

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    Thank you so much Michelle! That means so much to me, I'm so glad you like the photos. :-) - Steve

    Jacob

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  • Steve was a very good photographer and well worth the money. It took a little while to get the photos after the wedding but they came out really great.

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    Thank you so much Jacob, your kind words mean so much to me!

    Marcia

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  • My husband and I are beyond happy with the quality and number of pictures we received. Steve Smyth and his crew from Crystal Lake Pictures in Matawan, NJ are professionals, timely and courteous! you can tell they have the experience! We talk in person, texted and via email and I always got a very quick response. Proposal to contract was a breeze. On the day of our wedding, a sunny early morning in June of 2016 they were there and ready to go. Steve and his grew were very personable, while keeping things light and fun, and knew exactly what they were doing. Everyone keeps telling us how incredible the pictures and videos are and we couldn’t agree more. They captured every critical moment and got moments we couldn’t see ourselves. When we were given the link to our album and videos almost every picture and the video made us feel like we were right back in that very moment. They really captured the essence of our big day perfectly. This is the perfect company to capture your v... Read more

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    Thank you so much for the kind words Marcia! This means so much to me!!!

    Katelyn

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  • Love our wedding portfolio! The day was captured perfectly.

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    Thank you Katelyn! Your kind words mean so much to me. Wishing you all the best!

    Lindsey

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  • Steve is a great photographer. I'm overly happy about the photos from my ceremony and reception. He is comfortable and professional. His package options and pricing is reasonable. I highly recommend Steve.

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    Thank you so much for the kind words Lindsey! Had a great time at your wedding, so happy that you were pleased with the results! - Steve

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