Nikki K

Mix Master DJ | Emcee

Nikki K is not only the visionary of UPC but one of the most dedicated detailed oriented individual that strives for perfection.

Tara K

Director of Photography

Tara is the Owner and President of the Ultimate Party Central and has been an avid photographer since 1998. She discovered photography while in college and quickly found out that she developed a passion in capturing the special moments in peoples lives. Tara spends a lot of time refining, perfecting and even obsessing over her work. Tara’s unique blend of style is established from a broad range of artistic and photojournalism experience. Tara is comfortable and relaxed in shooting on location, possessing the ability to be creative even under pressure.

Telling a wedding or any special event through pictures is a serious business, but also needs to be Fun. Tara has found that clients prefer spontaneous photos that reflect the emotion of the moment. Tara’s job is not only to take great pictures of your special day, but to do so in a way that helps to maximize your enjoyment of your day. Tara works hard to make those necessary formal photos a FUN experience. When it comes to candid photos, she takes those pictures unobtrusively in the background, constantly watching for those pictures that will best capture the spirit and the joy of your special day. Tara treats every customer as family, who have done her the honor of allowing her to record their special day for them. Tara is an award winning wedding photographer from The Knot Best of Weddings and Wedding Wire’s Bride’s Choice awards and continues to strive to win these awards year after year.

Danny M

Emcee | Singer | Songwriter

POSITIVE PERSONALITY

Danny “The Face” McDonough is a high energy, passionate and professional Master of Ceremonies that will bring your event to the next level. As a producer/songwriter his music knowledge is outstanding. Danny will make sure to make everyone laugh with his sense of humor and motivate all your guests to rock out with him on the dance floor. Look no further… you’ve found your ultimate entertainer.

 

 

 

Mike V

Master Mixer DJ | Emcee

Michael V. has been entertaining audiences for the past 17years as a radio, club, and mobile entertainer. From intimate gatherings to large scale events, Mike knows how to set the tone for an event through his unparalleled attention to details.

Mike started Dj’ing in High School when a family friend gave him equipment that was ripped out of the original Studio 54 (he still owns this iconic equipment to this day). When he went off to college in Northwest Pennsylvania, he continued honing his skills by performing at endless private events as well as becoming a radio DJ on Erie PA’s 88.9 The Edge.

Since college, For the last 13 years Mike has become an award winning elementary school physical education teacher. He was the recipient of the Governors Teacher of the Year Award 2009-2010 and he has also been awarded radio station Magic 98.3’s “Teachers Who Make Magic” in 2011.
The combination of Mike’s love of working with kids along with his love of entertaining in the DJ world prompted his creation of NJSchool DJ’s. The only entertainment company for schools run by teachers “We know Kids”.
(NJ School DJ’s can be booked through Ultimate Party Central)

When Mike isn’t rocking private events, he is either teaching a Spin class, working on his Jeep, or trying to keep up with his newborn twins (Michael and Leah), and Mike is currently training for his 17 Marathon!

 

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Denise Stephens

Head Office Administrator

Kurt R

Cinematographer | Editor

 

I always had a passion of telling a story thru motion picture and being that I have been in the wedding industry for over 15 years my experience and wealth of knowledge allows me to be a perfectionist in directing, capturing and narrating films. The last  5 years have been very exciting because of the new technology that has been constently coming out and being the person I am I tend to investigate and purchase the leading brands to provide all my client the very best as my standard. My current equipment list of equipment that I enjoy shooting with is the Cannon Mark III, Canon 70D the every so trusty Sony EX1, the GoPro4, Allstar5 gimbal and a slider to capture some smooth dynamic visuals. I am one of the few videographers that can shoot a documentary along with cinematic approach through utilizing my dslr and my editing tool of choice Apple Final Cut Pro.  My other passion are cars, I have been a gear head junky all my life. I have a pontiac G8 that I auto cross and quater mile run. With that said you can never expect me to every be late to your event or dinner. Take a look at videos that I have produced and fill in the contact form to check my availability for your event.

Jordan Ortez

Cinematographer | Editor

Well since I was young boy, my father was a single parent. My father owned a video store like blockbuster and just like blockbuster it went out of business. However, for a great portion of my life I grew up in a video store with no one to talk to. My best friends became the characters in the movies I’d watch every single day. Watching movies was my escape. Ever since I was a kid I realized that acting is what I wanted to do. As I got older an attended acting schools, I realized how real the competition was and I wanted to offer more than just a handsome face. Slowly, but surely I got into the whole filmmaking process. I started getting behind the camera to shoot short films, music videos, and events. I needed to learn how to create the videos myself so then I learned how to edit, then I went through college where I got more into writing screenplays. I finished UCC with a 3.7GPA and as a member of the PTK Honor Society. Currently I am a professional Cinematographer and Editor. I want to take my talents to the next level. I want to be a force to reckon with in the film industry. I want to master Directing, Acting, Writing, and Editing. With the help of a prestigious studio like UPC, my dreams are possible. Now give me the opportunity to make you Dream Wedding come true!

Rich K

Master Mixer DJ | Bilingual MC

Rich grew up in the heart of the city’s musical melting pot. Influenced by his parents diverse musical taste he developed a passion for music at a very young age. His favorite past time was to listen to Radio Hip Hop DJ’s Red Alert and Marley Marl. In High School Rich worked part time and purchased his first DJ equipment. Soon after producing Mash-Up mix-tapes of New Wave Artist like Depeche Mode with Hip Hop in the New York underground scene. He found his calling and niche in the music industry.

With a career spanning twenty years from music production to remix credits. Entertaining high profile events and maintaining the kinetic energy that is the essence of live performance. Both industrial and personal.

He has produced and managed Riot Life Group recording artist THA RIOT. Performing beside them during their Sold Out North American and European tours. Licensing several songs to European Video game company Gizmondo. Performing for the Gizmondo Video game release in London England.

In February 2010, Rich was approached by Anheuser-Busch to bring his skills and magic to the “The Bud Light Hotel Super Bowl Parties” held in Miami Fl. He performed for UFC Tournament fights, and ESPN Tailgate Parties. Opening performances for top recording acts Uncle Kracker, Grammy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Flo-rida, T-Pain and Platinum recording artist Usher.

After which, never one to slow up when the beat is hot, Rich went and took a moment to shine under the stars when approached a second time by Anheuser-Busch as a Headliner on Bud Light Port Paradise lll Cruise to the Bahamas and once there, opened for Universal recording artist Nelly, The Silver Sun Cups and The Dan Band.

Today, Rich continues to increase his fan base and perform his public duty in keeping people shaking and grooving by performing at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino taking on the role as Video Disc Jockey for Legendary Rock band Foghat, and from the Classic hit Animal House- Otis Day and the Knights.

Once again the invitation to open for The Bud Light Port Paradise 4 and 5 in 2011 and 2012. Rich Hosted a Private Island Concert in the Bahamas. Rich continues to rock the Crowd along side acts like Mate and Kim, rock legends Incubus and RCA recording artist Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa, The Far East Movement, Brad Paisley and Young the Giant.

As a true entertainer and Master of Ceremony Rich continues to have the same passion for music and entertaining as he did in the 80’s. “The best part of this life is connecting with people that have never heard of you and instantly becoming a follower, a fan and a friend” This continues to be the influence which fuels the creativity to take his open format style of mixing to appeal to a broad audience.

Chris Auletti

Master Mixer DJ

Meet Chris Auletti AKA “CHRIS CARVƎ”. I’m the “breath of fresh air” that your party needs. I’ll create a comfortable and stress free environment for you and your guests while carrying out the vision that you and yours always dreamt of.

Starting in this business professionally at 13 years old I have learned it all. From being the roadie, the DJ, the MC, and also in talking with clients, I have done it all. Coming from a family where my father is a DJ really taught me a lot. He taught me all the concepts and in’s and out’s that I needed to get up and going. I have gone on to work with some of the best and well respected names in the business and I have been guided by serious professionals that took my raw talent to the next level. One of the biggest things in this business is being professional and being able to relate to clients, building a friendship with them. If you want your party to rock and roll as smooth as possible,leaving you to deal with most important thing which is the party itself, choose me!

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Charlie G.

Mix Master DJ

CHARLIE GAVINELLICharlie was born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. At a young age he got his first guitar and started learning popular songs on the radio. A few years later he dabbled with the piano before getting his hands on turntables for the first time. After watching numerous djs scratching, he knew this is what he had a passion for. Once he acquired the money to purchase his own pair of turntables he was hooked. He spent every day after school practicing until he was finally ready to take it to the next level.

At the age of 14; top djs in the industry saw a massive potential in Charlie and gave him the opportunity to start shadowing them. Charle’s experience and wisdom soared to elevating heights and rocking a party started to become naturally. At the age of 16 he started djing for a small company in Brooklyn. From then on he found his own style incorporating scratching, and beat juggling into his live mixes.

Charlie Eduaction Credentials:

Charlie currently attends Five Towns College for a degree in Audio Engineering and Business Management. In his time at school he participated in two internships in the music entertainment business. He interned at Sony Records in the college marketing department and was an assistant engineer at Platinum Sounds Studio in New York City. Doing these internships made him more knowledgeable on what it takes to make it in music industry.

Personal statement:

“I want to share my skills and experience to the world. I have been privileged to partake in various types of events through my career. My passion and drive is what allows me to excel on all my events. I have been raised within the entertainment industry and taking every opportunity possible to succeed as being the best I can ever be. Paying attention to details staying up to date with modern trends keeps me on top of my game. Furthering my education through one of the top audio engineering schools in the world as a audio engineer truly speaks volumes. I absolutely love what a wedding symbolizes and entertainment is one the most important factor of making a wedding successful. Making joyful memories is my personal agenda and on each and every wedding I am remembered and praised for my perfection. Join me on UPC Radio Broadcast and check out my showcase videos to learn more about how I can make your once in a lifetime celebration exactly the way you envisioned.”

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Robert C

Master Of Ceremonies

With almost 15 years in the mobile entertainment industry, MC Robert C is what some may call a well-seasoned veteran. The mixture of a smooth unrehearsed delivery and a high energy style will be sure to keep your guests entertained and rockin’ on the dance floor all night long. Weather it be as Dj, Lighting and Production Designer, or as one of the most requested and respected Master of Ceremonies (MC’s) in the industry today, Robert C is a sure bet to keep your special day all about YOU. After all, our motto is “Your Day Done Your Way”

Umberto Esposito

Photographer

I can’t help but get excited when I tell people about what I do. It is my profession to freeze that moment of time so you can re-experience it.  Creating ever lasting memories is completely priceless to me.

Drew P

Mix Master DJ | Emcee

Drew has been a involved in the DJ business since the age of 15 years old. He started out as a Dancer/Party motivator and has covered every aspect of the business since then. Whether it be as a Dancer, Lighting and Video Tech, DJ or MC Drew has covered it all. As the years progressed Drew became a well seasoned DJ covering all different types of events from backyard gatherings, Clubs and bars or large elaborate weddings he has done it all. As time went on Drew once again added another title to his resume as The Master of Ceremonies. With Drews outgoing personality and inability to shy away from any situation he finally found his specialty. “ I always loved being a DJ there was nothing better than when I have that dance floor packed and the entire party is up and rocking because of my love and passion for music. But once I put the Mic in my hand I never wanted to let it go.”

Drew found a new love in being an MC “There is a different feeling you get as a DJ and an MC. When you have that Mic in your hand and the spotlight is on you and every person in that room for that moment in time is focused on me, ITS SHOWTIME!!!
If Drew could give one piece of advice to any bride he deals with it would be this “Anyone Can play music and anyone can be an MC. But it is the level of talent and professionalism that you will receive from UPC that separates us from the rest. Leave everything up to us and it will surely be a night to remember for everyone in attendance.’
Mike Penkoski

Mix Master DJ | Emcee

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Frank M

Photographer

I consider my style creative and photojournalistic.During the getting ready proces, I shoot very candidly and capture moments as they naturally happen. during the time we set aside for b&g, family and group pictures. I am much more directive. I work with you very intently and will direct when needed. I love to help my couples and their families relax and enjoy the photo process and really strive to make everyone comfortable. during your ceremony and reception, I am capturing everything very candidly and do not have you pose for shots during those times. you just enjoy those mements and I am there, ready to cpature them unfolding. I love to capture the essence and energy of the day and aim to bring emotion and feeling into the photos. I also aim to make everyone look their best and shoot in flattering light and angles. My goal for every wedding is to get the best images possible that day.

Jesse Gonzalez

Photographer

I have been a professional photographer for 30 years. I photographed my first professional wedding at the age of 20, and have been capturing exciting and creative images ever since.

As a photographer I have utilized my 30 years experience to creatively and unobtrusively capture images in several different styles such as Journalistic, Illustrative and Fashion Based. My talent is constantly being honed and updated to compete with the ever changing trending styles.

As a young adult of age 16 I was an apprentice to one of New Jerseys oldest reputable photo studios, Kondreck Studios. I am a trained portrait and Commercial photographer and a graduate of Germaine School of Photography, NYC who utilizes the classic posing techniques as well as the trending modern journalistic approach that’s popular today. I’m using single light source as well as multiple light source configurations for creative effects. I spent years a member of PPANJ where I was awarded for my artistic photographic creations in portraiture and event photography. I have also been published for advertising photography for clients such as : Newsweek, General Electric, Seagrams, Gledivet, Waterford Crystal, The Friars Club, Lancome and Revlon

My equipment is the latest Canon Professional Grade 5D MkIII with Canon L-Series Lenses, Speedlights as well as Lumedynes and I have pro grade Backup equipment as well.

Phyllis Schiavone

Photographer

I am a photographer, a romantic, a photojournalist. I love to capture the magic of relationships with photography, creating photos that help memories last a lifetime. The magic is in the details of the day and I enjoy making them shine. Channeling my creative energy has always been a priority.

Weddings are the perfect storm of excitement, emotion and once in a lifetime moments. From the intimate preparation for your big day to the joy (and tears) of family and friends to the formal portraits, each part of the day brings opportunity to capture your day using a delicate balance of posed and unobtrusive approaches.

I have the best job in the world: Celebrating the “Once in a lifetime” Cinderella moments of a bride and her groom.

Julio M

Master Mixer DJ | Bilingual MC

In 1986 my journey began as a young dj at the age of only 14. Breakdance was in all its glory as well as radio itself and it was a dream to be one the best djs known in my area.I soon realized I was not restricted to just one area and with help of some family members we formed Dimension 2000. Our goal was to make the best shows possible for all Sweet 15-16 celebrants as well as brides to be. This journey was going strong as we covered most of the South in the Island of Puerto Rico. However I was faced with the challenge of moving and leaving all behind. In 1989 I decided to move back to my hometown of Bethlehem PA. After graduating High school I proceeded to go to my local community college and eventually was able to land a radio show on the college radio station 97.7 WNCC. At that point the college decided to go off air and become an internal station only heard in college facilities as well as dorm areas. Several years later I volunteered to do another radio show, this time on Lehigh University’s public radio station 91.3 WLVR. Meanwhile I was still providing my services to many Brides and Sweet 15-16 celebrants. I am fluent in both English and Spanish and have 25+ years experience covering all types of events from different backgrounds making me a well rounded choice for your special day. Why I Became a DJ: I became a Dj because I enjoy what I do and take extreme pride in it. Music is my life and knowing I came bring joy to many with what I love makes me happy, specially when I know I can make your special day, just that……………………. S P E C I A L !!! Wedding Planning Advice : When choosing a DJ please remember anyone can press a button. What you want is someone that has experience with all types of music and is willing to make sure your event is a success. Please look at what type of track record they have and try to see video clips of events they have done. Our video testimonials speak for themselves. – See more at: http://www.ultimatepartycentral.com/event-experts-22/#sthash.ssfsfZCd.dpuf

Rob Shotwell

Cinematographer|Editor

Passionate, artistic, and personable. Let me make your special day last a lifetime! WIth over 2,000,000 views on Youtube and counting, Rob has been wowing clients with his cinematic filmmaking and beautiful editing. He meets with every client to determine what you are looking for in a final product, what your comfortablility is in front of the camera, and creates a storyboard to bring your vision to life…. before any filming even starts! By taking to the time to build a relationship with the client, the project is delivered exactly as planned, every time. Robs attention to detail is second to none, and perfection is his passion!

Rob begain filming over 10 years ago, starting with music videos for local bands, and eventually moving onto signed bands and huge mega rock stars such as Stevie Wonder, Twisted Sister, TM Stevens, and more! His passion for storytelling lead him to begin filming weddings, but in a more cinematic and artistic way. Applying what he had learned from editing slick looking music videos, he made wedding highlight videos that resembled big budget masterpieces! Along with weddings, Rob began filming other special events such as Sweet 16’s and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs with equally stunning results.

Continuing along the artistic route, Photography soon followed. Always looking to tell a story through the camera lens… one shutter click at a time!

Mike D

Master of Ceremonies

Michael D. Lets start off by saying I am one of a kind. Many people refer to me as the (double take). I have been in the music and dj business since I was 15 years old. I started off as a dancer and worked my way up to be a very well known emcee (master of ceremony). What makes me stand out from many other mc’s “is my dancing ability, I am not one to sit down or be on the sideline of any events. You can find me in the crowed guiding them or motivating your guests to heighten the festivities. I am the first one up and the last one to leave the dance floor. My presentation on the mic is also what make me different; people say that they can feel the energy in me once the mic is in my hands. I love to be out in the crowed and having people leaving there special moments in my hands. With my combination of talents a choice like me isn’t easy to come by. I bring together the best of both worlds to all my events. I am a polished mc that is charismatic, experienced, full of surprises and I always have a smile on my face that extends to your guests faces. Being part of the UPC team you will immediately find a family that takes pride in the services and quality of presentation, production, products that you will have for a lifetime.

Will V

Videographer | Editor

Received Masters Degree in TV Production and Film in 2010 and has been working with Ultimate Party Central since 2009. Will worked in variousFortune 500 companies as an editor and taught video editing in a college environment since 2003 and work every day in the field of TV and Video. Will is certified in all of the “Apple” line up of editing programs. “My passion is to produce a fine product that documents a story of your life / lives and it shows. Video is one of the most important element that most individuals neglect; video captures the moments of your life that you can show to your parents, children, or children’s children, a “time capsule”. My biggest advise to you is that you don’t make the same mistake as others and find the right individual creative artist style that best fits you own characteristics and taste.”

John O

Videographer | Editor

“Award Winner Cinematographer, Director, Editor & Screenwriter” John O. is an accomplished cinematographer, director, editor and screenwriter with 6 films in worldwide distribution and available on NetFlix and with several on Pay Per View during the 2010-2011season. His films are sold in major stores such as Borders, Target, Amazon.com, Best Buys, etc. and available online from thousands of retailers all over the country and world. He has won several awards for best director, best editor, and his film “Abduction” won the TLA award for best film of 2010. He recently completed three television pilots and is in the process of pitching them to the networks. He puts all that knowledge into every wedding and event he films. John is also an accomplished musician. He has played lead guitar is some of the most popular bands in the New York and New Jersey area. He also composes all the soundtracks for his films and television shows most with a full orchestra. Every wedding or event becomes a “mini film” with a beginning, middle and end. He has extensive credits on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), the most prestigious database in the world. Using only the finest cameras and audio recording equipment, you’re assured that the most special day of your life is captured in all its glory. His IMDB portfolio can be found here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2320332/

Juan C

Photographer

I am a professional photographer with 18 years of experience, specializing in wedding photography. I am a photographer because I like to capture people hearts though emotional photographs. Using state of the art equipment coupled with my extensive experience allows me to achieve highly regarded creative artistic works of art. – See more at: http://www.ultimatepartycentral.com/event-experts-22/#sthash.ssfsfZCd.dpuf

Jozef Z

Videographer

Being a videographer is that each wedding is a unique event, celebrating the union of two people and their love for each other. As a videographer and a storyteller, I am there to capture their special moments using my vision and my video camera. Hopefully the memories that I captured will bring back the emotion, laughter and tears of the day.

I film every wedding like it was my own. Always trying to put myself in the shoes of the bride and groom. In addition, I always try to be creative and get the right shot and angle for every moment I am filming.I have an eye for the unexpected !
I believe in order for a videographer to do their best they must be relaxed and focused at the same time, as well as friendly and unobtrusive. Allowing them to capture the moments and people naturally.
Joe speaks English, Slovak and Polish fluently and understands Russian.