Is the company registered and licensed with the State of New Jersey or New York as a legitimate business?
YES, we are and we follow the code of ethic.
Does the company have over 10 years professional experience in the wedding industry?
YES, we do and we are an Award Winning Company rated Top 5 percent Nation Wide.
Does the company have both Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance as required by New Jersey & New York State Law?
YES, every one of our employees are fully insured.
Does the company guarantee you an appropriately dressed, professional who is an employee of that company, and not a hired sub-contractor?
YES, formal attire
Does the company provide you with reliable current references and client testimonials?
YES, our clients have posted reviews of our services through out the entire world wide web with accredited wedding firms,
further more we also provide constantly updated live video testimonials.
Does the company guarantee you the use of professional grade equipment?
YES, our entire staff only use state of the art equipment.
Does the company guarantee your date with a type written and signed Contract?
YES, we do to give you ease of mind.
Will the company offer personal consultations at their place of business to help you with the planning and details of your event?
YES, we offer every client the opportunity to meet with us to further discuss the event.
What types of events are your specialty?
Weddings Entertainment is our Passion; We are wedding specialists; 95% of our business consists of weddings but during the course of each year we are requested to bring our expertise to other types of private events such as high-end corporate functions, Sweet 16, Quinceañera, Mitzvahs and School Proms. We bring a different type of flair for all the events we incorporate our selves with, just watch our many video testimonials.
How would you define your “style” or approach to providing DJ entertainment?
As polished professionals we bring a dynamic range of experience that caters to your vision but most of all we have an artistic approach with out being the center of attention at the reception. Real DJ entertainers that pay attention to details; that knows how to mix and blend music in creating a seamless transitions between songs. We read the crowd and set a tempo to maintain a steady flow of energy on the dance floor.
I don’t want a traditional wedding assortment of music. What can you do to make my wedding different?
Well, you came to the right place. Our motto tells it all “Your Day Done Your Way”. We simply create the wedding or event that you always envisioned. We provide all our clients a custom built online tool that assists you on planning your event, ranging from music to timelines and special announcements. This is just one of our many ways of creating your vision into a reality.
Are we able to Select our DJ?
Absolutely, we always encourage you to meet your DJ if feasible to you. We understand that sometimes you may not have enough time to come to the office and have a sit down meeting and if that is the case we can always schedule a call and or have a web/skype meeting instead.
What are DJ assistants and what is their role?
Assistants are only needed when there are time restraints that the venue needs us to adhear by and mainly when special attention is needed when a big production with multi facists and elements are taking place for the event. Assistants are in no position to take on a role of a DJ or MC.
Do you pay “kickbacks” for referrals?
NO WAY! We earned each and every referral and endorsements solely based on the outstanding services we provide. Unfortunately most of the preferred vendors found in venues are paying a kickback fee to be a recommended vendor, rest assure we are not one of them.
When do you arrive to set up for an event?
Depending on the setup requirements our specialists may need a minimum of a full 2 hours prior to the contracted start time of the event to setup.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use the highest quality professional-grade equipment available: Equipment ranges from high end computers, Mac-based professional DJ software such as Serato and Native Instruments Tracktor Pro. Pioneer and RANE mixers, Electro-Voice & QSC speakers and wireless Shure microphones. With Quality comes control and each and everyone of our entertainers also bring back up units to have total control to preserve a flawless performance.
Can we visit you at a performance?
Out of respect for the privacy of others on their special day, prospective clients are not permitted to “drop in” on a wedding or any social event. However, our references, online reviews, numerous amounts of video testimonials along with the information we provide in our initial meeting will speak volumes of our experience, style, and professionalism.
What file type do you photograph in? RAW or JPEG?
All images are shot in the RAW format, developed and optimized, and presented in JPEG format.
Do you deliver every image you shoot?
No we provide you with the best images taken. We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, shots with unflattering facial expressions and other images that may diminish the overall product delivery.
Do you touch up all the images before uploading them to the online gallery?
Yes we do. Every image we deliver is post produced with our personalized style of post production. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections.
Have you shot at my venue before?
We have shot at hundreds of venues so there is a very good chance that we have. But If we have not however we will be sure to perform a thorough walkthrough with you prior to your wedding day.
Do you guys do destination weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?
While Ultimate Party Central Wedding Photography is based out of Old Bridge NJ, we serve clients all around the world. Our destination wedding photography package is set at an affordable rate plus the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations if necessary. Lower rates may apply depending on the specific circumstances.
Email events@SITE_NAME for details.
Do you shoot Sweet 16’s, Quinceaneras, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, or Corporate Events?
Yes. These are all considered ‘event photography.’ Even though our portfolio is focused on weddings we would be honored to cover any and all types of event photography.
Which Photographer will be shooting my wedding?
We pride ourselves to give all our clients a personalize experience, we do not send some random person to photograph your big day! You may request to meet with a specific photographer, otherwise we’ll make the decision based on availability, language abilities, and your referral.
What happens if we go over the contracted amount of time?
We understand that things may happened not according to the planned timeline. If you would like us to stay, we will charge the rates specified in your contract rounded to the closest 15 minute increment.
ENGAGEMENT SESSION QUESTIONS
When can we expect to see our photo’s from our engagement session?
Post production for engagement sessions are completed within four weeks after the date of the shoot and will be uploaded in our online gallery where you can download and have posation of them.
Can we schedule our engagement session for the weekend?
We prefer to shoot on weekdays because locations are typically less crowded and because most weddings occur on weekends. If you can only do your engagement session on weekends, we can tentatively schedule your engagement session on a weekend, however, if a wedding is scheduled for that weekend later on, we will have to reschedule your engagement session. Please be advised that there are an additional charge ($150) for weekend engagement sessions.
Can we order personalized Save the Dates, which require Photoshop editing
Custom save-the-date images are priced at only $50 per image
PRINTS, DESIGNS & ALBUM QUESTIONS
How long does it take to get my album design?
Product creation times vary, it truly depends on how quickly you respond to the album design instruction form, however in general, most album design orders will be completed within 4-6 weeks after the product order form is submitted. If changes are requested after the initial design than the clock resets back to 4-6 weeks from the new requested design submission. If you require rush-processing, a fee of $100.00 will be charged.
How long does it take to get my album and who is your preferred album printing Company?
We embrace Graphi Studios ( based out of Italy) as our preferred album printing company. In our research to ensure our client top of the line quality we find that Graphi Studios to be the best choice. Expect to receive your album 3-4 months after approving the final design. If you require rush-processing, a fee of $100.00 will be charged. Additional fees for rush shipping may also apply.
How long does it take to get my sign-in book?
The sign in book takes around 4-6 weeks to print after the order is submitted. As with the album, the time it takes to get the order ready for print depends on how quickly you respond to our instructions and how many changed you request. If you require rush-processing, a fee of $100.00 will be charged. Additional fees for rush shipping may also apply.
How many pages and images do we get in our wedding day album?
Our signature album contains 30 pages and 60 images. If you’d like to add more pages and images, each additional page can be added at additional cost and includes the design time/revisions and retouched images.
DIGITAL IMAGES & DVD QUESTIONS
What rights do I have to the digital prints?
You have the right to reprint images whenever you want, wherever you want. However you may not sell your images for a profit or publish your images without the written consent of Ultimate Party Central.
Do you provide the digital negatives after the shoot?
Yes we do. All of our packages come with Full Resolution image downloadable gallery.
What happens if my image dvd arrives damaged?
If your image DVD arrives in the mail damaged, please contact at 888-858-0008 or email us at events@SITE_NAME and we will provide you with a direct link where you can download the digital negatives.
What if I lose my image DVD?
There is a $50 replacement charge for image DVDs. We strongly suggest you make at least one copy of the DVD when you receive it from us.
IMAGE BACKUP PROCESS & QUESTIONS
Do you backup our images? How can we ensure that our images won’t be lost?
After the shoot, we back up the CF cards and SD cards to a local server set up in a RAID 1 configuration. Once the images are completed we upload the images to a offsite location and burn another copy for our archives. At any given point, there are two copies of the files.
We live out-of-town. Is it possible for our family/friends to meet with you instead?
We’d love to meet your relatives, answer all their question and review our work with them. If possible, we’d like to at least webcam with you to get to know you better.
We’re really busy and won’t be able to meet. Are there any other options?
We would love to meet with you prior to our engagement shoot or wedding; however if you’re somehow too busy or too far away, we can handle everything remotely by simply arranging a telephone call and or a webcam appointment.
RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT QUESTIONS
How do I reserve you for my date?
All dates are reserved once we receive your signed contract and deposit.
What if we exceed our contracted time for our engagement shoot and/or wedding day coverage?
Standard rates apply for overtime. Overtime is billed at the rate of $250/hour per Master Photographer and $150/hour per Associate Photographer
Is there an additional fee if we pay via credit card?
Yes. Our credit card processing fee is 1.5% of the total package price
If we cancel the wedding, will we receive our deposit back?
Unfortunately no. Deposits are use to reserve your date. Once we’ve reserved your date we do not accept new clients for your date.
If we change our wedding to a different date, will we be able to use our deposit towards a future date?
Yes. However, if rates change from your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply
Do you record in high-definition (HD)?
Yes, all our filming and videography is done in HD.
Roughly how long will an edited wedding video run for?
It all depends on how long you get us to film for, and which edit style you decide to go with.
Highlights are generally between 2-4 minutes.
Feature edits between 10-15 minutes.
Extended Feature film 20-30minutes “requires 2 shooters”.
Documentary edits can run from 1-2 hours.
How long does it take to get back our wedding film?
If you do your homework, you’ll find most videographers take between 6-10 months to get your video back to you. This is often because they have multiple weddings a week and need longer to edit a multitude of wedding videos. We believe this is unacceptable. We limit the number of weddings we do per year so we can create your wedding film and deliver it to you and your family by a much sooner deadline of 15 weeks. We provide our clients with an online portal to fill out the questions required to complete the editing ex: example song selections, credit scroll information and once that is submitted back to us the count down begins.
Word of advice the faster we receive the information the faster the video will be delivered.
What is the difference between "cinematic" editing versus "documentary style" editing?
Cinematic editing: The cinematic style video is fantastic for telling the story, experiencing emotion, and being able to share that story with others.
Documentary Style editing: Documentary is really nice when you want to relive the entire experience of the day moment for moment. The documentary video isn’t something you’d typically ask your friends to sit down and watch (it’s too long), but is a great record of the experience.
You can choose either of these styles, or both, for your wedding video.
What is a ‘Short-Form’ or ‘Feature’ edit? Should we get one?
More people are catching onto Feature edits (AKA Short-Form edits) as the way to go for their wedding videography.
A ‘Feature’ edit is essentially a 10-30 minute wedding film, creatively edited to highlight the most memorable moments of your day.
Remember – longer is not always better. Believe it or not, more time and energy goes into creating a Short Form edit than a Documentary style. Our goal is to produce a wedding film that you’ll actually want to watch over and over again. We’d highly recommend considering it as an option for your final wedding video.
Why is Cinematography only between 10 to 30 minutes long when you will be at my wedding for 8 or more hours?/Do you give out raw footage?
This is one of the most asked question and we are happy to educate our clients about cinematography editing. We understand you may feel you are “missing out” on a lot of what we captured from your wedding day. But nothing could be further from the truth. The best analogy is this: Hollywood spends 9-12 months to film and prepare for a 1.5-2 hour feature length film. Imagine ALL that footage they whittle down to create a compelling story, that’s entertaining and convenient to watch. We do the same thing! Only we only have 8 or more hours to make the magic happen. Also remember that there is no second takes at a wedding.
We give our clients the option of purchasing a “Documentary Edit” or all the raw footage “ Soft Edit”.
Do we get to pick our own music?
Yes, we want this film to represent you, not us! We inform our client that when we edit our films we highly recommend choosing soundtracks that fit with your day – and not fit your day into a song. Soundtrack rarely dictates the narrative, but rather it is there to support it and please keep in mind not every song can be used, due to copyright and legality requirements that we must obey. Rest assured, we’re good at finding beautiful, effective, licensed music to be used for your film.
Will the wedding videographer ruin the atmosphere and annoy our guests?
Although a wedding videographer must be highly skilled at staying unobtrusive to everyone at the wedding, there may be times when we need to provide a small amount of direction during the course of the day (in much the same way as a photographer would). This is simply to ensure that we capture your day in the best possible way, and we keep this to an absolute minimum. Also, fortunately for wedding video, it does not require a flash. A skilled wedding videographer, for the most part, will generally remain unseen at a wedding.
Do you have videographers/liability insurance?
Yes we do. We can provide a certificate of insurance if your venue requires it.
How do we reserve our date?
You will be considered officially booked once we have a signed contract and a non-refundable retainer of $500. The remaining balance is due four weeks prior to the actual event. We accept checks and all major credit cards.
It’s first come first serve, so Contact Us about your wedding day!
Why should I choose UPC’s Photo Booth?
Not only do we bring the fun but with all of our many options of photo booth styles we bring the important elements with quality, professionalism. Our Photo Booth Specialists are helpful and courteous. We will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime and beyond.
Is there an extra charge for set-up and tear-down?
No. If you hire us for 4 hours and your event starts at 7 PM, the Photo Booth will be ready by 7 PM and last until 11 PM.
Will someone be at my event to take care of the Photo Booth?
Yes. A professional Photo Booth Specialist will be at your event, the entire time, to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Are prints of the photos included in the price?
Yes. Our Photo Booth takes unlimited pictures that are printed
instantly after each session.
Do we get a copy of all the photos and videos?
Yes. All your images are uploaded to our online gallery where we send you the link to download all images and videos.
What is the maximum amount of hours that I can rent the Photo Booth?
There is no limit on how many hours you can rent the Photo Booth.
Does your Photo Booth have a screen on the inside to instruct guests on what to do?
Yes. Our Photo Booth has a monitor inside that tells guests to
press the button to begin, counts down before each picture,
and lets them know to exit the booth and pick up their print outs. It also displays the results of their session on the monitor when they are done. Our attendant also helps “beginners” explaining the process and getting them started.
Do you provide a scrapbook for our guests to sign and place prints in?
Yes. We will ask your guests to put a copy of the strip into your book and we also bring the markers so they can write and enduring message for keep sakes.
Can we bring our own funny props for our guests to enjoy?
Absolutely, we are happy to have it included, kindly inform us prior to your event.
Can we provide custom logos or designs for the customization of our print outs?
More than 98% of our photo strip captions are custom made for our clients. We welcome any logos or special designs for customization of print outs. We have Graphics available (see our site). We also give you the option to preview your design and make any changes in advance of your event.
If I cancel my event after paying the deposit, can I get my money back?
By contract, the deposit is non-refundable.
Do you require a meal for the attendant?
This is not a requirement, but is definitely appreciated.
QUALITY DOESN’T COST, IT PAYS
THE NAME YOU TRUST • THE SERVICE YOU DESERVE • PRICES YOU CAN AFFORD
UPC – Ultimate Party Central NJ’s Finest DJs – Photographers -Videographers – Photo booth – Custom Lounge Decor – Lighting & Multi-Media Production has several reviews on WeddingWire & The Knot. These reviews have been written by past clients of Ultimate Party Central and include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions of the newlyweds’ experience. From quality of service to overall level of professionalism, these reviews showcase the high level of service newly engaged couples can expect from Ultimate Party Central.
Our philosophy is to capture the moment of your special event using the highest quality digital photography and/or videography equipment, at competitive rates. We want to preserve the mood and emotion of the day for our clients, so they can look back remember this experience for the rest of their lives. We are experts at recording your special day, from shooting to final presentation, and providing you with superb images for eternal memories. We are professional artists, Photographers, Multimedia Specialists, DJs, and Event Coordinators. Trust our experienced team of wedding professionals to make your memories last! We invite you to reserve the services perfect for your wedding.
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