Hey, That Werks, You Seem To Photograph Many Weddings at The Art Factory

You are correct. Weddings are among the many, many genres I cover in my Art Factory adventures since I’ve been there since 2016. At that time there were no weddings held there. Hard to believe it based on what happens every weekend now.

It’s been a pleasure meeting with wedding couples and working with them to create memorable and artistic images to last a lifetime.

This is some of the work I’ve done there through my blog. There will be more blogging in 2022.

There is also a print version of this available for viewing at The Art Factory during your visit starting in March 2022.

Once you’re done looking either at the blog (or visiting the physical album) send me a note at http://www.thatwerksphotography.com so we can talk a bit more!

Staci and Mickey’s engagement session and wedding photos including a first look and portraits at Great Falls
Jenna wearing two dresses for styled shoot. HMUA: Araena Sanchez
Loren and Matt’s engagement session and ceremony/reception
No two engagement sessions are alike
(L) Kayla and Brian (R) Jess and Edd
Sam and Kyle. A gentleman holds the door… KYLE HOLDS DOORS AND WALLS!
Fered and Alex with Anastasia
Denise and Jaiden’s engagement session and wedding
Denise’s black dress designed by Maggie Sottero
One of my favorite shots EVER is the blue half circle. That was take in the engine room.
Alyssa and Leo’s engagement session and wedding. Note “The Office” game pieces we found!
This is a priceless shot. Spur of the moment and perfect.
Dana and Drew. When people see their photos, they’re drawn to the piano shot.

Art Factory Wedding Day Highlights – Staci and Mickey

I haven’t blogged a wedding in a looooooong time. It has been the busiest year for weddings that I’ve experienced. I’ll give you one guess why!

My homebase (Art Factory Studios in Paterson, New Jersey) was the setting for Staci and Mickey’s wedding. It couldn’t have been more fun to document. Everything on the timeline was spaced out to allow for maximum creativity and total enjoyment of the day.

I am excited to share this recap blog of the shots we got that day!

Side note: Go see the new “West Side Story” in theaters. Most of the film was shot in Paterson and many scenes at Art Factory Studios itself.

Model Session with Leiah at The Art Factory

Because of the ongoing (hopefully slowing?) pandemic here in America a lot about life has changed. For Leiah’s 16th birthday the traditional big party wasn’t going to be possible so she received a full-on modeling session from her parents.

It was great getting “the band back together” with Araena Sanchez doing makeup, Carlos Roman doing hair and Lew Friggin’ Monty assisting.

I was happy to break out the entire bag of tricks for this shoot. Beauty dishes, fresnel lights, the MagBox, natural light, shutter drag, compositing, etc.

If you like what you see below, get in touch with me here.

First look.
Second look.
Third look.
Fourth look.
Fifth look.

Alyssa and Leo’s Wedding at Art Factory Studios in Paterson, NJ

I knew Alyssa and Leo would be a fantastic couple to photograph from the day we met. Their engagement session was effortless and the wedding even moreso! We got amazing captures throughout the day and below are just a few of the greatest hits.

Congratulations to Alyssa and Leo!

Photographer: @thatwerksphotography
Couple: @alyssak212 @rishtyl
Wardrobe: @maggiesotterodesigns
Tuxedo ParkVenue: @artfactorypaterson
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: @detailedeventsbylo
Venue: Art Factory Studios
Hair: @prostyled.bride
Makeup: @verve_nj
Caterer and Cake: @fairlawnjccatering @main_event_mauzone
Florist: @flowersbyconnieriemer
Music: @sethtieger

Fiorella and Dan’s Art Factory Wedding

Fiorella and Dan’s wedding was off the hook and vivacious! I was lucky enough to photograph it with Mr. David Alonso (who is also with me for many upcoming weddings at The Art Factory!)

Fiorella works with flowers so the arrangements were stellar and we spent a good amount of time documenting them. The weather was also very cooperative and we visited The Great Falls (conveniently located within walking distance from The Art Factory)

The first look and ceremony were held in the Hemp space on the 4th floor. The sunlight poured in from the skylight and created a beautiful focused beam on them as they came together and saw each other for the first time. That is now one of my favorite photos ever.

One thing that will always stand out about this wedding is the fun everyone had on the dance floor. I saw some maneuvers out there that would shame most choreographers.

Thank you so much, again, for having us along for the ride!

Photographer: @thatwerksphotography
Venue: @artfactorypaterson
Couple: @callmethey_@thehyperlocal
Celebrant: @bonghitpimp
Chef: @chefjonharris
Flowers: @traderjoes@callmethey_
Cake: @bovellasbakerycafe@bovellas
Rings: @philajewelersrowdistrict
Wardrobe: @express@miaofphilly@lr2_lesrichards
Hair/Makeup: @wildrootshairsalon@laurasiobhanmua

I’ve had my photography studio space at The Art Factory since the summer of 2016 and have seen it grow into not only raw space for a variety of projects, but now it also hosts a wide variety of events.

If you are interested in having your event there, give them a shout through their web site.

That Werks Photography at Art Factory Studios in Paterson, NJ. An original venue for a once-in-a-lifetime event,
That Werks Photography at Art Factory Studios in Paterson, NJ. An original venue for a once-in-a-lifetime event,

Styled Wedding shoot with Events By Merida at Art Factory Studios

In our third and final entry in the styled wedding series at The Art Factory Studios we have real life couple Lisa and Chris. Incredible wardrobes, details and lighting to make each image pop right off the screen.

Photography @thatwerksphotography
Set Design @eventsbymerida and Chris Sztybel⁣
Venue @artfactorypaterson
Makeup @araena_artist / @raen_talent
Hair and Wardrobe Styling: @charliestylez
Florals @hollywoodfloristnj
Models Lisa and Chris of @xentrifuge
Dresses @adriannapapell ⁣and @in_full_swing_
White boots and men’s shoes @dsw
Men’s Attire @hm
Men’s ties: @macys

Bridal Editorial at Art Factory Studios photographed by Christopher John Sztybel

Now here is a bridal shoot with a vintage vibe. This was about the third time I’ve shot with Kat and Raen together and we knocked it out of the damn park on this shoot. Finger waves and heirloom jewelry combined with dresses from yesteryear. The Art Factory wasn’t The Art Factory back when this style existed, but the two definitely coexist quite nicely in 2019.

Model: @katzorah
Photographer: @thatwerksphotography located in Paterson, New Jersey (Art Factory Studios)
Hair/Makeup: @araena_artist located in Paterson, New Jersey (Art Factory Studios)
Agency: @westhavenmgmt
Floral Arrangement: @hollywoodfloristnj  located in Union, New Jersey

Alyssa & Leo’s Art Factory Studios Engagement Session

This fall I will be photographing Alyssa & Leo’s wedding at my home away from home: The Art Factory Studios in Paterson, New Jersey.

As we made our way through the numerous spaces, we happened to find a board game of “The Office”. We’re all fans of the show and found it funny and extremely random considering the age of the game. We borrowed the playing pieces of Jim & Pam for a shot you will see below.

The fourth floor of the site is decked out with a wall of Edison light bulbs, string lighting and newly installed skylights. Here’s a sneak peak of both of them in the environment they will be celebrating in come September of 2019.

A little back story about the equipment used on this shoot. I’ve been using the Sony a7r II for a few years now in conjunction with vintage prime lenses. I’ve also been using MagMod lighting modifiers for quite a while now.

Since I hadn’t used a couple of my tools of the trade in a while, I brought along my 58mm Helios f/2.0 and prism. I like the organic characteristics of both of these tools. So many modern lenses have zero personality. They’ve been refined to death and come across totally blah.

Come inside Art Factory Studios for an engagement sessions for bride to be Alyssa and groom to be Leo. Their industrial wedding venue is located in Paterson, New Jersey near The Great Falls.