We're so excited to introduce you to one of our newest Preferred Vendors, Brielle Kaschak Photography! Brielle is one of the most genuine people we know, and her enthusiasm and love for photography, and her clients, is evident in everything she does. Get to know her and the story behind her business below, and head over to her site to see even more of her incredible work!
Tell us a little bit about you, and how you got started! My earliest experience with photography was being dressed up, along with my brother, to get our picture taken for any holiday my mom could think of. I have a huge extended family as my mom is one of fourteen children and I subjected them all to constant torture in front of camera ever since I can remember. Although my photography style and techniques have matured a lot since then, the passion I have for my family remains and serves as one of the cornerstone values of my business. I'm lucky to be able to relive the best day of my life, the day I married my middle school sweetheart John, each time we pull out our wedding album. I aim to capture that same joy and love that radiates from every couple on their wedding day in a genuine way.
I became an avid sports fan by trying to impress my future husband and in the process fell in love with sports, and especially the NY Giants! Most Sundays in the fall you can find me glued to the television while devouring chips and salsa during the game. I also love Mickey Mouse and dragging my husband to every new Disney blockbuster. Despite often being the only ones in the theatre over 48 inches tall (barely) I'm still a kid at heart.
What services do you offer and/or what do you specialize in? I offer engagement and wedding photography services to couples all across NJ, NY, PA and beyond. I love photographing the moments of the day in natural light situations that reflect the couple's individual personality. My style is unobtrusive to your wedding day yet provides a personal experience that is genuine and fun. I also specialize in newborn photography and often times my couples return to me as clients when they begin their own family.
What makes your business unique? I like to provide my couples with an individual experience from before we book until long after they've cut the cake. I really like to get to know the couple and their love story to make them comfortable enough so that we're able to capture the intimate moments of the wedding day in a natural rhythm. Although my job is to photograph, I like to help my couples through all the stresses that come with a wedding day by grabbing them a piece of cake, tying a bow, or anything else they might need.
What is your favorite part of working with couples? I love interacting with my couples and getting to know their story, and being a small part of the family they are just beginning. My job is to create memories their families will look back on to reminisce, and their grandkids will hear stories about.
One piece of advice for couples? The biggest piece of advice I tell all my couples is to take a moment together. Whether it’s during the first look, or when I steal them away for romantic portraits at sunset just stop and breath it all in. All the planning and all the stressing over details is finally over. They are finally at the party celebrating their marriage and the two families they are bringing together. Take a moment to breathe it all in and revel in the love, and energy in the room!
Childhood career aspiration? I can remember that I wanted to be a marine biologist for a while because I was obsessed with sea animals until I found out it was not about just fun in the water. I think the creative in me took over not long after when I got my hands on any disposable camera I could find!
Coffee or tea? Tea all the way! Flavored, plain, or iced I love it all. It also helps that I am always cold so a warm cup of tea curled up on the couch in an oversized mug is fine by me!
Hidden talent? I am not sure if it is a hidden talent or strange quirk, but I am really good at remembering numbers. It could be anything from obscure phone numbers to credit card numbers. It comes in handy when online shopping and I don’t have to get off the couch to get my card numbers!