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I'm Ector Javier,

a photographer for real couples

Hi, I'm Hector!!!

Born in the 80s. Raised in the 90s. I’m the son of a lifelong comic book reader (hi mom) which is where I get my geekiness from. I have a massive vinyl record collection and I like to make beats and dj in my off-time, unless I’m gaming. I have one Harry Potter, one Legend of Zelda, and three Star Wars tattoos. I always sing-a-long to Disney movie musicals. The Office and Parks and Rec are my go-to tv background noise.

I am also a father to two crazy kitties. I hate to exercise but love doing my daily yoga and bike rides. Butter is my favorite food. Whiskey pairs well with any meal.

MY LOVE STORY

A little over 3 years ago, I began working alongside this beautiful woman. She was (and still is) the owner of Reel Feels Productions, wedding videography. I slid into her DM’s, using the excuse of needing a video editor to start a conversation. Our relationship turned into something I still pinch myself for because she has made me see weddings in a whole new light. I want to remember every moment I’ve spent with her, and I want to do that for you and your life partner too. Intention changes everything. I want your pictures to remind you of how you FELT on your wedding day!

WHY PHOTOGRAPHY?

My earliest memory with a camera was a Toys”R” Us film camera my parents bought me for a summer camp trip. From that moment on, I had a camera with me every memorable event back when phone cameras were no yet a thing, every family function, every high school party, every college drunken event and social gatherings. Not much is different these days.

I’m an archiver. Besides pictures, I also collect records, nostalgic toys, flyers/posters, movie/concert tickets, etc.  Some call it hoarding. I call it being a historian. What Would Indiana Jones Do?

WHY WEDDINGS?

I love the humanity of a wedding. The friend and family dynamics, the connections, the reunion. Don’t get me wrong, I also love all the pretty flowers, and table decorations BUT what really inspires me during a wedding is the party, the “good time”. I love being a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event in which this group of people is celebrating under one roof. And I’m devoted to capturing all of it.

The best compliment I’ve ever received at a wedding was from a bride’s father, he comes up to me before the ceremony, puts his arm around me and says “Listen, today, you’re not just a photographer okay, you are a REPORTER. These pictures, we’re going to be looking thru them for years to come. We have family here from all over, traveled from far. We don’t know when we’ll all be together again… for a happy occasion anyways. These pictures are very important to me and my wife. So today I need you to be a reporter, okay?”

That’s a responsibility I will continue to uphold for all of my couples. I promise to capture the promises made, the laughs exchanged and the tears shed, because a once in a lifetime event should be treated as such.

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]I have two creative passions: music and photography.
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I take different approaches to each part of the day. My priority is to make you and your guests feel completely themselves around me by shooting candids while blending in and assimilating to my environment. When it’s time for family formals, I’m right there directing the scene efficiently and making sure we get those must-have pictures for mom. During portrait time, I’ll direct you without posing you and create an easy-going atmosphere for pictures that look “posed but candid” – how else are you gonna know what to do with your hands?? Haha! And during reception, you can bet I’ll be right there in the middle, singing and dancing along with all of the 80’s ballads, making your guests forget that all their drunk dance moves are being documented 😉

ELOPEMENT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

NYC | PUERTO RICO | WORLDWIDE

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