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I'm Ector Javier,
a photographer for real couples

My expertise is capturing how you two felt without asking you to be someone you’re not as a couple. My goal is to provide a sense of comfort and to help dissipate any anxiety you might be feeling before and during your big day.

I’m going to try and give you a brief but thorough summary of who I am, what drives me and why I chose to be a wedding photographer. Whenever you’re ready to take the conversation further, hit the button below or slide over to my BOOKING page. I’m already pumped over the idea of talking with you.

THE SHORT, SHORT VERSION

I was born in the 80s, raised in the 90s. I’m a wanna-be musician but can’t play any instruments, although I like to pretend that I can sing and do it often around the house at the expense of others. My brain is filled with movie and tv show pop culture references, which also means that I am fluent in (and tend to use a lot of) GIFs.

I am a father of two kitties. I am the son of a lifelong comic book reader, Hi Mom! I watch all 8 Harry Potter movies every year, usually close to the holidays, and I have three Star Wars tattoos. 

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, a wedding videography company in New York City. 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 mind you of you FELT on your wedding day!

WHY PHOTOGRAPHY?

My earliest memory with a camera was a pink Toys”R”Us film camera my parents bought me for a summer camp trip. From that moment on, I became the documentary photographer I am today. Every party, every hangout, every family reunion; I became obsessed with taking pictures of the moments I wanted to remember at a time when camera phones were not yet a thing.

I wasn’t necessarily into the “artistic” side of photography, I was purely a documentarian, a natural-born moment photographer. To me it was (and still is) all about, “I’m having fun right now, I want to remember this” *SNAP SNAP SNAP.

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?”

Thats a responsability 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.

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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 😉

NEW YORK CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
MIAMI | ORLANDO | PUERTO RICO | WORLDWIDE
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