Hi. My name is Gil and I am the President of Fade To Black New York. We have been in business for 14 years. We are entering our 12th year in our Mineola Studio and have just expanded to South Florida. I have been in the Wedding business for many years. My experience goes beyond Weddings. I have been fortunate to work for News 12 Long Island, Fox 5 News, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, ESPN and more. It was shooting News stories that set the tone for how we shoot as a company. We like to shoot with a Candid and Photojournalistic approach. Our job is to tell your story, not ours. To work with your other vendors as a team to ensure your day is great! We want you have fun. Having fun with your Photographers and Cinematographers definitely shows in your product.
The Wedding Industry
We got into the Wedding industry to do what we love while celebrating great moments. You never know what you will see at a Wedding. Every couple is different and celebrates their big day in a different and unique ways. You never know what will happen and that is great! What different things will be at your Wedding? Enjoy the ride!!!
The Wedding Memories
It is hard to narrow down a Wedding memory. There have been so many. While I think of one great moment, another one pops up. There are so many. We just love when couples are themselves. Every Wedding should be different. Be unique. Wear sneakers, a black dress or anything else that makes you happy. Do whatever to make it the best day of your life.
Many people ask us why we named our Company Fade To Black New York. Is it because of the Metallica or Jay Z songs? If that works, sure. :) I left the task of naming my company to my boys. They came up with some interesting names. While shooting live National Events, the director would always end the broadcast by saying Fade To Black. It kind of stuck. Today, my Son Anthony helps run the business. While we have a talented crew that works together, you will see at minimum, myself, Anthony and/or Brian at your Wedding. A lot of times, you will see us all. I do both Photo and Video but primarily do Video. Anthony is one of our Photographers, our Graphic designer and our Photo Booths are his babies. :) Brian is our Chief Photographer. Clients love his laid back approach and his fantastic work ethic while taking amazing photos.
Frequently Asked Questions
We often get asked why use Fade To Black. I always tell people there should be 3 things to look out for when choosing a Photographer/Cinematographer:
1. Great Product. You want to have an amazing product to look back on for the rest of your lives.
2. You should look to get get this great product at a price that works for you.
3. You should be comfortable with your team. What's the point of having the first 2 items but don't get along with your team? Your Photographer is the one vendor that you will work with the most and the one that most impacts your Wedding.
In my spare time, I am a Sports nut. I am a Coach as well. You will also find me catching as many Broadway Shows as possible.