Why Choose Us?

JD STAR PRODUCTIONS understands what it takes to produce truly unforgettable events. Combined with some of Southern California's best Entertainers and over a decade of experience, we make it our priority to deliver an experience in accordance with your wishes. Not only do we dedicate ourselves to producing amazing events, but we also aim to blow the competition away...

We take the necessary time to go over every detail and event with our clients. Priding ourselves in both producing and executing, JD STAR PRODUCTIONS stands behind our Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction.

Can a DJ make or break your wedding Photos?

In his article Jeff talks about how having great music at your wedding can either make or break your photos. To find out more about Jeff and his photography please check out his website at www.jcruzfoto.com.

As a wedding photographer I am quite often asked, “What can we leave out to save us money on our wedding?” The response I always give is, “What can you not afford to save on?” I usually get puzzled looks by then but that’s alright. The double entendre is meant to make the couple think about value. The value they place on their wedding day surely has to be more than eating out a few times a month or that morning Starbucks coffee everyday. Yet they, we and I are all guilty of trying to shave off a few dollars. When it comes to saving money, especially in these times, it is understandable. What we need to do first is look at the value instead of the bottom line.

The Importance of a Professional DJ Service or Band

I’ve shot weddings in the past where the reception music came from an iPod wired to ceiling speakers. Did I get any fun and memorable photos from the reception? One word: No. The reception is not all about the food, decorations and location. You can have all three of those and pay the best money to get the premier caterers in your town. You can spend thousands on decorations to make the space look like it should be on the cover of wedding magazines. And you can find the most lavish of locations atop the most expensive hotels in your town. Now imagine all of that and no music. You eat in silence, stare blindly at the d├ęcor and admire the surroundings only to think, “This would all be better with some really good music.”

A professional DJ service or band will make the evening activities flow and make your guests cheerful and happy. This makes my life as a wedding photographer much easier. Pictures from the reception are always better and livelier with a good DJ or band. When I have happy smiling faces at the reception I have happy smiling clients. Because of this a great DJ or band is worth its weight in gold towards the success of your wedding.

-J.Cruz Foto

Is decor lighting important?

Decor lighting is often a detail that is overlooked, yet it should be one of the most important in terms of decor. It is one of the most efficient and "bang for your buck" ways to create a enhance a whole venue, and be able to change it instantly when needed. Couples will often spend a large portion of their budget on flowers and and other arrangements just to dress up the tables.

We Managed to come across a great article at Desi Bride Magazine. Andrea Duvall does a great job on highlighting the importance of decor lighting.

More and more I'm seeing photographs pop up on the internet of wedding receptions with the full and vibrant composition that I am so fond of. This is because of the harmonious effect created when light bounces off of architectural features like walls and ceilings, essentially filling the room with colored light that dazzles the eye and awakens emotion.

It is commonly recognized that a strong relationship exists between color and its ability to impact how we feel. These studies are not just used to help us determine the best color to paint the rooms in our homes, schools and hospitals. LED Uplighting not only captivates people with its beauty, but it is a fantastic way to strengthen a color theme, reinforce the mood of music, or help communicate to guests what is happening...

A wedding reception that includes vibrant decor lighting is going to have a strong influence on the overall experience for everyone who is a part of the day.

Just imagine… The decor lighting that created such a warm ambiance throughout dinner has now begun to shift as the dance floor fills and the colors continue to change to support the mood of each song. But like all things, even the best receptions must come to an end, and it is that special time of the night when the bride and groom share their last dance. As their song begins the lighting shifts back to the initial color scheme that was in place when the night first began. Magic!...

Without a doubt, decor uplighting is the most dramatic enhancement possible, and for the most economical price.

I've designed lighting for weddings that allowed for a $13,000 budget for florals, while for a fraction of that price their Uplighting Design Package elegantly enhanced the entire room - not just the dinner tables. As a final thought, I'd like to suggest that Decor Lighting be considered more than a last-minute add-on if there happens to be money left in the budget - I'd like nothing more for it to be seen for what it truly is: a necessity for setting the perfect mood for a perfect day.

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