March 21, 2019 Bill McKim

Park Château Estate & Gardens photography wedding

Midway between Manhattan and Philadelphia on 12 plus rolling acres, the Park Château Estate & Gardens is a beautiful wedding venue and event hall bringing guests over 30 years of catering experience straight to their table. This elegant wedding venue allows its visitors to step into the pages of a classic French Novel by embracing the gorgeous architecture of the time and capturing the essence of romance. Located in East Brunswick, New Jersey, the Park Château Estate & Gardens is an ideal midway point for many families and friends in the tristate area.

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Whether you are looking for the top wedding venue in New Jersey or a top-notch catering hall for your next corporate event, our staff and management has spent decades transforming ordinary occasions into unforgettable experiences. Allow us to host your next wedding or event and allow yourself to indulge in the meticulously crafted beauty, magic, and elegance that will turn your dreams into a breathtaking reality.

Mckim photography can provide all you photographic needs for a great event call us at 732.451.6003

As a  wedding photographed based in New Jersey , and I work often in New York & Philly  I was very impressed by the Park Chateau, and hope that this review lets prospective clients of the Chateau know how lovely it is : the service is excellent, the food very very good, and the property gorgeous.  I could not speak more highly of this exceptional space.  

And for your wedding photography?  There are many excellent places to take pictures on the grounds in all seasons!

ask about our exclusive discount on photography at Park Chateau We could save you $1,00 or more on you photography call us 732.451.6003

Wedding Inquiry

Thank you very much for taking the time to inquire about my wedding photography collections. I’m truly blessed to do what I love and I appreciate your time and consideration in advance! Because I accept only a limited number of weddings each year, I like to get to know my clients very well to ensure we’re a good fit. If you could take just two minutes to answer the following questions, it would streamline our communication and ensure you’re well taken care of! 🙂
  • Groom's name
  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Reception Location & approximate time start/finish

The ultimate wedding lens the Canon 85mm 1.2 is a lens we use at all weddings.


Canon 85mm 1.2L II

Amazing portraits, but at a hefty cost

Does this lens really need any introduction?  It’s legendary! Portrait photographers have built very successful careers shooting this single lens alone.  It’s hands down the best portrait lens Canon offers and you will pay dearly for it.  This Mark II version significantly improves the auto focus speed, however it’s not a fast focusing lens at all.  Obviously, compared to a manual focus lens it’s snappy.  But, most photographers will notice its sluggishness.  That being said we shoot it at ceremonies, receptions, and other fast paced photography situations and it keeps up well enough for us.

The lead optical engineer at Canon who led the design team also happened to be a fashion photographer.  Of course he had planned to design a lens that would be the ultimate lens for fashion photography.  It was even sold to the public as a fashion photography lens.  You can gush over pristinely photoshop’d 85mm II beauties in any of the popular fashion magazines. But, it’s Canon’s portrait and wedding photographers that really propelled this lens to the masses.  Once you’ve seen it’s magical results you too will be sold.

Canon refers to this as a large-diamater lens, and they aren’t kidding! This thing is huge! If you have used the  then you know how the 1.2 of that lens might seem gimmicky.  But, not here! This lens is massive, heavy and slow, comparable to a 70-200 in weight. However, you will learn to put up with these attributes once you’ve seen the dreamy amazingness that this lens creates! For me as a insured wedding photographer , I require this focal distance.  For us, knowing there is no Canon equal puts our minds at ease when we must perform at our very best.

We would love to show you what we can do with this lens at your event at Park Chateau , call McKim Photography today 732.451.6003


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