t all began when I took my stereo to a house party when I was just 19 years old. I couldn't believe my eyes! People rocked out to the tunes I was playin'. I was hooked! My name is Joe. I'm the owner and creative behind SJ's Disc Jockey.
I continued playing at parties, which led to spinning in local Sacramento nightclubs. Then, weddings began calling. Now that was a whole new thing. Although I was learning my way around a wedding, I was soooooo shy that I just couldn't grab a mic and handle 200 eyeballs staring at me.
I fought my way past that, and now I simply love the art of storytelling. Nothing fulfills me more than collaborating with a couple, learning their history, understanding their vision, then crafting an evening where they marry & celebrate, and through music and storytelling, we make guests laugh, cry, engage + party in a way that they haven't quite done before.
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Music....I really feel that if you help contribute to the soundtrack of the evening, we will be that much more successful. If we encourage guests to request, they will be far more likely to dance. If we create a program which involves and entertains, it'll be a wedding that they've never experienced before.
We never charge for setup, fees are only for performance time.
4 hours - 1595
Additional Hourly - 200
2nd Sound System - 200
Wireless Sound Zone (to fill a remote area) - 100
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My thoughts on lighting are....it's not a must, but it sure is nice. Decor wedding lights add pops of color or an entire room transformation or a touch of elegance.
I find that the value in lighting comes when you and your guests enter a space, and that 'wow' factor is irresistable, and when you look at your wedding photos in the future, those layers of color are always present.
Lighting design can be minimal or over-the-top, let's discuss!
Uplighting & Monogram Spotlight Rates start at 100
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We sincerely love PhotoBooths, and here is what ours include.
Full Experience Booth - 699
First and foremost, our booth is unique in that along with photos, your guests get to leave you recorded video messages, which our couples absolutely love! We offer you fun props, a memories scrapbook, a cool backdrop, a custom designed monogram for the photostrips, two-printed strips per session and a super friendly attendant to make things run just right.
Roaming PhotoBooth - 499
We place our printing station next to your DJ, and our attendant now roams throughout cocktail hour, reception, the bar...anywhere guests are mingling. We take 3 poses, and their photostrips are wirelessly printed in 10 seconds and are waiting for them at the DJ booth!
Photo Kiosk - 349
Don't need all of the bells + whistles? We have an answer for that, our photo printing kiosk. Our kiosk prints two-strips per session, we custom design your monogram, and guests can use it as much as they want. Feel free to BYO props! Add a backdrop for 99.
Video Message Booth - 249
Guests walk up, touch Start, and record as much video as you can handle!
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So here's the story...Gabby and Connor (left) asked me to be their officiant for their October 2018 wedding. It was my first, and I jumped at the opportunity! I'm not gonna lie, I was nervous and anxious. Having heard over 3,000 ceremonies over my career, I began to ask myself, how can I make their ceremony consistent with the rest of my brand; personal, fun and meaningful.
I setup a lunch with them and opened up conversation about them as individuals, as a couple, about their families, and anything else that might contribute to my work. I then chatted with them privately, and I got some awesome material! Then, I asked for 10 phones numbers of friends & family. I spoke to them all over the next week, and had everything I needed to craft a ceremony that was like no other their guests had ever heard. There was no, "Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind, or These Are The Hands Of Your Best Friend.' Every word was written from scratch, carefully constructed in a way that would draw guests into the experience, weaving together their unique story along with emotion and some levity, without ever forgetting the significance of the occasion.
The result was overwhelming. so much so that I have decided to accept only 10 ceremonies for the 2019 season. Intrigued? Contact me here.
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Full Experience Booth - Backdrop Included
PhotoKiosk - 99 Upgrade
Custom Backdrops Can Be Designed - 300
our ceremony includes wireless lapel mic's and perfectly timed music for your procession and Newlywed exit. These are your choices, and we even discuss timing....because your entrance must be accompanied by just the right music crescendo.
etup begins 2 hours before anyone arrives. We're set wherever sound needs to be, so there's no moving gear once your event begins.
ocktail hour. We collaborate on just the right set of tunes to complement the joy in the house.
rand Entrances...we love them!! Most just introduce the wedding party to music. Imagine creatively introducing them to a few choice phrases which will make them blush...and have your guests in stitches. We have amazing ideas to share, you'll see!
e have some pretty cool ways to engage guests during meal service, toasts and dessert. A little creativity + humor go a long way.
icture this...we have your guests gathered around your dancefloor. I then tell a story....about how you both secretly recorded your thoughts about each other, sent them over, and I remixed those thoughts into your first dance. And, you share it with each other, and your guests, for the very first time. It's an amazing moment that we plan for in advance, only if you're into it!
anceparty! We dim the lights, fire up our dancefloor lights and ask your guests to party with you until the very end. We love a fav's list, we love a 'no way' list, and we encourage guests' requests. We know how to throw a party!!
We setup super early and provide sound wherever needed.
We play your special ceremony choices and provide lapel microphones.
Cocktail hour music is always provided, as well as dinner music.
Along with a custom crafted soundtrack, we fancy ourselves as pretty darn cool emcees, and love to create a 'community' experience.
The danceparty includes your list of fav's, your 'no way' list and your guest requests.
Let's do this!
Our fees begin when music begins. We do not charge for setup or takeaway.
Our agreements require a 100 retainer.
Balance is due on wedding day.
| music |
four hours of dj | emcee
each add-on hour
ceremony separate sound system
additional wireless sound zone
| photobooths |
full photobooth experience
self-service printing kiosk
video message booth
details: full experience includes props, 8x8 backdrop, attendant, scrapbook, video messages, up to 5 hours, monogram design, photostrips & digital download link.
kiosk includes up to 5 hours, monogram design, photostrips & download link.
| audio video |
pro slideshow creation with screen/projector
big screen & projector for clients' show
video dj booth w.50" integrated tv
| daily rentals |
'LOVE' Marquee 2' Vintage Lit Letters
Lawn Game Party Pack - Jenga, Cornhole, Connect 4
| lights |
led battery powered uplights (each)
custom monogram projection
'initial' monogram spotlight projection
ceiling / canopy colored wash
lighitng quotes based upon maximizing effect for your venue