MEET THE A-TEAM
Anthony Ziccardi - The Head Honcho
Camera Body: Nikon Z9
Favorite Lenses: 35 and 85 prime
Wedding Super Power: De-stressing any situation
Years on the A-Team: 21yrs
Years as a Pro: 22yrs
Things to Note:
Named his son "Flash"
Knows all the sunset times by heart
Is an Ordained Minister
Takes the best selfies
How it all started:
Anthony has been passionate about photography all his life. His father gave him his first semi pro SLR camera (a Canon AE1) at 11. Anthony started his career as a professional photographer and graphic designer in the city. In 2001 he was recruited by his former high school to introduce a photography program & instruct Graphic Design. He decided to leave the private sector behind and pursue a career in education.
During the summer of 2002 Anthony was approached by a former photography student who asked if he would consider photographing her wedding. He agreed as a favor. Soon after that event Anthony started receiving word of mouth requests from other couples who had seen his work, and wanted him to do their weddings. Fast forward to today and AZS has become one of the most awarded, trusted and sought after studios in New Jersey with many of its couples booking two years in advance.
In 2008 Anthony decided to expand his small company into a full time portrait studio. Presently Anthony Ziccardi Studios is in its 3rd and largest studio, located in Anthony’s home town of Sparta NJ. AZS currently has over 35 full and part time associates.
After ten years in education, Anthony resigned from a his teaching career to focus solely on AZS with his wife Sarah. In 2017 Anthony received The Best of New Jersey Award of Excellence as the top 25 Italian Americans in Business. He holds a BFA in Photography and Graphic Communications as well as a teaching certificate from Ramapo College...
Anthony now trains and mentors aspiring A-Team photographers.
Anthony, Sarah & The A-Team go Pink for the Breast Cancer Awareness Month
20+ Yrs in Business
800+ 5 Star Reviews
3000+ Happy Couples
A-TEAM CERTIFIED PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS & CINEMATOGRAPHERS
The Real Boss Portrait Studio Manager Camera Body: Nikon D850 Favorite Lens: Sigma Art 50 Wedding Super Power: The baby whisperer. Years on the A-Team: 8yrs Years as a Pro: 8yrs Things to Note: Mother of 2 boys Licensed Cosmetologist Boudoir Extraordinaire Majored in Dance/Theatre
I'm here to help! AZS Manager Camera Body: Nikon D5 Favorite Lens: 70-200 Wedding Super Power: Can fix anything. Years on the A-Team: 8yrs Years as a Pro: 9yrs Things to Note: Nerves of Steel Spends too much time at AZS Beyond organized Trilingual
Invented Pinterest Camera Body: Canon 5D Mark IV Favorite Lens: 70-200 Wedding Super Power: Attention to detail. Years on the A-Team: 6yrs Years as a Pro: 8yrs Things to Note: Shoots about 80 weddings a year Would make a badass lumberjack Everybody's best friend
SammiB Camera Body: Canon 5d Mark IV Favorite Lens: 70-200 Wedding Super Power: Has calming effect on clients. Years on the A-Team: 6yrs Years as a Pro: 15yrs Things to Note: Graduated from NYU Total sweetheart Talented graphic designer
I'm here to help! AZS Manager Camera Body: Nikon D5 Favorite Lens: 70-200 Wedding Super Power: Making couples comfortable Years on the A-Team: 5yrs Years as a Pro: 7yrs Things to Note: Full Time AZS Editor Bilingual
The Hipster Camera Body: Canon 5d Mark III Favorite Lens: 50mm Wedding Super Power: The ability to chill at all times. Years on the A-Team: 3yrs Years as a Pro: 15yrs Things to Note: Also shoots video Loves to travel Obsessed with his niece
Camera Body: Canon 5d Mark III Favorite Lens: 70-200 Wedding Super Power: controlling light Years on the A-Team: 1yrs Years as a Pro: 3yrs Things to Note: Etiquette University Grad Ability eat an entire pizza
FILM TEAM Camera Body: Canon 5D Mark IV Favorite Lens: 70-200 Wedding Super Power: Stunt driver Years on the A-Team: 5 Years as a Professional: 15 Things to Note: - Proud Marine Dad Drives a Hell Cat is a Firefighter