Crystal Lake Pictures

Engagement Photography

The Love Story Starts Here!


Wedding Photography


Wedding Cinematography


The creative force behind Crystal Lake Pictures is Steven E. Smyth. Having studied photography at The School of Visual Arts and filmmaking at New York University, combined with his own unique view of the world, his art stands apart from the rest. 

Steven had worked as a photojournalist, studio photographer, photo-composite artist, and director of short films, music videos, and corporate videos prior to launching Crystal Lake Pictures in 2014.

Steven brings his undying passion to create stunning imagery to every job. 



We had an amazing experience with Crystal Lake Pictures. Steve was wonderful. He met with us beforehand to discuss exactly what we were looking for and he met every expectation. Our pictures came out beautiful and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. He was punctual on the day of the wedding, a pleasure to work with, and accommodated every wish we had. After he edited our pictures, one can really see what a true artist is. He made a masterpiece with lighting and color that was perfection. I would highly recommend Crystal Lake Pictures. We truly appreciate how easy and pleasant he made our experience on the day of our wedding and the beautiful pictures that we will cherish for a lifetime.
— Marissa S.
Steve Smyth from Crystal Lake Pictures, along with a second shooter covered our son and daughter-in-law’s Indian wedding at The Palace in Somerset NJ in 2016. Right from the first interaction with Steve, we realized that we had lucked out and found a highly talented, creative, experienced and caring photographer! In addition, he is truly a gem of a person! From proposal, to contract, to putting the couple (& us) at ease, to taking stunning pictures, to timely delivery of the proofs, electronic copies & high quality albums, Steve’s professionalism made this wedding in our family truly memorable! We very highly recommend Steve Smyth to cover your special event! You would be glad you did, just as we were!
— Shreyas R.
My husband and I are beyond happy with the quality and number of pictures we received. Steve Smyth and his crew from Crystal Lake Pictures in Matawan, NJ are professionals, timely and courteous! you can tell they have the experience! We talk in person, texted and via email and I always got a very quick response. Proposal to contract was a breeze. On the day of our wedding, a sunny early morning in June of 2016 they were there and ready to go. Steve and his grew were very personable, while keeping things light and fun, and knew exactly what they were doing. Everyone keeps telling us how incredible the pictures and videos are and we couldn’t agree more. They captured every critical moment and got moments we couldn’t see ourselves. When we were given the link to our album and videos almost every picture and the video made us feel like we were right back in that very moment. They really captured the essence of our big day perfectly. This is the perfect company to capture your very special day. We would recommend them to anyone. We promise, you will not be disappointed.
— Marica & John B, Eatontown, NJ
My husband and I just watched our wedding video by Steve and we cannot be happier! Steve came to our wedding venue more than an hour earlier than scheduled and set everything up to perfection before the series of events began. Steve not only captured every single detail of the wedding, including the sign board, ceremony decor, reception table setting, wedding cake, and the skylight in the reception room, but he also filmed candid moments that I shared with my bridal party and my mom. I did not even notice that I was being filmed. Steve also did a great job editing and seamlessly inserting various songs to the film. Thanks to Steven’s great work, my husband and I were able to relive our wedding day. Among all the vendors that we hired for our wedding, Steve was our best decision and we highly recommend him to any future bride and groom and you will have no regrets!
— Sophia C., West New York, NJ