Staff

Meet The Photographers

Barry Cohen
Barry is the president, CEO, and founder of Brad Photographers and Video. With over 35 years of experience shooting photography, Barry has built his business from the ground up and while obtaining his degree in Business Administration, he sought to expand his company from a young entrepreneur doing small-time photo shoots to a well established and reputable company handling a multitude of large scale jobs entailing not just photography, but videography and editing services, designing photo albums, and creating a presence on the internet where customers can view their photos within a mere day or two following their affair. Utilizing top of the line equipment, Barry prides himself on providing the absolute best quality and satisfaction for his customers. There’s no job too big for Barry to handle and his reputation precedes him.

Brian Bouman

Brian Bouman is the go-to-man for Brad Photography. Brian has been in the industry for over 12 years now and has started from the video aspect and traversed into the photography field over the years. He started shooting wedding videos at 16 & has had his own company since he was 18, focusing strictly on video production along with working with some of the best companies in Northern NJ. Having the eye from a video perspective and taking that edge into the photography field gives him a great photo journalistic feel. That coupled by the training of Barry Cohen in traditional & quality portraits allows him to cover all the bases and more. Resident of Wayne, NJ at 28 years of age he has created a popular name for himself among many clients and has a personality that can light up a room.

Marti Agins
Marti is the warm voice at the other end of the phone when you call Brad Photographers & Video. She designs the Bar and Bat Mitzvah Albums and Wedding Albums for Barry Cohen at Brad Photo & Video. She has worked with Barry for over eight years. She has had previous experience working in the NYC Advertising industry. Marti really enjoys meeting with and getting to know the customers and clients to help create the wedding photo albums that will preserve the memories of your event beautifully for all time.

Melanie Van Zevenbergen
Melanie is our expert Video Editor. She graduated from William Paterson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. She has been working with video related media for many years. After interning at MSNBC, Melanie came to work for Barry Cohen at Brad Photographers & Video as the designated editor, assistant Videographer and Photographer. She has been with Brad Photo for about two years.

Joe Gish
Joe is our main Videographer.  His light hearted and funny personality brings your guests to life on video.  His humor and interaction with the crowd breaks down those shy personalities and allows people to be part of the video the way they should be.  He has over 12 years of video experience for our company and countless successful videos produced.  Whether its ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception, Joe has what it takes to get the job done and have everyone smiling in the process.

Jason Barbanel
A natural entertainer, it was as if Jason was born to be an MC. Jason began his career in the entertainment business as a dancer at the age of 17, and his ability to get a crowd moving on the dance floor made him a hot commodity.

With more than 15 years of experience, Jason’s offers not only energy and charisma, but the ability to customize each party experience to ensure that every crowd he entertains has the night of their lives. This gift has made Jason one of the most requested MCs in the Tri-State area.

Just ask anyone who has attended one of his parties; Jason will give you a night to remember!