Our staff is unique and hand picked. Each member of our staff love what they do, that's why we're in this industry. No two events are ever the same (even events that we work every year) so we don't treat them that way.
Let Us Introduce Ourselves
DJ Jason - Professional DJ and Master of Ceremonies, Owner
Jason is the owner and operator of A True Family Affair DJ Service. He began as a DJ in 1995, and uses a professional Bose audio sound system for his events. He is the father of two beautiful girls and has been married since 2002. Jason loves all kinds of music and considers this a dream job for him. He does what he loves, and loves what he does. He once danced on stage with Chubby Checker (real name Ernest Evans). Jason can also provide Karaoke for that little something extra for your event. He is also an accomplished Auctioneer as well as a professional trombone player, and plays in a local swing band on the side. He lives in Lynn, MA and serves Greater Boston, North and South Shores, and Southern NH.
DJ Rich - Professional DJ and Master of Ceremonies
Rich started as a DJ back in 1993. He uses Peavy speakers with a Numark dual CD player as well as a computer. He coaches youth hockey for Acton/Boxboro, is also a soccer referee, and is a grade F soccer coach. He comes from a large family of 9 kids. Rich's favorite era of music is the 1950's Doo Wop. Before coming to A True Family Affair DJ Service, Rich worked with a well known DJ company in Colorado for 10 plus years, and came to us after moving back to MA to be closer to family. Rich lives in Chelmsford MA, and serves from Concord NH to Fitchburg MA, and the surrounding areas. Rich is also our Senior Auctioneer.
DJ Brian - Professional DJ and Master of Ceremonies
He has always had a passion for music. He started playing his first instrument at age 13. Later he joined a band and played hundreds of shows. He also wrote his own songs. After that he started djing and since then has done all types of events. He loves to dejay and enjoys engaging the crowd and get everyone moving. Plays all styles of music and has a large music selection. All pro equipment and lighting. Uses state of the art equipment including EV speakers, pioneer decks and Chauvet lighting which adds a great effect to your event. Brian Branson carries deluxe lighting for the over the top party (information and pricing available on our prices page).
DJ Rachel - Professional DJ
Rachel has been working as a DJ with A True Family Affair since 2014. For her first three years with us, Rachel worked strictly kids events. Now, she works all kinds of events and can run all aspects of music, sound, and lights. She has a passion for all types of music from the Roaring 20's to current pop and hip-hop. She also loves musicals (especially some of the older ones). Rachel is currentlly a high school student and is studying music in the fine arts and rhetoric.
Skylar Shankman - Professional Event Videographer
Skylar Shankman is a Boston based videographer specializing in beautifully cinematic and personal event videos for all the major occasions in your life. For over five years Skylar has produced stunning films capturing the most wonderful moments of weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, and more for satisfied clients all over New England. With an emphasis on candid, unobtrusive videography and emotional cinematography Skylar makes sure to capture each and every minute of an event and edit it down into an incredible video that you and your loved ones can enjoy.
Gregory Hancock - Professional Event Photographer
Serving Boston and all the state of Massachusetts. I am now and always have been a camera guy. I have had a camera in my hand for most of my life and it is within the past 10 years that I have come to realize what really drives me as a photographer. I want to create a meaningful impact in other people’s lives through my photography. I do that in as many ways as possible be it at a wedding, a senior portrait session, a family gathering, or any one of a dozen other types of events. I love the social aspects of this work!
Annmarie & Mike - Professional Event Photographers
We are a botique photography studio located in Quincy MA. Founded by Annemarie and Mike, two photographers with more than a decade of experience in photography. We believe that the photographs we take are important for the memoriew you make. We hope our work will help you cherish those times for years to come. We specialize in capturing the honest emotions, humor, and love of your celebrations through candid photographs and video. Our process is collaborative and personal, and we work closely with our clients to understand their needs. Our partnership with you starts by getting to know each other, so that we can create a relaxed and fun environment that will produce beautiful, honest imagery.
Jacob Espinola - Photo Booth
Jacob has always enjoyed entertaining others and creating memories. He has combined this love of entertainment with memory-making. He believes that photos tell a story that can never be forgotten, and he wants your memories to be captured in an affordable way. Jacob is dedicated to creating a unique and personalized experience that truly fits the client's budget, personality, and event type. He is a graduate of Salem State, where he had the opportunity to pursue coursework in photography and explore the range of photo booth options available.
Kevin Driscoll - Ventriloquist
Boston's Premiere Children's Entertainer and Musical Ventriloquist Kevin Driscoll, is also part of the AFTA Entertainment company and will entertain the young and young at heart. Invite Jerry and Jessica - the mischievous, wise-cracking 40"dummies, and ALL the Driscoll Dummies to your next event. Doug the Talking Dog will NOT bite children. He only bites Mommies and Daddies... but he may bite the tambourines, maracas, and drumsticks that we distribute to ALL the children.
We also have several DJ assistants available on staff for those events that require the extra attention, as well as a DJ in training.