Alice Garik Photography718-499-1456; alicegarik.com
This photojournalist-cum-artist has published her photos in magazines like National Geographic World and GQ. She brings the same detail-oriented eye and sensitivity to her wedding work that she exhibits in her art. Upon request, Garik can produce museum-quality prints and platinum printing of your favorite shots from the big day. From $4,000.
Ali Smith with Alice-in-Weddingland917-204-0930; alismith.com; joshuabright.com
The team of celebrity-portrait photographer Ali Smith and award-winning photojournalist Joshua Bright have years of experience producing wedding photographs, artfully combining modern portraiture and editorial styles. Their approach is relaxed and personal-but always professional. Prices start at $3,500 and include two photographers for eight hours of shooting.
Amber Photographer917-499-0420; amberphotographer.com
Amber Johnson is a native Australian with a background in fine arts who likes her photos to be spontaneous and playful. Having shot for a number of magazines and calendars, she creates wedding images that show an editorial talent. She delights in creating unique albums, which are included with some packages. Price upon request.
Andreas Rentsch146 W. 29th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Studio 11W; 646-942-8551; rentschphotography.com
Swiss-born Rentsch has 25 years of experience. His informal photographic style captures all kinds of decisive moments-the formal tableaus, bursts of emotion, and other chance events that make each wedding unique. Prices begin at $2,950 and include up to ten hours with Rentsch and another photographer, plus proofs, and a CD.
André Maier Photography212-388-2272; andremaier.com
With a photojournalistic approach to weddings, Maier aims to capture the beauty of unguarded moments. With a keen eye for the extraordinary, he thrives on drama and spectacle. Maier speaks French, German, Spanish, and English. For $8,000 he will shoot for the whole day, with unlimited time and number of images, and hand over the original negatives. Internet sharing is available.
Anja Hitzenberger212-679-3653; email@example.com; anjaphotography.com
A wedding specialist, Hitzenberger excels at photographing intricate ceremonies and nontraditional weddings inconspicuously, for images that capture movement and spontaneity. She will also set up an online photo gallery where clients can view and order prints. From $4,500.
Anthony Vazquez888-267-1923; anthonyvazquez.com
NYU grad Vazquez has created an innovative style fusing the worlds of fashion, photojournalism, and traditional photographic techniques. Leaning towards the dramatic, Vazquez’s end product is far from conventional wedding work. Prices upon request.
Arbor & Ivy Photography126 Siwanoy Blvd., nr. North Rd., Eastchester, N.Y.; 914-337-1179; nyphotojournalist.com
For a more than a decade, Joseph Pregiato has blended photojournalism and portraiture, attracting loyal clientele who benefit from his unlimited camera time. Many of his clients are brides sent to him by their sisters, cousins, or friends. Packages start at $2,500, which includes unlimited time, unlimited images, and free online proofing.
Autumn Lin Photographyautumnlin.com 917-939-4899;
Lin cut her teeth in photo documentary by shooting events in the United Nations. She uses those photojournalistic skills to capture a wedding’s details and distinctive moments. Packages start at $4,800 for Lin, $3,500 for an associate, and include eight hours of shooting, a DVD, a proof album, and online proofs.
Barnaby Draper Studios199 Lafayette St., nr. Broome St., Ste. 4A1; 212-505-3535; barnabydraperstudios.com
The talented London-born Draper spends most of his time in New York; the rest of the year he’s jetting from one destination wedding to another. Clients fly him all over-from Virginia to the Bahamas, Atlanta to Monaco. His rate is $6,500 per day, plus travel; he usually books one year in advance. Couples often opt for the video package as well, which gives them film coverage of their special day
Belathée Photography917-783-3207; belathee.com
As modern as it is timeless, Belathée’s aesthetic combines a blend of fine art photojournalism and portraiture. Once the day is over, photographers Annabel Braithwaite and Dorothée Brand create a beautiful custom-edited, printed, and bound album. Destination wedding? The duo is bicoastal and available to travel anywhere. From $4,500.
Big Cake Photography42 W. 24th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-600-4461; bigcakephotography.com
Zoe Diamant Sherman and her associate photographers take pictures that capture subjects at their best. For $3,500 you will get eight hours with Sherman and an associate, an image preview, online image hosting, digital negatives, and a 100-image DVD slideshow.
Bill Fredericks Studio214 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave., fourteenth fl.; 212-268-2640; bfstudio.com
IIn business since 1985, Bill Fredericks and his team of six photographers shoot as many as 200 weddings a year. Equipped with their own artisan black-and-white lab, they print their photos right in the studio. Package rates start at $3,950.
Brett Matthews Photography & Video86 Mineola Ave., nr. Elm St., Roslyn Heights, N.Y.; 516-621-4242; brettmatthews.com
Started by Sheri Lamagna in 1993, the studio’s wedding shots have been published in Vanity Fair, the New York Times, and InStyle. Combining photojournalism with artistic flair, the photographers at Brett Matthews create unforgettable images-which can be put together in coffee-table book-like albums. From $4,000.
Brian Dorsey Studios79 Reade St., nr. Church St., Studio 2C; 212-227-6772; briandorseystudios.com
What sets Brian Dorsey and his team of award-winning photographers apart is that they’re so much fun to work with. They use their ability to make clients comfortable to capture moments that are real, rather than posed. Packages begin at $8,925 for couples lucky enough to find Dorsey available on their date (he typically books up to two years in advance), while full-service packages with his associates begin at $6,425. Destination rates are slightly higher.
Cappy Hotchkiss41 Wyckoff St., nr. Smith St., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn; 718-596-6609; cappyhotchkiss.com
An experienced photographer, Hotchkiss photographs weddings with clarity and style-her crisp shots display both a timeless elegance and a knack for capturing the unique feel of each occasion. From $5,000 for eight hours.
Casey Kelbaugh917-804-2767; caseykelbaugh.com
A photographer for countless publications, including the New York Times, Financial Times, and Boston Globe, Kelbaugh enjoys shooting weddings because they offer a chance to capture meaningful, intimate moments. His portfolio shows an impressive array of lushly vibrant portraits. From $5,000 for the day.
Celeste Joye Photography147 W. 4th St, at Sixth Ave., Ste. 1; 917-282-5325; celestejoyephotography.com
Wedding Photojournalist Association-award winner Joye was trained at New York’s International Center of Photography and has taught black-and-white photography at Parsons School of Design. The basic package ($5,000) includes eight hours, a second shooter, prints, and a high-resolution CD of images. She shoots in digital- and medium-format film and makes stunning coffee-table albums ($1,000 to $3,000).
Christian Oth Photography307 Seventh Ave., nr. 28th St.; 212-634-7949; christianothweddings.com
Christian Oth and his team of photographers are sought out by the city’s top wedding planners and style-savvy brides. Oth and his associates’ photojournalistic skills, coupled with a modern sensibility, earned them a coveted spot on American Photo’s top-ten list of best wedding photographers in 2007. From $4,500.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide
- 3 West Club
3 West 51st Street New York, NY 10019 ; Tel: 212-582-5454 ext. 2110 ; www.3westclub.com/weddings.html
3 West Club provides the classic ambiance of a bygone era, complete with crystal chandeliers, high ceilings, and art deco touches. World-class cuisine and seamless service blend to create a unique and timeless setting in midtown.
- Adagion Studio
21050 NE 38th Avenue, Suite 1002 Miami, FL 33180 ; Tel: 646-275-9745 ; www.adagion.com
When you work with internationally renowned wedding photographer, Cengiz, it's all about YOU - your joy and emotions, with imagery that is luxurious, and uniquely beautiful. His talent is no secret, so book while you can!
- Andreas Rentsch Photography
146 West 29th Street, Studio 11W New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 646-942-8551 ; www.rentschphotography.com
Andreas Rentsch will capture your precious wedding moments in a distinct, artistic and photojournalistic way. $3,250 includes ten hours with Andreas and another photographer, 4x6" proofs, high resolution DVD, and online gallery.
- Casey Fatchett Photography
373 Broadway B9 New York, NY 10013 ; Tel: 212-875-7599 ; www.fatchett.com
Award winning wedding photographer Casey Fatchett specializes in capturing candid moments and genuine emotions to create the story of a couple's special day in a way that reflects their individual personalities. Starting from $2950.
- Craig Paulson Photography
41 Union Square West, Suite 1427 New York, NY 10003 ; Tel: 646-736-2605 ; www.cpaulson.com
Remarkable candid pictures: these are the best you've ever seen of yourself, friends and family. After twelve years of shooting weddings, Craig has found his passion. He delivers extraordinary photos and service for your spontaneous, emotional and meaningful day.
- Cyrience Creative Studios
1309 5th Avenue #7A New York, NY 10029 ; Tel: 917-671-8876 ; www.cyrience.com
Jennifer Cyr is a storyteller, using photography to capture true, heartfelt moments. Her unique style combines classic, natural portraits, details with editorial appeal and photojournalistic candids for a complete narrative to be treasured for generations.
- John Decker Photographs
302 Lenape Trail Brielle NJ 08730 ; Tel: 732-768-0886 ; www.johndeckerphotographs.com
Drawing from a background in filmmaking and fine arts, John takes a more candid, cinematic approach to wedding photography. Widely published, his work has garnered the attention of discerning brides for over twenty years.
- Jörg Windau Photography
146 West 29th Street, Studio 11W New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-781-8178 ; www.windauphotography.com
Jörg's boundless energy and passion for photography makes it fun to work with him -- and guarantees unforgettable wedding photos. He knows that connecting with his clients on a personal level means they're comfortable in front of his camera. His images are crisp and vibrant, bursting with color and light, with an elegant, artistic edge.
- Julian Ribinik Photography
By Appointment Only New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 347-725-1054 ; www.julianribinik.com
Ribinik shoots from unexpected angles in order to capture timeless stills that emphasize the NYC feel. His specialty is luxury weddings and he has been published in New York Magazine. Packages, from $4,000, include two photographers, DVDs of digital negatives, an online gallery.
- Kimberly Coccagnia
By Appointment Only Beacon, NY 12508 ; Tel: 845-440-8256 ; www.kimberlycoccagnia.com
Kim Coccagnia and her partner, Barry Donovan, take a documentary-style approach, capturing special moments. The result is candid unique images, like a bride eating ice cream in Brooklyn Bridge Park on a sweltering summer day.
- Milk & Honey Productions
116 West 23rd Street, Suite 500 New York, NY 10011 ; Tel: 212-725-0014 ; www.milkandhoneyproductions.com
With our unique story-telling focus and cinematic style, Milk & Honey is the only choice for moments that matter. Our custom packages are designed to satisfy every bride.
- Patricia Kantzos Photography
250 West 93rd Street, Penthouse E New York, NY 10025 ; Tel: 212-579-2550 ; www.kantzos.com
Patricia is known for her elegant, documentary style. She focuses on decisive moments. Emotions, glances and humanity champion over formalities. Her masterful use of light and consistent eye delivers flawless images.
- Sarma & Co. Photography
Tel: 917-470-9773 ; www.sarmaandco.com
Sarma & Co. Photography is a unique team of photographers that focus on creating images with a balance of organic moments, portraiture and photojournalism. Collections are flexible and can include engagement sessions. Prices upon request.
- Shira Weinberger Photography
222 East 34th Street New York, NY ; Tel: 646-467-4637 ; www.shiraweinberger.com
Shira shoots both NYC and Destination weddings. She has captivated couples with her artistry. Full wedding coverage with Shira, a second photographer, 300 professional prints, slideshow, Hi-Res DVD ($7,800).
- Timothy Lee Photographers
5-53 49th Avenue L.I.C. NY, 11101 ; Tel: 718-482-8344 (Studio) // 917-941-8883 (Mobile) ; www.timothylee.com
Emotion & Style, Lydia & Timothy document the wedding experience mixing panoramic with square format film camera. The images flow honestly in real moments enriched from their French & Asian perspectives. The spirit of joy photographed worldwide from Cannes, Ireland, Jamaica to Guatemala.