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
- A Day of Bliss Photography Inc.
307 West 38th Street #1418 New York, NY 10018; Tel: 212-724-1790; adayofbliss.com
Couples seek out this company for its lead photographer’s high-fashion sensibility: Wolfgang Freithof has captured Claudia Schiffer, Iman, and Naomi Campbell for magazines such as Vogue. He usually works locally, but he has traveled as far as Europe and Asia for destination weddings. He also shot actor Robert Duvall’s tango-themed nuptials in Buenos Aires. Prices start at $5,450.
- Alton Lane
11 West 25th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10010; Tel: 888-800-8616; www.altonlane.com
Alton Lane makes custom wedding suits and tuxedos using over 300 measurements taken by a 3D scanner. Your private showroom experience, including your groomsmen of course, will include an expert staff that will help you select the finest fabrics, a fully stocked bar and your favorite drink.
- Andrea Fischman Photography
234 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001; Tel: 646-246-7260; www.afischmanwedding.com
For over ten years, Andrea has been capturing the special moments of your wedding day. She brings a natural and photojournalistic sensibility to each event she shoots. She has been praised for her ability to capture relaxed candid moments against stunning backgrounds. She produces simple and beautiful images.
- Andreas Rentsch Photography
Tel: 646-942-8551; www.rentschphotography.com
Swiss-born Rentsch has more than two decades of experience. His informal photographic style captures all kinds of decisive moments – the formal tableaux, bursts of emotion, and other chance events that make each wedding unique. Prices start at $3,250 and include up to ten hours with Rentsch and another photographer, plus proofs, a DVD, and online gallery (good value).
- Brian Dorsey Studios
291 7th Avenue, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001; Tel: 212-227-6772; briandorseystudios.com
The favorite amongst elite wedding planners has TWO of American Photo's "Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World." Clients rave over the studio’s relaxed approach, enlivening energy and fun visionary style - "They’re the BEST wedding vendor decision we made! They found the perfect moment every time!"
- Cappy Hotchkiss Photography
New York, Hamptons & the Hudson Valley; Tel: 917-741-2730; www.cappyhotchkiss.com
One of New York's best documentary wedding photographers, Cappy Hotchkiss captures classic images with a modern edge - dynamic black and white, striking color, always free and energetic. Shooting in both film and digital cameras she is available for travel. Prices starting at $5000 for Cappy and $3500 for an associate.
- Cly By Matthew
594 Broadway, # 305 New York, NY 10012; Tel: 347-382-6600; www.clybymatthew.com
Matthew and his creative team love to capture soft natural beauty of genuine moments in simple elegant and effortless style that would last. With their commercial and art background, the team photographs elements with emotional and subtle esthetics and craftsmanship with their own love of wisdom.
- Craig Paulson Photography
41 Union Square West, Suite 1427 New York, NY 10003; Tel: 646-736-2605; www.cpaulson.com
Our NYC wedding photographers capture creative, unique and artistic moments while being as unobtrusive as possible. With a truly organic approach to wedding photography Craig Paulson Photography is known for utilizing a fusion of modern portraiture with classic photojournalism; yielding timeless photos that stand far above the average wedding photography.
- Dideo Films Photography
51 Hathaway Lane White Plains, NY 10605; Tel: 646-245-0087; www.dideofilmsphotography.com
Mixing Fine Art & Photojournalistic techniques, this award-winning team doesn't miss a beat, seamlessly creating one-of-a kind Photography & Film collections that capture all the joy, excitement and glamour of your big day.
- Emma Cleary Photo + Video
410 East 20th Street New York, NY 10009 ; Tel: 646-662-7241 ; emmacleary.com
Emma Cleary is a Parsons-trained artist, living and working in New York City for two decades. Emma's diverse experience as a model, painter, photographer and photo retoucher sets her perspective apart from all other wedding photographers. Emma will guide you to your most natural, happy, frame-worthy images, polished to perfection.
- Evgenia Ribinik Boudoir Photography
New York, NY; Tel: 646-236-4212; www.evgeniaribinik.com
Whether boudoir session is a gift to your future husband or a unique gift to yourself Boudoir Photography is a unique experience that will be remembered for many years. Evgenia is famous for her classy sexy and sensual photography style and your images will take your breath away.
- Jessica Schmitt Photography
New York, NY ; Tel: 917-599-7063 ; www.jessicaschmitt.com
Natural. Emotional. Beautiful. I love the pure joy of a wedding day and capturing that happiness through beautiful photographs that you will continue to cherish through every anniversary. I focus on candid moments, natural portraits and all of your lovely details. I can’t wait to hear about your wedding plans!
- Jörg Windau Photography
146 West 29th Street, Studio 11W New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-781-8178 ; www.windauphotography.com
Jorg's boundless energy and passion for photography makes it fun to work with him – and guarantees unforgettable wedding photos. His images are crisp and vibrant, bursting with color and light, with an elegant, artistic edge.
- Josh Wong Photography
680 Fort Washington Avenue, Suite 3M New York, NY 10040; Tel: 347-871-2540; www.joshwongphotography.com
Josh is a renowned wedding and fashion photographer who has photographed many events, weddings and destinations abroad. He specializes in modern editorial lifestyle wedding photography with an edgy elegance. His amazing vision, carefree nature and ability to capture moments and editorial features is what separates him from the rest.
- Konrad Brattke Photography
397 1st Street #4L Brooklyn, NY 11215; Tel: 818-726-6592; www.konradbrattkeblog.com
At Konrad Brattke Photography we are all about the candids. Konrad’s photojournalistic style of storytelling allows him to shoot in an unobtrusive manner, assuring that couples feel comfortable and natural in front of his lens. He focuses on capturing moments that are full of emotion and excitement. Packages start at $2,200.
- Laurie Rhodes Photographer
70 La Salle Street New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 646-734-2591 ; www.laurierhodes.com
New York Wedding Photographer: With a documentary style, Laurie is friendly and easy-going with an artistic vision that allows her to capture poignant, humorous and truly candid photos of people and their environment. Her eye is drawn to emotion and gesture with a backdrop of light, color shape and shadow.
- Maggie Marguerite Studios
235 West 76th Street #3B New York NY 10023 ; Tel: 347-683-3693 ; www.maggiemarguerite.com
Maggie Marguerite Studios is a group of talented photographers and film-makers. The studio has been featured in New York Magazine's "Best of" Weddings List every season since 2010. The studio is based in New York and recently expanded to Seattle.
- 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, expertise and unobtrusive cinematic style, Milk & Honey is your best choice for moments that matter. Our custom Video and Photography packages are designed to satisfy every bride.
- Olli Studio
336 West 37th Street, Suite #900 New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-239-8511 ; www.ollistudio.com
We are a cutting edge modern photographer & cinematographer studio, offering the most recent advances in the photography field. We are always well versed in the latest wedding trends and bride preferences. Our approach is contemporary modern and always in the best of taste. We strive for the perfect combination of timeless elegance and fresh style.
- Patricia Kantzos Photography
250 West 93rd Street, PH-E New York, NY 10025 ; Tel: 917-608-9074 ; www.kantzos.com
Named ‘One of the Top Ten Most-Sought-After Wedding Photographers’ by Rangefinder Magazine, Patricia’s photography style exhibits passion for the unexpected and candid. She captures moments where emotions, glances, and natural beauty can be found in your brilliant day. Patricia’s approach uniquely balances fine art, photojournalism, and portraiture.
- Radhika Photography
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn ; Tel: 646-519-4493 ; radhikaphotography.com
Award-winning photojournalist Radhika Chalasani incorporates classic storytelling with informal portraiture to capture unique, heartfelt images of your wedding. A warm, sensitive style compliments her vast experience with many traditions and cultures.
- Roey Yohai Photography
Gramercy ; Tel: 917-796-3822 ; www.roeyyohaiphotography.com
Acclaimed editorial and travel photojournalist R.Yohai and his team bring a gorgeous realism to wedding photography. His work has been widely featured in Martha Stewart Weddings & elsewhere. Packages include a private online gallery and hi-res files. Prices starting at $7,000
- Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company
419 Park Avenue South, Suite #1302 New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-633-0502 ; www.sarahmerians.com
Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company preserves the most important moments in our customers’ lives. Because every customer is unique, we offer a portfolio of services ranging from cutting edge innovation to traditional artistry. We provide unparalleled quality and creativity with an exceptionally high level of service that helps us nurture life-long relationships with our customers.
- Sarma & Co. Photography
Tel: 917-470-9773 ; www.sarmaandco.com
Sarma and her highly experienced associates are a unique team of photographers specializing in authentically documenting love-stories. They are known for their artistic ability capturing organic moments, calmness and their unmatched dedication to their clients.
- Tim Ryan Smith Photography
Brooklyn, NY ; Tel: 479-790-7249 ; www.timryansmith.com
My photography is classic and fresh. I love photographing iconic moments in people’s lives, both carefully crafted and wonderfully spontaneous. It is my privilege to capture the magic of your day and to reflect who you are as a couple. I can't wait to hear what you have planned!
- Timothy Lee Photographers
5-53 49th Avenue L.I.C. NY, 11101 ; Tel: 718-482-8344 (Studio) // 917-941-8883 (Mobile) ; www.timothylee.com
The beauty of "Film photography" in full display as Tim & Lydia make images in the decisive moment of your wedding experiences. Graciously invited worldwide, from Cannes to Guatemala creating photographs which are subtle and enduring.