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
Wolfgang Freithof and Chiaki Sato of A Day of Bliss Photography Inc. have merged their fashion backgrounds with their wedding photography and managed to capture some of the most elegant and stylish wedding images imaginable.
- Alex Z Photography
3200 Broadway #4B New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-421-5402 ; www.alexzphotography.com
Alex's signature boutique photojournalism was published in New York Magazine, Brides Magazine, The New York Times and Time. Her style lets the event unfold naturally with extensive candid moments, details, formal portraits and environment coverage.
- Andrea Fischman Photography
419 Lafayette Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 646-246-7260 ; www.afischmanwedding.com
Andrea captures 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.
- Andreas Rentsch Photography
307 West 38th Street, Studio 1418 New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 646-942-8551 ; www.rentschphotography.com
Rentsch has more than two decades of experience. His photographic style captures all kinds of decisive moments that make a wedding unique. Prices start at $3,250 (10 hours with two photographers, proofs, high resolution files on DVDs, online gallery.)
- Angela Cappetta LLC
1 Union Square South #12S New York, NY 10003 ; Tel: 212-566-1855 ; www.angelacappetta.com
Forget the staged photo ops — Cappetta's shots have a vibrant rawness that is rare among wedding photographers, and she manages to capture the spirit of each couple she shoots. Full-day packages start at $7,000. Special rates available for City Hall weddings.
- Birnbaum & Bullock
151 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-242-2914 ; www.birnbaumandbullock.com
Personalized Attention. Classic wedding gowns in about 100 styles. Three Collections: The Steven Birnbaum Collection ($1,500–$3,500), Robert Bullock Bride ($1,500–$3,500) and Birnbaum & Bullock Couture ($3,500–$9,000). We also carry accessories & shoes. Call for your appointment.
- Brian Dorsey Studios
79 Reade Street, Studio 2C New York, NY 10007 ; Tel: 212-227-6772 ; briandorseystudios.com
"Best-Of-The-Best". Earning two slots on American Photo's 'Top-Ten Wedding Photographers in the World' list for discretely capturing amazing moments with personality and joie de vivre. A favorite of top wedding planners worldwide for good reason.
- Charlie Juliet Photography
123 East 88th Street, Suite 5C New York, NY 10128 ; Tel: 347-921-1874 ; www.charlie-juliet.com
There is no greater joy than being part of someone's wedding day. I photograph in an editorial fashion, and through my own style I love to create timeless and beautiful photos couples will forever cherish.
- 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.
- DelConte Photo/Day for Night Productions
8 Shatzell Avenue Rhinecliff, New York 12574 ; Tel: 845-757-2222 or 845-551-1604 ; www.delcontephotography.com
One of NYC trend setting photographer's that brought a photojournalistic approach to wedding photography. From Country Farms, Beaches and Urban venues like the Ritz, New York Public Library, the team creates Photographs that are beautiful, and real.
- Fred Marcus Studio
245 West 72nd Street New York, NY 10023 ; Tel: 212-873-5588 ; www.fredmarcus.com
Fred Marcus Studio is known as one of the finest photography studios in the country. With clients ranging from Lebron James to Ivanka Trump, their staffs of photographers and filmmakers provide the ultimate photography experience.
- Ira Lippke Studios
330 Wythe Avenue, Suite 6J Brooklyn, NY 11249 ; Tel: 917-470-9682 ; www.iralippkestudios.com
Using his experience as an award-winning fine art documentary photographer, Ira Lippke and his carefully chosen Studio Photographers create uniquely sophisticated imagery for discerning couples around the world.
- 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.
- Joshua Brown Photography
230 West 108th Street New York, NY 10025 ; Tel: 646-715-5095 ; weddingsbyjoshuabrown.com
Joshua is a photographer and filmmaker based on the upper west side of Manhattan and available worldwide. His candid, unobtrusive, and flexible team delivers a uniquely cohesive final product focused on moments without gimmicks.
- Kimberly Coccagnia
By Appointment Only Beacon, NY 12508 ; Tel: 845-440-8256 ; www.kimberlycoccagnia.com
Coccagnia and her partner, Barry Donovan, take a documentary-style approach to weddings, snapping clutch moments as the day progresses. Expect candid nontraditional images, like a bride eating ice cream in Brooklyn Bridge Park on a sweltering day in June. They adore shooting weddings for fun, creative, spontaneous couples. From $4,000.
- Laurie Rhodes Photography
West 38th Street, By Appointment New York, NY 10036 ; Tel: 646-734-2591 ; www.LaurieRhodes.com
Award winning documentary photographer Laurie Rhodes "captured the mood and feel of the whole day … I find a new detail or nuance every time I view the photos, we cherish these images!"
- Matthew Ree Photography
580 Broadway #1008 New York, NY 10012 ; Tel: 917-648-5780 ; www.matthewree.com
International Fine Art Wedding Photography service portraits documentary and fine art style creates beautiful and timeless images. Based in New York City, Washington, and California and covers worldwide.
- Merri Cyr Photography
110 Calyer Street Brooklyn NY 11222 ; Tel: 347-993-3951 ; www.merriweddings.com
Merri Cyr has brought her experience photographing the likes of Jeff Buckley and Yo-Yo Ma to weddings, inconspicuously capturing each moment. Packages start at $2,850 and include second photographer, online gallery & memory device with images.
- Moss & Isaac
245 West 29th Street #1202 New York, NY 10022 ; Tel: 646-470-5266 ; www.mossandisaac.com
Focusing on artistic, beautiful moments, and refined attention to detail – we want to tell your story. Our laid-back documentary approach will help you have fun, relax, and feel comfortable in front of our cameras.
- 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.
- Roey Yohai Photography
2 Peter Cooper Road #3C New York, NY 10010 ; Tel: 917-796-3822 ; www.roeyyohaiphotography.com
Acclaimed editorial and travel photojournalist R.Yohai brings 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 DVDs.
- 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.
- 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.