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Click Photo Company20 W. 64th St., nr. Broadway; 212-724-4100; clickphotoco.com In business since 1995, owner and principal photographer Franc Natale heads up a team of six photographers based in New York and Toronto. Specializing in an editorial documentary style, they shoot as many as 80 weddings a year for New York customers; half are destination weddings. Package rates start at $4,500.
Daniel Coyle Photography5310 City Pl., Edgewater, N.Y.; 800-605-6646; danielcoylephotography.com
Coyle’s NYC-based studio will shoot anywhere in the world, documenting the wedding day with digital, medium format, true panoramic, and 35-mm film. Manhattan weddings start at $5,500, including ten hours, a second shooter, digital film negatives, Internet sharing, and all travel expenses.
Dan Loh Photography212-765-5904; firstname.lastname@example.org; danloh.com
A Pulitzer Prize-recipient and former Associated Press photographer, Loh excels at capturing impromptu wedding-day moments. With more than fifteen years of experience as a photojournalist, Loh prefers to shoot digital and brings his laptop computer to ensure blink-free portraits. From $3,900.
Daphne Borowski Photography146 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 11W; 212-643-3210; daphneborowski.com
From the Hamptons to Newport, beaches are a favorite backdrop for this photographer (she even has a studio in Nantucket); her work captures seaside celebrations in sepia-toned prints that look timeless. From $5,000.
Dave Robbins718-551-5259; daverobbinsphotography.com
Dave Robbins, a veteran Brooklyn photographer, sees beauty in things others might overlook-from the curious and funny to the off-kilter-which comes through in his imaginative photographs. His unique personality gives his work unexpected depth instead of the staid, clichéd images that are so widely available. From $7,000.
David Willems212-243-1082; davidwillems.com
Willems’s specialty is panoramic pictures that capture both the guests and the landscape of a wedding. A full day of photography costs $5,000; albums-laid out by Willems himself-are priced from $1,000 and $3,000.
A Day of Bliss146 W. 29th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 11W; 212-724-1790 ; adayofbliss.com
Couples shouldn’t be surprised if their photos from A Day of Bliss have a high-fashion sensibility-photographer Wolfgang Freithof has shot Claudia Schiffer, Iman, and Naomi Campbell for magazines such as Vogue. Freithof specializes in destination weddings; he’s traveled as far as Europe and Asia, and shot actor Robert Duvall’s nuptials in Buenos Aires. Prices start at $3,250.
DiScalfani Photography235 Bond St., nr. Douglass St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; 718-858-2238; discalfani.com
Robert DiScalfani’s classic but spirited wedding photographs come from a combination of his fashion photography, fine-art background, and photojournalistic style. DiScalfani’s prices start at $4,500 for eight hours of shooting, two assistants, and online proofs. His flexible style of pricing allows for clients to create their own custom packages to suit their respective budgets.
Edward Keating425 Riverside Dr., near 115th St., Apt. 8A; 646-239-2973; edwardkeatingweddings.com
The résumé of this Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer includes seven years of shooting for the New York Times’ "Vows" column. His high-profile clients have included author Molly Jong-Fast (Erica Jong’s daughter), chef Bobby Flay, and actress Lorraine Bracco. Destination weddings are no problem-he has shot in Ireland, India, and Italy. Prices start at $5,000.
Elan Photojournalists888-800-3526; elandocumentary.com
Each of Elan’s New York-based photographers-Sabine Scherer, Mel Barlow, Shane Carpenter, and Roey Yohai-has a taste for some aspect of wedding imagery; be it saturated color, classical symmetry, quiet moments, or the grandeur of the location. Prices for eight to ten hours of shooting start at $7,500 for lead shooters, $3,500 for associates, and include web hosting and images on DVD.
Erik Ekroth212-962-2858; erikekroth.com
Ekroth’s photography will capture the spectrum of scenes and settings of a wedding-candid portraits, sweeping landscapes, sparkling interiors, and elegant formal photos. Day rates start at $4,800.
Erik Freeland646-942-7099; erikfreelandweddings.com
Freeland honed the documentary style he uses to reveal emotional moments at weddings as a photojournalist. He previously worked for Time, the New York Times, and Newsweek; as photographer for U.S. News & World Report in the nineties, he frequently traveled with Bill Clinton. From $3,000, including digital photos, a DVD, and a website.
Eva Dahl Photography917-449-2460; evadahl.com
Eva Dahl’s candid photographs find beauty in the unusual-a sensibility she refined while working for Martha Stewart Weddings, Swedish Elle, and the Fader. Dahl will shoot for eight hours with an assistant ($4,500; an additional photographer is $500). Her fee also includes negatives, 750 images, proofs, and a DVD.
Fadi Kheir Photography212-795-1473; fadikheir.com
Award-winning photographer Kheir has shot the weddings of countless art directors and even a few rock stars, who love his reportage style. Focusing on candid shots that capture the emotions of the day, Kheir will also create made-to-order albums. Packages start at $4,250 for an eight-hour day and include a custom website where guests can view slideshows, send pictures, and order prints.
Farnaz K Studio430 E. 14th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-529-5390; farnazk.com/bridal
Farnaz K, a fashion photographer for over ten years whose work has appeared in Elle and Vogue, ventured into wedding photography because it interested her as an outlet for creative expression. Her stylized portraits of brides draw heavily on fashion technique and imagery. From $4,000, including a full day’s coverage and a lighting assistant.
5 West Studios303 Fifth Ave., at 31st St., Ste. 1811; 212-956-0077; 5weststudios.com
Spencer Lum and 5 West Studios can turn a ¬wedding-day story into a string of photos that will put the average coffee-table book to shame. Lum, who’s been shooting weddings for five years, offers full-day coverage and credit toward an album, starting at $4,000. 5 West can also provide day-of videography, DVDs, and raw footage ($3,400 and up).
4 Eyes Photography48 W. 21st St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-414-8757; 4eyesphotography.com
Kellie Walsh and Rupert Rogers of 4 Eyes- wedding and fashion photographers who shoot as a team-have won several awards for their work. Specializing in imagery they describe as "timeless, romantic, and stylish," they take care to capture the spontaneous moments that make each wedding day unique. They are available for travel worldwide. From $4,000.
Fred Marcus Photography & Videography245 W. 72nd St., nr. West End Ave.; 212-873-5588; fredmarcus.com
Billy Baldwin, Donald Trump, and Eddie Murphy are a few of Andy and Brian Marcus’s high-profile clients. In business for more than 64 years, Fred Marcus has one of the best reputations among those who appreciate a formal and traditional style. Rates start at $3,500.
Greg Kessler Photography72–15 37th Ave., nr. 73rd St., Ste. 4G, Jackson Heights 718-726-8315; gregkesslerweddings.com
Kessler made his name in the music industry taking pictures of acts like Phish, Dave Matthews Band, and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. Shooting weddings for the past seven years, he is always present but never intrusive, and excels at capturing quirky, intimate moments. Prices start at $4,600 and include ten hours, an assistant shooter, online galleries, and a proof book.
Gina Renzi Photography646-717-3965; ginarenziphotography.com
As a team, Gina Renzi and Jude Hawkens are a match made in wedding-photography heaven. Her training as a painter and illustrator, and his work in documentary film and photography (along with fourteen years of experience), guides them as they capture each important moment of the event. Prices begin at $7,500.
Gramercy Park Photo60 Gramercy Park N., nr. 21st St., Ste. 9H; 212-989-2345; gramercyparkphoto.com
Ira Fox has a knack for capturing charming and candid moments-evidenced in the hundreds of weddings, events, and portraits he has shot. For a decade, his narrative photography has showcased the drama, emotion, and humor of each event. From $4,200.
Gruber Photographers315 W. 57th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 18C; 212-262-9777; gruberphotographers.com
Many brides consider the work of Terry deRoy Gruber, celebrity and party photographer, to be the crème de la crème of wedding photography and can’t imagine getting married without him. His reputation and experienced staff of six are widely coveted. From $4,000.
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 Intimate 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.