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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
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.
- Stylish & Hip Weddings
Tel: 646-249-3855 ; stylishhipweddings.com
The candid photos from this Brooklyn collective always evoke the spirit and mood of the day, with even posed shots appearing spontaneous. They shoot big, formal affairs just as happily as they chase a flash-mob-style wedding across a bridge. They can also provide photo-booth and videography services, and owner Jenny MacFarlane's husband, Matt, can even officiate.
- 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.