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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
- 5th Avenue Digital
Tel: 212-741-6427 ; www.5thavenuedigital.com/social
Exceptional photography from value-conscious options to the celebrity photographer whose work is featured in People Magazine, we represent a wide variety of photographers whose style and budget match your vision, all backed by impeccable service.
- A Day of Bliss Photography
307 West 38th Street #1418 New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-724-1790 ; adayofbliss.com
A Day of Bliss is a New York based Wedding Photography Studio shooting weddings worldwide, applying their signature Fashion and Beauty influenced editorial style, transforming regular weddings into fashion layouts.
- Alex Z Photography
3200 Broadway #4B New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 212-421-5402 ; www.alexZphotography.com
Poignant candids. Trendy portraits. Original Stop-Motion clips. Alex Z shot extensively at these venues: Manhattan Penthouse, The Metropolitan Building, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, The Yale Club, Bryant Park Grill, Gary's Loft, Battery Gardens, BBG.
- Alicia Swedenborg
Tel: 347-961-9032 ; www.aliciaswedenborg.com
Based both in NYC and Europe, Alicia stands out by shooting film and for her ability to find the most magical light to create soft and elegant images. Her Scandinavian style photography with an editorial touch mixed with lame jokes to make you giggle will give you memories for life.
- Andrea Fischman Photography
234 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 646-246-7260 ; www.afischmanwedding.com
With over a decade of experience, Andrea captures your event as it unfolds in an artistic, natural way with minimal posing. She documents the emotions of the day in an unobtrusive and photojournalistic style.
- Andreas Rentsch Photography
535 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 646-942-8551 ; www.rentschphotography.com
Andreas 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.)
- Ayano Hisa Photography
Tel: 917-858-9878 ; www.ayanohisaweddingphoto.com
Japan-born wedding photographer Ayano Hisa got her start shooting for dance and music companies. She has photographed for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Newport Jazz Festival and New York City Ballet among others. www.ayanohisaphoto.com
- Brian Dorsey Studios
79 Reade Street, Studio 2C New York, NY 10007 ; 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, "They're the BEST wedding vendor decision we made! They found the perfect moment every time!"
- Charlie Juliet Photography
123 East 88th Street, Suite 5C New York, NY 10128 ; Tel: 347-921-1874 ; www.charlie-juliet.com
C.J. Isaac specializes in combining portraiture with timeless candids, capturing both composed wedding-day shots and genuine moments. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Glamour and Brides Magazine. Packages start at $5500.
- Craig Paulson Photography
41 Union Square West, Suite 1427 New York, NY 10003 ; Tel: 646-736-2605 ; www.cpaulson.com
Craig Paulson Photography is a boutique studio specializing in candid wedding and portrait photography. We have a stellar reputation for capturing timeless images while blending into the background. Let your story unfold naturally!
- 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.
- Heather Phelps-Lipton Weddings
Tel: 347-683-5821 ; www.heatherphelpsliptonweddings.com
Super fresh, incredibly beautiful wedding photography. Heather Phelps-Lipton captures love and celebration in a way only an exhibited artist can. Her pricing starts at $4200 and includes a free "follow-the-romance" engagement session.
- 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.
- Kimberly Coccagnia
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 chic, fun, romantic couples. From $4,500.
- Maggie Marguerite Studios
Tel: 347-683-3693 ; www.maggiemarguerite.com
Maggie Marguerite Studios is a group of incredibly talented photographers and film-makers, hand-picked by studio founder Georgi Richardson for their outstanding talent and experience. The studio has been featured in New York Magazine's "Best of" Weddings List since 2010.
- Melani Lust Photography
Tel: 203-454-5878 ; www.melanilustphotography.com
Award-winning photographer, Melani Lust, has photographed magazine covers, is internationally exhibited and photographs weddings all over the world for her discerning clients. Her MA in Fine Arts from NYU's Institute of Fine Arts nurtured a sophisticated and cinematic eye. With undying enthusiasm, she captures the essence of the person within a fleeting moment, always being in the right place at the right time.
- Patricia Kantzos Photography
Tel: 917-608-9074 ; www.kantzos.com
Named 'One of the Top Ten Most-Sought-After Wedding Photographers'. Patricia's documentary style exhibits a passion for the unexpected and candid. She quietly captures moments where emotions and natural beauty can be found in the magic of your perfectly unique love story.
- Roey Yohai Photography
Gramercy ; 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 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.
- 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
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.