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Holger Thoss Photography

180 Varick St., nr. King St., Ste. 416; 212-627-8829; holgerthoss.com

Thoss creates highly evocative, magical images of weddings, starting with the bride’s quiet moments in the dressing room before the ceremony. His specialty is the hand-bound album he makes for each client, using archival watercolor paper and inks. His rate of $15,000 includes a handmade photo book.

Holtz Weddings

417 Fifth Ave, nr. 38th St.; 212-738-9398; holtzweddings.com

A wedding photographer for more than ten years, (and commercial photographer for twenty), Ron Holtz has an eye for the details and moments that make each wedding distinct, telling its particular story. Prices start at $5,000 for a full day and include a second shooter, proofs, web hosting, and 100 thank-you cards printed with one image.

Izola Weddings

331 W. 21st St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 646-429-9596; izolaweddings.com

Billy Farrell, Neil Rasmus, and Joe Schildhorn (three top photographers at Patrick McMullan Company), are twentysomething guys with a combined fifteen years in the business who have joined forces to shoot high-end weddings. Their first job was Julianna Margulies’s nuptials. All three photographers take part in every job, so no moment is missed. Packages start at $3,000.

Jack Slomovits

201 W. 11th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-691-4345; aweddingphoto.com

At the heart of Slomovits’s photojournalistic style is his intention to tell a wedding story with details, candids, and moving images. Shooting weddings since 1996, he discreetly documents the big day with long lenses, making him invisible to couples and their guests. Five-hour wedding packages start at $3,600, which includes unlimited coverage, custom prints, a proof album, and digital negatives.

Jamie Watts

33 W. 74th St., nr. Central Park W.; 917-685-7435; jamiewatts.net

Watts shoots in a documentary style which he combines with carefully produced formal portraiture. He works only in digital, but all of the image processing and preparation is custom. Packages start at $5,450 and include proofing, web posting, and shared copyright to all photos. Custom books and albums are available upon request.

Jason Walz Photography

718-388-8102; jasonwalz.com

With a background in fine-art photography and scrupulous attention to detail, Walz will capture the fleeting events and emotions of the wedding day in lively, expressive images. From $5,500.

Jeff Tisman Photography

732-940-5602; jefftismanphotography.com

Kickstarting his career photographing rock bands, Tisman’s style is one-of-a-kind, playing on colors, space, shapes, and unexpected angles. In true rock-star fashion, Tisman doesn’t follow a set of rules, believing that every wedding deserves a unique approach that fits the couple’s style. From $4,500.

Jennifer Macfarlane

646-249-3855; stylishhipweddings.com

A magazine photographer with a specialty in editorial portraiture, MacFarlane describes her aesthetic as "stylish, hip, creative, and fun." Her candid photos always evoke the spirit and mood of the day, with even posed shots appearing spontaneous. She prides herself on having a well-trained eye for natural light and composition. From $1,600.

Jessica Todd Harper

610-937-7475; jessicatoddharper.com

A former assistant to renowned photographer Larry Fink, Jessica Todd Harper makes art out of ¬weddings. Steering clear of portrait shots, she emphasizes composition and capturing intimacy. To give her full attention to every project, she seldom shoots more than six weddings in a year. From $3,500.

Jinsey Dauk Photography, Inc.

50 Murray St., nr. W. Broadway, Ste. 2109; 212-243-0652; jinsey.com

Dauk turns out creative wedding photos with a lively, festive feel. A master of tiny details, this actor-¬photographer always carries face powder in case the bride needs a touch-up. Dauk’s work has appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings. Packages with associates start at $2,900; Dauk’s own prices are a bit higher.

Joel Greenberg and Wendy Stewart Photography

568 Broadway, at Prince St.; 212-285-0979; wedphotos.com

This husband-and-wife team’s classic portraits and candid shots have earned them rave reviews for fifteen years. Photos alone start at $2,950; albums are an additional $1,300.

Jonathan Elderfield Photography

917-673-3980; jefoto.com

Experienced as a documentary and street photographer, Elderfield has a talent for capturing the decisive moments-from the first kiss to the last dance. He discreetly follows the couple throughout their day, preferring a simple, straightforward approach to shooting-working primarily in color, using digital cameras. From $1,500.

Josephine Sittenfield

609-306-4309; josephinephotography.com

Josephine Sittenfield, a Princeton and RISD grad, has an artist’s sensibility and an eye for little details that can sometimes fall through the cracks. Focusing on portraits, Sittenfield prefers to spend more than just one day getting to know the couple and their families. Packages (from $3,000) include shooting the rehearsal dinner, full-day wedding coverage, proof prints, and digital files.

Julie Skarratt Photography

447 W. 18th St., Ste. 3E; 212-877-2604; julieskarratt.com

Julie Skarratt has shot for InStyle and Vogue, and brings an editorial sensibility to her wedding photographs. She’ll help out in a pinch, too: She once did a bride’s makeup when the makeup artist got stuck in another city. About 80 percent of Skarratt’s work is destination weddings; past clients include Robert Downey Jr. and Jerry Seinfeld. Prices upon request.

Juliet Varnedoe Photography

646-299-3781; jsvphoto.com

This award-winning photographer is known for her uncontrived, casual images that document energy and high spirits. If a Napa Valley picnic is your dream wedding, she’s probably the one to shoot it. Some of her best shots center around the exuberance of group interactions-perfect for laid-back brides who can share the limelight with the rest of the party. From $3,900.

Karen Cunningham

718-784-0444; karencunningham.com

Cunningham, who currently shoots "Vows" for the New York Times, draws on her background as a photojournalist to create flattering, documentary-style wedding pictures. Once hired, she spends a substantial amount of time interviewing and getting to know the couple and their tastes. Prices start at $4,500, and include eight hours of coverage, 800 proofs in an archival box, and a low-resolution DVD. Packages with her first assistant start at $2,500.

Karen Hill Photography

646-688-3385; karenhill.com

Hill’s background is in fine-art photography (she’s a graduate of the Yale School of Art), and her pictures range from soft, subtle portraits to energetic shots in the realist style of photojournalism. Couples adore her private and evocative candid shots-a mother lacing the bride’s corset, flower girls toying with their tulle skirts. Prices start at $5,500. Custom packages upon request.

Karen Mordechai

917-685-0659; KarenMordechai.com

With a masters degree in photography from NYU and the International Center of Photography, Mordechai’s photos capture the contrasts of weddings-the panoramic and minute, conventional and accidental, ecstatic and reflective-and all points in between. Her basic package is $5,600.

Karenscape Wedding Photography

917-734-1632; karenscape.com

Renowned photojournalist Karen Gordon has been shooting weddings for eight years. The $4,700 starter package includes eight hours of coverage, a second shooter, 400 proofs, all digital files, and two proof books. Various coffee-table album designs are available à la carte.

Karen Wise

917-539-9908; karenwise.com

Wise takes photos that emphasize the beauty and elegance of scenery, formal dress, flowers, food, and shining faces. She favors magazine-quality, medium-format film-more detailed than 35mm-that reveals details and crisp colors of her classic yet modern photos. Wise, who travels internationally, was named one of American Photo’s top-ten wedding photographers this year. From $4,500.

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