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Susan Rae59th St., at Ninth Ave.; 917-449-2265; susanrae.net
Using her experience from film school (and her fifteen years of shooting), this photographer likes to take a storytelling approach to weddings, while remaining unobtrusive-the majority of her images are candid. Many of her clients are in the visual arts, and she specializes in small weddings. Prices upon request.
Tanya Arianne Malott33 High St., nr. Rte. 114, Sag Harbor, N.Y.; 631-725-8233; ariannemalott.com
This former fashion photographer has flown all over the world shooting weddings for her clients, many of whom have become lifelong friends. She prefers to arrive early in order to capture the backstage preparations. The result: intimate, unposed photographs mixed with the right amount of traditional shots. From $12,000.
Tanya Tribble Studio423 Atlantic Ave., nr. Smith St., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; 917-414-7287; tanyatribbleweddings.com
Tribble’s work has appeared in InStyle, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, and Town & Country. In her photojournalism-meets-fine-arts style, she pays attention to the subtlest details-place cards, menus-that make each wedding special. She specializes in handmade albums or leather-bound books. Prices start at $10,000.
Teri Bloom Photography Inc.300 Mercer St., nr. Waverly Pl.; 212-475-2274; teribloom.com/weddings
An experienced award-winning photojournalist, Bloom has documented hundreds of weddings in her career and excels at capturing spontaneous moments of movement, laughter, or surprise. Prices start at $3,750.
Timothy K. Lee5–53 49th Ave., Long Island City; 718-482-8344; tkleephoto.com
With more than fifteen years of experience in wedding photography, Lee has mastered the art of capturing the day in a style influenced by fine art and photographic-essay formats. Lee captures weddings in their entirety, depicting the couple’s intimacy during the ceremony and the ambience of the party, as well as the enjoyment of family and friends. Rates for the full day start at $6,000.
Todd France Weddings917-748-6882; toddfranceweddings.com
Todd France has perfected a photojournalistic style during his fifteen years of shooting weddings. A contract with France (starting at $4,000) is good for eight hours of work by himself plus an assistant photographer. He will create a proof album of the best photos, providing a helpful starting point for designing a more formal album. The proofs are also available to view on a password-encrypted website, and he provides a DVD with high-resolution copies of all photos.
Virginie Blachére photography244 Fifth Ave., nr. 28th St., Ste. N210; 212-927-5757; imagesinguliere.com
Blachére’s focus on the tiny revealing moments that make the day special-from the table settings to intimate scenes with friends-gives her photos unusual emotional impact. She travels worldwide on assignment. From $6,500.
Warwick Brown Fine Photography144 E. 22nd St., nr. Lexington Ave., Apt. 1E; 212-358-1718; warwickbrown.com
Cyndy Warwick and Sheila Brown have garnered international acclaim for their fusion of a documentary sensibility and a flair for fashion. Their experience and willingness to accommodate any situation have made them word-of-mouth favorites; they aim to please. Prices start at $6,000 for a basic wedding package.
Zia O'Hara Photography917-747-9792; ziaphotography.com
O’Hara’s wedding photography utilizes the same artsy, photojournalistic style she’s used while shooting for several magazines-Martha Stewart Weddings among them. She also takes traditional portraits as well as artistic stills of wedding-day details like the flowers and cake. From $5,500.
Zieff Photography888-353-4248; zieffphoto.com
RISD grad Karen Zieff describes her approach to shooting weddings as "cinematic" and distinguishes herself from other photographers through the emotion and sincerity of her shots. She offers both film and digital, even using a few antique cameras, which produce beautifully unique images. Prices start at $5,000.
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
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
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.
- Ayano Hisa Photography
19 West 129th Street #1B New York, NY 10027 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!"
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Michelle Wolfe Photography
92 Washington Avenue Cliffside Park, NJ 07010 ; Tel: 917-558-3923 ; www.michellewolfephotography.com
Known for her fun and laid back style, Michelle spent years on the other side of the lens as an editorial photo editor. This experience has allowed her to develop her unique style, bringing vibrant and spontaneous images to her clients, capturing all the details and excitement of your wedding day.
- 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.
- 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 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
- 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.
- Tim Ryan Smith Photography
65 Ocean Avenue, Apt 5F Brooklyn, NY 11225 ; 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.