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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
- 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 $4,000.
- 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.