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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.
- 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.
- Brian Dorsey Studios
291 7th Avenue, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001 ; 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 over the studio’s relaxed approach, enlivening energy and fun visionary style - "They’re the BEST wedding vendor decision we made! They found the perfect moment every time!"
- Cappy Hotchkiss Photography
New York, Hamptons & the Hudson Valley ; Tel: 917-741-2730 ; www.cappyhotchkiss.com
One of New York's best documentary wedding photographers, Cappy Hotchkiss captures classic images with a modern edge - dynamic black and white, striking color, always free and energetic. Shooting in both film and digital cameras she is available for travel. Prices starting at $5000 for Cappy and $3500 for an associate.
- Craig Paulson Photography
41 Union Square West, Suite 1427 New York, NY 10003 ; Tel: 646-736-2605 ; www.cpaulson.com
Our NYC wedding photographers capture creative, unique and artistic moments while being as unobtrusive as possible . With a truly organic approach to wedding photography Craig Paulson Photography is known for utilizing a fusion of modern portraiture with classic photojournalism; yielding timeless photos that stand far above the average wedding photography.
- 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.
- Emma Cleary Photo + Video
410 East 20th Street New York, NY 10009 ; Tel: 646-662-7241 ; emmacleary.com
Emma Cleary is a Parsons-trained artist, living and working in New York City for two decades. Emma's diverse experience as a model, painter, photographer and photo retoucher sets her perspective apart from all other wedding photographers. Emma will guide you to your most natural, happy, frame-worthy images, polished to perfection.
- Evgenia Ribinik Intimate Photography
New York, NY ; Tel: 646-236-4212 ; www.evgeniaribinik.com
Whether boudoir session is a gift to your future husband or a unique gift to yourself Boudoir Photography is a unique experience that will be remembered for many years. Evgenia is famous for her classy sexy and sensual photography style and your images will take your breath away.
- Jessica Schmitt Photography
New York, NY ; Tel: 917-599-7063 ; www.jessicaschmitt.com
Natural. Emotional. Beautiful. I love the pure joy of a wedding day and capturing that happiness through beautiful photographs that you will continue to cherish through every anniversary. I focus on candid moments, natural portraits and all of your lovely details. I can’t wait to hear about your wedding plans!
- 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.
- 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.
- Laurie Rhodes Photographer
70 La Salle Street New York, NY 10027 ; Tel: 646-734-2591 ; www.laurierhodes.com
New York Wedding Photographer: With a documentary style, Laurie is friendly and easy-going with an artistic vision that allows her to capture poignant, humorous and truly candid photos of people and their environment. Her eye is drawn to emotion and gesture with a backdrop of light, color shape and shadow.
- 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.
- 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.
- Olli Studio
336 West 37th Street, Suite #900 New York, NY 10018 ; Tel: 212-239-8511 ; www.ollistudio.com
We are a cutting edge modern photographer & cinematographer studio, offering the most recent advances in the photography field. We are always well versed in the latest wedding trends and bride preferences. Our approach is contemporary modern and always in the best of taste. We strive for the perfect combination of timeless elegance and fresh style.
- Patricia Kantzos Photography
250 West 93rd Street, PH-E New York, NY 10025 ; Tel: 917-608-9074 ; www.kantzos.com
Named ‘One of the Top Ten Most-Sought-After Wedding Photographers’ by Rangefinder Magazine, Patricia’s photography style exhibits passion for the unexpected and candid. She captures moments where emotions, glances, and natural beauty can be found in your brilliant day. Patricia’s approach uniquely balances fine art, photojournalism, and portraiture.
- Radhika Photography
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn ; Tel: 646-519-4493 ; radhikaphotography.com
Award-winning photojournalist Radhika Chalasani incorporates classic storytelling with informal portraiture to capture unique, heartfelt images of your wedding. A warm, sensitive style compliments her vast experience with many traditions and cultures.
- 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
- Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company
419 Park Avenue South, Suite #1302 New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-633-0502 ; www.sarahmerians.com
Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company preserves the most important moments in our customers’ lives. Because every customer is unique, we offer a portfolio of services ranging from cutting edge innovation to traditional artistry. We provide unparalleled quality and creativity with an exceptionally high level of service that helps us nurture life-long relationships with our customers.
- 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.
- Tim Ryan Smith Photography
Brooklyn, NY ; 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.