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1. Art Beauty Life: Jenny Ebert Photography

857-891-5689; 1artbeautylife.com

Ebert spent many years as a documentary photog­rapher before turning her detail-oriented eye to weddings. Expect photos that capture unexpected and intimate moments like the bride reapplying her lipstick or a mother straightening her daughter’s train. Packages start at $6,900.

1. Judith Rae Photography

917-363-9094; 1judithrae.com

Passionate about capturing the images that illuminate the beauty of life, relationships, and love, Rae combines fine art and photojournalism to document the details and moments of a wedding day. Engagement-photo shoots and destination-wedding coverage available. Prices upon request.

4Eyes Photography

212-414-8757; 4eyesphotography.com

Kellie Walsh and Rupert Rogers are award-winning wedding and fashion photographers who shoot as a team. Specializing in imagery that’s up close and personal, they showcase the personalities of the couple by catching the day’s spontaneous moments. They’ve also shot destination weddings in places like Maui and Sweden. From $5,000.

5 West Studios

212-956-0077; 5weststudios.com

Spencer Lum and 5 West Studios can turn a wedding day into an elaborate photo story that puts the average coffee-table book to shame. He converts digital film to prints on his in-house archival printer and offers full-day coverage. Packages start at $4,800; day-of videography, DVDs, and raw footage are also available (from $3,400).

A Day of Bliss Photography, Inc.

212-724-1790; adayofbliss.com

Couples seek out this company for its lead photographer’s high-fashion sensibility: Wolfgang Freithof has captured Claudia Schiffer, Iman, and Naomi Campbell for magazines like Vogue. He usually works locally, but he has traveled as far as Europe and Asia for destination weddings. He also shot actor Robert Duvall’s tango-themed nuptials in Buenos Aires. Prices start at $4,500.

Agaton Strom Photography

917-306-7014; aguyandagirlphotography.com

This award-winning photojournalist’s shots are rarely posed, always dynamic, and often brimming with emotion and humor. He is as adept at catching the quiet wedding prep (think smiling bridesmaids wielding curling irons) as he is at snapping the fast-paced dance-floor shots. Packages (from $4,000) include up to eleven hours of coverage. Digitally designed coffee-table books are also available.

A Guy + A Girl Photography

aguyandagirlphotography.com

WWith locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, the award-winning Michael Kelley and Lauren Saldutti take fun, artful shots, like a giggling cake-spattered bride or a row of bridesmaids throwing their bouquets into the air. From $4,000.

Alex Z Photography

212-421-5402; alexzphotography.com

Alex Z creates what she terms “narrative essays,” capturing candid photos with a sophisticated but down-to-earth sensibility. Customizable packages start at $4,000 and include eight hours, plus an engagement shoot.

Alice Garik Photography

718-499-1456; alicegarik.com

This photojournalist cum artist has been published in National Geographic World and GQ. She brings the same detail-oriented eye and sensitivity to her wedding work and offers museum-quality silver-fiber printing in black-and-white, as well as hard-to-find platinum-palladium and custom-color printing. Prices upon request.

Alice-in-Weddingland

646-345-3527; joshuabright.com

The team of celebrity-portrait photographer Ali Smith and award-winning photojournalist Joshua Bright, who shoots for Vogue and the New York Times, has years of experience producing wedding photographs that combine modern portraiture and an editorial sensibility. Prices start at $5,200 and include two photographers for eight hours.

Amber Gress Photography

323-317-4460; ambergress.com

Up-and-comer Gress’s natural-feeling photos thoughtfully capture every aspect of your event in a way that feels unscripted and emotionally charged. Images from the beginning of the day are crisp, clean, and calm, while the nighttime party shots are off-kilter, action-packed, and a wee bit wild. Packages start at $3,800 and include an online gallery and hi-res digital negatives.

Andrea & Marcus Photography

646-370-3875; andreaandmarcus.com

For the bride who aspires to supermodel status on her big day, this duo is known for their fashion-inspired photography that fluidly translates to weddings. With offices in Switzerland, Germany, and New York City, they are well-equipped to handle any destination (or local) wedding. Prices upon request.

Andrea Fischman Photography

646-246-7260; afischmanwedding.com

Fischman captures wedding-day emotions in an artistic and natural way, from delicate black-and-white photos of the bride prepping to playful photo-booth shots of guests. Her work has been featured in the New York Times. She will travel one hour outside New York City at no additional charge. From $2,900 to $5,000; all packages include a two-hour engagement shoot. (good value)

Andreas Rentsch Photography

646-942-8551; rentschphotography.com

Swiss-born Rentsch has more than two decades of experience. His photographic style captures all kinds of decisive moments—the formal tableaux, bursts of emotion, and other chance events that make a wedding unique. Prices start at $2,950 and include up to ten hours with Rentsch and another photographer, plus proofs, a DVD, and an online gallery. (good value)

André Maier LLC

212-388-2272; andremaier.com

Maier speaks French, German, Spanish, and English, and he's as energetic as a grasshopper, jumping in and out of the scene as he photographs weddings. For $8,000, he shoots the entire day, with unlimited pictures, and hands over hi-res images and 4x6 prints of each image. Album packages are also available, as are two photographers with lower fees (from $4,000).

Angela Cappetta

212-566-1855; angelacappetta.com

Forget the staged photo ops—Cappetta’s shots have a vibrant rawness that is rare among wedding photographers, and she manages to capture the spirit of each couple she shoots. She’s at her best when using film (which she develops herself), but her singular style comes through in digital as well. She speaks four languages and is always game for a destination wedding. Full-day packages start at $7,000. Special rates available for City Hall weddings.

Angela Jimenez Photography

917-586-0916; angelajimenezphotography.com

Jimenez, a documentary and wedding photographer based in Brooklyn, is a regular contributor to the New York Times. She shoots in both digital and black-and-white film and creates art-quality coffee-table books for an additional fee. Packages from $2,300 to $5,000. Videography services start at $2,300. (good value)

Angelica Glass Photography

917-741-4160; angelicaglass.com

This bicoastal shutterbug promises to capture “incredibly sexy, frighteningly real, and hysterically awkward” images on your wedding day, which sounds potentially risky but actually nets astonishing results (think candid shots of groomsmen doing backflips on the beach and guests double-fisting wineglasses while dancing). The portraiture is also beautifully composed: Picture a tattooed bride vogueing amid Times Square tourists. Prices start at $5,500.

Anja Hitzenberger

212-679-3653; anjaphotography.com

Trained as a documentary photographer, Hitzenberger stays behind the scenes to catch candid moments like flower girls twirling on the dance floor. She excels at shooting intricate ceremonies and nontraditional weddings. From $3,900.

Anthony Vazquez Photography

212-920-6082; anthonyvazquez.com

NYU grad Vazquez and his team have forged an innovative style that fuses the worlds of fashion, photojournalism, and traditional photography. Their work leans toward the dramatic, using the urban landscape to full effect. They’re also available for destination weddings. Prices upon request.

Arabella Photo

917-822-5924; arabellaphoto.com

Katrina Hajagos knows how to work under pressure—she earned her chops as Hillary Clinton’s Senate photographer. She and her partner, Lara Levine, former photo editor of Real Simple and Town & Country Weddings, shoot film and digital to create lush, evocative wedding photographs. Packages range from $6,000 to $8,000.

Art Group Wedding Photography

518-610-0226; artgroupweddings.com

With more than 30 years apiece of experience in fashion and art photography, sibling duo John and Donna DeMari have shot for countless magazines and photographed the nuptials of New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin. They’ve also snapped such A-listers as Ralph Lauren and Kate Moss. Packages start at $4,000.

Art of Wedding Photography By G.E. Masana

646-543-1321; gemasana.com

Documentary photographer Masana uses his artist’s eye to capture the emotion of unscripted moments. His work has been published in Town & Country Weddings, Brides, and Martha Stewart Weddings, among others. Prices upon request.

Ayano Hisa

917-858-9878; ayanohisaweddingphoto.com

Japan-born wedding photographer Hisa got her start shooting for dance and music companies. She has photographed for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Newport Jazz Festival, and her work with the New York City Ballet has made her a pro at capturing action shots and other spontaneous moments. Basic packages start at $2,800. (good value)

beIMAGED Photography

732-439-1428; beimaged.com

Though she can shoot digitally, Melissa Lynn will also go old-school upon request, using film options like Polaroid and 35mm. As a deliverable, she makes ecofriendly accordion albums. From $2,150, including half-day coverage and an online gallery. (ecofriendly/good value)

Belathée Photography

917-783-3207; belathee.com

Belathée’s signature style blends fine art and photojournalism. Once the day is over, photog­raphers Annabel Braithwaite and Dorothée Brand create a custom-edited, printed, and bound album. Destination wedding? The duo operates out of New York and Seattle and is available to travel anywhere. From $6,000.

Bellamy Blue Weddings

164 W. 25th St., at Seventh Ave., twelfth fl; 212-252-8550; bellamyblueweddings.com

Bellamy blends fine-art aesthetics with candid documentary techniques to avoid staged photo-ops. The company was founded by two internationally exhibited photographers who work to capture every wedding in a chic style. Packages from $5,500 with custom add-ons available.

Beth Keiser Photography

646-275-6524; bethkeiser.com

Keiser built a career as a staff photojournalist for the Associated Press, photographing such events as President Clinton’s inaugurations and the Olympics in Nagano and Sydney. Coverage begins at $5,500 and includes two photographers, a proof book, digital negatives, and a custom slideshow.

Big Cake Photography

42 W. 24th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-600-4461; bigcakephotography.com

Zoë Diamant brings the energy and style of a photojournalist to capture her subjects at their very best, resulting in fun, genuine, rich images. For $4,000, you get a full day with Diamant and a second shooter, online image preview and hosting, digital negatives, full image rights, and a 100-image DVD slideshow. Engagement shoots are $350.

Blue Daisy Weddings

917-439-0348; bluedaisyweddings.com

Mariann Szucs’s photos have been featured on Say Yes to the Dress, and she has snapped Hamptons beach weddings, black-tie affairs in Manhattan, and destination events in the Caribbean. She books no more than twenty weddings a year to ensure that she gives each client her utmost attention. From $4,200; engagement portraits and proposal shots from $600.

Bob Krasner Photography

973-464-1058; bobkrasner.com

This wedding photographer shot actress Julie Bowen’s wedding. His romantic style and unobtrusive manner result in photos that capture the feel and personality of the couple’s important day. Full-day coverage with unlimited images starts at $4,000.

From the Summer 2014 New York Wedding Guide

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