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 $5,200.
Agaton Strom Photography917-306-7014; agatonstrom.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 $4,200) include up to 11 hours of coverage. Digitally designed coffee-table books are also available.
A Guy + A Girl Photographyaguyandagirlphotography.com
With 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 Photography212-421-5402; alexzphotography.com
Alex Z takes a fine-art approach to photography, capturing candid images with a sophisticated but down-to-earth sensibility. In the newly added Photo Motion option, Alex Z creates a time-lapse clip documenting the full wedding day. It’s delivered to the couples a week after the wedding. Customizable packages start at $3,800 and include eight hours, plus an engagement shoot.
Alice Garik Photography718-499-1456; 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.
Celebrity-portrait photographer Ali Smith and award-winning photojournalist Joshua Bright, who shoots for Vogue and the New York Times, have years of experience producing stunning wedding photographs that combine brightly colored modern portraiture and editorial sensibility (they photgraphed Seth Meyers’s 2013 nuptials). Packages start at $6,000.
Amber Gress Photography323-317-4460; ambergress.com
Amber Gress specializes in weddings and portraits for modern brides and grooms. She loves working with creative couples that want something a little different for their special day by blending together a style that leans toward documentary with an editorial eye. Rates start at $6,000 for Amber and $4,000 for an associate.
Andrea Fischman Photography646-246-7260; 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 $3,600 to $5,000; all packages include a two-hour engagement shoot. (good value)
Andreas Rentsch Photography646-942-8551; rentschphotography.com
Swiss-born Rentsch has more than two decades of experience. His photography captures all kinds of decisive moments—the formal tableaux, bursts of emotion, and other chance events that define a wedding. Prices start at $3,250 and include up to ten hours with Rentsch and another photographer, plus proofs, a DVD, and an online gallery. (good value)
André Maier LLC212-388-2272; 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. Starting at $6,000, he shoots the entire day, with unlimited pictures, and hands over hi-res images and 4 x 6 prints of each image. Album packages are also available, as are two photographers with lower fees (from $4,000).
Angela Cappetta212-566-1855; 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.
Angelica Glass Photography917-741-4160; 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 $5,000.
Anja Hitzenberger212-679-3653; 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 Photography212-920-6082; 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 Photo917-822-5924; 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 evocative wedding photographs. Packages range from $6,000 to $8,000.
Art Group Wedding Photography518-610-0226; artgroupweddings.com
With more than 60 years combined 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. Prices upon request.
Art of Wedding Photography By G.E. Masana646-543-1321; 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 Hisa917-858-9878; 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 $2,500 for a six-hour photo shoot and two-hour engagement session. (good value)
beIMAGED Photography732-439-1428; beimaged.com
Though she can shoot digitally, Melissa Lynn will also go old-school upon request, using film options like Polaroid and 35-mm. As a deliverable, she makes ecofriendly accordion albums. From $2,150, including half-day coverage and an online gallery. (ecofriendly/good value)
Belathée Photography917-783-3207; 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.
Beth Keiser Photography646-275-6524; 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 Photography42 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, and full image rights. Engagement shoots are $350.
Blue Daisy Weddings917-439-0348; 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 20 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 Photography973-464-1058; 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.
- 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.
- Maggie Marguerite Studios
Tel: 347-683-3693 ; www.maggiemarguerite.com
Maggie Marguerite Studios is a group of incredibly talented photographers, 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 every season 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.