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Joel Greenberg & Wendy Stewart Photography274 Water St., nr. Dover St., Ste. 4F; 212-285-0979; wedphotos.com
This duo ’s vivid portraits and joy-filled spontaneous shots have earned them rave reviews for 15 years. Packages (from $2,950) include wedding-day coverage with two photographers, an engagement-photo session, a set of 4 x 6 prints, web upload, and hi-res digital files. (good value)
Josephine Photography609-306-4309; josephinephotography.com
Husband-and-wife Josephine Sittenfeld and Thad Russell (both RISD grads) have an artistic sensibility. They work as a team: two lead photographers, shooting in tandem. Focusing on portraits, they prefer to get to know the couple beforehand. Packages (from $6,750) include full-day wedding coverage, an online gallery, and digital files.
Joseph Lin Photography347-724-6259; jlinphotography.com
Lin’s positive energy and quirky style allow his subjects to relax and have fun despite being in the spotlight. His work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, and he is often a go-to choice for wedding planners. He can shoot on film or digital. From $7,000.
Josh Wong Photography347-871-2540; joshwongphotography.com
With a talent for edgy, high-contrast images, Wong’s goal is to avoid the cookie-cutter wedding photo. As a fashion photographer, he has also snapped celebrities like Taylor Swift and John Legend. Packages start at $5,500.
Joshua Brown646-374-8688; joshuabrownphotography.com
Brown worked as an editorial photojournalist before taking up wedding photography full-time 17 years ago. He also specializes in wedding films. Basic photo or video packages, which include eight hours of coverage, begin at $3,500. (good value)
Joshua Zuckerman Photography260 Marlborough Rd., nr. Beverley Rd.; 212-228-7584; joshuazuckerman.com
Zuckerman’s background as an award-winning photojournalist translates to classic, spontaneous wedding photographs. He books a limited number of weddings each year, ensuring that he can work closely with each couple. From $4,900.
Joye Photography917-282-5325; celestejoye.com
Wedding Photojournalist Association Award winner Celeste Joye was trained at the International Center of Photography and has taught black-and-white photography at Parsons School of Design. Preferring a variety, she shoots in both digital and medium-format film and makes memorable coffee-table or fine-art albums. Packages from $5,000.
Judith Rae917-363-9094; judithrae.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.
Julian Ribinik Photography212-256-1646; julianribinik.com
Ribinik photographs from unexpected angles to capture memorable stills that emphasize the cityscape. He has covered weddings on multiple continents and been featured in Style Me Pretty. Packages, from $5,900, include two photographers, DVDs of digital negatives, and an online gallery.
Julie Skarratt Photography, Inc.447 W. 18th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 3E; 212-877-2604; julieskarratt.com
The in-demand Skarratt, who has shot for InStyle and Vogue and at events such as the Metropolitan Opera Gala, brings an editorial sensibility to her wedding photographs. She knows how to capture the energy of a New York wedding but does many destination events as well. Past clients have included Robert Downey Jr. and Jerry Seinfeld. From $10,000.
Karen Cunningham Photography917-319-2288; karencunningham.com
Cunningham, who shoots “Vows” for the New York Times, draws on her background as a photojournalist to create documentary-style wedding pictures. Once hired, she spends time getting to know the couple. Prices start at $550 per hour and include digital download of hi-res files. She also offers a three-hour City Hall package for $800. (good value)
Karen Hill Photography646-688-3385; karenhill.com
Hill’s background is in fine-art photography (she’s a graduate of the Yale School of Art), and her pictures range from soft, subtle portraits to energetic action images. Couples adore the evocative candids she shoots in both film and digital. Prices upon request.
Karen Wise Photography917-539-9908; karenwise.com
Wise, who has a B.F.A. from RISD, draws from her experience as a professional food and portrait photographer when capturing the beauty and elegance of scenery, formal dress, flowers, details, and menus. She favors magazine-quality, medium-format film because of its color and vibrancy. She was named one of American Photo’s top-ten worldwide wedding photographers. Film and digital packages from $6,000.
Kathi Littwin Photography88 Wyckoff St., nr. Smith St., Boerum Hill; 212-924-4205; kathilittwin.com
A fine artist turned wedding photographer, Littwin takes pictures with a particular style that pays homage to her roots. Proficient in scenic, still-life, and fashion photography, she creates cinematic images that recount every moment of the day, from the first dab of lipstick to the last good-night kiss. From $4,500; albums from $1,300.
Katie Osgood Photographykatieosgood.com
Osgood brings an artistic eye to wedding photography, preferring the humorous over the contrived. She takes full advantage of natural light, capturing the beauty of the setting as much as that of the characters involved. Packages start at $5,500 for Osgood or $4,500 for an associate shooter. for eight hours, digital files, and a web gallery.
Keatings Wedding646-239-2973; keatingweddings.com
This Pulitzer Prize winner co-created the New York Times’ “Vows” column and shot it for seven years. Specializing in destination weddings, he has photographed hundreds of weddings over the years at destinations ranging from Uruguay to India. From $5,000.
Kella MacPhee Photojournalistkellamacphee.com
MacPhee takes a candid, carefree approach to photography; her images capture the spontaneous and poignant feelings fueling each moment. She uses a variety of lenses, including a fish-eye. Packages start at $3,200 for eight hours, a soft-cover book of best shots, online viewing and download, and all hi-res and edited images. (good value)
Kelly Guenther Studio347-683-1867; kellyguentherstudio.com
You’re in good hands with Guenther: She’s a Pulitzer Prize–winning photojournalist. Her team includes seasoned photographers who have shot for the New York Times and Rolling Stone. A full day with Guenther costs $6,800 (including a DVD, brag book, top 100 slideshow, and online gallery); the same package with one of her associates goes for $4,500. Proofs and handmade albums are available à la carte.
Kelly Williams Photographer917-613-5260; kellywilliamsphotographer.com
Williams loves to shoot telling moments—such as the bridal party ditching their shoes before hitting the dance floor or a glance between the bride and groom from across a sea of admiring guests. She especially loves working with the kind of laid-back brides who are, for example, up for being photographed eating pizza pre-wedding. From $800 for two hours. (good value)
Kimberly Coccagnia845-440-8256; kimberlycoccagnia.com
Coccagnia and her partner, Barry Donovan, take a documentary-style approach to weddings, snapping key moments as the day progresses. Expect candid nontraditional images, such as a bride eating an ice cream in Brooklyn Bridge Park on a sweltering day in June. Prices upon request.
Konrad Brattke Photography397 1st St., nr. Sixth Ave., Park Slope; 818-726-6592; konradbrattkeblog.com
Customers call Brattke a photo ninja for his ability to remain unobtrusive throughout the nearly 200 weddings he’s photographed. He likes capturing candid and funny moments with naturalistic, clean lighting. Prices start at $2,800.
Kristine Foley Photography419 Lafayette St., nr. 4th St., third fl.; 917-435-1406; kfoleyphotography.com
Foley uses her background in fine-art photography to document weddings as they unfold. With attention to lighting and composition, she creates images that stand on their own as works of art. From $3,800. (good value)
KSD Weddings54 W. 40th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 917-396-0368;; ksdweddings.com
Tina Doshi and her team shoot only 50 weddings a year so they can get to know their subjects. They specialize in multicultural nuptials and seek out colorful shots, such as one of a bride cupping her wedding ring in her henna-tattooed palms. Cinematography services also available. Prices upon request. (good value)
Laurie Rhodes646-734-2591; laurierhodes.com
Award-winning photographer Rhodes specializes in artistic documentary photography and unstuffy portraiture. In a 16-year career, her work has been featured in glossies such as Glamour and People. Albums and fine-art prints are available. Prices start at $2,750 for six hours of coverage; hi-res, color-corrected digital files; and an online gallery. (good value)
LDV Photography718-578-8297; ldvphotography.com
Leslie dela Vega, who shifted her focus to weddings in 2009, takes a photojournalistic approach, finding candid moments large and small. Her easygoing approach makes clients feel comfortable, to the point where they sometimes forget she’s there. Packages start at $1,900 for four hours of coverage, one shooter, a flash drive with images, and an online photo gallery. (good value)
Ro Agents and Kenan Juska are a husband-and-wife team offering couples a two-in-one package: Ro, a documentary and portrait photographer, shoots the wedding with an artistic eye (from $5,700), while Kenan, a radio DJ, keeps the dance floor packed (from $2,700). Whether hired together or separately, Ro and Kenan work closely with clients to ensure that the photos and music reflect each event’s vibe.
Leslie Hassler Studio211 W. 20th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 7W; 212-645-7971; lesliehassler.com
A former Ford model, Hassler takes a personal approach by shooting only a handful of weddings each year. She collaborates with her husband, Miguel Goodbar, an Argentine photographer. Hassler’s work has appeared in Rolling Stone and on the cover of GQ. Prices upon request. (good value)
Levi Stolove Photography415-846-6409; levistolovephotography.com
Stolove, whose love affair with photography began at age 13, maintains a playful sensibility. He captures the warmth and passion between a couple by documenting small details and abstract angles. From $4,500. (good value)
Lev Kuperman Photography917-828-4430; levkuperman.com
With every photo, Kuperman tells part of a larger story that recounts the entire wedding day. He offers a variety of collections with leather-bound albums, linen books, a photo booth, and engagement sessions. From $6,000 to $13,000.
Lilian Haidar Photography52 Macdougal St., nr. King St., Ste. 4C; 212-260-0129; lilianhaidar.com
The widely published Haidar collaborates closely with her clients, building on their personal aesthetics to produce compelling narratives. She shoots weddings, as well as travel and lifestyle events, both nationally and internationally. From $5,500.
Lily Kesselman Photography212-204-6518; lilykesselman.com
Former events planner Kesselman focuses on portraiture and is a member of the Green Business Network. Her lively photos are full of color and candid moments. Full-day packages include an online gallery, proofs, a DVD of images, and an engagement session. From $5,650 for Kesselman; from $3,850 for an associate. (ecofriendly)
Liz Ligon Photography917-526-1631; lizligonphotography.com
With boundless energy and a love of people, Ligon will happily over-photograph the bride and groom, friends, and family—just like she would her own. She shoots with a partner, photographer Claudio Papapietro, who is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal. Working as a couple allows them to capture those moments that can often go unnoticed. Prices upon request.
Londin Photography917-655-2832; londinphotography.com
Ian Londin is in demand for his magazine-worthy style — he’s a contributor to the New York Times and Elle. He often shoots in both digital and film. Packages start at $6,000 and include a DVD of hi-res files, an online gallery, and a proof book.
Loreto Caceres Photography516-457-7559; loretocaceresphotography.com
Caceres loves working with natural light and capturing emotion in her images, such as a bride’s first glance at her gown in the mirror. Packages can include an heirloom album, proof prints, and hi-res images on a USB. Six-hour coverage begins at $2,800. À la carte packages also available. (good value)
- A Day of Bliss Photography Inc.
307 West 38th Street #1418 New York, NY 10018; Tel: 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 such as 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 $5,450.
- Alton Lane
11 West 25th Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10010; Tel: 888-800-8616; www.altonlane.com
Alton Lane makes custom wedding suits and tuxedos using over 300 measurements taken by a 3D scanner. Your private showroom experience, including your groomsmen of course, will include an expert staff that will help you select the finest fabrics, a fully stocked bar and your favorite drink.
- 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.
- Andreas Rentsch Photography
Tel: 646-942-8551; www.rentschphotography.com
Swiss-born Rentsch has more than two decades of experience. His informal photographic style captures all kinds of decisive moments – the formal tableaux, bursts of emotion, and other chance events that make each wedding unique. Prices start at $3,250 and include up to ten hours with Rentsch and another photographer, plus proofs, a DVD, and online gallery (good value).
- 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.
- Cly By Matthew
594 Broadway, # 305 New York, NY 10012; Tel: 347-382-6600; www.clybymatthew.com
Matthew and his creative team love to capture soft natural beauty of genuine moments in simple elegant and effortless style that would last. With their commercial and art background, the team photographs elements with emotional and subtle esthetics and craftsmanship with their own love of wisdom.
- 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 Boudoir 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.
- Josh Wong Photography
680 Fort Washington Avenue, Suite 3M New York, NY 10040; Tel: 347-871-2540; www.joshwongphotography.com
Josh is a renowned wedding and fashion photographer who has photographed many events, weddings and destinations abroad. He specializes in modern editorial lifestyle wedding photography with an edgy elegance. His amazing vision, carefree nature and ability to capture moments and editorial features is what separates him from the rest.
- 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
235 West 76th Street #3B New York NY 10023 ; Tel: 347-683-3693 ; www.maggiemarguerite.com
Maggie Marguerite Studios is a group of talented photographers and film-makers. The studio has been featured in New York Magazine's "Best of" Weddings List every season since 2010. The studio is based in New York and recently expanded to Seattle.
- 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.