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Maggie Marguerite Studios347-683-3693; maggiemarguerite.com
Studio founder Georgi Richardson and her team of seven photographers have shot everywhere from the five boroughs to Australia and India. They’re experts at freezing candid and emotional moments. Packages include edited hi-res images, an online gallery, and a sneak-peek gallery of 100 favorites after the wedding. Pricing starts at $3,300 for six hours with Richardson or $2,500 with her principal shooters. She also employs three videographers whose packages start at $2,800. (good value)
Maria Hunter Photography917-447-4973; mariahunter.com
Hunter launched her boutique operation in 2002. Her husband, Bob Moyers, tagged along on a job in 2006, and the two have worked together ever since. Their approach draws on her fine-art training and his work in the commercial-photography realm. A full day of shooting plus an album starts at $5,900; limited packages are available from $4,100.
Marie Labbancz Photography609-426-1240; artoflove.com
Cited as one of the world’s top wedding photographers by the Wedding Photojournalist Association (she’s been featured in Brides magazine), Labbancz is popular because of her work’s rich colors and romantic feel. She’s also willing to travel. Prices upon request.
Mark Nelson Photography917-806-2050; marknelsonphoto.com
Nelson’s style is classic and elegant and documents the day’s impromptu moments. As a full-time wedding photographer for over 20 years, he has a talent for conveying the opulent feel of venues such as the Metropolitan Club, the Carlyle, the St. Regis, and the Mandarin Oriental. He shoots primarily in film. Rates start at $15,000 and include a full day of shooting.
Meg Smith Photography707-259-1539; megsmith.com
Taking her inspiration from French photojournalists such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Smith specializes in candid shots with a perennial feel. Her basic package ($8,500) includes six hours of coverage, with an associate photographer, unlimited analog (medium-format) plus digital coverage and a password-protected website.
Melani Lust Photography65 Evergreen Ave., Westport, Conn.; 203-454-5878; melanilustphotography.com
Lust aims for an 80:20 ratio of candid-to-posed photos, with a clean, documentary style. She enjoys capturing emotions, and her wedding shots are often filled with laughter. Prices start at $7,000, with special options for elopement or City-Hall nuptials.
Mel Barlow & Co.917-747-3405; melbarlowandco.com
Barlow is an internationally published photographer known for her gentle approach that yields soft, elegant photos. Eight-hour packages with Barlow start at $12,500 and include a second shooter and an online gallery of hi-res images.
Melissa Kruse Photographymelissakruse.com
Kruse’s photos have a clean, flawless feel to them, without being stiff. She approaches weddings through the lens of a storyteller, capturing each couple with a mix of ethereal portraiture and candid shots. A full wedding collection, including ten hours of coverage, two shooters, an engagement session, edited digital files, and an album, costs $7,500.
Merri Cyr Photography67 West St., nr. Noble St., Ste. 401, Greenpoint; 347-993-3951; merriweddings.com
Merri Cyr brings her experience shooting the likes of Coldplay and Yo-Yo Ma to weddings, inconspicuously capturing defining moments—candid or posed—throughout the day. Packages start at $2,970. (good value)
The bicoastal Melissa Murphy documents the day with enthusiasm and whimsy. She loves to capture, for instance, an evocative shot of a groom holding up his bride’s train on a beach. Prices upon request.(good value)
Moss + Isaac646-470-5266; mossandisaac.com
With a desire to preserve romantic tales through photography, Leigh Anna Thompson takes a documentary, storytelling approach to weddings. Her style makes even the most camera-shy feel at ease. Her work has been featured on Brooklyn Bride and Style Me Pretty, among other sites and publications. From $4,000.
Olli Studio336 W. 37th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 900; 212-239-8511; ollistudio.com
Self-described as a ninja for his unintrusive, stealthy approach, photographer Don and cinematographer Moo Jae deliver both journalistic and artistic modern images that tell the story of the wedding day—from the moment the bride slips into her dress to the groom paying the DJ at the end of the night. Packages start at $2,950. (good value)
1. Art Beauty Life: Jenny Ebert Photography857-891-5689
Ebert spent many years as a documentary photographer before turning her detail-oriented eye to weddings. Expect photos that capture unexpected and intimate moments such as the bride reapplying her lipstick or a mother straightening her daughter’s train. Packages start at $6,900.
Our Labor of Love323-379-9324; ourlaboroflove.com
These photographers’ crisp, life-filled photos make you wish you could relive the party over and over. Their photo-booth division, Smilebooth, is an attractive entertainment option for cocktail hour. Photography packages start at $6,500. Photo-booth pricing start at $1,250.
Parsimonious Pictures917-628-1432; parsimoniouspictures.com
Ryan Muir’s photo studio captures both quiet and action-packed moments in a manner that appears easy and unstudied. He might snap a bride raising a wineglass on the dance floor or another bumming a cigarette from a guest. From $3,000. (good value)
Patricia Kantzos Photography250 W. 93rd St., nr. Broadway, Penthouse E; 917-608-9074; kantzos.com
Kantzos, who studied at the International Center of Photography, is known for her elegant Vermeer-esque use of light. She shoots in both film and digital and has been published in Vogue and Brides. Her basic package starts at $3,000.
Peter Doyle Photography917-621-5407; peterdoylephoto.com
This 20-year photo veteran has had work exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His pricing packages are designed to be customized with à la carte options, such as photo albums, a professionally lit portrait station, and color or black-and-white digital photography. For $2,100, you get six hours of shooting and a web gallery. (good value)
Philippe Cheng Photography212-627-4262; philippechengweddings.com
Philippe Cheng brings an artistic flair to wedding photography, turning the small details—the bouquet, the bride’s shoes—into striking images. He has studios on the Upper West Side and the Hamptons. Prices upon request.
Photo Pink917-968-4366; photopinknyc.com
Inspired by fashion editorials, this Brooklyn collective has three artists, all with degrees in photography and a drive to make artful, edgy wedding images. From $4,500.
Rabbani & Solimene Photography917-549-6763; rabbanisolimene.com
Sherly Rabbani and Josephine Solimene have worked in the fashion and entertainment industries for more than ten years. Their work has been published in Vogue, Glamour, and Martha Stewart Weddings, making these seasoned vets popular among brides who want candid, magazine-worthy photos. From $3,800 for six hours of coverage, two shooters, and a disc of hi-res images. (good value)
Radhika Photography646-519-4493; radhikaphotography.com
For more than 20 years, award-winning photojournalist Radhika Chalasani has been documenting people and events around the world, including in Vietnam and post-Katrina New Orleans. She incorporates classic storytelling with informal portraiture to render candid images. Day-of coverage for eight hours from $4,000; handcrafted albums from $1,200.
Raquel Reis Photography635 E. 9th St., nr. Ave. C, Ste. 7; 917-575-8323; raquelreis.com
A favorite to shoot fellow photographers’ or filmmakers’ nuptials, Reis has a fresh, smart approach, and she’s available for destination weddings. Rates start at $6,500 for Reis, $5,500 for one of her associates; custom albums from $750.
Readyluck is a collective of photographers who specialize in enduring photojournalism balanced with contemporary portraiture. Their work has appeared in Martha Stewart Weddings and the New York Times, as well as in other wedding publications and on blogs. Custom coverage (from $6,000 to $10,000) includes a second photographer, edited hi-res files, and either a custom album or a $500 credit for prints.
Rebecca Yale Photographer310-562-8377; rebeccayaleportraits.com
Yale, who splits her time between New York and Los Angeles, combines a love of fine art and a background in photojournalism to snap candid moments between the bride and groom. With a B.A. in photography from NYU and experience working on documentary-style projects for UNICEF and the World Wildlife Fund, Yale’s talent lies in her storytelling. Packages starting at $7,500.
Renzi & Hawkens Studio646-717-3965; renzi-hawkens.com
Husband-and-wife team Jude Hawkens and Gina Renzi have been photographers for the Metropolitan Opera and have worked with the best wedding and event planners in the industry. They bring their artistic sensibility (he was trained as a filmmaker and she as a painter) to each wedding they shoot. They can be hired individually or together. Prices upon request.
Richard Jopson Weddings646-221-7137; rjweddingsnyc.com
Jopson has been shooting weddings in and around New York since 2003. He’s praised for his ability to capture relaxed, candid moments against stunning backdrops. He custom-designs all album photos himself. From $3,600. (good value)
Robert & Kathleen Photographers212-518-1612; robertandkathleen.com
With an emphasis on storytelling, husband-and-wife team Robert and Kathleen Trenske have been photographing weddings for over ten years, using digital and medium-format film cameras for a look that is modern and yet timeless. They pride themselves on an ability to make couples feel comfortable in front of the camera. Full coverage starts at $6,500, or $4,500 for an associate.
Robert London Photography508 W. 26th St., nr. Tenth Ave., Ste. 318; 212-929-8595; robertlondon.com
London launched his career as an editorial photographer for such magazines as Cosmopolitan and expanded into weddings more than 15 years ago. Describing his style as “artistic reportage,” London strives to show private moments, with guests unaware of his presence. Complete coverage with an album starts at $3,500; basic coverage from as low as $575. (good value)
Roey Yohai Photojournalists917-796-3822; roeyyohaiphotography.com
Acclaimed editorial and travel photojournalist Yohai brings a genial realism to his wide-shot wedding photography. His work has been featured in magazines like Martha Stewart Weddings and even for the cover of the New York Public Library brochure. Packages start at $10,000 for Yohai or $6,000 for an associate and include eight hours of coverage, an online gallery, and hi-res images.
Ron Holtz Photography25 W. 31st St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-738-9398
After a career as an advertising and magazine photographer, Ron Holtz turned his lens to weddings around ten years ago. He prides himself on his eye for detail and finding moments that make each wedding distinctive. Custom albums, fine-art prints, and slideshows are included with each wedding package. Prices upon request.
Ross NYC917-453-8203; rossnyc.com
This contemporary artist, who has taught photography classes at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, loves to shoot nontraditional and humorously random photos, such as a bride surrounded by men in Speedos on a New York street. Wedding packages start at $4,500.
R. Wagner Photography917-971-3012; rwagnerphotography.com
Robert Wagner and his team have worked weddings far and wide—New York, France, Switzerland, India, and Italy. Wagner’s background in black-and-white images makes him a standout for brides looking for artistic, magazine-quality shots. From $6,500.
Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company419 Park Ave. S., nr. 29th St., Ste. 1302; 212-633-0502; sarahmerians.com
This seasoned vet and her team of photographers have been shooting tristate weddings for almost three decades. Their work has been published in the New York Times and Town & Country. Pricing starts at $5,000.
- 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 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.
- 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.