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Maggie Marguerite Studios

347-683-3693; maggiemarguerite.com

tudio founder Georgi Richardson and her team of six photographers have shot everywhere from the five boroughs to Australia and India. They’re experts at freezing candid and emotional moments. Packages include edited high-res images, an online gallery, and a sneak-peek gallery of 100 favorites after the wedding. Pricing starts at $490 per hour for Richardson and $390 per hour for her associates. She also employs three videographers whose packages start at $2,700. (good value)

Maria Hunter Photography

917-447-4973; 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 $5,800; limited packages are available from $3,800.

Marie Labbancz Photography

609-426-1240; artofloveweddings.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 Photography

917-806-2050; 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 Photography

707-259-1539; 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.

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 Photography

melissakruse.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, an engagement-photo session, edited digital files, and an online gallery, costs $5,900.

Merri Cyr Photography

67 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)

Missy Photography

619-985-1767; missyphotography.com

The bicoastal Melissa Murphy documents the day with enthusiasm and whimsy. She will, for instance, get an evocative shot of a groom holding up his bride’s train on a beach. Packages start at $3,000. (good value)

Moss + Isaac

646-470-5266; 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 Studio

336 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 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 such as the bride reapplying her lipstick or a mother straightening her daughter’s train. Packages start at $6,900.

Our Labor of Love

323-379-9324; 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 upon request.

Parsimonious Pictures

917-628-1432; 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 Photography

250 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 Brides. Her basic package starts at $3,000.

Peter Doyle Photography

917-621-5407; 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 Photography

212-627-4262; 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 in Soho and Bridgehampton. Prices upon request.

Photo Pink

917-968-4366; photopinknyc.com

Inspired by fashion editorials, this Brooklyn collective has five artists, all with degrees in photography and a drive to make artful, edgy wedding images. From $4,500.

Rabbani & Solimene Photography

917-549-6763; 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 Photography

646-519-4493; 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 $1,400.

Raquel Reis Photography

365 E. 9th St., nr. First Ave., 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

888-744-8529; readyluck.com

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 $5,000 to $10,000) includes at least two photographers, hi-res files, an online gallery, and 200 4 x 6 prints.

Rebecca Yale Photographer

310-562-8377; 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 $6,800.

Renzi & Hawkens Studio

646-717-3965; 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 Weddings

646-221-7137; 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 Photographers

212-518-1612; robertandkathleen.com

With an emphasis on storytelling, husband-and-wife team Robert and Kathleen Trenske hang out with the bride and groom before the wedding day so they can better capture the couple’s individual personalities. Full coverage starts at $4,500. They’re also available for destination weddings, and they shoot in both digital and film.

Robert London Photography

508 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 ten 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 Photojournalists

917-796-3822; roeyyohaiphotography.com

Acclaimed editorial and travel photojournalist Yohai brings a genial realism to his wide-shot wedding photography. His work has been featured in print and online. Packages start at $8,500 for Yohai or $6,000 for an associate and include eight hours of coverage, an online gallery, and high-res images.

Roey Yohai Photojournalists

917-796-3822; roeyyohaiphotography.com

Acclaimed editorial and travel photojournalist Yohai brings a genial realism to his wide-shot wedding photography. His work has been featured in print and online. Packages start at $8,500 for Yohai or $6,000 for an associate and include eight hours of coverage, an online gallery, and high-res images.

Ron Holtz Photography

244 Fifth Ave., nr. E. 28th St., Ste. 2175; 212-738-9398; holtzweddings.com

Formerly an advertising and magazine photographer, Ron Holtz turned his lens to weddings some ten years ago. He prides himself on his eye for detail and moments that make each wedding distinctive. Custom albums, fine-art prints, and slideshows are included with each wedding package (from $5,000).

R. Wagner Photography

917-971-3012; 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 $5,800.

Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company

419 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 and packages available upon request.

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