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Maggie Marguerite Studios

347-683-3693; 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 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 $5,900; limited packages are available from $4,100.

Marie Labbancz Photography

609-426-1240; 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 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.

Melani Lust Photography

65 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 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, two shooters, an engagement session, edited digital files, and an album, costs $7,500.

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

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 + 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

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 start at $1,250.

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 Vogue and 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 on the Upper West Side and the Hamptons. Prices upon request.

Photo Pink

917-968-4366; 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 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 $1,200.

Raquel Reis Photography

635 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

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 $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 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 $7,500.

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 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 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 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 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 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 Photography

25 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 NYC

917-453-8203; 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 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 $6,500.

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 starts at $5,000.

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