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Sarah Tew Photography917-374-4346; sarahtewphotography.com
Tew likes shots that emphasize atmosphere as well as the couple and guests. Comprehensive packages include eight hours with Tew and an assistant, an engagement shoot, an archival disc set, and a credit toward the album. Prices upon request.
Sara Wight Photography917-648-3968; sarawightphotography.com
Wight’s inspired, refined approach to wedding photography stems from her fine-art background. She produces simple, beautiful images, capturing the uncomplicated charm of stolen glances or guests laughing. From $6,000.
Sarma & Co. Photography917-470-9773; sarmaandco.com
Sarma Ozols’s past in editorial portraiture influences her business. Couples thank her for graceful posed shots in which neither props nor setting upstage the subjects. Ozols consults couples in advance to plan a smooth session that leaves plenty of time for the wedding parties to enjoy cocktail hour. For candid coverage of the day, Ozols leads a team of two and has traveled as far as Colorado and Canouan Island. From $5,000 for eight hours. /p>
Sasha Chou Photography
Chou’s style is soft and intimate, and is known for for creating beautiful photos amid the chaos of landmarks like Grand Central or the Brooklyn Bridge. Chou has a team based in Venice, Italy. Prices start at $2,800.
Scott Whittle Photography917-771-3285; scottwhittle.com
Whittle, who has an M.F.A. in photography from the School of Visual Arts, turns out sophisticated candids with artistic flair. In addition to standard-format and digital cameras, he shoots with a panoramic camera and a “toy” Holga to render diverse, painterly photographs. From $4,500.
Sharon Schuster17 Jay St., nr. Greenwich St., Ste. 2; 212-670-7877; sharonschuster.com
Schuster, who has shot for the “Vows” column in the New York Times, uses her background in film, fashion, and journalism to tell stories. She captures telling details, such as a laugh from the bride as she says, “I do.” From $6,500, including an online gallery.
Shira Weinberger Photography1510 Lexington Ave., at 97th St; 646-467-4637; shiraweinberger.com
Weinberger brings an energy to her photography that allows her to keep shooting with gusto even 12 hours into a wedding. She’s familiar with different types of ceremonies, from Orthodox Jewish to Indian and knows how to capture the best of each. Her main package ($8,800) includes unlimited shooting, a second photographer, retouching, an online slideshow, a hi-res DVD, 150 prints, and an image gallery.
Silk Studio315 W. 39th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 708; 212-494-0004; silkstudioweddings.com
Married couple Shari and Joshua Silk shoot as a collaborative team, merging their distinct yet complementary artistic styles to yield high-drama images. Packages start at $3,500 and include a custom mobile app. By appointment only.
Sofia Negron Photography917-975-6167; sofianegron.com
To tailor wedding coverage, dancer turned photographer Negron uses a “get to know you” engagement-portrait session to learn as much as she can about her clients. She’s been published in Harper’s Bazaar and The Wall Street Journal. Prices upon request.
Stacey Ilyse Photography201-925-0160; staceyilysephotography.com
While studying fine-art photography (she worked with photographer David LaChapelle), Ilyse developed a keen understanding of light’s nuances, which she applies to wedding assignments. The blog she maintains gives prospective clients an understanding of her style. From $4,500.
STAK Photography32 Union Square E., nr. 16th St., Ste. 816; 718-908-6753; getstak.com
Steven Young’s boutique wedding studio has shot award-winning images both locally and around the globe in places such as Europe, Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica. With a focus on the bride’s and groom’s interactions with friends and family, STAK’s images often reveal powerful aspects of relationships and emotions. Prices upon request.
Stephanie Badini Photography212-966-9524; stephaniebadiniphotography.com
An instructor at the International Center of Photography, Badini cut her teeth working alongside celebrity photographer Julie Skarratt and is a regular at New York society galas. She has shot Kanye West and Gisele Bündchen, among others. Her classic photos capture everything from minute details to large groups, and she frequently shoots destination weddings. From $6,000 for Badini and one assistant.
Stephanie Reinish Photography347-455-0949; stephaniereinish.com
Reinish takes a fun and relaxed approach, snapping dreamy, lush images that capture each couple’s special dynamic: One pair posed in goofy glasses, while another stole a kiss post-ceremony. Prices upon request.
Steven Rosen Photography718-625-7076; stevenrosenphotography.com
This award-winning photographer is as adept at capturing fleeting moments as he is at using stillness, light, and shadow to create striking portraits. Rosen welcomes all couples and is proud of his 100-plus same-sex weddings. Prices range from $600 for an elopement to $4,500 for a full day.
Steve Worth Photography555 Fifth Ave., nr. 46th St., 14th fl.; 212-986-5730; steveworth.com
Worth and his wife, Kira Yustak, cover the wedding from every angle: While Worth enjoys snapping action and candid shots, Yustak has a knack for details and the day’s more unusual moments. They also work separately; packages start at $1,950. (good value)
Studio A Images201-222-6964; studioaimages.com
Photographer Adena Stevens takes a documentary approach to capturing weddings, with an eye for telling a story that is unique to the couple (whether that be funky or quietly elegant). Prices start at $4,000.
Studio Saldana205 E. 42nd St., nr. Third Ave.; 603-401-7077; studiosaldana.com
This photography studio goes after unconventional shots—picture a bride wading waist-deep in her gown in a Caribbean cove and flower girls spinning wildly before the ceremony. Packages start at $3,350 and six hours of shooting, two photographers, consultation, an online slideshow, and a DVD with full-resolution files.
Stylish & Hip Weddings646-249-3855; 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. Packages start at $2,900. (good value)
Baker takes a cinematic approach to photography, creating a strong narrative full of dynamism—she may catch the groom mid-backflip on the dance floor or the bride in full regalia racing down an opulent twisting staircase. She also shares the most recent work on her constantly updated blog. She uses both digital and film; prices upon request.
Susan Rae Tannenbaum917-449-2265; susanrae.net
Specializing in small weddings, this 20-year vet tells a vibrant, moment-to-moment story while remaining unobtrusive—the majority of her images are candids. Prices upon request.
Suzanne Sutcliffe718-383-4977; suzannephoto.com
With roots in fine-art photography, Sutcliffe sees weddings as ongoing narratives. She veers away from a more formal approach to better tell these stories, using natural lighting whenever possible. Five-hour packages start at $2,700.
Tanya Malott917-846-1980; tanyamalott.com
Malott is a former fashion photographer with more than 25 years of experience shooting weddings around the world, often for high-profile clients who wish to maintain their anonymity. Her work has appeared in pubs like Town & Country, People, and Vogue, while a recent assignment found her following teenage Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on her travels in the Middle East and Africa. Complete wedding packages start at $15,000.
Tanya Tribble162 Dean St., nr. Bond St., Boerum Hill; 917-414-7287; tanyatribble.com
Tribble’s photographs have appeared in magazines like Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, and Town & Country. With her photojournalism meets fine-art style, she zooms in on the subtle details (place cards, menus) that make each wedding distinctive. She also specializes in handmade, leather-bound albums. Prices upon request.
Teri Bloom Photography Inc.300 Mercer St., nr. Waverly Pl.; 212-475-2274; teribloom.com
An award-winning photojournalist, Bloom has documented hundreds of weddings and excels at catching spontaneous and genuine moments of movement, laughter, and surprise. For couples who want only a few hours of coverage, her rates start at $300 per hour. (good value)
Tim Ryan Smith479-790-7249; timryansmith.com
A master of putting nervous couples at ease, Smith prefers simple, clear photos with natural lighting. Prices start at $3,900. (good value)
Timothy Lee Photographers917-941-8883; timothylee.com
Timothy and Lydia Lee, who each have more than 15 years of experience in wedding photography, shoot in a documentary style. They combine the elegance and artistry of Paris (her city) with the drive and glamour of New York (his). They specialize in film, but also shoot digital. Prices upon request.
Todd France Photography56 W. 22nd St., nr. Sixth Ave., Seventh fl.; 212-300-4264; toddfranceweddings.com
France has perfected his naturalistic style as an editorial photographer for People, Elle, and The New York Times Magazine, as well as for hundreds of weddings in far-flung corners of the world. A basic, limited-time package is $4,500, or $5,000 for an unlimited day. It includes both 4 x 6 proofs and hi-res files. Prices upon request.
Tory Williams Photography47 Bergen St., nr. Boerum Pl., third fl., Cobble Hill; 914-275-5288; torywilliams.com
A former Vogue and Glamour editorial photographer, Williams uses a documentary approach to capture the emotions of each couple. Packages are customized and include a hard drive of hi-res images, an online gallery, and a photo-album consultation. Destination weddings also available. Prices upon request.
Trent Bailey Studio212-243-2000; trentbailey.com
Trent and Dara—the husband-and-wife team behind this studio—create beautiful, authentic images, such as a bride readying her dress or a glance between the bride and groom during their first dance. They shoot using both film and digital. Prices upon request.
Warwick Brown Fine Photography212-358-1718; warwickbrown.com
Cyndy Warwick and Sheila Brown have earned international acclaim for fusing a documentary aesthetic with a flair for fashion. Their experience and willingness to accommodate any situation, such as a bride and groom who want to lie on the beach without mussing their finery, have made them word-of-mouth favorites. They’ve shot celebrity weddings, including that of Paul Rudd. Prices upon request.
The Wedding Artists Collectivetheweddingac.com
Couples undecided about the type of photographer they want should check out this group, curated by industry expert Lisa Raffo Ashley. She reps a whole stable of vendors, including photographers like Samm Blake and Les Loups, or videographers like Lovebrain Films. Prices vary by artist but start at $4,200 for a basic, eight-hour collection.
Whyman Studios646-504-5348; windauphotography.com
Jacob Whyman combines a rare blend of fashion, photojournalism, and still-life photography to create evocative and timeless images. The award-winning studio books a year in advance. Prices upon request.
Windau Photography307 W. 38th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Studio 1418; 212-781-8178; windauphotography.com
Jörg Windau’s boundless energy guarantees a fun experience and unforgettable wedding photos. He knows that connecting with his clients on a personal level makes them comfortable in front of his camera, and he’s known for delivering crisp, elegant images that are bursting with color. Packages start at $2,950.
Wrinkle in Time Photography917-715-8105; wrinkleintimephotography.com
Inspired by his background in fashion, photographer Charles David aims to show unforgettable moments—such as an at-the-altar close-up of a flower-crowned bride shedding a single tear. He’s great at finding texture and color and is always down for a destination wedding. From $2,700.
Zia O'Hara Photography917-747-9792; ziaphotography.com
O’Hara’s wedding photography displays the same artful, photojournalistic style she used while shooting for Martha Stewart Weddings. She takes traditional portraits and stills of details like the flowers and cake, shooting in both medium format and digital. From $5,000.
Zieff Photography888-353-4248; zieffphoto.com
RISD grad Karen Zieff describes her approach as “cinematic”: Think bridesmaids teetering on a cobblestone path in heels or a bride’s out-of-focus face in the back of a car. She offers both film and digital and even uses antique cameras to produce vintage-looking images. From $4,000.
- 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.