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Photographer Directory

A Day of Bliss Photography, Inc.

307 W. 38th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 1418; 212-724-1790;

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.

Adagion Studio


Adagion’s award-winning photography is sought out by style-savvy brides from around the world. Founder Cengiz Ozelsel was listed as one of the top photographers in the country by the Wedding Photojournalist Association and has been featured in People and the L.A. Times. In addition to formal family portraits and candids, the team can pull off richly styled editorial options. Collections start at $7,500 for Cengiz and $4,500 for his team.

Agaton Strom Photography

33 Nassau Ave., nr. Guernsey St., Ste. 1, Greenpoint; 917-306-7014;

This award-winning photojournalist’s shots are rarely posed, always dynamic, and often brimming with emotion and humor. He is as adept at catching quiet wedding prep (think smiling bridesmaids wielding curling irons) as he is at snapping fast-paced dance-floor shots. Packages (from $4,200) include up to 11 hours of coverage. Digitally designed coffee-table books are also available.

A Guy + A Girl Photography

With locations in New York and Los Angeles, the award-winning Michael Kelley and Lauren Saldutti take fun, artful shots, such as a giggling cake-spattered bride or a row of bridesmaids throwing their bouquets into the air. Prices upon request.

Alex Z Photography


Alex Z takes a fine-art approach to photography, capturing candid images with a sophisticated but down-to-earth sensibility. In the newly added Photo Motion option, Alex Z creates a time-lapse clip documenting the full wedding day. It’s delivered to the couple a week after the wedding. Customizable packages start at $4,600 and include eight hours, plus an engagement shoot.

Alicia Swedenborg

With offices in the West Village and Stockholm, Swedenborg specializes in destination weddings and has traveled to Brazil, Russia, and India for couples. She shoots on film, with resulting images in dreamy pastels. Packages start at $10,500.

Ali Smith & Joshua Bright


Celebrity-portrait photographer Ali Smith and award-winning photojournalist Joshua Bright, who shoots for the New York Times and several other magazines, have years of experience producing stunning wedding photographs that combine brightly colored modern portraiture and an editorial sensibility. They have shot several prestigious weddings, including Seth Meyers’s and Anna Wintour’s. Prices upon request.

Allan Zepeda Photography

172 N. 11th St., nr. Driggs Ave., Williamsburg;

Zepeda has spent over ten years perfecting his organic documentary-style photography, shooting everything from small local nuptials to exotic destination weddings in Turkey. His photographs of a recent wedding at the Barns at Wesleyan Hills went viral after he shot a couple’s vivacious grandmothers playing the parts of “co–flower ladies.” Prices upon request.

Amber Gress Photography


Amber Gress specializes in weddings and portraits for modern brides and grooms. She loves working with creative couples who want something a little different for their special day, and she blends a style that leans toward documentary with an editorial eye. Rates start at $6,000 for Amber and $3,800 for an associate.

Andrea Fischman Photography

234 Fifth Ave., at 27th St., second fl.; 646-246-7260;

Fischman captures wedding-day emotions in an artistic and natural way, from delicate black-and-white photos of the bride prepping to playful photo-booth shots of guests. Her work has been featured in the New York Times. From $4,200. (good value)

Andreas Rentsch Photography


Swiss-born Andreas Rentsch has more than two decades of experience. His photography captures all kinds of decisive moments—the formal tableaux, bursts of emotion, and other chance events that define a wedding. Prices start at $3,250 and include up to ten hours with Rentsch and another photographer, plus proofs, hi-res files, and an online gallery. (good value)

André Maier LLC


Maier speaks French, German, Spanish, and English, and he’s as energetic as a grasshopper, jumping in and out of the scene as he photographs weddings. Starting at $6,000, he shoots the entire day, with unlimited pictures, and hands over hi-res and 4 x 6 prints of each image. Album packages are also available, as are two photographers with lower fees.

Angela Cappetta


Forget the staged photo ops—Cappetta’s shots have a vibrant rawness that is rare among wedding photographers, and she manages to capture the spirit of each couple she shoots. She’s at her best when using film (which she develops herself), but her singular style comes through in digital as well. She speaks four languages and is always game for a destination wedding. Full-day packages start at $7,000. Special rates available for City Hall weddings.

Angelica Glass Photography


This bicoastal shutterbug promises to capture “incredibly sexy, frighteningly real, and hysterically awkward” images on your wedding day, which sounds potentially risky but actually nets astonishing results (think candid shots of groomsmen doing backflips on the beach and guests double-fisting wineglasses while dancing). The portraiture is also beautifully composed: Picture a tattooed bride voguing amid Times Square tourists. Prices start at $4,500.

Anthony Vazquez Photography

330 W. 38th St., nr. Ninth Ave., Ste. 802; 212-920-6082;

NYU grad Vazquez and his team have forged an innovative style that fuses the worlds of fashion, photojournalism, and traditional photography. Their work leans toward the dramatic, using the urban landscape to full effect. They’re also available for destination weddings. Prices upon request.

Art Group Wedding Photography


With a combined 30 years of experience in fashion and art photography, sibling duo John and Donna DeMari have shot for countless magazines and once even photographed the nuptials of New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin. They’ve also snapped such A-listers as Ralph Lauren and Kate Moss. From $6,500.

Ayano Hisa Photography


Japan-born wedding photographer Hisa got her start shooting for dance and music companies. She has photographed for Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Newport Jazz Festival, and her work at Lincoln Center has made her a pro at capturing action shots and other spontaneous moments. Basic packages start at $2,500 for a seven-hour photo shoot and two-hour engagement session. (good value)

beIMAGED Photography


Though she can shoot digitally, Melissa Lynn will also go old-school upon request, using film options such as Polaroid and 35-mm. As a deliverable, she makes ecofriendly accordion albums. From $2,150, including half-day coverage and an online gallery. (ecofriendly/good value)

Belathée Photography


Belathée’s signature style blends fine art and photojournalism. Once the day is over, photog­raphers Annabel Braithwaite and Dorothée Brand create a custom edited, printed, and bound album. They operate out of New York and Seattle and are available to travel anywhere. From $8,000.

Beth Keiser Photography


Keiser built a career as a staff photojournalist for the Associated Press, photographing such events as Bill Clinton’s inaugurations and the Olympics in Nagano and Sydney. Coverage begins at $5,500 and includes two photographers, a proof book, digital negatives, and a custom slideshow.

Big Cake Photography

42 W. 24th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-600-4461;

Zoë Diamant brings the energy and style of a photojournalist to capture her subjects at their very best, resulting in fun, genuine, rich images. For $6,000, you get a full day with Diamant, online image preview, full image collection delivered digitally and on a thumb drive, full image rights, and a montage of stills set to music.

Blue Daisy Weddings

370 E. 76th St., nr. First Ave.; 917-439-0348;

Mariann Szucs’s photos have been featured on Say Yes to the Dress, and she has snapped Hamptons beach weddings, black-tie affairs in Manhattan, and destination events in the Caribbean. She books no more than 20 weddings a year to ensure that she gives each client her utmost attention. From $5,700; engagement portraits and proposal shots from $600.

Bob Krasner Photography


This wedding photographer shot actress Julie Bowen’s nuptials. His romantic style and unobtrusive manner result in photos that capture the feel and personality of the couple’s important day. Full-day coverage with unlimited images starts at $4,000.