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Erik Ekroth Photography


Before the big day arrives, Ekroth takes time to learn details about the couples he shoots and the important people in their lives. His documentary style captures the spectrum of wedding scenes and settings—natural portraits, sweeping landscapes, sparkling interiors, and elegant formal shots. From $2,600 for four hours of coverage.

Erik Freeland Photography


For more than a decade, Freeland has trekked the world photographing everything from Korean tea ceremonies to events in the Vatican. He has worked for such publications as Time and the New York Times, and he frequently traveled with Bill Clinton. Prices upon request.

Eva Dahl


Swedish expat Dahl brings a fine-art sensibility to her photos (she exhibits both here and abroad), capturing hidden beauty and fleeting moments throughout the day. It’s a method that has made her popular with local creative types—fashion designers, artists, and photo editors among them. Prices upon request.

Fadi Kheir Photography


Award-winning photographer Kheir has a client list that includes rock stars such as Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and country icon Willie Nelson. Focusing on candid shots that crystallize the emotions of the day, Kheir also creates albums. Packages start at $4,250 for eight hours of coverage, including hi-res files.

Farnaz K Studio


Fashionista brides gravitate to the fun-loving studio run by Farnaz. A fashion photographer with more than ten years of experience (her work has been published in magazines like Elle), she snaps stylized, model-like portraits of brides that draw heavily on that genre’s technique and imagery. She also does videography. Prices upon request.

5 West Studios


Spencer Lum and 5 West Studios can turn a wedding day into an elaborate photo story that puts the average coffee-table book to shame. He converts digital film to prints on his in-house archival printer and offers full-day coverage. Packages start at $3,995; day-of videography, DVDs, and raw footage are also available (from $2,395).

4Eyes Photography


Kellie Walsh and Rupert Rogers are award-winning wedding and fashion photographers who shoot as a team. Specializing in intimate imagery, they showcase the personalities of the couple by catching the day’s spontaneous moments. They’ve also shot destination weddings in places such as Hawaii and Sweden, and for the nuptials of celebrities like Alyssa Milano. From $5,000.

Fred Marcus Studio

245 W. 72nd St., nr. Broadway; 212-873-5588;

Ivanka Trump and Eddie Murphy are just a couple of this elite team’s high-profile clients; their work has been published in glossies like GQ and The New York Times Magazine. In business since 1941, father-and-son duo Andy and Brian Marcus and their associates specialize in both classic portraiture and candid photography. They also offer videography (from $5,900). Photo packages from $9,500.

Funico Studios

363 E. 76th St., nr. First Ave.; 646-234-8927;

Husband-and-wife team Alice and James Thompson have won numerous awards for their high-drama wedding photos. Shots can be as simple as a single tear or as elaborate as ecstatic newlyweds walking through a gauntlet of bubbles blown by their guests. Packages start at $3,200 for eight hours with one photographer. Videography also available. (good value)

Gabrielle Plucknette


Plucknette’s candid documentary-style pictures are a natural offshoot of her years of experience working as a photo editor at newspapers and magazines (including New York). For one upstate wedding in the Catskills for a couple who loved hiking, Plucknette borrowed a golf cart and drove the bride and groom to a lookout point overlooking a valley. From $3,400.

G.E. Masana Photography Artworks


Documentary photographer Masana uses his artist’s eye to capture the emotion of unscripted moments. His work has been published in Town & Country Weddings, Brides, and Martha Stewart Weddings, among others. Prices upon request.

Greg Kessler Photography

34-37 84th St., Jackson Heights; 718-726-8315;

Kessler made his name taking pictures of musical acts such as Phish, Dave Matthews Band, and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. Shooting weddings for the past 15 years, he excels at freezing quirky moments such as couples jumping during the cocktail hour. Prices start at $3,500 and include six hours, an assistant shooter, online proofs, and a flash drive of hi-res images. (good value)

Gruber Photographers

15 W. 26th St., nr. Broadway, second fl.; 212-262-9777;

Terry Gruber pioneered the shift toward photojournalistic wedding photography 25 years ago. The city’s top wedding planners seek out his team of photographers, who are skilled at capturing the splendor of lavish settings such as the Pierre and the Plaza. Both film and digital options are available. From $6,500.

Gulnara Studio


A former photojournalist for the Associated Press, Gulnara Samoilova has three decades of experience, which includes shooting the Olympics in Atlanta and Salt Lake City, fine-art projects, and documenting celebrities such as Charlize Theron and Jude Law. She also received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her photo coverage of September 11. From $4,700 for Gulnara; $4,000 for an associate.

Guy Heart Studio

630 Ninth Ave., nr. 44th St.; 646-338-2878;

As the resident photographer at the Waldorf Astoria and several other New York venues, such as the Roosevelt Hotel and the New York Botanical Garden, Heart knows how to make artificial light look natural and find the most exquisite backdrops to add atmosphere. He also does videography. Prices start from $3,500.

Hales Studio


Couples are often reassured by Rebecca Hales’s detail-oriented approach, from the initial consultation to creating a list of dream images to the box of chocolates that arrives with the final prints. Packages from $4,200.

Hamptons-Wedding Photography


Photographer Jonathan Bloom, based in Amagansett and New York City, boasts 20 years of experience. His work regularly appears in Travel + Leisure. From $4,200. (good value)

Hancock Weddings

68 Jay St., nr. Front St., Ste. 406, Dumbo; 917-783-9520;

Nelson Hancock, who shot his first wedding in 1998, describes his style as fun, low-key, and romantic. He can work alone ($3,800) or with two shooters and a photo booth with on-site printing ($5,500). Upon request, he also uses film and vintage cameras.

Heather Phelps-Lipton Weddings


A Couples’ Choice Award winner, Phelps-Lipton shoots weddings with a photojournalist’s eye and a passion for the small moments that make big events memorable. Her photography has appeared in the New York Times, and her subjects have included the only farmer to win a MacArthur “genius” grant, rock band the National, and playwriting collective 13P. Packages start at $4,800.

Heather Waraksa Photography


With a background in fashion and editorial photography, down-to-earth Waraksa is known as a “photographer’s photographer” who produces vibrant, playful images by getting right into the scene. This Brooklyn­based shooter will travel for destination weddings. Prices start at $8,500.

Heathwood Photography


William Fredericks has over 20 years of experience shooting weddings and commercial photography. Rates start at $2,000 and include an online gallery and all hi-res images. (good value)

Image Singuliere


Known for her delicate sensibility, French shutterbug Virginie Blachère focuses on the tiny, revealing moments that make each wedding special—from table settings to scenes with friends. Her work has been published in Martha Stewart Weddings and French Elle, and she will travel worldwide on assignments. From $5,500.

Inbal Sivan Photography


Sivan studied photography in Israel and in the U.S. at the School of Visual Arts. She is a lighting specialist who has taught the subject for several years—which comes in handy when working in dark, cavernous event spaces. From $2,600 for four hours, with each additional hour $300. (good value)

Ira Fox Photography

60 Gramercy Park N., nr. Park Ave. S.; 212-989-2345;

This seasoned pro captures honest, beautiful images in a photojournalistic style that is unobtrusive yet revealing. His work has appeared in the New York Times and in the Huffington Post. Prices start at $3,800. (good value)

Ira Lippke Studios

111 W. 17th St., nr. Sixth Ave., fourth fl.; 212-620-3900;

Lippke’s clean style is in demand on both coasts. When he and his collective of photographers and filmmakers are not shooting weddings, they travel the world, working with nonprofits to document their humanitarian efforts. Lippke has been listed as one of the top ten wedding photographers by American Photo and has been featured in Inside Weddings and Martha Stewart Weddings. From $12,000.

Jami Saunders Photography

Saunders shoots all kinds of weddings, from Hollywood affairs to backyard barbecues. She prefers soft, natural tones over bold, high-contrast images. Packages include eight hours of photography, two photog­raphers, hi-res files, and an online gallery. From $7,500.

Jamie Watts Photographs


Watts works only in digital, tailoring his lighting to capture the true ambience of locations, from dimly lit banquet halls to sun-kissed fields. Packages start at $5,000 and include proofing, web posting, and shared copyright to all photos. Custom books and albums also available.

Jami Saunders Photography

Saunders shoots all kinds of weddings, from Hollywood affairs to backyard barbecues. She prefers soft, natural tones over bold, high-contrast images. Packages include eight hours of photography, two photog­raphers, hi-res files, and an online gallery. From $6,000. (good value)

Jang Photographers


Lina Jang has an eagle eye that allows her to freeze details such as sun glinting off a diamond onto a bride’s shoe. Her daily fee begins at $2,800; the package includes a second photographer, a hi-res DVD, and online proofing. (good value)

Jason Walz Photography


With a background in fine-art photography and a scrupulous eye for detail, Walz captures the fleeting events and emotions of the wedding day in lively, expressive images. He’s known for being a breeze to work with. Comprehensive packages include ten hours of coverage, an album, and more. From $7,000.

Jeff Tisman Photography


Having kick-started his career shooting bands such as the Black Crowes, Tisman developed an off-the-cuff style. In true rock-star fashion, he doesn’t follow a set of rules, believing that every wedding deserves a fresh approach that suits the couple. From $4,950.

Jen Huang Photography


Huang considers herself both a photographer and creative director, as evidenced by her beautifully composed, luminous wedding photography. She has covered nuptials from New York to Malibu, and her work has been featured in numerous bridal magazines. Prices range from $8,000 to $15,000, or from $5,000 for an associate.

Jessica Todd Harper


Published in Martha Stewart Living and O: The Oprah Magazine, Harper makes art out of weddings. Steering clear of portrait shots, she emphasizes composition and focuses on highlighting intimacy. To give her full attention to every project, she seldom shoots more than five weddings a year. From $3,300.

Jimmy Ryan Photography


Ryan’s background in landscape and live-music photography made for an easy transition into weddings. For more than 12 years, he’s photographed weddings all over the world, adding a touch of Old Hollywood romance. For example, he might take shots of newlyweds peering down from a castle turret or replicating the iconic Robert Doisneau kiss in front of the Flatiron Building. Full-day packages with two photographers start at $5,000.