I have been lovingly photographing weddings for about 15 years and I have still been known to shed a tear during the vows. Discretely, of course.
I am a documentarian, a visual story-teller. My style is modern, yet classic. I want your friends to look at your photographs years from now and be surprised by how candid and timeless they are.
Yes, I love making albums. I really enjoy seeing the project through to the end and having the opportunity to retell your story in a bound album is very special. I offer leather, raw silk, and linen albums in a variety of classic styles and price ranges.
100% do a darn album! The album is a family heirloom to be handed down through generations. My daughter and I love looking at my Mom’s wedding photographs and imaging what that day was like for her , oohing and aahing over how gorgeous they both were. Digital images are fun for immediate gratification but an album and prints will be around forever.
Almost anything. You may use them on social media, put them online, pass them around to friends and family, use them for holiday/thank you cards, and make prints and albums from them if you choose to not do this through my company. (Please be a pal and credit me and link/tag me when posting on social media).
You cannot sell them or use them to profit from. When Alexander Wang approaches you and asks to use your image for their new billboard campaign, they have to go through me…
Absolutely, I love to! I have photographed weddings in Italy, Iceland, Spain, Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica, California, The Bahamas, New Orleans, The Caribbean, and Missouri. I’m still waiting for India, Scotland, Turkey, South Africa, and Paris. Hashtag Weddingbucketlist.
I try to cap it at 25 weddings so that you get all the attention you deserve. I can, on occasion, be convinced to do a 26th if you ask nicely.
I use a variety of wonderful cameras in both both film and digital formats.
I use the latest Nikon digital cameras and I’m in love with my newish Fuji mirrorless camera which is super quiet and has beautiful lenses. And, being a big ole film fan, I looooooooove my vintage 1960’s Rolleiflex square format camera and my Widelux panoramic camera. I also sometimes throw in a polaroid, a plastic camera, or a cool 8MM app on my phone when time permits a little something extra.
I shoot everything in RAW format (meaning huge files with tons of info on them—what all professionals do) and I use almost exclusively prime lenses (No zoom lenses for me) because I find that they are sharper for me, personally.
All images are “processed” by hand, meaning they are color and exposure corrected with a few little tweaks here and there.
If you have blond hair and wish it was red, if you hate your arms and wear a strapless dress, if you wish you had Meghan Markle’s freckles, or if you wish your flower dog was a flower cat you will have to ask specifically for additional retouching at an additional fee.
If you like a heavily retouched look, I may not be your girl—I like a natural look and not a single image on my website or blog has been retouched. And since you will all be looking glorious at your wedding you will probably not want to be retouched.
I do enjoy photographing all the details that you spent a year of your life choosing, however they will never get in the way of my photographing every single amazing person at your wedding up down and sideways.
I will find a wonderful replacement who shoots in the same style that I do. I have my amazing associate, Teresa Horgan, as well as a great network of photographers. You may also choose to get your deposit back and choose your own but you probably won’t want to do that.
About 1200 high resolution photographs without watermarks (meaning nothing is stamped on the photos). You may get more, you will rarely get less unless you have a super small wedding. You will get everything uploaded to an online gallery to share with friends and family as well as a super cute USB drive that you get to keep.
Yes! The engagement shoot is $750.00 for a 2.5 hour session. They are slightly awkward at first but always end up being totally fun. We can shoot in the NYC area, the Hudson Valley, The Hamptons, etc.
Rehearsal dinners are great because the family gets used to having me around and it makes the next day go soooooo smoothly. Family members may have a preconceived notion of what a wedding photographer is like and once they meet me and see how I work it really relaxes them on the sometimes stressful wedding day. It’s also fun to have a visual diary of who was there, who spoke, who wore what, who hooked up with who…
Wedding weekends are THE BEST! That’s all.
My hope and dream is for you to relive the emotions that you felt on your wedding day and see all the moments that you forgot or that you missed. I want you to laugh, to cry, to remember every time you look at your photos how much you love each other. And for anyone looking at your photos to really feel like they were there or wish they were there. This is accomplished with candid photographs.
If I had my way, candid all day, however I totally appreciate the need for documenting the family and the wedding party. And a beautiful portrait of you two is most necessary.
You will give me a list of what posed groups you want (I’ll get you started with a sample list) and we set aside a time to do them quickly, painlessly. and beautifully.
Prices on request. Expect to spend around $4500-$6500.00.
And, yes, I will work with your budget if you’re nice to me. I like to help nice people.
I have been published a ton in both magazines and on online wedding sites as you can see if the About page.
To increase your chances of getting published you need loads of details, a unique look, a cool location, a cute story or something about you two that makes you special.
Magazines and blogs love love boatloads of details that are different than the other boatloads of details that they have already published. They love anything that is ahead of the trends. They love when you fly me to Morocco and we run through the bazaar with you two in glorious sexy kaftans chasing a herd of goats, followed by a gang of traditional folk musicians throwing flowers. Oh, wait… that’s my fantasy.
Also, wherever you chose if you make it personal. The place that you two choose says a lot about you and that makes me happy.
No. Magazines and blogs should always ask if we have permission from the bride and groom. In your contract it says that I can use if for self promotion but I always ask first.
Barns, farms, fancy hotels, yacht clubs, back yards, beaches, waterfalls, mountains, old school New York clubs, restaurants, amazing gardens, parks, lakes, rooftops, vineyards, mountain houses, Airbnb’s, museums, fields, private estates, lofts, cliffsides, City Halls, classic wedding venues, just about every kind of religious structure, and even a haunted house.
is a photographer based in New York City, the Hamptons, and the Hudson Valley. Lovingly photographing weddings around the world and in her own Hudson Valley backyard.