Documentary wedding photographers New York

What's your photography style?

I describe it as artistic documentary. This means that your images will be mostly candid, but also focused on interesting compositions to make each image into its own work of art. A lot of your wedding will be shot documentary-style, but we'll have fun and get creative with portraits to give them an editorial, sometimes cinematic feel. I'm pretty unobtrusive throughout the day, although I tend to check in with my couples to keep things running and to make sure you're having fun. I do make sure to get your details (decorations, florals, table settings, etc.) but I definitely focus more on people than details because I find that those are the photos that couples usually end up treasuring the most. A dress photo is nice, but a photo of you looking ecstatic in your dress is even better!


How many images will we receive/will we get to choose which ones?

Every wedding is so different, but you can usually expect about 40-60 final edited photos per hour of coverage depending on what your day is like. They're delivered digitally to you in a personal online gallery, and ready to print. I deliver only the final edited photos to you, so you won't have to go through and approve anything! I only take out photos of people blinking or with food hanging out of their mouths.


How does booking work?

Once you feel all set to go, I just require a 40% retainer (plus the cost of your engagement session if you've chosen to do one, since those are delivered before your wedding), and a signed contract to secure your date. The rest is due 30 days before your wedding. I accept traditional check or bank transfer (e-check). Everything is done digitally so it's super easy. No stamps required.


What are your prices?

Local weddings start at 3900, and most couples invest in the range of 4500-5500 in their wedding collections depending on what they want to include or add on. All weddings include wedding-day coverage with myself, your artistically edited digital photos, personal online gallery, personal print release, photo timeline creation, and my photo planning packet. An engagement session, second photographer, and/or albums can always be added on as well. Because every wedding is so different, I customize options for each couple depending on the details of your day, the amount of coverage you'll need, etc. I also have special options for elopements and Mon-Thurs weddings! So definitely shoot me an email so we can start talking and figure out what would work for you specifically.


I see a lot of outdoorsy/backyard weddings in your portfolio. What kind of weddings do you shoot?

I focus on smaller weddings (around 80 guests or fewer) and yes, lots of outdoor and backyard weddings! The casual, fun and laid-back vibe is my niche for sure. It tends to work best with my personality (not afraid to get my hands dirty or lay on the ground to get a good shot) and style of shooting. I also shoot quite a lot at restaurants and little offbeat venues. If you're planning a chill wedding that's mostly just like a really fun party, more about the people and having a good time than anything else, we'll probably be an awesome fit!


Do you use flash/artifical lighting?

I use a combination! I generally only incorporate flash/additional for family portraits if we're in a super dark space indoors, and I usually will have one light set up on the reception dance floor in case I need it. I really like to pack light and be unobtrusive, so there won't be huge crazy lights in your face or anything like that. In venues with lots of market lights or that are a bit brighter, I often just work with the natural available light. No matter what, I always aim to preserve the atmosphere of your wedding and tend to read the vibe to decide when or when not to use it.


Do you work with second photographers?

Sometimes! I usually am shooting smaller/more casual weddings, so it's not necessarily needed, but there are situations when it can be beneficial. We can definitely talk about that and see if it would be right for you.

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Are you LGBTQ friendly?

Hell yes. My number one priority over everything else is making my couples feel comfortable and included. I don't have "bride and groom" poses or materials, everything is custom to each couple. The only thing I ever care about is that you're a nice person and you're into my style, that's really about all there is to it.


Will we be able to print our photos without watermarks on them?

Yes! Your photos will not have watermarks on them.


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