(Closed) Photographer in NYC

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I am using Joel Greenberg and Wendy Stewart – they have a lot of weddings at Battery Gardens, they are SO nice and great to work with, and I am sure they would have a package in that price range.  I believe the website is http://www.wedphotos.com

Post # 4
319 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Did you try asking Punam Bean? I asked her (a year ago) and her rates were ok. All I remember was her engagement session was $500 and free with a wedding package but I forgot what her package includes.

I love her style:)

Post # 6
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Use mine!!! I got married two weeks ago at the Battery Gardens also. I will be happy to tell you everything you want to know about it :-). You are the Battery Garden bride right, or am I mistaken?

In any case, we used Gulnara 


She is slightly higher than your budget (basic package begins at $4500) but she is worth EVERY CENT. I was, and am, in love with her. We knew we wanted genuine photographs that document the day. She’s the best documentary photographer out there – you know she was nominated for a Pulitzer for her documentary work?). She captures the day so well – the happiness, the joy, the stolen exchanges. And I never even noticed she was there during the ceremony or reception. Ever. She made life look beautiful unscripted. 

At the same time, we want our photos to look beautiful – you know? Every brides wants to look her best on her wedding day. Candid can’t mean sloppy. She made me feel so comfortable I honestly believed I was the prettiest bride on the planet. Of course I now know it’s not true :-), but at the time, I totally believed it. And the pictures reflected my and husband’s confidence and joy. 

Also my husband is a photography snob. His whole family has degrees in Fine Art (he’s the black sheep non-art one but he still is particular about it) and so it was impossible for everyone to agree on photography. But everybody loves Gulnara’s work. Everyone. 

You seriously must check her out. She is as beautiful a person as she is a photographer. So much so that I want call her up and hang out again :-). 

Here’s one picture of us with the graffiti on the street of New York. It looks almost unreal but it was a very genuine moment. My bridesmaids were telling jokes about the wedding night, we laughed, and tada, picture. That was, in fact, not a pose, if you can believe it. Again, life is beautiful through her lens, unscripted. 


Post # 7
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I cannot recommend our wedding photographer highly enough!  Check him out at michaelsimonweddings.com (and on weddingwire, where he has perfect reviews).  He fits in your budget and is the nicest guy!  PM me if you want to discuss more.  (He did color and black and white, but I like these two B&W a lot.)


Post # 8
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Woops it would only let me upload the one.  Well, let me know if you want to see more. 

Post # 9
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Dante Williams is amazing and in that price range!!!!!!!  www.dantewilliams.com

Good luck!!!!!

Post # 11
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

Hiya!  We are using Erica Lyn – she also shot the Gloss’ wedding!  Her prices have increased a bit since we booked her, but I believe she’s still in your pricerange.


Good luck! 🙂

Post # 12
2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our photographer is based in Philadelphia but travels to NYC, I think he  could probably work in your price range:



Post # 13
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love my photographer.  His name is Danny Weiss.  On top of being ridiculously talented, he’s a pleasure to have around and I’m excited to hang out with him on my wedding day!  here’s his website…



lots of luck!

Post # 14
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am using Karen Gordon from Karenscape for my wedding in August and I’m super excited about it. She shot my friends wedding last summer and was phenomenol, and “affordable” in NYC terms 🙂

Check her out here: http://karenscape.blogspot.com/

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