ALICIA KING PHOTOGRAPHY New York City, Hudson Valley, aliciakingphotography.com
Alicia King has a very candid and natural shooting style and loves unique couples who are willing to go the extra mile to get a good shot. Happy to travel anywhere, this film and digital hybrid photographer looks at everything with a unique perspective because she knows that nobody wants cookie cutter wedding photos. What’s the icing on the cake? Each wedding booked receives a complimentary engagement shoot! Alicia cannot wait to meet you and hear more about the details of your special day.
ARIUS PHOTO New Paltz, 845-532-6337, ariusphoto.com
Artistic. Candid. Non-cheesy. Sam and Dave are a husbandand- wife photography team who believe that marriage is a big deal. For them, being surrounded by love and having the opportunity to be a part of your wedding day is a privilege. They take pride in their creative photography and distinct style that combines artistic portraiture with the ability to photo-journalistically capture intimate moments. They love light and use it strongly, and they invite you to take a look through their website and blog.
CAPPY HOTCHKISS New York City, Hudson Valley, 917-741-2730, cappyhotchkiss.com
Cappy Hotchkiss is a photographer who has had the privilege of shooting weddings all over the world. Based in New York City and the Hudson Valley, she aims to capture the styles and moods that couples work so hard to create for their weddings. Her goal is more than simply creating beautiful images; it is to capture the emotions behind them. She achieves this using a variety of techniques from classic to modern, and she shoots with both film and digital cameras.
CLEAN PLATE PICTURES New Paltz, 718-622-3632, cleanplatepictures.com
Clean Plate Pictures is all about capturing the energy of a celebration, recording the big events as well as the unexpected candid moments. They appreciate the uniqueness of a couple’s story, and they love weddings: everyone dressing fancy for a day, the nerves, the excitement, and the palpable joy after the vows. They make being photographed easygoing and fun, so you look and feel happy and relaxed. Though the day may fly by for you, they capture the entire thing so you have visual memories that make you laugh, and maybe even tear up.
DEAR ALEX AND JANE Hudson Valley, 646-240-3745, 845-417-5451, dearalexandjane.com
With 20 years of experience in the fashion and beauty industries in New York and a BFA from The Rietveld Academie in Holland, artist-photographer Rachel Brennecke brings her background to her new company Dear Alex & Jane, founded with assistant photographer Alex Liguori. Press for her 2014 Stone Fox Bride X Honor campaign was featured in publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, VOGUE, Elle, InStyle, The New York Times, and Harpers Bazaar.
DUETIMAGE PHOTOGRAPHY New Paltz, 845-905-6323, duetimage.com
Duetimage is a collaboration between two photographers, Doug Madden and Regina Gloor, who live and work in New York’s historic Hudson Valley. Based in New Paltz, Duetimage Photography specializes in weddings, portraits, and events. They pride themselves on offering a wide range of finished photo products, from luxurious handcrafted albums and museum-quality prints to canvases, metal prints, and ceramic heirlooms. They focus on completing the process from beginning to end with a truly unique product.
CLERESTORY PICTURES Hudson Valley, clerestorypictures.com
Clerestory Pictures is a group of seasoned professionals whose work has been shown on an international stage, and they can bring this experience to your wedding at an affordable price. With an expertise in documentary-style and television special production, they have over 30 years of experience and can shoot in a cinematic or documentary style.
EMILY CURRAN PHOTOGRAPHY High Falls, 845-532-7956, emilycurran.com
Emily Curran is a wedding photographer with over eight years of professional experience. She graduated from the International Center for Photography in Manhattan and later moved to the Hudson Valley. Her photojournalistic style is simple, modern, fresh, and inspired by light and laughter. Emily gains trust from her clients and creates an environment where real emotion and spontaneity can occur, and she is happy to travel for weddings.
ETHAN HARRISON PHOTOGRAPHY Hudson Valley, ethanphoto.com
Ethan is a photographer who was born and raised in the Hudson Valley, and he currently lives in Beacon. His photography style is a clean documentary type: staying out of your hair and letting the day unfold naturally. His specialty is in finding those special in-between moments, which is key to capturing your day exactly the way you remember it.
C3 PHOTOGRAPHY Hudson Valley, catharinachristiana.com
Catharina Christiana has been taking pictures since she was a child and has always wanted to be an artist. She loves photographing people, whether it be doing something creative in a styled photoshoot or taking live action shots of a band at a concert. She can photograph just about anything from modeling portfolios, portrait sessions, and concerts to weddings, engagements, maternity, and infant and newborn portraits. She’ll capture the soul of each moment.
JEAN KALLINA PHOTOGRAPHY Kingston, 917-757-9692, hudsonvalleyphoto.com
Jean’s images will tell your wedding story scene by scene, with a romantic realism that sets the standard for the most stylish and natural wedding photography. Her work has been featured on numerous blogs and magazines, and she has been awarded The Knot’s “Top Pick” for five years in a row and “The Bride’s Choice Award” six years in a row.
JLM PHOTOGRAPHY Kingston, 585-944-9220, jennmorseweddings.com
Jenn Morse’s background is in fine art photography and art history. She has a deep understanding of photo history and a great passion for portraiture and storytelling. Jenn has worked extensively over the years with a wide variety of cameras, but she personally favors her large format field camera and printing with a combination of contemporary and past processes. Jennifer offers large format portrait sessions for both weddings and engagements, along with full wedding coverage shot in both digital and film.
JOSHUA BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY Hudson Valley, NYC, 646-374-8688, joshuabrownphotography.com
Joshua is a photographer and videographer based in the Hudson Valley with over 18 years of wedding experience. His unobtrusive style and natural light approach yields images and moments that are both timeless and modern. His ability to offer both photography and videography in the same package enables him to tell the full story of the day. In addition to videography, typical packages might include albums, photo booths, or engagement photo shoots.
KEITH FERRIS PHOTO High Falls, 845-532-0125, keithferrisphoto.com
You deserve the very best for your wedding day. Countless couples have been choosing Keith Ferris Photo for over a decade. Unobtrusive and easygoing, he captures the day as it unfolds so you can focus on you. He spent his early career honing his skills as a photojournalist, so he works fast and accurately, never compromising quality.
KELLY MERCHANT PHOTOGRAPHY High Falls, 917-741-2125, hiveevent.com/kelly-merchant-photography
Kelly is deeply committed to capturing the essence of joyous memories that emerge from a mindful dance between her clients, light, and the natural world. Whether photographing you with digital or film cameras, she captures timeless photographs with a dream-like style that reveals each couple’s unique nature.
LEV KUPERMAN PHOTOGRAPHY NYC, 917-828-4430, levkuperman.com
Lev strives to create sincere, stylish images that capture couples’ personalities and raw emotion on one of the most important days of their lives. He looks for the way you light up when you see your soul mate for the first time on your wedding day, the way you squeeze each other’s hands when you get nervous, and the way your parents tear up as you recite your vows to each other. He confesses that it gives him goose bumps, and he hopes that it gives you goose bumps when you look back at your wedding album and relive the day.
MATT PETRICONE PHOTOGRAPHY Catskills, Hudson Valley, NYC, 973-868-9043, mpeventphoto.com
Matt Petricone shoots in a very relaxed style and it is seen in each of his photographs. He’s very unobtrusive and puts everyone at ease to capture those true candid moments. Coming from a background in journalism and fashion, Matt mixes the two to create iconic images from getting ready to the last dance. Matt and his team can shoot both still and video to give you everything you need in a cohesive style and package. Matt is based out of both Upstate and New York City and works worldwide for a multitude of clients and publications.
SAMANTHA LAUREN PHOTOGRAPHIE Hudson Valley, 646-320-6945, samanthalaurenphotographie.com
Samantha is an editorial and intuitively artistic wedding photographer. She splits her time between New York City and the Hudson Valley, and she loves local, creative, and emotional weddings. She has been in the business for eight years, and her philosophy—that love is the greatest story—is the driving force behind her work. She is invested in the true documentation of your love story to be shared with generations to come. What are your stories? How can Samantha help you tell them?
TERESA HORGAN PHOTO New Paltz, 917-612-2963, teresahorgan.com
Striving to capture all that makes your day distinct and memorable, Teresa will photograph the emotion, the mood, and the spirit of your day as well as the beautiful instants you may miss while you are present in your own moment. Teresa shoots in a distinct editorial style, with lots of fun candids sprinkled throughout. Every couple’s story and wedding is unique, and Teresa Horgan Photo captures each individual wedding in the most beautiful way possible, with over ten years of wedding experience.
VIVIAN PHOTOGRAPHY Milton, 845-795-6189, vivianphotography.com
To Vivian, each wedding is a special individual experience. She is grateful to be a part of such a personal affair, and it truly shows through the genuine shots she takes. She feels that everyday is a blessing, and taking photographs is the ideal way to remember it. Her camera is an extension of her hands, eyes, and most importantly, her heart. From weddings and events to families and babies, Vivian is a perfect photographer for it all.
YOUR DAY PHOTOGRAPHY New Paltz, 845-594-3130, yourdayphoto.com
Denise Edkins loves what she does, and it shows in her work. Your Day Photography offers top-notch wedding and event photography with a personal touch. Her style is unobtrusive photojournalism combined with romantic portraiture, focusing on the unfolding story and emotions of your day. She loves the unique opportunity of each individual wedding and the joy of meeting and working with her clients.