Best Wedding Photographers in New York
NYC sets trends for art and fashion the world over and is home to many of the world’s best wedding photographers. Today, we are delighted to share 12 of the biggest names in New York wedding photography, each with their own distinctive voice. Many have been published in the leading media outlets globally, and most have won numerous awards for their work. We’re honored to have them as members of World’s Best Wedding Photos and to give them our personal recommendation. Scroll down to see their work and find the artist that perfectly fits your style.
When you meet Jide Alakija, you are instantly drawn to his quiet, grounded energy, and when you see his portfolio you can’t help but be amazed by his dynamic, colorful, and emotional work. With over a decade of experience in the wedding industry, Jide is favored for his ability to put people at ease and create artwork in the moment, along with his compelling documentaries and vibrant editorials. He’s one of the most sought after artists in New York and internationally, winning a myriad of awards that recognize his brilliance and dedication to excellence. Among some of his clients are Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka; hip hop artist and producer J.Cole; acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; and Didier Drogba, the former Chelsea F.C. soccer player. Jide is also a prized Nikon ambassador. Alakija Studios has a team of three photographers, namely Jide, Tiem Okori and Ayo Akinwumiju.
Berit Bizjak’s name is synonymous with experience, luxury, and glamor in the NYC wedding photography scene as well as globally. With over 20 years invested in her craft, she works with many of NYC’s most prominent wedding designers and venues, and we are beyond honored to have her as a member of World’s Best Wedding Photos. Her clean, classic, and timeless approach appeals to clients and publications around the world because while trends may come and go, solid photography never goes out of style. What’s more, with every wedding she shoots, Berit donates a percentage to The Rainforest Trust in her effort to help conserve the planet.
Tatiana and Ryan Brenizer are a power couple on the New York wedding photography scene. We met Ryan at a conference almost a decade ago and were completely blown away by his knowledge of photojournalism and his deep experience, and we couldn’t help but be impressed by the fact that he has photographed every U.S. president since Bill Clinton. The “Brenizer Method,” a technique that allows you to create photographs with a shallower depth of field than what your lens is limited to, took the photography world by storm several years ago.
Tatiana was already an established photographer in her own right before she and Ryan met and fell in love.Together, the Brenizers are unstoppable. Innovators, problem solvers, educators, and artists, the Brenizers create out-of-the-box work consistently and draw clients that want a fun, energy-filled experience and extraordinary photography.
A firebrand and an inspiration to all around her, Caroline is a force of nature and a joy to be with. As one of New York’s most experienced wedding photojournalists and documentary wedding photographers, Caroline’s passion for her work shines through with every image she captures. Raw, honest, authentic, and energetic, are just some adjectives that come to mind when looking through her extensive portfolio.
“I put my heart and soul into every wedding and session …. I take your wedding very personally, and I’m with you from beginning to end,” says Caroline on her website, and it shows in her work.
Caroline primarily works in NYC, Chicago, and Phoenix. She has also photographed weddings internationally, and has been widely published both in print and online.
ein photography and design
ein photo is led by Tim Yun and Joseph Suh through their photography studio based in Manhattan. Known for their unobtrusive approach and ability to create artwork captured in an instant, Tim and Joseph have carved out a name for themselves as cinematic storytellers in both photography and video. Creating a one-stop full service experience from consultation to quality deliverables like albums and prints, their clients can expect seamless customer service when working with them.
ein’s style is timeless, fun, and energetic, full of poignant moments, stunning locations, and expertly captured decor and details. The width and breadth of Tim and Joseph’s artistic viewpoints and technical skills speak clearly in their collections of remarkable wedding photography.
Positive, enthusiastic, and down-to-earth, Jeff is like your favorite neighbor who happens to be a world-class artist. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Jeff, and it is always a pleasure to showcase his innovative work, from his wildly popular award-winning photos with creative lighting and angles, to his documentary photos of emotional moments. Check out his portfolio and there is no doubt you’ll be impressed by his dramatic, fun-loving, and unconventional style.
Jeff is also a family man, an advocate for the planet, and a lover of animals, which just gives us more reasons to admire him, and his spectacular work.
Joshua Dwain Photography
When it comes to creativity and consistent excellence, there are few who excel as well as Joshua, Anyeka, and their team. It only takes a glance for us to recognize their work - the angles, the emotions, the richness of the colors, and the gorgeous way they use light to make couples look spectacular. Their portfolios are full of fashionable weddings at luxury venues throughout New York, the East Coast, and around the world, and they are the favorite photographers of a diverse and discerning clientele who appreciate their unique artistry and impeccable style.
New York is the place for dynamic wedding photography duos, and Stephan Maloman and Stella Hernandez are among the very best of them. Owners of both Maloman Studios, and Shanti Weddings which specializes in South Asian weddings, this talented couple have made a name for themselves in wedding photography with their unique style that is rich in storytelling and creative concepts. Their use of light is nothing short of masterful, and their eye for composition and ability to capture the decisive moment make them popular in NYC, Florida, and abroad. With over two decades of experience, Maloman Studios and Shanti Weddings continue to create timeless imagery for clients who can’t say enough good things about their work.
Multiple award-winning NY wedding photographer Matthew Sowa is well known for his photojournalistic, energetic, and creative photography. A true documentary photographer, his portfolio invokes the photography masters of the 60s and 70s and showcases rich black-and-whites and stunning color photos that are motion-filled, complex, and elegant, all captured with an edgy, New York sensibility. We’re thrilled to promote his raw, real and beautiful photography and we’re always on the edge of our seats to see what he will come up with next.
MD Photo Films
A family-owned wedding photography studio, MD Photo Films is run by Diana and Manuel Torres, based in Westchester, NY. Parents, life lovers, rebels, and excellent storytellers, their work is deeply rooted in photojournalism, complex in composition, and influenced by cutting edge documentary and fashion photography. With an honest and authentic approach, they make outstanding photography look effortless in a way that only seasoned artists can. Diana and Manuel also provide top-flight customer service, and after photographing 700 weddings their experience is priceless to their clients.
Acclaimed artist, educator, and public speaker, Susan Stripling is an icon in New York and is known internationally for her wedding and portrait photography. Her dramatic portraiture, extraordinary lighting techniques, and overall command of her craft, have made her a multiple award-winning artist and trendsetter for the last two decades.
“My love for weddings is a living thing,” she says in her online bio. “...born from and sustained by all that inspires me” and that passion is easy to see in each of her wedding photographs, where she combines her unique vision and flawless execution to create stand alone works of art.
With a degree in the performing arts, Susan has been a professional photographer since 2001, shooting commercial portraits and weddings nationally and internationally, and her work with celebrities and brands such as Gucci Mane and Nikon USA have been published extensively. We’re so proud to be representing Susan here on World’s Best Wedding Photos as she continues to shine as one of the brightest stars in wedding photography.
Last yet definitely not the least is Yun Li. Based in Long Island, her hallmark style is clean, modern, and full of life, naturally captured in lovely black and white, and vivid color. Creative candid photos and joyful portraits fill her portfolio, and her friendly service and quick turnaround times make her a dream photographer for couples in the New York market. We especially love how she captures all the moments throughout a wedding day, from beautiful getting ready shots to exquisite end-of-reception photography created with her exceptional nighttime lighting skills. Yun Li is going places and we’re excited to be along for the ride.