New York - Upstate Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of New York - Upstate, United States

Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady, Hudson Valley

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Map of WPJA Wedding Photographers Serving New York - Upstate

24 Documentary Wedding Photographers available for your wedding...

New York based documentary wedding photographer Danielle Gardner.

Danielle spent six years as a photojournalist and multimedia photographer for Sun-Times Media in Chicago. When not photographing weddings, she's in her Upstate New York home documenting the daily life of her... [Schenectady Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2200 (USD)
Mitch Wojnarowicz is an Upstate New York Wedding Photographer

Decades as a full time photojournalist and hundreds of weddings covered for happy clients. My deep experience is used to help you plan, and have, a smooth day. As a little brother, my skill in disappearing into the background is well developed. And I have a well developed love for fancy cake ... [New York - Upstate Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2195 (USD)
New York - Upstate wedding photographer Tracey Buyce

I believe in providing a visual family legacy. On your wedding day, I become part of your family, one of your friends. Therefore, your story is truly told through the eyes of a friend, not a stranger. Photography at your wedding isn’t about hours of posing for photos, it’s about enjoying one of the most important days of your life with the people that matter most to you. Family. Friends. By welcoming me into your world, I am able to capture all the emotions of the day – the serious, the silly and the poetic. It is my passion as a photographer to have your wedding photos depict the relationship between you and the people you love. We become who we are through our family and friends. Your photos will communicate who they are and the bond you have with each of them. As an artist, how I see and feel during your wedding is a reflection of my own family legacy. My father, Jack, was a powerful man, in mind, body, and spirit. He taught me to listen, to be loyal, to be respectful, to always be prepared, to be charitable, and to always work hard. My mother, Sylvia, was vibrant, funny, outgoing, and generous. She gave me the confidence to be myself. In the past few years I have lost both of my parents. I miss them very much. A friend recently told me, “Tracey, on a wedding day, you are the best of both your parents. You work your tail off and you’re the couple’s best friend.” In Interlaken, Switzerland, on June 9, 2008, I married the love of my life, my rock, Pete. The way I feel when Pete looks at me is what I aspire to capture for my couples. He is thoughtful, funny, understanding, and truly my best friend. Pete is the only man, other than my father, who has loved me unconditionally. He is simply amazing. We have two rescue dogs, Roxy and Cassidy and our shelter kitty Reece. I love our little family and we couldn’t be happier! I want to get to you know you, your fiancé and your families. I want to know what matters to you most. I want to be your photographer — and on your wedding day, a member of your family. [Saratoga Springs Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
New York - Upstate wedding photography by Rachel Philipson

Over 25 years as a professional photographer, Rachel began her career in the Boston area after graduating from Montserrat College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. As a wedding photojournalist, she moves beyond traditional photographs to document your wedding. Part of the story can come out in simple portraits, but she believes this intimate yet shared celebration can be better captured with candid, in-the-moment photographs. [Ithaca Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (USD)
New Rochelle wedding photography by Kesha Lambert, of Westchester County, New York

It brings me great joy to capture people, relationships beautiful things and places. I believe every individual's story is an original and their images should reflect that. When a couple entrusts me with capturing them on one of the most important days in their lives together I take this as a special kind of honor. For this reason, I take the necessary time to connect with my clients and get to know them; this connection translates in to client comfort in front of the lens and allows me to capture them in an authentic way. My photography style is modern, fashion-influenced and in the moment. I aim to create something fresh for each and every client. On a personal note I am a mother of multiples, mother of sons, wife, non-practicing New York lawyer and Co-founder at Lash To Lens. When I don't have camera in hand you will find me making memories with my husband and 3 boys who inspire me to be my best. [New Rochelle Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)
Diane Stredicke, Hudson River Wedding Photographer, NY

Diane Stredicke is a modern wedding photojournalist with a keen sense of design and storytelling. Her work blends a background in documentary filmmaking, screenwriting, and graphic design giving her work a unique perspective of your wedding day. Diane’s work has been featured in New York Magazine, Brides Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Equally Wed. Her photography of gay and lesbian weddings was featured in the book “The Art of Capturing Love” available on Amazon. While Diane is not shooting weddings, she can be found playing with her two rescues (Fig & Zoey), building ukuleles in her garage or at the movies. [Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
4500 (USD)
China Jorrin is a New York wedding photographer

China was born and raised into a photographic family in New York City. She got her first camera at six, which she used to photograph the kids on the block where she grew up in Chelsea. She studied filmmaking at Bard College. After graduating college and working in the film industry in New York, China left the States to live in Europe. There she began to pursue photography, first working as a photo assistant to fashion photographers in Paris, then working as a photographer in Prague. When she returned to New York China started to freelance for The Associated Press. China Jorrin photographs wedding throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. She brings her experience as a documentary, portrait and fine art photographer to her approach in photographing weddings. Her style is contemporary with a major photojournalistic emphasis. While remaining unobtrusive, she captures the candid and key moments that create an intimate and beautiful record of the day. [Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3250 (USD)
Montreal wedding photographer Esther Gibbons - Canada

Esther Gibbons is a wedding, event and portrait photographer based in Montreal, Quebec. Her photography is natural and authentic, with a focus on documenting real moments between people. She works tirelessly and has terrific timing to catch people at their best. Her down-to-earth, friendly approach puts couples at ease and helps create natural portraits. She began shooting weddings in 2009, while studying photography at Concordia University. Since then, she has photographed weddings of all types, from intimate family getaways in the Quebec countryside, to huge celebrations at Montreal’s largest wedding venues. She especially loves being able to witness each wedding day from behind-the-scenes and having privileged access to tell each couple’s story. Thanks to Montreal’s multicultural character, she is also lucky to photograph weddings from a diverse range of cultures. [Montreal Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (CAD)
New Jersey wedding photographer Todd Laffler.

After high school I went on to earn my BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, one of the nation’s top ranked Art Schools. College laid down the foundation for my path in photography, a path... [New Jersey Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3950 (USD)
New Jersey Wedding Photography by Kelly Giardina

My photography story did not exactly start as early as Nick’s. I started by joining Nick on a few jobs and assisting him because I simply missed him on weekends. As I worked with Nick on a few weddings I realized how much I loved it and how my view of things, that were happening around me, was changing. I decided to pick up a camera one wedding, and I have never put it down. Something about capturing such an important day, while having a blast with the person you love most in the world next to me, had me hooked! That and I loved making sure people did not get crappy photos like mine! I was also very lucky because shooting became second nature to me before I knew it. I am a nosy person by nature and I always say the camera has given me an excuse to be this way without being creepy. Needless to say, my style is very much photo-journalistic. A previous client said I was like a ninja sniper with my camera and I could not have received a better compliment. As for the rest of my life, I love being a wife, mother, spreadsheets, being organized, a clean house, planning events, Reality TV and Pizza Hut. (Shhh, I come from an Italian family so don’t tell my Grandma) The math is simple. Nick+Kelly=Great Team. We hope that we've offered a little peek into our family and that we haven't scared you too much! We look forward to getting to know you and yours. Thank you for considering us for your special occasion! [New Jersey Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3995 (USD)
Jacob Hannah is a Vermont wedding photographer that has a degree in Photojournalism and spent six years working as a newspaper photojournalist

Jacob graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006 with a degree in Photojournalism. He then spent six years as a newspaper photojournalist in New York and Nebraska, before moving back to his home state... [Burlington Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5200 (USD)
Cleveland, OH Wedding Photographer Dennis Crider

Hello there! Welcome to Dennis Crider Photography. I am a wedding documentary-styled photographer in Cleveland Ohio but open to destination weddings around the world. Weddings have been a tradition for centuries in every culture. Your photographer shouldn't be so traditional. I know each wedding is different because YOU are different. You want something tailored to show your personality and style. That's what I do. I document your story and your family/friends. Not the traditional style of pictures you receive from the "Guy with a camera selling his services for next to nothing". Q: What influences me to capture those tender yet fun moments? A: To make each wedding I do, better than the last one. Q: How many weddings do you shoot per year on average? 18 Q: What photography internships or apprenticeships have contributed to your training/education? A: Obsession with America's best and what makes them the best. Q: What other photography interests do you have besides shooting weddings? A: Shooting for 5 years, besides hanging out with my 2 kids and my wife, this is it. This is my passion. Q: What makes you stand out above the crowd of photographers: A: a chair to stand on. If no chair, I jump really high. I want to go beyond good and be original with style. It's a passion to capture the best non-fake, unscripted and organic moments of your day that showcases your wedding. Not to recreate the 100 other previous weddings. [Cleveland Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (USD)
Denis Gostev employs a non-intrusive approach to his NYC wedding photography

After spending years photographing sports, Denis has developed a keen eye and intuition for capturing natural, emotional, and long lasting moments using a non-intrusive approach to wedding photography. [Manhattan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
David Butler, wedding photographer in Connecticut.

David works as a documentary style wedding photographer in Connecticut and specializes in photojournalistic wedding photography. [Hartford Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2800 (USD)
Vermont wedding photographer Geoff Hansen calls Tunbridge home. He has been a newspaper photojournalist for decades.

With a love of documentary photography that touches everything I do, I have had the privilege of photographing hundred of weddings throughout New England since 1994. I approach my work with respect for the subject, gentle humor and letting events play out naturally in time. I began photography at 13 years old, growing up in South Dakota. After studying photojournalism at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, I have been a part of the Valley News in Lebanon, N.H., since 1989. I am now the photo editor in a newsroom full of talented and funny journalists. I have done photography for a dozen books, including The Joy of Keeping Chickens and Harvest: A Year in the Life of an Organic Farm. My photographs have also been exhibited throughout Vermont, including a one-person show at the Agency of Agriculture in Montpelier, Vermont. [Tunbridge Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (USD)
Los Angeles, CA is home to wedding photographer Samara Manger-Weil

Samara Manger-Weil studied Cinematography & Photography at Ithaca College's Park School of Communications. She began shooting weddings alongside her father, himself an award winning WPJA photographer. At the age of sixteen she was the youngest member ever admitted to the WPJA. For the past eight years she has photographed weddings on both the east and west coast, from elaborate 200+ guest affairs to more intimate weddings held in parks, restaurants, or at city hall. [Los Angeles Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
750 (USD)
Bill Xie photographs weddings from Brooklyn, NY

• Over 17 years of self-driven experience in photography and cinematography • Four years of experience in producing commercial advertisements • Specialize in filming weddings, events, fashion shoots, food, products, and documentaries • Great at capture-the-moment photography • Technical expertise in setting up studio lighting • Keen eye for aesthetics • Artistically creative • Easy to work with • Pleasing personality • Detail oriented • Punctual and reliable • Speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin [Brooklyn Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2500 (USD)
Edward Dye came from a performing arts photographer family and now focuses on NYC weddings.

Edward Dye Photography is a wedding photography company based in New York, New York. Owner and photographer Edward has over 12 years of professional photography experience. With a background in photojournalism, he is skilled in capturing the best memories without disturbing the moments. Using lighting, texture, composition, and love, he creates inspiring and timeless images that tell your true love story. [Manhattan Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3500 (USD)

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WPJA Communiqué: Features
Wedding Photojournalism Beauty Photos of the bride crossing her eyes as she reacts to her dress being buttoned up from behind
The bride steps into her wedding gown. Her mother and a coterie of bridesmaids assist her with the final touches on her hair and makeup. They primp and preen at her gown, perhaps contributing...Read more
Photo of the Bride & Groom with the guests caught in the rain running for cover.
You will be told some traditions — Hindu, Maltese — consider rain a good omen on a wedding day. You will be told a wet knot is harder to untie. You may — correctly — think...Read more

Reviews and Client Letters

Lauren & Mike

Wedding Photographer: Esther Gibbons

Mike and I finally got through all the pictures last night, and I can tell you that we had such a good time going over all of the happy moments (we had quite a few big laughs as well!). You did a fantastic job and we really...

Yana & Aleksey

Wedding Photographer: Edward Dye

Dear Ed, Your photos are incredible!! Thank You so much for turning our special day into a beautiful memory! As we are looking at your shots, we are reliving all the nuances of our Wedding Day as if we are still present at...

Alina & William

Wedding Photographer: Edward Dye

Hi Ed, From start to finish, our experience with you for our wedding photography was incredibly pleasant and easy! You are so great to work; you have great professionalism and skills. We are so pleased we chose you as the...

Stephanie & Shawn

Wedding Photographer: Edward Dye

Hi Edward, Having you as our wedding photographer was one of the best choices we made for our wedding day! You are not only professional, reliable, and prompt in your correspondence, you creates absolutely stunning...

Anjali & Neal

Wedding Photographer: Edward Dye

Hi Ed, Choosing you as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The level of dedication and precision you exhibits when taking pictures is unparalleled. During our engagement shoot, you were upbeat...

Arati & Adam

Wedding Photographer: Edward Dye

Hi Edward, You and your assistant did a fantastic job with our wedding photography! We did not want conventional ”posed” photos and you completely understood our vision. You really captured the moment and we can feel the...