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Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photography is a highly competitive (and professional) business in New York. Wedding photographers are very booked, and generally do not have free nights or weekends. It's also a rather difficult job. We have listed some of the photographers we have met at weddings on our website,, under Resources (scroll down the page).If they are booked (or perhaps too expensive for a small elopement), try Many student photographers advertise on craigslist to build portfolios. Some journalism or art majors also do weekend freelance. Be careful, of course, and correspond fully with photographers, and ask to see some portfolios.

Negotiate whether you will get a disk or online portfolio, or whether you will have to buy each individual picture from a selection. Sometimes photographer will quote a set rate for a number of pictures, sometimes for a set rate for time (2 hours, some pictures at your hotel, some at the wedding). Many photographers will meet you at your hotel, follow you walking along the street, etc., then photograph the wedding in Central Park, or wherever you hold the ceremony, and finish up with some just married photos. That sequence will probably take about an hour, but tack on additional time if you're doing 'before' shots in your hotel or home, and some 'wandering around New York" shots afterwards. Some will give you the results on a disk or on their website.