Since I was twelve years old- my dad gave me his old camera (a Minolta srt 101). I used to hand roll and develop my own b&w film in my parents' basement. I was fascinated and hooked for life. I studied photography at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Later I went on to practice photojournalism for state Government. I was the personal photographer to the Attorney General. In this position, I photographed the daily activities of the Attorney General and the House of Representatives meanwhile producing many shoots for the Governor. My specialty is weddings I love that each wedding is different and brings with it new challenges and new opportunities for creative expressions. Story telling through photography is my biggest passion and I feel that is why wedding imagery is my favorite.
Eleanor comes from a fine arts background that started back in London, England where she was born into a creative and world-traveled family. She studied Sculpture and Bronze-casting, working with artists such as Henry Moore, then came to New York City for a Masters in Film and Video at Pratt Institute. Equally comfortable shooting stills or moving images, Eleanor’s aim is to bring out the emotion in each and every frame as emotions form the basis of storytelling and weddings are one of the great love stories of our lives, Weddings are about relationships; with loved ones, with old friends, with new friends, with a new family and most importantly, with a new partner in life. Smiles, glances, hugs, tears, laughter and joy express what make a wedding day a wonderful time and Eleanor will be there to capture it all. Her goal is to provide a beautiful and artistic approach to your wedding photography and when you book with Eleanor, you are commissioning an artist to record your wedding day. Working in a documentary or reportage style she will capture your day as it unfolds - the joy, the emotions, the happiness. Together with some lightly directed & flattering portraits of the two of you, and some happy and intimate family portraits, and you will have a natural yet stylish record of your day.
Photography can transport the everyday moment into one that is iconic, timeless and pure magic. With her background as a photojournalist, Dana focuses on telling the visual story of the people you love as your celebration naturally unfolds. Think: natural light, candid, intimate moments captured without interruption, magical one-of-a-kind locations, heirloom quality photographs that tell your love story for generations to come.
Geraldine was born and raised in Paris where she started photography at the age of 11. She moved to NYC twenty years ago and now lives half of her time in Montreal and the other half in NJ. Her main interest in photography is capturing spontaneous and heartfelt images. Although posing is part of an event, she privileges candid portraiture. She worked for over ten years to develop a unique style of wedding photography deeply rooted in wedding photojournalism and influenced by fine-art and fashion photography. She continues shooting with artists, musicians and models as part of an ongoing learning process and through these different disciplines she constantly renews her eye, challenging herself and exploring new ways of telling your story.
Mandolyn loves making gorgeous photos, she is an award winning documentary photographer with 11 years of experience. Think about your wedding day 20 years from now, you’ll want to look back and remember that feeling when you saw each other for the first time, when your dad’s speech brought tears to your eyes, or that moment you realized your entire wedding party was going to lip sync to Taylor Swift. Mandoyln tells the true story of your wedding day, not just by setting up posed portraits, but by documenting the real moments that happen. She specializes in documentary wedding and work in central and upstate New York.
Rob is a wedding and portraiture photographer residing in Rochester, NY, however, he shoots all over western and central NY. He's married to a wonderful and talented woman, and graced with a bright and conscientious daughter who share's his playful (often corny or silly) sense of humor. His wedding photography style is a balance of photojournalism and portraiture (both causal and creative). He loves to craft photographic art, but never loses sight that he's primarily present to capture the many naturally occurring moments of a wedding day. Very often the two converge, and that's especially rewarding to him. He considers it a privilege to be given the responsibility of authentically documenting the unique story of a couple and their loved ones on one of the happiest days of their lives. Rob knows wedding photography to be a deeply fulfilling skilled discipline, and one that he approaches with fresh vigor and earnest intent each and every time. He truly enjoys meeting and working with couples from all walks of life.
Hans was raised surrounded by a family obsessed with image-making. From a very early age, he understood the importance of always being in the lookout to capture the most precious moments in someone's life and preserve them forever. Hans studied professional photography at the New York Institute of photography in 2009, and has a BA in Corporate Communication and Fine Art Black and White Photography from Baruch College. His biggest satisfaction in life comes from having the opportunity of being a witness in the most significant moments of his clients' lives. With a background in customer service, Hans understands the importance of making people feel at ease and to go above and beyond his clients' expectations every single time.
Megan has a passion for wedding photography that tells a story - that captures the heartbeat of your amazing wedding. Her style is documentary or reportage - she likes to step back and let you enjoy the most important day of your life while she captures all the love and emotion in an unobtrusive fashion.