We have photographed weddings around the world, from Manhattan luxury hotels to the shores of Mexico, Saint Lucia, and Costa Rica. We provide day-of wedding coverage, engagement portrait sessions, albums, retouching and more.
Image provided by Cody Raisig Photography
Editor’s Note: for this Best NYC Wedding Photographers Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Cody, from Cody Raisig Photography.
Where have you been featured?
Style Me Pretty; The Knot; Carats & Cake
Why do couples love working with you?
Couples like working with me because I’m relaxed in stressful situations; I make the portrait session fun; I know when to stay out of their way; they recognize my dedication – that I’m truly there to make photos that thrill them!
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
I enjoy being valued by my clients and thrilling them; I enjoy the artistic and creative freedom, and the money is great!
How did you get started?
As I was switching from still photography to cinematography, I photographed four of my friends’ weddings one summer just for fun. I came away with a small but powerful portfolio. When the financial crisis hit, I put my portfolio up on Craigslist and within a year I had a viable business, successful business. It came to me – I didn’t necessarily pursue it from the get-go, but it turns out that I actually really love it.
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
Natural, beautiful, touching.
What budget range do you cater to?
My price ranges between affluent and luxury consumers.
Cody is seriously the best photographer around. His work is truly amazing and I couldn’t have asked for someone with a better personality to spend all evening with us. He made my husband and I so comfortable shooting portraits, all our photos came out incredible and he was totally flexible and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone who asked, he totally exceeded my expectations and sent over a wonderful video slideshow two weeks after the wedding as a sneak peek that was so great. Thank you so much for everything Cody- you are the best!!
Cody is the best photographer a wedding couple could hope for! He combines the best of all worlds by making a potentially stressful process for anxious brides easy and fun, while also creating a fantastic product that is supernatural and beautiful. We found Cody through my Brother and Sister-In-Law when he photographed their wedding 3 years ago. My sister-in-law majored in photography and always had an eye for great talent. She searched for months to find the perfect photographer and instantly fell in love with Cody’s portfolio. My husband and I loved their wedding photographs so much that it was an easy choice to choose Cody again. On my wedding day, Cody captured all the moments I wanted to remember, not just the gorgeous location, the dress, or the cake but the joy on my parents face as they prepared to walk me down the aisle and the look in my husband’s eye as we had our first dance. I also loved that during the reception you didn’t even feel Cody’s presence yet he managed to capture every single moment during the party. We were lucky enough to get an amazing teaser from our wedding within 2 weeks and all the photographs within one month. We would recommend Cody in a heartbeat!
My husband and I have a tendency to be a bit camera shy – especially when it comes to staged pictures. My goal in a photographer was to have someone that understood our personalities and make us feel comfortable behind the lens. Not only did Cody accomplish this, but he was able to capture moments that would’ve been otherwise missed. He was professional, diligent and creative. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to have captured our wedding day.