Wedding photography challenges (part 2)

Wedding Photography Challenges (part 2) Interviews with some of the best wedding photographers in NYC We asked some of the best wedding photographers in New York City to talk about some of the most challenging aspects of wedding photography. Here’s what they had to share: “This will sound silly, but I’m a big sentimental mush […]

Wedding Photography Challenges (part 2)

Interviews with some of the best wedding photographers in NYC

We asked some of the best wedding photographers in New York City to talk about some of the most challenging aspects of wedding photography. Here’s what they had to share:

New York City wedding photographer Steven Rosen Photography
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“This will sound silly, but I’m a big sentimental mush and I cry a lot at weddings. Ceremonies, first dances, toasts, and especially those parent dances. They get me every time. Thank God for autofocus, because I’m often taking pictures through a haze of tears.”

New York City wedding photographer Elana Goodridge Photography
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“For me, it’s probably the group posing. I want to keep things spontaneous and have the celebration continue throughout the entire day so finding a way to photograph the family without disturbing the flow and energy of the day.”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Elana from Elana Goodridge Photography


nyc wedding photographer Guy Andrew Photography
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“Finding the time to eat a proper meal during a wedding day!”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Guy from Guy Andrew Photography


New York City wedding photographer Angel Project by TJ
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“The most challenging thing about photographing weddings must be balancing between my personal life and weddings. That is why I take time off from work as much as I can. With all the work that comes with weddings and ensuring the best quality experience for my clients comes the challenge of balance. I think that finding balance in my life also turns around and helps me find better inspiration, energy, and vitality during my time working!”

– NYC Wedding Photographer TJ from Angel Project by TJ


New York City wedding photographer Denis Gostev Photography
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“Being able to find solutions on the fly in a constantly changing environment.”

NYC Wedding Photographer Denis from Denis Gostev Photography


New York City wedding photographer Matthew Sowa Photography
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“Waking up at the crack of dawn to set up and prepare for the shoot, but the product and the smiles of everyone’s faces is well worth it.”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Matthew from Matthew Sowa Photography


New York City wedding photographer Cody Raisig Photography
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“Photographing weddings in New York City, specifically Manhattan, pose incredible challenges to photographers. Interior space can be incredibly constrained; hotels and venues may be dark, and outdoor photo sessions are generally crowded with passersby in the background and foreground. Add four seasons of unpredictable weather: 90 degrees and humid in early August; 20 degrees and 30 mph winds in February, and then everything in between.”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Cody from Cody Raisig Photography


New York City wedding photographer Carole Cohen Photography
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“I think daily of ways to re-invent myself. With digital cameras and equipment becoming more and more available out there, and with so many amazing artists creating beautiful images, it is important to stay on top of the game. You can’t settle in this industry, and I have no idea where the years to come will take me. That thought is, at times, a bit frightening.”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Carole from Carole Cohen Photography


nyc wedding photographer Heartfelt Studio
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“The most challenging thing is filling the instant gratification nature that is our social media-filled world today. While we do have photos ready to be uploaded to different platforms within a day or two, professional cameras of this day and age do not print polaroids on the spot. Alternatively, we face a battle with every smartphone and tablet in the room, especially in instances like the bride walking down the aisle where our view is obstructed. Of course, we don’t mind guests or family taking photos. We should all just be a little more aware of each other in these highly emotional moments.”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Di from Heartfelt Studio


New York City wedding photographer Love In Theory
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“By the end, my back feels like someone threw a giant brick…bricks? at it. I totally wish I was kidding, but I’m not hahahaha.”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Jacquie from Love In Theory


New York City wedding photographer Lina Jang Photography
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“Selecting the perfect images from a sea of many can be challenging, but we always make sure we deliver the story of your wedding day in a full range of emotions and scene.”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Lina from Lina Jang Photography


New York City wedding photographer Casey Fatchett Photography
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“There are many challenges, but I think the toughest thing for me over the years has been not to fall into the trap of doing the same thing over and over. It’s easy in the wedding business to fall into a rut, taking the same shots over and over. I always challenge myself to enter each wedding, from a creative perspective, like it is the first one.”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Casey from Casey Fatchett Photography


New York City wedding photographer La V Image
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“Working around the environment and it’s rules – whether it’s a crowded, messy and hot house to get ready in or a church where the priest doesn’t let you come close.”

– New York Wedding Planner Philipp from La V Image


New York City wedding photographer Remi Malca
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“At weddings every moment is important and in every moment something special happens. Be always attentive and prepared.”

– NYC Wedding Photographer Remi from Remi Malca

 

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