Who Inspires the Top Wedding Photographers in NYC?
Fav personalities and brands of some of the best wedding photographers in NYC
We asked some of the best wedding photographers in NYC who they found captivating and interesting in the industry:
“There are a lot of other photographers whose work I admire and I am always taking classes and learning new techniques and approaches. I am also an educator myself, giving classes in lighting techniques and same-sex wedding photography. I can’t say as I have a particular person that I can point to as my one mentor or inspiration. I think it’s safer to say that I am very grateful to be part of a large, generous, and creative community of artists.”
“Life captivates me and inspires me every day. I feel as a photographer we are keen to observe what is in front of us and capture the moment to the best of our sensibility. However, by also living in the moment I feel whole as an artist & living soul.”
“I’m really amazed and impressed by my colleagues’ business skills: sales, marketing, networking and customer service. I admire the wedding photographers who have maintained studios for 10+ years because they continually find ways to stand out from the crowd, and they really paved the way with pricing structures and business etiquette that I take for granted because they set an industry-wide standard years before I started.
Of course I aspire to have the recognition and status of a heavyweight photographer like Christian Oth; but there are some really unique folks out there who are just cool as hell, like photographer Andre Maier and cake-maker Ron Ben Israel. These two dudes are just nice as heck, and really fun to spend time around.”
“I am in love with Jackie Tran’s flower work at Hello Darlington. Her style is so simple, but yet so creative and graceful. I am also a big fan of Velare Imaginarium, a videographer based in Colorado. Every wedding video he creates feels like an experimental short movie. There is nobody else like him out there.”
“I’ve always admired the patience of the level of detail and talent that a stylist/planner has to have to make it in this industry. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rachele Poplin, a planner and stylist who works for an event company out in Northern California. Her work is so clever, so elegant and so chic. I gush after I see what she’s done, from gorgeous tablescapes to clever, lighthearted events.
As a foodie, and someone who constantly watches baking and pastry competitions, I completely adore both Laura of Pip n’ Bits AND her beautiful, delicious cakes. I was doing a sample tasting with her, and I kind of thought I’d died and gone to heaven. She has some really amazing work that shines out. A stunning cake can be a true showstopper at a wedding reception, so in this case, looks DO matter. I am personally not a fan of fondant, and so when I saw what she could do with her different frostings/meringues etc. I was impressed. She and I both work similarly in that we’re calm people who like to joke around but still produce awesome work that has non-traditional aspects and total artistic flare.”