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Photography & Video

It’s tempting to ask a trusted friend or relative handle the photography or videography at your wedding, but that is often a decision many couples sorely regret. Coverage of a wedding-any special event really-requires a special set of skills, and yes, special equipment too. When you have invested so much into planning a perfect day, don’t skimp on hiring the professionals who will be capturing the images that will help you remember how wonderful it was.

 

Beyond the obvious considerations of talent and fees in choosing a wedding photographer lie the overriding importance of honesty and dependability.  All the photographers presented to you on this site have provided samples of their work are personally known to the owner of this website.  While their personalities differ and each has his or her own approach, all are what they represent themselves to be.  Whether you are having a small wedding on the North Fork or on the beach in the Hamptons, or a large sit down event at a North Fork Winery or Hampton estate, you will find someone here that will answer all your needs.  We recommend that you carefully read each write up presented alphabetically below, and visit the websites of those that interest you.  Set up appointments to meet a few to find out if your personalities and schedules work together.

Alan Abrams Photography

Long Island, New York
347-738-8710
www.alanabramsphotography.com

Alan Abrams When we think of wedding photojournalism, the work of Alan Abrams is just what we had in mind. An important distinction here is that Alan Abrams Photography is truly documentary style, capturing the moments that really do tell the story of your wedding (or other special day). When you look back on this day as viewed through Alan's lens, you will relive the best moments, bringing you back to that wonderful celebration.

In his photographs, Alan Abrams has managed to capture the true emotions of the scene, along with every critical detail, while remaining unobtrusive and completely unnoticed by the subjects. Could he be an invisible man with an invisible camera? It will seem so when you see how relaxed and natural the subjects appear—as though Alan and his camera were never there.

Although he works in still photography, Alan's approach to lighting and scene setting is clearly influenced by his favorite filmmakers. He has mastered this art of painting the scene with just the right amount of light and clicking the shutter at just the right time, so the personality of his subjects shine right through the image. You really can see, and even share, how they feel at the moment the image was captured.

So when you are looking for someone on the North Fork to document your wedding or other special milestone in your life, who better than Alan Abrams, a photographer who specializes in documentary photography? Visit his website to see his full portfolio and to schedule a consultation.

Dear Stacey Wedding Photography

408 Fort Salonga Rd.
Northport, NY 11768
(631)816-4699
www.dearstacey.com

On a day that is all about you, you will want a photographer who keeps it personal, literally. By the time you are walking down the aisle, Dear Stacey will feel like one of your nearest and dearest friends-just the way it should be for a photographer to capture the moments that will matter most to you. Stacey will take the time to get to know you and understand what matters most to you. Then she finds the details, the spirit-the personality of the couple you have become-and makes photographs that tell your story in your way. It is the right angle, in the right light, at the right moment (and all the ones in between) that is the essence of the celebration, and Stacey's preparation in getting to know you makes all the difference in capturing photos of YOUR wedding instead of A wedding.

Artistic, freshly imaginative, unique and FUN all come to mind when you view Dear Stacey's portfolio. We just love Stacey's work, and we know you will too. Call now to book your date, before it's too late!

Godfather Films

4 Buckram Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560
(800) 495-5530
www.godfatherfilms.com

Godfather Films is a world-class film production company which has been recording weddings, and other notable occasions since the 1970s. And, whether your event is an intimate affair with a few close friends and family, or an elaborate multi-day celebration, you would be wise to hire the film maker your money can buy. Godfather Films is that film maker.

Godfather Films has just earned the NorthForkWeddings and SouthForkWeddings screened and approved rating, so while we are preparing a full services listing, please visit their website directly to see the wonderful work they do, and get ready to give them a call to book them for your wedding on the East End.

Kate McDowell—Kiss Me Kate Photography

(Originally Kate's One-Hour Photo in Greenport, NY)
By Appointment
631-463-4310
Southold, New York
www.kissmekatephotography.org

These days it seems a tall order to find a professional photographer with the skills, talent and vision to photograph your life's milestone in images that truly capture the mood of the day and the details that you want to remember forever. Kate McDowell—originally Kate's One Hour Photo in Greenport—fits the bill. With more than 25 years behind the lens, this photographer can turn any scene into a work of art, and does so without her subject realizing she is even there. You will love her relaxed and friendly manner as she works her camera to find the images worth capturing—the teary-eyed father of the bride, the mischievous ring bearer, the elated just married couple, and so many of the other fleeting moments that are long forgotten, but so happily remembered. Kate's style is photojournalistic, but she does include a brief formal session to make sure the people that matter are captured at their best, too.

Once you have seen the work that Kate does for your wedding, you will be calling on her for your family portraits, too. Her work is nothing short of fabulous.

Lisa Nicolosi Photography

Babylon, New York
631-747-5645
www.lisanicolosi.com

If you are looking to hire a professional wedding photographer with a photojournalistic approach that embraces a romantic style, look no further than Lisa Nicolosi.

In an unobtrusive fashion Lisa Nicolosi will be your wedding photographer on your special day, capturing the love and connection shared not only between the bride and groom; but also between their family and friends (not to mention pets too)!

With over 20 years of photographic experience and a degree in fine art, Lisa Nicolosi will document your wedding day with her keen use of light, artistic eye and impeccable timing for capturing moments that will last forever.

Lisa Nicolosi's photographic philosophy is, "Life is very precious and forever changing, it is my desire to create photographs for my clients that bring these fleeting moments to a standstill."

After the wedding day, Lisa will skillfully edit and enhance your images; resulting in a beautifully polished collection of photographs that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.

Have you heard that, "A picture is worth a thousand words?" Well, the work of Lisa Nicolosi Photography speaks volumes without ever making a sound. So, if an artistic, photojournalistic style is what you are envisioning for your wedding photos; be sure to contact Lisa Nicolosi.

North Island Photography and Films

6 August Street
East Setauket, NY 11733
(631) 751-0054
www.niphotoinc.com

North Island Photography & Films is a fantastic boutique photography studio that also offers cinematography and artistic paintings to complement their simply beautiful photographic work. Their studio is in a fabulous barn in East Setauket, but the folks of this team are regulars on the North Fork and in the Hamptons shooting weddings, engagement sessions, and just about any other type of photography you may need.

North Island Photography & Films captures every detail and every emotion in a fresh, fine art style that is certain to be one of a kind. North Island Photography find adventurously playful and fun ways to set a scene that tells the story of your day with the perspective that shows they are paying attention to every detail, and feel every emotion. No need to worry about the moments you may have missed. North Island Photography & Films most likely captured them, and in a way that will bring you right back to it no matter how much time may have faded the memory. They have found the perfect blend of fine art photography, film making and photojournalism to tell your story in images that are truly breathtaking.

If you are a fan of the painterly effect for a favorite image, North Island Photography & Films's canvas paintings will give you the real deal instead. Consider their canvas paintings of scenes of your day while they are happening. Yes, images that are painted, not photographed. Fine art indeed.

A team this talented books quickly. Contact them now to reserve your preferred date.

Sherry Pickerell Photography

Southold, NY 11971
(631) 765-4679
www.SherryPickerellPhotography.com

Sherry Pickerell's passion for her photography shows in her work. She creates images of her clients' treasured moments that reflect the love, intimacy and individual beauty of each. But just as importantly, she does this without being intrusive, quietly observing until the right moment presents itself. Then she captures images that become lasting memories to share with generations to come. Sherry's friendly, easy-going demeanor puts everyone at ease, an important trait in a wedding photographer. Her style blends photojournalistic candids with posed formals, assuring that the most important people and the most important moments of your special day are captured in photographs that you will enjoy every time you view them.

Toni Robertson Photography

1350 Marlene Lane
Mattituck, NY 11952
(631) ) 806-2720
www.ToniRobertsonPhotography.com

Toni Robertson knows how to capture the moments of your special day in a relaxed and unobtrusive manner, allowing you to enjoy your day without even noticing the camera. She is warm and friendly, and will quickly put you at ease. With an artistic style and candid approach, Toni will capture the emotional and joyful moments that tell the story of one of the most important days of your life. These images will become ever-lasting memories for you and your family.

Vivid Visions Photo-Graphics
(Photography)

Southold, NY 11971
(631) 765-3572
www.VividVisionsPhoto.com

Capturing the moment is what photographers do.  Capturing the moment so it remains vivid in your heart is what Judy Baker McCleery does.  She is the owner and principal photographer for Vivid Visions Photo-Graphics, a wedding photography studio serving the North Fork, Hamptons and all of Suffolk County.  Judy is a hopeless romantic and a passionately talented photographer with an eye for detail.  Her work shows how she is naturally drawn to the excitement and enthusiasm of the day, but also finds a unique way to include the details that every couple so carefully plans.  More importantly, she captures those oh so fleeting instances that truly tell the story of your day.  Judy has told me that she considers the couples she works with to be new- found friends, and I know she takes the time to get to know them.  Her photos convey an ease and intimacy that can't be captured by just anyone. Vivid Visions will provide photo-journalistic, candid coverage of all aspects of your wedding along with posed portraits of the bride and groom and their families and special guests.  Whether your special day is set in a church, backyard, beach or vineyard, you can count on Vivid Visions Photo to capture the moments and details you will cherish forever.