I have studied photography for over 14 years. I have a passion for Photography. I have gained experience over the years in many situations and with many different types of equipment. I go the distance most photographers will not.
“Photography = Moments Captured Like Time is Standing Still”
I have studied photography for over 14 years. I have a passion for Photography. I have gained experience over the years in many situations and with many different types of equipment. I go the distance most photographers will not.
hired 146 times on Thumbtack
We are the highest-rated photography and videography company on Thumbtack for the NYC and NJ area. We have the most reviews, and they are 100% positive. We are dedicated to excellence and the best customer service.
You can also see what customers are saying on our Facebook wall.
We have a blast while we photograph and video your wedding day. Our customers have so much fun with us. We love what we do, and take pride in our quality.
The photography world is over saturated with hobbyist and amateur photographers who are even on Thumbtack. They are only concerned with shoot and burn, which is photos on a CD.
It's your special day, so why settle for anything less than perfection?
We keep the 5 roots of photography:
3. wedding albums and prints
4. proper equipment
5. fully insured
We are a fully insured company, because we want our customers and their day to be protected. That's peace of mind.
We offer HD quality photography and videography. All our videography services are offered in 1080p HD. We also offer top-quality editing, and also a cinematic film look.
Corey offers a very creative angle and posing for the perfect wedding albums. We offer full wedding albums that tell the story of your perfect day.
We take the art of videography to the next level to create a personalized, sophisticated HD image suited to your needs.
We also offer traveling to destination, which means we will travel to your event, wedding, family portraits, modeling, and head shots. We travel to shoot commercials and videos as well.
Within 48 hours of the event, we provide our customers with server access to all their photos, available to view and download. From our website, they also may order prints at any time! We have every size (4x6, 5x7, and 8x10), posters, calenders, mugs, shirts, hoodies, and more.
Travel: We travel anywhere to take care of you. We have been traveling all over the country for over 6 years.
You may also check out our portfolio in HD on our website.
New York, NY 10019
I don't normally spend time writing negative reviews because I don't want to put that kind of time or energy out into the universe. BUT, I hope that I may be helping more people (future brides/grooms in particular) by speaking up, so let me tell you about my experience with Corey Benoit from Faymus Media:
I surprised my wife-to-be with a videographer as a wedding present. Initially, it was not in the budget but I saved and through Thumbtack was able to find a fair deal $1725.00, to be exact. I chose Corey because he was located in New York, he was professional over the phone (I was planning a destination wedding from Saint Louis), had many years of experience, was comfortable shooting a lesbian wedding, and his videos seemed decent enough. I showed him a few videos that I liked for inspiration, (mainly, I just wanted a few minute trailer of the day) and he promised me that he could create something better than what I had showed him.
Fast forward to the day of the wedding. Corey (sweetly) showed up with a bow around his neck and introduced himself to my bride as her "present." She was definitely surprised but because she didn't "book" Corey, she didn't know that he was over an hour late.
The rest of our day and time with Corey was down hill, to say the least.
Corey spent our wedding day interrupting precious moments to talk about the logistics of his art, and his "numerous accolades." He promised non-intrusive video techniques and not only were his techniques intrusive, they delayed the start of our wedding by an hour because he did not arrive in-time to set everything up, and over half of our guests could not see us because his equipment was blocking their view.
At the end of the evening, we were exhausted by him, I paid him the balance and asked when we could expect our wedding footage.
I had signed a contract stating exactly what I would get for the price I paid, but at the end of the evening he told me that I would have to provide him with a ($90-$200) external hard drive before I would get the video footage.
After going back and forth with him about this (after the honeymoon of course), I decided to pay for the external hard drive because our wedding footage was basically being held hostage.
Our wedding was on November 20, and we did not receive the raw footage and 5 minute wedding trailer until February 16. Corey kept promising it to us sooner, but again and again we were brushed off.
If the video had turned out beautifully, I would have said it was all worth the wait, the cost, the frustrating back and forth communications/NO COMMUNICATION, the video equipment blocking our out-of-town guests view, the delay of the wedding (which reduced our reception by an hour), and on and on....
BUT, the video is mediocre AT BEST. He did not use the song I specifically asked him to use. He did not compile the video as a combination of two brides getting ready on their wedding day, but focused mainly on one bride only. I will have to take my $150 external hard drive full of random wedding footage (because it is not organized nicely) and PAY someone else to edit and compile a decent trailer that adequately reflects the beauty and magic of our day.
Our wedding was not ruined by Corey, nothing could ruin our day, but Corey added an unnecessary level of stress that did not help make the day any easier, smoother, successful. I would recommend finding another videographer, even if you have to pay more up front, at least you won't have to pay three times like we will.
So far so great! My fiance and I just got back from our first meeting with Corey and we are blown away with the amount of knowledge Corey had about photography. You could definitely tell that he is passionate about his craft. My fiance and Corey had such great chemistry I almost forgot who was getting married! Lol. Corey is such a vibrant individual and I can't wait to see what he has in store for my fiance and I on our wedding day :)
My fiance and I are using Corey for photo/video services for our wedding. The wedding has not taken place yet so my feedback in this review is on the booking process & my experience working with him to date.
-Having booked him just one week before wedding, we were in a crunch w/ time and he made the booking process quick & easy.
-Flexible to offer options & customize a package around our specific requests & budget.
-His responsiveness so far has been very good....he replies to emails within a few minutes, sometimes seconds.
-Speaking with him on the phone was reassuring. He has an outgoing & engaging personality and he is easy to talk to. He is confident to give creative/logistics input when discussing different options.
So far, so good...I look forward to sharing feedback about his actual services after our event.
Corey was very personable during the booking process. He was able to relate to us on a personal level easily. He was extremely knowledgeable about videography and photography. He knew the newest and latest technology and was able to show us why his work was above the rest. Looking forward to see his work in action at our wedding!
Corey took the pictures from my wedding and did an amazing job. Very professional, great at what he does. Highly recommend him.
Thanks Carmen! Had a blast with you and the family.
Corey from Faymus Media contacted me right away and described exactly what he would be doing, which was so helpful since I didn't know much about the video process. The video came out awesome and he was so friendly the whole day. We are very thankful that we have such a great video to remember our wedding!
Thank you Christine! We had a lovely time with you. Thank you so much for the kind words.
Our first meeting over the telephone with Corey was great. Good personality. Really knows how to sell himself. Foolishly I provided a credit card over the phone to be charged upon receipt of contract as such has occurred with other thumbtack vendors thus far. The following morning before receiving contract I had 7 charges for the deposit taken out of my account over $2,000. I immediately called the bank reported them fraud and told them to not allow any more charges to my card from his company. The very next day yet another charge. This coupled with the horrible review about him showing up over three hours late for a wedding and the fact that he does not provide an actual contract stating times and places led us to make the choice that Faymus media was not the company for us. I sent a message to Corey asking him to please refrain from charging my card and we no longer wanted to use him. Here I am over two months later and he's still fighting my bank to keep $619.00 for a service he never provided wasn't close to providing and was not authorized to charge in the first place. I have contacted thumbtack as well and he refuses to cooperate with them. Very very unprofessional and shady. I'm a 26 year old single mother paying for her wedding with no help from family and I'm now in a fight for my own money. We have already booked another photographer. One who provides a binding contract signed by both parties listing dates times and locations. You should too. I do not reccomend this company.
We never did business with you. Its very upsetting to have received a bogus review. Spam these days is getting out of control.
Corey was very nice to deal with, but sadly he was not my photographer. I was sent someone who works for him who did not even seem like he knew what he was doing. Lets just say, I cried when I got my wedding photos back. The lighting at my wedding was beautiful, and he captured none of it. All of my pictures are bright and looks like it is daytime. I got two pictures taken with my bridesmaids, and he did not direct anyone or anything to take good pictures. My maid of honor had to tell him "maybe we should stand this way," or do this ... I was/am very upset because I only plan on getting married once and I can't get that day back.
So far I am very impressed with Corey! He responded so quickly to my request on thumbtack. His energy and professionalism is what made us choose him. We met and talked with a lot of videographers but there's something about Corey that we know is going to make our wedding day extra special. We are looking forward to giving him another amazing review when he creates and delivers our wedding video!
Hey Tanya! Thanks for the review. I will be seeing you soon. Time to make some magically memories. :)
Faymus media did a fantastic job on our special day. Corey captured our love story with breathtaking pictures. My husband and I can revisit that story again and again. Corey's pictures make us feel like we can recreate that special day again and again. Thank you!
Alejandra thank yo so much for the kind words and for hiring me. Had a blast with you guys. Wish you all the best!
"Comfortable and confident" summarizes our experience with Faymus Media.
Despite the confines of a small room and less-than-ideal lighting conditions, Corey and Hari were able to produce memorable photos and a video of our wedding luncheon. Such conditions would have been a challenge for any photographic shoot, but they met this challenge head-on. Their knowledge of photography and video production was obvious, and they worked with us and our guests to capture key moments. Corey and Hari blended right in and they accomplished their tasks while making everyone feel comfortable and at ease.
There is more to taking photos and making a video than just having the right equipment and knowing which buttons to press. There has to be a respect for the “art” and a professional goal of documenting those special moments of the event. We felt confident from the start that Corey and Hari had these qualities.
We sincerely thank you guys for capturing the best of our memorable day!
Corey was beyond helpful and extremely easy to talk to. He was professional and passionate about his career. He spent 3 hours with my fiance and me. He was thorough and answered al our questions! We look forward to working with him!!!!!!
We hired Corey to photograph our wedding in Philadelphia 1/2014. No regrets whatsoever!! Not only was Corey professional, but fun!! Corey was able to capture our perfect moments perfectly. We got off to a late start leaving little time for pre shots before the ceremony, but that didn't stop him from staying after the reception to photo us in 20 degree weather in Rittenhouse Park. The photos came out spectacular. We will definitely be using Corey again in the future to capture all of our most memorable occasions.
So far so good!!! My wedding is April 5th 2014 and then I will say how great it was. So far price is good and information was giving and explained well.
Corey is the best!! Patrick and I enjoyed working with him so much. He is very personal and great at what he does. Our pictures are so amazing and we could not be happier. You will not be disappointed if you choose Faymus Media!
Corey was a pleasure to work with during my recent wedding in lower manhattan. The pictures look fantastic and I'd highly recommend him to anyone seeking a wedding photographer...
Corey is an amazing photographer, no scratch that, artist who is a master of his craft from lighting, to positioning, to being completely flexible and allowing subjects the ability to be themselves and comfortable through the entire experience. He truly captures the moment and allows the emotion of the experience to shine through the photographs. This is why he captures memories and not just pictures and allows those memories to shine through. I highly recommend Corey and hope you will enjoy him as much as I and my (now) husband did on our wedding day.
Corey and Craig were AMAZING after everything that could of went wrong that day Corey and Craig were perfect. Very professional and courteous and would recommend EVERYTIME.
We are so pleased to have picked Corey to photograph our wedding! Not only did he walk us around central park for photographs and suggest ideas, he followed us around NY to ensure we had all the pictures we wished for. He listened to everything we asked for and made sure he captured our moments with realness and nothing short of perfection! Thank you, Corey!!!
If I could put negative stars I would. He showed up 3 hours late so we didn't get our pre-wedding photos. We received our pictures 3 weeks after the wedding when we were told he would have them done in 3 days. Our DVD arrived in the mail over a month after the wedding and wasn't even in a professional DVD sleeve or case. It was wrapped in a piece of paper that was taped and then thrown into a media mail envelope. No guarantees that the DVD would be safe and undamaged. A member of our wedding party ordered pictures from this photographer and got mailed pictures that weren't even from our wedding. Due to him being late it cost us more money to compensate other vendors for the extra time they had to provide services. He was unwilling to compensate for any of the lost time during the day of our wedding or even formally apologize for being late. One last thing. We were guaranteed 400 photos of which we got 369 and when we asked about getting a copy of the contract we signed he said that they don't give copies of the contract to the client. DON'T USE THIS PHOTOGRAPHER. You would be better off using friends and family to take your pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have never done business with you. Rebecca we have no idea why you wrote us a negative review.
Corey, Thank you again. The photo's are amazing!!!
Can't say enough about how pleased we were with Corey shooting my son's wedding on June 22 in PA. My daughter-in-law was SO fortunate to find him!!
He is a perfectionist who easily instills confidence in his clients. It was a great day made even better knowing the memories would be so beautifully captured. Thank you, Corey!!!!
This guy knows what he is doing. With nearly 15 years of DSLR shooting that begun when he was still in high school you can be sure to get good results.
Faymus Media photographed a wedding that my company provided DJ services for and out of the 13 years in the entertainment industry Faymus Media was the most professional photographers I've ever worked with. Polite, fun and the best quality photos I have seen. A pleasure to work with!!
I found Faymus Media on thumbtack and google and didn't realize that Corey is a photography teacher and has worked with some of the industries leading professionals! I was so excited to meet him and have his services for our wedding. The photos were just stunning. There is a reason why this company is#1 on many sites. My whole family is amazed with the quality of work. Corey was extremely fun, and outgoing and he just has so much passion for his work. He thinks outside the box and it shows. A true professional. Will definitely be hiring Corey again!
Thank you for making our event a memorable one !!!
Out of many candidates I loved Corey Benoit’s videos the best! That is was what sealed the deal! Thanks again for your help with such a special day for my daughter.
Thank you for my beautiful wedding highlights video and full wedding video!! You did an amazing job , everyone can't stop raving about it!
Great work Corey. Beautiful shots! We loved them so much!
When you're looking for amazing photography/videography & you're afraid of picking a photographer that wont do justice to your special day/occasion. Thats when Corey will save your day & bang out spectacular work. One of the best in NY/NJ area, Keep up the Good work !
I was looking for a photographer for my Son's Bar-Mitzvah party in June 2013 and I discovered Corey through Thumbtack. I was impressed right away by his reasonable rates and excellent communication. He sent Cynthia to do the photography and all of our guests really liked her. She took some amazing shots and we were very pleased. A+++
I hired Faymus Media to take pictures of my wedding on August 10th. I met Corey and he was very personable and easy to talk with. On the day of my wedding, he called to let me know he was running a little late, but he arrived on time to take prep shots. We chose to do a photo shoot at a nearby park, and he found the perfect location to get some truly beautiful portraits. I can't wait to see the end result. I would definitely recommend Corey to anyone I know looking for a photographer. He is a great person and passionate about his work.
We did a quick wedding ceremony at the city hall and then back to my house for a toast and cake. Short simple and sweet but I wanted good pictures. Corey gave me a fair price and the pictures look great! Even the front of the city hall looks like we posed somewhere fancy....I would use again.
Corey Benoit arrived at my home on time. He took pictures from the time my daughter was home in bridal gown until she entered the limousine. After that Corey met us again at the church, a 5 minute drive, and continued taking pictures from the ceremony and after. I have not seen any of the shots yet and feel that is the most important part of all. I cannot comment on the end product or work he did.
I was impressed with all of the photography equipment he had.
i would like to have seen him wear a more professional outfit, instead of a tee shirt and basketball pants because a wedding is a special occasion.
I remember I had recently graduated Boot camp from the Marine Corps, and my parents wanted to throw me a party. We wanted the best and expected no disapointments with the videography and photography so we ended up calling Corey. Well, that went extremely well, since we called him on three other occasions, I absolutely love his work every time. The best thing about him is he wastes no time, and captures as much of your special moments as he can. You can tell he loves what he does, he knows what he does, and that's all you need, when choosing between other competitors. Because at the end of the day, you will be more than Satisfied. Guaranteed.
It seems an overused phrase, but words truly can't describe how amazing our wedding/honeymoon pictures were! I will forever be grateful that we hired Corey as our photographer. Our pictures are honestly breathtaking. Words that have been used to describe them are "Amazing, gorgeous, incredible, stunning" just to mention a few.
BEST QUALITY for your money!! Amazing company!! Kind of can't put this company in words they were so great!!! Videographer greg was awsum!! They were early not late! just seriously can't express how awesome they were for our wedding!!!!!!
Words can't even describe how awesome Corey was.... He was professional,humorous,and a pleasure to work with. His pictures were beyond my expectations and what I imagined. I was very please and impressed with his punctuality and how well he was able to direct the wedding party. I highly recommend Corey to all of my friends,family,associates,or anyone who wants a great and professional photographer 2thumbs up to Corey,u did ur thing bro
Corey photographed my son's wedding on June 22nd in PA. He was in a word "AMAZING"! I could not have been more impressed. Corey is a perfectionist who ensures every shot is set up exactly as it should be. He spent over 5 hours with our family and friends. Corey definitely helped to make it a wonderful day. He is so easy to talk with and connected easily with guests from 16 to 87! Our next wedding is still a few years off (grandchildren), but I look forward to Corey capturing more beautiful memories for our family.
Working with Corey was great, He knew exactly what and how to take the perfect memorable pictures for my wedding. He was dedicated to me and my groom and I'm so excited to see all of my wedding pictures. I loved working with him! will refer.
Corey was a dream come true! He answered my request on thumbtack very quickly, and was very reachable and professional. He respondes to emails/ communications unbelievably fast, and he's really a nice guy. He gave me a great deal and even threw in a highlights video for no charge! When I watched the video I was stunned , he actually found the PERFECT Lebanese song to go with the video, all I did was comment at the end of the wedding that maybe an Arabic song would be nice, but I completely forgot to tell him which one. He hit the nail on the head with both the complete wedding video and the highlights video. He's amazing!! Thank you Corey!
Amazing photographer!!! He went above and beyond what was needed. He was kind and easy to work with. He had great ideas and worked with what we wanted as well. Thank you Corey!
Corey is nice photographer. He took amazing pictures of the event. We all loved it. Thanks for doing such a great work!
Corey has an eye for photos that not many photographers have. He did a fantastic job at our wedding, his pictures are real in the moment shots. His poseing ability and photos are something out of a magazine. I am extremely happy with my wedding photos and his ability to capture every special moment perfectly.
I really like to leave honest feedback, whenever I leave any. This allows for fair (although, perhaps subjective) advice to others as well as constructive criticism to those in any service business.
First, Corey is a very fair and honest person. We experienced a pretty big obstacle, facing NYC's variable traffic patterns. I contracted him for an engagement atop the Empire State Building on a beautiful April day, during which NYC was busier than I have ever seen it. Our start time was affected by about 90 minutes. He resolved the issue like a good businessman would, offering us another full session, on the house. Excellent decision!
Secondly, in terms of his photography. My fiancé and I got a number of really good shots too! We agreed that it would be a candid shot, so he could get the true reaction when I got down on a knee. He truly is excellent at capturing the moment in this capacity. Ultimately, my fiancé and I are very happy with his work. We discussed, and we would definitely recommend others to use Corey. Thanks again.
my wedding was may 3 and corey was great he made us feel so comfortable with the camera and the pics came out great i definity would hire him for another event
We hired Corey for our wedding in Mystic. He is very knowledgable & passionate about his craft. The photographs came out better than expected. We are 100% happy with Faymus Media & are looking forward to hiring Corey for all of our other events in the future. Highly recommended!
Very personable and creative with picture shots. Genuine, down to earth and fantastic to work with! Hope to work with you again soon, Corey!
Corey was fantastic. he showed up and captured the moment perfectly without being seen while I proposed to my girlfriend. I highly recommend Corey for any type of photo shoot you need. he's very creative and has lots of positive energy.
Corey was awesome, a real people person, we hired him to take pictures of our wedding , we picked the right photographer , he took great pride in his work, new his job well and it showed, we have no regrets, he fit into our wedding guests and party like he was part of the family, he was an amazing photographer and person, I would definitely hire him again or recommend him to anyone, His photo shots were awesome and he didn't miss a thing, he was everywhere he needed to be and then some,,Thank you Corey, I hope I get to meet you again !
Corey did a wonderful job working with our son.His model did not liketo smile and never wants his picture taken . Corey made my son feel comfortable enough to pose for 300 pictures and he even got him to smile a couple of times.
Corey was extremely professional and very easy to get along with. We loved the pictures he took. and look forward to working with him in the future. We will definitely recommend him to friends and family for all their special occasions. He comes highly recommended from us.
This was the first time I was ever really comfortable with anyone taking pictures of me, and I thought not only the shoot was fantastic, but the outcome was great also. They looked great and corey made sure every shot was just fantastic.
Corey has been more than helpful in assisting my company in obtaining content for our site. He has gone beyond the call of duty and scheduled shoots with clubs and took alot of the stress and work out of my hands ! He is a true professional and should be your first choice for any photo job in the New York area .
We were looking for a photographer that will do our wedding photo-shoot. I'm extremely glad and happy that i chose Corey for that. First he was so kind and he gave us a really good price. We also took his advice about the place for the photo-shoot (Brooklyn Bridge Park) and i must say that was the best choice ever! I have to admit that Corey is a very creative person and his personality and sense of humor made our photo-shoot memorable. His creation was outstanding, the pictures came out so nice that all our family have them printed :) My girl friends are also looking forward to work with him. I'm so happy that i met him and i can't wait for our next special moment photo-shoot. Definitely Corey Benoit! Thank You so much!!! You really made our Wedding Day special...
Nick and Ivona Stead
I was searching for a photographer for my nephews baptism and Corey answered my request right away with a great proposal. Corey captured beautiful photos of our special day that will be cherished for a lifetime. I was impressed with his work and would definitely use and recommend him!!!
Corey was an excellent photographer right from the moment he came in. He made my guests and I very comfortable during the entire the photo shoot. It only took a few shots that I knew I hired the right photographer. His passion and dedication to photography were apparent from the moment he began to shoot to the moment he left. Faymus Media "Corey Benoit" was everything I was hoping for and more! As an individual who is trying to build a business, I know it is key to have an image that makes you stand out from the rest. To that end, Corey provided me that image and for that I am very grateful for his work, his vision and his expertise in photography. With that said, I highly recommend Corey to anyone who wants to stand out from the rest and is looking for someone who loves photography and can display that through his work!!
I was looking for a photographer in the NYC area, I searched google and Faymus Media came up. Corey contacted me back quickly. He photographed my brothers wedding and he was very down to earth and professional. Very fun to work width. He captured all the moments of the day just as I requested. Fantastic quality pictures and the online album is great as well.
I highly recommend Faymus Media! Contact Corey he will take care of you and your event or wedding.
This guy is the best hands down! He made friends and I feel like Rockstars. Even when his car got towed by the New York City tow company, he's still continue to do his job in a professional manner. Where as some or most would of ended the shoot there, and just for that I give him a Five Stars.
Corey Benoit recorded a 3 a song demo for my band in one night. He provided us a rough draft fully editted a week later. We made suggestions on things we liked and thing we wanted tweaked. One week later our songs ROCKED! Especially for the price!
I am more then happy with Corey Benoit's work . I think he is a true professional. He was able to capture my idea and turn them into photo's . He made me feel comfortable and the price was even more comfortable for my pocket. If your looking for quality photo's and a reasonable price Look no further than Faymus Media.
I hired Correy for my brothers Marines Graduation party on September 16, 2012. He did A GREAT job with the videography. I really recommend everyone to get there work done from Corey. The video was crystal clear, the effects, sequence, songs and everything else was just perfect and couldn't get any better! He really knows how to make his customers happy. Everyone in my family loved the video. Very professional pictures and video! So if your looking for a photographer and videographer there's no one better than Corey Benoit and Faymus Media!
Corey reached out to my request on Thumbtack immediately and was not only the most professional in nature, but his pricing was very reasonable for all of the detailed services and care that he took. He also delivered the photos touched up and edited within a few day, just as he promised.
This photo shoot was a surprise engagement party and his work was unbelievable. Truly captured all of the emotion that you want in such an event.
I would definitely recommend using Faymus Media for any of your needs. Reach out to Corey and let the creativity begin.
A. They range from photography, videography, music recording, music mastering. The most common jobs we get are wedding and portrait photography, second would be wedding videography and following would be corperate video commercials.
A. Make sure that you hire somebody who understands your needs. Creativity varies from each individual. We understand everyones needs and provide a creative and fresh style for everyone to love.
A. Ask if the photographer enjoys what he does. Feel it out, see if its sincere. A passionate photographer will deliver better performance than one who just shows up.
A. If they are ready to be provided excellent service with a smile, and outstanding quality products.
We give no less than 110%!
A. Everything. However the satisfaction of the customer is what drives us to work as hard as we do.
The happiness that our work brings to the people we serve makes every job that much better.
Have a Faymus Day!