A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a wedding photographer near New York, NY

Find a wedding photographer near New York, NY

100+ near you

Find a wedding photographer near New York, NY

100+ near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 10 Wedding Photographers near New York, NY

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost for a photographer for a wedding?

Finding the right wedding photographer can make a big difference for your ceremony. Nationally, the average wedding photographer’s price ranges from $800 to $1,000, but costs can be much higher in areas like Chicago, New York or Los Angeles where some couples spend $2,000 to $5,000 or more for the photographer they want.

Factors that can affect your wedding photographer prices include the photographer’s reputation and experience. Heavy hitters can command top rates, especially during wedding-season weekends. Day of the week also affects your cost. You may get a $200 discount on wedding photographer prices if you get married on a Friday in November rather than a Saturday in June.

Time onsite is also an important cost factor. Hiring a photographer to snap photos from the moment you wake up until after last call at the reception is going to cost more than five hours of pictures during the day. Multiple photographers, special lighting, and videography will also increase your costs. Ultimately you want to find someone who has a style you love and can provide the number of edited shots you want for a price you can handle. Learn more about hiring a wedding photographer.

How long do wedding photographers stay?

A wedding photographer usually expects to work a full day. This gives them time to photograph the venue, cake, rings, shoes, centerpieces, invitations and other aspects of the wedding before the guests arrive. It also allows them time to get photos of the bride and groom alone, as well as the hair and makeup process and fun personality pictures. Then, they will work through all the parts of the wedding.

How many photos should you get from a wedding photographer?

A professional wedding photographer will usually supply their clients with several hundred photos (200, 300, 400 or 800 and more). Some might even provide more than 1,000 photos. It ultimately depends on the photographer.

Wedding photographers will usually take several thousand photos but cut them down to the keepers. They also have to edit these photos. Typically, they will provide them to the clients on a digital hard drive, as an online download or even in a photo album with beautiful decorations.

What pictures should be taken at a wedding?

On your wedding day, your photographer should take pictures of the couple getting ready for the wedding, as well as a fun personality picture before activities begin. They should also photograph showstoppers like the bouquet, invitations, shoes, reception space, cake, centerpieces, rings and the veil. A generational photo with parents or grandparents is also special. There should also be photos of the bride and groom alone, the ceremony, the confetti-filled exit, and hair and makeup.

When should you take wedding photos?

Couples can take wedding photos before their actual ceremony, during cocktail hour (before the reception), during the wedding reception or even after their wedding. The least stressful time to do it is often before the ceremony when hair and makeup generally look their best, temperatures are usually lower because it’s earlier in the day and the couple won’t have to think or worry about it for the rest of the day.

Does a photographer need to enter my home?

There are many situations in which a photographer does not need to enter your home. It’s not uncommon for people to prefer to have their pictures taken outdoors. If you're hiring a photographer, maintain safe distances, avoid being in the same room, sanitize all involved surfaces and conduct payment using digital platforms. You can discuss strategies as you complete your search for local photographers.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a photographer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to set up an appointment or a consultation with a photographer near you during the COVID-19 pandemic is by conducting an online search. Start by scheduling a call with the photographer. If possible, it may be better to use a video call service so that the photographer can get an idea of the site location. Take this opportunity to discuss safety measures you can take during this time, as well as whether it’s safe to complete the project now or simply postpone it.

Can I use digital payments to pay for wedding and event photography services?

As digital forms of payment and money transfer are becoming more popular, wedding and event photographers are likely to use digital services. These include PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo, Square Cash and more. As you search online for local wedding and event photographers, ask them if they accept digital payments and, if so, which ones you can use. And make sure to have a strategy in place for safe social distancing.

How can I find out if a photographer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Consult your city or state’s government websites, which typically have information on which services are deemed essential during the pandemic. 

For national information, visit CISA’s page on Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. Here, you can find 16 different types of essential infrastructure sectors that can continue operating unimpeded during the pandemic. But some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Reviews for New York wedding photographers
Carmyelena R.
Hans photographed my wedding and it was great. He was very easy going and very helpful.
Hans Gonzalez PhotographyHans Gonzalez Photography
Renee R.
After a last minute cancellation of our photographer I came to Thumbtack in search of a wedding photographer! WOW! Kevin is spectacular. Easy to work with. Very professional and an awesome sense of humor. Spending my wedding day taking pictures during this pandemic was awesome because of Kevin.
7ography7ography
Thumbtack Customer
Mike was absolutely amazing and took some great photos of our wedding. He was positive and professional and we have some excellent photographs of our special day. I would strongly recommend Mike as a truly excellent professional photographer.
Michael Allen PhotographyMichael Allen Photography
Christine H.
Kareem is very professional and would definitely recommend. He is fair and a genuine person. So glad he was our photographer for Our wedding!!
Kareem Phipps Visuals, LLCKareem Phipps Visuals, LLC
Joseph Z.
Very happy I went with this company, they were very responsive and the photographer for the company went above and beyond to capture my wedding proposal.
ACG EntertainmentACG Entertainment
Stephanie N.
Emily photographed my NYC rooftop wedding and was simply AMAZING from beginning to end. She is really detail oriented and surpassed all of my expectations. She is even an expert in Photoshop which came in handy because my brother in law had his eyes closed during most of our family photos. It sounds funny, but she able salvage our family photo by swapping his head out with an image where he didn’t blink…. at no additional charge : ) Just a glimpse into my experience with Emily: A few weeks before the wedding, she proactively created an itinerary for the wedding day to ensure that everything would be captured during the timeframe that I hired her for. This was a complete game changers and everything was organized on my wedding day. I also wanted to note that Emily arrived early on my wedding day and took the time to capture every single detail of my dress, invitation, wedding jewelry, shoes, ect. She was simply a delight to work with. My guests and I loved her sweet personality and quick wit! A few hours after my wedding, Emily sent me a text and an email with a few sneak peek photos that highlighted my wedding. The pictures came out beautiful! I am very happy with the results. I can’t say enough great things about her!
Emily Chan PhotographyEmily Chan Photography
Saima M.
Mariachi was incredible. She made sure to capture every beautiful moment at our wedding day. The photos look incredible. Thank you very much!
Photo by MariachiPhoto by Mariachi
Thumbtack Customer
It was such a wonderful experience working with Erica. She is professional, friendly and extremely talented. She photographed our wedding and reception and captured the day beautifully. Highly recommended.
Erica Lyn PhotographyErica Lyn Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Joe was really responsive and easy to communicate with, and we came away with a lot of really lovely photos. I hired Joe to document our City Hall wedding and he was really good at quietly snapping photos throughout every part of the process. He's professional, pleasant to work with, took great photos, and delivered them quickly!
Joe Jenkins PhotographyJoe Jenkins Photography
Andrea B.
Hassan is nice, professional and very talented! I had high expectations and our photos turned out even better than we could have wished for. We are very happy to have chosen him as our wedding photographer and would strongly recommend him!
Digital Merit Photography LLCDigital Merit Photography LLC
Jonathan B.
I hired Michel for my proposal pictures and he was absolutely amazing! Very punctual and help me with timing, weather, and location.... not to mention stunning photos that my fiancé and I will cherish forever. Extremely good price for the top quality photos you expect from a top tier photographer. We will be calling him soon for our wedding!
Michel Nafziger PhotographyMichel Nafziger Photography
Carly H.
Marilyn photographed our wedding ceremony in Central Park. She did a beautiful job capturing not only the important moments but the overall feel of the morning. We couldn't be happier.
Marilyn Lamanna PhotographyMarilyn Lamanna Photography
Gabby G.
Markell was an okay photographer but “okay” i’d not what you want for your wedding day. He was not detail oriented as he had said he was prior to our big day as there were plenty of photos where either my eyes were closed or my husband was not looking in the right direction and Markell did not take enough photos to make sure to get a usable moment. Also he did not get enough photos in general of the things I had asked for. For instance I said I wanted a lot of photos on the Brooklyn bridge of me and my husband walking and talking both candid and posed and I was given about 5 photos from Markell, all of which were not ideal. And on top of that I have 0 photos from my actual ceremony as Markell somehow lost those photos?????? Though I had a city hall ceremony that was quick I literally do not even have 1 photo from my marriage ceremony taken by Markell. As for the quality, they were nice photos but from what’s shown in the photos they are not what any person wants for their wedding day especially when the ones I had to choose from are displayed.
Markell Wilson PhotographyMarkell Wilson Photography
Giovanna A.
Mary did an incredible job at our wedding photos! The pictures are stunning! Her talent and attention to detail had her at the right place at the right time, delivering a photo series that captures each moment from our perspective, as well as that of our family and guests. Not only that, but for the same price I was quoted by other photographers for 200 photos, Mary delivered over 1,000 photos! All of them so beautiful it’s hard to pick our favorites. I highly recommend her services.
MaryMor Photography LLCMaryMor Photography LLC
Vivian H.
Mariachi was a fun and creative photographer. She gave my wedding party so much energy and we all enjoyed shooting with her. Her energy was contagious and the photos turned out great! She took amazing shots and we really loved her. We would definitely recommend her!
Photo by MariachiPhoto by Mariachi
Thumbtack Customer
I would recommend Nick at Odessa Wedding Photography to anyone. We had our wedding brunch at a hotel in NYC and he didn't need any information except what time to be there and what hotel and he was there 10 minutes early, ready and taking photos of us setting up.. Nick is incredibly enthusiastic, prompt, professional and super super amazing at making everyone feel comfortable. He made taking photos relaxing, he also gives pointers and tips on how to pose (great pro when you don't really know what to do or how to stand etc.) My guests commented about how much they love him and how great he is! He immediately recognizes all the best features in a venue and took photos of ever single detail without me having to ask him to do so. I would work with Nick again 100% and am so happy with the beautiful photos he took of our wedding brunch. Thank you Nick!
Odessa Wedding PhotographyOdessa Wedding Photography
Milan F.
I hired Mary for my sister's wedding in July 2019 and she was awesome! She showed up early and took lots of great photos, capturing a lot of special moments. We ran over her contracted time by 30 minutes and she never once looked at her watch or complained about the time. She just kept taking pictures. We received over 100 photos about a week after the wedding and will receive the rest at the end of the month. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest!
MaryMor Photography LLCMaryMor Photography LLC
Kayla R.
I can not say enough good things about Courtney. I hired Courtney to photograph my small wedding ceremony in Central Park. It turned out to be a very rainy day, and Courtney went above and beyond to ensure the day and session would not be compromised by the rain. She was a delight to work with and the photos are absolutely stunning.
Courtney Collins PhotographyCourtney Collins Photography
Thumbtack Customer
Martina photographed my bridal shower at Gramercy Park Terrace in New York. Her photos were AMAZING. She has a beautiful natural style - everybody complimented the photos. She also retouched and delivered 250+ images to to me in an awesome online gallery in just over a week. Extremely professional and kind in every interaction we have. I STRONGLY recommend her!!! If I were getting married in NYC I would choose her as my wedding photographer. Thank you Martina!
Martina Micko PhotoMartina Micko Photo
Sharese T.
The pictures are just beautiful I was overwhelmed with joy when Mr Bow sent them to me! Mr. Bow created an amazingly wonderful creation of photos that just captured the whole moments of the entire wedding Thank you so much to this real professional photographer who knows how to capture the moments. Definitely hire again without any hesitation
ChrisBowPhotoChrisBowPhoto
Ruoyao C.
We had a city hall wedding photo session. Mary was great to work with. Great communications and responsive to all my questions. She was very punctual. We were late because of an earlier appointment ran late. Things were a little hectic. But she was very understanding and helped us transition into the day easily. The photo she took turned out great. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. Thank you Mary.
MaryMor Photography LLCMaryMor Photography LLC
Yelena N.
Jesse was great to work with! We hired him for our "micro wedding" recently and are very happy with the choice. He was very responsive during the process leading up to the wedding. We talked on the phone a few days before the wedding and I mentioned a few specific shots that I wanted to get - on the wedding day I completely forgot about them but Jesse remembered. He was very punctual and inconspicuous on the day of! I received the photos in a dropbox link exactly 7 days after the wedding which was great. There were even more than he had promised in our contract and lots of great ones to choose from for our prints and eventual album. Very pleased overall!
Jesse O. Visuals Video ProductionJesse O. Visuals Video Production
Monica W.
Alex and his colleague took photos and videos of my wedding. He is incredibly talented! Top notch work, professional, and fun to work with! I’d recommend him with the highest praise! He created memories we will treasure forever.
SlikWay Photo & Video ProductionSlikWay Photo & Video Production
Thumbtack Customer
We had the pleasure of working with John for our wedding photography. What struck us about his presence was how fun, comfortable and enthusiastic he was - we would absolutely work with him again for any event. Highly recommended.
John Branch IV Photography  |  Wedding PhotographyJohn Branch IV Photography | Wedding Photography
Gerald W.
Tina did an outstanding job taking photos at our 60th Wedding Anniversary celebration. The quality of the photos were sharp and the lighting she used gave a very natural color to the pictures. Furthermore the expressions that she was able to capture on our guests faces was remarkable. Looking through the pictures we were able to relive the celebration and experience the enjoyment of the event. She is easy to work with, flexible and has a wonderful attitude and personality. She is very artistic and is a talented photographer. We are very pleased that she took the photos at our event and would use her again if the opportunity arose.
Tina B FotoTina B Foto
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.