New York City Wedding Photos
New York City is one of the world’s most iconic destinations. This makes New York City wedding photography so beautiful and sought after. The skyline, the parks, the water, and so many other distinct landmarks make it one of the most popular photography locations in the world. The city is steeped in so much rich history and beautiful scenery, making it an easy choice for couples in love for their wedding photographs. Weddings are the ultimate expression of commitment and love between two people.
For most, it’s a day they will cherish for the rest of their lives as friends and family travel to witness their vows. Planning a wedding in the city involves coordinating a great deal of moving parts, including who you want to shoot your ceremony. Choosing a photographer who will help you bring your wedding vision to life is an important decision. I have had the great opportunity to work with more than 300 couples on their wedding day. I’m a local photographer who travels all around the world for shoots, using my unique style that bends modern and classical themes that create stunning photographs.
Jason Thomas Crocker Photography
I always tell people I’m so lucky to have found my passion for photography so early in life. Once I started taking pictures, he knew it was what he wanted to do for a living. I find particular joy in wedding photography because I love bringing out the best in couples, their friends, and families on such a momentous occasion. Shooting people’s most memorable moments has changed my life for the better. I always tell people I love being around the mix of emotions like joy, nostalgia, excitement and love that only weddings can bring out.
In my shoots, I typically use a candid approach. I find this helps ease the stress of weddings and allow the day to take its natural course. My preference is to blend in to the scenery and observe. By doing this I can capture intimate moments like a close hug between family members or an exuberant laugh among friends. I rarely likes to direct people into poses or set shots. One of the best things about a great wedding photographer is they capture hidden moments that a couple misses because they’re being pulled in so many directions throughout the day. When they go back to look at their album, they’ll discover some new experience at their wedding they’d never seen before.
I am a New York City local but am an avid traveler who frequently travels for shoots. I have shot weddings all over the world. Sometimes couples see a portfolio and a style, and they immediately know it’s a match for them. Even though the couple and the photographer they hope to use are far apart, sometimes it’s worth it to fly them out for the wedding. A wedding is a once in a lifetime moment, and people spend years looking at their photos. The right photographer can add magic to those special moments that you’ll appreciate for the rest of your life. If you’re sparked by something in my work, I’m happy to discuss traveling to make it happen.
It’s best to get as early a start as possible ahead of wedding or engagement shoots to make sure there’s enough time to plan. No one should procrastinate photography arrangements. No couple wants to worry about where the photographer will be and what to expect on the day of the wedding. All this should be decided well in advance. I enjoy meeting with each of my clients to hear their story. I like get to know what they have in mind for their ceremony and reception. I’ll ask questions about wedding themes and what you hope the mood of the wedding will be. All this information will help create a team dynamic between you and I to make sure the best moments are captured. This dynamic is important for a successful New York City wedding photography experience.
I’ve made it very easy to set up an appointment. All interested couples have to do is fill out a contact form on his website and I’ll be in touch. An initial call or meeting will be arranged where we can both see if each other will be a good fit. As time moves closer to the big day, couples will have the chance to speak with me on video calls to make sure everything’s in order. You’ll plan logistics, and if I’m traveling to an overnight destination we’ll all handle the arrangements. I know that things change when it comes to wedding planning, so I happily make myself available to couples via email and phone in case something comes up.
New York City Engagement Photography
Engagement photo shoots are a lot of fun. The couple’s excitement for the wedding and the intense love they have for each other shine through in the photos. They’re sent out with invitations to let the world know about the union of two great people. I love capturing engagement photos all over New York City. Whether it’s along the beautiful tree-lined streets and cafes in the West Village, or the ever-classic Central Park shoot, New York has so many great locations to choose from. If you’ve got a place set in stone, that’s great! Otherwise, I am happy to make recommendations based on your personalities and styles after hearing a bit about you.
The Wedding Day
With my New York City wedding photography collections, I will be at the wedding until I capture the entire essence of the couple. This means for both the ceremony and the reception. Couples don’t need to stress that they’re on a timeline or worry that they’re getting that perfect shot before the clock runs out. I’ll be there early and seamlessly insert myself in the day, weaving between the bride and groom, over to wedding parties, and in between families. I’ve been to so many weddings that it’s second nature at this point to calm nerves and even lend a helping hand when needed. I can elicit laughs when things get too stressful and know when to lay low when things get personal.
While I use a photojournalistic approach to weddings, every wedding is unique. I like to work creatively and adapt to each individual setting. It works out great too, because no couple wants to feel like their photographer is giving them a standard package. They want one of a kind photographs that will last a lifetime. With over 300 weddings photographed, I know where to be so that valuable moments are captured on film. All photos come in high resolution digital files that are place in an online gallery with no access restrictions. Couples can enjoy them there for as long as they like.
In the days and weeks after the wedding, you’ll love looking back through your albums to view your wedding without the stress of guests and catering. You’ll see your story told through the eyes of everyone there with you. You’ll feel what it was like to be there, and remember the laughs, the tears, and all of the love. Congratulations on your engagement! I am excited to work with you to capture your story and let you relive it again and again. Let’s chat more about my New York City wedding photography!