"Candid photos always evoke the spirit and mood of the day, with even posed shots appearing spontaneous" *New York Magazine Weddings* A keen eye for the unique, fun, spontaneous, sweet and intimate moments. The Stylish & Hip Weddings family is a team of 5 talented Brooklyn wedding photographers and friends, founded by Jennifer MacFarlane, an award winning photojournalist and editorial photographer based in NYC. Drawing from their many years of experience in the magazine world they bring that highly crafted creativity and skilled aesthetic to their wedding work. Jenny MacFarlane – Photographer and Owner, Stylish & Hip Weddings Jenny comes from a long line of accomplished photographers. Having spent much of her childhood in her Grandmother’s darkroom, she knew at an early age she would become a photographer, too. At just 14 (and convinced she was destined to marry one of the Beastie Boys), she was photographing the punk rock and skateboarding scene on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It was after earning a bachelors degree in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City that Jenny honed her craft working as a photographer for several local newspapers, including the New York Times. She went on to contribute to the likes of Newsweek, Glamour, and New York Magazine. Her expertise has led her clients to rave, “Jenny’s photos are truly authentic and artful, capturing light, emotion, and the feeling of the day.” Jenny radiates love and warmth, yet she is no stranger to controlling a room. As a loud and proud New Yorker, she can corral huge numbers of people for group photos. Her clients rave about her personality as much as her photos. One happy client put it this way, “From describing our vision for the day, to choosing the right package, to finalizing the details, it was all stress-free and easy-going. Jenny made us feel comfortable and excited, and the outcome was absolutely beautiful.” Perhaps most importantly, Jenny loves her job. A recent client says, “Jenny is genuinely as excited about your marriage as you are!” It is her passion for photography and her penchant for taking care of people that makes her so good at what she does. Jonica-Photographer Jonica is key member of the Stylish Hip Weddings team. A tried and true Brooklynite with a hint of her hometown Texas charm, she carries a grace that quickly puts others at ease in front of her camera. Jonica honed her skills at the International Center of Photography and at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and impresses our clients with her talent in finding incredible locations to shoot at here in New York City. Jonica is a consummate observer and loves being able to enter the sacred space of wedding ceremonies in order to preserve the beautiful moments that would otherwise be lost. Jonica cleverly immortalizes each detail that makes a wedding special, and feels honored to document the joining of two lives together into one. Mariliana – Photographer Mariliana was born and raised in Venezuela. Her father introduced her to photography at an early age, and she began taking photography workshops in her teens. Mariliana came to the states in her early 20’s to study photography; she’s even had a solo exhibition of her photography at the David Rockefeller Center at Harvard University. When Mariliana isn’t behind the lens, you can find her dancing, teaching yoga, discovering new neighborhoods in New York, or obsessively reading about food. Mariliana doesn’t know how to give less than 100%. Her clients say, “We chose Mariliana because of her exceptional eye for capturing the simple beauty of the moment, her passion for the craft of photography, and the contagious joy she exudes. She captured what we wanted to remember about our wedding as well as things we wanted to see (were we not so busy getting married!).” Kristin-Photographer A graduate of Brown University, Kristin Gladney studied fine art photography at Rhode Island School of Design and The Art Institute of Florence. Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, Kristin has traveled (and photographed) the world working on commercial and editorial assignments for Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Martha Stewart Living, House & Garden, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and others. Her experience with commercial and editorial photography has led to her unique approach in photographing weddings. Amani – Photographer With an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, it’s no wonder Amani was named “Top Knots” for excellence in wedding photography by the Photo District News. Having honed his skills working with publications like Martha Stewart Living, Glamour, People and the New York Times, Amani is a seasoned veteran when it comes to capturing moments that are real and meaningful. He is often told he is a good listener, which helps Amani to recognize and capture candid and personal moments through his lens . “It’s my job to observe, look and listen unflinchingly.” Born in Tanzania, Amani was once the captain of the high school bowling team. As a husband and father, Amani now prefers wide open spaces to bowling lanes, especially if they come with a nice mountain view. Amani currently lives in Brooklyn with his family.