Jenny comes from a long line of talented photographers. After a childhood spent in her Grandmother’s darkroom, she knew at an early age she would become one, too. At just 14 (and convinced she was destined to marry one of the Beastie Boys), Jenny was photographing the punk rock and skateboarding scene on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She then earned a bachelors degree in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, which put her on the path to becoming one of the most sought after Brooklyn wedding photographers around. Clients rave, “Jenny’s photos are truly authentic and artful, capturing light, emotion, and the feeling of the day.” Jenny radiates love and warmth, but is no stranger to controlling a room. Her clients rave about her personality as much as her photos. As a loud and proud New Yorker, she has no problem corralling huge groups to get the perfect shot. 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. The outcome was absolutely beautiful.”
Jonica (monica with a j) is key member of the Stylish Hip Weddings team. She quickly puts couples at ease by her grace behind the camera. Although she’s a tried and true Brooklynite, Jonica still carries a hint of her hometown Texas charm. Jonica honed her skills at the International Center of Photography and The Fashion Institute of Technology. She constantly impresses clients with her talent in finding incredible locations to shoot throughout New York City. Jonica is a consummate observer. She loves being able to enter the sacred space of wedding ceremonies and preserve the beautiful moments that would otherwise be lost. Jonica cleverly immortalizes each detail that makes a wedding special. She feels honored to document the joining of two lives together into one.
Mariliana (marie-lee-anna, roll the rrrrrr) was born and raised in Venezuela and is the mastermind behind Stylish and Hip Kids. Couples instantly feel connected by her warm heart and huge smile. Fluent in Spanish and a former flamenco dancer, her upbeat energy is contagious. When Mariliana isn’t behind the lens, you can find her dancing, teaching yoga, and discovering new neighborhoods in New York City. 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.”
Kristin Gladney is a graduate of Brown University. She studied fine art photography at Rhode Island School of Design and The Art Institute of Florence. For all you art directors and design nerds, Kristin’s passion project, Portrait of a Creative, launched a few years ago and is highly regarded in the design world. Kristin currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. She’s 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 given her a unique approach to photographing weddings.
Amani was awarded PDN’s prestigious Top Knots accolade for excellence in wedding photography. With his MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts, it’s no surprise. Amani honed his skills working with publications like Martha Stewart Living, Glamour, People, and the New York Times. He’s a seasoned veteran when it comes to capturing real and meaningful moments. Amani’s knack for listening helps him 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, he now prefers wide open spaces to bowling lanes, especially if they come with a nice mountain view.