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ABOUT US

Hi There. OK so you love our photos. That is established, otherwise you probably wouldn’t be here at the about page to find out who is behind these beautiful images.

I promise to tell you all about how I started Stylish Hip Weddings and what I do for fun (besides shooting weddings duh) but first I want to give you some useful tips about how to find your perfect wedding photographer.

The 1st step in the process, (which you have already started) is finding photos that draw you in, photos that you can see yourself in. You are probably gonna look at a ton of photographers throughout this process. Its New York after all, home of some of the most talented wedding photographers out there 

The other aspect of hiring a wedding photographer that is slightly intangible but will make all the difference in the world is the experience of working with that photographer with those awesome images so I wanted to share a bit about my philosophy and experience. 

We care deeply about our clients. That is what drew me to wedding photography in the beginning. The fact that I could have this chance to guide and care for people on this emotional and significant day of their life is one of the best parts of my job.

Our work to make sure you have the best wedding photos and a fun and relaxed day starts from way before your actual wedding day. We take the time to get to know you, get to know your family dynamics and to prep you mentally and emotionally for this big day of fun, love emotion and a shit ton of pictures. 

The years of experience under our belt allows us to be thorough and detailed in all aspects of what we do from meeting to delivering your images, or as my mom would say “from soup to nuts”

Couples, friends, family and parents always thank us at the end of their wedding, for having a good time, for feeling relaxed. But don’t take my word for it check out our reviews there’s Wedding Wire there’s The Knot even Google places you name it. Last I checked we probably have the most five star reviews of pretty much any photographer you’d be looking at, so yeah take a look, read about our past couples’ experiences of working with us and If these things that I am speaking about are important to you then email me so you can come to my Bushwick townhouse for a cocktail. Did I mention that my husband runs a speakeasy in our house…so you are guaranteed some awesome cocktails!!

Jenny

Im Jenny. I started Stylish Hip Weddings 8 years ago with a handful of my good friends. I came to weddings through my work as a photojournalist and editorial photographer. The art directors and photos editors that I worked with saw that I had an incredible talent for weddings because of the natural connection to my subjects and my sensitivity behind the lens. So I started shooting weddings in 2008 and I have not looked back.

My Grandma and Uncle were both photographers. I still vividly remember my 1st darkroom experience at the age of 5. I started shooting with a manual 35mm camera when I was 14. I was a little skater kid who hung out in the East Village. I shot mosh pits and triple ollies and figured out how to get press passes for Beastie Boys concerts.

I graduated The School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Photography and started shooting for the New York Times and for Travel Magazines. My serious wanderlust and curiosity about other cultures has brought me all over the world. One of my greatest photographic accomplishments was a Photo Documentary project I did on the Tibetan Diaspora. I was very fortunate to exhibit that work and have His Holiness the Dalai Lama attend the opening. He held my hand as we walked through the exhibition.

My days are filled with playing with my 2 beautiful daughters, who show up on my instagram all the time. In the warmer months i love gardening and tending for our backyard chickens.

Jonica

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

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

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.

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