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Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. —Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
Wedding days, man. They’re such a crazy animal. You’ve got the romance of a not-at-all-ordinary day interspersed with the idiosyncrasies of the everyday—the familiar expressions of your loved ones, the way your partner looks at you, how the morning light falls in your bedroom. It’s no small feat for a photographer to excel at creating frame-worthy portraits and natural in-the-moment candids, but Brooklyn-based documentary-style photographer Carey MacArthur does just that. Plus, her rates for full-day coverage start at $4,200 (which is a steal in NYC dollars for work this good).
Carey‘s photojournalistic approach to wedding photography is driven by a passion to authentically capture moments and tell stories with images. Plus, it is rooted in a deep appreciation and respect for family and ritual. She says:
My job is to look around me and jot down all the beauty before it disappears. I get to stand back and watch a beautiful masterpiece unfold before my eyes. I’ve been blessed over and over again by the amount of trust my APW clients place in me. They respect that I have an artistic voice and that they are hiring me to bring that voice to their pictures. For many APW readers, the typical fluff of the wedding industry simply doesn’t resonate. They have style and they know how to throw a great party. They want to create something beautiful, but they also want to approach their wedding with the same values that guide the rest of their lives.
Speaking of style, there’s something about Carey‘s that’s a little bit like New York City itself: Artistic but also authentic, at times glamorous and at times gritty, and mostly just real. Carey has a fine art degree in photography and a knack for creating beautifully artistic images that won’t become dated. Whereas some photographers rely on editing and processing tricks to make their photos look “artsy,” Carey’s style is clean and natural. As client Oliver raves:
Each time we look at the photos, we are reminded once again of those very special moments, which you caught in a lovely, authentic manner. Thanks so much for capturing real, candid moments between friends and family. Even the texture of Brooklyn Winery and numerous items (candles, cakes, bottles, food) were captured in such a beautiful and authentic way. We really can’t thank you enough… we are absolutely thrilled with the shots and so far our family absolutely loves them too. Thanks for a beautiful lasting record of our wonderful day.
That authenticity extends to how Carey gets the shot too, as many clients are drawn to her candid images and appreciate how natural her photos feel. Often they explicitly tell her that they do not want to be posed. Carey takes that request very seriously, and takes pride in creating an environment where her clients can feel so at ease in front of the camera as to allow her to capture their true selves.
Carey MacArthur Photography’s rates start at $4,200, and her most popular package is $5,600, which includes:
- 8 hours of coverage
- high-resolution jpegs
- online gallery to view and share photos and purchase prints
- archival album designed to bring your wedding story to life
Special rates are available for elopements and travel—just contact Carey.
So if you’re looking for an NYC wedding photographer who will capture timeless images without you having to do anything but be your authentic self and enjoy the day, then reach out to Carey MacArthur today.
NYC-based Carey MacArthur Photography is booking for 2016 and 2017, and rates for full-day coverage start at $4,200. CLICK HERE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH CAREY!