Samantha Gore Photography: Artistic and Affordable NYC Wedding Photography


A little bit fine art, a little bit rock 'n' roll. And prices starting at $2,860.

by Maddie Eisenhart, Chief Revenue Officer

When you start your photography career in weddings, it’s hard not to let the wedding industry get inside your head. Have you ever wondered why so much of wedding photography… kind of looks the same, with the same editing style and poses? Exactly. So today I’m super excited to introduce you to APW’s newest sponsor, Samantha Gore Photography in Brooklyn. Because not only is she a classically trained photographer with a BA in fine art photography, but her wedding prices start at just $2,860 in the New York metro area. (Which, just. Yeah.)

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There’s something different about wedding photographers who get their start outside of weddings. Samantha Gore’s style looks nothing like nothing like the film-esque style that most fine art wedding photographers currently employ, and yet, you can totally see her training in her images. There’s a mix of photojournalism, fine art, and film-appreciation, all mixed with a bit of rock ‘n roll edge.

Samantha says:

What I bring to my wedding work is very different than if I had learned through photographing weddings. I had the opportunity to develop a personal vision and voice before ever looking at wedding blogs and wedding photography, so my vision (which continues to evolve) did not grow out of a need to fit a mold of any kind. I’ve really been able to grow as a photographer through my work with couples, both from engagement portrait sessions and weddings. I think APW couples are looking to hire professionals who will bring a unique vision to their work, so I strive for an authentic voice and vision when creating wedding imagery.

And since Samantha Gore cut her teeth in the classroom, it’s just part of her normal workflow to be constantly improving her skills and technique. Which means that however good her images are now, just double that by the time your wedding actually rolls around. Samantha explained:

Each wedding is a new world to explore. I love portraiture and cinema and I am able to bring what inspires me from both of these into my wedding work. I continue to study photography and take classes at ICP. I also meet regularly with a photographic critique group, we share work with each other and give feedback and this has helped me immensely to keep focused on evolving my practice and staying true to my creative goals. I see my work as a wedding photographer as one important part of my greater creative endeavors.

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Pricing for Samantha Gore Photography begins at $2,860 (which is kind of unreal in New York weddings). Samantha’s base package includes:

  • Six hours of coverage
  • A second shooter
  • At least 250 retouched hi-res images
  • A password protected gallery that lets you view and download images at your leisure

And her highest package ($4,100) includes:

  • Ten hours of coverage
  • A second shooter
  • An engagement session
  • At least 450 retouched hi-res images
  • A password protected gallery that lets you view and download images at your leisure
  • A $200 credit towards a wedding album (which start at just $650 for fifty pages in a handmade archival album)

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You know our stance on printed photos (it doesn’t matter how you print them, even if it’s just Walmart, but for God’s sake print some out because hard drives crash and files corrupt, y’all). But if you want something extra special, prints ordered through Samantha are now coming on gorgeous Hahnemuhle paper (which is so out of my league, I had to look it up), and she even offers the option for prints to come framed and matted in beautiful handmade wooden frames. Plus, as an added bonus, Samantha has set it up so that you can even add services, prints, frames, and albums to your wedding registry through Gively. Framed photo from your aunt? Yes please.

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Planning a wedding in New York is hard. There are simultaneously too many and not enough options, and trying to separate the wheat from the chaff can seem like an endless endeavor. But when you find someone like Samantha Gore Photography, who has the training and talent to charge twice as much as she does, but who you can hire for less than $3,000? That you don’t even think twice about. Just go make bread.

Complete wedding coverage with Samantha Gore Photography begins at $2,860. Click here to get in touch with Samantha today!

Maddie Eisenhart

Maddie is APW’s Chief Revenue Officer. She’s been writing stories about boys, crushes, and relationships since she was old enough to form shapes into words, but received her formal training (and a BS) from NYU in Entertainment and Mass Media in 2008. She now spends a significant amount of time thinking about trends on the internet and whether flower crowns will be out next year. A Maine native, Maddie currently lives on a pony farm in the Bay Area with her husband, Michael and their mastiff puppy. Current hair color: Purple(ish).

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  • Fiona

    Ever since we got married at City Hall in New York, I love seeing pictures of that place elsewhere. It’s both a private and a shared experience…