I am so blessed that I can do this for a living. I feel like a guest with a camera. Many of my couples have become friends"



"There's something about the way the couples look at each other, the families interact and the energy fills the room that makes the day stand out"



"Being in the right place at the right time, and capturing split-second candid moments, is fundamental to my commitment to wedding photography."


Every photographer here has been tried and tested and tested again. Not only are they great shooters but they are great people who love what they do and are extremely passionate about doing great wedding photography. Those smiles you see are genuine."


“New York City’s finest wedding photojournalists”


Craig Paulson Studio is a boutique studio specializing in destination and NY wedding photography. Being in business in NYC for over 18 years, we are uniquely placed to offer the highest level of professionalism and enjoy ourselves doing it. We’ll let your story unfold organically while being in the perfect place to capture the fullness of each moment.

Our New York wedding photographers capture creative, unique and artistic moments while being as unobtrusive as possible. With a truly organic approach to wedding photography, Craig Paulson Studio is known for utilizing a fusion of modern portraiture with classic photojournalism ; yielding timeless photos that stand way above the average wedding photography...

The Pictures
  • Wedding highlights
    We specialize in candid photojournalism wedding photography. Our photographers strive to tell a story; focusing on the candid, the relaxed, and the honest moments that result in timeless images to cherish for years to come. These highlights are a beautiful collection of wedding pictures having a classy and cinematic quality. We are a dynamic team that enjoys shooting destination weddings, New York City weddings, and the surrounding areas.
  • Mitzvahs
    We are committed to capture your special memories and intimate family moments. We will arrange everything to ensure that we are taking the most brilliant snaps of the big day. Our Manhattan bar mitzvah photographers will focus on highlighting both family moments and the excitements of the ceremony to create your unique collection.
  • Engagements
    Our engagement photographers know exactly how to capture the excitement, surprise, and emotions that accompany an engagement. We strive to bring out the true chemistry of partners and portray their spark in an elegant style. We’ve enjoyed being a part of numerous New York engagements and engagements in the surrounding areas such as New Jersey, Long Island, The Hamptons and the Hudson Valley.
  • Wedding archives
    Being a team of experienced Manhattan wedding photographers, we take pleasure in creating photo albums that tell the story behind the real people, the unique, vibrant, loving, and special moments that define each couple’s wedding day. You can explore our wedding archives to get an idea about how we will capture your special day.
  • Family
    Craig and his team adore shooting families. Being a family man himself (2 kids) Craig loves to shoot family portraits, knowing that he is creating timeless memories for all generations of the family. They grow up so fast.
  • Editorial
    Outside of real wedding we often shoot editorial stories with a fashion/lifestyle vibe.
Why choose us?
  • Distinctive storytelling
    We are happy to become a part of your celebration and create a memorable collection of your special day. We offer expert posing consultation and fashion inspired lighting for bringing out your story in a gorgeous style. Our wedding photography packages are sure to cover all your requirements in a cost-effective way.
  • Perfect portrayal - the real you
    Working with real people is a skill born out of experience. Craig spent 10 years shooting fashion and working with models before shooting weddings so has tons of experience with professionals and non professionals. Rest assured you will be relaxed in front of the camera in no time. His goal is to make your personality shine.
  • Skillful modifications
    We work with the very best in the business to create the most beautiful images possible.

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