NYC Elopement and Portrait Photographer | Smitten Chickens
Emotional, Authentic, Inclusive Portrait and Elopement Photography | NYC |

Smitten Chickens NYC Wedding Photographer | About Us


Smitten Chickens wedding photography in NYC believes in wedding photography without prejudice. We are body positive, LGBT-friendly, and happy to document celebrations of love in all their forms.



Our job is to capture memories you can keep forever, not to judge you, your guests, or your wedding. We are body positive photographers who work to make every person feel comfortable in front of the camera, and we firmly believe that love is love is love is love.  Whoever you are, and however you choose to celebrate your love, it's enough. Actually, it's perfect.  Your love is enough, and we want to capture it for you.

Life is short,  love is powerful, and you deserve to be seen

 Here's our manifesto on why photography is so important.  We love making beautiful images, but pretty is only a tiny part of why our job matters so much. If we’ve done our job right, our work will mean more and more to our clients the more time passes, because that’s the power of good photography. In our work, we focus on emotion, authentic moments, and classic shooting and editing techniques because that’s what stands the test of time.



We donate $50 from each elopement and 5% of all other bookings to your choice of three charities:

  • Best Buddies, an organization that helps people with IDD (intellectual and developmental disabilities) secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships

  • The ACLU: The American Civil Liberties Union, which works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States

  • The Trevor Project, an organization focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth

We also offer a discount to any one who works in public or civil service, as a way to say thank you to those who give back every day.



Couples trust us to capture day one of their marriage, so they can relive those moments when hundreds and hundreds of days have passed.  That's a responsibility we don't take lightly. We come from the advertising world, where deadlines are short, expectations are high, and you're forced to have backup plans to your backup plans. When it comes to your wedding, we don't leave anything to chance. We've been honing our craft for years, and we strive to constantly learn more. We prepare in advance with detailed timelines and exhaustive information about your wedding day. We have backup cameras, lights, lenses, and file systems. 

Wedding photography isn't just another box to check on a to-do list for you.  You understand the importance of preserving these memories. You appreciate artistry, and you care deeply about how your wedding photos look.  You want photographers who can handle anything and everything that might happen on your wedding day. Wedding photography is a priority for you. Your wedding is a priority to us, too. You can rest assured we've got everything visual under control, so you can focus on experiencing every moment as it happens.


Our work is a combination of commercial photography and photojournalism.  We are constantly looking for authentic emotion, candid moments, and evocative gesture. However, we aren't "fly on the wall" photojournalists. We will move things around, manipulate light, and give gentle direction if it means we'll get a better photograph.

If we sound like your kind of people, get in touch. We'd love to chat!