The Art of Wedding Photography
“I believe that my role as your wedding photographer isn’t to create your moments, but capture them. I insist that the priority on your wedding day isn’t to work to get the pictures but to simply enjoy the celebration of your marriage.”
Chris Leary specializes in wedding photography that is both beautiful & natural. His approach to wedding photography is both intuitive and photo-journalistic. He prides himself on crafting expressive documentaries by capturing not only big moments for the bride and groom, but also small fleeting moments that tend to be forgotten once the wedding day has come to an end. His passion lies within the creation of tangible memories.
Wedding photos are still-shots by nature, but there is a beautiful fluidity to Chris Leary’s wedding photography. You will be able to look back through your wedding portraits and feel the weight of your grandmother’s vintage necklace, the flutter in your stomach as the ring found its place on your finger and the steps to your first dance – all because of how Chris views the world through his lens. He has an uncanny ability to capture movement, whether it’s in your smile or the swing of your gown.
With that being said, he ultimately allows you to be the creative force on your special day by following your lead and allowing you to be you. He likes to opt for natural shots rather than staged photos so that his images stay true to the bride and groom’s experience and leave an elegant visual legacy.
His unique style is desired and sought after by NYC natives in addition to those who are planning their very own dream NYC destination wedding. His experience has lent him to posh Manhattan weddings, scenic Hudson River weddings, gorgeous New Jersey weddings, hip Brooklyn weddings as well as stylish weddings in the Hamptons.
Chris also shoots engagement portraits for most of his couples, which is where he begins to forge the bond between photographer and client. Many of these journeys have started with a Central Park engagement shoot, an afternoon of Times Square engagement portraits or a High Line engagement session.
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