32 total reviews
I booked Amy for my April 2014 wedding, and it was the best choice I made for my wedding. She is a wedding enthusiast, and was kind and cheerful throughout my whole wedding planning process. She was always available to chat about any questions or concerns I had, and even offered helpful suggestions for other aspects of my wedding that did not affect her. She is just truly such a nice, genuine person that she wanted to help -- and truly cared about my wedding and me and my husband. I believe you need a wedding photographer who is very cheerful and enthusiastic. Amy definitely fits that criteria, and her excitement is contagious.
The day of the wedding, Amy had Mekina and Leandra help out. All three of them were very pleasant and fun to be around. They were great at arranging shots - very thoughtful and creative. At one point, they somehow were able to take a beautiful picture in my old bedroom at my mom's house of my wedding dress, and somehow avoid any of the clutter or old paraphernalia lying around that would have ruined the picture. In short -- they can turn anything into a beautiful shot, even if a room is messy, or there are outdated decorations in a room.
The wedding pictures were beautiful and stunning -- words cannot describe how impressed I am with their work. People have been raving to me about how great my photographers were. Pictures are truly the most important thing at your wedding, and they truly exceeded my expectations. I have been to many weddings, and I have seen photographers who take pictures because it's their job. Amy and her crew take pictures because they see the beauty and magic in something and need to capture it. I remember distinctly telling Amy that my adorable nephew/ring bearer was getting his hair combed while in his tux, and I saw Amy's eyes light up -- she immediately rushed to ensure she capture the photo, and you could almost see the creative juices flowing through her mind. She is the most eager and thoughtful wedding photographer I have ever seen, and I am incredibly thankful that she was there to capture my wedding day.
Amy, Mekina, and Leandra are true professionals. They are experienced and courteous, and were able to take charge - directing people where they needed to go and when - in the way in which you hope your photographers operate. Further, some pictures were even ready for my viewing the day of the wedding (which were then displayed on a laptop at the reception), and my entire picture collection was available electronically two weeks after my wedding. TWO WEEKS! I was pleasantly shocked. Amy's prompt, yet still unbelievably flawless service is impressive.
Last but not least - there were a few "hiccups" on my wedding day that added some stress and caused some delays to our schedule (such as our limo being late, which caused me stress and delayed our pictures). Amy and her crew truly showed their true colors when this happened, by helping out. For example, while we were rushing to get to the church, they helped us make sure we had everything with us in the limo. They were there to lend an extra hand when something unexpected occurred, even though it had nothing to do with the pictures. I truly appreciated them going above and beyond what I hired them to do.
Overall, I highly recommend Amy Rizzuto (and Mekina and Leandra) for your wedding. I wish I had another momentous life event coming up so I could book Amy all over again!
Its hard to find the words to say how captivating Amy really is as a photographer. From start to finish our engagement photos and wedding photos were breathtaking! She truly captured our love in photographs and the love our family and friends have for us as a couple. Amy is not only a professional but someone who truly cares about every single couple she shoots. I am an extremely picky person when it comes to photographs and Amy exceeded every expectation I've ever had.
She answers emails or questions promptly, she really guides you when you need it for stances and poses, she allows suggestions so your own creativity can also shine through (not like you need it ! Amy has such visions and her photos are just stunning)
On your wedding day you really want someone who knows what they are doing and who genuinely ENJOYS what they do, and that is Amy through and through.
Amy truly made David and I feel warmly welcomed and completely comfortable in front of the camera at all times. I felt like a beaming gorgeous bride and I now have the photos to prove it!
If i had to choose one thing from my wedding that I would never change or replace its Amy as my photographer.
Amy did an amazing job with our wedding. We ended up with stunning pictures of every moment of our special day. Amy was so great to work with. She came in with ideas and a mission to capture perfect pictures. She made sure to get the photos we wanted, and then filled in the rest with her own picture ideas. She was so fun and handled our 22 person wedding party wonderfully. We were so excited to watch the slide show she made using our first dance song and a few of her favorite photos the day after the wedding. We also used her photo booth, which was so fun and left us with some adorable and goofy pictures. She was so well organized in everything she did for us, she is absolutely wonderful. We are so thankful and fortunate to have the beautiful wedding pictures she captured.
Where do I even begin with this amazing and gifted photographer?! Hiring Amy was easily the best decision I made about my entire wedding (oh - aside from marrying the groom of course!).
I think two most important things in choosing a photographer are their work and their personality (you don't want to feel awkward when you're posing for a camera). I knew from her website I loved Amy's work, but I could tell immediately when I met her that her personality made me feel so at ease it was as if we were old friends. When I met Mekina, her second photographer, the day of the wedding I felt the exact same way. They are both just so nice!
Between my engagement & wedding photos, I can't begin to say how many people complimented my pictures...like raved about them (even people I didn't know!). They are truly incredible - there are pictures that capture such special moments where I didn't even know they were present. It takes such a talented photographer to capture such raw emotion like they both do.
Additionally they helped make the wedding day so smooth. They were on top of every event that was happening and knew ahead of time where on the premises we should take pictures. Mekina even helped me with my hair when my headpiece started to fall.
Thank you Amy & Mekina - you are the definition of a Dream Team!!
From the moment that my fiancé (now husband) and I met Amy at the coffee shop Drip in Madison, NJ we instantly knew that she was the one that we wanted to take our engagement photos! Not only did she show us some of her beautiful work, but she was so sweet and kind. She is the type of person that you sit down with and feel like you have known forever. We absolutely loved our engagement pictures and had such a wonderful time with Amy that we then asked her if she would be able to travel to Riviera Maya with us to capture our destination wedding! At first we thought that bringing our photographer with us to Mexico might not be in our budget, but after going over what things were really important to us we decided that having breath taking photos to last a lifetime was worth every penny. Amy brought along her wonderful assistant Mekina Saylor to Mexico with her and everyone loved them both! They were so nice, sweet and helpful throughout the whole process. They went way above and beyond the role of a wedding photographer. From patting the sweat off my face in the intense Mexico heat, to reapplying my lipstick. They even scouted out the abandoned mansion that I had mentioned that I wanted to get photos at a few times before my wedding day so they knew where the perfect photo spots were for my big day! To this day my husband and I say that bringing Amy to Mexico with us was the best decision that we made!! If you are looking for a fun loving and kind photographer that not only will get along wonderful with you and the wedding party, but also take amazing photos then you should definitely consider Amy Rizzuto Photography!!! We cannot thank her and Mekina Saylor enough for everything that they did for us and are so glad that they were able to be such a special party of our wedding day!!
My review probably isn't necessary because her photographs speak for themselves, but I will attempt a review anyway.
My wedding was quite easy to plan because I knew every vendor I wanted. The only vendor I didn't have a clue about was our photographer. I searched on The Knot for Northern NJ photographers and came across Amy's website after checking out about 20 other sites. Her site blew every other site out of the water. I immediately contacted her and set up an appointment. She graciously drove to me and we sat and talked over coffee. Within 30 seconds, I knew Amy was who I wanted. She was so warm and friendly, I felt as if I were talking to a childhood friend. Her passion for her job was immediately evident. She loves love, and even more, she loves photographing those in love. Before I even finished my coffee, I had booked Amy for our wedding.
The day of the wedding, Amy and Mekina (her equally incredible second shooter...total dream team) showed up early to scope out the best scenery for the most spectacular photos. They made our family feel so incredibly comfortable and were so great with my young nieces. They made sure to take every picture we had requested with both friends and family.
A third photographer, Leandra, was in charge of the photo booth (GET IT!) and was just as fabulous! Those pictures were available on a special wedding website the next day for our guests to see, share, and download.
Aside from the fact that you want Amy and Mekina to be your best friends, my family commented on how unobtrusive they were, even though they captured every moment of the day. They even set up a slideshow toward the end of the wedding for guests to look at.
A few days after the wedding, Amy chose some of her favorite photos from the day and created a wedding slideshow set to the tune of our wedding song. The photos were simply breathtaking. Friends and family continue to rave about the quality of the images a month later.
Less than two months later I received an e-mail from Amy that our photos were ready. I had the best time looking at the over 1000 pictures that were captured that day. We didn't have a videographer, so seeing so many moments that we had missed was awesome! We are now in the process of creating our wedding album. One would think it would be a stressful process, but Amy has made it so incredibly easy. We will be choosing about 10 pictures that we want in the album and Amy will choose the rest! Whatever she does, I'm sure it will be nothing short of perfection!
Amy and her team turned our special day into the most perfect day! We can't thank or praise Amy enough! I'm sure I'll be seeing her work featured in many bridal magazines for years to come. BOOK HER!
Amy and Mekina were an absolute pleasure to work with. We felt completely comfortable with them the moment we first talked to Amy. They both were genuinely excited to be a part of our day and did an absolutely fantastic job with the photos. My husband and I are beyond thrilled with the end result. A personal favorite of ours was the slideshow from the day's photos at the reception. The guests loved it and so did we!
We were extremely happy with Amy Rizzuto Photography. Amy was incredibly easy to work with and really attentive to our needs and wants. She accommodated all of our wishes with ease and brought a ton or original and beautiful ideas "to the table." The final product was more than what we could have imagined. The pictures are out of this world and happily, our friends and family agree. We highly recommend Amy. You will not be disappointed.
We couldn't have been happier with Amy. She made us feel so comfortable, was so polite and easy to work with. Her assistant, Mekina, was wonderful as well and they made a great team on our wedding day. Our pictures came out amazing and have gotten so many compliments! The process of downloading all our photos was easy and convenient. We have nothing but great things to say about Amy Rizzuto Photography and would highly recommend her services to anyone.
When my husband and I met Amy, we knew she was the one! She was just amy-azing! She made everything perfect. She took the pictures I exactly wanted and then some more! She showed an amazing slideshow during the reception and I was shocked how beautiful they came out. (and these pictures were from that morning)
Be careful with other photographers. When meeting with some other photographers you could see that they took pictures and would put filters like on Instragram. AMY IS A PROFESSIONAL!
She understands and sees things that the normal eye can't. She is a joy to be around and a wonderful asset to my wedding. I plan on telling all of my friends to use her for their weddings!!!
SHE IS INCREDIBLE AND AMY-ZING! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! USE HER :)
All i can say is that you NEED to pick Amy Rizzuto as your photographer!!! From the first time I met her just a month after getting engaged, I knew that she was the perfect person to photograph my wedding. Amy has a heart of gold, and a true passion for what she does which is capturing real emotion in the most special moments of your big day.
Our engagement session in Grand Central Station and Central Park was so much fun, and I got compliments on the pictures throughout the whole year, and even on our wedding day! On the wedding day itself, Amy and second shooter Mekina were just amazing. My dad said today that it felt like they were part of the family, not just people you hire to photograph your wedding. Amy's intuition about shooting locations and the way she makes you feel so calm and relaxed throughout the whole day is truly a gift. My wedding came across in pictures how I always dreamed it to be :)
Before the wedding ended, Amy put up some of the pictures from the day on a laptop in the ballroom. The reaction from guests was just unbelievable..people coming up to us saying they can't wait to see the rest of them! Amy had one of our pictures up the next morning, and a beautiful blog of so many pictures up within two days set to our wedding song. We can't stop looking at it, and neither can our families, friends, and coworkers. I received all of my wedding photos within 7 weeks of my wedding day. They are truly stunning...and I have spent most of today trying to pick which ones to use for our thank you cards, because they are all so beautiful!!
Any bride and groom would be lucky to use Amy Rizzuto photography. While Amy has a true talent and passion for what she does, it is the warm smiles of her and Mekina that are like a ray of sunshine during a wonderful but chaotic day :)
From our engagement session to the day of our wedding Amy Rizzuto Photography was nothing less than exceptional. Amy was always quick to respond to any emails and questions we had. Amy and her second shooter Jessica made us feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera and they both worked so well together. They captured our special day and included every little detail which will remain with us forever. The slideshow at the end of the night and the sneak peek the following day were amazing. Without hesitation we would recommend Amy Rizzuto Photography for all your special occasions. You will not be disappointed.
Amy's work is simply fantastic. Not only is the final product beautiful, she is a pleasure to work with. She pays extremely close attention to details, and there isn't a single moment that goes uncaptured. My husband and I are beyond pleased with our wedding photographs, and I would recommend Amy Rizzuto Photography to anyone!
Amy was absolutely the most amazing photographer for our wedding day. She was so professional but still warm, kind and fun! She made everyone so relaxed and was able to capture so much emotion. Amy knew exactly where she wanted to photograph us and came so prepared. She made all of the portraits so easy and fun! Our photographs are amazing and I'm so happy to all of these memories from such a special day.
We also decided to have a photo booth at our wedding (Amy has this as an a la cart option) and it was SO much fun! The pictures are awesome and everyone had so much fun with the booth. I highly recommend adding this option to your package!
The best thing you can do for your wedding is to hire Amy! She's a wonderful photographer and truly captures the love and emotion that is part of your special day!
I had looked at a few photgraphers after I got engaged, but all of their photos seemed to be the same. I came across Amy's work, and I was blown away. The photos that she takes are unlike any other photos I've seen from a wedding photgrapher. After I met her in person, I knew that I had met my photographer.
Amy photographed both our engagement session and our wedding, and the photos were just beautiful. They were exactly what I envisioned for my wedding. Each photo was better then the last, and I honestly cannot choose one single photo as my favorite. Aside from being a great photographer, Amy is also an amazing person. She is friendly, caring, and truly loves what she does. She made sure to capture every little detail of our wedding, and I couldn't be more grateful.
My husband and I were nervous about taking photos at first, but she made it so simple and so easy to forget that you were actually in front of the camera. All of our family and friends think Amy did an amazing job on our photos, and we couldn't agree more. If you are looking for a photographer, look no further. You will NOT be disappointed with Amy Rizzuto Photography!!
Amy Rizzuto Photography did an absolutely incredible job with my wedding photos! I have had compliment after compliment on the 69 photos Amy had up after only a handful of days-she even had a few photos up that night! Amy and Mekina were so wonderful and made it so easy to be natural and get the photos we wanted. Amy got some of the most amazing shots and I could not have imagined anyone else shooting my big day. She's so kind and helpful, no extremely helpful. She goes beyond the call of a photographer to make sure everything is perfect! And Mekina was a savior! Not only did she fix my hair after a slight "snag" but she did it in less than 10 minutes at crunch time when we were rushing to leave for the venue! I would highly recommend booking Amy Rizzuto Photography. Just look at her photos and you will know why. Undeniably incredible!
There are "wedding photographers" and then there are "photographers who shoot weddings." Amy Rizzuto is the latter. She is a true artist who can capture the natural glimpses of her subjects' personalities and transform the ordinary into a dream-like vision. Amy and her team are professional, warm, easy to work with, deliver everything on time, and make the entire process a delight. You are in excellent hands with Amy Rizzuto Photography.
In addition to capturing the most beautifully natural, elegant, and timeless images, Amy is also dedicated to supporting her clients’ needs up to and during the wedding. We brainstormed a “first look” scenario, which ended up including balloons. Amy not only supplied the beautiful balloons, but she went so far as to deliver them to my venue the day before the wedding. She planned to visit the venue that day anyway because she wanted to make sure the lighting would be perfect for the time of day we wanted to take pictures outside. Needless to say, Amy’s attention to detail is impeccable.
Amy Rizzuto Photography was the best decision we made for our wedding day. Her work will exceed all your expectations.
I don't even know where to begin! Picking a wedding photographer was VERY important to us so we searched forever looking for the best one we could find. Amy Rizzuto Photography definitely exceeded our expectations. From start to finish, Amy and Mekina were very responsive, caring, and genuine. I truly felt like we were all good friends after just knowing them for a short while. They went above and beyond to ensure that they captured every detail of our wedding day PERFECTLY -- it is obvious how talented they are and how much they love what they do.
We couldnt be happier with our choice to use Amy Rizzuto Photography -- we now have soo many beautiful pictures of our special day that we will be able to treasure forever.
We HIGHLY recommend Amy Rizzuto Photography -- You will seriously not find anything better!
Amy was by far the answer to our prayers! After meeting with several photographers in the Northern New Jersey area, my husband and I were feeling frustrated with the lack of trust we had in any of them. Pictures were really important to us and we couldn't find anyone who understood our style. She was so nice from the minute we spoke and we felt like she really cared about us and our wedding. She listened to all our ideas and matched our style with hers. We felt like she gave us such personal attention it was like a life long friend was shooting our wedding. She met with us at the venue beforehand to go over ideas and was always really professional with responding quickly and helping us out. Her second shooter Mekina even ended up redoing my hair! Amy posted some pictures the night of the wedding and had a page on her blog within a week. I have had the most amazing compliments on my pictures and I am so happy with the choice we made. We are so grateful for the time and talent Amy put into our wedding. I would recommend her to anyone!
Amy Rizzuto Photography was utterly amazing! My husband and I originally planned our wedding in New York City and were referred to Amy Rizzuto Photography by a friend. Our wedding plans were interrupted by an unexpectant move out to Los Angeles and we had to cancel all plans for New York City and move the wedding to Charlotte, NC (where our family lives). Amy was very helpful with these changes and even came down to North Carolina (with our photo booth) to photograph our wedding.
Amy and Mekina were extremely professional. They showed up early the day of the wedding to get pictures of all the girls getting ready at the salon, followed us around all day capturing all the little moments that you never want to forget, and kept a positive mood even when a few things didn't go according to plan. The best part was, during the wedding reception Amy pulled out her laptop and started running a slideshow of pictures from throughout the day so people who weren't involved in the bridal party could still be a part of the full days event. The captured sweet moments from the ceremony and key events from the reception that meant a lot to me.
I could not ask for a better photographer and would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!
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Authentic . Fun Loving . Beautiful
Hi, I'm Amy, lover of unique photographs which capture the true spirit and authentic beauty of the people inside of them. By using a photojournalistic approach and soft natural light, your wedding day photographs will tell a story, communicating on their own, without a need for words.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Specialty: Photojournalism
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
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