45 total reviews
Emma shot our wedding last Sep in Montauk. I had an amazing experience throughout the process. First, when we met her in person and saw her sample albums, she immediately stood out among all the other photographers we met with. She stayed on top of things prior to our wedding and checked in with us and make sure she stayed on top of schedule and details of that day. On OUR WEDDING DAY, she and her partner were extremely professional, and her presence really calmed me and my husband down!! Last but not least, when we received the photos and her design on the album, we were so happy with the pix. all our friends and family loved the album as well! she is extremely responsive as well. We highly recommend her!!! thank you so much Emma!!
I could not have had a better experience from start to finish with Emma. I so highly recommend her to everyone I meet - not just because her work is FANTASTIC but because she was so nice and easy to work with. She responded within a day to any email I sent which was very helpful since most of my vendors had to be followed up with two and three times for answers. I can't even begin to describe how GORGEOUS my pictures came out. We get endless compliments on them and I'm so happy that I now have a beautiful way to remember our wedding day. We also used Emma for videography - I haven't received the DVD yet but I'm sure that will be fantastic too. If you look at her website you'll see how great her use of color is and how beautiful and artistic the shots are. I gave Emma a list of 'ideal' pictures to get (candid shots, posed shots, details of the decor, etc). I heard her ask the second photographer several times throughout the night if he had gotten everything I asked for. And they both did. We also extended the reception by almost 2 hours and even though they had traveled out of town to shoot my wedding they had no problem staying. They were amazing.
"I hired Emma to shoot my small wedding a few years ago, since then she has worked with us on many family events including family portraits when my Mother was visiting from overseas, my baby shower and son's brisk. She also has been hired to shoot my brothers engagement and upcoming wedding. She has become a friend of our family and we are so glad to have her capture our life's most precious moments."
Emma Cleary and her team did the photography and video for my wedding a month ago. I have already gotten a chance to see my photos digitally, and they are beautiful! I am really happy with the way they turned out- Emma does an especially great job with posing and framing the more artistic shots.
Prior to the wedding I had put together a Pinterest page with ideas of the shots I wanted, and shared the page with Emma. It was super easy and turnkey, she prepared by reviewing/studying the ideas, and showed up ready to go.
From a service standpoint, she is willing to go the extra mile for her clients. Emma was a professional and was one of the easiest vendors to work with.
Really happy with my decision to have chosen to go with Emma on both photo and video- I didn't have to worry about managing another vendor as she took care of both seamlessly. She listened to my input about not wanting video of us posing for still-shots, and took notes. While I haven't seen the video yet, based on the quality of my photos, I look forward to a cinematographic experience on the video!
We used Emma Cleary for our wedding and I have to say she far exceeded our expectations. Emma was prompt, kind and organised – she stayed on top of things both prior to our wedding and on our wedding day. Emma was extremely professional, and her presence was very relaxed and supportive. We cannot even begin to describe how perfect our photos are. Emma took many artistic shots, elegant photos with beautiful backgrounds as well as candid shots. The photos were natural yet breathtaking beautiful. We were amazed at how Emma was able to capture the unscripted moments; it was great to see the photos of the guests enjoying themselves as much as we did. We have never had so many compliments on photos. Her work speaks leaps and bounds for itself. We are so lucky we found her, you will not be disappointed!
My wedding was small but Emma made sure that it translated into pictures into the intimate fun affair we had. She was professional and understanding of both our budget and the ideas we had for that day. I strongly recommend her.
I have to say that I was very, very picky in picking my wedding photographer and met with a few different people. After meeting with Emma, I couldn't stop thinking about how much I loved her work and knew I had to hire her for our wedding ASAP and I am SO HAPPY that I did. Aside from capturing the important pictures of me and my husband, she got a lot of great pictures of things I never got to see the day of and I felt like I was reliving our wedding day through her pictures which is exactly how it should be. Emma is a natural - she has never been to my venue before and was still able to find the best spots for pictures. Emma was easy to communicate with leading up to the big day and was even able to respond to my (many) emails when she was halfway around the world. We had a big wedding, 240 people, and Emma & Massimo (second photographer) did a great job, everyone is blown away by the pictures. This won't be the last time we use Emma for our events.
Our wedding was held at Jericho Terrace in Mineola, NY and we took pictures prior at the Old Westbury Gardens.Emma was great from start to finish! Staying on top of every email correspondence and submitting insurance documentation promptly. We really appreciated the fact that our photographers had done a lot of research on the venues prior to our wedding day and was so well prepared. Aaron and Dimitri coordinated our "first look" shots and were so easy to work with. They really made me feel at ease( which is huge for a bride!). Our day was filled with so many emotions; laughter, tears of joy, and a seriously high energy dance party reception!! It was hard to imagine how this would all translate into photos, and without a doubt my husband and I are beyond pleased with the outcome. As we went through our photos we found ourselves experiencing and reliving all the joy and emotion of our day. The photos were incredible!! We are so happy we made the decision to go with Emma Cleary photography. These memories will truly last a lifetime!
I used Emma Cleary for my July 4, 2014 wedding and I have to say she far exceeded my expectations. I met Emma through a friend who used her for her wedding and I am so happy I did. Her shots were excellent and her use of color and having the pictures come out so vibrant is truly remarkable. I have received so many compliments on my pictures and how the colors pop and I haven't even received the actual album yet! In addition to her great shots, her and her assistant's presence at the wedding was amazing as they were able to get all the important shots and candids without being all in my face/space and without blocking my guests' view of important moments throughout the day which I loved! Also, Emma did my engagement photo shoot in Central Park the October before my wedding and I loved those shots as well. She is great to work with and you will not go wrong by booking her! Thanks Emma!
I had a friend that referred me to Emma Cleary and I was sooo glad. The photographs from our wedding are absolutely stunning and captured every moment so that we can relive it forever! She was always prompt, responded quickly to emails and was very professional. We also had her photograph our rehearsal dinner for 1 hour, which was wonderful as well. I was originally drawn to Emma's photography because of the natural & modern look, and am happy to say that our photos came out just as envisioned. We had her for the 1 hour on rehearsal dinner evening, then Emma + 2nd photographer assistant for 8 hours wedding day as well as a Videographer. I think the lineup was perfect and we will cherish the photos & video forever.
We met Emma through a referral of a friend. She shot our friend's wedding which we attended and we were so blown away with the pictures we had to have her for our wedding! Our wedding was overseas and we got most of our vendors locally but we knew we had to have Emma come from New York! We have so many fabulous images to remember this special day. Emma worked hard to capture a great variety of shots and cover the event as fully as possible and we are forever grateful for that.
We had Emma and Dimitri as our wedding photographers this past October and are so pleased with how everything turned out! It started with a meeting at Emma's apt where she showed us her collection and what a great eye she has for beautiful photos. She's wonderful at catching the little candid moments, which is what we preferred over staged group shots (but of course, we had some of those as well). Her and Dimitri arrived promptly at our hotel and were very accommodating (even with a small transportation glitch) and turned around our photos so fast! It's going to be so hard to choose what gets to go in our album, but we'll definitely continue to look at these for years to come!
So happy we chose Emma to shoot our engagement and wedding photos. Emma, and assistant photographer Dimitri, are both wonderful. Emma is very responsive, professional, patient and incredibly talented. Our photos are absolutely beautiful. She captured our day perfectly, and took so many interesting, lovely shots I couldn't even have imagined. I would absolutely recommend Emma without hesitation.
I used Emma for my engagement shoot and wedding (Nov. 2nd). She was very dependable and professional. She was on top of things and knew how to get the shots we wanted during the hectic day of our wedding. I have yet to see the wedding photos (so excited, fingers crossed). She is very talented & also great at retouching so I'm sure they will turn out lovely no matter what. As for the engagement shoot, I never looked prettier. Will update once I get the wedding photos!
Emma Cleary exceeded my expectations. She photographed both our engagement photos and our wedding day. She is unbelievably talented and I would recommend her to any bride.
We hired Emma Cleary to do our photography for our wedding on 8/3/2013. It was the best decision we could have made. When beginning the process in finding a photographer, I spent hours on the internet looking at photos/photographers. I was immediately struck by the beautiful ease in Emma’s photos. The brides, grooms, families, and settings in all her photos looked transcendant, easy, and beautiful. Emma did just that with our photos as well. We had a South Indian wedding, which is loaded with color, opulence, and tradition. The day was a stressful one, lots of people to coordinate and include, but I wasn’t able to see it once in Emma’s photos. Emma was able to capture all the beautiful moments and we all looked amazing. Emma was on time, and ready to go the minute she arrived. She clearly had studied my list of requests and was able to photograph everything I had asked for. She engineered the perfect backdrop for “our first look” and took charge in just the right way to keep family from intruding on this special couple moment. I really appreciate the work that she did and will have beautiful photographs to remember this amazing day for the rest of my life.
Emma was a delight to work with and answered all questions and concerns in a timely manner before and after the wedding. She took an enormous amount of quality photos the day of the wedding and we were so pleased with the results!
Emma and her team were nothing but professional, a delight to work with! After battling the 90 degree plus day and endless night of dancing Emma's quality never faltered. She worked seamlessly throughout the event and was always on point.
We love reliving our special day, from the intimate moments to the candid fun loving photos which are incredibly wonderful and the turnaround time is incredible! Her work speaks leaps and bounds for itself. There is hardly a photo that required any touchups. She is a true photographer who is naturally talented utilizing lighting and positioning allowing her to artistically capture breathtaking shots.
I would absolutely recommend Emma for your wedding. My husband and I met with Emma in her apartment to do a consultation. She was friendly and very happy to work with us to get everything we wanted within our price range. We really wanted a second shooter so she brought Aaron with her. I'm really glad we ended up doing two shooters because I think it gave us a lot more choices. Between the two of them, they captured every moment (including some I had no idea happened!).
Emma's style is very photojournalistic, so she does not do lots of the standard posed photos. I personally like this because I think the best pictures are the ones that capture a natural moment. We had to wait a few weeks after our wedding to get the pictures back because our wedding was at the height of wedding season, but it was worth the wait. There were so many great shots, my husband and I felt like we were reliving the day again. Everyone that saw our photos also commented on how amazing they looked (and many of them stole a picture to use as a profile picture!).
Booking Emma was by far one of the best decisions we made with vendors. We got a great product at a great price.
We had our wedding on 5/26/2013 and we worked with Steven. He was fantastic and worked well with our videographer who from time to time would make his own suggestions, but Steven was very polite and listened and made it work. We had a lot of posing pictures but most of them were photo-journalism style, just candid shots when you least expect it. It's fantastic because you get to see real emotions and expressions. We look forward to working with Steven again soon.
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Beautiful, creative, flawless photojournalism.
Emma and her team will capture the precious moments between you & your partner on your most special day. Emma is a true artist, a skilled painter and professional photographer trained in Parsons School of Design, each photo is a work of art. She has been creating beautiful images for over 10 years.
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Other Styles: Boudoir, Trash the Dress
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013