Emma Cleary Photo and Video


NYC and beyond, NY

About this Vendor

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.



A Variety/Blend of Styles

Other Styles

Boudoir, Trash the Dress

Starting Price Range



Contact Info

NYC and beyond, NY

Best Photographer

Reviewed on 1/05/2014 Rachel H

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.

Could not be happier...

Reviewed on 3/20/2015

Emma was fantastic, we could not have been happier. She was very quick and flexible in the first communications and also very flexible until the last moment. She was everywhere and yet, we never "really saw her" as she is so very discrete in her moving around both in the church as at our reception venue. We never really needed to ask her for any shots and whenever we did, she had already taken them... And then of course her photos were fantastic. A true artist at work with eye for details, light and composition. We could not have chosen better for our big day and would recommend her to anyone.

Great photos!

Reviewed on 3/09/2015 Alvin C

We are very happy with her photos. She was very easy to work with and great during all stages of shooting. During the actual event, she was everywhere. She captured many priceless moments during our special occasion and many of which we the Bride and Groom only saw after the event. We are grateful for her photos!

Amazing Photographer!!!

Reviewed on 1/07/2015

We interviewed a lot of photographers before choosing Emma and her team for our photo and video. I felt a personal connection with Emma more so than any other photographer. She seemed very pleasant and forthcoming with information. She was a great help in many aspects. She helped us to work out our schedule and offered some great suggestions before the wedding day, and on the wedding day she was very helpful and on point.

Beautiful/artistic/romantic wedding photos

Reviewed on 1/02/2015 Jessica L

I have nothing but praise to give to Emma Cleary Photography. Emma was the photographer for my wedding on 10/18/14 along with Massimo. Emma was so helpful during the entire wedding planning process and during the wedding. She responded promptly to every email I sent and was so meticulous in making sure she had every shot that I wanted taken during the wedding. And she is just the sweetest person ever which is nice during the stressful wedding planning process. And her photos are just gorgeous! They are so artistic and beautiful--every single one is a piece of artwork. I literally had tears in my eyes when I went through all of the photos because she captured so many memorable moments in such a beautiful way. My friends and family are also in love with the pictures and love the way she captured them enjoying the event as well. I did a lot of research during my wedding planning and did not find any photographer that took pics the way Emma does. She is just the best photographer out there. Hands down. I am so grateful to Emma and Massimo and could not imagine my day without them. They gave me the most romantic looking photos that I will cherish forever.

Incredible Talent Emma Cleary

Reviewed on 12/30/2014

It was such a pleasure working with Emma Cleary she is an incredible photographer and artist. She sees the world thru a lens and her images turn out like paintings. Emma is also extremely professional, assertive and direct. I would love to work with Emma again n the near future.

Emma Cleary - Top Notch Photography!

Reviewed on 11/20/2014 Kayla L

From the moment we met Emma to our post-wedding exchanges she has been nothing but professional and dedicated to her craft. Prior to our wedding day she was always prompt when it came to answering our questions and we had nothing but trust in her. On the day of the wedding Emma and Massimo got right down to business and despite the rain, multiple lighting changes and various locations they adapted and didn’t let anything get in the way of them getting a great shot! When we received our wedding photos we were thrilled! Emma captured every single detail and it allowed us to relive our wedding from start to finish. Emma also retouched all of our pictures making them look flawless. She had an ability to capture all of the little candid moments, without us even knowing she was taking a picture, therefore the photos felt so natural and are beautiful. We would highly recommend Emma and her team to anyone!

Superb service, Flawless photos

Reviewed on 11/15/2014 Nefitieri S

Emma and her team photographed our wedding in Nassau, Bahamas in February, 2014 and the experience was amazing. From the moment we first spoke to the delivery of the photos, we were impressed. My husband and I wanted pictures that told our story and captured special random moments throughout the ceremony and reception and they were spot on. The editing of the photos, the placement of the party and/or bride and groom, the lighting, location scouting...it was all perfect. It was also helpful that they were so friendly and outgoing because we were concerned that they would have a hard time traveling back and forth on a foreign island they weren't familiar with, but, they took the initiative to ask questions and use resources outside of what we told them before the festivities began. Ultimately, Emma Cleary Photography is creative, intuitive and avant-garde. We wish we could do it all over again and take 1000 more photos --- it would be worth it!

Emma Cleary

Reviewed on 10/30/2014 David S

Emma and team (she had two other colleagues) were Awesome!! As a groom who is not a fan of pictures, they were extremely professional and very easy to work with. They were quick and did not waste time, but also not rushed. We both were running late but Emma was very calm and helped us get all the locations my bride wanted in Central Park. During the reception, you knew they were there but they really mixed in well with the guests, almost as if they were part of festivities. I think this helped them capture all the key moments of the ceremony and festivities. They did a great job of including all the guest shots we asked for as well. I just showed the initial results to my family and they were blown away by her work. Very professional and extremely high quality results at a reasonable price.

Best Wedding Photographer in NYC!!

Reviewed on 10/30/2014 Payton R

If you want a photographer with an amazing artistic eye, who will capture you at your best on your wedding day.... hire Emma Cleary. Emma and her team photographed our wedding in Central Park last Friday. Emma is extremely professional and well-organized, such that I barely noticed she was there during the 'getting ready phase.' The first look and family photos were seamless and very fun! Emma has already shared the proofs with us and the photos are just amazing - works of art! As my sister said, there is an artistic suprise in nearly every picture! Based on the direction that Emma was giving during the 'first look' and 'family photos', she and Aaron truly captured us at our very very best! Because the team included two photographers and one assistant, we have a wonderful mix of posed and candid photos. Professional, artistic, and prompt!

The best there is.

Reviewed on 10/29/2014

Emma and her Team are so extremely talented. I could not believe how gorgeous the photos from our wedding turned out. I look at my photos almost every day and they still make me cry each time I look at them. every image is framed in such a way that they all look like a piece of art you could hang on your wall. Emma was so great to work with; she was so kind and attentive, she made us feel so comfortable and made the experience fun and easy. We are so fortunate to have been able to work with Emma on our wedding day and to have these amazing photographs.

Best Photography and Videography!!!!

Reviewed on 10/24/2014 Andrea H

Emma Cleary and her team are simply amazing! My husband and I are so pleased with her work! I met Emma three years ago when I had a photo session with her for my new head shots. My head shots came out fantastic! I was so happy with the results. When my husband and I started planning our wedding, I knew we had to have Emma shoot our special day! Fortunately for us, she was available! Emma was always so responsive and extremely professional. She always answered all of my questions and I always received super quick responses from her. I knew we were in good hands. The day of our wedding, Emma and her team arrived right on time and got to work right away. They were so professional and made us feel comfortable. The angles and shots captured of our wedding day were beautiful! Emma made sure all of our shot requests were fulfilled! Emma and her team were very discreet in their approach and most of the time we didn't even know they were there! We got our digital prints less than 2 weeks after our wedding! We were amazed at how quickly we received them! As soon as we chose our pictures for our albums, she immediately got to work on it! Our highlight reel is perfect and she managed to creatively incorporate our wedding theme. We can’t wait to see the full video! If you are looking for a wonderful photographer/videographer who is professional and talented, look no further than Emma Cleary!

Great job

Reviewed on 10/23/2014

I hired Emma to take my engagement photos in new York and she did an amazing job! We were on a time crunch and still managed to get some amazing shots. She was very helpful and took us to some great locations. Highly recommend her :) Oh and she sent over my final proofs within a few days!!!!

Bashful Bride's Look No More

Reviewed on 10/23/2014 Dana P

Im one of those people that doesnt like my photo taken, i just never like my photos. We knew when selecting our wedding photographer we needed to stress this to the one we chose. We searched and searched...we came across Emma Cleary's photos amd immedistely fell in love with her talent. The day of our engagement shoot i was so nervous. How akward is this going to be hating most every photo im in? Well to my surprise once we received our photos there were so many great candid shots i had a hard time just picking one for our save the dates. Bashful or not this is the photographer you want, Emma's talent is beyond the average and she is wonderful and very flexible to work with.

The perfect match

Reviewed on 10/23/2014

My fiance and I decided on a very simple intimate wedding on 12/12/12. We opted to splurge on high end photos and an unforgettable honeymoon instead of the typical 250 person wedding. We knew it would be extremely difficult to book a great photographer on what we suspected would be a very popular date. Emma came to the rescue and fit us in to her very busy schedule. We could not be more pleased with the outcome. Emma is as talented as she is accommodating and the photos were beyond amazing. Even for our modest wedding she showed an incredible attention to detail and her creativity and artistry was breathtaking. It was quite simply the perfect match.

Emma and her team did an AMAZING job!!

Reviewed on 10/23/2014 Jennifer R

Emma and her team did an AMAZING job taking photos before and during my wedding. She was quick to respond with both text and email, and very professional. The day of the wedding, she arrived exactly on time at our hotel and began shooting right away and did not stop until 8 hours later. We came across an obstacle where our original plan to shoot outdoors could not happen due to rain, but in the midst of uncertainty, she proactively called the venue to see if we can arrange for an earlier arrival for plan B, which shows she is able to think on the fly. She captured moments that we will forever be treasured. The outcome of the photos were AMAZING - really professional and you can see the skills she has. She added variety with color, angles, style, and detail which I loved. All our bridal party and parents were impressed and I could not have asked for better photographer on my wedding day. I highly recommend her. Thank you Emma!

Wonderful talent and service

Reviewed on 10/03/2014 Kay -

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!

Emma is so talented - we love our wedding photos!

Reviewed on 9/26/2014

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!

The best memories I will ever have !

Reviewed on 9/26/2014 Emma C

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.

So happy

Reviewed on 9/23/2014 Danit T

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.

Best Wedding decision we made!

Reviewed on 9/18/2014 Tiffany B

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!

Excellent Work!!

Reviewed on 9/03/2014 Nicole

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!

Photos last a lifetime!

Reviewed on 7/10/2014 Tara G

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.

Our wedding in Montauk

Reviewed on 2/21/2014 Jessie B

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!!

Our Trusted Family Photographer

Reviewed on 12/24/2013

"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."


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