Photography is one of my husband’s passions, and my academic research focuses on visual culture, so finding a great photographer to document our special day was a top priority for us. New York has always attracted talented artists, and we were ...
impressed with several of the photographers we interviewed, but even among this amazing group of professionals, Ron Soliman and his wife Bless clearly stood out: Firstly, they are exactly the kind of people you want to surround yourself with on your wedding day: Very warm and friendly, easygoing, absolutely professional, and – although they must have witnessed hundreds of weddings – still genuinely enthusiastic about each couple they work with. Secondly, Ron and Bless were the most experienced photographers we met, perhaps not measured in years, but certainly in terms of the range of ceremonies and wedding venues they have covered. As a biracial couple, we appreciated that they had worked with an incredibly diverse set of clients; we also valued that they were already familiar with our venue, the Central Park Boathouse, from multiple other weddings. Finally, and most importantly, we found their pictures to be truly unique – not just technically flawless, but with a real talent for finding the perfect angle, capturing raw emotions, and exploring new perspectives on century-old rituals. Although we had high expectations, we were still amazed when we received a sneak peak of our wedding pictures: Their photos are so artistic and beautiful, one might say that the Solimans re-define what wedding pictures can (and should) look like.
Ron is a true photojournalist and certainly deserves all the praise he has received in previous reviews (and more!), but we also want to give a big shout out to his amazing wife Bless: She is the invisible hand just outside of the frame who makes sure that the pose is flattering, the veil flying high, and the lighting perfect. Moreover, she is also a great photographer in her own right; some of our favorite pictures were taken by her. While it might not be the most important factor, it felt special to have our wedding documented by a lovely couple that truly embodies the respect and friendship (and fun!) that you hope to build and sustain in your own marriage; it is also hard to imagine that other photographers could match the intuitive understanding and seamless collaboration between this husband and wife team.
Of course, it is possible to find photographers in New York who will charge less to document your wedding, but overall, we feel that Ron Soliman offered an amazing value: Two photographers for the price of one, including an award-winning and extremely well reviewed photojournalist, who nonetheless doesn’t think twice about throwing himself in the mud to capture the perfect shot; unlimited hours (and energy) on your wedding day; a complimentary engagement shoot; a slideshow with sneak peak pictures during the reception, which left all of your guests speechless; and a beautiful present ¬– not to mention the priceless gift of gorgeous and unique wedding pictures that we will be treasuring a lifetime. Thank you, Ron & Bless!