One of the best aspects of being a photographer is that whether it be on a wedding day or another event we are rarely alone in the field which is why we have created this page.
We wanted people to know who some of our absolutely favorite people to work with are!
Chances are the people listed here aren’t just other wedding vendors or random companies. These people are trusted friends and colleagues which is why we are recommending them to you! This section is broken down into multiple categories so keep scrolling down you might even find an acoustic ukulele player thats also a florist! (ok maybe not that combination but you get the idea)
Classic Casino Productions
Alison Eames and Martin Eames
516-781-3701 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok so I might be a little biased here but my parents rock. Not only are they amazing people but their company has been around for over 30 plus years providing casino entertainment to the greater tri state area and beyond. Honesty, integrity, equipment like no other and a staff to match. I have witnessed first hand just how amazing their events are from start to finish whether it be a fortune 500 company’s corporate bash, to a fundraiser for an amazing cause, all the way down to a backyard birthday party. Each and every event is treated with the same respect and attention to detail! Not to mention their tables are hand made by my mother and father, from conception ( my mother’s incredible artistic ability to design the tables) to execution. (my father working his magic with a skill saw, sander, and hours at their warehouse making sure each table is ready for your next event)
“Why Gamble With Your Next Party When You Can Have A Sure Winner With Classic Casino Productions Inc.”
It really is a true statement, there are so many imitators out there why take the chance when you can have the original Classic Casino Productions!!
Barratini Productions DJ Entertainment
(631) 979-2662 / email@example.com
All I can say about Barratini Productions is Wow. I first had the pleasure of working with Kevin and his crew just over a year and a half ago and I was immediately impressed not only with their set up and music (sound and selection) but their professionalism as well.
Lead emcee James called over all the vendors for a meeting myself included and made sure we were all on the same page with the schedule of events and constantly asked us how they the DJ’s could help us to make the event even more amazing. I could not get over how outgoing and personable they were not to mention how put together and polished their entire crew was. Highly recommend Barratini Productions!
After Hours Live Music and DJ Entertainment
Phil Vol Laro
(631) 736-2921 / firstname.lastname@example.org
I honestly cannot say enough good things about Phil and his entire crew. Walking into a venue and seeing Phil and his DJ’s there is literally only one thought that comes to mind and I genuinely mean this….
“I might get arrested tonight”
(I promise that isn’t true…. maybe)
My other thought is “this is going to be an amazing party plain and simple”. Between Phil’s outgoing personality and his talented DJ’s I don’t think I can remember a party I have been a part of with him and his staff that I didn’t leave exhausted from dancing. ( I mean photographing I swear)
A Tiffany Bride Makeup Artistry
631-988-4541 / email@example.com
Christina Amador Beauty
Randi Ross Hair Design
Randi Berland Ross
(516) 532-9134 / firstname.lastname@example.org
I was fortunate enough to meet Randi at one of my absolute first weddings and we have been friends ever since. Her sweet and fun demeanor coupled with her incredible talent make her an obvious choice for this list. I honestly don’t have enough space on the internet for all of the amazing things I could say about her! We have had the chance to work together on multiple occasions as well which has been a blast and every one that comes in contact with her comes away smiling and looking fabulous!
Stacy Hair Design
(516) 728-3525 / email@example.com
Family and / or Newborn Photographers
(this section might be a little long as I tend to know some awesome photographers)
Elizabeth Kristin Photography
September Blue Photography
(516) 345-0645 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Where do I begin to describe Sandra? You know in movies when there is an argument in a crowd and one person says like one word and everyone else stops and listens? In my mind that person is Sandra and that one word came from her. I’ve actually had the pleasure of being with Sandra on one of her newborn shoots and to watch her work is just impressive. She is so caring and tender with each infant, attentive to mom and dad’s needs and wants, all the while keeping a calm collected demeanor while conducting an amazing photo shoot effortlessly and efficiently. Its amazing to me the juxtaposition her images maintain. From a photography stand point her images are razor sharp, drawing your eye where she wants it to look, all the while maintaining a softness and sense of comfort you would hope for when working with a newborn or family.
Max Grey Studio
Max Grey really is an inspired artist with a studio and office space in the heart of bustling Garden City. Her style is one that is all her own and she has built an amazing team around her. Whether its adorable newborns or intimate family portraiture Max’s work speaks solely for itself and truly embodies her tag line…
Leslie Simmons Photography
(516) 902-2306 / email@example.com
Leslie is yet another amazing photographer here on Long Island that was a definite choice for this list. Her images are breath taking and she is both fun and friendly to work with. Not only is she an amazingly talented family photographer but a triple threat in that she also shoots wonderful maternity photos as well as beautiful boudoir imagery as well.
Creative Heart Arts
631-872-6614 / firstname.lastname@example.org
I could probably write a book on how awesome Tara is. I consider myself lucky to not only call her a colleague but a great friend as well. As a photographer its always awesome to have other professionals to bounce ideas off of and to strategize with. It’s also great to have a friend you can just talk to and be real with as well. Tara embodies both and is a wonderful artist not only in photography but has a BA in Visual arts and a Masters in Instructional technology and is a certified NYS art teacher. She has been specializing in portraits ( fine art ) her entire art career. Several years ago her interest spread to natural light portrait photography and has captivated the Long Island audience since.
Melissa Calise Photography
I can’t say enough great things about Melissa, she’s an unbelievably creative photographer who brings that mindset into each shoot she is part of. Whether they are in studio sessions or her absolutely gorgeous Snow Maternity photos her images will blow you away. Like many of the other people on this list she is a great friend as well and an amazing mom and wife. Every time we have spoken we always end up laughing and its always a great experience. Take a look at her site or her Facebook page and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Beautiful Beginnings Flowers
Lori Volpe Dietrich
(516) 933-2526 / email@example.com
Beautiful Beginnings Flowers is quite literally the only florist I will recommend. Their professionalism, care, and pride in their work, not to mention attention to detail in my opinion make them the best. Not to mention owner Lori does amazing work with the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. (I may or may not want to steal like 1039092384092384 puppies from her whenever I see her post pictures but who’s counting)
That being said whether its a pop of color, something beautiful, or more, in my opinion there is only one florist out there worth checking out and that is Beautiful Beginnings Flowers.
Stationary and Details
Allison Vaz Designs
(516) 325-1431 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison is an incredible stationer and calligrapher who specializes in wedding stationary items and letterpress. Not to mention she is a blast to be around and so incredibly creative and talented!
The AV Design Factory
516-430-7946 / Angela@avdesignfactory.com
You definitely need to check out Angela’s work, she has an aesthetic and a visual comprehension that is unparalleled. Her attention to detail is incredible and her work is stellar!
I.T. / Technology / Web Design
(516) 340-3043 / email@example.com
Paul is a great friend of mine and a like minded foodie. He is also an incredibly talented cosplay photographer in his own right who has been highly regarded for his talents both behind the computer and behind the lens. He saved my iMac from the scrap heap and has been helping his customers find I.T. and web solutions that work for them. His easy going demeanor and knowledge make him an amazing candidate for your I.T and web needs.
Gotham City Technologies
(718) 747-8411 / firstname.lastname@example.org
When I think of Ron Mason I think of two things. The first is our running joke where always calls me Chris due to a pool tournament organizer forgetting my name for a number of years. The second and in my opinion more important is his commitment to customer service. I have personally seen his dedication and hard work to make sure presentations have been nothing but perfect. He is the go to man in the Billiard World and beyond for his knowledge and expertise and it is not hard to see why. He is constantly updating his own equipment and knowledge to make sure he is not only prepared for whatever comes his way but prepared to help his clients succeed.