Welcome to J & J Photography - New York City

Having your photograph taken is a very personal (and often stressful thing). At J & J Photography, we're dedicated to creating not only beautiful images, but making sure you feel comfortable every step of the way. It's our job to remove the stress, allowing you to relax while we capture your personality and document the special moments in your life. We look forward to developing an ongoing relationship with you and your family as it grows and changes.

Photography is not just about creating images, but capturing moments that are worth remembering for a lifetime. I am very passionate about capturing these fleeting moments whether I’m photographing weddings, family portraits or special events. 

When I launched J & J Photography, I was exclusively a New York City Headshots photographer (and this still makes up a good portion of the studio’s business), but I’ve grown from being a headshot photographer for actors and singers to a photographer shooting corporate headshots, family portraits and at the request of my clients – to whom I owe a debt of gratitude - I’ve become a NYC Wedding Photographer.

I take a relaxed, casual approach to all my portrait work and consider myself a wedding photojournalist in that I do not intrude on my couples enjoyment of their wedding day – I let them enjoy their celebration while I capture beautiful, candid images that really capture their personality. Recently, we have received recognition in the same-sex community as a studio that is proud to stand up for marriage equality by offering an Inequality in Marriage discount for gay wedding photography.

Many of my clients first met me as their headshot photographer, then asked me to be their wedding photographer and subsequently, they’ve asked me to photograph their family portraits as their families have grown, which is why at J & J Photography we say “Your Life Is Our Focus.”

J & J Blog

Phill and Jay's Central Park Wedding

June 4th, 2014

Phill and Jay travelled from Montana, where same-sex marriages are not yet legal, to get married in NYC with one of my favorite officiants, Rev. Samora Smith.  We met early on a Saturday morning so Phill and Jay could get married on the Imagine mosaic in Central Park before the park was flooded with people.  Our timig was just a little off - as soon as the ceremony started, tour groups started coming through and Phill and Jay ended...

same-sex wedding central park
Central Park Wedding location
Wedding at Imagine Mosaic Central Park
Unexpected guests at same-sex wedding in Central Park
Jay & Phill Central Park Wedding


GLBT Expo at the Javits Center

March 19th, 2014

As most of you know, I've been a big supporter of equal rights and marriage equality, so I'm so honored and excited to have been asked to be the "official photographer" for the 21rst GLBT Expo being held at the Javits Center this coming weekend in New York City!  I'll be roaming around taking photos, but I will also have a booth in the "wedding" section of the expo, so I hope you'll come by to see some...

GLBT Expo at the Javits Center


Supreme Court decsion on Prop 8 and DOMA

June 26th, 2013

Congratulations to all the same-sex couples in California - single, engaged, married - so happy to see Prop 8 overturned by the Supreme Court!  Likewise, congratulations to all the married same-sex couples throughout the U.S. who will now receive federal benefits with the court overturning DOMA!!  13 states and counting . . .


12th State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriages!

May 14th, 2013

Just got the Inequality in Marriage Discount updated on the website to reflect a discount of 39% (representing the 39 states that still don't recognize marriage equality) and  I already have another update to do! Minnesota has voted to recognize same-sex marriages - what a great couple of weeks it's been for marriage equality! 12 down, 38 to go!


Another One!

May 8th, 2013

Whoo-oo!!  Another state - Delaware - legalizes  same-sex marriage!  Feels like we're gaining some wonderful momentum on this issue!  We're celebrating by lowering the percentage of our Inequality in Marriage Discount to 39%!!


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