In 2019, I fell in to wedding photography, when a friend of a friend had a last minute cancellation. It was a wonderful discovery for me, when I realized I could earn a living by taking pictures, which is what I've always loved to do anyway. In high school I always had film cameras and disposables. In college, I studied Studio Art and played around in the darkroom at CUNY Hunter, and I've basically carried one film camera or another at all times ever since! To this day, my favorite thing is getting a roll of film developed.
Being a wedding photographer combines my love of photography with the fun creative challenge of thinking quickly on your feet, and the deeply rewarding participation in the celebration of love between partners, friends and families. I really love getting to be quiet and observant on your day, fly-on-the-wall style, and getting to craft and compose meaningful portraiture of the characters in your life.
I shoot both film (35mm & medium format) and digital, as well as making Super 8 videos. I focus on making natural photographs that feel like joyful and intimate documentation. I want to leave you with special, colorful, meaningful images of you & the people you love enjoying life and spending time together.
It's been the thrill of a lifetime to see my work featured in Vogue, British Vogue, and on The Anti-Bride.
When not working, you will find me playing guitar, making ceramics, listening to music, watching documentaries, Agnes Varda movies, or Seinfeld. I also enjoy road trips, kumquats, laundry on a line,
hot fudge sundaes, and candles in the shape of things they are not! Bucket list locations for a wedding include Scotland (where my family lives), France (4ever),
California (Hello, Madonna Inn!) and Maine.
Being a wedding photographer is my actual dream job, and it's such an honor and joy to be a witness to all these special moments, from so close up.
Please feel free to reach out and contact me with anything you'd like to talk about!
I love to chat and would be so happy to hear from you.
T H A N K Y O U ! ♡ HARPER