Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

New York, NY
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4.9
out of 5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Responsiveness
4.9
Professionalism
5.0
Value
4.9
Flexibility
5.0
5.0

Finding the ideal wedding photographer can certainly be a daunting task - at least it felt that way for us. It's one of those decisions that you REALLY want to get right; as once your big day has passed all you have left are those photos. I first noticed Cappy's exquisite photography in Brides magazine and was so impressed that I immediately marked the article never thinking that I would be fortunate enough to work with her. That wedding actually took place in the same location as ours - Bridgehampton, NY. Could it be a sign that we were meant to be? Yes!! I was introduced to the miraculous Cappy a second time when our Wedding Coordinator (see my review for The Wedding Sitter) listed her on a preferred vendor list. After researching online into the wee hours & spending multiple lunch breaks on the phone with different photographers, the wedding Gods finally had mercy on me & brought Cappy & I together.

Please do yourself a favor & check out Cappy's website ASAP! Her work is stunning & truly captures the essense of each unique couple & event. She is a true artist & so she dedicates her entire being into her work (i.e., YOUR wedding day). Writing about the experience is bringing tears to my eyes because I am so deeply grateful. She used digital, REAL film & a very cool vintage camera! Her photographs have depth & feeling much like Cappy herself. She is an extraordinary woman and very fun to work with. We felt comfortable with her right away. Now move quickly because Cappy is published in all the fab wedding rags & you'll be a lucky bride if she's available. Step back & let her work her magic & make all your wedding dreams come true. :)

Cappy Hotchkiss Photography responded with the following comments:

Wow!! Thank you so much, Rachel and Chris. Your wedding was truly beautiful and I was honored to be there. Thank you for choosing me and thank you for such kind words. The pleasure was mine.
Cappy

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5.0

What can we say about Cappy? From the first moment we met here we just new it would be a great working relationship. She is super sweet, organized and willing to be creative and flexible. Whatever you want she will do everything to make it happen! "You want pictures outside, in the freezing cold with snow, no problem". Her pictures are to die for and we are so happy with them. We have gotten so many comments from friends and family stating "These should be in a wedding magazine". If you want pictures that are timeless and classy then Cappy is your girl!

Cappy Hotchkiss Photography responded with the following comments:

Dan and Ashley! What a great review to read. You guys made it easy--not many would brave the snowy elements for their photographer. What an amazing day it was.
Cappy

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5.0

Our experience with Cappy was wonderful. She really understood the look we were going for at our wedding, the pictures at both our beach house and the vineyard came out beautiful!

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5.0

Cappy is a wonderful photographer. Her work is simply amazing and she is so fun to work with. The day of the wedding we barely realized she was there/she was so unobtrusive but truly captured the essence of our day right down to the expression on our faces. She also asks you alot of questions before your day so she knows what you are trying accomplish and what photos are important to you. I would highly highly recommend her. She is truly worth it.

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1+ year ago
5.0

Cappy was a pleasure to work with, and our photos are gorgeous. She used a variety of cameras, so we ended up with a great mix of new digital images and old vintage prints. She was easy going and fun to be with. We would highly recommend her.

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5.0

Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without Cappy! Right from the start, we knew that deciding to work with her was one of the best decisions that we made. She completely understood our vision and was able to capture our day in the most beautiful way. From the engagement shoot to the wedding, she always made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. Cappy took such incredible pictures of all the important moments on our day, yet, our favorite pictures were the small moments when we didn't even realize she was shooting. We strongly recommend working with Cappy and have her to thank for capturing our wedding day in the most magical way!

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Sheri
1 Review
05/04/2013
5.0

Cappy was a pleasure to work with. We love the photographs! She captured every moment and we would recommend her to anyone!

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2+ years ago
5.0

Cappy shot both our wedding and rehearsal dinner. WE LOVE our photos. She is so sweet and professional and truly captured all of the important moments throughout both days. We didn't have a videographer and I feel like our pictures easily tell the story of both nights. She even managed to get all of the "posed" shots thad we had requested. We really enjoyed working with her and couldn't imagine having anyone else share our special day.

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5.0

Cappy is amazing! Our photographs are perfect and I couldn't have asked for anything more :)

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5.0

In short, Cappy was every couples dream photographer.

My husband was really focused on finding a vendor who could capture every special moment and turn it in to a work of art. After searching high and low from overseas (We are based in the UK), we found Cappy. Correspondence across the Atlantic commenced and we arranged to meet in NYC to have a chat and see how we got on; we loved her blog and portfolio but it seemed important to us that we 'clicked' too. In person, Cappy is warm, professional and clearly extremely competent at what she does. We spent a lot of time going over our thoughts for the big day and discussing the various types of films and cameras to be used.

On our wedding day, Cappy was prompt and perfect. She spent the whole day making sure that nothing was missed and that we had a complete and stunning photographic account of what happened. We quickly received all of our photos presented beautifully and digital copies too.

The quality of the photographs were beyond anything we'd expected and truly look like something from a magazine. We will cherish them forever and are indebted to Cappy for all of her hard work.

I've been meaning to write this review for ages, but I can promise that anyone who needs a high quality, talented photographer for their NY wedding need look no further than Cappy. If you're interested, we're on her blog under 'Brits in Brooklyn.'

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Eileen
1 Review
08/11/2012
5.0

We love Cappy! She listened to our needs and captured so many of those incredible moments that we either a) missed or b) experienced but never want to forget. She also did our engagement photos which are stunning as well.

Our photos are incredible - we will treasure them forever. Thanks, Cappy!

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2 Reviews
2+ years ago
5.0

We absolutely loved working w Cappy. She's fun, creative, and made us and our family feel at ease while being photographed. She takes her craft seriously and produces beautiful results.

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5.0

My fiance and I couldn't be happier with Cappy's photographic expertise. She was incredibly easy to work with and professional throughout. She truly cares about you and the entire event, which shone through in the exquisite photographs. My fiance and I had some traditional group posed photos with friends/family, including just him and I alone, and the rest were candid: exactly what we wanted. Cappy knows exactly what you are looking for in photographs without you having to say a word. She truly makes you feel special, without being over the top gushy. She uses both digital and film cameras which made for gorgeous, authentic photos. We would recommend her to any of our friends soon to be married.

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5.0

Cappy was the photographer for our August 6, 2011 wedding. From the
very beginning when we first contacted and booked the date with Cappy,
she was prompt in her communications, professional, and warm. She was
primarily concerned with ensuring we got the photographs we dreamed of
and impressed us all along the way. Cappy is more than just a
technician with a camera, she has a true artist's eye, sense of
perspective, color, framing, and the dramatic! We looked at portfolios
of several potential photographers and were continually disappointed
with the casual feel of most wedding photographers photos. My husband
and I wanted gallery quality photos that we could cherish for years to
come and that wouldn't look like they were taken by just anyone with a
digital point and shoot camera. When we saw Cappy's work we knew she
was it! Her portfolio is full of beautiful, unique images that tell a
story. She is able to capture relationships, emotion, and time. When
we received our photos in the mail from Cappy, we were just amazed and
overjoyed. In addition to producing a phenomenal product, Cappy was a
pleasure to have at the wedding and worked with guests and the wedding
party with fun and humor. She was prompt, polite, didn't miss a moment
and we really could not have been happier with her work. On our
wedding day it rained and Cappy was persistent and resourceful in
figuring out how to still capture the photos we really wanted. Her
first priority was making sure she got the best photos and she was
able to do this with grace and diplomatically worked with the Inn
owner to arrange the necessary movement of people to make it all
happen. I felt like at that moment she was my best advocate as I was
feeling overwhelmed and would have just gone along with whatever
anyone told me to do. Cappy had the beauty of our day as a priority
and I am grateful for that! She is a true professional and a true
artist.

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5.0

Cappy was SO easy to work with and our pictures were incredibly beautiful and poignant. She got exactly what we wanted/needed. She and her assistant were almost totally in the background, so I was amazed at how intimate the photos were. No one felt like she or the assistant were in anyone's way. Cappy is so nice and thoughtful and funny, it was a joy just having her around. She's so experienced, so she had great advice! I loved that Cappy shot on both film and digital and used an assortment of different cameras, filters and techniques. Cappy was totally flexible! I loved that we didn't have to buy a package and just paid her by the hour. I was so happy to get all of the pictures at the end and be able to customize albums myself for everyone in our family. I have already recommended Cappy to all of my friends getting married...I loved her!!!!!!!

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5.0

Cappy was a pleasure to work with.

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