Celeste Hernandez Photography is a wedding photographer in Manhattan, New York. She services weddings throughout the tri-state area and worldwide, specializing in weddings and elopements. Celeste aims not to direct your day, but to be a witness and capture your memories so they’ll last a lifetime.
Celeste studied in Madrid, Spain, earning her Bachelor’s in Fine Art & Photography and her Master’s in Graphic Design. She eventually moved to New York City in 2013. Although she spent time working for Harper's Bazaar and Esquire, Celeste left the fashion industry in 2016 to focus her photography on weddings, simply because she loves them and loves couples.
Celeste Hernandez Photography brings a contemporary, natural, photojournalistic style to your wedding. They offer a variety of services to help capture the smallest, most beautiful details:
Celeste Hernandez Photography is also happy to offer couples additional services, including destination/travel, toning, and wedding portraits. Couples even have the option to memorialize their photos on items other than albums and digital files:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Katherine Scherr · Getting married on 08/07/2020
So glad I found Celeste!
When I started planning my wedding, I knew the photographer would be the most important element for me. I wanted to remember the feeling of the event, and I wanted pictures that felt authentic and showed the real me! Celeste was recommended to me by a friend who is also a wedding photographer, and she was a joy to work with. She is so warm and nurturing and worked with our difficult schedule (we live far away from the wedding venue) to arrange an engagement shoot so we could meet in person before our wedding. She made me feel at ease from the moment I met her (I am awkward in front of cameras usually so this was a relief) and on our big day she was there every time we turned around, capturing candid moments. I'm so happy with how my pictures came out and I would recommend Celeste to anyone!Sent on 09/30/2019
Chelsea Phipps · Married on 09/20/2019
Most beautiful photos that truly captured us
Celeste was absolutely incredible! She exceeded all of our expectations. We have only seen a sneak peak of the photos from our day, but we are already so in love with them.Sent on 10/02/2019
Choosing a photographer was one of the most important decisions for my husband and I when planning our wedding — our photos would hold our memories of that day and we wanted someone who could capture us authentically.
I searched for months for a photographer whose style and editing I loved - I wanted someone who took more candid photographs of us in genuine moments, whose editing was natural, and who could capture the emotion of our wedding day and the special moments, not only between my new husband and I, but with the people we love most. Celeste was absolutely perfect.
I was living in Canada while planning our wedding, so unfortunately we didn’t get to meet Celeste until a couple weeks before the wedding when we did our ‘engagement’ shoot, but when we met up with her, she blew us away. She was warm, funny, and made us both feel completely relaxed. Neither my husband or I are very comfortable posing for photos, so she just gave us some minor direction and captured our love in a way that felt like us. (Plus, my husband and I went to Coney Island on one of our early dates, so it’s always meant a lot to us - I floated the idea to Celeste and she was immediately excited to shoot us there, even though it was a hike and a half for her).
Throughout the planning process, I was somewhat dreading the photos on the day because I didn’t want to miss out on cocktail hour, but Celeste makes taking photos so much fun. It’s like hanging out with a friend. We received our sneak peak and they are absolutely stunning! We can’t wait for the rest of the photos.
I adore Celeste! She’s such a sweetheart and so incredibly talented.
Thank you so much for everything, Celeste!
Catherine · Married on 09/14/2019
Best pictures and best time!
My husband and I really wanted to find a photographer that could capture our personalities and provide us with natural/intimate/beautiful pictures instead of over posed photos we had seen. Thankfully we found Celeste and got everything we wished for and more!Sent on 10/07/2019
From the first email Celeste was warm and inviting and let us ask as many questions as we had. But the ultimate best is getting to take photos with her - we had a blast at our engagement shoot chatting, walking, joking, and strolling in front of the camera. The same carried through to our wedding day - Celeste knew exactly where and when to be and when to provide us with help, but most of all we felt like we had a friend beside us all the time.
Celeste is truly incredible and we feel so lucky to have found her to capture our love together. We can't wait for the rest of our photos and hope we have another occasion soon to see her again!