"I WILL HAVE POETRY IN MY LIFE. AND ADVENTURE. AND LOVE. ABOVE ALL, LOVE."
~ Shakespeare in Love
My weddings may be small, large, peculiar, extravagant, simple, traditional, modern, gay, straight - what they all have in common is the desire to have artful photographs that feel authentic.
Let's find the real moments, the beauty in small things.
I've been telling stories my whole life as a designer, writer and filmmaker. I bring this background and a decade's worth of wedding photography experience to each of my couples. Your unique story is what motivates me to create artful, breathtaking, meaningful images.
I am a modern documentary photographer. Let me tell your story.
Wedding stories start at $5,000 which includes full day coverage.
I moved from Brooklyn to the beautiful Hudson Valley with my wife and two dogs on 3 acres in Rhinebeck, NY. I photograph unique weddings in the Hudson Valley, Catskills, New York City and beyond.
47 Reviews for Hudson River Photographer
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Caitlin & Andrew · Getting married on 04/09/2021
Diane was great both in terms of the photos we got and her general vibe/approach. Definitely helped us to relax knowing that she was all over the details. Total pro. Thanks!Sent on 11/17/2019
Jesse O · Married on 09/21/2019
Beautiful Work By a Total Pro
We could not have been happier we chose Diane as our wedding photographer. Her work is beautiful but also authentic — no cheesy, prom-style style images here. She captured our day perfectly, and she was somehow everywhere without us even noticing her once the party got going. Even more impressive, she had a preview set of images to us within days, and the full set in a matter of weeks.Sent on 08/22/2020
I gave Diane five stars flexibility — but I wouldn't necessarily call her flexible. She's a real pro, and she knows exactly what she's doing and how to do it well. She was totally accommodating, but also she made sure that she got what she needed from us. She was exactly as flexible and inflexible as she had to be in order to do her job well.
Our Catskills wedding was perfect, but, as city people, we also realized that lot of vendors worked on what we termed "upstate time." Calls weren't always returned, follow ups didn't always arrive. Except with Diane. You'll wish everyone you work with is as organized, responsive, and competent as Diane. She's the best.
Lauren Goldberg · Married on 09/15/2019
If a picture is worth a 1000 words, than we have 1 million wonderful words from our wedding, thanks to Diane! We had such a terrific experience working with Diane from the very beginning. While we didn’t do an engagement shoot to “practice” for the big day, Diane spoke with us multiple times on the phone to get to know us better and to answer all of our questions - we felt so confident and comfortable that she would be the perfect fit for us. We found Diane through the recommendation of The Garrison, and through friends whose photos of hers we saw and loved - this made her an easy choice. Diane and her assistant for our wedding, John, knew exactly how to handle our bridal party and families, and were great at giving us all direction in order to get the perfect shots. We were so thrilled to see our highlight slideshow and even more overwhelmed by the incredible online album we received with the whole day’s images. Each and every photo was edited to perfection, and so creative. We’re looking forward to picking out our shots for the final album - but we know it will be so hard to narrow down to our favorites! Thanks again for an awesome experience.Sent on 11/04/2019
Diane is such a wonderful person! Such a relaxed, calming personality! She puts a smile on everyone's face! I have had the honor of working with her this past year & I'm looking forward to many more!
It is always a pleasure to work with Diane from Hudson River Photographer. She has a unique style and vision that she brings to documenting a couple's big day. Highly recommended! -- DJ Bri