Laurie Rhodes is an award-winning documentary wedding photographer in New York City. Her contemporary documentary style captures the purest essence and emotion of your wedding. Laurie is not only your photographer, but your friend and your support during the planning process and on your wedding day. If you want magazine-quality photography at an affordable price, choose Laurie Rhodes.
Laurie Rhodes has more than 19 years’ experience as a wedding photographer in New York. She is a former TV executive; her career led her to roles with Broadway producers McCann & Nugent, CBS, Inc., and Paramount Pictures. Her work on the Maury Povich Show led Laurie to a career in photography, when one of her colleagues asked her to photograph her wedding. Since then she has been exceeding the expectations of couples in New York with stunning, high quality photography services.
Laurie offers basic and full-day wedding photography packages that are reasonably priced for all couples. Her full event packages include up to five hours of coverage, and up to 600 professionally edited digital images. Laurie works solo but has relationships with several strong second shooters if you wish to add additional coverage to your day. Your photographs are available via upload, and via a secure online web gallery. While editing the entire collection takes up to 16 weeks of post-production (to achieve the highest quality), Laurie will post 8-15 photos on her personal pages within 12 days after the wedding. You may also order custom-made photo books and albums from Laurie. Options include:
75 Reviews for Laurie Rhodes Photographer
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Julia Buchheim · Married on 09/12/2020
Beautiful photos, even better service
We hired Laurie to photograph our September wedding prior to the pandemic. Despite our plans changing (drastically smaller affair) Laurie was flexible and easy to work with throughout. Our wedding ended up being very small (less than 20 people total) but Laurie and all of our guests felt so comfortable with her there. She was unobtrusive but still got all the amazing shots we wanted. She took all of the proper safety precautions and worked with us to ensure our and our guests safety. Her work is documentary style and very natural- neither my husband nor I are super comfortable in front of a camera but she made us feel relaxed and really captured our relationship and love in her photographs. She also managed to get many wonderful photos of our family/friends, decor and our venue (a house were renovating). I feel like she got every aspect of our special day. I would highly recommended Laurie for any event and will hopefully be able work with her again (not for another wedding of course-just other events :) ).Sent on 11/13/2020
Laurie Rhodes Photographer's reply:Thank you so much Julia! It was such a pleasure to photograph your wedding. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and I congratulations again on your new home!!
Marty Rauch · Getting married on 10/07/2021
Amazing Engagement Photo Shoot With Laurie!
Laurie is an absolute professional and such a pleasure to work with. She was engaging, detail oriented and flexible during our surprise engagement photo shoot. We were really impressed with her ability to capture the emotion of the moment. We would HIGHLY recommend her to friends, colleagues and family alike. Thank you, Laurie, for the stunning photos!Sent on 03/28/2020
Laurie Rhodes Photographer's reply:Marty, thank you so much for the incredible review! I absolutely loved working with you and Danielle. I especially enjoyed sharing in all the details with you beforehand to surprise Danielle, not just once, but twice in one evening! Congratulations again!
Brett · Married on 11/14/2020
I hired Laurie to film and photograph our proposal. I was looking for someone to capture my proposal to my then girlfriend. Someone who would capture all of the emotions of this special moment in our lives so we can share with our family and friends. The entire experience working with her was extremely positive and I am very happy with my decision. Laurie was very responsive, accomodating, helpful, and friendly throughout the entire process.Sent on 12/29/2019
I initially found Laurie when researching proposal photographers online. She had stellar reviews on multiple sites and her background in Entertainment was the perfect fit for what I was looking for. My proposal was very unique, so I wasn't sure if she would even be willing to help. While all the other photographers either didnt respond or said they could only photograph or film the proposal, Laurie was more than happy to assist with both. In fact, in her first email she even told me the exact camera equipment she was planning to use for the night! You can clearly tell just how passionate she is about her work! Communicating with Laurie during the planning stage was easy. She was very responsive and offered to hop on the phone to both discuss my initial plan for the proposal and then walk through everything the day of. She also offered some invaluable insights that came in handy during the proposal based on her experiences in the Entertainment industry. The night of the proposal she was on time, texting with me to make sure every step was perfect, and discreetly capturing the moment. She was also able to easily adjust to the situation when a few obstacles beyond our control arose at the last minute. Even after the proposal was complete, she was still very responsive and wanted to make sure we were happy with the finished product (which we really appreciated!). She sent me the film the next morning and the photos a week later. We shared with our family over the holidays and everyone was amazed with her work. She was able to capture every emotion of that evening and our families said they felt like they were right there with us!
Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would absolutely recommend Laurie to anyone in need of a wedding, engagement, or general photographer. I know it can be a stressful thing trying to find the right photographer for such an important moment in your life, but I can honestly say you will not be disappointed with hiring Laurie for your big day!
Laurie Rhodes Photographer's reply:Dear Brett,
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Nothing but praise for Laurie Rhodes. In addition to taking fantastic pictures she never gets in the way of the catering functions. This is ideal for us! Her professionalism is unmatched and all of our clients rave about her and her photos. Love her and her work.