Hey there, my name is Marilyn! I'm a couples and wedding photographer based in NYC but always down for travel!
If you're all about the big laughs, the messy moments, or all those beautiful little intimate in-between moments of joy and heart — you're in the right place. My photography is all about capturing emotion and light. I am outdoor lover, so I aim to incorporate as much nature into my creative work as I possibly can, but my couples are always the center of my attention. Your day deserves to be captured in the most beautiful way, but without taking everything too seriously. That being said, I make sure to get all the big moments, all the group photos, but am always looking out for the action that happens in between the poses. I specialize in outdoor weddings, but am more than happy to capture your special day at any location! Shoot me a message and I can't wait to meet ya!
Marilyn Lamanna Photography shoots engagements, weddings, and any kind of couples portraits in a natural, artistic style. She only books one wedding per day so you don’t have to feel rushed, and can accommodate additional hours if needed. Marilyn also welcomes multi-location and destination shoots so you can be confident that you’ll have beautiful images no matter where your big day is. After your event, she will provide you with high-resolution digital files that you can enjoy for a lifetime.
26 Reviews for Marilyn Lamanna Photography
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Kay · Married on 10/25/2019
Beautiful person, Beautiful work
I could go on and on about how wonderful Marilyn is. From the beginning of my wedding planning to day of she has been so great to work with. I had tons of questions, and even week before my wedding I had some last minute changes, Marilyn was very sweet and super accommodating. I've been to many wedding within the year and the one thing I hated was how some photographers are all in your face and in your way. Marilyn was not like that at all! She's a ninja. She was able to take beautiful photos while giving us and our guest the space to enjoy! Our guest kept raving about how sweet and professional she was during our wedding.
One thing that stood out the most to me, was Marilyn treated me not only as a bride, but as a friend. She checked up on me throughout the day but also we had some laughs in between. I told her how awkward I am in photos, but she made me feel SO comfortable that I felt like I was just taking photos with a good friend.
We just got our photos back and I started crying at work lol. Her photos weren't the typical pose and click, her photos told stories. I was able to relive my wedding all over again. She captured the love and the fun at our wedding. She is truly one of the best. Thank you Marilyn!Sent on 09/14/2019
Marilyn Lamanna Photography's reply:This review has me crying at work too, Kay! I am so grateful for you and that we got the chance to work together!
Megan Kielty · Getting married on 11/07/2021
Amazing proposal photographer!
I would 10000% recommend Marilyn. I had planned to propose in March 2020 with another photographer, but due to the craziness of the pandemic things fell apart. The original photographer recommended her friend, Marilyn, as she could not longer make the new proposal date.
Marilyn jumped in and ironed out all of the details with me in a short period of time. We did it all via text as my partner and I were both WFH and in quarantine, so I couldn't get away to be on the phone. She was lovely to chat with and I felt like I was planning with a friend that happened to also be a photographer. I loved that Marilyn's experience and suggestions made things much more stress free. For example, we shared our phone location pins that afternoon, she sent me a pin to our meeting proposal location, and shared outfit selfies so we could "see" each other. It was such a relief to have this organization as I headed to central park that day.
Marilyn was stealthy and my partner had no idea she was there behind us ready for the big moment! When I saw her it was a relief as my original proposal spot was full of people that day -- I had to get a new spot! I texted her the change of plans frantically (while sweating like a mad woman) and she made the switch no problem, found us, and BAM, proposal! :)
The photos are beautiful and will forever be moments and photographs we treasure. Thanks, Marilyn!!Sent on 09/01/2020
Marilyn Lamanna Photography's reply:This made my night, thank you so so much for your kind words Megan!! Working with you and Abigail was such a JOY, and I'm so happy all went well!!
Emilie M · Getting married on 07/09/2021
A Joy to Work With!
Most professional photographers can capture a moment well, but it takes someone incredibly talented to capture the feeling of a day. Marilyn was able to do that better than I had ever imagined. You could sense feeling in every photo, and people's personalities shined through each image. She is also a wizard with light and produced some beautiful shots that are works of art in and of themselves! Beyond her talent, she was easy to work with, responsive and a wonderful calm presence on the day of the celebration. In short, she was a joy to work with!Sent on 10/19/2020
Marilyn Lamanna Photography's reply:I am overflowing with gratitude!! Emmie it was such joy celebrating with you and CJ, and your love made my job truly a breeze. So much love to you both!!
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Photographer & Owner
I am Marilyn, the owner, head photographer, and pretty much eveything but the kitchen sink behind Marilyn Lamanna Photography! For larger weddings I typically work with an assistant or 2nd shooter, but for all other aspects, I'm a one woman show and love every part of it!
I loveee the outdoors, even though I get winded after 1 flight of stairs, and go on hikes with my girlfriend every chance I get. I will stop to pet every dog I come in contact with, and even though I'm for sure an introvert, people + love stories have my whole heart.