The story of your wedding — relaxed, deliberate, beautiful
The best day of your life — your wedding day — will play out in a delicious blur of happy tears and Champagne toasts, congratulatory embraces and heels-off dancing. Love-drunk, you may be too busy reveling in the moment to stop and appreciate the tiny details of this day you worked so hard, for so long, to create. That’s where André Maier Photography comes in… With you every step of the way — from morning makeup application until the final sendoff — our aim is to capture the magic of your wedding, exactly as it happened. Natural, beautifully crafted portraits that don’t have to take long to make and journalistic coverage of every moment, emotion and memory. Our role as photographers is to document the complete story with stealth, spontaneity and creativity, for a photo collection that preserves the elation and emotion of your big day. We always aim for an deliver a fun, easy, drama-free experience.
Covid-19. These are difficult days and many of our clients are wondering if or when they should plan or even think about their wedding. Now more than ever, we see how important it is to be around our close friends and family. I think many of us realize the meaning in deep connections and the bond of love and commitment in marriage that may be more important than the wedding day itself.
I am trying to work with everybody as we are all living in a state of uncertainty. We can put your date on a soft hold, and discuss retainer and payment options that will work for your current situation. Given that we don’t know when we can even gather safely again, I have adjusted our cancellation/postponement policies so that if you do need to postpone, there will be no fees or penalties.
With so many weddings in 2020 and 2021 being postponed, the later half of 2021 and the whole of 2022 will likely be very busy for us and dates may become harder to secure. Please reach out soon so that we can hold dates and discuss options.
André’s co-photographers have each been handpicked because their photography styles, personalities, and philosophies closely mirror his own. As wedding photographers, they are as calm and unobtrusive as they are skilled and experienced. Each has trained and shot alongside André for years. With any one of our photographers, couples can access the same relaxed, unscripted, and beautiful wedding photography. Couples always know which wedding photographer they will be working with in advance, and André edits and retouches every photo and handles the creation of every wedding album. You can see each of our portfolios below:
“Planning our wedding was as painful as purchasing an apartment in NYC. The most rewarding outcome (that required the least amount of effort) was working with Andre. He completely captured the event without being intrusive. The wedding party and guests all looked natural and spontaneous–no cliche, staged shots. He immediately gave us high resolution files at no additional cost. We are so proud of Andre’s work.” — Daryl & Hootan
“André was amazing to work with from the moment we met him. Our initial consultation made us sure that he was the right photographer for us. His photojournalistic method was exactly what we were looking for. At our wedding he couldn’t have been more perfect. We didn’t even know he was there — the mark of a brilliant photographer. And then when we got our photos (only 3 weeks later!!!!) we were thrilled. They truly told the story of our wedding day. We would recommend him to anyone.” —Sara & Chris
“Andre was amazing throughout the whole process! When we met with him before our wedding he impressed us with his laid back, relaxed attitude, his focus on candid shots and of course the quality of his pictures blew us away! We knew right away we wanted him to shoot our wedding. When our wedding day arrived, Andre was very inconspicuous — I actually only noticed him once throughout the whole day (except for our posed family shots) yet he captured every single moment of our special day! When we got home from our honeymoon our prints were on my email already- and they brought tears to my eyes! Needless to say I would highly recommend Andre if you are looking for amazing photos for any special occasion!!” — Valerie & Greg
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I don’t post much about Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. I love shooting them and a super fun component is the “pre-shoot”. Here we are at Hudson Yards and Peak/Edge. @peakhudsonyards @edgenyc @moniquebanksparty #hudsonyards #batmutzvah #mitzvahshoot #preshoot ...
quiet moment mid-reception at the Lighthouse @piersixty
#weddingreception #jewishwedding #nycwedding ...
Happy Mother’s Day to my baby mama and favorite person!!!! @sylviamaiernyc This was the first of what was to be become our family series. Taken just about 22 years ago and still going strong.
#family #familyphotography #sylviamaier ...
Wedding ceremony GOALS. We just love the COLOR. #weddingceremony #beautifulcolors #konstantinos
floral decor + production by @konstantinosfloraldesign • • • planner: @dorisdwek •• photography: @andremaierphoto •• dance floor: @bombshellgraphics •• rentals: @luxeeventrentals @almarparty •• video: @garyzindel •• lighting: @fusionlightproductions •• entertainment: @curtismusicentertainment •• carpet: @itstwobros •• staffing: @kensingtoneventstaffing •• catering: @ps.events15 •• production: @faksproductions
#weddingday #nycbride #nycwedding #newyorkcitywedding #nycbrides #nycweddingvenue #nycweddingflowers #flowers #weddingflowers #weddingday #njbride #floralfantasy #luxuryweddingdecor #weddinginspiration #wedding #bridetobe #newjerseybride #bride #weddingceremony #destinationwedding #luxurywedding #graceormonde #brides ...
Queensborough Bridge, inspired by the movie poster for "Manhattan"
#weddingphotography #nycwedding #brideandgroom #bridalportrait #weddingportrait ...
Even with stormy skies and on a windy day, it's worth trying to get a few outdoor shots before the ceremony begins. Here in Battery Park.
@lesliepriveszucker @jzucker83 @beautini
#weddingphotographer #nycwedding #jewishwedding #weddingportraits #ido #brideandgroom ...
Everybody's doing it. #textingwhilepartying
@piersixty @shineevents ...
Which do you prefer? first shot of the ceremony as the bride walks down the aisle, or the 2nd shot after the ceremony around sunset with nobody there?
I love taking the drone when I'm allowed for some great angles that are impossible to otherwise get.
Global Citizen concert in Central Park September 2021. One of my favorite events every year, with so many great performance for the right cause. Thank you @relishcatererny for bringing me along each time and for the incredible feat of feeding delicious food to 3000+ guests in the vip tent. One of my favorite moments this year was watching Chris Martin/Coldplay sit in the back of the stage after his set to watch Paul Simon perform. Well, that, and of course chatting with Cindi Lauper (last photo). Musicians in these photos:
Coldplay, Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
@coldplay @lizzobeeating @camila_cabello @billieeilish @jlo @cyndilauper @glblctzn
#globalcitizen #nycconcert ...
Couples often ask me what to do if they want nyc photos on a bad weather day. Here are some good options - Grand Central and Rockefeller Center.
Rainbow Room wedding. It's iconic and beautiful and always memorable. Especially when Jes Gordon is on it. And check out that amazing cake by Ron Ben Israel in image #3
#weddingideas #weddingstyle #wedding #rainbowroomwedding #nycwedding #firstdance ...
Just married! One of my favorite moments is when the bride and groom are walking up the aisle just married. So much joy and happiness. And having your ceremony at the Rainbow Room with Jes Gordon behind the wheel sure helps.
@giannageraffo_ @marshallmalibu @revsusannamacomb
#rainbowroom #nycwedding #citywedding #rainbowroomwedding #andremaierphotography #weddingceremony #jsutmarried #ido #weddinginspo ...
Maier Family #40 - Clowns on Vacation.
21 years and we are still going... Twice a year for 18 years and once a year since, we have taking our bizarre and funny family portraits with a different concept. Surprisingly, the "kids" and @sylviamaiernyc are still playing along, with some very reluctant moments and bribes along the way.
Swipe through to see some variations, a BTS and our very first photo in 2000, when we asked the midwife if we could stay in the room for an extra 20 minutes. We didn't know that this would become a series. You can see all 40 of them on my website (link in bio, go to "my family" section).
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL
#familyportrait #biracialcouples #biracialfamily #artistfamily ...
Engagement photos are really just super fun portraits that should reflect the couple. It’s nice to have more time and more personal and meaningful locations than at the actual wedding
#engagementphotos #weddinginspo #nycwedding ...
Engagement photos are so fun, especially when you get to photograph most wonderful couple. Can’t wait for this wedding next year!
#engagementphotos #weddinginspo #nycwedding ...
“Reader”. Oil on canvas, 54x72 inches. @sylviamaiernyc @untitledartfair @malingallery
If you are in Miami for Art Basel this week, come and check out Sylvia’s (my über-talented painter wife) giant booth with @malingallery at the Untitled Art Fair. 6 amazing paintings, half of them already sold before the doors opened!
I would love to see you in person and say hello, both Sylvia and I will be at the booth on Wednesday from 3-4pm.
#blackart #realistart ...
#mondaymotivation is to have more dog guests at weddings… @giannageraffo_ @dgeraffonj 📸 @andremaierphoto
#dogsatweddings #groom #groomgettingready #nycwedding ...
How to get your flower girl to come down the aisle. Treats always work! @theboxhousehotel @skyoo84 #brooklynwedding ...