NYC and LA Wedding Photography

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.

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OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS

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:


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TESTIMONIALS

“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

SEE MORE TESTIMONIALS


When 2 professional Ballet dancers have their first dance, you can't stop staring... ⁠
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Most people who know me, know that I love to dance and to see beautiful dancers! This wedding of 2 dancers from New York City Ballet at the Lighthouse in Chelsea Piers was such a special treat and all around spectacular.⁠
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It’s good to take a day off and just look at this.
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Practicing the first dance before the guests arrive. This couple had a beautifully choreographed dance routine and totally pulled it off at the beautiful Metropolitan club/⁠
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Floral: @thestylemarc |Venue: The Metropolitan Club |Lighting: @frostproductionsnyc |Entertainment: @elementmusicnyc | Cake: @rbicakes | Videographer: @josephedwardsfilms | Dance Floor: @gotoshout⁠
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Couple portrait in this beautiful round ceremony setup. ⁠
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Floral: @thestylemarc |Venue: The Metropolitan Club |Lighting: @frostproductionsnyc |Entertainment: @elementmusicnyc | Cake: @rbicakes | Videographer: @josephedwardsfilms | Dance Floor: @gotoshout⁠
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Proposal at Peak Restaurant. It's such a beautiful spot to pop the question with spectacular views and a staff that really helps the groom-to-be to pull off the proposal at the best table. It also makes it easy for me the photographer to not be noticed until it happens. Lots of people sitting at surrounding tables with cameras...⁠


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Happy Mother’s Day @sylviamaiernyc
My beautiful baby mama, wonderful mom, wife, all-around partner, and hey – maybe soon to be suga mama. Most importantly, incredibly accomplished artist. I still get goosebumps looking at your work.
Photo is part of our family series and based on Titian’s painting “Adam and Eve”
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Cheers! We always try to get new perspectives for familiar scenes. Drone shots have become one of my favorite ways to capure scenes that we couldn't otherwise. ⁠
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Sunset at the River Cafe. Soft pink to end the ceremony. ⁠

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Ceremony at the River Cafe. A simple and stunning wedding ceremony with an iconic view. Right under Brooklyn Bridge. Rain was in the forecast for the whole day, but just as the ceremony started, the sun broke through the clouds. @therivercafe⁠
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Going to the wedding. The moments leading up to the ceremony are often super memorable and fun. The bride had rented a vintage NYC taxi cab - the one used in "when Harry met Sally" - as her ride from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Columbus Circle to the wedding venue at the River Cafe. @mo_newyork⁠
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smile for the camera! Simple and beautiful ceremony setup at the Plaza Hotel ⁠
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HORA! You can't beat spectacular parties at the Plaza Hotel. We haven'd danced in big groups for a while, can't wait for this to come back. ⁠

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Look at this spectacular backdrop at a private house in the Berkshires for a small and intimate wedding. The moment when the bride and groom walk out of their ceremony is one of my favorites. There is so much joy! ⁠
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celebrate what and who you love. ⁠
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I am so ready for all of the Spring flowers to pop up. Here we are at the beautiful New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx in their spectacular Azalea Garden. ⁠
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