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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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
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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
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Engagement photos are so fun, especially when you get to photograph most wonderful couple. Can’t wait for this wedding next year!
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“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.
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#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 ...
Under the rainbow at the @theboxhousehotel
Difficult weather can often lead to unexpected surprise beauty. @skyoo84 ...
The Bronx Zoo is an amazing spot to get married! It’s nature, urban, wildlife, romantic, luxury - all in one place. Swipe for many more photos from this beautiful wedding of a special couple.
@nyzooevents @ashli.in.wanderland @laurencalandra #zoowedding #bronxzoo #bronxzoowedding #weddinginspo #haitianwedding ...
The best wedding party! At the Bronx Zoo.
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When the Gorillas pose with you. So much fun at yesterday’s wedding at the Bronx Zoo. The animals knew just how to hold a pose. @nyzooevents @ashli.in.wanderland #zoowedding #bronxzoo #haitianwedding ...
Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn. Some venues have views that are just spectacular. This is definitely one of them, right on the water with views of the Statue of Liberty on one side and lower Manhattan on the other. Sunset and a drone help to get the feeling.
@thelibertywarehouse #libertywarehouse #sunset #statueofliberty #redhook #brooklyn #brooklynwedding #jewishwedding #nyc #nycwedding ...
We Love NYC 🍎 homecoming concert. It was so fun to photograph in the backstage VIP tent last weekend. Even though it got cut short because of rain and lightning, it was still beautiful to see everybody celebrating together. Tickets were mostly free on the lawn and for vaccinated people only. Thank you @relishcatererny for bringing me along. So many great performers, swipe for Carlos santana and Jon Batiste.
#carlossantana #jonbatiste #welovenyc #musicphotographer
I love drone shots of a clear tent st night. So much work and talent and production goes into pulling this off and it’s sooo beautiful when it all comes together and shines. This tent last night sure was spectacular. Swipe for a different view.
With a dream team of vendors for dream clients. @gloriaanne__ @mattymesh
#tentwedding #tentatnight #cleartent #jewishwedding #njwedding #weddingplanner #weddinginspo #weddingphotographer ...
Morning run views of Williamsburg Bridge. Now that events are picking up and that it’s getting busy again, I try to work out on most days. My favorite is still running by far. You can’t beat the air and views and people and the high from going, going, going….
This is also a good spot for portraits!!!
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Engage! at the Breakers in Palm Beach. Last week, for the 7th time, I attended the engage! luxury wedding conference. It's a get-together of the best wedding professionals from across the country and the word. 3 days of inspiration, business growth, networking and the most spectacular dinners and parties to impress those who go to spectacular parties for a living.
It's been my favorite event to go to, where I have made lifelong friends, grown my business, find inspiration beyond expectation, and make new friends and connections every single time. My engage! friends have become my work family and buddies to rely on for anything both business and personal.
This year was especially meaningful as the first event after 18 months for a fully vaccinated group of us to see each other, hug and dance with each other. I am so grateful for @weddex and @kathrynarce and @engagesummits for making this happen and bringing us together time after time.
with me in photo
#4 @pejykashevents @joserolonevents @when_love_fits @dmc_nyc
#6 @lveventdesigns and @justinaharriott
some photos by @chrisjoriann @amyanaizphoto @luiszepedaphoto @phillipvnweddings
#luxurywedding #engage21 ...
it is worth rehearsing your first dance? I think so! Here in the ballroom at Pleasantdale Chateau, a wedding planned by Jennifer Kraft of Kraft Events
Beach wedding ceremony at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club with Flowers by Bride and Blossom @btsc_events @brideandblossom
#hamptonweddding #nycwedding #jewishwedding #beachwedding ...
You don't need flowers to create beauty at an event and Kristin Banta knows just how to make magic at Terranea Resort just outside of LA.
#LAphotogrpaher #mitzvahphotogapher #LAbarmitzvah #kristinbanta ...