When my husband and I first sat down to talk about our wedding budget and vision, we very readily came to the decision that great photography was a priority for us. We spoke with several photographers and picked Grace ultimately for the quality of her work (her talent for finding the perfect lighting and composition is truly special) -- but her excellent communication, package flexibility, professionalism, and genuine personality definitely didn't hurt.
On the day of our wedding, Grace arrived early with her team at our venue in the Catskills and was a calm, focused, sweet & reassuring presence throughout the day. (My mom even stopped me at one point to comment on how sweet Grace was.) Even with our coordinator building in buffer time, we were running behind schedule leading up to the ceremony and I still can't believe how Grace and her team managed to get all the pre-ceremony portraits & wedding party photos we wanted (and they all turned out amazing!).
At the end of the wedding, Grace let us know she'd share teasers within the next week and she followed up with an absolutely stunning set of ~80 teaser photos within the next few days! All of our family and friends were taken aback by how beautifully she captured the day. I loved how Grace's photojournalistic approach caught so many special, candid moments -- and her eye for light & composition took everything to a whole other, magical level. It truly doesn't get better than this!! We can't recommend Grace Brown Photography highly enough.
Jenny & Alex
Grace stood out from the wedding photographers we met with by having a fantastic portfolio, great pricing and being an enjoyable person to work with. She was available to answer our many questions, worked through day of timeline with us and did a venue walk through to plan where we'd take photos. We felt so comfortable working with her and she was a calm and efficient presence on our wedding day. Grace saved the day by getting through family portraits in record time and got us back on schedule after our ceremony was delayed! This is exactly the kind of person you want to work with on the biggest day of your life! We were so impressed by the fantastic photos she took of our engagement and wedding. Grace was able to capture every detail in a perfectly non-cheesy way, and her photos showed us what the wedding was like for our friends and family. If only we had gotten a decent sunset that day I know she would have knocked it out of the park. Nevertheless, Grace found so many special moments to capture and we are forever grateful!
Pam & Eric
Grace is a patient, artistic, and detail oriented photographer. Without hesitation, I would recommend Grace to anyone that needs a photographer in NYC/Hoboken/Montclair. My husband, Jake, and I first met Grace at a coffee shop in Hoboken. We enjoyed her vision, style, and preemptive details of our big day. We were so fond of her photos and personality that we even booked her for our engagement party! Our family still raves about her photos and many have ordered prints for themselves from her website. Grace captured our engagement photos, engagement party, and wedding day. We will ask for Grace for any future needs too. Grace is truly our life photographer.
Jen & Jake
Grace is incredible!! She perfectly documented our Big Day, capturing both our style for the wedding and each of our unique personalities! The photos are so light and airy - exactly what I envisioned for my wedding photos! Grace is such a professional and so very personable. We LOVED our time with her and I cannot recommend her enough!!
BAILEY & SARAH
She is incredible! Exactly the energy you want on your wedding day and exactly the moments you want captured to have everyday after! The pictures are stunning, she literally made me think "no way am I this cool, no way do we look this amazing, are we sure these aren't cool wedding magazine pictures." The candid moments she captures are framed all over my house! From the engagement shoot, to the wedding day, Grace was wonderful every step of the way. I cannot say enough good things about her and her work! 1000x recommend!
Nicole & Wayne
Grace was wonderful to work with and my husband and I love both our engagement photos and wedding album! Her style is gorgeous and timeless. She really captured the spirit and happiness of our day, and nothing looks contrived or too "pose-y." Grace has a great sense of humor, which put us both at ease, and made us comfortable in front of the camera. Grace and her team were also on time and very professional. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
KATIE & BRYN
In short - Grace is absolutely INCREDIBLE! Like most Millennial brides looking for vendors and fresh wedding planning ideas I turned to Instagram for some inspiration. A few clicks down the rabbit hole looking for a NYC photographer, I came across @gracebrownphoto and the rest is history! She is incredibly invested in her clients and her work, which is beautifully reflected in the finished product. Grace is extremely talented, highly professional and has a warm personality that quickly sets everyone at ease while shooting. Having been in 5 bridal parties in the last two years at venues across NYC and LI, I can safely say Grace is one-of-a-kind.
Amanda & brian
Grace is talented, personable and a little bit crazy but in a really fun way! We knew in our first meeting we would be a great fit. She captured both our engagement and wedding. We were nervous when selecting a photographer, but not once when shooting with her did we feel nervous. She gave us directions but after that just let us be. Snapped away and the photos turned out perfect. After that, it only made sense to ask her to photograph our wedding. Before the wedding, we gave her my massively long list of must-haves and she got them all the day of! The day of the wedding she guided everyone through the process and made sure to capture every little moment I asked her for beforehand. She was so professional and fun! She got the proofs a week after we got back from the honeymoon. I can't stop staring at the wedding photos! You will not regret having her capture your special moments. Also, communicating with her via email, Instagram was the easiest. She made booking super simple. It gave us one less thing to worry about during wedding planning! We can't wait to make up an excuse to have Grace photograph us again! We would highly recommend her!