Member Since: 1/2/2012
Photos are so expensive, and in the Hudson Valley area, it's difficult to find even a basic package by someone reputable for less than $5000. Enter Chris and Chrissy!
From the beginning, they were extremely approachable. My husband and I were living about an hour and a half from the area, and Chrissy was very accommodating about doing business primarily through phone and email--and responded to emails in no time flat! I was very concerned about how photos would come out because I was having a winter wedding where the default outside photos would not be possible. Also, my church is very strict about pictures and I was warned by other brides that the rules can be cumbersome for some photogs. Luckily, Chris and Chrissy had a great knowledge of both our church and our venue and had amazing suggestions for how to supplement for the outdoor pics that most people have at their weddings.
They really listened to what we wanted and were completely unintrusive on our day. They worked really well (and were very patient with) our friends and family who can be like herding cats and got the posed shots out of the way in a very efficient amount of time--we even got to go to our cocktail hour. The candid shots were the most important to me, as we have a pretty rowdy group of friends and family who know how to have fun, and the dance floor pictures really captured the spirit of our wedding, without there feeling like flashes were going off in our faces the whole time we were dancing.
The quality of our pictures, also, was incredible. I cannot begin to say how many people have come to me and said, just from the preview ones posted on Facebook, how beautiful our pictures were. My best friend is getting married in August and immediately scooped up Chris and Chrissy for her wedding the day after ours! I cannot wait to start putting our album together--the only con is that it will be so hard to choose which pics to add. We are incredibly lucky that such a kind, efficient, talented couple is working OCNY weddings! Thank you so much Chris and Chrissy!
Member Since: 3/25/2012
Chrissy and Chris were not only amazingly fun to work with but all the pictures came out perfectly! I looked long and hard for a photographer. This couple are real photographers...they don't photoshop the pictures like other photographers...they use real techniques which adds so much to the pictures! They showed up on time and followed my very detail instructions perfectly! They placed themselves well at the church and the reception, they weren't annoying or noticeable but were able to capture the day perfectly! Looking through the pictures was better than any video could ever be. Also, the price was VERY reasonable esp considering there were two of them (which was nice for pictures before the church since one could go with the boys and one with the girls). Finally, I never expected the actual photo shoot to be so much fun! Chrissy totally got me! My only regret is that we didn't do an engagement shoot with them. I could go on and on...
Member Since: 5/13/2013
My husband and I booked with Chris and Chrissy for our wedding in October. After our first meeting with Chris, we knew that we had to have the best and that was them. As a husband and wife team, Chris and Chrissy compliment one another. They are both so talented and work together to capture the most breathtaking and memorable photos. The uniqueness of their photos and the way in which they find a way to incorporate your personalities as a couple is just amazing. They have so much patience and are willing to listen to you. Chris and Chrissy will do anything possible to make your day beautiful and they captured the most amazing moments as well as some very funny ones. We are SO happy that we found them and feel so fortunate. If you want quality and unique photos, with outstanding and caring people at a reasonable price, your search is over. Book Chris Carter Photography...you will not regret it!!
Member Since: 10/2/2012
We used Chris and Chrissy for our wedding and could not have been happier with that decision. We received our pictures last week and they did a beautiful job! The day of our wedding, we kept hearing from our family and wedding party that they had such a great time with Chris and Chrissy. Their down-to-earth, easy going nature put everyone at ease, even those who do not love having their picture taken. I was really happy with the extra effort they made to get pictures of family members and the bridal party during the reception. It was apparent from reviewing our pictures that they focused on getting family members, but they were also able to get a picture of pretty much everyone at our wedding. It was wonderful working with Chris and Chrissy! As soon as we booked them we knew that our wedding photography was one less thing we needed to worry about and they definitely came through :)
Member Since: 7/25/2012
Chris and Chrissy were amazing! They captured our wedding day better than we ever could have imagined. They were professional, personable, and a pleasure to work with. Chrissy did an incredible job making all the kids smile. The photos were beautiful and their professionalism was top notch.
Member Since: 11/26/2011
This review is long overdue as I got married on July 20, but you should know that in hiring Chris & Chrissy, you are truly getting "the dream team".
I knew I wanted to hire them as soon as I saw their website. They had the perfect mix of formal shots and journalistic, fun, everyone dancing and enjoying themselves shots. When we met Chrissy, I knew I had to hire them! I'm so glad we did.
A few days before the wedding, Chrissy called to tell me she had hurt her foot and was wearing a boot, and the doctor told her to stay off of her feet as much as possible... but Chrissy said she was STILL coming! Although she could only stay until after the ceremony because of her foot, they brought along an assistant (whose name I forget.. I'm so so sorry!!!) who they had been training (and who came to set up with Chris & Chrissy and stayed til the end of the night) at no extra charge. They really made sure that everything would be ok, and I LOVE that!
On the wedding day, they were on time and immediately made us feel at ease. My husband & I aren't big "center of attention" people, but they made us comfortable and listened to our wishes. They took just enough formal shots so we have photos to frame (and they are INCREDIBLE), and they took plenty of fun photos that I wanted, too!! We even have a picture of a dinosaur "chasing" us- it is just too great!
Although it took just slightly over 8 weeks to get our photos back, it was so worth the wait! Chris and Chrissy are simply amazing, and the photos the assistant took are great, too!! I can't believe we got 3 incredible photographers for our wedding day. Every time I look at my pictures, I can't help but smile and laugh as I enjoy the day all over again!
Member Since: 2/27/2011
My husband and I got married in May 2013. It's taken way too long to get this written up but better late than never!
When we got engaged we were preparing to move to GA (he's in the USCG) and I was starting to plan our wedding in NY. I already had a handful on my plate trying to plan a wedding long distance and was having some stress over it! The photographer was the 'big ticket item' for me, I knew that our 'Big day' would go by fast and that all we would have to remember it all by would be our photos. So I was very particular as to who we chose; but we were also on a budget.
The first time I talked to Chrissy I was instantly put at ease, she was friendly, energetic and went over all of my options ( most than once) until I knew exactly what would work for us. Over the 11 months before the wedding both Chris and Chrissy were diligent about getting back to my frantic emails about any and everything I had questions about.
The first time we met was on our wedding day and I cold not have been more excited!! I'm a bit shy when it comes to being the center of attention but Chris and Chrissy made me feel so comfortable and at ease; really it was all SO MUCH FUN!! They even worked with me and got me a few photos right after the wedding so I could use them as thank you cards! I could not have asked for more beautiful photos from our wedding. There were so many we had a hard time picking which ones to put up in our home. What a great problem to have right?! :)
I would HIGHLY recommend this team to anyone looking for a photographer, not only for weddings but any occasion. I wish we lived closer so we could use them again!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful and happy work!!
Kaleigh & Justin
Member Since: 3/5/2010
How do I even begin? Chris Carter Photography is AMAZING!!! By far the BEST photographers not only in the Hudson Valley but in my opinion the best I have seen from anywhere! I am embarrassed to say that it has taken me 6 months to write this review but there isn't a day that goes by that I do not look at my wedding pictures and fall in love all over again!
I first met Chris & Chrissy a little over a year before my wedding, I believe February 2012. At this point I was so distraught with what I had been seeing out in the market place(inflated prices for mediocre work). And then I came across Chris Carter Photography on The Knot and not only was I captivated by their pictures but I was also RELIEVED that they delivered BREATHTAKING pictures at such an AFFORDABLE price! I thought this might be too good to be true but I decided I had to meet with them. They were the ONLY photographers I met with and I booked them right on the spot without any hesitation(and without my husband!). I just knew that they fit our personality, family and big day.
Chris and Chrissy were outstanding right from the beginning. Always responding to emails in a timely fashion, updating ME on how far away my wedding was, getting me amped up for it and traveling out of their normal comfort zone for my engagement pictures and wedding.
The best part about Chris and Chrissy is that they are not only professional but they are HILARIOUS! Chris had my husband and I cracking up during our engagement session and you can really see the fun we had shining through in our pictures.
The day of our wedding they showed up on time and were completely unobtrusive. I honestly forgot sometimes that Chrissy was in the room with me! They did an amazing job of not getting in the way but still being able to capture the little moments that made the day so special.
I could go on and on about how amazing this husband and wife duo are but I feel like you need to meet them to understand. Their personalities and professionalism really set them apart from the rest and their price is UNBEATABLE! For the quality and talent I honestly feel like I got a steal. My wedding pictures are BY FAR the best I have ever seen from any of my friends or family's weddings and I receive compliments for them every day.
Thanks again Chris & Chrissy for being such an amazingly talented team and providing us with beautiful memories that we can share with our family and friends for a lifetime!
Member Since: 8/13/2012
Timeless is the word that comes to mind when thinking of Chris Carter Photography. The husband and wife duo were the absolute definition of professional. From our initial meeting in march 2013 to the day of our ceremony in August, their transparency, punctuality and expertise helped make our special day a great success. They were extremely accommodating and always had suggestions on the fly on ways to catch the perfect shots that we hadn't thought of. They allowed us access to an estate they had at a nearby farm in order to allow for us to have separate photo shoots for the groomsmen and bridesmaids. Our ceremony started later than we anticipated and it pushed our proposed schedule back nearly 45 minutes. As the sun set, we were able to get some amazing shots on the beautiful greenery on the Town of Walkill golf course.I cant speak highly enough about the professionalism and quality of service that we received from CC Photography! At this price point you would be hard pressed to find a better team of photographers in the Hudson Valley area.
Member Since: 3/25/2012
I can’t tell you how happy and lucky we are to have had Chris and Chrissy photograph our wedding! From our first meeting with Chris, he was professional, down to earth, and friendly. Also, Chrissy always responded quickly to our emails and was very helpful throughout the process. We met with other photographers, but after seeing the quality of their photos and the fact that they allow more of an “a la carte” pricing that accommodated our budget, we knew we found our wedding photographers. Not only do you get two photographers with Chris Carter Photography, but we loved the fact that they are husband and wife- they make an exceptional team!
Leading up to the wedding, we had a lot of difficulty with planning the timing of the day. Luckily, Chrissy helped us plan out our schedule and even researched a place to take pictures near the reception venue. On the day of our wedding, we knew it was going to rain, but we weren’t sure when. Immediately after our ceremony, Chrissy suggested we take pictures right outside our synagogue since the weather had cleared up for the moment and they wanted to seize the opportunity. On the fly, Chris and Chrissy organized our families and large bridal party (16 people). It was perfect and the outdoor scenery looks beautiful in the pictures! We were worried that we wouldn’t know how to pose for pictures, but Chris and Chrissy walked us through the whole thing – we felt one hundred percent comfortable the entire time and it really felt special.
Once the party started, we didn’t even notice that Chris and Chrissy were there, and I mean that in the most positive way. But anytime we had a group picture with friends or family, there was Chris or Chrissy, ready at a moment’s notice to take the picture. Even after the wedding, several family members commented about how great Chris and Chrissy were.
We were on our honeymoon when we received the sample photos that they sent us. They are stunning! We both looked at each other and agreed that it was the best we’ve ever looked in our entire lives, which is exactly what you want and hope for in your wedding pictures! We can’t wait to see the rest of the pictures so that we can order our prints and photo albums, but most importantly, relive the best day of our lives. Don’t give any more thought to it – you should book Chris and Chrissy! We were so lucky to have them with us. They were fantastic and we would without a doubt recommend them to everyone!
Ben and Ronnie
Member Since: 12/16/2010
Chris and chrissy were great from the start. We met Chrissy first an she blew us away wit her great personality. We decided to book them that night. We did an engagement photo shoot with them first to feel them out an it was fantastic. They had us doing great poses and made us feel comfortable the whole time. The day if the weddin Chris met me an my grooms man where we were getting ready and Chrissy net my bride at the venue. The moment Chris showed up he started takin pictures. He was able to capture us in natural moments and nothing seemed forced. My wife told me that Chrissy was amazing. Everything from takin pictures to helping wit the dress. We had some ideas for photos which they were able to do with out any problem. Overall they were amazing an our pictures were amazing. I would definitely recommend these two for any event especially a wedding because they made me and my wife's special day even more amazing an relaxed. Thank you guys so much !!
Member Since: 8/22/2013
When it came to picking a photographer for our wedding to the chagrin of my fiancé I was very picky. It seemed as though everyone "is" a photographer. Let me tell you, just because you bought a new Nicon off of DPreview.com does not mean you are a photographer! I combed over many samples and portfolios on theknot.com and other places. Once I saw chris carter's work I knew this is who we would go with. Some people know how to take a picture, but have no idea how to pose a couple or group. There is nothing worse then a great crisp picture and an awkwardly posed bride and groom! Chris Carter's were quality! My opinion was sealed once we had our initial meeting with Chrissy. She is hilarious, easy going, and great to work with. Finally when the big day came the couple was wonderful. They were great with the families, kids, and the variety of pictures we wanted! Additionally, during the ceremony and reception they were never together getting the same shot, they were always taking pictures of everything going on! I cannot say enough about Chris Carter Photography, and how glad we are that we chose them to capture the biggest day of our lives! Thank you Christ Carter Photography!
Joey and Giselle
Member Since: 10/22/2011
I researched several photographers for my wedding, but I found no reason to meet with any other photographers after meeting with Chrissy. I am a very shy person, and I immediately felt at ease with Chrissy. She has a wonderful personality! My main concern when hiring a photographer was that I did not want the photographer to be too demanding or intrusive on my wedding day. Chrissy and her husband, Chris, were able to get us through our posed pictures very quickly, allowing us to spend as much time with our guests as possible. For the rest of the evening, I swear I forgot that they were there! They captured all the specific shots that I requested, and captured hundreds of beautiful moments I will treasure forever. I was heartbroken that none of the flowers at my outdoor venue had bloomed by the day of my wedding, but Chris was able to locate perfect areas at our venue to take outdoor pictures. He really saved the day! We were able to see the proofs less than a month after the wedding, and it took less than two weeks to get the prints once I placed my order. I highly recommend Chris Carter Photography, and now that my husband and I are expecting, we will certainly be using them again!
Member Since: 8/6/2013
We had the most AMAZING experience with Chris and Chrissy! They are the consummate professionals. They were always reliable and easy to reach with any questions I had - I never had any concerns about photos, I knew they would do an amazing job! I just got my pictures back recently from my May 25th wedding and they are STUNNING. They are truly gorgeous pictures and I am so amazed at how they captured not just the moment but the emotion and joy of the day. We will treasure our photos forever! One of the things I loved most about Chris and Chrissy is they will do anything to get the perfect photo. I laughed throughout the day as Chris crawled through bushes and trees and Chrissy made hilariously large gestures and motions to get my 2-year old niece laughing. As a result, we have pictures from stunning angles where everyone is laughing and smiling - they are so perfect! I looked for a long time at vendors closer to my location in Bergen County NJ and found that most of the photographers were either too expensive or didn't deliver the kind of product I wanted. With Chris Carter Photography, we found the perfect match of an affordable, reasonable price with an incredible product that we are so proud to show off! I have absolutely no criticisms on Chris Carter Photography and HIGHLY recommend them to anyone getting married! You will not be disappointed!
Member Since: 7/27/2013
Chris Carter photography is a husband and wife tag-team, both of them photographers who will take the most amazing pictures of your event. From the first day we met them, they were very warm and inviting, but very professional and well organized. They showed us a portfolio of their previous work and from those alone we knew they were it! And the price is very reasonable, considering you're getting two photographers.
At the wedding they showed up early and began taking shots, some posed and some candid. Aside from working very well with us, they have an amazing chemistry with each other as co-photographers.
Our experience with Chris and Chrissy couldn't have been better! They are professional, accomodating to your preferences, and have a great mastery of their art.
Member Since: 4/16/2012
We used Chrissy and Christian for our Engagement photos and our Wedding, it was the best decision we ever made. They are an extremely talented husband and wife team who work together to make sure every small detail is exactly what you want. What set Chrissy and Christian apart from other photographers (and other wedding vendors for that matter) is that they are the most sincere and down to earth people ever. Unlike other photographers they won't tell you how amazing they are, they don't have to, their work speaks for itself! And they don't have the ultra intimidating massive ($$$$) packages that confuse you and force you to end up with wall size portraits you didn't want to begin with. They have a very straight forward pricing system, in fact you can see it on their website right now, unlike other photographers that make you meet with them in person before they will tell you anything at all.
From the first time we met with Chrissy we felt like we were old friends and we loved every minute of working with her and her husband. In addition to their amazing talent, they have unheard of customer service. They were the only vendor throughout the whole process that didn't stress me out. Their communication was almost instant and they were super accommodating.
They were so fantastic at organizing all of the photos on our wedding day, and keeping everyone calm on the 90+ degree day in May. They made the "traditional" posed photos fun and different, and even had my 3 year old nephew smiling in every shot! I have been in several weddings over the years, and I have never worked with photographers who blended so well with the bridal party...and then blended in at the reception. You didn't even know they were there, but they seemed to be everywhere capturing special moments all evening.
We have only seen a few preview shots from the wedding so far, but they are all phenomenal! I cannot wait to see all of the photos...my only concern is how we will narrow it down enough to make an album that isn't 1000 pages!
If you are looking for a photographer to capture any special event, you don't need to look any further. Chrissy and Chris are THE BEST. I look forward to working with them again in the future!
Member Since: 1/13/2013
We offer our highest recommendation to Chris Carter Photography. We had been told that the photographer is the most important vendor you will choose, since they will be by your side the entire day, and we feel like we chose well with Chris and Chrissy. They were so easy to work with, and very aware of what we wanted. I've never seen someone so skilled at getting babies to look into the camera and smile--it was really fun to watch. The only thing that was less than perfect was that we had to wait about six weeks to see the photos--however, they had told us in advance that it would take that long, and when we saw the quality--and sheer number--of the photos, we knew that the wait had been worth it. The formal portraits came out great, but we were really most interested in the candids from the day, and we really feel that every moment of the day was well documented. It only stands to reason...two great photographers covering the day get you twice the quality you'd get from just one. We would definitely use them again, and recommend them to anyone for any occasion!
Member Since: 5/29/2012
Chrissy and Chris are amazing. I only have seen a few shots from my 6/15/13 wedding, but they are amazing pictures. They are both professional, fun, energetic people. I loved that fact that they are a married couple taking wedding photos! I know for a fact that if I need professional photos for anything, I will absolutely us e them! They truly are amazing!
Member Since: 2/25/2012
I am so happy with the pictures that I have seen from my wedding. Chrissy and Chris were awesome. The flower girl was having a breakdown and they were able to cheer her up and got some of the most beautiful pictures of her. Not only were the pictures great but they were funny and entertaining the whole time. I would recommend them to anyone. They were by far the best price and made me feel like a princess
Member Since: 12/21/2011
This husband and wife photographer duo is amazing! We hired Chris Carter Photography for our wedding and we are more than pleased with the result! They were completely professional, but at the same time personal so it made us more than comfortable and captured everything we wanted at our wedding. The photo's are beautiful! Great value for your money because you get 2 photographers! Chris was with my husband getting ready and Christina was with me so we got both perspectives. I would recommend them to ANYONE for any event.
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Chris Carter Photography
This husband & wife team has been creating wedding memories for over 9 years together! They share a simple philosophy: Capture moments planned and unplanned well and with style! Offices are located in Orange County & NYC. They look forward to meeting with you soon! Happy wedding planning!
- Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012