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The day could not have been more perfect for Danielle + John’s wedding. All the elements were in place for an outstandingly gorgeous day at the beautiful Tappan Hill Mansion. Guests were greeted by one-of-a-kind view of the Hudson River as the setting Sun reflected off its mirror-like surface. You could hear their reactions as the stunning bride walked down the aisle toward John. The reception party that followed was easily just as enjoyable and emotive as everyone celebrated with the happy couple on the dance floor. This one had special meaning for us because it’s the second time we’ve joined this family on a joyous wedding occasion. We’re truly privileged to be their family’s photographers and look forward to seeing them again in the future as their families grow!

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website as soon as the couple returns from their honeymoon. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

Megan + Matt’s hotly anticipated wedding day has finally arrived! If it’s possible to roll calm confidence together with barely-contained enthusiasm over one another, then it was embodied in this beautiful couple. The first thing you noticed was a Kate Spade-inspired preppy theme with lots of navy, white, gold and pink, stripes and balloons. Also on hand was an amazing vintage fire truck, a custom fireman’s axe for Matt, and and custom-tailored suits with out of this world interior lining — tailoring everything for a unique look into their lives. Most important of all, they simply gave us TIME to spend with them throughout the day for outstanding results! Though this was definitely a grand affair at the beyond-fabulous Sleepy Hollow Country Club, they never lost sight of their connections to their family and friends. It was tremendous fun photographing everyone truly celebrating the day with this beautiful couple!

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website very shortly. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

  • Megan Campbell Gullo - We are sitting on the beach and we can’t stop looking at these pictures! We love every single shot. Ulysses and Jenni you were able to perfectly capture all of the love and excitement of our special day. You two are true artists and the best photographers. It was like we were with two friends casually snapping pictures. We can relive the day by looking at these gorgeous shots and for that we are so grateful! Love, Megan & MattAugust 25, 2015 – 4:31 PM

Kiki_w596Kiki + Ian are such a one-of-a-kind pair that we genuinely had to pinch ourselves when they chose us as their photographers! We’re truly gratified that they and their families are so happy with the artful and engaging photos we created from our times together. Their excitement over the results makes kind words like the ones Kiki shared that much sweeter:

Jenni and Ulysses are perfect. We loved their work before we ever knew their names, and we haven’t seen anyone do a better job of capturing, in real time, the details that make a wedding day so special. They’re able to translate movement and spontaneity through still images, all while making you and your loved ones look as vibrant and happy as ever in real life. They took time to get to know and understand us as a couple, and the proof is in the work – which is not only gorgeous but fast. Less than a week after our wedding, we were able to re-live the day through their lenses. Every couple in the world deserves to be as happy with their wedding photos as we are with ours.

If you’re interested in having a similar experience, make sure to read ~80 reviews from many more of our excited couples on Weddingwire.com, and then contact us to book with us for your own photos!

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Rimma + Erik first saw us in action at the wedding of their good friends, Stacey + Alen, whom we’ve photographed many times over the years. Their happy experience and genuine satisfaction with their photos and our A-list services led up to a beautiful family session with Rimma + Erik. Their adorable girls were in their own little world as they excitedly explored the garden greenery, flowers, butterflies and busy bees. They giggled with delight as their parents joined them for some fun and playtime on their perfect family day. We’re thrilled that they love the results so much!

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LauraY_e014We’ve been so excited for Laura + Chris that their wedding day couldn’t come soon enough! And now that the day has flown by, we can’t say often enough just how thankful we are to know them and to have photographed this chapter of their lives. We can’t wait for the next!! It doesn’t get any better than the amazingly kind words she shared with us:

Dear Ulysses & Jenni,

Wow! It has been a wonderful journey and a long time coming! It all started when I got to meet you two at Jennie & Kevin’s Wedding. My respect for you two and your talented work grew as I saw you again at Katie & Chris’ Wedding, and then for Katie & Steve’s. By then a frienship had grown. Even when I was single, I knew that if the day would come that I’d get married, I already knew who my photographers would be…I even joked with Ulysses on facebook, that all I needed was to meet the guy! And then it happened…I met Chris smile emoticon

As soon as I showed Chris your website
and awesome photos displaying how talented you are, he couldn’t agree with me more about having you two as our photographers. Not only did we think highly of your talent, but it was the sense of comfortableness that you both gave me personally. I am definitely the type of person that “critiques” herself, especially in photos. I use to look at wedding pictures and think how beautiful these brides were and how I thought I’d feel so awkward in front of the camera. Given our history, knowing I would have you guys photograph me made me feel easier.

When Chris and I met with you for our engagement shoot, it was so natural! We had a great time…and you guys made us both feel comfortable. We loved our photos from that shoot and it gave me confidence in myself! I remembered looking at some of the pictures and thinking…wow, I look beautiful! I felt like I was looking at someone else.

Aside from taking amazing photos, you were there for us throughout the whole wedding planning process! Lord knows how many times I emailed Jenni and kept switching up the timeline! But, she kept reminding me that she was here for us in whatever we needed…and she was, every step of the way! I truly felt amazing on our Wedding Day, and I have the two of you to thank for that. Chris and I love looking through the pictures and getting to “re-live” that whole day. The moments that you captured were so real..from laughing, to crying, being silly, and just living in the moment. I’ve had so many people tell me that on my Wedding Day, I looked the happiest they have ever seen me. I was even told that while on the altar, I kept bouncing and moving like an excited kid! Lol…that’s pretty much how I felt! And I have your photos to remind me forever.

Thank you both, from the bottom of our hearts!
Laura & Chris

 

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Carly_w343Couples as warm and beautiful as Carly + TJ are rare. So we’re unbelievably fortunate to have met them and to have been chosen as their photographers. We can’t wait to join them for more photos as their love and their family grows. Until then, we’re so happy to read kind words like the ones Carly shared on WeddingWire.com (where we have reviews from 80+ of our enthused brides):

I had researched wedding photographers in my area and had looked at portfolios online. As soon as I saw the photos on Ulysses Photography’s website, I knew they were my wedding photographers. Their work allows the viewer to feel as if they are in the photos, to live that very moment. Ulysses and Jenni are truly artists. They are such a great team and are able to work together so fluidly to capture every single emotion and memory. Their work is simply elegant. My husband and I cannot wait to have Ulysses and Jenni capture the love as our family grows.

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Each time we join Nicole + Andy for an inside look at their family life, we always take away feelings of love, admiration, and an appreciation for the simple joys of life. That’s what they instill in their beautiful flaxen-haired little girl, and she’s clearly a standout little lady because of their devotion and attentiveness. We enjoyed every minute of this fun family day. We ended with a dreamy mini-session underneath their favorite place — a local waterfall — to cool off together on this warm Summer day.

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Horses & riders came to town from all over the Tri-state region and even beyond. It was time for the New York Southern Tier Quarter Horse Association Hal Montanye Memorial Show. If that sounds like more than a mouthful to say, then you’d be forgiven for simply recognizing it as the NYSTQHA event. The event showcases the intelligence, strength, and skills of the American Quarter Horse and those who care for them. After being so impressed by the horses on display and the people who love them, we’re looking forward to seeing them again next year, if not sooner.

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Kaitlin_w282Winning awards and accolades is always fun, but the very best awards are the amazingly kind words we receive from our enthusiastic brides. Kaitlin + Ryan made for one of our most enjoyable days because of their fun factor, fearlessness, and complete trust in us to create and tailor something unique just for them. Her review on The Knot simply makes our day:

Ulysses and Jenni are amazing and gifted photographers that were incredible to work with! They were able to form a connection with us that other photography companies we interviewed were not able to do. They made us feel so comfortable, which made for some gorgeous photography. In our beautifully prepared wedding album (which came extremely quickly!), they were able to capture so many moments from our wedding day that transport us back to exactly how we felt at that very second, which is truly a gift. They were also so helpful in creating cards with my mother & mother-in-law that got rave reviews from their friends and family. Ulysses and Jenni are two great people and wonderful photographers that helped make our wedding unforgettable. They take such pride in their work and it shows through their breathtaking pictures. I would recommend them again and again!

It’s no surprise that we truly hope to see them and their families again in the future!

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It’s always the happiest of days when a new baby arrives. When that new arrival belongs to one of our favorite couples, it’s that much more special. Katie + Leo are so happy with their perfect little bundle. He was just perfect for his very first photo shoot. It’s easy to see why his parents — and their Australian Sheepdog pup, Benji — are completely in love with him. We’re thrilled over their reaction to the photos we were once again able to create together.

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Laura + Steve have an amazing relationship, and it was wonderful to witness their deep affection and commitment to one another. Their wedding day was even more beautiful than they’d imagined. With the stunning views of the lower Catskill Mountains behind them, the energy of family and friends surrounding them, and Steve’s classic red Land Rover to take them anywhere they desired, the day couldn’t have been more perfect for this awesome pair!  We’re so happy to be their photographers!

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website very soon. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button below to “Recommend” us to your friends!

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What could be better than spending a Spring day taking a stroll through iconic Central Park in the middle of NYC? Taking our time getting to know Elizabeth + Matt better gave us the perfect opportunity to see them doing what they love most — simply enjoying one another’s company in the middle of amazing NYC. We’re incredibly pumped about their upcoming farm wedding!

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Caitlin + Matt came to us with so much excitement about working with us that we literally could not wait to join them for their first session with us. We loved our time for engagement photos with this fun pair! We got to know them even better as we walked through some of their favorite places to spend time. They’re just as ecstatic about the results as we are. Sessions like this are a beautiful reminder of why photography is so valuable — it opens up opportunities to create memorable and immensely enjoyable experiences that stay with you for a lifetime. We’re more eager than ever to join them for their Summer 2016 wedding at Onteora Mountain House!

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We can’t say enough about how excited we were to spend the day with Laura + Chris, along with all their friends — several of whose weddings we’ve photographed! In many ways it was like a big family reunion for all of us as we watched long-time friends now joined as a family, and then hung out with them at some of their favorite places. We’re thrilled to have photographed this page of their lives, and we can’t wait to see them for the next chapter!

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website very soon. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

  • Laura Nicole - Dear Ulysses & Jenni,

    Wow! It has been a wonderful journey and a long time coming! It all started when I got to meet you two at Jennie & Kevin’s Wedding. My respect for you two and your talented work grew as I saw you again at Katie & Chris’ Wedding, and then for Katie & Steve’s. By then a frienship had grown. Even when I was single, I knew that if the day would come that I’d get married, I already knew who my photographers would be…I even joked with Ulysses on facebook, that all I needed was to meet the guy! And then it happened…I met Chris :)

    As soon as I showed Chris your website and awesome photos displaying how talented you are, he couldn’t agree with me more about having you two as our photographers. Not only did we think highly of your talent, but it was the sense of comfortableness that you both gave me personally. I am definitely the type of person that “critiques” herself, especially in photos. I use to look at wedding pictures and think how beautiful these brides were and how I thought I’d feel so awkward in front of the camera. Given our history, knowing I would have you guys photograph me made me feel easier.

    When Chris and I met with you for our engagement shoot, it was so natural! We had a great time…and you guys made us both feel comfortable. We loved our photos from that shoot and it gave me confidence in myself! I remembered looking at some of the pictures and thinking…wow, I look beautiful! I felt like I was looking at someone else.

    Aside from taking amazing photos, you were there for us throughout the whole wedding planning process! Lord knows how many times I emailed Jenni and kept switching up the timeline! But, she kept reminding me that she was here for us in whatever we needed…and she was, every step of the way! I truly felt amazing on our Wedding Day, and I have the two of you to thank for that. Chris and I love looking through the pictures and getting to “re-live” that whole day. The moments that you captured were so real..from laughing, to crying, being silly, and just living in the moment. I’ve had so many people tell me that on my Wedding Day, I looked the happiest they have ever seen me. I was even told that while on the altar, I kept bouncing and moving like an excited kid! Lol…that’s pretty much how I felt! And I have your photos to remind me forever.

    Thank you both, from the bottom of our hearts!
    Laura & ChrisJuly 31, 2015 – 8:50 PM

It was our first face-to-face with Hannah + Jeremy, when we found them people watching in Central Park as we joined them for photos. Very quickly it felt like we’d rejoined two long-time friends. Their own feelings of closeness and genuine love for one another drove this blast of a session as we explored some “secret” places in beautiful Central Park with its lush greenery. Their choice of an extended engagement session gave them the the chance to revisit the Starbucks where they had their first date. After a quick outfit change, it was then off to Grand Central Station, where it seemed completely natural to find romance in the middle of the hustle & bustle of the crowds rushing to catch their trains. They’re overjoyed with the results and are already decorating their home with their personalized pieces of art. We’re so glad to be their photographers and are eager to join them for their Autumn wedding at the breathtaking Tappan Hill Mansion.

Emma was simply the sweetest thing on our minds during one of our recent trips to Brooklyn. Her first photos with us were made even more enjoyable by the fact that we got to see and spend time with a favorite couple of ours. We’ve followed Stacey + Alen from their unique and exciting engagement photos to their wedding, and then their first child. So you can only imagine how excited we were to meet their adorable new baby girl!

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Linnae was simply radiant on her wedding day. And we don’t mean only how stunning she was in her Rosa Clara wedding dress. Her smile and excitement was equally matched by Matt’s, who was eager to have her join him at the end of the aisle. Even though it showered outside, they were surrounded by the love and undivided attention of family and friends, some of whom had come all the way from India. They were carefree and trusting enough to join us for outdoor photos even if it meant walking between the raindrops. The reception crowd went wild when Matt and his former bandmates performed an incredibly fun original tune of their own from back in the day. Joyful highlights like these are just a few of the things that make us so happy to be their photographers on such a beautiful day!

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website as soon as the couple returns from their honeymoon. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button to “Recommend” us to your friends!

Kiki + Ian’s wedding day was filled with a combination of beautiful surprises that made their event completely unique and thoroughly engaging. No doubt, their mutual experience and love for comedic improvisation gave them an easygoing and happy outlook on the day. Wedding showers just made it even more festive, as umbrellas, pashminas, and rain hoods brightened the outdoor ceremony. Days like these are definitely among our favorites for the emotion and the genuineness so clearly evident throughout the entire day.

The complete gallery will be available in the “Boutique” area of our main website very soon. Until then, we’d love to hear your comments below. And please be sure to click the button below to “Recommend” us to your friends!

  • Niki Marie - They are awesome! I know who to call when it’s time to put a ring on it :)July 1, 2015 – 1:23 PM

  • Niki Marie - Can’t wait for the rest of the photos!!!!June 30, 2015 – 12:37 PM

  • Heather Forrest Lundy - No need to apologize! ! I had my first day off in two months today! I get it! Thank you for your sweet words! I hope to catch up with you and Jenni one day soon! :-) Happy summer!!!!June 29, 2015 – 3:36 AM

  • Heather Forrest Lundy - Thank you for the gorgeous eye candy Ulysses and Jenni!!! The girls and I all scrambled to get to our computer screens when we saw that you had posted this sneak peek! What a beautiful day, beautiful couple, and beautiful family! It was such a pleasure to be a part of it!!! Congratulations Kiki and Ian, hope you are enjoying a wonderful honeymoon :-)June 24, 2015 – 3:07 PM

LauraK_e058Within the first few minutes of our first meeting with Laura + Steve, we knew we needed to be their photographers. We love their beautiful connection with one another, and they love the beautiful subtleties of our work. Those same qualities were organically reflected in their engagement photos. We’re each even more excited to see one another soon for their Summer wedding at Onteora Mountain House!

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