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We usually remember the vast majority of the faces of wedding guests even years after the event has passed. When wedding guests remember us, however, and then excitedly talk with us about photographing their own wedding — that’s when we know we have something special. Julia + Josh are absolutely something special to us. It doesn’t surprise us one bit that there’s a powerful electric spark between them. Josh says it was definitely “LOVE” from the very first time he laid eyes upon Julia, a beautiful California native now living in New York. Our photo session gave us a great opportunity to see them at their best, funniest, and most fashionable together. We had a great photo shoot as we talked and walked through one of their very favorite places. We’re truly pumped to be their photographers, and we can’t wait to join them for their Spring wedding, where we’ll see a number of familiar favorite faces.

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  • Cynthia Haslett Hankin - There were so many amazing shots to choose from. And our meeting with the photographers was so exciting and fun! I look forward to more amazing photos from the wedding! Thank you for sharing these….I am sending this link to friends all over the world!January 12, 2016 – 12:43 PM

  • Laura Cota-Pitts - So beautiful and so very happy for you both!! CongratulationsJanuary 12, 2016 – 4:55 AM

  • Diana Telles - So genuinely happy and IN LOVE! Beautifully captured. Can hardly wait for the main event! XxooJanuary 12, 2016 – 3:34 AM

After photographing Lynda + Jim’s beautiful elopement, we sincerely hoped we’d see this happy couple again in the future. Little did we know we’d also get to photograph Lynda’s daughter and her wedding reception here on the East Coast! Having been married already for a few weeks, much of the normal pressure of a typical wedding day was removed, so Amanda + Justin could simply enjoy the excitement of family and friends, along with all the festivity of their reception at View, a lovely restaurant with outstanding views of the Great South Bay of Long Island. They’re a fun-loving couple, and they’re simply perfect together. We’re wishing them both a very happy future, and we truly hope we get to see Amanda + Justin again!

More with Lynda + Jim and their happy life.

  • Lynda Murray - The two of you are incredible! These pictures are gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the rest. Can’t believe you got Bea in the makeup bag. She’s such a girl!January 7, 2016 – 10:50 PM

Dogs always seem to know when something special is about to happen. We could see Layla’s excitement as soon as she climbed out of the SUV and came running to meet us! She’d already been to a spa for pampering and to give her a gleaming coat, and now she was ready for closeups with her “mom,” Debra. Layla was all smiles the entire time. These two are an incredibly close pair, making them naturals for beautiful portraits and candids. We’re overjoyed that Debra called us to help create this truly special session. It’s even more gratifying to see Debra choose her favorites as gifts, artwork for her home, and in a lovely keepsake art book. Photos like these are meant to live with you, and we’re glad Layla & Debra will enjoy these for a long time to come.

More with Layla & Debra’s extended family.

Although we’re always excited when a couple contacts us for photography, it means that much more when it’s someone we’ve known for a long time and have been hoping to work with. We were first introduced to Maryellen as Richard’s sister at Rich + Aleeta‘s wedding. Even then, we knew there was something really unique and lovable about her, and that it would be quite the special guy who would earn her “yes.” So we’re obviously overjoyed to get asked to be their photographers, and to honored get to know them in this more intimate way.  Their engagement session was full of warm feelings, effervescent giggles (Maryellen’s), and genuine affection. They’re every bit as thrilled with their photos as we are. We know their wedding in Montauk, NY, is going to be spectacular!

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Having seen Adele + Terry at earlier points in their relationship together, we can honestly say the two of them simply get better and more beautiful as the days go by. Their close-knit bond is a large part of what made Adele’s maternity session so special as each in their family of three had a share in getting ready to welcome a new life into their circle. Showing off their style, and giving us a glimpse at their inner joy, this was one of our favorite times with them. It’s truly gratifying to see Adele adding her favorites from this session to her home decor. Can’t wait to tell our readers about their little girl, Baby Arabella!

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We’ve always immensely enjoyed photographing Iris + Nick. We were bursting at the seams to see more of them again, especially now that a brand new little face is a part of their lives! Baby Elena greeted us with smiles right away, her curiosity about us winning out over any initial shyness. It wasn’t long at all before she was cooing and playing right along with us for a beautiful session. Her parents are fantastic with her. We’re excited about documenting this new chapter in their lives, and we can’t wait to see them again as Elena grows.

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  • Iris Xu-Nigro - Thank you so much! I can’t get over how beautiful these photos are! We will enjoy them for years to come. :)December 21, 2015 – 4:12 PM

CarolWe had an amazingly beautiful family day with Carol in one of the Hudson Valley region’s most scenic areas. She is one of our most emotive fans, and we always love hearing from her. We can’t help but feel like part of her extended family, especially after reading her kind words below:

Good afternoon Jenni & Ulysses,
The set of 5×7’s and 8×10’s just arrived.  I’m breathless!  … and … in tears.  They are so, so beautiful!
Thank you so much!!!


Carol has a discerning eye, and she genuinely appreciates the power of a still photograph. Her home is filled with beautiful keepsakes of our work in the form of books, wall art, and prints. We’re so glad to be her photographers!

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Before we knew it, Kerrie + Frank’s wedding day was already here! We’d anticipated a true blowout affair, but the wedding was even more beautiful and the reception even more energetic than we’d expected. The cherry on top for us was getting to know their warm and fun-loving families even better. We’ve known Kerrie’s dad, Rich, for many years as the band leader for his group of Phase One singers and musicians. But it was a true privilege being chosen as Kerrie + Frank’s photographers and seeing Rich simply enjoy being a proud dad as his little girl became a gorgeous bride and wife.

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!

  • Cindi Ragan - I only see 11 pictures, I would like to order!!December 20, 2015 – 3:28 PM

  • Donna Caserta Bascomb - Beautiful! Can’t wait to see the rest!December 10, 2015 – 2:36 PM

  • Cindi Ragan - Dan and I are so blessed to have a new daughter-in-law to join our Ragan clan. Franklyn and Kerrie make.such a beautiful couple! We had a memorable weekend celebrating this special event. The wedding photos by Ulysses and his wife, capture the fun and love we shared that night.December 10, 2015 – 2:02 PM

Maureen was actually the first of Megan’s two sisters that we met on Megan’s wedding day. So when we were asked to photograph them and their boys for an Autumn family day together, we were already primed to enjoy ourselves and show them how much fun these sessions can be. Their oldest was the perfect helper when it came to his little brother (since two-year-olds do things only on their own terms. LOL!) And seeing Maureen + Sherwin enjoy a brief bit of alone time together while their boys were off exploring was a great way to get to know them even better. We couldn’t be happier at being this beautiful family’s photographers, and hope we get to see them all again someday soon!

More with Maureen + Sherwin’s extended family.

We initially got to know Eileen + Tim at the wedding of Eileen’s sister, Megan. Of course we should have expected it, but somehow we had even more fun than anticipated with the two of them and their three adorable kids during their own Autumn portrait session.  Their children were full of giggles, and they loved the wide-open spaces of the park for exploration and games. Seeing Eileen + Tim so happy with how their photos turned out was all we could have asked for at their Reveal. We can’t wait until next time!

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We couldn’t hide our excitement over seeing Maddie and her parents again even if we’d wanted to!! Our plans over the past several months to join them at a beautiful family home on the North Fork of Long Island were so worth it! Maddie’s bright eyes and playful personality had us completely infatuated with her. Seriously, have you ever seen more personality in one tiny little person? Maddie didn’t mind one bit going through several outfit changes as long as all eyes and attention were on her (not at all a problem for the two of us!). The setting Sun gave them gorgeous light for playing on the quiet beach, and a walk in the calm warm water of the bay made for a perfect ending to the day. We can’t express how much we love and appreciate being the photographers for this loving family!

More with Grace + Mike.

  • Laura Mazza Coppola - Wonderful Pictures , Thank you for sharing :)December 4, 2015 – 2:42 PM

  • Grace Chang Mazza - We LOVED spending the afternoon with you!! I see that you had as many problems narrowing down the pictures for your blog as did for our album!! We absolutely loved all the photos, and you two did such an amazing job capturing Maddie’s personality. She loved being the star of the day!November 30, 2015 – 2:40 PM

There was never a doubt that Stephanie + Patrick’s first photo shoot with us was going to be a huge success. There’s something about these two that just made us want to photograph them from the moment we met them in person. They’re naturally affectionate, and they completely trusted our vision for their photos. Stephanie has this very cool artistic sense about her, and Patrick is the perfect strong anchor for her soul. They’re a beautiful match both in person and in photos. Our Extended Session of engagement photos was everything we hoped it would be and more! We’re incredibly eager to join them again for what promises to be a spectacular wedding at Crabtree’s Kittle House in 2016.

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We’re glad Hannah + Jared’s day was so beautiful, so they could enjoy the last few leaves of Autumn color in our regions. After a lovely candlelit ceremony, their large crowd of closest friends and guests were primed for what would prove to be one of the most energetic, pulse-pounding, and joyous horahs of 2015 — merely one of the highlights of their incredible 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!

  • Jane Glasser Kaplan - Fantastic shots! Can’t wait for the rest!November 19, 2015 – 4:44 PM

  • Robin Colten - Beautiful pictures of two very special people. Amazing party!November 19, 2015 – 4:02 PM

  • Robin Colten - Beautiful pictures of two very special, beautiful people. What a fun part!November 19, 2015 – 3:58 PM

It didn’t take long at all for Mikayla and her little sister, Nia, to break out of their initial shyness in front of us. These two beauties are natural stars, and we loved our time with them and their parents. Their sense for micro-fashion and fun-loving nature were perfect not only for photos, but also for great memories with mom & dad.

Nothing could be more enjoyable on this Autumn day than a warm afternoon with Baby Eloise. And have you ever seen a baby with her very own Metrocard? This sweet little girl was highly anticipated by her parents, and she pulled out all the stops for her very first portrait session. We’re thrilled to have her parents trust, and we can’t wait to watch her grow.

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When you have a couple as kind and heartfelt as Hannah + Jeremy, you want everything to flow with nothing but perfection. That’s exactly the way their wedding day went, and we couldn’t be happier for them! At their romantic candlelit ceremony, it didn’t surprise us one bit to see their emotions playing out right before our eyes. It was easy to see why their friends and family love them so much and why this was such a joyous occasion.

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!

Samie IR dipticSamie + Eric had us at “hello”! From the time we started planning their fashionably-themed Extended Session for engagement photos to their gorgeous and emotive wedding day, they were a genuine pleasure to photograph. So we’re completely overjoyed to share Samie’s impressions, kind words, and recommendation of Ulysses Photography for any bride who’d like to take their photography beyond the ordinary:

Ulysses and Jenni are the husband and wife team you need at your wedding! From helping zip up bridesmaid dresses when we needed a man (Ulysses) to Jenni’s ability to keep EVERYONE on track this dynamic duo exuded professionalism. From constant contact over the planning process of our wedding through e-mails and even Facebook, we felt that Ulysses and Jenni were not only our photographers but invited guests at our event and always find that whenever we post a photo of our post wedding adventures a like from Ulysses is not far behind! There was no better treat then coming back from our honeymoon, sad it was all over and that same day receiving our proofs online! You’re wedding day will simply be better by having this lovely couple be a part of it, we hope to celebrate many more wonderful occasions with them in the future.

Not going to lie — we hope the very same and can’t wait!!

Our 80+ similarly-enthused brides can tell you so much more than we can about what it’s like to work with us. So don’t miss what they’re saying about our photography services in the reviews at

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If her parents could bottle all the smiles they get to see on Baby Mackenzie’s face, we’re sure they would be millionaires! We can’t believe how Mackenzie has grown since we last saw her. But spending time with this happy one-year-old felt like spending the day with a tiny long-time friend. We’re really enjoying the chance to watch Kim + Kenny’s family grow so beautifully.

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The saying, “time flies when you’re having fun” should be on a cute new T-shirt for Gianna! She’s gotten so much bigger and prettier since we last saw her as a newborn! She’s such a cutie in those pigtails, too. She’s a happy and healthy two-year-old who, along with her big brother, makes her parents want to be the best they possibly can be for their kids. We couldn’t be happier for this beautiful family. We’re so glad to be their photographers over the years of their journey together!

More with Jennifer + Greg.

It was already love at first sight when we had our very first photo session with Baby Nate. But now seeing him again as a happy, active, and adorably chunky nine-month-old, we were completely smitten all over again. He loves his big brother, Owen, and they each invited us to play along with them in the Autumn leaves while they searched the yard for as many acorns as they could find. Nikki + Jared’s parents were there, too, so we were able to include everyone for incredibly enjoyable extended family photos. It’s a marvelous privilege and joy to follow this happy family throughout their lives as they grow together!

More with Nikki + Jared.

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