Modern Wedding Photography

Denise Chastain, Owner / Founder

Hello and thank you for wanting to learn more about Modern Wedding Photography. I’m Denise Chastain a passionate, enthusiastic New York photographer who wants to capture your wedding day with a fun, authentic, candid approach. I’m in the business of you enjoying your wedding day, putting you at ease and helping you forget the camera is there. Hire the photographer whose work and personality you love. My best clients are the ones who trust me as a person and an artist. Try to let go of any preconceived notions of what wedding photographs should look like. I hope you want to be surprised and delighted when you see the images from your wedding day. Your photographs should be an honest interpretation of this significant event.

I am super honored to be an award winning member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association, a Knot Best of Weddings Pick Hall of Fame, Junebug Weddings Top 10 NYC Wedding Photographers, Fearless Photographer and a Photo District News Top Knots best in category winner. My wedding work has been featured in The Knot magazine, Junebug Weddings, Ruffled, Well Wed and Reverie Gallery, to name a few.

Why do I photograph weddings? I started my career as a magazine and advertising photographer. My wedding business grew from my commercial client list. Art directors and editors were looking for charismatic images of their wedding day. It was important they had a photographer they felt comfortable with and who would deliver inspiring images. There is an intense amount of planning and production that goes into a wedding, similar to the coordination of a commercial shoot. Commercial shoots lack the historical and emotional rewards that weddings provide as an artist. No one will cherish an advertisement or magazine article like you will cherish your wedding photographs. I find photographing your wedding day to be a great honor and incredibly gratifying.


On a more personal note, I do feel like matching up the right photographer with a great couple is a lot like dating. So in the spirit of the dating game, I love artisanal dark chocolate, rollercoasters, gardening, Halloween, live shows, discovering forgotten treasures in my travels, spontaneous adventures and of course taking photos! I would love to hear all about your wedding day plans. Call 212.332.9695 / 516.823.7315 or E-mail me at You’ll be too busy having fun to know we were even there!

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