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        Working Together

        Creating Timeless Wedding Stories

        Each year I work with a limited number of couples to document their wedding. Together, we create timeless stories that capture time, place, and people.

        There's so much pressure on people to be "perfect" -- whatever that is. This is especially true around weddings. You may look at the photographs on this site and think that many of them achieve perfection. But understand that this is not how I approach photography. Instead, I strive to capture feeling, moment, gesture, and personality.

        While the images are stylistically classic, their content is often unexpected: a fleeting expression or an exchange between two friends. We approach your wedding with a thorough understanding of both the logistics and the aspects which are most important to you. However we do not script the photographs. Together, we will create an original collection of artwork that is uniquely you.

        FAQs

        Q.
        What is your experience with photographing weddings?
        A.
        As a full-time wedding photographer since 2009, I’ve documented over 300 weddings. The weddings I photograph are diverse – from City Hall weddings where I’ve been the only witness, to 300+ person affairs. I’ve documented Catholic, Jewish, Episcopalian, Egyptian Coptic, non-denominational Christian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Muslim, same-sex, and non-religious ceremonies.
        Q.
        We only need an engagement or portrait session. Is that something you do?
        A.
        Because I work full-time with my wedding clients, I’m only able to provide engagement and portrait sessions to people who’ve booked their wedding with me.
        Q.
        How far in advance should I book you?
        A.
        Most couples book me about 9-12 months before their wedding. I book some weddings as far as 18 months in advance, and occasionally as little as 2 or 3 months ahead.
        Q.
        Do you offer a second photographer?
        A.
        I work with an assistant for all local weddings. Under my direction, my assistant provides additional light photography coverage and handles many of the photography logistics (such as equipment and running photo-related errands on the wedding day). For weddings with complicated logistics, I do offer a second professional photographer. Second photographers are professionals who have their own business and are experienced with photographing weddings entirely on their own. Once I understand your wedding and photography requirements, I can recommend whether a second photographer would be beneficial or necessary for your wedding, or if one of my assistants will be sufficient.
        Q.
        When will our photos be ready?
        A.
        Your photos will be ready 5-7 weeks after your wedding.
        Q.
        How much does it cost to hire you?
        A.
        Because every wedding is different, what people spend on their wedding photography varies. For example, I photograph weddings for two hours on a weekday in January, but I also photograph three-day weekend events during high wedding season. I photograph weddings locally and weddings that take place thousands of miles away. Please contact me and to discuss pricing information options for your wedding.
        Q.
        How can I book you for our wedding?
        A.
        Please use the Contact link in the menu. I can then tell you if I’m available for your wedding date and send you additional information on packages and pricing. Please note that each year I receive around 1,000 inquiries and only accept 25-30 commissions per year. I can only hold dates with a signed contract and deposit.
        Q.
        Should we provide you with a list of photos or example images that we’d like taken at our wedding?
        A.
        No. We’ll have a photo planning session a few weeks prior to your wedding, and at that time, we’ll talk about all of the details and aspects of your wedding that are most important to you. From our discussion, I’ll create a detailed schedule that I will run by you for review. But other than the list of family photos, I prefer not to work from shot lists. If we over-plan your wedding with lists of specific shots, then we’ll miss out on unscripted, genuine human interactions. If we go into your wedding trying to replicate a photograph from someone else’s wedding, then we will miss on what probably made that photo so special in the first place — its uniqueness. If we spend an hour photographing through a long list of group shots or details, then that will be one hour less documentary style coverage.
        Q.
        Do you have business insurance?
        A.
        Lisa Rigby Photography is fully insured through MetLife. Having business insurance is required for a photographer to work at many wedding venues and reception sites. If your venue requests proof of vendor insurance, I'm happy to provide them with a copy of my current business insurance.
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        What my
        Clients Say

        Samantha & Enrique
        Katie & Vivek
        Ashley & Will
        Gaby & Spencer
        Nina & James

        Lisa was just fabulous. Her personality is sweet and relaxed and her pictures captured the wedding perfectly. She really understood the vision of the wedding and captured so much joy. I cannot tell you how many people said that every picture was just so happy and should be in a magazine. She was a pleasure to work with and for that reason and because she captures color so well (we got married in a colorful garden so it was important to me!) I picked her and I am soooo happy I did! She did a beautiful job, and with heart and kindness too.

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        Vivek and I want to say thank you for capturing the most stunning photos throughout our wedding weekend. After it's all over the photos are what we have remaining to bring us back to our magical wedding, and every time we look at them we are brought right back! I was laughing and crying as I looked through each one. You (and your team) are a pleasure to work with, and so incredibly talented! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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        The photos from our wedding day were absolutely stunning, and we could not have been happier with how they turned out. Lisa herself is delightful, funny, accommodating, and very responsive and she was a real pleasure to work with and made us feel at ease.... So happy we got to work with Lisa, she is truly an artist!

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        Spencer and I are so grateful to have worked with you, our wedding photos are sure to become family heirlooms. You have an incredible ability to capture emotion. I knew when I stumbled across your website we absolutely had to have you as our wedding photographer. The photos allow us to experience our wedding day all over again, and for that, we cannot thank you enough. You are one of the best.

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        We just wanted to thank you again for photographing our wedding. We are so blown away by the talent, effort, and care you put into your photographs. You were such a pleasure to work with and you made the whole process easy on us. We absolutely love our photos. You captured the happiness of our wedding day so beautifully and we will cherish these memories for years to come.

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