Lux Photos is an award-winning team of New York wedding photographers, wedding videographers, editors, graphic designers, retouchers and fine art printers located in the heart of New York City. Voted “Best Of New York” by New York Magazine, our studio provides professional photo and video coverage of weddings, destination weddings, engagements, mitzvahs and special events in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, New Jersey, Connecticut, Miami, California and across the globe. Lux Photos style of modern-romantic wedding imagery combines the best elements of fashion, lifestyle, and social documentary photography, all captured with a modern cinematic sensibility. So if you’re looking for a top New York wedding photographer, New York wedding videographer, or want to create your dream wedding album you’ve come to the right place.
Hello! My name is Joshua Lawrence and I’m excited to share my passion for photo-driven documentary storytelling with you. By merging beautiful light, vibrant colors, and unexpected moments, my team and I will capture the visual poetry, raw emotion, and charming humor that celebrates and defines your one of a kind love story…and we can’t wait!
I began this wonderful journey as a Photographer shooting stills on film sets in Hollywood. Working closely with cutting edge directors and cinematographers, I learned to visualize and capture my images in a cinematic way. Since then I’ve always thought of my photographs as frames from silent movies. Around the same time I began photographing emerging actors and entertainers for west coast magazines and music labels, eventually breaking into fashion and advertising with campaigns for brands like Guess, Levis and Billabong.
In 1999 I followed my own love story, moving to the city of lights, Paris. In the decade that followed I worked under the wing of many of Europe’s most influential Editors, Art Directors and Designers, exploring and refining my romantic vision of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel photography in Europe and across Asia. During that time I traveled to over 25 countries on a broad range of challenging and exciting assignments for magazines, Art Directors, Fashion Designers, movie studios, boards of tourism, and countless destination wedding couples.
I discovered my passion for event photography in 2003, when the International Brand Ambassador for Valentino invited me to photograph the prolific designer’s Paris fashion show. A few hours later I was backstage framing the likes of Naomi Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anna Wintour, a Duchess, a Prince, two dozen top models and of course Valentino. That evening I photographed the cocktail and dinner at the designer’s apartment on the Quai d’Orsay. Thus began five inspiring years capturing Valentino’s Paris fashion shows and private parties. Discovering my love for “social photography” I soon found myself busy documenting the weddings and events of the colorful personalities in the Paris art and fashion scenes, and I was hooked.
Since then my team and I have photographed weddings in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Newport, Marrakesh, St. Tropez, San Juan, Nice, St. Jean Cape Ferrat, Bretagne, Tulum, Acapulco, Bali, Tahiti, Aspen and many other magical places. Over the years, whether I’m shooting an intimate backyard wedding or a more elaborate black-tie invitation, my wedding clients and their families have become my friends, mentors, guides, surfing buddies, and inspirations. Their kids call me “Unky Josh,” a title I am quite proud of. Again and again my clients invite me behind the veil, trusting me to share in and record their most private and emotional moments. They take me on a roller coaster ride of beauty, excitement, movement, intimacy, joy, glamour and romance…and I love them for it!
Wedding Photographers And Videographers NYC
Based in NYC, our wedding photographers and videographers regularly work at some of New York City’s best venues, including the Harold Pratt House, The Pierre, Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, The New York Public Library, Burden Mansion, and many others. We collaborate with some of the city’s top wedding planners, caterers, and entertainers. This is our New York family. This means we have the experience and resources to get the very best of each wedding and event we capture. There’s truly nothing like a New York City wedding…so let’s do this!
Destination Wedding Photographers And Videographers NYC
More and more wedding couples are choosing destination wedding weekends in place of traditional weddings. Lux Photos destination wedding photographers and videographers have been capturing our adventurous clients’ exciting, colorful, action-packed weddings for over 15 years. With over 20 countries now under our belt, Lux Photos wedding and destination wedding photographers and videographers are some of the most experienced and resourceful in the business. That means we come prepared for Plan A, B and C. Shot pictures of a couple riding an elephant at a destination wedding in India? Check! Night-time shoot of newlyweds and their guests zip-lining in the jungles near Tulum? Check! Underwater photography of a destination wedding couple snorkeling in Thailand? Check! Our photographers are up for anything and we love to have a good time with our wedding couples, their families and their guests.
More Than Just Wedding Photography And Videography
In addition to weddings and events, Lux Photos photographers and videographers shoot dynamic travel, lifestyle and portraiture imagery for a range of clients including hotels and resorts, international boards of tourism, travel photography books, and magazines like Travel & Leisure, Departures, Elle, Cuisine, Town & Country and Marie Claire. Our experience as both wedding and lifestyle/travel photographers means that we truly understand how to tell the story of your wedding day or destination wedding weekend with all the special events and surprises you planned so carefully. With vivid colors, in cinematic frames, filled with humor, emotion, ambiance, texture, details and movement…our artists reveal and capture the visual poetry that makes your wedding day or destination wedding weekend uniquely your own.
New York Weddings Magazine’s “Best Of New York” Wedding Photo Albums
We also create some of the most elegant and stunning wedding albums, parent albums and framed gallery prints available. We’re one of the only wedding studios in New York City to offer signature Wedding Albums and Treasure Boxes made by Queensberry of New Zealand. Considered the Rolls Royce of wedding albums, the cover leathers are manufactured by the same French leather house that provides leather to European luxury brands like Coach, Fendi and Todds. Come by the studio to see and feel how special these albums truly are.
If you haven’t already, have a look at our modern romantic style of wedding photography, destination wedding photography, engagement photography, and event photography. To learn more about pricing visit our pricing pages for wedding photography, engagement photography, event photography, mitzvah photography, and wedding album design. Packages can be customized to suit the needs of our amazing clients.