About Us

A family-owned company founded by a former art major of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Our focus for over 10 years has been on weddings, engagements, portraits and fashion photography in the New York area. We also travel anywhere within the U.S.

Here at Nelstudios we know that your story is one of a kind. There is always a new chapter in your big, ever-growing adventure. There are beautiful days ahead, filled with family, friends, laughter, unforgettable moments & infinite joy. We are always here to document every occasion, no matter how big or small.

We are simply observers of your journey. 

Photo Prints: Online Gallery Store Experience

Gallery inspired custom prints straight from your private gallery.

It's super easy! You can download and share on social media with one click of a button. Want to create beautiful, gallery inspired artwork for your home? You can order prints, cards and any wall art right through your own private gallery. For more information on the printing services offered via the private online gallery visit nelstudios.com/photo-prints


What is your photography style?

We are a lifestyle & photojournalistic wedding studio. We want to maximize your time with family and friends, capturing those real moments that you share together. We still do photograph your traditional family portraits but we like to keep it candid whenever possible. Our responsibility is to embrace the feelings of your special day by photographing candid and raw moments so that your story can be relived and retold for decades to come. We see ourselves as visual storytellers.

Where are you based and do you travel?

We are a New York based studio and yes we love to travel. Our photo bags are packed and ready, just tell us where and when to go. We travel within the U.S and also internationally.

When will we get our photos?

You will receive an online private gallery with all your photos. We deliver the photos within four to twelve weeks of the wedding date. You can download all the high-resolution images from the gallery.

How many photos will we receive?

- 10 hours wedding coverage, you will receive between 1100 to 1400 fully edited images.
- 8 hours wedding coverage, you will receive between 750 to 1100 fully edited images.
- 5 hours wedding coverage, you will receive between 500 to 750 fully edited images.

What is your image rights policy?

All the photos come with a copyright release for personal use. You can make digital copies, print images, share with family members or friends, and share on social media. You have unlimited rights as long as the images are not being used for commercial use (such as advertisements).

Do you offer prints or an album?

We offer save the date, thank you, holiday and baby cards. All cards can be designed and customized to your liking via the online gallery. We also offer prints, album design, and album printing. For more information on the printing services offered via the private online gallery visit nelstudios.com/photo-prints

When should I book?

Most of our couples book a year in advance. During busy season we recommend you book far in advance so that we can guarantee your date. Once the deposit is paid, the date is officially yours.

What equipment do you use?

We are Sony shooters and we love every minute of it. We shoot on two memory cards to protect your precious photos. We always bring a flash with us as well just in case we need extra light to make you look your best.


“I keep describing and recommending Nelson and Nelstudios to people as a "graceful fly on the wall" - because everything was so seamless. We got such lovely photos - they were so natural and truly captured the spirit of the day. If you want a very professional, talented photographer with a great eye, and a knack for really lovely, natural photos - Nelstudios is IT!”

—Kate & Charles (Wedding)

“Nelstudios did such a great job with my engagement photos. I normally hate having photos taken but Nelson made us feel comfortable and the photos came out looking so natural. We got a lot of compliments on the album, which was edited beautifully with great attention to detail and ready for us in no time at all.”

—Emily & Alex (Engagement)

“Nelstudios did incredible work for our wedding. We had an intimate ceremony with various photo locations, and every single photo came out magazine worthy! Nelson was excellent in providing instructions that took all the guess work out of posing and made us feel very confident and comfortable in front of the camera. Nelson is not only professional, but also kind, easy-going, personable, and creative. My wife and highly recommend.”

—Raeven & Khalfani (Wedding)

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