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Craig Paulson Photography

New York , NY
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LOCATION

41 Union Sq west, suite 1427
New York, NY 10003 US (map)

PHONE

646-736-2605
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ABOUT US

Craig Paulson is an Australian-born photographer whose “fly-on-the-wall” approach means minimal direction and intrusion, resulting in beautiful photos capturing unique moments that you... Read more
Craig Paulson is an Australian-born photographer whose “fly-on-the-wall” approach means minimal direction and intrusion, resulting in beautiful photos capturing unique moments that you will treasure for a lifetime. Spontaneous and true-to-life, these pictures are timeless and will be treasured for years to come. Craig and his photographers specialize in capturing an artistic, thoughtful and dynamic documentation of events as they unfold. Read less
Photography , Videography

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Digital Files, Prints

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Documentary, Storytelling
Which wedding events do you service?
Ceremony, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What videography services do you offer?
Add'l Hours, Liability Insurance, Multi. Cameras
What final video formats do you offer?
USB Flash Drive

REVIEWS

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Joanna
Wedding:
11/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Hands down amazing photographers!
Hands down amazing photographers!
Hands down amazing photographers! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Private User
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Review update post wedding: Wow, again Kim @ Craig Paulson Photography did a phenomenal job shooting my wedding. Professional, non invasive, artistic, comfortable, experienced work that allows you to sit back and relax on your day. The photos I've seen so far are incredible. Cannot wait to see the rest! Thank you so much Kim for making my wedding day a breeze and answering all my questions leading up to the big day!

Planning a wedding across country has come with its challenges, especially choosing a photographer. After scouring the web and talking to several photography studios, I was fortunate enough to find Kim at Craig Paulson Studio. She spent time telling me exactly how she would conduct and organize photography for my wedding day. Her confidence and passion were reassuring and refreshing, after speaking to several other vendors. I could tell instantly Kim was top notch- a true professional and talent! She made all my worries subside and made me excited about planning the photography with her across country! Recently my fiancé and I had our engagement shoot with Kim and Caleb. All I can say is WOW. People look at the photos and say they should be in magazines or that they must be out of a movie. All my fiancé and I had to do though was show up! Kim had a vision for the entire shoot- poses, locations, lighting, cameras, sunlight, etc. the shoot was effortless for my fiancé and I and the pictures are a work of art. I am in awe! Everyone tells me they are the best engagement photos they've seen- and I agree. Kim and Caleb worked their magic and I cannot wait to have them do the same on my Wedding day. If you have the chance- book them. You will NOT be disappointed. They will exceed any and all expectations possible!
Review update post wedding: Wow, again Kim @ Craig Paulson Photography did a phenomenal job shooting my wedding. Read more...
Review update post wedding: Wow, again Kim @ Craig Paulson Photography did a phenomenal job shooting my wedding. Professional, non invasive, artistic, comfortable, experienced work that allows you to sit back and relax on your day. The photos I've seen so far are incredible. Cannot wait to see the rest! Thank you so much Kim for making my wedding day a breeze and answering all my questions leading up to the big day!

Planning a wedding across country has come with its challenges, especially choosing a photographer. After scouring the web and talking to several photography studios, I was fortunate enough to find Kim at Craig Paulson Studio. She spent time telling me exactly how she would conduct and organize photography for my wedding day. Her confidence and passion were reassuring and refreshing, after speaking to several other vendors. I could tell instantly Kim was top notch- a true professional and talent! She made all my worries subside and made me excited about planning the photography with her across country! Recently my fiancé and I had our engagement shoot with Kim and Caleb. All I can say is WOW. People look at the photos and say they should be in magazines or that they must be out of a movie. All my fiancé and I had to do though was show up! Kim had a vision for the entire shoot- poses, locations, lighting, cameras, sunlight, etc. the shoot was effortless for my fiancé and I and the pictures are a work of art. I am in awe! Everyone tells me they are the best engagement photos they've seen- and I agree. Kim and Caleb worked their magic and I cannot wait to have them do the same on my Wedding day. If you have the chance- book them. You will NOT be disappointed. They will exceed any and all expectations possible! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.5/5.0
We used Craig Paulson for our wedding and, while we wound up with some beautiful pictures, the experience was very frustrating. Customer service is not their strong suit.

We were told that in order to have some fairly basic retouching done on our photos, we would have to pay an extra per hour fee for the labor. Every time we had to retrieve items from their office (flash drives, photos, photo books, etc.), they would not mail them to us without a high charge, and we had to find a way to be at their office during limited business hours (regardless of the fact that we needed to be at work then too). When speaking to anyone in their office, I felt like they thought they were doing me a favor. In spite of informing them that we did not care much for detail shots of shoes, ties, etc., we received dozens if not hundreds of these photos. Also, when we initially booked Craig Paulson, we loved the idea of getting a small highlight reel type book of 100 photos soon after the wedding. I am not sure if those pictures were randomly selected, but some are extremely unflattering to the point of being almost comical. We will not use or display that book. We also used their album service to create an album of our personally selected photos and had numerous communication difficulties in that process. For example, after an email with comments was not responded to for over a week, I followed up only to be told that the company was having problems with their internet.

They took enough photos that some turned out great, but given how expensive this studio is relative to others we looked at coupled with our frustrating experience, I regret choosing them and would not do so again.
We used Craig Paulson for our wedding and, while we wound up with some beautiful pictures, the experience was very Read more...
We used Craig Paulson for our wedding and, while we wound up with some beautiful pictures, the experience was very frustrating. Customer service is not their strong suit.

We were told that in order to have some fairly basic retouching done on our photos, we would have to pay an extra per hour fee for the labor. Every time we had to retrieve items from their office (flash drives, photos, photo books, etc.), they would not mail them to us without a high charge, and we had to find a way to be at their office during limited business hours (regardless of the fact that we needed to be at work then too). When speaking to anyone in their office, I felt like they thought they were doing me a favor. In spite of informing them that we did not care much for detail shots of shoes, ties, etc., we received dozens if not hundreds of these photos. Also, when we initially booked Craig Paulson, we loved the idea of getting a small highlight reel type book of 100 photos soon after the wedding. I am not sure if those pictures were randomly selected, but some are extremely unflattering to the point of being almost comical. We will not use or display that book. We also used their album service to create an album of our personally selected photos and had numerous communication difficulties in that process. For example, after an email with comments was not responded to for over a week, I followed up only to be told that the company was having problems with their internet.

They took enough photos that some turned out great, but given how expensive this studio is relative to others we looked at coupled with our frustrating experience, I regret choosing them and would not do so again. Read less
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Craig Paulson Photography responded with the following comments:

We do appreciate honest feedback as this makes our business stronger and we can learn from our errors, however, we do feel that this review is unjust. Firstly, retouching is an area that can call for vast, extensive work or just easy touch ups. Whilst simple retouching i.e.) bug bites, exit signs are absolutely included in our service, retouching hundreds of pictures due to an unfortunate skin outbreak called for overtime from an experienced retoucher. The outcome being, since it was a sensitive subject and it was obviously causing our client stress this extra service was completed without charge, this was not mentioned in the review.

Our office hours are between 10.30-6.30 and we often stay later to accommodate our working clients. However, if shipping is preferred we insure the product and it is sent and charged at market value.

In regards to our top 100 photos displayed in our brag book. The photographer will represent the story of the day after spending many hours editing, they are never randomly chosen. However, we do realize that there might be some images that are preferred by our clients and before we go to print we give our clients the opportunity to replace some shots. This courtesy was also extended to the reviewer.

We pride ourselves in offering a personal, boutique customer service. Communication issues are possible, however, they are thankfully rare.

Our studio has been in the wedding photography business for 15 years and even though this review is negatively motivated we are pleased that the only bad review, amongst much positive feedback, opens with the fact that she is in possession of some beautiful pictures.

If this review has caused any concern amongst our potential clients please do not hesitate to contact us and we are happy to discuss. Thank you.

Craig Paulson Studio
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Laura
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Best choice in the entire process of planning a wedding. Craig and his team were amazing and so wonderful to work with. From the first meeting, i felt comfortable with Craig and his team for our wedding photographers. They were professional, got great photos, and also delivered everything so much faster than I anticipated! He was the first vendor that we booked, and I couldn't have been happier!
Best choice in the entire process of planning a wedding. Craig and his team were amazing and so wonderful to work with. Read more...
Best choice in the entire process of planning a wedding. Craig and his team were amazing and so wonderful to work with. From the first meeting, i felt comfortable with Craig and his team for our wedding photographers. They were professional, got great photos, and also delivered everything so much faster than I anticipated! He was the first vendor that we booked, and I couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.8/5.0
I started my search for my wedding photographer with only a few recommendations from friends as well as some that I had found at wedding websites such as this one. It was an overwhelming process as I had little knowledge of what a good photographer embodied as well as visually what I ultimately wanted. I did multiple interviews with photographers, their teams, emails, phone calls etc. Nothing seemed to click until I met Craig and his team. Craig took time to sit with me and my husband and I and talk about who he is, his process and pictures. We spent a lot of time talking about what my vision actually was and how to achieve it. He exudes confidence and warmth. His professionalism and likability shined through the day of. Craig (and his second shooter) managed to capture every moment without any or little direction. They were with us every step of the way and managed to pull us away at the right moments to capture the special night shots we wanted. He was truly a pleasure to work with and his talent shines through in our pictures. We are still having a tough time choosing the top 100. His teams, especially Kim, were also a pleasure to work with. Kim is very responsive and easy to work with. Without hesitation, we highly recommend Craig Paulson Photography for anyone looking for spectacular pictures and service.
I started my search for my wedding photographer with only a few recommendations from friends as well as some that I had Read more...
I started my search for my wedding photographer with only a few recommendations from friends as well as some that I had found at wedding websites such as this one. It was an overwhelming process as I had little knowledge of what a good photographer embodied as well as visually what I ultimately wanted. I did multiple interviews with photographers, their teams, emails, phone calls etc. Nothing seemed to click until I met Craig and his team. Craig took time to sit with me and my husband and I and talk about who he is, his process and pictures. We spent a lot of time talking about what my vision actually was and how to achieve it. He exudes confidence and warmth. His professionalism and likability shined through the day of. Craig (and his second shooter) managed to capture every moment without any or little direction. They were with us every step of the way and managed to pull us away at the right moments to capture the special night shots we wanted. He was truly a pleasure to work with and his talent shines through in our pictures. We are still having a tough time choosing the top 100. His teams, especially Kim, were also a pleasure to work with. Kim is very responsive and easy to work with. Without hesitation, we highly recommend Craig Paulson Photography for anyone looking for spectacular pictures and service. Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin.... Craig and his team did both the photography and videography for my wedding. I came to Craig through a friend who had her wedding photos taken by him. When I saw her photos, I had tears in my eyes. At first I thought it was because I had tears for my friend, but I knew it was more than that. Craig really captured her day. And he went above and beyond for mine. Our top 100 brought tears to my whole family's eyes. From the time I met Craig, to the time he said goodbye to us the night of, he made sure to hit every detail we were looking for. I simply cannot speak more highly of Craig and his awesome team. We cannot wait to put our albums together and see our photobooth photos!
Where do I even begin.... Craig and his team did both the photography and videography for my wedding. I came to Craig Read more...
Where do I even begin.... Craig and his team did both the photography and videography for my wedding. I came to Craig through a friend who had her wedding photos taken by him. When I saw her photos, I had tears in my eyes. At first I thought it was because I had tears for my friend, but I knew it was more than that. Craig really captured her day. And he went above and beyond for mine. Our top 100 brought tears to my whole family's eyes. From the time I met Craig, to the time he said goodbye to us the night of, he made sure to hit every detail we were looking for. I simply cannot speak more highly of Craig and his awesome team. We cannot wait to put our albums together and see our photobooth photos! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Susannah
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not have been happier with Craig. Very professional, extremely talented, and barely noticed him on the wedding day. The pictures turned out phenomenal, and are easily our best keepsake from the wedding. He did not miss a moment. We are so impressed!!
My husband and I could not have been happier with Craig. Very professional, extremely talented, and barely noticed him on Read more...
My husband and I could not have been happier with Craig. Very professional, extremely talented, and barely noticed him on the wedding day. The pictures turned out phenomenal, and are easily our best keepsake from the wedding. He did not miss a moment. We are so impressed!! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I booked Craig the day after we got engaged, a year and a half in advance! Craig photographed my sister in laws wedding. After watching him in action and seeing her amazing wedding photos, I know he was a must for my wedding! Leading up to our wedding Craig and Kim were always available to answer any questions I had via phone or email. About a month before my wedding Craig called me personally to discuss the timeline and details for the big day. As my day approached the weather promised a tropical rain storm. Craig worked with me on ideas about how we could make the most of the photos in the weather. On my wedding day Craig and Kim were extremely professional and personable. We all braved the rain and went outside for all of our pictures, with rain boots and umbrellas! My pictures turned out amazing. When it was time to pick them up I met with Craig and Kim and went through each picture with them! After leaving the studio Kim emailed me making sure I understood the ordering process. I ordered my thank you notes through the studio, with Kim's amazing responsiveness the process took a day! I am also working with The studios album company, The Album Room and have had an amazing experience with them as well! I cannot say enough about Craig Paulson Photography!!!
I booked Craig the day after we got engaged, a year and a half in advance! Craig photographed my sister in laws wedding. Read more...
I booked Craig the day after we got engaged, a year and a half in advance! Craig photographed my sister in laws wedding. After watching him in action and seeing her amazing wedding photos, I know he was a must for my wedding! Leading up to our wedding Craig and Kim were always available to answer any questions I had via phone or email. About a month before my wedding Craig called me personally to discuss the timeline and details for the big day. As my day approached the weather promised a tropical rain storm. Craig worked with me on ideas about how we could make the most of the photos in the weather. On my wedding day Craig and Kim were extremely professional and personable. We all braved the rain and went outside for all of our pictures, with rain boots and umbrellas! My pictures turned out amazing. When it was time to pick them up I met with Craig and Kim and went through each picture with them! After leaving the studio Kim emailed me making sure I understood the ordering process. I ordered my thank you notes through the studio, with Kim's amazing responsiveness the process took a day! I am also working with The studios album company, The Album Room and have had an amazing experience with them as well! I cannot say enough about Craig Paulson Photography!!! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were incredibly pleased with Craig Paulson photography's service throughout the wedding weekend, as well as follow up afterwards. They were incredibly helpful and professional, helping to make our wedding pictures and experience even more magical and seamless. The pictures were wonderful and will forever capture this moment for us!
My husband and I were incredibly pleased with Craig Paulson photography's service throughout the wedding weekend, as well Read more...
My husband and I were incredibly pleased with Craig Paulson photography's service throughout the wedding weekend, as well as follow up afterwards. They were incredibly helpful and professional, helping to make our wedding pictures and experience even more magical and seamless. The pictures were wonderful and will forever capture this moment for us! Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Craig Paulson Photography, start to finish. Kim was incredibly helpful in coordinating things -- and super-friendly and responsive, via email *or* phone -- and Courtney did a fantastic job photographing our wedding. She really listened to what we wanted and did a wonderful job walking the line between being really easy and fun to hang out with for the day, and going unnoticed to capture candid moments and let us just enjoy our day without feeling like we were in the photographic spotlight. Photo quality was awesome.
We had a great experience with Craig Paulson Photography, start to finish. Kim was incredibly helpful in coordinating Read more...
We had a great experience with Craig Paulson Photography, start to finish. Kim was incredibly helpful in coordinating things -- and super-friendly and responsive, via email *or* phone -- and Courtney did a fantastic job photographing our wedding. She really listened to what we wanted and did a wonderful job walking the line between being really easy and fun to hang out with for the day, and going unnoticed to capture candid moments and let us just enjoy our day without feeling like we were in the photographic spotlight. Photo quality was awesome. Read less
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