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Lily Kesselman Photography

New York , NY
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LOCATION

16 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY US 10010 (map)

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212-204-6518

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ABOUT US

Urban wedding photography with an editorial feel.
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Photography

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
All items are photographed in color and I can print sepia, black & white prints with a variety of borders.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I've shot in the darkest rooms lit by candles to the brightest beaches at noon.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot all digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
I always bring an assistant and I can bring numerous additional photographers depending on the client's needs.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No. When you book a day I do not accept other jobs that day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring all professional digital gear and some lighting equipment.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course. Lots.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
8 Hour day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
$400.00 per hour of overtime.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
1 to eat.
Do you charge for travel?
That depends on the location.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
6 - 8 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Website and DVD.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Matted traditional albums, flush albums and coffee-table books. Parent & guest albums are also available.
When will the client get the final album?
Yes, if you order one.

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ewallace
Wedding:
10/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Lily and her crew were amazing. She is very professional but fun at the same time. We took photos before the ceremony and she produced a very relaxing atmosphere and brought us to some great locations for photo ops. She takes memorable, unique photos, captures outstanding moments, and produces extremely beautiful images. We highly recommend her for any special occasion!!
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Lily was amazing, she made our day so special and was so easy to work with.
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Samantha
Wedding:
1/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing boudoir photography session with Lily in November '09! Boudoir photos were something that I had wanted to do for years and I was referred to Lily through a close friend and couldn't have been happier. Lily made me feel so comfortable! She is not only a wonderful photographer but a great stylist as well. She looked through the lingerie, jewelry, and heels that I brought and chose the best looks. We played fun music and she showed me how to pose like a sensual model. She shot photos for hours and was able to provide me with TONS of great shots that i LOVED. I really felt like a supermodel that day! It was an empowering feeling that i think every woman should have the opportunity to experience. I ordered a hardcover book of my favorite photos and my boyfriend's jaw dropped. He was so impressed! I didn't know that I could look that pretty/ sexy/ sensual. I'm so glad that I finally had a boudoir session and that I found a photographer like Lily. It was one of the coolist things I have ever done!!! I'm showing all my girlfriends my book and they are jumping on the boudoir bandwagon! - Samantha
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amazingme
Wedding:
10/22/2009
5.0/5.0
We used Lily for our Engagement shoot in 9/09. She was wonderful! The pictures were exactly what we wanted. Lily has a real flair with creating amazing urban shots. We were disappointed that she couldn't be there for our wedding day (she was on her honeymoon), but she provided us with her associated Jen who also did a beautiful job and a videographer. We were very, very happy with everything. I highly recommend Lily but hope that she doesn't get too busy because we would love to use her for our next big event: birth announcements for our daughter.
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Mariel
Wedding:
9/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Lily Kesselman has a great eye, and has a great ability to capture spontaneous energy in her work. Her photos are very alive. She's a true talent and a pleasure to work with!
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Lily is an outstanding photographer with a creative eye. We hired Lily because we loved the photojournalistic qualities of her photographs. She was extremely easy to work with and we were comfortable in front of her lens from the moment she took the first picture. Our engagement and wedding photographs were beautiful and we find ourselves looking at them almost every day.
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AnaMarc
Wedding:
10/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Lily Kesselman photographed our wedding on October 7, 2007. I cannot tell you how many photographers I priced before finally meeting with 5 photographers. Most I found were either overpriced and or just not what I was looking for.

Our first impressions of Lily were excellent and we could tell straight away that she was different, in a very good way. We found her to be funny and easy to talk to. Not to mention, her style of photography is exactly what we love. I wanted our wedding photos to be modern and very natural (more photo-journalistic) rather than staged pictures and that's exactly what we got. She listened to what we wanted in our photos and we left our meeting very excited that we had chosen the right photographer.

On our wedding day she was outstanding. She arrived early and made sure to capture all the pre-wedding moments that I didn't even know were happening around me. There was this lovely, intimate, happy feeling in the air throughout the whole wedding, and I swear, her photos captured that feeling perfectly. Also, when the party turned more festive and raucous, she captured the abandon as well.

I've been to a few weddings as a guest where the photographer was very bossy, but Lily was friendly, relaxed and very very professional; I could tell instantly that she is a trained professional, not just in photography, but she was really well... she honestly made me feel so relaxed.

Our photos were ready to view online in a few days, and also in a few days we got our disks, and then a few days after that our storybook was ready, talk about fast!

The quality of her photographs are really amazing. The prints are so sharp and clear that they jump off the pages. The coloring and the effects are really special, as well. I also loved the fact that Lily wasn't in our faces clicking away - most of the photos I didn't even know were getting taken as she is completely unobtrusive.

Of all the vendors I worked with for our wedding, she was the best one by far. I can recommend her wholeheartedly without any reservations.
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Leah
Wedding:
9/30/2006
4.8/5.0
My husband and I booked Lily to photograph our wedding in 2006. She was great! We knew from our experience meeting with her prior to the wedding that she was very attentive, professional, and offered a high level of taste and quality in her photography. What we both kept talking about after the wedding was how we both felt that she brought such a positive and confident attitude to her work that really comes through in the photographs. Looking at our own pictures, and those of other couples, you can see how relaxed and natural everyone is feeling- not stiff and posed- and that's her special touch. If you're looking for someone in New York to photograph your wedding that you can count on, but also has the gift of warmth and ease; Lily is your girl. We would definitely recommend her.
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Arin
Wedding:
9/3/2006
4.8/5.0
Lily was wonderful, and the pictures of our wedding were fabulous.
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