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Pennace Photography

Brooklyn , NY
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Brooklyn, NY US 11209 (map)

PHONE

646-610-2339

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ABOUT US

As a child I always felt “different.” In pre-school we were asked to draw what we wanted to be when we grew up. I drew a squiggle of green and said I wanted to be a broccoli princess... Read more
As a child I always felt “different.” In pre-school we were asked to draw what we wanted to be when we grew up. I drew a squiggle of green and said I wanted to be a broccoli princess (actually this is kind of a lie. It’s actually something else more vague and impossible as a career but still related to broccoli. I just can’t recall what it is right now.). I became obsessed with the Beatles when I was 8 years old. When I was 10 the X-Files was my favorite show. In high school I was more interested in history (I interned as a costumed interpreter at Old Sturbridge Village and briefly considered somehow becoming a Civil War re-enactor) and music than drinking or partying. A lot of times I was frustrated at this – I couldn’t help being who I was, but it often put me at the bottom of the popularity food chain.

Thankfully now I’m grateful I stuck to my guns and stubbornly refused to be anyone else but me. As a result of all that, today I am independent, fearless, carefree, and joyously happy! Every day I live my life in the awesomest way I can. I meet people from all walks of life. I embrace different perspectives and lifestyles. I understand what it’s like to be different. I try not to take a single moment for granted – and this makes life one great big adventure!

I try bring a unique perspective to everything I photograph. Every person, couple, wedding, and event is different, and this needs to be celebrated!

Life is about adventures. Let me capture yours. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I can airbrush and enhance color to the client's specifications.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
It's usually just me and I have a couple other people who serve as second shooters/assistants.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
For a smaller session (headshots, boudoir) I typically will, but for large scale events I would only ever want to do one in a weekend.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two camera bodies, 5-6 lenses, external flash
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Definitely! You never know what might happen - I wouldn't shoot a wedding without backup equipment.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I can do both depending on your budgetary needs.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
I sure am! Additional hours are $200 per hour, and my wedding packages can be customized for what you need.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
For a full day wedding (10+ hours) I require either a meal or a break with enough time to go out and buy food (and eat it!). Figure 30 minutes.
Do you charge for travel?
Typically yes, and it's generally an extra $100 for single-day events. I don't charge for travel for most places within a 200 mile radius.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Within a week
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
I upload photos to my website and give you your client login info to access your photos
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Six months after the event
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
No, though credit must be given.
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, as part of the client proofing gallery
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer a standard wedding album as well as parent albums. I can also customize an album for you and adjust the price accordingly.
When will the client get the final album?
Within two months of the wedding.

REVIEWS

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Katie
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Laura Pennace is a fantastic photographer. She was incredibly professional, but warm, funny, and personal. She even gave tips on hair and make up! She has great vision, and her pictures are the proof. Finally, she made my family and guests feel comfortable. BOOK HER NOW!
Laura Pennace is a fantastic photographer. She was incredibly professional, but warm, funny, and personal. She even gave Read more...
Laura Pennace is a fantastic photographer. She was incredibly professional, but warm, funny, and personal. She even gave tips on hair and make up! She has great vision, and her pictures are the proof. Finally, she made my family and guests feel comfortable. BOOK HER NOW! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Laura as our photographer for our elopement in New York in September 2014. She was super responsive and very helpful prior to our wedding, suggesting locations and even venues for our post-wedding celebration. We had a blast with her on the day, and she made my very camera-shy husband comfortable and actually enjoy having his photo taken! The finished photos arrived well within the time period Laura had specified, and were gorgeous - everyone has commented on how fantastic they look. She also very helpfully coordinated a gift that a family member sent to New York for her to give us on the day - above and beyond!
We hired Laura as our photographer for our elopement in New York in September 2014. She was super responsive and very Read more...
We hired Laura as our photographer for our elopement in New York in September 2014. She was super responsive and very helpful prior to our wedding, suggesting locations and even venues for our post-wedding celebration. We had a blast with her on the day, and she made my very camera-shy husband comfortable and actually enjoy having his photo taken! The finished photos arrived well within the time period Laura had specified, and were gorgeous - everyone has commented on how fantastic they look. She also very helpfully coordinated a gift that a family member sent to New York for her to give us on the day - above and beyond! Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
7/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I reached out to Laura only one week before our New York City Hall wedding. With an international move preceding the wedding, it was a hectic time, and I was planning to rely on photos from friends and family.

I am so glad I chose to rely on Laura's talents instead. As the wedding date approached, I suddenly realized that I was marrying the love of my life, and I wanted to capture the moment. A Google search on City Hall weddings led me to the Pennace Photography website. I knew upon seeing Laura's photos that I had to see if she was available in one week's time.

Laura was quick to respond to my email and extremely helpful and knowledgeable with regards to the best times to show up at City Hall, which does not make appointments. I was thrilled that she was available on our planned wedding date.

My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding photos. They absolutely capture the joy and love and laughter of the day between the two of us, as well as with our friends and family. Laura is not only a brilliant photographer, she is extremely professional, enthusiastic, friendly, fun, and knows all the best locations for getting great shots. I also love that, once Laura has finished editing the photos, they are all available to download -- something my friends and family also appreciate!
I reached out to Laura only one week before our New York City Hall wedding. With an international move preceding the Read more...
I reached out to Laura only one week before our New York City Hall wedding. With an international move preceding the wedding, it was a hectic time, and I was planning to rely on photos from friends and family.

I am so glad I chose to rely on Laura's talents instead. As the wedding date approached, I suddenly realized that I was marrying the love of my life, and I wanted to capture the moment. A Google search on City Hall weddings led me to the Pennace Photography website. I knew upon seeing Laura's photos that I had to see if she was available in one week's time.

Laura was quick to respond to my email and extremely helpful and knowledgeable with regards to the best times to show up at City Hall, which does not make appointments. I was thrilled that she was available on our planned wedding date.

My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding photos. They absolutely capture the joy and love and laughter of the day between the two of us, as well as with our friends and family. Laura is not only a brilliant photographer, she is extremely professional, enthusiastic, friendly, fun, and knows all the best locations for getting great shots. I also love that, once Laura has finished editing the photos, they are all available to download -- something my friends and family also appreciate! Read less
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Cristen
Wedding:
7/24/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I decided to have a destination in wedding in NYC this time last year. Planning afar from Ireland provided hurdles, however when it came to our wedding photography everything was smooth sailing thanks to Laura and her excellent work.
From the outset Laura was informative, professional, laid back and fun. We picked the sweet and simple wedding package and then were given the freedom to customize the package to suit our needs (add extra hours if necessary, etc.). Laura made the nitty gritty straight forward with simple payments and e-mail communication and provided incredible flexibility with our photo locations, needs, desires and wants.
I distinctly remember the morning of our wedding Laura coming into my hotel room cheerfully saying 'We are going to just take things as they come today, take our time and mostly have so much fun'. She instantly, without probably knowing it, reassured me to slow down and enjoy every minute. She was present and really fun during our before wedding photos and then disappeared, capturing amazing candid shots during our ceremony, dinner and reception.
Her first priority was us and our well being throughout the day and with us, took the day as it came.
Overall, Laura ultimately made us feel like we were the only wedding she'd every captured! I can't recommend her highly enough.
My husband and I decided to have a destination in wedding in NYC this time last year. Planning afar from Ireland provided Read more...
My husband and I decided to have a destination in wedding in NYC this time last year. Planning afar from Ireland provided hurdles, however when it came to our wedding photography everything was smooth sailing thanks to Laura and her excellent work.
From the outset Laura was informative, professional, laid back and fun. We picked the sweet and simple wedding package and then were given the freedom to customize the package to suit our needs (add extra hours if necessary, etc.). Laura made the nitty gritty straight forward with simple payments and e-mail communication and provided incredible flexibility with our photo locations, needs, desires and wants.
I distinctly remember the morning of our wedding Laura coming into my hotel room cheerfully saying 'We are going to just take things as they come today, take our time and mostly have so much fun'. She instantly, without probably knowing it, reassured me to slow down and enjoy every minute. She was present and really fun during our before wedding photos and then disappeared, capturing amazing candid shots during our ceremony, dinner and reception.
Her first priority was us and our well being throughout the day and with us, took the day as it came.
Overall, Laura ultimately made us feel like we were the only wedding she'd every captured! I can't recommend her highly enough. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
6/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We cant speak highly enough of Laura and her work, and we would absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding / elopement. When we were looking at other photographers in the NYC area Laura stood out immediately because of her website and blog showing the many excellent examples of her work, and because of her quick and friendly responses to our e-mails.
On the day of our elopement Laura surpassed our expectations. Neither of us have had professional photographs taken before and were both a little unsure as to what to expect. However there was no need to worry as Laura immediately made us feel at ease and we quickly began to even enjoy the shoot! Laura clearly had a good knowledge of the area we were in (Central Park), and gave us directions as to what she thought would look best, without making us feel as though we were being moved from pose to pose.
The turnaround of the pictures was also exceptional. We received initial 'teasers' from Laura within 24 hours, and the final pictures were received two and a half weeks after our ceremony. We are absolutely delighted with all the pictures that Laura has provided us with, they capture the special nature of the day beautifully as well as the amazing setting of Central Park, and we have been overwhelmed by the vast amount of comments we have already had regarding the quality of the photographs.
Overall, it was a pleasure to work with Laura and have her involved in our amazing day - thank you so much Laura.
We cant speak highly enough of Laura and her work, and we would absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for a Read more...
We cant speak highly enough of Laura and her work, and we would absolutely recommend her services to anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding / elopement. When we were looking at other photographers in the NYC area Laura stood out immediately because of her website and blog showing the many excellent examples of her work, and because of her quick and friendly responses to our e-mails.
On the day of our elopement Laura surpassed our expectations. Neither of us have had professional photographs taken before and were both a little unsure as to what to expect. However there was no need to worry as Laura immediately made us feel at ease and we quickly began to even enjoy the shoot! Laura clearly had a good knowledge of the area we were in (Central Park), and gave us directions as to what she thought would look best, without making us feel as though we were being moved from pose to pose.
The turnaround of the pictures was also exceptional. We received initial 'teasers' from Laura within 24 hours, and the final pictures were received two and a half weeks after our ceremony. We are absolutely delighted with all the pictures that Laura has provided us with, they capture the special nature of the day beautifully as well as the amazing setting of Central Park, and we have been overwhelmed by the vast amount of comments we have already had regarding the quality of the photographs.
Overall, it was a pleasure to work with Laura and have her involved in our amazing day - thank you so much Laura. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Laura. She was extremely professional yet personable and very easy to work with. She sent us photo teasers within 24 hours of our wedding to give us a sneak peek at the photos (which is an excellent turnaround) and we are so excited about the photos and can't wait to see everything else. She was completely prepared, arrived early to get set up and start shooting on schedule and was an absolute pro. I highly recommend Pennace Photography for your event.
I loved working with Laura. She was extremely professional yet personable and very easy to work with. She sent us photo Read more...
I loved working with Laura. She was extremely professional yet personable and very easy to work with. She sent us photo teasers within 24 hours of our wedding to give us a sneak peek at the photos (which is an excellent turnaround) and we are so excited about the photos and can't wait to see everything else. She was completely prepared, arrived early to get set up and start shooting on schedule and was an absolute pro. I highly recommend Pennace Photography for your event. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Laura Pennace was recommended to us by our wedding planner and we could not be happier with her. First of all, she offers great value -- we definitely looked at some other photographers who were charging more for less.

Second, we love her professional and friendly demeanor. Neither the groom nor I are the type to enjoy having our pictures taken, but she immediately put us at ease. On the day of the wedding, she grabbed so many great shots without ever getting in the way. I don't know how she did it! She was also really efficient when it came time to do the family and wedding party portraits, which was nice because that meant we could get back to partying with our guests.

Third, she responds promptly and got her photos back to us quickly. I've heard so many horror stories about couples who paid lavishly for photographs only to wait months and months to get them back, so this was a huge relief!

Fourth, her photos are absolutely gorgeous. We didn't want anything too gimmicky or too staged, so we went with Laura because we loved her classic-but-not-stuffy style. We made the right choice -- she really captured the energy of the room. I'd recommend Laura to any of my friends in a heartbeat.
Laura Pennace was recommended to us by our wedding planner and we could not be happier with her. First of all, she offers Read more...
Laura Pennace was recommended to us by our wedding planner and we could not be happier with her. First of all, she offers great value -- we definitely looked at some other photographers who were charging more for less.

Second, we love her professional and friendly demeanor. Neither the groom nor I are the type to enjoy having our pictures taken, but she immediately put us at ease. On the day of the wedding, she grabbed so many great shots without ever getting in the way. I don't know how she did it! She was also really efficient when it came time to do the family and wedding party portraits, which was nice because that meant we could get back to partying with our guests.

Third, she responds promptly and got her photos back to us quickly. I've heard so many horror stories about couples who paid lavishly for photographs only to wait months and months to get them back, so this was a huge relief!

Fourth, her photos are absolutely gorgeous. We didn't want anything too gimmicky or too staged, so we went with Laura because we loved her classic-but-not-stuffy style. We made the right choice -- she really captured the energy of the room. I'd recommend Laura to any of my friends in a heartbeat. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Laura is AMAZING. Really. She is the sweetest, funniest, most down-to-earth photographer I've met and, most importantly, she takes GREAT photos. She captures the essence of whatever is going on and does so professionally and without awkwardly injecting herself or taking over the fun. She's like a really talented observer, documenting all of the quick glances and big smiles you might not have noticed during your big event. I had the pleasure of working with Laura at both my City Hall wedding and my Central Park Boathouse ceremony and reception, where she had a second shooter (he was great as well!). I knew after seeing the pictures from our very short and simple City Hall wedding that the perspective Laura brings to photography is what I wanted for our "big day". Everyone who interacted with her at our larger event agreed she was funny and sweet and made them feel so comfortable-- which was important to us because we really wanted to capture our friends and family having fun and not being self conscious or stiff around a photographer. Moreover, Laura was so reasonably priced and flexible that it made wedding planning a breeze. I will recommend her again and again.
Laura is AMAZING. Really. She is the sweetest, funniest, most down-to-earth photographer I've met and, most importantly, Read more...
Laura is AMAZING. Really. She is the sweetest, funniest, most down-to-earth photographer I've met and, most importantly, she takes GREAT photos. She captures the essence of whatever is going on and does so professionally and without awkwardly injecting herself or taking over the fun. She's like a really talented observer, documenting all of the quick glances and big smiles you might not have noticed during your big event. I had the pleasure of working with Laura at both my City Hall wedding and my Central Park Boathouse ceremony and reception, where she had a second shooter (he was great as well!). I knew after seeing the pictures from our very short and simple City Hall wedding that the perspective Laura brings to photography is what I wanted for our "big day". Everyone who interacted with her at our larger event agreed she was funny and sweet and made them feel so comfortable-- which was important to us because we really wanted to capture our friends and family having fun and not being self conscious or stiff around a photographer. Moreover, Laura was so reasonably priced and flexible that it made wedding planning a breeze. I will recommend her again and again. Read less
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Blake
Wedding:
4/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Laura is a Rock Star! She made Rodney and I feel like the luckiest and most handsome guys on earth from the moment she met us at our suite before the ceremony until she left us outside the Plaza nearly three hours later. We planned everything long distance, from Memphis, and communication before the event was flawless. She was right on time and the photos are amazing! We can't recommend Laura highly enough! Perfection!
Laura is a Rock Star! She made Rodney and I feel like the luckiest and most handsome guys on earth from the moment she met Read more...
Laura is a Rock Star! She made Rodney and I feel like the luckiest and most handsome guys on earth from the moment she met us at our suite before the ceremony until she left us outside the Plaza nearly three hours later. We planned everything long distance, from Memphis, and communication before the event was flawless. She was right on time and the photos are amazing! We can't recommend Laura highly enough! Perfection! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Laura has lots of great reviews here already, but I have to add my voice to the masses! She shot my March 2014 wedding, and I am SO pleased to have booked with her. I'm happy with the pictures -- but after looking at her portfolio, I knew I would be; she has a talent for capturing real-life moments of joy and emotion without falling into either the "manufactured/stiffly posed" or "too-artsy-for-life" categories.

Beyond the actual photos, though, I would have to say that the best part of working with Laura was her professionalism and dedication to doing a good job. I'm pretty type-A, but I totally assured that she had all the bases covered (including, like, the 15 different plans I made up for various weather-related contingencies ... which I assaulted her with via email. Sorry, Laura.). She was extremely responsive throughout the process, very prepared (shot lists, checking out locations & backup locations, etc), and got us our shots in short order afterward. The quality of work & personal attention you get for the fee is an AMAZING value. I would definitely recommend her, and hope someday to work with her again!
Laura has lots of great reviews here already, but I have to add my voice to the masses! She shot my March 2014 wedding, Read more...
Laura has lots of great reviews here already, but I have to add my voice to the masses! She shot my March 2014 wedding, and I am SO pleased to have booked with her. I'm happy with the pictures -- but after looking at her portfolio, I knew I would be; she has a talent for capturing real-life moments of joy and emotion without falling into either the "manufactured/stiffly posed" or "too-artsy-for-life" categories.

Beyond the actual photos, though, I would have to say that the best part of working with Laura was her professionalism and dedication to doing a good job. I'm pretty type-A, but I totally assured that she had all the bases covered (including, like, the 15 different plans I made up for various weather-related contingencies ... which I assaulted her with via email. Sorry, Laura.). She was extremely responsive throughout the process, very prepared (shot lists, checking out locations & backup locations, etc), and got us our shots in short order afterward. The quality of work & personal attention you get for the fee is an AMAZING value. I would definitely recommend her, and hope someday to work with her again! Read less
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Maxine
Wedding:
3/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Laura from pennace photography was the perfect photographer for our wedding. As my husband and I were eloping it was a little daunting at times trying to plan the wedding from the UK but Laura was always so easy to get in contact with all our questions or to give advice, and always so friendly.
The day before the wedding we changed our mind on where we wanted the photo shoot to be after the wedding and Laura was really flexible on this with amazing local knowledge on the new area and really put us at ease during the entire day.
Laura was lovely and got some incredible, breath taking photos of our special day and I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Laura from pennace photography was the perfect photographer for our wedding. As my husband and I were eloping it was a Read more...
Laura from pennace photography was the perfect photographer for our wedding. As my husband and I were eloping it was a little daunting at times trying to plan the wedding from the UK but Laura was always so easy to get in contact with all our questions or to give advice, and always so friendly.
The day before the wedding we changed our mind on where we wanted the photo shoot to be after the wedding and Laura was really flexible on this with amazing local knowledge on the new area and really put us at ease during the entire day.
Laura was lovely and got some incredible, breath taking photos of our special day and I cannot recommend her highly enough! Read less
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Vicky
Wedding:
10/30/2013
5.0/5.0
As one of an exclusive group of 3 guests who shared in our celebration Laura played an important part by capturing these images that go with the memories from our wedding and make this chapter of the story of our life together so full of the light, laughter and love. These pictures will be the way the rest of our family and friends who weren't there will experience our wedding day. Laura was waiting for us when we arrived at City Hall and her knowledge and experience really helped us relax, she knew where to go, what to do and when to do it so that all we had to do was enjoy the moment. Neither myself or my wife enjoy having our pictures taken but Laura's passion and enthusiasm was infectious and put us completely at ease. She was also extremely flexible staying on for an additional hour to ensure we got all the photographs we wanted. Laura's experience and skill as a wedding photographer means when we look back at our album now what we remember isn't just the celebration of the declaration of our love but also what great fun we had.
As one of an exclusive group of 3 guests who shared in our celebration Laura played an important part by capturing these Read more...
As one of an exclusive group of 3 guests who shared in our celebration Laura played an important part by capturing these images that go with the memories from our wedding and make this chapter of the story of our life together so full of the light, laughter and love. These pictures will be the way the rest of our family and friends who weren't there will experience our wedding day. Laura was waiting for us when we arrived at City Hall and her knowledge and experience really helped us relax, she knew where to go, what to do and when to do it so that all we had to do was enjoy the moment. Neither myself or my wife enjoy having our pictures taken but Laura's passion and enthusiasm was infectious and put us completely at ease. She was also extremely flexible staying on for an additional hour to ensure we got all the photographs we wanted. Laura's experience and skill as a wedding photographer means when we look back at our album now what we remember isn't just the celebration of the declaration of our love but also what great fun we had. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a plan to elope during a New York holiday, so we booked Pennace Photography after seeing her beautiful website. Although we were in another country we had excellent communication, and the contract and payment process was smooth. At the last minute we decided to change all our plans and venue. Laura was so flexible and understanding, coming up with new ideas for us since we didn't know the area.
Our day was perfect, with Laura making us feel comfortable from the first minute. She made amazing suggestions and listened to what we wanted. We feel she got a real sense of our personalities and took photos with personal touches. Laura is talented, creative, fun, professional, makes the time with her comfortable and we highly recommend Pennace Photography .
Some photos went on the website the next day and we LOVE them. We could not have asked for anything better and we cannot wait to see the rest.
We had a plan to elope during a New York holiday, so we booked Pennace Photography after seeing her beautiful website. Read more...
We had a plan to elope during a New York holiday, so we booked Pennace Photography after seeing her beautiful website. Although we were in another country we had excellent communication, and the contract and payment process was smooth. At the last minute we decided to change all our plans and venue. Laura was so flexible and understanding, coming up with new ideas for us since we didn't know the area.
Our day was perfect, with Laura making us feel comfortable from the first minute. She made amazing suggestions and listened to what we wanted. We feel she got a real sense of our personalities and took photos with personal touches. Laura is talented, creative, fun, professional, makes the time with her comfortable and we highly recommend Pennace Photography .
Some photos went on the website the next day and we LOVE them. We could not have asked for anything better and we cannot wait to see the rest. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Laura took mine and my husbands wedding photographs when we eloped to New York from the UK. We are both so happy with our pictures. As our friends and family weren't with us on the day the pictures have been the perfect way of sharing a little of it with them.

Laura took fantastic natural pictures and was great at keeping us both relaxed. She put us both at ease and because she had done plenty of city hall weddings in the past she knew exactly what we needed to do and when. She also knew the best spots in the very busy waiting area for photo taking!
Laura took mine and my husbands wedding photographs when we eloped to New York from the UK. We are both so happy with our Read more...
Laura took mine and my husbands wedding photographs when we eloped to New York from the UK. We are both so happy with our pictures. As our friends and family weren't with us on the day the pictures have been the perfect way of sharing a little of it with them.

Laura took fantastic natural pictures and was great at keeping us both relaxed. She put us both at ease and because she had done plenty of city hall weddings in the past she knew exactly what we needed to do and when. She also knew the best spots in the very busy waiting area for photo taking! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laura Pennace is friendly, easy to work with, flexible and immensley talented. I really enjoyed having her at my wedding, and the pictures came out really, really well!
Laura Pennace is friendly, easy to work with, flexible and immensley talented. I really enjoyed having her at my wedding, Read more...
Laura Pennace is friendly, easy to work with, flexible and immensley talented. I really enjoyed having her at my wedding, and the pictures came out really, really well! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laura is friggin' amazing. Not only is her photography beautiful, but she has an incredible friendliness that put me immediately at ease and kept me laughing and relaxed the whole day. I could tell that she was genuinely there to support us and make sure we had fun on our big day as she captured all the blissful memories. Weddings are stressful to plan and the day was hectic, but Laura was so incredibly helpful at every single step, I never had to worry about the photos because I knew she would be on top of it. Every wacky email I sent her, she immediately responded to and graciously answered every tiny concern I had.

I dragged Laura all the way out to Cape Cod for my full day wedding because I was convinced no one would have done it better. And I am SO SO glad I did! She was very accommodating and eagerly traveled out to photograph my wedding. It was a whirlwind of a day and I'm sure it could not have been easy shooting in places she wasn't entirely familiar with, but she handled it like a pro. She captured the greatest moments at our favorite locations, and the photos turned out stunning! She understands how to compose an awesome photo regardless of where you are. It was well worth asking her to travel all that way. And let me just say, with the shot list I gave her, she busted her butt all day long to make sure I had every photo I ever could have wanted (I have a LOT of family).

We received the photos promptly and her detailed selection of the best photos was much appreciated as she delivered truly beautiful shots (and not ones showing off a truly horrifying zit I woke up with on my neck - EEK!). I recommend Pennace Photography to anyone who wants gorgeous photos and an instant friend.
Laura is friggin' amazing. Not only is her photography beautiful, but she has an incredible friendliness that put me Read more...
Laura is friggin' amazing. Not only is her photography beautiful, but she has an incredible friendliness that put me immediately at ease and kept me laughing and relaxed the whole day. I could tell that she was genuinely there to support us and make sure we had fun on our big day as she captured all the blissful memories. Weddings are stressful to plan and the day was hectic, but Laura was so incredibly helpful at every single step, I never had to worry about the photos because I knew she would be on top of it. Every wacky email I sent her, she immediately responded to and graciously answered every tiny concern I had.

I dragged Laura all the way out to Cape Cod for my full day wedding because I was convinced no one would have done it better. And I am SO SO glad I did! She was very accommodating and eagerly traveled out to photograph my wedding. It was a whirlwind of a day and I'm sure it could not have been easy shooting in places she wasn't entirely familiar with, but she handled it like a pro. She captured the greatest moments at our favorite locations, and the photos turned out stunning! She understands how to compose an awesome photo regardless of where you are. It was well worth asking her to travel all that way. And let me just say, with the shot list I gave her, she busted her butt all day long to make sure I had every photo I ever could have wanted (I have a LOT of family).

We received the photos promptly and her detailed selection of the best photos was much appreciated as she delivered truly beautiful shots (and not ones showing off a truly horrifying zit I woke up with on my neck - EEK!). I recommend Pennace Photography to anyone who wants gorgeous photos and an instant friend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.8/5.0
We have no doubt she is a very friendly person, passionately socialize with people, but willingness to work With us. She is a immature and lack of motivation. She would not ask where we like to take pictures, she stayed a short period, and when I asked her to take some more pictures, she said she had enough picturesalready. When I sent email to her ask if we can get all the pictures she took, she said she won't give us all, and she told us we would get a cd and revolution pictures in 4 weeks. We can not even preview and select any pictures she took for us, what heck she is her customers' boss.
We have no idea what and where the photos. Oh, What idiot are we, it will be 4 weeks till tomorrow. what rushing when you met one is unprofessional. Hope our marriage lasts when we receive our wedding ceremony photos. She is testing our marriage.
My husband just told me be patient! And silent is golden.
We have no doubt she is a very friendly person, passionately socialize with people, but willingness to work With us. She Read more...
We have no doubt she is a very friendly person, passionately socialize with people, but willingness to work With us. She is a immature and lack of motivation. She would not ask where we like to take pictures, she stayed a short period, and when I asked her to take some more pictures, she said she had enough picturesalready. When I sent email to her ask if we can get all the pictures she took, she said she won't give us all, and she told us we would get a cd and revolution pictures in 4 weeks. We can not even preview and select any pictures she took for us, what heck she is her customers' boss.
We have no idea what and where the photos. Oh, What idiot are we, it will be 4 weeks till tomorrow. what rushing when you met one is unprofessional. Hope our marriage lasts when we receive our wedding ceremony photos. She is testing our marriage.
My husband just told me be patient! And silent is golden. Read less
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Pennace Photography responded with the following comments:

Hi folks - allow me to respond to this review. This wedding was on April 13, 2013 (about a month ago), with a local eloping couple who booked me relatively last second. They booked for an hour's worth of time, which we did - there was no shortage of time. I was at the meeting spot early and stayed with the couple until my designated ending time (I don't recall them asking for additional time, but if they had I would've been unable due to previously booked commitments later that day). My contract terms say that the couple will not receive every single image taken (to take out things like blinks, funny faces, & unnecessary duplicates). My contract also states fulfillment time to be approximately 4-6 weeks for all shoots. I am honestly not sure where immaturity and a lack of motivation come into play as we had a great time on that day and I haven't heard anything one way or the other from this couple until now. We parted on great terms. Basically, this review is extremely out of left field for me and I'm trying to get to the bottom of it myself. I'd be happy to answer any questions anyone out there may have about this privately. Thanks!
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Laura was extremely professional, great to work with and took amazing pictures of our wedding! Couldn't have asked for anything more and would highly recommend her...
Laura was extremely professional, great to work with and took amazing pictures of our wedding! Couldn't have asked for Read more...
Laura was extremely professional, great to work with and took amazing pictures of our wedding! Couldn't have asked for anything more and would highly recommend her... Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
3/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about Laura! Her photos are breathtaking. She is simultaneously upbeat but not in your face when she's working - which was important to me because I was really nervous. Her beautiful pictures have been so important to my family as a way of keeping these memories forever. I can't recommend Pennace Photography enough!
I can't say enough wonderful things about Laura! Her photos are breathtaking. She is simultaneously upbeat but not in your Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful things about Laura! Her photos are breathtaking. She is simultaneously upbeat but not in your face when she's working - which was important to me because I was really nervous. Her beautiful pictures have been so important to my family as a way of keeping these memories forever. I can't recommend Pennace Photography enough! Read less
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renee
Wedding:
2/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Laura was such a warm, friendly and professional photographer and was perfect for our ceremony!

Her personable manner helped us relax and was an integral part in our magical elopement, not to mention she was our witness!
Laura was such a warm, friendly and professional photographer and was perfect for our ceremony!

Her personable Read more...
Laura was such a warm, friendly and professional photographer and was perfect for our ceremony!

Her personable manner helped us relax and was an integral part in our magical elopement, not to mention she was our witness! Read less
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Doug
Wedding:
1/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Laura was amazing! We flew in from Dallas to get married in New York and she coached us through the entire process! We were a little uncomfortable at first, but she was so easy to talk to during the shoots. She took AMAZING photos of us and she was very quick to give us our proofs. Plus - the little things she does makes her so great. She sent us chocolates on Christmas which was very sweet. If you are an out-of-towner like we were, she is the best photographer to get. She told us where we needed to go, what train to get on, where to catch a cab, where to stand in line, etc. It was perfect. We couldn't of been happier with our experience with Laura.
Laura was amazing! We flew in from Dallas to get married in New York and she coached us through the entire process! We Read more...
Laura was amazing! We flew in from Dallas to get married in New York and she coached us through the entire process! We were a little uncomfortable at first, but she was so easy to talk to during the shoots. She took AMAZING photos of us and she was very quick to give us our proofs. Plus - the little things she does makes her so great. She sent us chocolates on Christmas which was very sweet. If you are an out-of-towner like we were, she is the best photographer to get. She told us where we needed to go, what train to get on, where to catch a cab, where to stand in line, etc. It was perfect. We couldn't of been happier with our experience with Laura. Read less
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Anne Marie
Wedding:
1/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Laura was a pleasure to work with. She listened to what we wanted, was patient and not "in your face". I was dreading being followed around by a photographer and videographer on my wedding day, but Laura put me at ease immediately and did not notice her presence throughout the day. That's not to say she didn't take pictures of my every move. We received all of our pictures in a timely manner and the final album was absolutly beautiful. I'd recommend her to family and friends.
Laura was a pleasure to work with. She listened to what we wanted, was patient and not "in your face". I was dreading Read more...
Laura was a pleasure to work with. She listened to what we wanted, was patient and not "in your face". I was dreading being followed around by a photographer and videographer on my wedding day, but Laura put me at ease immediately and did not notice her presence throughout the day. That's not to say she didn't take pictures of my every move. We received all of our pictures in a timely manner and the final album was absolutly beautiful. I'd recommend her to family and friends. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laura was great! Really enjoyed having her there, photos were wonderful and really captured the essence of the day and who we are, she is incredibly professional and also very sweet and fun. Very highly recommend her.
Laura was great! Really enjoyed having her there, photos were wonderful and really captured the essence of the day and who Read more...
Laura was great! Really enjoyed having her there, photos were wonderful and really captured the essence of the day and who we are, she is incredibly professional and also very sweet and fun. Very highly recommend her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laura was a perfect photographer for our wedding. We got married at City Hall, and she seemed to have shot a lot of weddings there--she knew the space really well, and was able to always be in the right place for a good shot, without being at all intrusive. She has a great bedside manner. Plus, the photos are great!
Laura was a perfect photographer for our wedding. We got married at City Hall, and she seemed to have shot a lot of Read more...
Laura was a perfect photographer for our wedding. We got married at City Hall, and she seemed to have shot a lot of weddings there--she knew the space really well, and was able to always be in the right place for a good shot, without being at all intrusive. She has a great bedside manner. Plus, the photos are great! Read less
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Perihan
Wedding:
11/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Laura for our wedding at the NYC townhall and she also kindly acted as our witness. Laura did a great job, she is very friendly, professional and flexible. And the pictures are beautiful. We had a very enjoyable experience and we would definitely recommend her without hesitation!
We hired Laura for our wedding at the NYC townhall and she also kindly acted as our witness. Laura did a great job, she is Read more...
We hired Laura for our wedding at the NYC townhall and she also kindly acted as our witness. Laura did a great job, she is very friendly, professional and flexible. And the pictures are beautiful. We had a very enjoyable experience and we would definitely recommend her without hesitation! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married at the City Clerk's Office in Manhattan and hired Laura to photograph the event. Her communication leading up to the day was responsive and enthusiastic and I could tell just through email that she was the right photographer for us.

When we got to the City Clerk's Office on the morning of our wedding day, she was already there holding a spot for us in line. She knows the city hall marriage thing like the back of her hand and provided way more than photography for us by helping us through the process and providing a calming presence. We felt completely comfortable around Laura right from the start, which put us at ease and allowed us to be truly ourselves in the photos.

She even put aside her artistic integrity for a moment to photograph us in front of the fake city hall backdrop on our request for one tacky photo. :)

The teaser photos went up the next day on her blog, to the delight of our friends and family, and the disk arrived a couple of weeks after that. The photos we got out of that day were perfect - great mix of candid and posed, just the two of us, and of those who were there with us for our day. It wasn't an easy group and she managed to get beautiful shots of everyone, including a very camera-shy 7-year-old.

It was exactly what we were looking for. If we were to do it again, we'd hire Laura in a second.
We got married at the City Clerk's Office in Manhattan and hired Laura to photograph the event. Her communication leading Read more...
We got married at the City Clerk's Office in Manhattan and hired Laura to photograph the event. Her communication leading up to the day was responsive and enthusiastic and I could tell just through email that she was the right photographer for us.

When we got to the City Clerk's Office on the morning of our wedding day, she was already there holding a spot for us in line. She knows the city hall marriage thing like the back of her hand and provided way more than photography for us by helping us through the process and providing a calming presence. We felt completely comfortable around Laura right from the start, which put us at ease and allowed us to be truly ourselves in the photos.

She even put aside her artistic integrity for a moment to photograph us in front of the fake city hall backdrop on our request for one tacky photo. :)

The teaser photos went up the next day on her blog, to the delight of our friends and family, and the disk arrived a couple of weeks after that. The photos we got out of that day were perfect - great mix of candid and posed, just the two of us, and of those who were there with us for our day. It wasn't an easy group and she managed to get beautiful shots of everyone, including a very camera-shy 7-year-old.

It was exactly what we were looking for. If we were to do it again, we'd hire Laura in a second. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Pennace Photography and specifically Laura Pennace! My wedding was a bit of a headache, there were a lot of last minute changes, but Laura was wonderful! She was extremely flexible and responsive to all my needs and met my expectations completely! The day of the event, she was incredibly sweet and fun to work with and bent over backwards to be there for us. We received our disc of photos sooner than she predicted and they were absolutely gorgeous. She took great traditional group shots, as well as very artistic candid photos. I am so happy with the outcome and would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a fabulous wedding photographer at a great price!
I would highly recommend Pennace Photography and specifically Laura Pennace! My wedding was a bit of a headache, there Read more...
I would highly recommend Pennace Photography and specifically Laura Pennace! My wedding was a bit of a headache, there were a lot of last minute changes, but Laura was wonderful! She was extremely flexible and responsive to all my needs and met my expectations completely! The day of the event, she was incredibly sweet and fun to work with and bent over backwards to be there for us. We received our disc of photos sooner than she predicted and they were absolutely gorgeous. She took great traditional group shots, as well as very artistic candid photos. I am so happy with the outcome and would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a fabulous wedding photographer at a great price! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. She was quick to get back to me in the planning stages, very helpful with her suggestions and guidance, and she left us was a ton of really great shots. Her style was exactly what I was looking for and was really well represented in her sample work. You know exactly what you are getting when you book her services. We also had an album created and it was done really quickly with an expert layout and professional print job. All services are a great value as well!
Laura was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. She was quick to get back to me in the planning stages, very Read more...
Laura was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. She was quick to get back to me in the planning stages, very helpful with her suggestions and guidance, and she left us was a ton of really great shots. Her style was exactly what I was looking for and was really well represented in her sample work. You know exactly what you are getting when you book her services. We also had an album created and it was done really quickly with an expert layout and professional print job. All services are a great value as well! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Laura initially through offbeatbride.com where I saw a feature on her work and was really struck by the creativity and beauty in her shots. There wasn't any sort of cheesy 'wedding' artifice to her photos -- they were just beautiful photos that happened to be of a bride and groom, showing them in a true and creative way.

And that's what is so great about Laura -- her personality is so warm and generous that she enables you to relax and be yourself in front of the camera. Couple that with her sharp eye and attention to detail and what results are some AMAZING photographs that you will be salivating over for all eternity (just look at my weddingwire.com profile pic!)

Laura was a pleasure to work with through the entire process. She was always responsive to my many questions, and very thorough in her planning for the day-of. The wedding itself was a breeze. We opted to do a 'first look' at Laura's suggestion (taking photos before the ceremony) which meant we could enjoy the party post-ceremony with our guests - so glad we did that!

We received our albums and they look beautiful! The process of choosing our 'picks' and creating the albums was extremely easy, and again Laura kept up her responsiveness and was just absolutely fantastic to work with.

Laura is not only a fantastic photographer, but a great person. I would highly recommend her!!
I found Laura initially through offbeatbride.com where I saw a feature on her work and was really struck by the creativity Read more...
I found Laura initially through offbeatbride.com where I saw a feature on her work and was really struck by the creativity and beauty in her shots. There wasn't any sort of cheesy 'wedding' artifice to her photos -- they were just beautiful photos that happened to be of a bride and groom, showing them in a true and creative way.

And that's what is so great about Laura -- her personality is so warm and generous that she enables you to relax and be yourself in front of the camera. Couple that with her sharp eye and attention to detail and what results are some AMAZING photographs that you will be salivating over for all eternity (just look at my weddingwire.com profile pic!)

Laura was a pleasure to work with through the entire process. She was always responsive to my many questions, and very thorough in her planning for the day-of. The wedding itself was a breeze. We opted to do a 'first look' at Laura's suggestion (taking photos before the ceremony) which meant we could enjoy the party post-ceremony with our guests - so glad we did that!

We received our albums and they look beautiful! The process of choosing our 'picks' and creating the albums was extremely easy, and again Laura kept up her responsiveness and was just absolutely fantastic to work with.

Laura is not only a fantastic photographer, but a great person. I would highly recommend her!! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura was great! Not only did the photos turn out beautiful but she basically helped guide us through the City Hall wedding system. She knew all the great spots to get the best pics and was very warm, patient and just plain awesome! Very sweet, professional and talented lady!
Laura was great! Not only did the photos turn out beautiful but she basically helped guide us through the City Hall Read more...
Laura was great! Not only did the photos turn out beautiful but she basically helped guide us through the City Hall wedding system. She knew all the great spots to get the best pics and was very warm, patient and just plain awesome! Very sweet, professional and talented lady! Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura was amazing on our special day. After we decided on getting married at the NY City Hall earlier in the year, we started looking for a photographer online. We came across Laura's photos - candid and natural looking, which was exactly what we were looking for (we didn't want anything that looked too "posey"). We reached out to her, and she has been very responsive throughout. Having photographed numerous weddings at the City Hall, she was also able to give us tips on how the whole process goes.

During the day of, Laura came on time and well-prepared. It was a very busy Friday and we ended up staying there for close to three hours instead of the intended 1.5 hour! Laura was patient and flexible, and was able to adjust her schedule and stay with us the whole time. The pictures she took turned out great - natural and fun; and we love every single one of them! An additional point to mention is that we had quite a huge group of family members present, and Laura was able to take great shots of everyone who came!
Laura was amazing on our special day. After we decided on getting married at the NY City Hall earlier in the year, we Read more...
Laura was amazing on our special day. After we decided on getting married at the NY City Hall earlier in the year, we started looking for a photographer online. We came across Laura's photos - candid and natural looking, which was exactly what we were looking for (we didn't want anything that looked too "posey"). We reached out to her, and she has been very responsive throughout. Having photographed numerous weddings at the City Hall, she was also able to give us tips on how the whole process goes.

During the day of, Laura came on time and well-prepared. It was a very busy Friday and we ended up staying there for close to three hours instead of the intended 1.5 hour! Laura was patient and flexible, and was able to adjust her schedule and stay with us the whole time. The pictures she took turned out great - natural and fun; and we love every single one of them! An additional point to mention is that we had quite a huge group of family members present, and Laura was able to take great shots of everyone who came! Read less
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Christiane
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
An acquaintance of mine had her engagement photos taken by Laura and they were EXCEPTIONAL. After seeing her work, I knew she had to be the one to shoot my wedding. A perfect combination of creative, genuine, and purely gorgeous. The way she captures real moments is truly an art of its own. She does all the fun traditional stuff, if that's what you're going for, but she also has her own ideas that set her apart from other photographers.

Laura shot my city hall wedding as well as my big ceremony/reception with family and friends. My expectations were sky high because I knew what greatness she was capable of and I spent 90% of my time with my nose in wedding magazines. Well, the woman did not disappoint. Not only am I thrilled with each and every photo but anyone who sees them gushes over the beauty and asks me where I found such an artist.

For both the city hall and my larger wedding, Laura came prepared to work. She was climbing on chairs, fixing my dress, snapping all kinds of unique fabulousness. And the kicker -- she's a freakin blast!! Spending all day with her, I was sad to see her leave at the end of the night.

Recently, my maid of honor surprised me with having Laura make my husband and I a wedding album for Christmas. The quality of this album stopped me in my tracks. It's like no wedding album I've seen. I am so grateful she uses her talents in such an extraordinary way.

In sum, Laura Pennace comes with my highest recommendation. Five stars, two thumbs up, and one VERY happy bride. :)
An acquaintance of mine had her engagement photos taken by Laura and they were EXCEPTIONAL. After seeing her work, I knew Read more...
An acquaintance of mine had her engagement photos taken by Laura and they were EXCEPTIONAL. After seeing her work, I knew she had to be the one to shoot my wedding. A perfect combination of creative, genuine, and purely gorgeous. The way she captures real moments is truly an art of its own. She does all the fun traditional stuff, if that's what you're going for, but she also has her own ideas that set her apart from other photographers.

Laura shot my city hall wedding as well as my big ceremony/reception with family and friends. My expectations were sky high because I knew what greatness she was capable of and I spent 90% of my time with my nose in wedding magazines. Well, the woman did not disappoint. Not only am I thrilled with each and every photo but anyone who sees them gushes over the beauty and asks me where I found such an artist.

For both the city hall and my larger wedding, Laura came prepared to work. She was climbing on chairs, fixing my dress, snapping all kinds of unique fabulousness. And the kicker -- she's a freakin blast!! Spending all day with her, I was sad to see her leave at the end of the night.

Recently, my maid of honor surprised me with having Laura make my husband and I a wedding album for Christmas. The quality of this album stopped me in my tracks. It's like no wedding album I've seen. I am so grateful she uses her talents in such an extraordinary way.

In sum, Laura Pennace comes with my highest recommendation. Five stars, two thumbs up, and one VERY happy bride. :) Read less
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Anita
Wedding:
2/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura was recommended to me by another photographer, Katie Jane, for my wedding at New York City Hall, and she was fantastic from start to finish. She was very quick to respond to my many emails, which was important as I was getting married the following week. My husband and I are from England, so I had lots of questions about getting married in New York and Laura couldn't do enough to help; she even acted as our official witness on the day and was so flexible; she didnt bat an eyelid when I had to put her back an hour because I hadn't got my licence early enough the day before. I felt a little self-conscious about wearing a wedding dress and having a photographer for a wedding that consisted of just my husband and me, but it's impossible to feel uncomfortable with Laura around; she's so sweet and funny and put me completely at ease within minutes. Laura's personality really fit with ours, so our wedding was just what I wanted, a couple of hours of nothing but fun and laughing! I loved Laura's photos of us, which were a great mix of photography and art photography; exactly as I'd hoped for. Laura really is a sweetheart and I'm so grateful to her for making our wedding so special and enjoyable! I can't say enough nice things about Laura; everyone should have Pennace Photography for their wedding!
Laura was recommended to me by another photographer, Katie Jane, for my wedding at New York City Hall, and she was Read more...
Laura was recommended to me by another photographer, Katie Jane, for my wedding at New York City Hall, and she was fantastic from start to finish. She was very quick to respond to my many emails, which was important as I was getting married the following week. My husband and I are from England, so I had lots of questions about getting married in New York and Laura couldn't do enough to help; she even acted as our official witness on the day and was so flexible; she didnt bat an eyelid when I had to put her back an hour because I hadn't got my licence early enough the day before. I felt a little self-conscious about wearing a wedding dress and having a photographer for a wedding that consisted of just my husband and me, but it's impossible to feel uncomfortable with Laura around; she's so sweet and funny and put me completely at ease within minutes. Laura's personality really fit with ours, so our wedding was just what I wanted, a couple of hours of nothing but fun and laughing! I loved Laura's photos of us, which were a great mix of photography and art photography; exactly as I'd hoped for. Laura really is a sweetheart and I'm so grateful to her for making our wedding so special and enjoyable! I can't say enough nice things about Laura; everyone should have Pennace Photography for their wedding! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Laura, the second photographer and her assistants were all fantastic! They captured the day beautifully. I would recommend Pennace Photography to anyone looking for a professional, creative photographer at a true value!
Laura, the second photographer and her assistants were all fantastic! They captured the day beautifully. I would recommend Read more...
Laura, the second photographer and her assistants were all fantastic! They captured the day beautifully. I would recommend Pennace Photography to anyone looking for a professional, creative photographer at a true value! Read less
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katiemess
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I found out about the amazing Laura Pennace through family. I had looked into other photography services for the wedding, but was unable to find someone that I felt comfortable with and of course who also took awesome pictures. Laura is all that, plus more. The package we chose from her was fairly priced, and came with lots of goodies. We had the pleasure of having Laura do engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. On the day of our wedding, there was a freak snow storm in New York. Laura handled everything with ease and was able to calm my nerves about not having any photos outside (it was a blizzard!!). She came up with the excellent idea of doing a post wedding shoot, a few weeks later on a beautiful sunny day. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results! She is professional, flexible, and I felt like I have known her for years. I wish I could get married over and over again just so I can use her and her amazing talent.
I found out about the amazing Laura Pennace through family. I had looked into other photography services for the wedding, Read more...
I found out about the amazing Laura Pennace through family. I had looked into other photography services for the wedding, but was unable to find someone that I felt comfortable with and of course who also took awesome pictures. Laura is all that, plus more. The package we chose from her was fairly priced, and came with lots of goodies. We had the pleasure of having Laura do engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. On the day of our wedding, there was a freak snow storm in New York. Laura handled everything with ease and was able to calm my nerves about not having any photos outside (it was a blizzard!!). She came up with the excellent idea of doing a post wedding shoot, a few weeks later on a beautiful sunny day. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results! She is professional, flexible, and I felt like I have known her for years. I wish I could get married over and over again just so I can use her and her amazing talent. Read less
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MrsD
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I literally couldn't say enough good things about Pennace Photography. Laura is an all around great person and excellent photographer. My husband and I had her as our wedding photographer, and she also did an engagement shoot for us. Her prices were incredibly reasonable, and I feel like she's willing to work with every couple to help them find a way to get what they want. She was quick to respond to seven million emails I sent her, and she was so patient with all of my questions and concerns. And of course, her photography is just beautiful - better than I ever could have hoped for. What you'll see on her website is just a drop in the bucket of awesomeness. I feel like there's nothing she wouldn't do to get a beautiful shot, and she's open to anything. More than that, she makes you feel so incredibly comfortable, and I really feel as though I walked away with a friend. Seriously, if you're looking for a wedding photographer, don't hesitate to contact Laura. You'll be just as thrilled as we were!
I literally couldn't say enough good things about Pennace Photography. Laura is an all around great person and excellent Read more...
I literally couldn't say enough good things about Pennace Photography. Laura is an all around great person and excellent photographer. My husband and I had her as our wedding photographer, and she also did an engagement shoot for us. Her prices were incredibly reasonable, and I feel like she's willing to work with every couple to help them find a way to get what they want. She was quick to respond to seven million emails I sent her, and she was so patient with all of my questions and concerns. And of course, her photography is just beautiful - better than I ever could have hoped for. What you'll see on her website is just a drop in the bucket of awesomeness. I feel like there's nothing she wouldn't do to get a beautiful shot, and she's open to anything. More than that, she makes you feel so incredibly comfortable, and I really feel as though I walked away with a friend. Seriously, if you're looking for a wedding photographer, don't hesitate to contact Laura. You'll be just as thrilled as we were! Read less
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rcarn
Wedding:
6/27/2011
5.0/5.0
I am a resident of Denver but my husband and I knew we wanted to get married at the NYC Marriage Bureau in Manhattan. I posted an ad on Craigslist in NY and in 5 hours got nearly 100 replies. Luckily Laura replied to my ad and right away, I knew she was right for us. Her attitude was professional and friendly. Her portfolio was excellent, the price was right, she was flexible and best of all, she was super responsive over email. She was excellent at coordinating with me but best of all, I just let her do her thing and I was so pleased with the pictures. They are sweet and sexy and captured the day perfectly. She was a breeze to work with and I felt so comfortable. I can't recommend her highly enough. You won't be disappointed!
I am a resident of Denver but my husband and I knew we wanted to get married at the NYC Marriage Bureau in Manhattan. I Read more...
I am a resident of Denver but my husband and I knew we wanted to get married at the NYC Marriage Bureau in Manhattan. I posted an ad on Craigslist in NY and in 5 hours got nearly 100 replies. Luckily Laura replied to my ad and right away, I knew she was right for us. Her attitude was professional and friendly. Her portfolio was excellent, the price was right, she was flexible and best of all, she was super responsive over email. She was excellent at coordinating with me but best of all, I just let her do her thing and I was so pleased with the pictures. They are sweet and sexy and captured the day perfectly. She was a breeze to work with and I felt so comfortable. I can't recommend her highly enough. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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LM
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Laura was amazing - I am so happy I found her and got in touch! My husband and I were on a tight budget for our wedding and thought about skipping a photographer. I'm so glad we didn't. Laura was flexible and worked within our budget. She was there for the ceremony and beginning of the reception and got some amazing shots. She was easy to work with and picked up on who we are as a couple. I didn't notice she was there a lot of the time, which is actually a good thing, we have some great action shots. The day goes quickly and of course you can't be everywhere at once, but looking back at the pictures now I get to relive the fun. - she caught the mood of the night. We received our CD of pics quickly after the wedding and Laura helped us put together a great album. I can't say enough good things - she's amazing.
Laura was amazing - I am so happy I found her and got in touch! My husband and I were on a tight budget for our wedding Read more...
Laura was amazing - I am so happy I found her and got in touch! My husband and I were on a tight budget for our wedding and thought about skipping a photographer. I'm so glad we didn't. Laura was flexible and worked within our budget. She was there for the ceremony and beginning of the reception and got some amazing shots. She was easy to work with and picked up on who we are as a couple. I didn't notice she was there a lot of the time, which is actually a good thing, we have some great action shots. The day goes quickly and of course you can't be everywhere at once, but looking back at the pictures now I get to relive the fun. - she caught the mood of the night. We received our CD of pics quickly after the wedding and Laura helped us put together a great album. I can't say enough good things - she's amazing. Read less
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Janette
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Laura was the perfect fit for us! She was very flexible, which was important given that we needed her to travel, to be available very early in the morning, and deal with the conditions of the beach. She handled it all with humor and aplomb. She was professional and responsible, but she was also so much fun that we just enjoyed the time. She worked with our budget, which was imperative, and was never, ever pushy about a package or adding albums or any of that. We really appreciate her unique point of view and love the photos that she takes. We are absolutely thrilled with the quality of the photos. They are just want we wanted; a blend of photojournalism, art photography, and portraiture. We would recommend Laura to anyone in the area!
Laura was the perfect fit for us! She was very flexible, which was important given that we needed her to travel, to be Read more...
Laura was the perfect fit for us! She was very flexible, which was important given that we needed her to travel, to be available very early in the morning, and deal with the conditions of the beach. She handled it all with humor and aplomb. She was professional and responsible, but she was also so much fun that we just enjoyed the time. She worked with our budget, which was imperative, and was never, ever pushy about a package or adding albums or any of that. We really appreciate her unique point of view and love the photos that she takes. We are absolutely thrilled with the quality of the photos. They are just want we wanted; a blend of photojournalism, art photography, and portraiture. We would recommend Laura to anyone in the area! Read less
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oversoul16
Wedding:
3/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Simply put, Laura was great. She took awesome pictures, was wonderful to work with, and captured our special day perfectly.
Simply put, Laura was great. She took awesome pictures, was wonderful to work with, and captured our special day Read more...
Simply put, Laura was great. She took awesome pictures, was wonderful to work with, and captured our special day perfectly. Read less
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JaneM
Wedding:
1/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Laura has been extremely pleasant to work with and her work is truly exquisite. She came early and stayed late capturing loads of gorgeous images. She was wonderful to be around and has a very calming, professional, and friendly presence. She followed us during the coldest night onto the reBar roof to capture images of us with the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges behind us. And then she ventured out with us again for some truly romantic images along the lovely streets of DUMBO. The quality of her work and her creative eye really make her an easy choice for photographer. We are so grateful to hae worked with such a talented artist. In addition, she always responded quickly in our correspondence and her turn around time was extremely quick. I HIGHLY recommend her.

You can find some images by her of our wedding here:
http://pennacephotography.com/blog/2011/02/05/wedding-janell e-and-yevgeny/
Laura has been extremely pleasant to work with and her work is truly exquisite. She came early and stayed late capturing Read more...
Laura has been extremely pleasant to work with and her work is truly exquisite. She came early and stayed late capturing loads of gorgeous images. She was wonderful to be around and has a very calming, professional, and friendly presence. She followed us during the coldest night onto the reBar roof to capture images of us with the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges behind us. And then she ventured out with us again for some truly romantic images along the lovely streets of DUMBO. The quality of her work and her creative eye really make her an easy choice for photographer. We are so grateful to hae worked with such a talented artist. In addition, she always responded quickly in our correspondence and her turn around time was extremely quick. I HIGHLY recommend her.

You can find some images by her of our wedding here:
http://pennacephotography.com/blog/2011/02/05/wedding-janell e-and-yevgeny/ Read less
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newyorkgroom
Wedding:
12/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Laura was a fantastic choice for our wedding photography! She met with us for candid shots in our hotel room, then led us on a fantastic journey through Times Square for a variety of creative and memorable shots. At the wedding, Laura captured all of our special moments with grace and panache. I love all of the pictures of our younger guests too--Laura was great with children! Pennace Photography is highly recommended for all your special events.
Laura was a fantastic choice for our wedding photography! She met with us for candid shots in our hotel room, then led us Read more...
Laura was a fantastic choice for our wedding photography! She met with us for candid shots in our hotel room, then led us on a fantastic journey through Times Square for a variety of creative and memorable shots. At the wedding, Laura captured all of our special moments with grace and panache. I love all of the pictures of our younger guests too--Laura was great with children! Pennace Photography is highly recommended for all your special events. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Laura and her assistant were great to work with. Laura found me after I put out a plea that I needed a reasonably priced photographer quick after a fiasco with my original photographer. She was definitely willing to listen to my needs and get a photography package that fit within my budget. Even when I told her I was located in Philadelphia, she didn't make it sound like I was making her go out of her way, she had no problem with the distance. I had her for 10 hrs, from start to finish. The wedding went a little over the time it was supposed to, she stayed the entire time without any complaining.
I received my pictures in a timely manner, it only took a month. Now I can work on my thank you cards with Laura's awesome pictures. Will definitely use Laura in the future and word is being passed around about how awesome Pennace Photography is.
Laura and her assistant were great to work with. Laura found me after I put out a plea that I needed a reasonably priced Read more...
Laura and her assistant were great to work with. Laura found me after I put out a plea that I needed a reasonably priced photographer quick after a fiasco with my original photographer. She was definitely willing to listen to my needs and get a photography package that fit within my budget. Even when I told her I was located in Philadelphia, she didn't make it sound like I was making her go out of her way, she had no problem with the distance. I had her for 10 hrs, from start to finish. The wedding went a little over the time it was supposed to, she stayed the entire time without any complaining.
I received my pictures in a timely manner, it only took a month. Now I can work on my thank you cards with Laura's awesome pictures. Will definitely use Laura in the future and word is being passed around about how awesome Pennace Photography is. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Laura enough! She is incredibly talented, patient and sweet.
I cannot recommend Laura enough! She is incredibly talented, patient and sweet.
I cannot recommend Laura enough! She is incredibly talented, patient and sweet. Read less
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Nia
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Laura and her assistant Joe were great to work with - they were there with me from getting ready through the end of the reception for a whopping ten hours. I don't like being photographed and Laura made me and my husband feel really comfortable throughout the day. The weather ended up being terrific the afternoon of our wedding and before the reception we went to Central Park and took a bunch of fantastic pictures.
Laura and her assistant Joe were great to work with - they were there with me from getting ready through the end of the Read more...
Laura and her assistant Joe were great to work with - they were there with me from getting ready through the end of the reception for a whopping ten hours. I don't like being photographed and Laura made me and my husband feel really comfortable throughout the day. The weather ended up being terrific the afternoon of our wedding and before the reception we went to Central Park and took a bunch of fantastic pictures. Read less
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