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Photography by Kimberly Coccagnia

Beacon , NY

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Beacon, NY 12508 US

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ABOUT US

I’m a Documentary Wedding Photographer shooting weddings in the Hudson Valley, New York City, Miami Beach, Austin and Puerto Rico—maybe a few other places too, so just ask!

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I’m a Documentary Wedding Photographer shooting weddings in the Hudson Valley, New York City, Miami Beach, Austin and Puerto Rico—maybe a few other places too, so just ask!

I adore intimate, chic weddings and fun creative couples.

I also Love…

To Cook, Punk Rock, Horror Movies, Sipping Wine, My two Cats Genevieve and (Ansel RIP), My very patient Fiance, Barry (whom I shoot with), Gary at Adorama Camera, Dining out, Things in groups of 3, Ghost Hunters and Ghost Stories, The Container Store, My Leica compact camera, Kitchen Gadgets.

I obsess about weddings 24 hours a day. Wedding Shows, Magazines, Blogs, I’ll take it all! As much as I love photography, I hate having my picture taken (So I get it when you're a bit nervous in front of my lens). I’ve been an Active Member of the Wedding Photojournalists Association since 2005.

Some of my work has been seen in the New York Times, Lela New York Blog, Bride Chic, How He Asked, Wedding Wire Blog, Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine Weddings Editions and TLC's TV show, "Say Yes to the Dress".... and most importantly by the eyes of the couples who we’re lucky enough to shoot for.

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I knew I liked Kim from our first phone call. Kim is direct, smart and creative. But most importantly for me - Kim and Barry are no BS kind of people. I looked a lot of wedding photographers' online portfolios and disqualified most of them because of too many fake, posed or corny photos. Totally not me. The most important thing to me was capturing the moment---the feeling, the warmth, the people, the love. Kim and Barry did just that. Each photo captures movement, a moment, a laugh, a tear, a smile all with the gorgeous backdrop of the farm venue in fall. The photos are drop dead gorgeous. Really.

Kim and Barry were great to work with. I had one mini-crisis about 2 months prior to our wedding having to do with lighting outdoors at night. I shot Kim an email, she called me back in a few minutes, we talked through some options and had a plan of action. My husband and I met with Kim and Barry about a week before our wedding and walked through the timeline, talked through some likes/dislikes and snapped a few test shots. Luckily, all of our 'likes' and 'dislikes' seemed to align with Kim and Barry's :) But even if that weren't the case, Kim and Barry will work with you.

On the day of, Kim and Barry were super relaxed which made us feel super relaxed. My husband and I are no models - we've never been the center of anyone's camera before. But Kim and Barry barely had to give us any direction. They just captured us being us. Which again, is exactly what I wanted.

Choosing which photos to include in our wedding book is going to be tough… but it's a happy challenge :)
I knew I liked Kim from our first phone call. Kim is direct, smart and creative. But most importantly for me - Kim and Read more...
I knew I liked Kim from our first phone call. Kim is direct, smart and creative. But most importantly for me - Kim and Barry are no BS kind of people. I looked a lot of wedding photographers' online portfolios and disqualified most of them because of too many fake, posed or corny photos. Totally not me. The most important thing to me was capturing the moment---the feeling, the warmth, the people, the love. Kim and Barry did just that. Each photo captures movement, a moment, a laugh, a tear, a smile all with the gorgeous backdrop of the farm venue in fall. The photos are drop dead gorgeous. Really.

Kim and Barry were great to work with. I had one mini-crisis about 2 months prior to our wedding having to do with lighting outdoors at night. I shot Kim an email, she called me back in a few minutes, we talked through some options and had a plan of action. My husband and I met with Kim and Barry about a week before our wedding and walked through the timeline, talked through some likes/dislikes and snapped a few test shots. Luckily, all of our 'likes' and 'dislikes' seemed to align with Kim and Barry's :) But even if that weren't the case, Kim and Barry will work with you.

On the day of, Kim and Barry were super relaxed which made us feel super relaxed. My husband and I are no models - we've never been the center of anyone's camera before. But Kim and Barry barely had to give us any direction. They just captured us being us. Which again, is exactly what I wanted.

Choosing which photos to include in our wedding book is going to be tough… but it's a happy challenge :) Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Kim and Barry other than AMAZING!! Pre-ceremony, Kim was more than a photographer. She helped me so much with the details of planing an out-of-town wedding. I am very type-A and detailed oriented. She somehow calmed me down, and I trusted her expertise. Trust this team! They know what they are doing!!
During the ceremony, they remained out of the way while still taking a million pictures! We hardly noticed they were around. They want everything to be natural and relaxed.
When were received all of our pics- in an extremely quick manner- we fell in love with the day all over again. They were definitely magazine quality...no cheesy factor with this team! We loved their spirit and ability to communicate as friends. We would recommend them to anyone getting married in the New York area! Thank you guys for being part of our special day!!
What can I say about Kim and Barry other than AMAZING!! Pre-ceremony, Kim was more than a photographer. She helped me so Read more...
What can I say about Kim and Barry other than AMAZING!! Pre-ceremony, Kim was more than a photographer. She helped me so much with the details of planing an out-of-town wedding. I am very type-A and detailed oriented. She somehow calmed me down, and I trusted her expertise. Trust this team! They know what they are doing!!
During the ceremony, they remained out of the way while still taking a million pictures! We hardly noticed they were around. They want everything to be natural and relaxed.
When were received all of our pics- in an extremely quick manner- we fell in love with the day all over again. They were definitely magazine quality...no cheesy factor with this team! We loved their spirit and ability to communicate as friends. We would recommend them to anyone getting married in the New York area! Thank you guys for being part of our special day!! Read less
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Briana
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We were sooo happy to find Kim and Barry! Not only did they take gorgeous photos, but they are truly awesome people. When we met Kim and Barry, they seemed so excited to be photographing at our venue. I was totally put at ease knowing that we were working with a vendor that was so enthused about their job. Also, the value of their services is beyond five stars. I could go on and on..but I really think all you have to do is look at their work to understand how great they are!!!
We were sooo happy to find Kim and Barry! Not only did they take gorgeous photos, but they are truly awesome people. When Read more...
We were sooo happy to find Kim and Barry! Not only did they take gorgeous photos, but they are truly awesome people. When we met Kim and Barry, they seemed so excited to be photographing at our venue. I was totally put at ease knowing that we were working with a vendor that was so enthused about their job. Also, the value of their services is beyond five stars. I could go on and on..but I really think all you have to do is look at their work to understand how great they are!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
An amazing photographer! Kim was so easy to work with, produced beautiful photos and was quick to reply always
An amazing photographer! Kim was so easy to work with, produced beautiful photos and was quick to reply always
An amazing photographer! Kim was so easy to work with, produced beautiful photos and was quick to reply always Read less
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SarahBK
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Kim and Barry for our wedding at the Onteora Mountain House at the end of June. They were awesome. The photographs are gorgeous and we got them super quickly. They managed to capture so many special moments without ever being in the way. They are also really fun and friendly people while being totally professional. I could go on and on, but I think her photos speak for themselves. She has a unique style that I love. Check out her website!
We used Kim and Barry for our wedding at the Onteora Mountain House at the end of June. They were awesome. The photographs Read more...
We used Kim and Barry for our wedding at the Onteora Mountain House at the end of June. They were awesome. The photographs are gorgeous and we got them super quickly. They managed to capture so many special moments without ever being in the way. They are also really fun and friendly people while being totally professional. I could go on and on, but I think her photos speak for themselves. She has a unique style that I love. Check out her website! Read less
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mrsesq
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I hired Kim and Barry for my wedding which I would describe as a classic Manhattan Saturday night formal type of thing. Kim and Barry are the best. They are really super nice, funny and professional. The photos from my wedding are fabulous (and Kim made me look really skinny somehow in a way that I was not sure was possible!). The value for the services is also something I feel you cannot compare. Quite frankly, they should charge much more! Would recommend them 100%.
I hired Kim and Barry for my wedding which I would describe as a classic Manhattan Saturday night formal type of thing. Read more...
I hired Kim and Barry for my wedding which I would describe as a classic Manhattan Saturday night formal type of thing. Kim and Barry are the best. They are really super nice, funny and professional. The photos from my wedding are fabulous (and Kim made me look really skinny somehow in a way that I was not sure was possible!). The value for the services is also something I feel you cannot compare. Quite frankly, they should charge much more! Would recommend them 100%. Read less
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michellecranker
Wedding:
7/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Kim and Barry were not only the coolest people I have ever met but they were also excellent photographers and professionals! What a catch!
When my wife and I first met Kim she was full of excitement and honest thrill for our big day. We had an elopement event that took alot of figuring out in a short amount of time and Kim took the role of director in a way. She is a large reason for the success of my wedding day!
Kim was direct and forward with her idea for the event and was flexible and open to our wants and desires. She made it very clear that she wanted to make this a special day for the the both of us and she did. She and Barry were the only photographers at our wedding but the photographs came out as if there were twenty cameras, every moment had been captured. The pictures are many and they are rare. The frames are breath taking and the talent that these two photographers have are beyond artistry but instead it is soulful. To say that they have an eye for a good shot is not enough. They have a gift and they were very generous with thier services. I would recommend Kim Coccagnia for any event worth remembering because her photographs are fresh, crisp, inspiring, expressive and powerful.

Sincerely Yours,
Michelle and Nicole ES-Cranker
Kim and Barry were not only the coolest people I have ever met but they were also excellent photographers and Read more...
Kim and Barry were not only the coolest people I have ever met but they were also excellent photographers and professionals! What a catch!
When my wife and I first met Kim she was full of excitement and honest thrill for our big day. We had an elopement event that took alot of figuring out in a short amount of time and Kim took the role of director in a way. She is a large reason for the success of my wedding day!
Kim was direct and forward with her idea for the event and was flexible and open to our wants and desires. She made it very clear that she wanted to make this a special day for the the both of us and she did. She and Barry were the only photographers at our wedding but the photographs came out as if there were twenty cameras, every moment had been captured. The pictures are many and they are rare. The frames are breath taking and the talent that these two photographers have are beyond artistry but instead it is soulful. To say that they have an eye for a good shot is not enough. They have a gift and they were very generous with thier services. I would recommend Kim Coccagnia for any event worth remembering because her photographs are fresh, crisp, inspiring, expressive and powerful.

Sincerely Yours,
Michelle and Nicole ES-Cranker Read less
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I just saw this and I'm in tears! Love and miss you two!!! xoxo K and B
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Lil'Bit'Crunchy
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
I can’t say enough good things about Kim & Barry! Here is how our relationship with them unfolded.

Late summer 2010 we started looking into photographers. We looked by price & by style within a certain radius. At the end of our search, and after cross referencing several options by review we had paired down a lengthy list to about 5 options.

We proceeded to call all of them. Kim is the only photographer I spent 30+ plus minutes on the phone with. She is easy to talk to, in fact it feels like talking to an old friend. This was important to me, because the wedding photographer is present at some very intimate moments during the wedding. It was obvious to me that she was the right fit.

In November, Kim and her fabulous photography partner (and partner in life!), Barry, came to our neighborhood in Brooklyn to do an engagement shoot. Their easy going attitudes left no room for nervous energy so in no we were again, chatting like old friends. Our engagement pictures are fun, beautiful, silly, romantic, creative, Just. Plain. Fabulous. We used them on our New Years cards and received LOADS of compliments.

Over the course of the next 7 months, I heard from Kim from time to time, just checking in. A couple of months before the wedding, she and Barry met with us, IN PERSON to go over the final details. She was very organized, remembered everything we’d talked about in the past and had a form for us to fill out so that no detail go unattended.
A week before the wedding we chatted by phone to make sure we were on the same page, which of course we were.

June 12, 2011. THE BIG DAY. Kim and Barry were everywhere we needed them to be, and somehow never in the way. I know from the ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 1300 PICTURES they sent us a mere 2 weeks after the wedding, that they were capturing every moment of the wedding ceremony, but I don’t remember seeing them at all. And at the reception when I caught my no-nonsense-never-smiles-father RAISING THE ROOF and GRIDING with my mother…Kim was there to capture the photo. And when he bribed her (with actual money) later in the evening to delete the picture, she laughed him off with a sassy smile.

Kim and Barry are fun, professional, a great value, and beyond talented.

Our day was perfect, and we have the perfect pictures to prove it.
I can’t say enough good things about Kim & Barry! Here is how our relationship with them unfolded.

Late summer Read more...
I can’t say enough good things about Kim & Barry! Here is how our relationship with them unfolded.

Late summer 2010 we started looking into photographers. We looked by price & by style within a certain radius. At the end of our search, and after cross referencing several options by review we had paired down a lengthy list to about 5 options.

We proceeded to call all of them. Kim is the only photographer I spent 30+ plus minutes on the phone with. She is easy to talk to, in fact it feels like talking to an old friend. This was important to me, because the wedding photographer is present at some very intimate moments during the wedding. It was obvious to me that she was the right fit.

In November, Kim and her fabulous photography partner (and partner in life!), Barry, came to our neighborhood in Brooklyn to do an engagement shoot. Their easy going attitudes left no room for nervous energy so in no we were again, chatting like old friends. Our engagement pictures are fun, beautiful, silly, romantic, creative, Just. Plain. Fabulous. We used them on our New Years cards and received LOADS of compliments.

Over the course of the next 7 months, I heard from Kim from time to time, just checking in. A couple of months before the wedding, she and Barry met with us, IN PERSON to go over the final details. She was very organized, remembered everything we’d talked about in the past and had a form for us to fill out so that no detail go unattended.
A week before the wedding we chatted by phone to make sure we were on the same page, which of course we were.

June 12, 2011. THE BIG DAY. Kim and Barry were everywhere we needed them to be, and somehow never in the way. I know from the ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 1300 PICTURES they sent us a mere 2 weeks after the wedding, that they were capturing every moment of the wedding ceremony, but I don’t remember seeing them at all. And at the reception when I caught my no-nonsense-never-smiles-father RAISING THE ROOF and GRIDING with my mother…Kim was there to capture the photo. And when he bribed her (with actual money) later in the evening to delete the picture, she laughed him off with a sassy smile.

Kim and Barry are fun, professional, a great value, and beyond talented.

Our day was perfect, and we have the perfect pictures to prove it. Read less
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Raeoz
Wedding:
1/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Kim's photographs beautifully captured the emotion and spirit of our wedding day, friends and family have commented that whilst viewing the photos they could visualise being in New York with us.
As we were international visitors, Kim professionally organised the whole shoot via frequent email correspondence and provided the added service of being our witness on the day. Her warm nature and approach put us instantly at ease and made for very natural photos. My husband and I would highly recommend Kim and her team for any special occassions, especially weddings and her rates are very competitive especially for the quality of the end product.
Kim's photographs beautifully captured the emotion and spirit of our wedding day, friends and family have commented that Read more...
Kim's photographs beautifully captured the emotion and spirit of our wedding day, friends and family have commented that whilst viewing the photos they could visualise being in New York with us.
As we were international visitors, Kim professionally organised the whole shoot via frequent email correspondence and provided the added service of being our witness on the day. Her warm nature and approach put us instantly at ease and made for very natural photos. My husband and I would highly recommend Kim and her team for any special occassions, especially weddings and her rates are very competitive especially for the quality of the end product. Read less
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jkmax
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
We love Kim she's fantastic!! We ran off to NY to elope in Central Park in secret (just the two of us). Not only were Kim and Barry the most amazing photographers but also our lovely witnesses too. They made us feel so at ease and relaxed as soon as we met, we felt like we'd known them forever.

Kim definitely added something very extra special to our day, she was so easy to have around, we had so much fun, we laughed all day and they truly made our day perfect.

The weather forecast for our wedding was 50mh winds with lots of rain, not to worry Kim even had a backup venue just in case (luckily we didn’t need it though!) Kim is a real life fairy god mother she makes sure everything is just perfect, right down to recommending wonderful places for our wedding dinner!

Our photographs are absolutely amazing they tell the story of our day so beautifully, we’ve had so many wonderful comments. We really feel lucky to have found Kim and now have the most beautiful memories.
We can’t recommend Kim enough, she was everything we could have wished for and more...
We love Kim she's fantastic!! We ran off to NY to elope in Central Park in secret (just the two of us). Not only were Kim Read more...
We love Kim she's fantastic!! We ran off to NY to elope in Central Park in secret (just the two of us). Not only were Kim and Barry the most amazing photographers but also our lovely witnesses too. They made us feel so at ease and relaxed as soon as we met, we felt like we'd known them forever.

Kim definitely added something very extra special to our day, she was so easy to have around, we had so much fun, we laughed all day and they truly made our day perfect.

The weather forecast for our wedding was 50mh winds with lots of rain, not to worry Kim even had a backup venue just in case (luckily we didn’t need it though!) Kim is a real life fairy god mother she makes sure everything is just perfect, right down to recommending wonderful places for our wedding dinner!

Our photographs are absolutely amazing they tell the story of our day so beautifully, we’ve had so many wonderful comments. We really feel lucky to have found Kim and now have the most beautiful memories.
We can’t recommend Kim enough, she was everything we could have wished for and more... Read less
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