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Photography by Kimberly Coccagnia

Beacon , NY

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Beacon, NY US 12508 (map)

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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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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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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!!
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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!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
An amazing photographer! Kim was so easy to work with, produced beautiful photos and was quick to reply always
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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!
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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%.
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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
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Photography by Kimberly Coccagnia responded with the following comments:

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.
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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.
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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...
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Kimberly
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Kim and her fiancee Barry were wonderful to work with! From the beginning, Kim felt like a friend-- pointing us in the right direction for videographers and even dog sitters! She was a great resource and extremely responsive and helpful.

We were on a limited budget for a intimate wedding (with under 50 guests) and I could not believe we were able to get a photographer like Kimberly Coccagnia in our price range! She truly enjoys what she does and being a part of a couple's special day. It was really a breath of fresh air in this industry...

I first thought two photographers would be too "crowded" for our small wedding--but I would not have done it any differently. The pictures these guys took are true works of art: natural, fun, artistic, hip & unique. They captured our day more than any of those sterile "posed" types of photography would. Each photo brings me back to the that particular moment and it is like reliving it all over again. Looking at some friend's wedding photos, I feel so incredibly lucky
for having found such gifted & unique photographer(s). As a couple interested in photography, we greatly admired their style and unique shots, and as a bride and groom we felt completely comfortable with them. Every moment with them was fun, we felt like they enjoyed being at our wedding (rather than seeing it as another job!), and they made everyone feel so relaxed. Our posed shots with the bridal party was so lose and relaxed and I appreciated all the pictures of us laughing and smiling rather than those sterile and serious photos that you normally see. It was a true picture of our wedding day. It was a pleasure having them and I would recommend them endlessly!
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Donovan
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Talk about full service, WOW! I talked to a number of photographers that I did not feel comfortable with. I was fortunate enough to have come across Kimberly through researching wedding photographers in the NYC are. She came very highly reccomended. From the very beginning of our conversations, she gave my wife and I a level of comfort and assurance that is very rare coming from a complete stranger. We had no idea what we wanted, but Kimberly came through in a huge way. YOU HAVE NO IDEA! She Took us to the most beautiful places. My wife and I were running about an hour and a half late and she was kind enough to wait on us. We were so stressed, but the smile we saw on her face when we finally arrived was unforgettable. It instantly lifted a days worth of stress. She and Barry were amazing! Not only did they give us their time, but we felt like friends with them. On to another part of our stressful getaway, we weren't able to get all of our documents from the clerk's office until Friday. Therefore, our plans were put on hold to get married at the courthouse due to it being closed on Saturday. Guess who came through with a 2 hour notice and found us an officiant who did a magnificent job? KIMBERLY! It seriously salvaged our entire trip. She has sent numerous follow up emails to check up on us personally. That goes far beyond any expectations I ever had.

If you're even debating photographers in the NYC area, I can promise you that you WILL NOT find anyone else who offerd the level of professionalism as well as personability. Kimberly was amazing. When I go back to NYC, she and Barry will be the first people that we call to hang out with. I can't thank her enough.

Donovan & Crystal Bennett
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alishea
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to have Kim as our photographer. When my husband and I got married in Central Park it was a cold, cold day. She made it easy and fun to take photos. Kim and her staff is very professional and the photos they took were breathtaking. She is a pleasure to work with, in fact we are using her this weekend for another event. I highly recommend her and will always use her if I need a photographer.
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lilygreen
Wedding:
9/23/2009
5.0/5.0
We found Kim via our officient who we had booked for our wedding in September, right from the beginning Kim was fantastic and I felt I was corresponding with a friend. She turned up on our wedding day on time and took some fabulous pictures, really natural. We didnt have any family or friends at our wedding as we live in England and decided we would go to New York on our own and have a big party when we returned. We had such a good time with Kim and her partner Barry it was like having our best friends at our wedding and to be honest they really helped make our day very special. Since being back in England all of our friends and family have commented on how brilliant our photos are and we have had one of them made up into a very large canvas - its so cool!
I cant recommend Kim highly enough, she is brilliant and will do a fantastic job for everyone who has the luck to book her for your special day.
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vineyardwedding
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Kim was an absolute dream! Our photos are stunning -- she was exactly the photojournalist we were looking for to capture our wedding. The photos were really important to us for our wedding, and I can honestly say that hiring Kim was the BEST decision we made of the entire wedding. People can't stop talking about our photos -- nearly every one of them looks like a magazine shot! We also got so many compliments on how sweet she was and how she really blended into the background while capturing every important moment. We especially loved the photos she took of my husband and I alone (we quickly went to a few different locations--vineyard, waterfall). We have so many wonderful pictures that half a year later, we are still having a hard time choosing which ones to frame! Anyone would be incredibly lucky to have her shoot their event. She's professional, reliable, easy to work with (not to mention shockingly affordable) -- and best of all, you will have amazing, beautifully edited photos to remember it forever. We can't thank you enough Kim!
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crizal
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Bottom line - fantastic pictures & you won't find anyone else who will get them to you quicker.
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donopalmer
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Kimberly Coccagnia Photography was great! Everything before, during and after my Wedding went perfect with them....and the pictures were remarkable! Also, I received my pictures 30 days after my Wedding---no waiting a year or so like other Brides I had spoken to.
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