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Alfonse Pagano turned to wedding photography in 1993. One of the originators of non-traditional, spontaneous, candid wedding portraiture--he strives to keep his work grounded in its artistic quality. His work has been featured in magazines such as New York, SPOSA, The Knot, and Manhattan Bride.

An 8-hour coverage of your wedding day starts with the bride and/or groom getting ready till the cake cutting. Eighty-five percent of the day is documented in a photo-journalistic manner and the remaining fifteen percent reserved for formal portraits. Well-known for his untraditional style in his portrait session, Alfonse's approach is to get the most natural and relaxed feel to catch that fashion and editorial look.

All Packages Include:
a second photographer
on-line proofing (paper proofs available at an additional price)
digital files/negatives


Alfonse Pagano's background has its roots in fine art. A recipient of several grants including the New York State Foundation of the Arts, his mixed media and oil works were exhibited at the Carnegie Mellon Museum of Art and the Laguna Gloria Museum of Art. In 1994, after a distinguished career as a painter he turned to photography as an art form. Following an inspired idea he embarked on a project that took him around the world. The result was a collaborative compilation of images and interviews of people from all walks of life delivering a personal philosophy behind their dreadlocks. In 1999 the photo-documentary book DREADS was published by Artisan/Workman. Currently in its sixth printing, DREADS has earned both national and international acclaim with exhibits at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, University of Maryland, Paterson Museum, Stevens Institute and a subject featured on NPR.

Alfonse has photographed weddings in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Bahamas, and Europe. Listed below are venues he has worked at in the tri-state area.

24 Fifth
200 Fifth Club  
The Metropolitan Club
The Rainbow Room     
3 West Club
Angel Orensanz Foundation
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Bronx Botanical
Wave Hill Botanical Gardens
Bryant Park Grill
Conservatory Gardens
Cosmopolitan Club
Downtown Association
Eastside Marriot
Chelsea Piers
Gotham Hall
Mandarin Oriental New York
The Mark Hotel
The Yale Club    
National Arts Club
Puck Building
Regency Hotel
River Café
Roosevelt Hotel
Russian Tearoom
Seamens Church Institute
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Soho Grand Hotel
The Plaza Hotel
The Pierre Hotel
Tribeca Rooftop
Union Theological Seminary
University Club
W Hotel
Waldorf Astoria
The Water Club
Brooklyn Museum
Belvedere Mansion (Rhinebeck, NY)
Castle on the Hudson (Tarrytown, NY
Museum of Natural history
Great Neck Synagogue (Great Neck, NY)
Pleasantdale Chateau (West Orange, NJ)
Rockleigh Country Club (Alpine, NJ)
Tappan Hill (Tarrytown, NY)
Westhampton Country Club (Westhampton, NY)