Why Us?

SMPNY is the Fine Art Wedding Photography division of Sarah Merians Photography & Video Company. Founded in 1986 and based out of NYC, Sarah Merians has been a widely respected name in the private event industry for over 30 years. It’s this experience, coupled with our passion to innovate, that has enabled us to capture life at its best through changing times, trends and technologies. why_us

While anyone can take a picture, our photographers capture authentic moments and produce beautiful images. Using the newest, most high-end equipment (from state of the art camera bodies and premium lenses to specialized tungsten lighting) our talented artists create photographs of unparalleled quality and clarity. P.S. – They’re fun too! why_us

Oh, and we know how to photograph weddings! We work hard behind the scenes to make sure your big day is an epic, stress-free, BLAST! We think 3 steps ahead so that you don’t have to. We’ve got your back. So why us? Because you only get to do this once and hiring a professional makes all the difference. why_us

"Lights, camera, action! Be the star of your own movie documenting the most important moment in your life!" Don't miss a moment of your celebration. Hiring a professional videographer will guarantee it! We are often asked “Do I really need video if I have photography?” Photographs are a moment frozen in time that elicits feelings and emotion while video is pure entertainment and action and a very different capture. We feel it is a must if your budget will allow for video too. The band and entertainment and live music at your party is so important…why not relive all the action, music and live fun from your big day? It is also a wonderful opportunity to hear your family and friends give toasts and well wishes which through video can be documented for generations to come! Video footage can be RAW or edited to music selections of your choice. Once edited we can create a 3-5-minute recap piece to share with all your guests and relive the party all over with them! This highlight reel can be part of your “thank you” to all and make them feel so special to be a part of your once in a life time day." why_us