If there is JOY to be captured, Dave Robbins is the one to call.

"For me, there is nothing as satisfying as capturing a moment that speaks to who my client is. It's more than just the luck of being in the right place at the right time. It's about anticipating and knowing who your subject is. These defining moments come in the form of a glance, a smile, a posture, an unspoken word. They are often subtle but once you identify them, they are priceless."



Dave Robbins

I'm Dave and I have been photographing weddings and celebrations in NYC & Worldwide for almost 20 years. I absolutely love what I do and hope that my enthusiasm for capturing people's happiest moments comes through in my work. It's my belief that creating a comfortable, pleasant and safe space for subjects is the cornerstone of taking the most memorable photographs. I like to think my ability to do just that is why folks so often say that having me along for the day is like spending time with an old friend.

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Dave robbins photography client testimonials

Word on the Street

There is nothing quite so satisfying as receiving a heartfelt note of appreciation from someone. Over the years we've had the good fortune of getting many of these notes by our amazing couples and their families. It's been a true gift having been invited to photograph so many weddings and celebrations over the years.


Is Dave Robbins Photography the wedding photographer for me?

Choosing a wedding photographer for your big day is an exciting undertaking. It can also be a daunting one. With so many wedding photographers in NYC, how can you know who is right for you? I always say that it's 50% how the imagery moves you, and 50% how comfortable you feel with the person following you around with a camera on your wedding day. Dave prides himself on knowing how to put people at ease and make them feel comfortable having their photo taken. Our sole purpose as wedding photographers is to capture your greatest, most beautiful self by finding the moments that best exhibit who you are as a couple. We pride ourselves on our ability to do just that with the care, thoughtfulness, and comfort of a good friend.

Do you photograph Destination Weddings?

I travel worldwide and offer destination wedding photography for couples looking for exceptional photojournalistic wedding photography. There are few places I enjoy photographing a wedding more than NYC. Let's see, there's Italy, The Caribbean, Riviera Maya, Cartagena, the Cote d'Azur, Hawaii, Palm Springs, the Greek Isles to name a few. If you are planning a destination wedding, I have cameras and will travel!

What is your favorite wedding venue?

Quite honestly, my favorite wedding venue is any place where my clients are celebrating a special occasion. Location certainly plays a role in a photograph but to me, the most important thing is that there are people having a good time. That being said, here is a short list of some NYC wedding venues that come to mind: New York Public Library, The Rainbow Room, The St. Regis Hotel, The American Museum of Natural History, The New York Historical Society, The Carlyle, The Central Park Zoo, Tribeca Rooftop, Weylin, The Pierre Hotel, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The list goes on and on and on.....

Do I need a wedding planner?

Wedding planners are awesome. I've had the great pleasure of working with many of the world's best. Whether you do or you don't hire a wedding planner, I am a free agent and will work with anyone

Do you only photograph weddings?

While wedding photography is my passion I do offer photography for all of life's celebrations. Mitzvah photography, family shoots, big birthday parties, intimate gatherings - if you celebrate it, we can bring our unique style of photography to tell your story.

Will I own my wedding images?

This is a great question and one of the most important to understand. When you hire us, you will receive edited, high-resolution digital files of your photographs. There is no buy-in or additional charge for you to have the images you've invested in us to take. As the photographer, we retain the copyright of your images. However, unlimited personal use and printing of your wedding photos is part of the deal. Important to note that we respect your privacy and will never insist on retaining any right to publish photos of you if that's something you're uncomfortable with. For the discrete clientele, NDA's are available upon request.