About Us

Our photographers

Jules Stevens

Jules Stevens

Inspired by cinema and street portraiture, Jules' photographs are inspired by personality, emotion, and candid moments.

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Sasha Smolina

Sasha Smolina

Informed by her background in Fashion Photography, Sasha Smolina combines photojournalism and candid portraiture to tell the story of your wedding day.

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Jacqueline Schlossman

Jacqueline Schlossman

Jacqueline Schlossman grew up roaming the beaches of San Diego, then migrated to New York to join its vast community of artistic creators.

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Edward Winter

Edward Winter

Drawn to compelling stories, Edward Winter has cultivated an unobtrusive, dynamic approach to portraiture and narrative.

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Florence Freedman

Our studio manager

Florence Freedman

Hailing from South Carolina, Florence is an avid traveler thanks to her extended family in Australia, Malaysia, and Germany. She has extensive experience assisting on both film and photo sets, and she currently spends most of her free time improvising in theaters & comedy clubs all around the city. Florence has found a home in Brooklyn thanks to her incredible creative community, and she draws upon her variety of talents to support the READYLUCK team capturing your wedding story!

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What are your rates?

We approach wedding photography pricing a bit differently. As opposed to the typical multi-tiered packages, we build in everything you need, up front. Key inclusions are full-resolution, post-produced images returned to you for no additional fees, a second photographer, as well as a generous credit towards albums and prints which you decide how to use. You'll be able to freely share your photos and we can help guide you towards the right products to best showcase your images. All of this can be customized to best suit your needs. Please contact us for rates and availability specific to your date and location.

How would you describe your style of photography?

We employ photojournalism, environmental portraiture, fashion, and editorial details in a way that, in total, create a sophisticated story of your wedding day. It's a many-layered portrait of your family - past, present, and future - made manifest through the power of photography. Our roots are in the darkroom and we approach the post production of your images with the same creativity and standards. Our images articulate your story with clean color and classic black and whites that outlast passing trends.

Where has Readyluck been published?

Our photos and projects have appeared in print and online at The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, Over The Moon, The Knot, BRIDES Magazine, Refinery29, Time Out Magazine, Party Slate, Greenpointers, United With Love, Carats & Cake, Harper's Baazar, Style Me Pretty, H&H weddings, Pure Wow, Brooklyn Bride, and many others. Our photographers have received numerous awards including being named one of "The Best Photographers in America" by BRIDES magazine and Rangefinder Magazine "30 Rising Stars".

How do I decide on which one of you to commission?

Browse our galleries, send us an email, give us a call and set up a meeting. We can also Zoom or FaceTime with you as necessary. We'd love to show you more of our work and learn more about your day. One of us may make more sense to you for a number of reasons. But first make sure the photographer you've fallen in love with is available on your date!

What other photography work do you do?

We are a diverse team, though similar in our curiosity for things outside of the familiar. We are adventurers, informed by history, and inspired by our families and friends. We are fans of the arts and music, travel and food. We've all lived in different countries at one point or another, and a good part of our repertoire stems from that experience. In addition to the wedding world, our published images and projects have appeared in TIME magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and a variety of superb blogs and websites. We've also had images featured on NBC's Daily Connection, and a really strange, but totally rad public access show.

Do you work with a second photographer or an assistant?

YES! Well... mostly. It really depends on the scope of your event and size of your guest list. A second photographer allows us to have eyes in more than one place at a time so we can simultaneously capture complimentary angles for comprehensive storytelling. We generally recommend a second photographer if your event has over 60-70 guests. That said, we're very sensitive to any potential "paparazzi effect" that having additional photographers may impart on your event, so we always lean towards a "less is more" philosophy. But for large events over 250ppl, you might benefit from two or more associate photographers. All of these details are customizable and we recommend that you reach out directly to talk about options.

How do I reserve my date and how does payment work?

We ask for a 50% deposit, payable by e-check or credit card, to reserve your date with your chosen photographer. We can also schedule automated payments if that works best for you. The remaining 50% is due by e-check or credit card 30 days prior to the date of your wedding.

When will I get to see my photos and what do I get?

Depending on what time of the year you get married, we spend about six to eight weeks after the wedding meticulously editing your photos. You'll receive a sneak peek within about a week of the wedding with the full collection immediately after the editing process is completed. We process all our photos with a clean & classic sensibility for color learned from many years of processing prints in a traditional darkroom. The result is a timeless collection of images that tells the story of your day in a narrative format. You receive un-watermarked print resolution files, and will have exclusive personal reprint rights. The amount of photos in the collection greatly depends on the variables of the day, and the amount of time spent photographing. On average, you can expect 700 and 1000+ images.

We all shoot with two cameras, as do our second photographers. Back-up to our back-up.

Insurance: We're covered for up to $2 million liability.

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Destination weddings

We love to travel

We're based in New York and Los Angeles, but we've worked in places as distant as Chennai, Bangkok, Italy, France, Spain, The Caribbean, Mexico, and from Coast to Coast of this beautiful wild country of ours. Travel is included for most events and we can custom quote for the cost of travel to wherever your pronouncements of love bring you. Sometimes, when we're planning to be in a location already you can save on travel costs, too.

Destination weddings

We love to travel

We're based in New York and Los Angeles, but we've worked in places as distant as Chennai, Bangkok, Italy, France, Spain, The Caribbean, Mexico, and from Coast to Coast of this beautiful wild country of ours. Travel is included for most events and we can custom quote for the cost of travel to wherever your pronouncements of love bring you. Sometimes, when we're planning to be in a location already you can save on travel costs, too.

Addie + Alex — St. Barths

Yelan + Matt — St. Lucia

Leah + Devon — Dingle

Nadine + Alex — Cyprus

Nicole + Davey — La Jolla

Erica + Shane — Palm Beach

Irina + Serj — Moscow

Leah + Kevin — Boston

Violet + Ravi — Chennai

Liensa + Guy — Napa

Aira + Alex — Cuernavaca

Meghan + James — Newport

Chanok + Nat — Bangkok

Anastasia + Garth — Cape Cod

Marita + Josep Maria — Barcelona

Georgianna + Harry — Wilmot

Jill + Haddon — Palm Beach

Keith + Brook — Washington DC

Agatha + Alex — Sonoma

Katie + Tristan — Catskill

Tracie + Brian — Silverado

Jordan + Cecilia — Booth Bay

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