Documentary Wedding Photography by Carey MacArthur

We have the distinct pleasure of being able to see how couples around the world plan and celebrate their weddings. We see what they prioritize, what traditions they keep or throw out, how they involve their family and friends. Of course, we also see a lot of photography and know how emotional of a decision selecting the right wedding photographer can be. So, whenever we meet a wedding photographer that we think is amazing, we love the opportunity to introduce them to you. And today, we’re excited to share a little more about New York-based photographer Carey MacArthur.

With 10 years of experience in wedding photography, Carey MacArthur exhibits a body of work that is as breathtaking as it is inspiring. She employs a documentary style of work, allowing her deep love of family and great respect for the ritual to influence her imagery. Rather than spending much of your wedding day posing or following a pre-made shot list, Carey values your invitation to be a part of your wedding day and finds and captures beauty as moments unfold. She tells us, “I feel my best photographs are achieved through making a genuine connection with my subjects and by being fully engaged in the magnitude of the day.”

Read through testimonials from Carey’s past clients, and you’ll see a common thread: her couples have greatly appreciated Carey’s ability to record the moments of their wedding day in an authentic, kind way — many of these moments, the couple didn’t even realize were happening! Her images have a distinctly intimate quality about them, which one couple attributes to Carey’s ability to capture moments “intuitively,” as though she really was a member of their family that day.

While she’s based in New York, Carey travels internationally to shoot weddings and engagements and connects best with couples who are creative individuals – hosting a wedding or celebration that is unique to their personalities.