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Photography that is both real and romantic.

Calm, good, honest energy on your wedding. Artful images that become stories to tell for the generations to come.

FINE ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

by Jose Melgarejo

Jose Melgarejo is a wedding photographer based in New York City. He has photographed across the country and abroad and his style is inspired by the diversity he’s found in his travels.

Harlem New York City Wedding Photography

KIND WORDS

Jose was a savior for our wedding day! He stepped in on very short notice and we are so happy things worked out the way they did. Our day was as hectic as all wedding days are, even courthouse weddings. We were behind getting to the courthouse and did not expect to be there for 3 long hours. We were late in meeting up with Jose and even changed locations at the very last minute. Jose was understanding and compassionate. He continued to remind us that it was our special day and that things happen. Jose waited with us in our apartment for the rain to clear and we ended up getting the most special photos in our apartment and around our neighborhood...We have repeatedly been told that our photos look like they are straight out of a magazine. I'll have to practice some restraint in printing them because we love them all. I would absolutely give Jose more than 5 stars if I could, he's worth every penny!!!

COUPLE

Titilayo and Drew

LOCATION

Harlem, New York City
WEDDING DESCRIPTION

Titilayo and Drew’s wedding session in Harlem, New York just moments after their City Hall wedding in Downtown Manhattan.

KIND WORDS

Jose & his wife Jen, were absolutely awesome! They shot our wedding on Oct 13, 2018 and having them a part of our day was the best decision ever! From the moment we spoke, I knew that Jose Melgarejo Photography was the right choice. On the day of of our wedding, they were both super relaxed and cool, everyone loved them at the party, they took beautiful photos of us and honestly, they were the sweetest people to work with. Not only do they take awesome photos, they really care about their clients. I would recommend 100% and I already mention them to everyone I know! -Paulina

COUPLE

PAULINA AND JOHN

LOCATION

LONG ISLAND SOUND, NEW YORK
WEDDING DESCRIPTION

Paulina and John’s wedding – an intimate gathering of family and friends in Long Island, New York.

Barcelona Wedding at Montserrat

KIND WORDS

No se bien por donde empezar porque no podemos describir con palabras lo que sentimos por ti, la vida nos ha unido con una casualidad tan simple que casi es increíble; nos hiciste nuestras primeras fotos en el barrio gótico de Barcelona, en una zona que desde siempre me llamaba la atención, desde allí hemos cogido tanta confianza contigo que con los ojos cerrados hemos querido tenerte en nuestra boda. Has llegado de Estados Unidos para podernos acompañar el día de nuestro enlace y nosotros no podemos estar más felices. Una foto parece cuestión de segundos, pero no es así: es todo el trabajo previo, el ojo de un artista , la confianza que transmites y además tu toque de juego de luces y de manos. Has entrado en nuestros corazones para no salir, hasta muy pronto amigo ❤

I don’t know where to start because we cannot describe with words what we feel for you. Life brought us together by simple chance and this is just incredible; you first took our photographs in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona - an area that had always called my attention. From there we built so much trust in you that with closed eyes we wished you would be at our wedding. You came from the United States to be with us on our wedding day and we could not be happier. A simple photograph could be captured in a few seconds, but this is not the case. It is your opus, your artist’s eye, the trust you convey and still more, the way you play with light. You’ve entered our hearts to never leave. See you soon, friend.

COUPLE

NINA & GREG

LOCATION

Monserrat, Barcelona
WEDDING DESCRIPTION

Nina and Greg’s wedding in the heart of Monserrat, a natural wonder outside of Barcelona, Spain. We spent three days at an antique rustic villa La Masia for their wedding in the rolling hills of Catalunya.

Destination Wedding Photographer in Northern Spain - Jose Melgarejo

KIND WORDS

Tuve la suerte de conocer a Jose y que estuviera en mi ciudad cuando me casé. Nos ha hecho muchas de las fotos más bonitas que nos han hecho nunca. Tiene muchísimo talento, pero además es una persona encantadora. Le escogería una y otra vez para cualquier tipo trabajo de fotografía.

I was lucky to meet Jose and to be in my city when I got married. It has made us many of the most beautiful photos that we have ever done. He has a lot of talent, but he is also a lovely person. I would choose him again and again for any kind of photography work.

COUPLE

IRENE & DAVID

LOCATION

ASTURIAS, NORTHERN SPAIN
WEDDING DESCRIPTION

Irene and David’s wedding on the along the cliffs in Asturias, Northern Spain.

Brooklyn Wedding at the Greenpoint Loft

KIND WORDS

Jose and Jen were amazing from the minute we met them. Jose met with my husband and I for coffee over a year before our wedding date and we felt extremely comfortable with him and were impressed with his work. Little did we know that the day of our wedding both Jose and Jen would go above and beyond our expectations. Everyone from our family and friends were impressed and thrilled with them. One second Jose was on the dance floor snapping photos and the next thing you know he was in the loft. The candids and the portraits are both amazing. We are in love with them all. His use of lighting and angle are spectacular. Jose put me at ease throughout the morning and both he and Jen caught the most wonderful moments. Their editing is amazing. Their presence at the wedding made all the difference! We would hands down recommend them and their work.

COUPLE

HELEN & TOM

LOCATION

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
WEDDING DESCRIPTION

Helen and Tom’s Wedding and rooftop sunset reception at the Greenpoint Loft in Brooklyn New York.

LGBTQ Engagement in Asbury Park - Jose Melgarejo

KIND WORDS

Jose perfectly captured my fiancé and me in a fun, engaging and comfortable engagement photo session on Asbury Park Beach! His laid back, easy-going personality made it comfortable to be ourselves and is evident in the photos. Jose has a way of telling a story through photography that is unmatched and his artistic style is beautiful! If you have an opportunity to work with him, don't pass it up!

COUPLE

JON & KRIS

LOCATION

ASBURY PARK, NEW JERSEY
ENGAGEMENT DESCRIPTION

Jon and Kris – a heartfelt engagement as the sun set into the night in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

KIND WORDS

Jose is simply amazing. He put together a beautiful shoot for my girlfriend and I who had never had our photos taken professionally before. We were beyond nervous and felt totally awkward behind the camera when we started shooting. Within minutes Jose had morphed from a stranger I had never met into this amazing friend, support, encourager, and someone who knew exactly what to do to get Rachel and I in the “zone”. The pictures we had taken were absolutely breathtaking and something that we will cherish forever.

COUPLE

SAVANNAH & RACHEL

LOCATION

Cape Henlopen, Delaware
WEDDING DESCRIPTION

A romantic sunset on the beach at Cape Henlopen in Delaware. Nestled between lighthouses and the surf.

Destination Wedding on the Beach in the Canary Islands, Spain

My Approach

Your wedding is a story that I get to tell for you through photographs. On your Wedding Day, you can expect me to move with a calm determination.

I get to know people genuinely because it allows everyone to feel more comfortable and at ease.

I make suggestions for you and take ideas and I will never force something that doesn’t fit with you. I’ll be your timekeeper and problem solver.

This way, we can create photographs that are beautiful, memorable and real.

Let me create something beautiful for you. Here's how.

Step One. You Reach Out

Contact me via my contact form and I’ll get right back to you as quickly as I can. I’m happy that you see me as a part of your vision for your wedding day.

Step Two. We Connect

If you’re in town I’d love to grab brunch or dinner and get to know more about you and how I could help. Or we could hop on a call and dig further into the details of your day.

Step Three. We Create Together for the First Time

An engagement session helps you find your comfort zone in front of a camera in a natural way. They could be in a special place that is close to your heart or somewhere you’ve yet to explore.

Step Four. We Plan for the Best Day

A few weeks before your wedding I send out a detailed survey to finalize your timeline. I like to make sure everything is organized and calm leading up to your wedding day.

Step Five. You Get Married

A day of memories and a thousand emotions. Everyone together at once in the same place. I’ll be there to tell the story.

Step Six. You Receive Your Photographs

In four week’s time you will get a link in your email with a full gallery of images from your wedding. They’re yours to keep. Download them, share them, create books, prints, notes for loved ones. You’ve got photographs to cherish for generations to come.

Jon & Kris | Asbury Park

Jon & Kris | Asbury Park

Jon & Kris | Asbury Park

Engagement Session in Jersey City. Sunset at Liberty State Park

Destination Wedding in Tuscany Italy

Asbury Park Engagement | LGBTQ

Greenpoint Loft Brooklyn Wedding

Barcelona Wedding Photography Locations: Gothic Quarter

Cape Henlopen LGBTQ Beach Engagement

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