Judith is a delightful person, very talented and extremely professional. My husband and I are overworked professionals in a long distance relationship with massive time constraints. We got married in the NY tristate area but neither of us live there. Judith handled this flawlessly: she was respectful of our jobs and our time, Skyping as necessary, and even traveled to my husband’s city for our engagement shoot because it’s where we fell in love. She is, first and foremost, an artist who takes beautiful photographs. She is also a talented coach: she was able to draw my shy husband out of his shell, get us both comfortable with the wedding spotlight, and capture us and our love. She delivered exactly what we requested: gorgeous, high quality photos of the “real us” in a journalistic style with some posed portraits and details. Judith and her assistant simultaneously provided support for my husband and me on our wedding day while also blending into the background. Judith worked perfectly with our videographer, our families, our wedding consultant and the church and venue representatives. One of the greatest pleasures of working with Judith is that she loves her job. She made us all feel celebrated. She is extremely calm and kind, can punt when things don’t go as planned, stays tightly on schedule, and she goes the extra mile- even staying late at our rehearsal dinner when the event was running behind. Judith truly cares for her clients. I would love to work with her again.
I cannot express enough how happy my husband and I are with the pictures of our wedding! It was very important to us to find someone who could capture our wedding in a way that was tasteful, elegant, and truly reflected who we are as a couple, and that’s exactly what Judith delivered. She did a spectacular job and was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. She is extremely professional and incredibly talented. She also has a wonderful calming presence, which is something that any bride will greatly appreciate on their wedding day! Judith Rae is a fabulous photographer who deserves all of the great reviews she’s received on this website and more – I absolutely highly recommend her for your wedding!
Judith is an extremely talented, thorough, & dependable wedding photographer.
We had our wedding at 620 LOFT and GARDEN in NYC and though Judith
knew of the venue, she went the extra step of doing some preliminary leg
work in order to familiarize herself before the big day. As a result
we ended up with some very special shots.
Judith also took a lot of time to listen to our specific requests, namely that
we wanted a lot of candid shots. To this end she was able to shoot off an
amazing array of super natural shots that wowed us.
Wedding photography can be a very personal thing. Many may possess
technical shooting skills but not many wedding photographers can deliver
that something on your big day. We found that something special in Judith.
Judith made us feel very comfortable. On a personal level, we found her
very warm and sweet, which made taking direction from her on that big
day that much less stressful.
We would highly recommend her to anybody! We couldn’t be happier with our pictures.
Thank you Judith!
In looking for photographers, my (now) husband and I were looking for a more editorial approach versus traditional photographer. While that is VERY popular now, it was less so in 2010 and a little harder to find. Judith was the 3rd photographer we met with and I knew at that moment, we had found out photographer. Her warmth, friendliness, and passionate approach to photography sold us immediately, and we did not regret it! We did an engagement shoot before our wedding and absolutely loved how the pictures turned out. On the day of the wedding, Judith and her 2nd photographer showed up and suggested we go off site for the pre-ceremony pics. Though not in the plans, we went along and ended up down the street at a gorgeous little park. Judith really takes the time to do her homework, scout locations, and provide recommendations that really suit the couple. I was more than pleased with the final pictures and in fact, had a REALLY hard time narrowing down to the ones that ended up in our album. I highly recommend Judith and her team!
We absolutely cannot say too many wonderful things about Judith Rae!!! Working with her far exceeded our expectations. Her style manages to capture candid touching/funny/tender moments, and her posed shots were beautiful as well. We loved working with her as she was willing to work with our requests and yet still had fantastic judgment as to what shots would look the best. Judith and her staff were completely unobtrusive at our wedding. Taking pictures before and during the wedding was a pleasure; she was such a calm and relaxing presence. During the wedding and reception, she never interrupted; instead she used her excellent judgment to take wonderful natural shots that were unposed and genuine: The photos are fantastic; we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience! We would, and intend to, recommend Judith to all our friends without any reservations whatsoever.
Judith Rae did an amazing job for my wife and I. Judith is terrific with a camera. Her photographs of our wedding celebration are intimate, unique and beautiful.
Some of the images are so gorgeous that they could be in a museum.
Judith is also very personable and professional. She arrived early, knew exactly how to direct us and made things easy and fun.
We like her so much; in fact, my wife and I recently hired Judith for another event.
We hired Judith for our wedding in July of 2011 and my friends and family are STILL talking about how amazing our wedding photos are! When selecting a photographer I really wanted someone who specialized in candid shots; Judith and her team accomplished this beautifully. She has such a great eye and captured so many little moments that I think most would have overlooked. Not only do I love, love her style but she was fantastic to work with throughout the planning process and has such a pleasant disposition! I have recommended her many times to friends and would definitely hire her again in the future. Cannot praise Judith Rae enough!
Judith covered both my wedding and an engagement shoot and to get right to the point, she was extraordinary. She approaches wedding photography as if she’s telling a story, so expect to get many natural, candid shots, but she will certainly give you any posed shots you would like as well. In fact when she did mine, I found her to be VERY attentive to detail, and it really showed in the end result.
Additionally, Judith was the consummate professional at all times, plus her wonderful personality really makes you and your guests comfortable. She wasn’t intrusive or noticeable at all. But most importantly, she captured every moment, especially the brief ones I really wanted to have – Our first kiss, the dip at the end of our dance, feeding each other cake, & even the moment when I got to the altar and my hubby whispered in my ear that I looked beautiful. I generally just love her compositions; they each possess such great sophistication, clarity, and freshness (for lack of a better word!) I can honestly say that I do not have any friends with wedding photography as beautiful as mine.
And finally, I’d like to mention that Judith is both trustworthy and reliable, because this is VERY important. I heard so many horror stories about photographers from my friends. She did everything (and more) and I never worried once with her. That, in itself, was worth every cent!
I’d hire her again in a heartbeat. That says it all.
Judith Rae and her team did an amazing job with the photography for our wedding day in New York City. She made me and my husband feel completely at ease and comfortable, even though we are not accustomed to taking professional photographs.
It was extremely helpful that we had an engagement shoot in Central Park about a month before the wedding and we had met her in person a couple times before the big day. Judith is very talented and has a clear vision of how to tell your story and to document your wedding day; however, she is also very open to hear ideas for pictures from her clients. We could tell that photography is Judith’s passion and not just a job.
We highly recommed Judith Rae and hope that we get to work with her again for other special events!
I wanted to highlight the great professionalism and sensitivity of the Judith Rae team. While the photographs themselves are unique and beautiful, the team exhibited huge discretion while taking the photos during both the posed picture part of the wedding as well of the ceremony and reception. The pictures document the entire event but there was not a moment of intrusion into the occasion. I would definitely highly recommend them for any event. As mother of the bride, I can certainly offer testimony as to the amazing photos.
Judith Rae shot my best friends wedding, it was a destination wedding and I couldn’t make it since my first born son was only a few weeks old. When I saw the photos, I cried, I had wanted to have been there and was sad to have missed it but what made me so happy was that these photos made me feel part of the celebration. I couldn’t believe how the emotion and candidness of them made me feel as if I had actually experienced the wedding myself!! I love Judith’s storytelling style of capturing a wedding. Judith also took so many gorgeous photos of my friend and her husband – her work is exceptional, so many gorgeous photos for us to treasure.
Judith Rae was not only the photographer for our wedding, but also for our engagement and the birth announcement of our daughter. In a word, she is AWESOME! She manages to capture things that most people don’t even see. Her perspective is unique and intriguing. The comments I heard most from my guests were that they hardly knew she was there and when they were aware of her taking a picture, they were utterly impressed with her professionalism. I would absolutely recommend Judith Rae for any of your photography needs.
We hired Judith for our Wedding in April 2010. It was an odd request for her as it was a very simple City Hall Wedding with 10 people in attendance, yet we didn’t want to compromise on the photography.
Judith was recommended to us by a friend and I am so glad she was. Not only did she work with us in building a suitable package for a very small Wedding but the pictures were incredible! They had spent the time scouting out the best areas beforehand to take the best pictures so we didn’t waste any time during the big day.
All of our friends and family still comment on how amazing our pictures are and look like they are advertisement prints. We absolutely LOVED Judith and her professionalism, along with her excellent creative talent! We would recommend her with full muster! She was very discreet and we always look back at the pictures with such fond memories and awe.