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Smitten Chickens is made up of Sarah Hoppes and Chris Rizzo - two happily married wedding photographers and videographers based in NYC, shooting anywhere in the US and worldwide. 

We have strong opinions on why photography is so important, and we are honored to be involved in so many couple's wedding days.  In short, we believe life is short, love is powerful, and everyone has a beauty that deserves to be seen.

Our work is classic, emotional, and authentic, and we absolutely love alternative, nerdy, and offbeat couples.

Our approach is a mixture of commercial and documentary photography, so we make sure you look your best, but we won't ask you to do things that aren't authentic to you. In fact, we think those authentic moments you share together make better images than anything we could ever stage.

We want to use our business to make good in the world, so we donate 5% of our fee to Best Buddies, an organization providing support for people with disabilities.

Weddings start at $4000, but ask us about our special rates for smaller weddings and elopements.

If we sound like the people you want to document your love story, check out our frequently asked questions page or just shoot us an email. We would love to find out more about what you're looking for!