"We were truly blown away when we received our photo gallery. Carissa captured such beauty, emotion, and love that we would not have thought possible in two-dimensions."


CATE & BRYANT

I am Carissa Joy, a traveling wedding & elopement photographer based in New York City.


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I value the in between moments that could go unnoticed if it were not for my quick eye, & attention to detail. I value joy & connection driven couples, & promise to play off the energy of each individual couple I work with, so that I only capture photos that are authentically them.


My energy on a wedding day is one of calm assertiveness. I put the stress of things moving smoothly or troubleshooting unexpected issues on my shoulders, so our couples never even know the First Look photo spot we planned for in Central Park was occupied by a different party (true story, where my associates & I pivoted gracefully).

This is my partner Viet -


Viet has been photographing on film for over a decade. One wedding, my clients added on a second shooter last minute, so Viet joined me with short notice. We have not gone back since!


While I have other associates available for hire, Viet's presence is a non-negotiable when couples add on film photography to their wedding services package. His artistic eye is perfectly curated to the unique character film photography provides.


Viet's energy on a wedding day is laid back, & soothing for our clients, as he guides them effortlessly through being present in the moment on a day that can be overwhelming for couples.


WHY WE WANT TO WORK WITH BRILLIANT EVENT PLANNING:


As we read on your website, "At Brilliant Event Planning, we believe that even the smallest details can have a huge impact." we knew your team shares a similar heart & vision as Carissa Joy Photo. It became clear how much Brilliant Event Planning cares about personalizing each wedding for your couples, & ensuring there is a narrative told through their celebration. Here at Carissa Joy Photo, we value authenticity & storytelling just as much as you all do.


While, yes, work is work, it is such a pleasure to work with teams & clients that share our vision for creating an experience that is authentic to the couple. On our experience page, we make it clear that we pay close attention to the personality & interests of each of our couples to ensure we only prompt & photograph in a way that when they view their photos they will think to themselves "Wow, I have never seen photos that are more us." It is clear the Brilliant Event Planning team does the same.


THE VALUE WE WILL PROVIDE FOR BRILLIANT EVENT PLANNING:


We will provide for & serve your clients as if they are our only clients. Doing our best job to make your couples comfortable, confident, & happy will not just reflect well on us, but on your team as well. Our goal is for any couple we work with to have the best possible experience with each vendor, because when they leave their wedding day with only good experiences it is nothing but a win-win-win.


We respect that at the end of the day, these started as your clients. We will be as involved as makes sense for your process. Carissa is available via email, text, & call to talk through timeline, & make suggestions based on our experience, but if your team determines wedding party photos fit better at 4pm rather than 5:30pm in the timeline, then we will yield to Brilliant Event Planning's call.


we will serve your Hamptons, city, & destination clients

HAMPTONS

Viet & I will hop on the LIRR from Penn Station, fully caffeinated, & ready to serve couples from South Hampton to Montauk to any other dreamy nook the edge of Long Island has to offer.
From beach ceremonies to tented receptions, we are ready for it all.

no travel fees

CITY

We know how to capture beauty amidst the chaos of big cities. Whether the venue is overlooking the East River or inside a social club, we're ready to provide your couples with uniquely classic images that help them relive their most joyful day.

NO TRAVEL FEES

DESTINATION

With the PNW, France, Scotland, & The Netherlands already under our belt, the Carissa Joy Photo team will be hitting England, Cape Cod - MA, & Indonesia next. We would love to add your destination event to our lineup!

TRAVEL FEES VARY

Pricing

weddings

Starting out with 6 hours of coverage, I will be there to capture the joy of each moment.

start at $3,500

weddings

start at $3,500

Starting out with 6 hours of coverage, I will be there to capture the joy of each moment.

travel fees

Whether it is an Amtrak train ride or an ocean away, my bag is packed to travel right alongside you!

start at $475/day

travel fees

start at $475/day

Whether it is an Amtrak train ride or an ocean away, my bag is packed to travel right alongside you!

film photo add on

Film photography brings an additional layer of class & nostalgia to any wedding day.

start at $125

film photo add on

start at $125

Film photography brings an additional layer of class & nostalgia to any wedding day.

Additional hours with Carissa start at $350:


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Second shooter add on starts at $150/hour:


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THIS COULD BE YOURS & YOUR CLIENTS' EXPERIENCE. WE DO NOT SHY AWAY FROM ANY UNEXPECTED CHALLENGE:

"Our day was chaotic and it went by so quickly due to the weather. Carissa helped me pack up my entire hotel room in an hour, she carried my veil on the streets of NYC, she offered us time to stop and take things in, she hailed us a cab, and she stood out in the middle of Hurricane Ida just to capture picture for us. She did more than required without a single complaint. She is forever appreciated by us for everything she's done from the very first moment we booked her."


NIYA & CARLOS