The sustainable choice.
Renewable energy, financial freedom, the environment, and plant-based alternatives are all things that I stand for. I'm a millennial trapped in a Gen X's body!
Aside from pulling up to your wedding in a fully electric vehicle, alternatively accepting digital currencies for payment, and politely passing on the steak; I'm a pretty darn good photographer!
I've been a visual artist since I can remember. In my youth, I illustrated comic books and drew my own baseball cards. However in college, I put down the pen and pencil in favor of the camera as my tool to create. After receiving my Master's in Photography, I taught photography in South Korea for two decades.
Since 2019, Lee Smathers Photography LLC has grown and evolved into a wedding and portrait photography business serving the greater NYC tristate area. I consider my photography style to be timeless and classic.
Because formal pictures with my father at my wedding are some of the last great pictures I have of him, I place a very high importance on formal pictures. Wedding events might be the only time both your family's are all together in one location. I can't tell you how hard it is to get my brother, sister, mom, and I into the same photo today.
As an artist, I am always trying to look around for new creative ways to tell the wedding story. My particular favorite parts of the wedding day are the First Look, Dances with Parents, the Speeches, and fun pictures with the Bridal Party. You can bet I'm going to spend a lot of special attention on all of these moments at your ceremony!