Priyanca's ability to composite photos using beautiful light and magical moments is what won her many awards as a wedding photojournalist. Besides wedding photography, Priyanca runs a headshot business in NYC called Creative Headshots NYC and takes great joy in photographing her two little kids 24-7. She is one of the Top Fearless Photographers in NYC as well as a Wed Award and Weddison Award winner.
Jainé Kershner, Brklyn View Photography
Jainé Kershner is a Fine Art Wedding Photographer specializing in film photography. She believes and shoots film for it's natural beauty and ageless style. Jainé started her Instagram series, blog, and podcast “Tea with Jainé” as a way to give back and share her advice, resources, and insight that she’s learned over the last 8 years as a wedding photographer. She has been featured in several wedding publications including Martha Stewart Weddings,Style Me Pretty, Brides and The Knot andwas handpicked as one of NYC’s Best Wedding Photographers to know by BRIDES. Jainé photographed the modern wedding book "Weddings in Color” published by Chronicle Books."
Amy Shackelford, Modern Rebel
Amy is the CEO and Founder of Modern Rebel, an alternative event planning co. with a feminist twist that gives back in NYC, Austin, D.C. and Los Angeles [opening Winter 2018]. She's a middle child hailing from Orlando, Florida with a knack for disruptive leadership and a love for community engagement. She is a curious thinker and has been known to follow up whys with why-nots. She is fiercely committed to feminist causes, chocolate chips, and creating beautiful events that will make you pause even in a big city like New York. When she's not planning and designing the coolest parties around or bringing the feminist revolution to the wedding world, you will find her traveling, testing a new recipe, or dancing like a fool to Shania Twain.
Kris Mae, Photographer
Megan Giller, Chocolate Noise
Megan Giller is the author of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution, which has been featured on Bon Appetit, Saveur, and Eater, among other places. She writes for Slate, Food & Wine, and Fortune, and her site Chocolate Noise was a 2016 Saveur Food Blog Award finalist. She also teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education, leads private chocolate tastings, and curates bespoke chocolate gifts across New York and the country.
Lauren Schaefer, Your Wedding by Lauren
With ten years of industry experience and at last count, over 1,200 events completed ranging from private dinners, concerts, conferences, academic lectures, funerals, graduation ceremonies, red carpet galas and of course, weddings, Lauren is the Month-Of Coordinating force behind the "by Lauren".
Lauren is a Tennessee native (Go Vols), Midwestern by choice (Go Hoosiers!) with a deep (deep) love for margaritas, karaoke, European adventures, the word “logistics”, Gloria Steinem, Dolly Parton and Bruce Springsteen.
HanaKyle Moranz, HanaKyle Holistics
HanaKyle Moranz is a Holistic Mentor, combining massage therapy, yoga, personal training, aromatherapy, and more to develop lifestyle strategies to meet her clients' goals, including strength, balance, and minimizing pain. She specializes in neurological conditions and knee injury rehabilitation. She also offers wellness services at events like weddings and conferences, because everyone needs to have less stress in their day!
Sharon Becker, SB Beauty
Born to a steady-handed surgeon and an award-winning embroiderer, hands-on expertise and creativity runs in her family. After graduating from NYU, Sharon spent eight years mastering the art of makeup at Bergdorf Goodman and Macy’s before launching SB Beauty.
As a former actor, she knows what it takes to look great in the spotlight, and several years in event planning taught her how to budget the scarcest, most precious resource: time.
From models to brides, Sharon takes a holistic approach to beauty—amplifying the most stunning features to achieve fresh, polished looks. Leading a team of experienced makeup artists and hairstylists, Sharon has created looks for New York Fashion Week and events in Vermont, Mexico, Jamaica, and even Necker Island.
Sasithon Pooviriyakul, Photographer
Sasithon Pooviriyakul is a documentary photographer whose passion lies in capturing the beauty of everyday life. Her work has led her around the world, from shooting a wedding in stormy Iceland, to documenting family life in the deserts of Somalia, to capturing the urban rhythm of her very own neighborhood.
Photographing weddings near or far always inspires a feeling of adventure and an element of surprise. Known for her candid and dynamic imagery, she is keen to travel anywhere on assignment and has photographed weddings in the United States, Central America, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Sasithon holds a degree in Communications and Photography from New York University. She currently resides between Manhattan and the Catskills.
Ashley Douglass, Ashley Douglass Events
Nikki Miller, Mae B. Films
Nikki Miller, is the Lead Storyteller & Filmmaker of “Mae B. Films,” a wedding film company that does more than just show up and press record; but rather captures the fascinating unique story of couples as they boldly journey into their "happily ever after." Nikki is an award winning filmmaker who’s been featured on blogs such as, Style Me Pretty, Catalyst Wed Co, 100 Layer Cake, and Aisle Perfect to name a few. Having majored in documentary filmmaking in undergrad, Nikki graduated from CUNY - Hunter College with a Bachelors of Art in Media Studies.
Chellise Michael, Photographer
Daniela VillaRamos, Once Upon a Vow
Daniela VillaRamos is a Love Storyteller and Wedding Officiant for adventurous non-traditional couples who want to kickstart their wedding with a kickass ceremony. Her mission is simple: spread love, laugh lots, and breathe heartfelt fun into wedding ceremonies one love story at a time! Crafted with the personal touch of a close friend, Daniela's ceremonies are full of heart, laughter, and happy tears.
She also has a soft spot for vows, of course, and that moment where couples realize they're marrying their favorite person ever! Head on over to www.onceuponavow.com to see why she believes she has the best job ever! You can also find her celebrating that real, everyday sorta love on Instagram, @onceuponavow.