About Us

Our photographers

Shane Carpenter

Shane Carpenter

In addition to his work blending photojournalism and fine art, Shane finds inspiration in travel, music, and food (growing and preparing as well as eating).

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Jacqueline Schlossman

Jacqueline Schlossman

Jacqueline grew up roaming the beaches of San Diego, then migrated to New York to join its vast community of artistic creators.

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Edward Winter

Edward Winter

Drawn to compelling stories, Eddie has cultivated an unobtrusive, dynamic approach to portraiture and narrative.

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Kate Still

Our studio manager

Kate Still

Born in the Hudson Valley, Kate has had a love affair working within New York’s fashion and wedding/event industries. An accomplished stylist, she has supported many private clients and top executives of luxury brands. She is driven on detail, relationships, and also draws on extensive experience as an event manager, coordinating weddings and events here in NYC. Clients can rely on this perfect blend of experiences to shape how photo documentation will best fit into their day.

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What are your rates?

We approach wedding photography pricing a bit differently. As opposed to the typical multi-tiered packages, we build in everything you need, up front. Key inclusions are full-resolution, post-produced images returned to you for no additional fees, a second photographer, as well as a generous credit towards albums and prints which you decide how to use. You'll be able to freely share your photos and we can help guide you towards the right products to best showcase your images. All of this can be customized to best suit your needs. Please contact us for rates and availability specific to your date and location.

How would you describe your style of photography?

We employ photojournalism, environmental portraiture, fashion, and editorial details in a way that, in total, create a sophisticated story of your wedding day. It's a many-layered portrait of your family - past, present, and future - made manifest through the power of photography. Our roots are in the darkroom and we approach the post production of your images with the same creativity and standards. Our images articulate your story with clean color and classic black and whites that outlast passing trends.

Where has Readyluck been published?

Our photos and projects have appeared in print and online at Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Brides Magazine, Refinery29, Buzzfeed, TIME Magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. We're regularly featured at Style Me Pretty and 100 Layer Cake, among other creative blogs, and were awarded as one of Rangefinder Magazine's 30 Rising Stars in Wedding Photography.

How do I decide on which one of you to commission?

Browse our galleries, send us an email, give us a call and set up a meeting. We can also video conference with you as necessary. We'd love to show you more of our work and learn more about your day. One of us may make more sense to you for a number of reasons. But first make sure the photographer you've fallen in love with is available on your date! If you can't decide, we offer coverage with two Readyluck principal photographers at a 10% discount of our combined rates. In this instance, the images you receive will be incredibly comprehensive.

What other photography work do you do?

We are a diverse team, though similar in our curiosity for things outside of the familiar. We are adventurers, informed by history, and inspired by our families and friends. We are fans of the arts and music, travel and food. We've all lived in different countries at one point or another, and a good part of our repertoire stems from that experience. In addition to the wedding world, our published images and projects have appeared in TIME magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and a variety of superb blogs and websites. We've also had images featured on NBC's Daily Connection, and a really strange, but totally rad public access show.

Do you work with a second photographer or an assistant?

Yes. Our wedding day coverage includes a second photographer so that we can document moments that happen simultaneously and further enhance the collection of photos that you receive. At times we'll include an additional assistant to help with making the day run even smoother.

How do I reserve my date and how does payment work?

We ask for a 50% deposit, payable by check or credit card, to reserve your date with your chosen photographer. We can also schedule automated payments if that works best for you. The remaining 50% is due by check or credit card prior to or on the date of your wedding.

When will I get to see my photos and what do I get?

Depending on what time of the year you get married, we spend about six to eight weeks after the wedding meticulously editing and enhancing your photos. Your initial introduction will be your customized website where you'll have the ability to select which images you'd like to share with friends and family. We deliver all of the full resolution, post-produced, un-watermarked images to you shortly after your website is released. You have exclusive personal reprint rights. The amount of photos you recieve greatly depends on the variables of the day, and the amount of time spent photographing. On average, it's between 700 and 1000 images.

We all shoot with two cameras, as do our second photographers. Back-up to our back-up.

Insurance: We're covered for up to $2 million liability.

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A Beer-Centric Boho Wedding at Radegast in Williamsburg

A Beer-Centric Boho Wedding at Radegast in Williamsburg

Embracing their love of beer, Amanda (30 and a makeup artist) and Charlie (33 and a cinematographer) threw a low-key, intimate wedding celebration at Radegast in Brooklyn, New York.

— The Knot

An Indoor-Outdoor Garden Party at the Foundry

An Indoor-Outdoor Garden Party at the Foundry

See Emily and Eric's indoor-outdoor garden party (with cultural touches!) at the Foundry in Long Island City. It's safe to say that Readyluck captured their dream day to perfection!

— Brides

Erica + Michael’s print feature in The Knot!

Erica + Michael’s print feature in The Knot!

Erica and Mike channelled old-world glamour to plan a wedding that was equal parts intimate and refined.

— The Knot

Katherine + Eric

Katherine + Eric

Saltwater Farm Vineyard was the only venue we toured and we immediately knew it was the perfect casual but elegant setting for our special day.

— KF

Bohemian Elegance for a Brooklyn Wedding

Bohemian Elegance for a Brooklyn Wedding

When the Bride's dress is named the "Cleopatra", you know she is going to look unique, strong, and beautiful.

— Style Me Pretty

The 21 Most Stunning Wedding Venues in NYC

The 21 Most Stunning Wedding Venues in NYC

It’s your day, but you will have to share the spotlight with one other gal—Lady Liberty—at this Red Hook gem. Along with sweeping waterfront views

— Pure Wow

Amy & Geoff Featured!

Amy & Geoff Featured!

“I had seen it all when it came to wedding dresses and had heard a lot of great advice on choosing the right dress for your body and for the venue.”

— Amy B.

This Colorful Seaside Wedding will 100% Spark Your Summer Nostalgia

This Colorful Seaside Wedding will 100% Spark Your Summer Nostalgia

Winter Schminter, this celebration embodies sunny beach days and childhood carnivals but with a beautiful, peony-filled twist.

— Style Me Pretty

Nicole + Davey in La Jolla!

Nicole + Davey in La Jolla!

Nicole and Davey are a delightful couple that made their union official in La Jolla, California.

— Ruffled

Beautiful Spring Wedding Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay

Beautiful Spring Wedding Overlooking the Chesapeake Bay

So excited to see this lovely St. Michael's, Maryland wedding featured on The Knot. Lucy and John's wedding was elegant and playful. Pineapple Productions did an outstanding job from...

— Brides

Meghan & James Featured!

Meghan & James Featured!

This romantic, moody, and elegant wedding at Rosecliff Mansion is classic Newport, Rhode Island at it's finest!

— Carats & Cake

Mena + Bobby: Print!

Mena + Bobby: Print!

We couldn't be more thrilled to see Mena and Bobby's wedding as the lead feature in Baltmore Bride Magazine. Congrats you two!

— EJW

An Elegant Waterfront Wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate

An Elegant Waterfront Wedding at Cedar Lakes Estate

Amy Bonezzi and Geoff Buteau celebrated their newlywed status at Cedar Lakes Estate, a rustic property cloistered in the woods of the Hudson River Valley.

— The Knot

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT: LIZ + SEAN

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT: LIZ + SEAN

Bold street murals in South Williamsburg + a charming, charismatic couple with deep chemistry = the perfect ingredients for an ideal engagement shoot!

— Brooklyn Bride

Holly and Rick Featured!

Holly and Rick Featured!

To commemorate our separate journeys and the adventures that brought Rick and I together, we sprinkled photos of us traveling with friends and family...

— Holly

Mal + Blake

Mal + Blake

Mallory and Blake’s day at The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture was filled with all kinds of love and luck, including a nice wet drizzle!

— Carats and Cake

Woodsy + Romantic Wedding at Bedford Post Inn

Woodsy + Romantic Wedding at Bedford Post Inn

Carissa and Daniel's wedding is the perfect blend of the rustic chic and girly glamour. Marrying the magnificence of the outdoors with elegant indoor details, it's moments like this that'll...

— Style Me Pretty

Therese & Raphael’s Iconic Manhattan Wedding

Therese & Raphael’s Iconic Manhattan Wedding

From The Upper East Side to Central Park & all the way downtown to The Lafayette, this intimate wedding has all the...

— Carats & Cake

Carissa + Daniel Featured!

Carissa + Daniel Featured!

Marrying the magnificence of the outdoors with elegant indoor details, it's moments like this that'll steal your wedding loving heart.

— Carats and Cake

Mike + Ken at City Winery

Mike + Ken at City Winery

Something that we kept coming back to guide our decisions throughout the planning process was to focus on what will contribute to having fun that evening and create great memories for the future.

— H&H Weddings

REAL WEDDING: JEN + CHRIS

REAL WEDDING: JEN + CHRIS

July 4th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! Waterfront fireworks anyone?

— Brooklyn Bride

Jen + Braden Featured in Carats & Cake!

Jen + Braden Featured in Carats & Cake!

One look at the Evergreen Museum And Library and it's easy to see why this beautiful bride + groom had only one venue on their list...

— Carats and Cake

A DIY Brooklyn Wedding Guaranteed to Make You Smile

A DIY Brooklyn Wedding Guaranteed to Make You Smile

If you're dreaming of a wedding full of that quintessential Brooklyn charm, there's no place quite like 501 Union, and no one to capture it quite like Readyluck.

— Style Me Pretty

Heather + Philip’s Garden Style West Village Wedding

Heather + Philip’s Garden Style West Village Wedding

Overflowing with mimosas and merriment, this brunching pair planned the ultimate daytime ceremony. Complete with cocktails and a church ceremony, it's a take on tradition that proves to be truly romantic

— Style Me Pretty

Yelan + Matt in St. Lucia

Yelan + Matt in St. Lucia

"We take a big trip every year, and knew we wanted to get married abroad," says Yelan. "We talked to other friends who've had destination weddings, and St. Lucia came so highly recommended."

— BRIDES

Rustic + Refined Multi-Cultural Fall Wedding

Rustic + Refined Multi-Cultural Fall Wedding

Close your eyes and imagine standing on a wooded path on a warm fall day with a canopy of golden leaves overhead. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, for this Bride and Groom...

— Style Me Pretty

An Elegant, Rustic Wedding at a Private Residence in Annapolis, Maryland

An Elegant, Rustic Wedding at a Private Residence in Annapolis, Maryland

The on-site barn inspired the rustic theme with an elegant style, combining wooden accents with lovely colors of pink, orange and blue. Most important...

— The Knot

Jen + Chris’ Greenpoint, BKLYN Wedding Featured in The Knot!

Jen + Chris’ Greenpoint, BKLYN Wedding Featured in The Knot!

A Hip, Vintage Americana Wedding at TBD Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York

— The Knot

Al Fresco Summer Wedding at Tyler Arboretum

Al Fresco Summer Wedding at Tyler Arboretum

Family and friends all played a part in this rustic and romantic summer celebration from the officiant and crafted invitations to the homebrewed beer and candles atop the tables...

— Style Me Pretty

Marina + Ian Featured in Carats and Cake!

Marina + Ian Featured in Carats and Cake!

Such a glorious wedding filled with light and love in Old Westbury, NY. Congrats Marina + Ian!

— Carats & Cake

Nilam + Rick: Featured in Brides!

Nilam + Rick: Featured in Brides!

he ceremony began with a Bharaat, where the groom's family and friends enter the ceremony with dancing and music.

— Brides

Romantic Evergreen Museum And Library Wedding

Romantic Evergreen Museum And Library Wedding

One look at the Evergreen Museum And Library and it's easy to see why this beautiful bride + groom had only one venue on their list - it's breathtaking.

— Style Me Pretty

Nicole + Dave

Nicole + Dave

Photo Editor, Nicole Williams Intimate New York City Wedding with a Dreamy Purple and Burgundy Color Palette.

— BRIDES

Rustic + Romantic Connecticut Vineyard Wedding

Rustic + Romantic Connecticut Vineyard Wedding

Every element of this summer celebration shines on its own but put it all together, and well, pop on those sunglasses on my friends because this bash is bright!

— Style Me Pretty

Real Wedding: Monica + David

Real Wedding: Monica + David

Lucky Chops, our bangin’ brass band blew the roof off with their rendition of Dr. Dre’s Next Episode as David made his entrance down the aisle.

— Brooklyn Bride

Amanda + Kevin Featured in Brooklyn Bride!

Amanda + Kevin Featured in Brooklyn Bride!

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT: AMANDA + KEVIN

— Brooklyn Bride

Ayisha + David’s Elegant Yale Club Affair

Ayisha + David’s Elegant Yale Club Affair

'The couple wed at The Yale Club in what the bride describes as a classic, elegant and romantic affair.

— Twirl

Gary + Charles and their Brooklyn themed wedding

Gary + Charles and their Brooklyn themed wedding

These cheerful and loving guys threw a beautiful, Brooklyn themed celebration for their big day!

— H&H Weddings

Vintage Inspired Brooklyn Wedding at 501 Union

Vintage Inspired Brooklyn Wedding at 501 Union

Take a crazy cool locale like 501 Union and add in a fab team of vendors (I'm looking at you, READYLUCK), plus a stunning duo that knows a thing or two about saying "I do" in style...

— Style Me Pretty

Jill + Haddon featured in Carats and Cake!

Jill + Haddon featured in Carats and Cake!

Black tie elegance and warm sunshine in Palm Beach, Florida.

— Carats and Cake

Hello Palm Beach!

Hello Palm Beach!

They Wanted a Black-Tie Dinner in a Stunning Venue — and That's Exactly What This Couple Got! Jill and Haddon went through a few rounds of wedding ideas, ranging from eloping to Greece to...

— Brides

Ellie + Michael

Ellie + Michael

While many couples return to their hometown for their wedding day, Ellie and Michael decided they would wed where they live now, in New York City.

— Twirl

Marcy + RJ Eloped on the Brooklyn Bridge!

Marcy + RJ Eloped on the Brooklyn Bridge!

Tying the knot has always signified the joining of two as one. But for Marcy and R.J., their wedding was so much more than that.

— Refinery 29

Alison + Jason Featured in Carats and Cake!

Alison + Jason Featured in Carats and Cake!

When I saw you I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew.

— Carats and Cake

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT: AMY + GEOFF

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT: AMY + GEOFF

Amy and Geoff spent a sunny fall afternoon strolling around their Williamsburg neighborhood with their charming Frenchie: Atticus.

— Brooklyn Bride

Alison + Jason

Alison + Jason

The vintage look of their venue, their African Safari honeymoon, and their careers were all influential in creating an event that was chic, fun, personal and embraced the winter season.

— Twirl

Erin + Becky featured on H&H Weddings

Erin + Becky featured on H&H Weddings

Erin + Becky featured! Intimate fêtes with friends and family can make for the most meaningful day! With Readyluck capturing all of it, you know you're in for...

— H & H Weddings

Christina + Daniel featured in Brooklyn Bride!

Christina + Daniel featured in Brooklyn Bride!

ENGAGEMENT SHOOT: CHRISTINA + DANIEL

— Brooklyn Bride

Keith + Brook Celebrate Their Love in Washington DC!

Keith + Brook Celebrate Their Love in Washington DC!

We began the day at the White House Bowling Alley where we photographed Keith and Brook bowling amongst photographs of presidents.

— H&H Weddings

Carly + Jason Celebrate with Vivid Colors!

Carly + Jason Celebrate with Vivid Colors!

We love bright colors and badass outfits so we also prompted our guests to wear vibrant colors and metallics. When the day arrived everyone really brought their A-game and looked amazing...

— Rock N Roll Bride

Emily + Nicole Featured on Style Me Pretty

Emily + Nicole Featured on Style Me Pretty

This Hudson Valley wedding is sweet sophistication. It's a wedding where family, friends, good food, and true love take center stage.

— Style Me Pretty

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Destination weddings

We love to travel

We love to travel. We're based in New York and Baltimore, but we've worked in places as far flung as Indonesia, Africa, France, Spain, The Caribbean, Mexico, and from Coast to Coast of this beautiful country. Travel is included for events from New York to Northern Virginia, and we can custom quote for the cost of travel to wherever your pronouncements of love bring you. Sometimes, when we're planning to be in a location already, you can save on travel costs, too.

Destination weddings

We love to travel

We love to travel. We're based in New York and Baltimore, but we've worked in places as far flung as Indonesia, Africa, France, Spain, The Caribbean, Mexico, and from Coast to Coast of this beautiful country. Travel is included for events from New York to Northern Virginia, and we can custom quote for the cost of travel to wherever your pronouncements of love bring you. Sometimes, when we're planning to be in a location already, you can save on travel costs, too.

Yelan + Matt — St. Lucia

Erica + Shane — Palm Beach

Leah + Devon — Dingle

Leah + Kevin — Boston

Nicole + Davey — La Jolla

Violet + Ravi — Chennai

Marita + Josep Maria — Barcelona

Liensa + Guy — Napa

Aira + Alex — Cuernavaca

Meghan + James — Newport

Anastasia + Garth — Cape Cod

Georgianna + Harry — Wilmot

Jill + Haddon — Palm Beach

Keith + Brook — Washington DC

Agatha + Alex — Sonoma

Katie + Tristan — Catskill

Tracie + Brian — Silverado

Jordan + Cecilia — Booth Bay Harbor

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