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Andy Marcus has been in the business of photographing weddings for over 40 years. He has steadily built up his reputation as the photographer to use in the New York area.
As the president of Fred Marcus Studio, Andy has established a clientele comprised of the most prominent families and business leaders in the country. Their strong loyalty, that spans generations, is derived from an ethic of non-compromising quality and customized service. Andy’s company has built a reputation for quality that has brought the highest end clients in the New York area to their door. Andy combines the best of great posed photography and very exciting photojournalism to give his clients the most unique, thorough wedding coverage in the country today. While quality should remain consistent, no two wedding albums should ever look exactly the same. To this end he has kept his staff small and accepted only weddings that he can handle with his own photographic “family”.
Andy’s son, Brian, is now the third generation in the business and creating a strong name for himself.
Andy, his son Brian and his associate photographers photograph between 250 and 300 events a year. They have traveled to Switzerland, Mexico, France, Italy and England as well as most of the Caribbean to photograph parties. They are the preferred recommended photographers at most of New York’s five star hotels.
Marcus has photographed the weddings of Eddie Murphy, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump. Kelsey Grammer, Mary Tyler Moore, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips, as well as the daughter of Mario Cuomo, former Governor of New York State.
How did you get started in the business? Who helped/guided/mentored you?
“My dad started the business and I was his assistant at the age of 13. I learned and was mentored by my father and learned much from other photographers in our business such as Michael Taylor whose work is amazing.”
“I draw inspiration from photographers that know how to tell a story about the day of the wedding and are consistent in the work that they do.”
After Darks Attended: 1 (attendee)
- Canon Shooter
- Hasselblad Shooter
- Travel Sessions
Majority of Business:
- Children and Families
- Mostly OCF
- Strobes to Natural Light
Top 5 Skills:
- Lighting OCF
- Portrait – Children