Emotions and the spontaneous ways they arise

make for amazing pictures.


Every wedding photographer

who truly loves the work

loves capturing you

and your people

expressing yourselves.


Every wedding reflects its bride's and groom's individuality and choices

coming together in a once-in-a-life-time experience, too.


I can't wait to meet you and learn about your love story and wedding choices.


I work with amazing couples in New York, New England, and beyond.


If you like my style,

and the idea

of having a photographer

with a sweet and spicy
sense of humor,
we should get started.


There is more to a boudoir session than meets the eye.


What makes the images beautiful is your belief in yourself.


Like most things in life

that are worth a damn,

it's not the easiest

or most comfortable choice.


But when you see the pictures, the blend of your confidence and sensuality

is empowering

and rewarding.


Curious about a boudoir session? Let's talk.


about Adam

I usually start my day around 4am. So yeah, I'll be early to your wedding, in New York City, the Hudson Valley, Cape Cod or beyond.


One of my mottos is, To have and not need is better than to need and not have. Believing in this idea sometimes means I bring enough gear to shoot a feature film when I'm headed out for brunch with my family. Hey, we all have a thing.


Heaven for me is playing frisbee with my son, knee-deep in the ocean during a dry Summer day, or hiking during peak foliage in the Fall. Spring... what's more invigorating than those first traces of warmth? And I always take at least one photowalk during a snowstorm in the Winter.


I'm essentially the opposite of a dark, brooding and maniacally power-lusting person. That said, I've played Macbeth, so I remember what it's like being those things.


Some favorite movie scenes: the moment in A Room With a View when the young man declares his creed; "that" moment in Alien; Emma Thompson losing it at the end of Sense and Sensibility kills me every time; "Give me Free!" in Amistad. I could go on and on. Let me know one or two of yours when you contact me!

about me

I’m not a fan of “about me” notes that read like marketing copy.


“When I’m not climbing mountains, racing my son at the beach, or making pinpoint accurate behind-the-back frisbee passes,
I’m gazing beyond the horizon and contemplating cosmic serendipity, romantic love, and my photographic aesthetics while sipping bespoke beer and humming postmodern jukebox melodies.”

That’s not me.


Maybe the most interesting things “about me” are those things that seem to other people to be paradoxes. Things like being a ferocious competitor, but also a genuinely good sport. Like loving with equal passion the movies A Room With a View and Blade Runner.
Like being a rugged individualist who loves feel-good community projects. Like approaching my work relentlessly but also with a relaxed, upbeat attitude. Uh oh… this is starting to sound like bullshit. It isn’t, but…


I’ll be honest with you. Weddings are hard work. Sometimes the soreness subsides by sunset on Sunday. Sometimes.


The gear is heavy. The tempo is often unreal. There’s always a curveball with the lighting.


I actually like these things (except for the gear weight), they keep me on my toes, challenge me creatively.


The payoff, the naked beauty of the human spirit that weddings make possible. I get this feeling when I’m with my family, dancing to Lego Movie music, uplifting, inspiring.


Everybody drives everybody crazy. Ask my son and he’ll tell you that he enjoys driving me crazy. It’s true.


When I think about people driving each other crazy enough to celebrate their mutual insanity,

I close my eyes and feel in my mind the epic smoothness of my camera’s shutter button.

what's the next step?

We talk. Please feel free to call me right now, if you'd like.
You may reach me at nine-one-seven, eight-three-four, eight-one-six-nine.

If I'm busy when you call, I promise I'll get back to you soon if you leave me a message.


The advantage of filling out my contact form and scheduling a time to talk?
We'll have a more productive conversation when we speak.


Talking and listening for the first time is an important step in any human relationship.

It's the first time we have a chance to get to know each other and sense if we're a good match personality-wise.

Nota Bene: You should only hire a photographer you like as a human being.


If we click, then we'll talk about your elopement plans or your wedding day or your boudoir session ideas
and within a day or so (maybe longer during the high season for weddings) I'll have a highly personalized estimate for you.


And we'll take it from there!

starting at $900We love City Hall weddings
and intimate ceremonies
Coverage begins at 3 hours
starting at $4500Full day coverage
Two photographers
Archival Photo Album
High Resolution Images on USB
starting at $400Botanic Garden, Date in the City,
Sculpture Park
Coverage begins at 1.5 hours
starting at $11003 hour session, multiple looks
20 page archival-quality photo book

Carolyn + Adam

Adam's photos captured the emotions we felt:
happiness, connectedness to our

family and friends, confidence, pride, excitement, seriousness, and gratitude, to name a few.

Adam helped to capture all of the big and little moments from that day, so that we could come

away with an almost play-by-play documentation of our wedding. Adam took beautifully posed photos as well as candids, and that provided a thoughtful balance to the work. We appreciate the creativity of many of the shots, particularly the feeling of movement created. Adam's got a great sense of humor and clearly loves working with couples, families and children.

We appreciate how he touched our lives on this important day.

a little about you


Adam W. Cohen Photography

Serving New York, New England and Beyond

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