Weddings are our muse. They inspire every image we create. By combining our Photography & Filmmaking backgrounds with an eye for cinematic storytelling, we capture classic images that you will cherish for a lifetime. Please CLICK to PLAY the video below or scroll down to learn more about us:
We're a family owned and operated business of third generation photographers, filmmakers and artists who seamlessly work together to ensure timeless Wedding Photography & Film collections. We approach weddings with a fresh perspective and distinctive style, blending Fine Art, Portrait and Photojournalistic images with storytelling to create Wedding Photography & Film collections that are as unique as the couples we craft them for. - Danielle & David Coplan Schneider
DAVID: I was taught photography from a young age by my grandfather, Maxwell Frederic Coplan. My grandfather photographed everyone from Bob Dylan to Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe. His photography was featured on the covers and pages of every major publication of his day. I learned from my grandfather that there is a magical moment in every photo shoot, you just need to be prepared to capture it. It may sound crazy, but sometimes when I'm shooting, I can almost hear my grandfather guiding me to those magical moments.
My love for Photography & Filmmaking lead me to Los Angeles, after studying at UCLA I developed projects for Donnie Brasco producer Lou DiGiaimo, Batman producer Larry Franco, Constantine Films and Electric Entertainment. Freelance Photography & Cinematography work lead me back to New York where I met Danielle. After working on a chaotic Hip Hop shoot, Danielle & I decided to test our skills at a wedding.
5 years and 400 Weddings later, I'm blessed to be able to work with my awesome Bride, Danielle. Weddings allows me to put my skills into action every weekend. I love being able to shoot in Fine Art, Portrait & Photo-journalistic styles all in the same shoot. No matter how big or small the project. I’m always inspired by the Brides, Grooms and families I get the pleasure to work with every weekend. I love storytelling through my camera, I'm always on the look out for the special and compelling moments that tell the story of the day in a way that is not only professionally crafted but reflects the personality and style of the people we photograph.
Whether I'm getting a shot from a distinct angle, capturing the way the light highlights the couple's features or just being in the right place at the right time, I love how weddings allow me to capture so many priceless moments in one day.
From the butterflies of prep, to the anticipation and exhilaration of the ceremony, to the pure joy of the celebration of the reception, weddings are a right of passage that should be captured by someone who truly loves what they do.
DANIELLE: I have the best job in the world. I get to work with awesome people on the happiest day of their lives. My style is modern, candid and fun. My approach is fresh, unobtrusive and easygoing. As an artist and pianist I’ve been creating since I was old enough to talk.
On the business side of things, I’m usually the person you’re emailing with. I started my college years at Cornell for business, but decided to follow my artistic passions and transferred to NYU, so I could combine my interests in business with my love for Photography & Cinematography.
I was working for a website, when I crossed paths with David. Our love for each other, photography & filmmaking birthed Dideo Films Photography. Still a newlywed myself, I can see a wedding day from both sides, which gives me a great feel for the wedding day timeline. I work behind the scenes, to help create a fun and beautiful day, capturing great moments, those small details and all the emotions along the way.
VLAD: Shooting in a creative mix of editorial, fine art and photojournalistic styles, Vlad is always smiling. A true storyteller, Vlad is great at capturing the gamut of emotions that encompass the wedding day. He often works with 20-something son (who doubles as a lighting assistant and 2nd Photographer).
DAN: A wedding photographer for over twenty years. Dan has shot over 900 weddings and a nice mix of Rockstars and Celebs. With a personality that puts any Bridal party at ease, Dan has a true love for capturing weddings.
EDISON: A visual artist first and foremost. Edison is both a photographer & cinematographer. A fan of telephoto lenses, Edison works in an unobtrusive style. He prides himself on hard work and creating classic images.
SHRIF: A mainstay on the Tri-state area wedding scene, Shrif mixes Documentary and Feature Film styles to create stunning wedding footage
MICHAEL: A wizard with a Steadicam, when Michael is not shooting Cinematic Weddings, he can be found working on music videos, Indie Films and Corporate projects.
LASHA: A veteran of the tri-state area cinematography scene, Lasha mixes documentary style with Hollywood stabilizer effects to create classic images.
SONNY: Introduced to Photography while working as a designer, Sonny mixes Fine Art and photojournalistic styles, Sonny shoots a select number of Weddings a year.
JORDAN: Filmmaker and Violinist, Jordan's mixes indie-film touches and fluid glidecam precision when covering events. Often doubling as filmmaker and lighting assistant, Jordan is a unique asset at every shoot.