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.
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 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.
I've been taking photos since I was old enough to hold a camera. My love for Photography & Filmmaking, lead me to Hollywood. In Los Angeles, I polished my moviemaking skills while working on photo collections and short films. I've developed projects for Donnie Brasco producer Lou DiGiaimo, Batman producer Larry Franco, Constantine Films, Electric Entertainment, A-list Directors & Actors.
Wedding Photography allows me to put my Photography & Directing skills into action every weekend. 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'm constantly on the look out for the special moments that allow us to tell a story 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 crosses a subjects face 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, weddings are a right of passage that should be captured by someone who truly loves what they do.
I'm also lucky to be able to work beside the other love of my life, my wife Danielle, doing what we love.
DANIELLE: I have the best job in the world. I get to work with awesome people on the happiest day of their lives, documenting their most intimate moments and capturing some of the biggest grins and most passionate kisses they will ever experience. 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. I’m also a former athlete – All State in tennis and an all-star soccer player – so I have the skills to run and get the shots that you need ☺
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 pursue my artistic passions and transferred to NYU. While getting a degree in advertising and marketing I took my share of filmmaking and photography classes.
I was working for a web based start up, when I crossed paths with David. Our love for each other, photography and filmmaking birthed Dideo Films Photography. Still a newlywed myself, I can see a wedding day from both sides. Each wedding is a unique experience and I approach it as such. I set out to document your day as it happens in a fun and beautiful way, capturing great moments, those small details and the emotion of the day along the way...I love what I do and it shows in my work.
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.
CHRIS: A teacher of Photography & Filmmaking, Chris sharpened his style on the Colorado Rapids. Trained to shoot in shifting and changing environments, Chris can handle any situation.
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.
SHRIF: A mainstay on the Tri-state area wedding scene, Shrif mixes Documentary and Feature Film styles to create stunning wedding footage
JEREMY: A gifted commercial, fine art and street photographer, Jeremy photographs weddings on the weekends. Mixing old and new styles, Jeremy shoots in both film and digital, creating a unique hybrid style.
SONNY: Introduced to Photography while working as a designer, Sonny is also a Fine Art retoucher. Mixing Fine Art and photojournalistic styles, Sonny is a go-to photographer in the NYC event scene. Shooting a select number of Weddings a year allows Sonny to tie together all his skills to create unique Photography collections.
LASHA: A veteran of the tri-state area cinematography scene, Lasha mixes documentary style with Hollywood stabilizer effects to create classic images.
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.