Lilian did an absolutely incredible, amazing job capturing every detail of our wedding. There are so many stunning pictures, it was difficult to choose the ones for the album (which is rare). Working with her was a wonderful experience. She is extremely professional, thorough, and does whatever necessary to capture the perfect shot. Her passion for photography is unmistakable, and it really shows in the product she produced. The photographs of our wedding are of a quality, style and excellence that I truly have not seen before in other wedding photographs. They look like images seen in high-end magazines, not standard, familiar wedding photography. For our engagement shoot, Lilian suggested that my now-husband and I take a trip up to the Berkshires for her to photograph us in beautiful nature settings, and those photographs, in addition to the wedding photographs, are incredible. Separate from the actual photographs, the quality of her physical wedding album is unlike any I have seen before. It’s modern and gorgeous, with incredibly thick pages. I realize this review may seem over-the-top, but it’s 100% genuine, sincere and authentic. Needless to say, I would highly recommend Lilian as your wedding or event photographer.
I got married last June at the Metropolitan Club in NYC and researched over 40 photographers. I accidentally stumbled upon the Lilian’s work and right away could tell that we were a match. Lilian and I met a few days after and I was extremely impressed by her talent, work, creativity, and demeanor. You could tell she loves what she does and takes every job she takes to heart. I signed with Lilian right after I met with her and we scheduled an engagement shoot shortly thereafter. I wanted to use some of the photos for the save the date and wanted to do something original. Lilian went above and beyond helping me scout unique locations and even accommodated multiple outfit changes. During the engagement shoot, Lilian taught us how to pose and how to get comfortable in front of the camera. We started with some practice shots and refined them during the shoot. The pictures turned out amazing and till this day we try to remember Lilian’s advice when we take pictures. Fast forward a few months and it was time to plan for the wedding day. Lilian was so accommodating and organized, I felt like I was dealing with a close family member or friend versus a vendor. I got married at the Metropolitan Club in NYC and Lilian had photographed weddings there for many years, so she was very comfortable with the venue and knew all the right places to get the best “shots” with the best lighting. She went above and beyond to plan out the day-of logistics for photos and had a plan B in case we faced inclement weather and could not go to Central Park to take photos outdoors. Lilian gave clear directions during the day and managed my large bridal party and family without missing a beat. As part of our agreement, I explained that I wanted the whole day captured and Lilian took my ask quite literally. She did not miss a beat and captured everything from getting ready photos, candids, the park, the most creative detail shots, party moments and the most incredible sparkler send-off on 5th Avenue! I cannot thank Lilian enough for her hard work and professionalism on my wedding day and throughout the whole process, my whole family felt so comfortable working with her and times did not even realize there was a camera taking shots of us. I got the wedding photos a few short weeks after the wedding and was very impressed by the quality and quantity of photos. I decided to also work with Lilian and have her design wedding albums as a keepsake. Lilian helped me narrow down the photos and designed the most beautiful album. It is hard to believe that those are my wedding photos when the album quite literally looks more like a spread out of a luxury magazine. I absolutely loved working with Lilian and her team. I recommend her to all my friends and family and have already had the pleasure of seeing her again at a few weddings and look forward to hiring Lilian again for all future gatherings and photo shoots. Look no further than Lilian for wedding photography. You will not be disappointed!!
Lilian Haidar is an amazing photographer… or better put artist! The wedding photos we received from her were beyond our expectations. She is imaginative, passionate and caring with an eye for images that are outside of the “wedding industry” box. Photography is not a job for Lilian, it is her life, her passion. She puts her whole being into her work, and it shows. She also puts the camera “where the story is” by capturing both the subtle and the splendid. The images we received truly represent the emotion of the moment to moment reality of our union and the gathering in a way that was genuinely unexpected. We could not be happier!
“Lilian Haidar is a true artist! After hours spent researching a wedding photographer to capture my special day, I stumbled upon Lilian’s work and instantly fell in love. Furthermore, after working with Lilian, she simply surpassed all of my expectations. She is a very talented photographer and a great person to work with. Quirky and upbeat, Lilian quickly made everyone feel comfortable and gave guidance/tips to assure that we all looked our very best. I cannot begin to describe how amazing the results came out! The color, the attention to detail, and the emotions captured in Lilian’s photographs are incredible! Her work is not only beautiful but it is timeless, which is quite hard to find nowadays. I highly recommend Lilian to anyone looking for an amazing wedding photographer!”
“Lilian added so much fun and character to our wedding day! She truly an artist and her passion for her work is contagious. She will climb the highest ladder or fall over the sand to get the best shot of you. Her photography is airy, mystic and worthy of any magazine. She sees the world through a rare and beautiful lens of talent.”
“We just received our albums and LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Thank you so Much. They are really incredible. And the calendars are adorable! We are really happy. The layout, color of the book… everything! You are a brilliant artist.”
“We are still amazed when we look through our wedding album – she is truly talented! She captured the spirit of our wedding beautifully, every detail that she focused on tells a story. The emotions that were felt on that day were perfectly put into photograph form. Working with Lilian was an absolute pleasure. She is so much fun and made the grueling task of putting the album together fun and manageable. HIGHLY recommend her.”
“Lilian’s photos of our wedding are among our most treasured possessions. She captured one of the biggest days of our lives with an uncommon sensitivity that makes her worth her weight in gold. Our photographs have a cinematic quality that transcends the documentary style. They are beautiful, romantic, and match our wedding’s aesthetic. She completely understood our personalities. Like the best kind of documentary films she takes real life and transforms it into a compelling and beautiful narrative.”
“If you want the best photographer who will take the time to understand your unique relationship and capture your wedding in the most beautiful, creative way then you must work with Lilian. Dominic & I felt that our photos reflect our love, our personality and captured moments we shared in the most stunning way. We knew she was great, but she exceeded our expectations – and this comes from two very creative, ‘picky’ people with really discerning tastes – she is amazing!!!! We Love You Lilian.”
“Lilian is a truly remarkable photographer. She photographed our destination wedding in the Caribbean and we were incredibly pleased with Lilian’s professionalism and talent. Our photos are absolutely incredible-they are far from the traditional wedding posed photos and really capture the essence of the moment in a stunning artistic manner. Lilian covered our wedding weekend for four full days and really felt like a part of our family by the end. She gives wonderful direction and is incredibly helpful, constantly giving 110%. Because of this, we would highly recommend Lilian Haidar Photography to any couple seeking beautiful authentic photos that capture every subtle moment of a wedding!”
“I loved working with Lilian. Her vision is excellent- you’ll receive a wonderful mix of classic, dreamlike wedding images with a bit of a fresh, contemporary documentary feel. Her command of her instruments is impressive, and her assistants very capable. She knew how to make my husband and I laugh and feel relaxed. She was always professional. She takes her time – and the end result is so worth it. Because of this, our photos turned out perfectly. I have received nothing but praise from awestruck family members and friends. We can’t recommend Lilian highly enough. Her photographs are incredible and have provided us with the perfect memento of our wedding. She is efficient and direct to ensure she gets the best possible shots, but also has a great sense of humor. We are so pleased that Lilian captured the essence of our special day so beautifully.”
“Lilian is wondeful, talented and incredible. Her photography is gorgeous and are works of art. She had the photos developed and ready for pick up by the time I was back from my honeymoon. The quality of the color and b/w prints is perfect. I also purchased a few albums and they are also unique and very high quality. They sit on our coffee table. Lilian is very passionate about her work and takes it seriously. You can ask Lilian how much time she spent with me and Paul! I get so many compliments on our photos and album… I LOVE Lilian.”
“We were so blown away by Lilian’s work! Lilian brought an artistic beauty to our wedding that transcended the typical wedding photography. Furthermore, we were extremely impressed by her dedication to our wedding. Lilian is a pleasure to work with and she made our photography experience extremely easy. Outside of her artistic talent, she ensured a great execution of all of the events including and leading up to our wedding from scouting locations for our engagement shoot (the photos were unbelievable) to capturing every single shot we had identified as important on our wedding day. After seeing our photos, a dozen or so of our friends have since requested Lilian as their wedding photographer, yet all of our pictures are so different. This speaks to Lilian’s creative genius. We look forward to using her again for other momentous life occasions. In conclusion, we are forever grateful.”
“Lilian was the best decision we made in planning our wedding. If you want an artist to document your special day – and not merely a contracting photographer – you simply can’t do better. Lilian approaches projects with care, consideration, humor, and obvious creativity. Over the course of your project – from initial meeting through engagement shot to the big day – you will find yourself gaining not just an endless array of wonderful photos, but also a friend and a support to get you through the often-stressful process of planning a wedding.”
“We are so happy we found Lilian to capture our wedding day and many days thereafter! She is a true gem and her beautiful style of shooting fit our criteria perfectly! She has a great artistic presence, seeking out the best location, lighting, and style. Furthermore she is genuinely invested in your day and photos and cares about the people she works with. Most of all, she is an amazing person to work with and to have with you on such an important day! We could not be happier with our choice and recommend her unequivocally!”
Lilian Haidar is a New York-based wedding photographer who also works in California and Boston. Due to her varied interests, she is also a filmmaker. Sharp intuition, incredible skill and raw talent are her tools. Furthermore, she has been published in Martha Stewart Living, Elegant Bride. Not only those but also The Knot, The Miami Herald. In addition, she’s also been published in The New York Times, ArtForum, and Time Magazine as well as many others. Because of this experience, her work has been displayed in art shows.
Most noteworthy, she’s been published in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Firstly, during her film studies at NYU, Lilian expanded her work to include still photography and wedding photography. As a result, over the years she has emerged as a skilled wizard of the camera. What an artist. Finally, she can navigate your creative demands with ease.
Furthermore, as a wedding photographer, she brings a sensibility to her work. For private clients as well. In addition, she understands what it means to capture beautiful moments. Because of this, she captures moments in ways that convey a sense of place and narrative. Some couples want to do more than record their wedding. Because of this, Lilian offers the service of a visual story teller. She is always seeking out the thread that holds images together. In conclusion, it is the soul of her work that keeps those memories alive.
Meet Lilian. First of all, her work is simply stunning. Rather, her photos are excellent. Finally, she has great poise and charisma.
During her studies, she managed to learn many things. Her best skills are behind the camera. Secondly, she has won many awards. Third, she won Bride’s Choice Photographer. She won others as well. Due to this, she is very professional.
As a wedding photographer, she is often asked to work at destination weddings. What’s more, she would love to help you with wedding plans. In conclusion, won’t you give Lilian a try? You won’t regret it. Simply put, she is the best there is.
“What lush photos! Because of this, these will capture the moments of your wedding or special events. No doubt of that. More amazingly, she offers an intimate glimpse at the before, during and after of wedding interactions. Even more so, her style is up close and personal. But never invasive.”
-Meryl C (for Yelp)
“We just received our albums and love them! Thank you so Much. They are really incredible. Furthermore the calendars are adorable! We are really happy. The layout, color of the book… everything! In conclusion you are a brilliant artist. ”
-Noelle and Dick Wolf (Producer of Law & Order)
“Lilian Haidar is wondeful, talented, incredible. Wow. Her photographs are works of art. Furthermore, she had the photos developed. I picked them up by the time I was back from my honeymoon. And guess what? The quality of the color prints is perfect. I also purchased a few albums. They are unique and very high quality. As a result, they sit on our coffee table. Her proofs are a standard size. Therefore, this allows you to create your own albums. Lilian Haidar is very passionate about her work and takes it seriously. You can ask Lilian how much time she spent with me and Paul! Lastly, I get so many compliments on our photos… In conclusion, I love Lilian Haidar. ”