Marie Labbancz is an award winning fine art wedding photojournalist based near Princeton, NJ and has been photographing weddings since 1999. Her unique romantic editorial style has made her one of the most widely published wedding photographers in the US and is a regular contributor to numerous top wedding publications and blogs such as The Knot, Brides Magazine, Inside Weddings, Grace Ormonde, Southern Weddings, Elegant Bride, and Style Me Pretty. In 2010 she was conferred the prestigious Master of Photography from Professional Photographers of America, one of only a handful of women in her market to have achieved this distinction. She was cited as a leading wedding photojournalist by the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and was also featured as a “Top Knot” photographer by PDN magazine. A recipient of Kodak Gallery Award and the Fuji Masterpiece Award, Marie also holds an Accolade of Photographic Mastery with the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). Marie studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and in addition, she is a Certified Social Worker, combining her skill and craftsmanship in photography with great warmth, sensitivity and empathy for her subject matter. A passionate traveler, she is available to photograph beautiful weddings both regionally and worldwide!
Every artist has their own unique and personal style, and so do you. Find that wedding photographer with the style that speaks to you and you will be thrilled with your wedding photographs. The reason I share so many weddings on my web site and blog is so you can get a real sense of my style. I want us to have sort of a marriage of artistic sensibility. Only you can know if I’m the one. As an artist, my subject matter has predominantly been people, their stories, their emotions, and their hearts. I have explored this fascination in many artistic mediums, from theater as an actress and director, to music as a singer/songwriter and as a writer. Back in the 90’s I found photography and it has been my primary medium ever since. What a story photography can tell. A moment captured in time; shared forever. A visual story that needs no words. A photograph can tell a story in a single image, or as in a wedding, chronicle a day in a life, like a storybook. I am sometimes told that my work looks different. I see it as pure and timeless.. The colors are real, the black & whites true. I like to think of my images as timeless and speaking to the heart. My style, like my brides, has been described as “classic,” “timeless” with a “sweet feminine romanticism.”
Every wedding is unique and each couple has different needs for photography. I would be happy to speak with you about your wedding day and develop a collection that is just right for you.
Commercial & Editorial
I am also available for a limited number of commercial and editorial assignments. You can view my commercial portfolio at Marie Labbancz Photography