"Some see life as it is…I see life as it ought to be." Man of LaMancha
I am always honored when a couple chooses me to document this most important event in their lives. Many couples select their wedding photographer because they are touched by their images and they share the artists' vision. My nature is that of a romantic. I am inspired by not only the love of the couple, but the love of family, friends and children. I am often asked by couples, "Are you a photojournalist?" I hesitate to answer. My techniques used are those of a wedding photojournalist, but beyond photojournalism, there is art. I see myself as an artist and photography is my medium. The "wedding" is the subject matter of my art. Beyond documenting the day as it unfolds, it is also how and what I see, that I hope touches the heart.
Marie Labbancz's unique romantic approach to fine art wedding photography has made her one of the regions most sought after wedding photographers. Her distinctive editorial style has not only captured the attention of couples, but of wedding publications nationwide. She is a regular contributor to numerous top wedding publications such as Modern Bride, The Knot, Weddingbells, Grace Ormonde and New Jersey Bride, to name a few. Considered one of the top digital wedding photographers in the country, Marie's work is featured by Nikon in their yearly advertorials highlighting the most innovative wedding photographers of today. Marie has also been sited as one of the top wedding photojournalists in the nation by the exclusive Wedding Photojournalists Association (WPJA). She 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.