Mara & Nick’s Downtown Engagement Shoot

The setting for Nick and Mara’s engagement shoot was anything but conservative; they chose to take their pictures in New York City’s Lower East Side on Houston Street and to our delight they brought their DOG! Their black golden retriever was a perfect addition to our downtown shoot. We’ve included some of their wedding photos from the Metropolitan Club as well, enjoy!


Mr. Middleton: The Last Best Hope for Professional Photography By: Justin Sutcliffe

Recently this article was published by Justin Sutcliffe on pixelrights, regarding the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first family portrait.  We find this extremely insightful, while confirming that our profession is not a thing of the past.

Article: Mr. Middleton–The last best hope for professional photography. By Justin Sutcliffe.

                                                                                                                   Photo By: Michael Middleton

Tara & Joe

Before each wedding, we do an engagement shoot with each couple to get acquainted with one another. It was so easy to work with Tara and Joe, whose wedding is in September at the Plaza Hotel; they had no problem kicking back and wearing sunglasses to accessorize the photographs. We are honored to be a part of and witness their wedding. We wish you the best!


Vince Albanese

Today we mourn one of our beloved employees, Vince Albanese (79).  He has been an important part of our family since 1975. He worked as a photographer for over 40 years and helped make Fred Marcus Photography what it is today. His laugh, smile and positive attitude will be dearly missed. When we think of Vince it always brings a smile to our face and that’s how we will remember him. All our love to his dear friends and family. We love you Vince.

A Special Thank You from Karen and Brian

After Karen and Brian’s fabulous wedding at the Tribeca Rooftop, we were so thrilled to receive this touching thank you note.  The studio wishes Karen and Brian the best for their future together.

Hi Brian,

We just got back from our honeymoon and we’ve been trying to recover from jet lag.  We had an AMAZING trip and while we were there we kept receiving notes and phone calls to tell us what a GREAT party we had.  We wanted to THANK YOU for the INCREDIBLE job your team did!  We were thrilled with the entire event and we especially appreciated the professional manner with which Felix and his team conducted themselves.  It was very HOT on the day of and everyone was sweating and uncomfortable, it couldn’t have been easy for your team to do their job; however, they worked hard from the minute they arrived until the minute that they left.  We were in a very tough situation a month before our wedding and with all going on in our lives, we needed a change in our luck.  From the moment I contacted you, I knew I had made a good choice.  You were kind and understanding and that was just what I needed so THANK YOU!  I’ve always heard people talk about the vendors that they’ve dealt with before and after their weddings and everyone has a story.  I only have positive praise for the people in which you work with, it was a pleasure dealing with each and everyone of them.  Peggy was also FABULOUS! She contacted me to make sure that everything was set and organized from the very first day.  We didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for our wedding and yet, Peggy contacted me daily to make sure we were ready.  She even called me a few days prior to the wedding just to see if I had any additional questions and to wish me the best of luck in the future!  Wow, I couldn’t have asked for a more THOROUGH and hands-on experience.  Hiring your team was one of the the BEST decisions we made!!! You are a friend who I’ve known for a very long time, but I thank you and your team for the professionalism you showed every step of the way!
We appreciate the SPECTACULAR job you did and we look forward to seeing the pictures.  Thanks a million!!!

Karen and Brian