What if when you look at the photos we deliver you don’t see a photographer? You just see two people and the story that surrounds them.

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Pet Photography (I know, it’s weird): www.nycpetphotos.com

Concert Photography: www.danwrightphotography.com/book2

I have been a part of many genres of photography: I started photographing headshots, moved on to events, then real estate, some pet photography (which I still do), and finally music photography. Fast forward to 2019, my wedding was three months away, and I was thinking a lot about wedding photography. A couple of friends of mine got engaged, and I jumped at the chance to do their engagement photos. I discovered how incredible it is to be around people who are so obviously in love and want nothing more than to celebrate that feeling. I decided then and there that I needed to get into wedding photography. I knew that my background in so many different types of photography would make me uniquely prepared to handle anything and everything that might arise on a wedding day. That being said, I knew I couldn’t do this on my own…

To help me, I enlisted the help of my amazing wife. Sydney has assisted me on various shoots throughout my career and excels at photographing the details of an event. Better than having a great second shooter, I get to work with the love of my life, and we get to spend our time photographing other couples beginning their journey together. There is nothing we enjoy more than photographing happy couples and helping them capture the joy they feel in images that will last a lifetime.

We work 6 days a week, and even on our day off we still work. Thank you for letting us do what we love for a living.


Images that stand the test of time. Images that last as long as your love for each other.

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Lu Lu & Eljin

“Dan, our photographer, is pleasant, professional and flexible. We had to cancel the first session due to emergencies and he was very accommodating and rescheduled thereafter. He was very pleasant and approachable, and leads the shoot in a professional yet fun approach. He did our engagement shoot in NYC Public Library. The photoshoot was tricky due to the location (inside the library) but he was able to pull it off! Recommend 100%!”

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Candice & Will

“Our experience with Dan was a truly special time. My fiancé and I are from Florida but were engaged in Central Park. We decided to take our pictures where we were engaged and that is when we found Dan. From the beginning he was easy to work with and very communicative. He took time to learn about us, valued our opinions and listened to our vision for the pictures. We met in Central Park where he was waiting for us with his fiancé, Sydney. The session was a breeze and felt like we were just taking pictures with friends. Before we knew it, the session was over, and we parted ways. A short time later he returned our edited photos faster than we had anticipated and better than we imagined. Thanks Dan and Sydney for capturing our magical moments!”


We’ll capture genuine emotions, laughter, and the day as it happens

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Behind the scenes on an engagement shoot

Get to know us before your shoot!

Engagement Shoot Highlight Video


When you look back at your images, you’ll remember how you feel, not how a photographer told you to stand.


Engagement Sessions

Let’s go to your favorite spot, or maybe you’d prefer something new? We’ve got the best city in the world at our fingertips, and Sydney and I love to explore. Tell us where you’d like to go, or let us choose. Either way, we are going to capture images of the two of you and the love you share.

Packages start at $600

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Wedding Packages

Sydney and I will be with you from the beginning of your day, capturing those getting ready images and all of the details that make your day unique, all the way through until the final send off at the end of the night. Whether you book us for a few hours or your entire day, we will be capturing memories that you will look back on for the rest of your lives.

Packages start at $1,500.


We are documentary photographers. We are photojournalists. We are storytellers.

We aim to create a faithful record of the most important day of your life. We want to find and capture moments that you didn’t see on the day, in addition to all of the wonderful moments you did see, and create images that bring your entire love story into focus.



Are you looking to book a photographer for your wedding? Or maybe you just have a few questions about what we offer? It doesn’t matter where you’re at in your planning process; now is the best time to reach out.

Email us at lastingjoynyc@gmail.com (or use the form below), and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours. We can’t wait to get to know you and help you celebrate your love for each other.


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What is your photography style?

We believe in capturing the day as it happens, stepping in only when necessary. We will be with you throughout the day, being as unobtrusive as possible. We will step in when needed to make sure we capture those amazing family photos and whenever else is needed, but overall we do our best to let you do your thing and document the natural happiness you’ll be experiencing throughout the day. If we had to sum ourselves up we would say “natural,” or “unposed,” or, if we wanted to go with photography jargon “documentary style.” Those all boil down to the same thing though: We don’t believe in stiff photos where you’re told to say cheese. We will capture you as you as the best version of yourself. If this sounds like what you’re looking for in a photographer, you’re in the right place.

What will you wear?

Really, it’s up to you. Typically we go with somethings that’s slightly less dressy than the rest of your guests, but still professional. We do have to be able to move around quickly after all. However, please tell us if your wedding is black tie (or if you’re going the other way and are having a pool party or something like that!) and we will dress accordingly.

Are you insured?


How many photos will we get?

You will get all of the photos we take. That amount will differ from event to event, so we don’t like to nail down a specific number, but we promise you will get as many photos it takes to full document the day, plus a bunch more!