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  • Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts. — William Shakespeare

    A Magical and Romantic Wedding Day Forever Captured

    Every bride wants her wedding to be PERFECT, romantic, and one of the most beautiful days of her life. Together, the bride and groom want to enjoy every minute of the day while spending wonderful, quality time with their family and guests. The photographer is there to capture every special moment and make it last forever. I’m Phil Cantor. I’ve devoted my life to photographing weddings for over 20 years. I appreciate and am moved to tears by the emotion and romance of every single one of these special occasions I am privileged to document.

  • Meg Robinson & Harry Li, Menlo Park, CAHarry finally returned to the west coast with our absolutely stunning wedding album. And I LOVE it. Just leafing through it made my day and will make me smile, laugh, and cry for years to come!

    — Meg Robinson & Harry Li, Menlo Park, CA

    You will notice that throughout this webpage are photographs and testimonials from some of the brides and grooms we have been honored to photograph.

    3 Keys that Will Help Make your Wedding Photographs Exceptional

    #1: How to Find and Hire the Right Photographer

    Before you hire anyone to photograph your wedding make sure you visit the photographer at his/her studio. When you walk into the studio of the right photographer you will know it! The studio will have a style and professional air, but not be stuffy. The photographs on the walls will pop out at you and excite you. There will be lots of wedding albums that will give you confidence in the professionalism, artistic sensibility, and creative ability…you want the assurance that you are in experienced hands.

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    #2: How I Tell the Story of Your Wedding Day

    An artistic and creative photographer can combine images that document the story of your wedding day in an innovative and artistic way. My candid, photojournalistic style is marked by strong composition and an artful eye. I work to capture the essence of an event while remaining unobtrusive.

  • Remember that your photographs will become a visual and priceless narrative of the special day in the years to come. Not only are we making beautiful photographs, we know what makes a certain photograph important…why those two people talking are unusual, why that group of friends have meaning, how important a photograph of that person will be in the future.

    Doug Rankin, New York CityWe cannot express how happy we are. Neither Colleen nor I are comfortable being in the spotlight, and you and your assistant made us feel SO comfortable and relaxed. Your ability to shoot from afar really allowed us to enjoy our time together, and our big night.

    — Doug Rankin, New York City
  • I will arrive at your wedding with my Second Photographer or an Assistant Photographer. He or she has a huge responsibility during the day, and is the true secret to our success in wedding photography. His or her job is looking for those great moments that make your wedding special. Having another set of hands and eyes makes for full coverage of your wedding. All the nooks and crannies are visited and the chance of missing something happening in a far corner is almost non-existent.

    3: One Wedding Per Day

    Phil Cantor Photography is committed to focusing only on your happy event, no double bookings. I want to capture the EMOTIONS, ROMANCE and LOVE between you and your future spouse and also between you and your family and friends. This means a guarantee of complete focus on your event.

  • Jeff Blackman, New York CityLast night on our seventh anniversary we pulled out the album to show our four year old son the wedding. The photographs are still so powerful and emotional after all this time — Thank you!

    — Jeff Blackman, New York City

    Important things you should know about my team and me:

    • I’m the Principal Photographer at my studio. In addition, I have a select few Senior Photographers who all share the same philosophy and photograph in the same style as me.
    • We carry the exact insurance that your reception site requires and we will dress in appropriate attire for your wedding.
    • I don’t require a checklist. Instead, I learn the names and relationships of all the members of your wedding party! I refer to them by name, and I know their relationship to you, so I can be constantly watching for those special, magical and spontaneous moments that will be so meaningful to you to have photographs of!
    • We will NEVER leave your wedding without checking with you first!
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    Here’s What To Do Right Now!

    Call today for availability. There is no charge or obligation for you to call us. We will just “chat” a bit on the phone, and give you some great pointers that will be helpful to you, whether you decide to come in and talk in person or not. Call me at 973-783-1065 (no cost, no obligation) or email me at info@philcantor.com