Blue Hill At Stone Barns, New York
I have been watching our video - truly - non-stop, and every time I well up with tears! Dreams really do come true and your team was very much a part of making that happen. We loved the video, and absolutely loved working with Anna! The songs that were chosen really compliment the film and it came out beautifully. It was so special-all of it.
I’m sure every wedding must be wonderful, but I feel like there was truly something magical unfolding around us that day…and magic is something I am very much attuned to. I am beyond thankful.
The Pierre, New York, New York
Shawn and his team were FANTASTIC!
Not only is he an amazingly talented photographer, he is also very well organized and managed the wedding day perfectly.
Importantly, he and his team were very skilled at managing the many different personalities in our wedding, and at all times balanced warmth, humor, and kindness with professionalism and the time management needed to get the shots done and beautiful images created.
Simply put, he and his team were perfect.
Weylin B. Seymour's, Brooklyn, New York
My husband and I are a far and awkward cry from photogenic, yet every photograph you all have taken of us is nothing short of perfection. I have no idea how Christian made us feel so comfortable and look so completely like ourselves in such a formal setting, but we couldn’t be more impressed or thrilled with the outcome. From portraits with our weird tchotckes at home to behind-the-counter shots at Katz’s, the memories of my wedding and the incredible images Christian Oth Studio have taken of us are inextricably one. We are so honored to know your unparalleled talent and call you all friends.
If you’re considering hiring Christian Oth Studio, do it. Rob a bank, if you have to. Sell your eggs. Have your wedding in a back alley — hiring Christian is absolutely worth it, especially because you know he’d make a back alley ceremony look so good.
Highline Hotel, New York City
Not that you need another great review, but seriously the entire Christian Oth team is the absolute best. Andrew Kelly and Jack Jeffries photographed our December wedding in NYC and the photos are JUST AMAZING! I know everyone loves their wedding pictures, but there really is something special about the shots they are able to capture. So crisp. So real. Plus the guys were so fun to be with… when they weren’t practically invisible just doing their thing! Andrew also did our engagement shoot and my husband and I just adore him and really felt connected with him. They are totally worth the price, because you don’t just get amazing photographers and pictures—the entire team at Christian Oth are so great with customer service and they make you feel so special and important even long after the wedding is over. A lot of vendors don’t really care about you until a few weeks before your wedding, and certainly not after, but the Christian Oth team is the total opposite. They are so responsive always. They are a well-oiled machine and every last detail of the process is so polished, but also very friendly at the same time. Really can’t rave about them enough!!
Locusts-On-Hudson, New York
I had my wedding this past October (in a hurricane) and I could not be happier with my choice to hire Shawn Connell! He was amazingly talented, laid back, kind, creative and everything I dreamed of in a wedding photographer. I was nervous about the rain but the shots are breathtaking. I love the fact that he avoids cheesy poses…everything about his style is gorgeous and organic. My makeup artist told me he has a phenomenal reputation in the field (my now-husband and I just gravitated to his work on Christian Oth’s website). His team (asst and 2nd photographer) were also incredibly friendly and talented as well. I would HIGHLY recommend Shawn if he’s anywhere near your budget. To us, photography was the most important vendor and I’m so glad our investment paid off.
The Everglades Club, Palm Beach, Florida
Working with Glen Allsop and his team of Jack Jeffries and Zeph was an absolute dream. As a bride you are confronted with endless options and choices when it comes to just about everything; however, the decision to hire Glen was perhaps the easiest (albeit most important!) of all. Upon meeting him at the Christian Oth Studio, I immediately trusted him to capture the most meaningful and special day of my life to date. He put everyone at ease in front of the camera, and as a result it never felt like anything was staged. He and his team wove seamlessly and unobtrusively in and out of all the various events over the course of the weekend capturing so many moments of pure joy, love and happiness along the way. We could not have been more pleased with the way the photos turned out and will treasure them always. I cannot recommend Glen enough!
Ausable Club, Adirondacks, New York
Glen, Kevin and Erin were absolutely amazing to work with. Not only are they clearly talented, but they were so friendly, warm and calming during the entire weekend. They kept us sane during all of the craziness! All of our friends and family complimented them as well, and my parents reiterated that you guys were our favorite vendor to work with.
Private Residence, East Hampton, New York
Unparalleled talent and high-touch service, Christian Oth Studio delivers a superlative experience in every way. From my first inquiry over the phone, I could tell Christian’s staff were charismatic and dedicated people I would want to have on my team.
Working with Christian himself is like feeling the warmth of the sun—you just want to soak in his enthusiasm for photographing you and your venue. By making you feel so special, he inspires you to feel your most confident, and thereby, you trust his direction implicitly.
Above all, the photographs from our many wedding-related festivities are as stunning as the events were themselves—an amazing feat as anyone who attended our wedding will testify! And the images successfully captured so much emotion, with poignant portrayals of the most tender moments to effervescent freeze-frames of merry-making that practically jump out of the picture to life. Another important point to future brides and grooms: you get a sampling of a few of your photographs emailed to you right after the wedding to give you a small amount of instant gratification and eliminate the need to rely solely on low quality cell phone pictures of the event!
The collaboration with Christian Oth Studio also doesn’t end with the wedding. The process of selecting images for albums and printing is extremely overwhelming with thousands of gorgeous photographs to choose from. Christian’s staff held my hand through the whole exercise and took all of my many calls and emails requesting consultation with utmost graciousness. Christian Oth Studio delivers an outstanding experience and result in everything a wedding party client could want.
St. Regis, New York City
Shawn Connell was the first wedding decision we made after getting engaged - before the dress, the venue or even the final wedding party, we knew he would be a part of our day.
My sisters had worked with Christian Oth Studio before me and I cannot emphasize enough how much we all have loved working with this extraordinary team! As a bride in the events industry, my standards are extremely high and Shawn still managed to exceed all expectations.
From our first meeting, his intuition and vision on how to capture us as a couple and narrate our story was extraordinary. His versatility is astonishing and supported by a wonderful group of second shooters.
That every couple should use Christian Oth Studio is obvious – for photos that belong in Vogue, it really could be no one but Shawn.
Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club
We wanted to thank you again for our gorgeous wedding photos. We are absolutely blown away by your talented work and every time we look through them, we are instantly transported back to that day and are able to relive the most special moment of our lives. They are more because then we could have ever imagined. We hope to work with you again in the future!
All the best,
Arielle & Cliff
Roundhill Country Club, Connecticut
WOW!!!! Where to begin?!?
My mom and I just spent hours going through all of them to pick out our favorites - such fun to relive every moment of such a spectacular weekend. THANK YOU for providing us with such beautiful and vivid memories…the pictures are gorgeous!! We couldn’t be happier with how they all turned out.
More importantly, I wanted to thank you and your entire crew for being such a pleasure to work with. Beyond having the great privilege to have you there for your wonderful craft, you all made the experience so smooth, natural and fun, and we are very thankful for that!
Private Residence, New Canaan, Connecticut
I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for all the hard work you all put in to make our wedding run seamlessly.
I also wanted to take the time to sing the praises of Mike, Jack and Zach. I’m sure you hear this from all of your clients, but I simply adore each and every one of them. Beyond being insanely talented they are all complete and utter professionals. They arrived happy, dressed to the nines, and genuinely excited to share in our special day. I had numerous family and friends make comment at how they seemed to flutter about unnoticed and unobtrusive to our guests. The team really seemed to grasp the theme of how I wanted the day to feel - all about love, joy and of course dancing!
At the end of the night when it was time for Mike to leave I was actually sad. I just wanted to share with you how perfect everything went and how much Trevor and I enjoyed working with them. Simply put you guys are the best.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you!
Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York City
Innovative, caring, fresh, professional, ingenious, energized… I could go on and on with glowing adjectives to describe my experience with Christian Oth Studio.
They were the first wedding vendor we selected because we heard they were the best. And the studio lived up to and exceeded every one of our expectations. Our photographer Glen Allsop and his team made us feel at ease the entire day. We all, including our families and bridal party, thoroughly enjoyed their company. From the beautiful New York City street locations that they scouted to the small candid moments that most photographers would have ignored, Glen captured our day and the city we love to perfection.
The Christian Oth team really worked their magic that day and we are extremely grateful for the stunning pictures we’ll cherish forever. Any bride or groom would be lucky to have the chance to work with this team.
Wolffer Estate, Sagaponack, New York
I never saw Sue Kessler, our photographer of choice from Christian Oth Studio, at my daughter’s wedding. Oh I know she was there. In fact she was everywhere, because we have the most amazing photos that tell the entire story of a Three Day Destination Wedding in the Hamptons.
Sue is a genius at capturing the Essence of the Moment. Her background in fine arts photography in Theater and Dance has trained her eye for movement, however subtle. There are no static shots of people lined up looking straight into the camera. There is instead a sense of movement: a wedding dress that rustles, the touch of a mother’s hand on her daughter’s back, a glance over a shoulder from the nervous groom waiting for the First Look, a huge sigh of relief when the First Dance goes just right, the explosion of energy when everyone hits the dance floor!
Each moment: seen, heard and felt.
Thank you Sue and everyone at Christian Oth!
Mother of the Bride
Colony Club, New York City
We just loved loved loved loved working with you all! Everyone from beginning to end was easy, gracious and just plain lovely! We have recommended you to ALL our friends. Also, our photographers made the day-of totally stress-free and just blended right into the program. Every time we look at our photographs we literally say out loud, “Wow Sue and Glen were awesome!” I know that this will be the first of many times working together!!
Cipriani 42nd Street, New York City
Working with Christian Oth Studio was the favorite part of planning our wedding. Christian is the consummate professional - from scoping out locations and lighting at the time of day our wedding was to be held ahead of time, to capturing every moment of importance at the ceremony and reception. The exquisite albums that were put together with his team afterwards captured the story so perfectly that every emotion from the day is brought back when I look at them. I know we will cherish these pictures for the rest of our lives.
Belle Haven Club, Connecticut
While I’m no expert on weddings, choosing a photographer to capture your day is important. These are photos you will have forever. Get to know your photography ‘wedding style’, check out your photographer’s portfolio to get a sense of his/her approach & identify key elements you want documented.
Without a doubt, I wanted to work with Christian Oth Studio, it was just a matter of who would be the best fit from their talented pool of photographers. The studio was one step ahead of me and had me take a fun, little quiz. I *starred* photos I liked online and met my match: Glen Allsop.
From my initial meeting with Glen, we were on the same wavelength (and it wasn’t because he’s a handsome Australian). I didn’t want stuffy/formal wedding shots. I didn’t want any pictures of my shoes. I wanted to have fun (see below). We were a good team. He did such an amazing job at capturing natural, photojournalistic style pictures. My photos feel like art.