About thE collective

Thank you so much for visiting my site, little about us, after shooting weddings for over 7 years both for other companies and myself I decided to start my own small boutique wedding photography collective. I have always been a lover of fine art photography and photo journalism, it meant a lot to me to source genuine artists for the collective.

Similar to how you found me, I found Jules and Ignacio online. I love Jules and Ignacios work and think they bring really unique backgrounds to the table. Jules work is super fun, she specializes in funky colorful film portraiture and shooting bands. Ignacio comes with a heavy documentary background and spent many years shooting indigenous cultures on medium format film, as well as working in video production.

As a collective we all specialize in 35mm film and digital fine art photography and have a deep love and passion for the visual arts. We are story tellers, lovers of vintage inspired work, photojournalism, anti cliche weddings, artistic intentional design, and classic portraiture. I currently take a limited number of weddings each year (20-30) while running the administrative aspect of the collective and handling all of the post production and editing of clients galleries. I am an integral part of your experience even if I am not directly shooting your wedding. Im here to support.

Gianna Leo Falcon

Lead Photographer + Owner | Serving NYC + The Poconos PA

My grandfather got me my first film camera at age 13. I remember I would walk around shooting anything and everything. I didn’t know it yet but this would become my life long passion. I spent my twenties shooting fine art photography and black and white self portraiture, finding deep inspiration in work that spoke to human emotions. As a native New Yorker and child of the 80s I am obsessed with colorful walls and urban landscapes. I love weaving the gentleness of weddings in with the streets of the city.

My wedding photography and portrait style is documentary with a vintage fine art edge. Final galleries feel like a story and often clients say their gallery literally brought them right back to the day. I shoot both 35mm analog film and digital photography. I absolutely live for and love colors and colorful weddings. I also equally love black and white and all of our weddings come with a duplicate black and white gallery, because thats how it should be. I believe in going with the flow of a day and telling authentic and genuine stories. Above all else I want couples to feel moved and connected with the work we create together. I also love florals and believe full heartedly they are a super significant part of any wedding or elopement.

A few photographers I love and worth checking out:

Francesca Woodmen +Vivian Mair + Jamel Shabazz +Maciek Jasik +  

In addition to photography I attend NYU graduate school for Mental Health counseling. I live in the Poconos with my husband Ralph and my two children, Odin and Luchiana Aruna. We love flea markets and thrift shopping, deep late night talks of sustainability, homesteading, aka trying to grow a few veggies in our yard, alternative educational models, aka not stressing our kids about fitting molds, and the fintech world. I shoot in NYC and the Poconos.


Lead Photographer | Serving NYC + NY + NJ

Jules is a dynamic fine art photographer with an extensive back ground in shooting live music and 35mm film portraits. Jules is a, Puerto Rican, New York City based, self taught photographer who specializes in creative 35mm film photography "I pride myself on creating timeless photos, and making my clients feel super comfortable in front of the camera. We’ll have so much fun, you’ll forget it’s a photoshoot. "

Jules has been a creative her entire life, and after years of dancing, singing, acting, and overall arting, she has fallen in love with taking film photos, When Jules isn’t working with clients, She loves using her creativity in other ways, such as making zines, and playing music. Jules mainly specializes in 35mm film but also shoots digital as well. Jules is the photographer in our collective who can offer all 35mm film weddings for couples.


Second Photographer/Super 8 Video

I'm Ignacio Leonidas — a documentary style photographer and videographer with a deep appreciation for storytelling. Influenced by my background as a film director and a photojournalist, I blend film and digital media to deliver a product that’s as unique as it is timeless. I want my clients to feel unrestricted in terms of their ultimate vision and have developed the skills necessary to bring complex ideas to life. As a photographer, I offer 35mm film, medium format film, Polaroid, and digital. I aim to tailor my work according to each client’s specific needs and I enjoy the process of learning what my clients envision. As a filmmaker, I offer fine cinematography, using Super 8mm and 4K digital cameras to create a broad palette of memories and feelings. I specialize in layering nostalgia and modernity to create a visual narrative that reflects the essence of our human experience. My work has been featured in film festivals and exhibits around the world. I live in New York City with my wife where we continue to draw inspiration from the city’s colorful images and inhabitants.


“WOW! We could not recommend Gianna enough as a wedding photographer. The day of Gianna was fun, professional, and helped us make the most of every shot. She seems to have an eye for finding the perfect shot wherever we went throughout Brooklyn and knew where to take us to find interesting street art and views. She brought a positive vibe and great energy throughout. If you are looking for fun and unique shots, look no further!”

Gabby & Tom

"Gianna is a master of her craft & an all around incredible person who we are *so* grateful to have gotten to work with. Planning to have a tiny wedding ceremony in 2020 was a rollercoaster, but the stars really aligned when we found Gianna. Her photojournalistic style is so special; she captured us, our day, and the neighborhood we love so beautifully. Our wedding was very intimate, and Gianna fit right in & made us all feel at ease. It was a privilege to work with such a passionate and talented artist whose unique vision we could trust implicitly. If you’re looking for a photographer who will capture your day in a way you will treasure forever - seriously look no further! Each image is such a gift. We can’t thank you enough, Gianna!"

Dylan & Jordan

"Gianna was such an amazing part of our wedding. She was so flexible, accommodating, and friendly. Everyone loved her work. She first shot an engagement shoot with us and after that we knew we wanted her for the wedding. Those photos were a hit and everyone wanted to know who shot us. She was attentive when taking shots guiding us to get the most flattering ones and patient when we needed breaks or weren’t feeling the shots. She’s super down to earth and intuitive. We have her bookmarked for any future events and gave her info out to guests as well."

Mischa & Samir

"I cannot say enough good things about Gianna. Her documentary-style vibe was the perfect fit for our more laid-back elopement + party. We never wanted anything to feel forced or cheesy. She has genuinely mastered the art of taking authentic and real pictures that are still so beautiful. Not only is her work amazing, but she made everything feel so comfortable and easy. We all genuinely had a blast running around all over NEPA taking photos. It was a truly magical day and Gianna played a huge role in that!"

Kait & Jerry

"Gianna was brilliant I’m so happy we chose her to photograph our wedding. She was very flexible with timings (even last minute changes on the morning of) and made us feel relaxed and ourselves. My favorite thing is that she shot on film and digital, so special to have both mediums. She’s truly a master of her craft and a wonderful human. Thanks Gianna for giving us the best memories to keep forever"

Olivia & David

"So when you elope from Tennessee to have your wedding in NYC you want the best of everything; the best location, the ceremony, and the best photographer, and that is what we had! Gianna made our wedding a true fairytale! Gianna brought the city to us! Our photos were so unique and creative. We had so much fun traveling around the city that she knows so well. She captured the brilliance and magic of her New York and shared it with us, making our day so very special. The photos bring back the feel of day to us each time we see them."

Lucy & Gary

"Gianna was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her passion, charisma, and energy really shines in her elopement photography. Her attention to detail and professionalism really blew us away. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer for our New York City wedding. Gianna has a strong knowledge of the city and knew all of the best places to take stunning photos. Our family and friends could not get over how well our photos turned out and thought they should be featured in magazines! We will always have such vivid memories from our special day whenever we look at Gianna's photos. Thank you for everything Gianna!"

Chris & Gillian

"Sometimes thank you doesn’t seem enough. You amazed us. When we first booked our wedding we had our fingers crossed we’d get to have you as our photographer and we can’t tell you how happy we were when we got you! Your passion and love for what you do shines through. It’s so lovely to watch someone who has truly found their unique talent in this world. We know every photo you took could not have been taken by anyone else. Our photos are beautiful, you’ve captured our happiest moments and turned them into something so special for us and our family. Thank you for everything - you are one of a kind. "

Jemma & Matt
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