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
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.
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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.
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.
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.