Fun. Natural. Timeless.

100% Unapologetically You


You are beautiful, just the way you are. Your future life-partner gets it, and so do we. Whether you're a bookworm, a donut aficionado, a jet-setting world explorer (or all of the above), we want to capture all of it: your quirks, your silly inside jokes, and all those moments-between-the-moments when you think nobody's watching. Because 20 years from now, when you look back at your photos, our only hope is that you continue to fall head-over-heels in love with each other, all over again.

Finding the perfect wedding photographer can be so tough.

With so many choices out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed & frustrated. What is "light & airy", do these awards mean anything, and even more importantly: will my photographer make my arms look skinny?


Friend - you are not alone!


Nothing is worse than getting a gallery full of terrible wedding photos, or hiring a photographer who makes you & your friends do a whole bunch of corny, cheesy, awkward poses. And what about your 90 year old grandma who's going to be shaking her hips on the dance floor - will your wedding photographer give her a little photo-love'n too?


Finding the perfect wedding photographer can be a complicated process, with complex pricing guides, confusing add-on options, and client-experiences that will span the entire spectrum. (Don't even get us started on all that crazy editing that's currently out there in the universe) The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way.

Ready to learn more?

Let's Do This

Hand-crafted with kindness and good vibes

That is our promise to you. When you bring us on board, you're not just getting beautiful wedding photos; you're getting an extra groomsman, an extra bridesmaid, a wedding planner, a wedding-day therapist - and if we play our cards right, possibly a friend for life. It means never having to ask if we can take a quick photo if you and your favorite uncles, because the answer is always going to be "yes". It means never missing a moment, because we totally have eyes on your friends dancing on the tables. It also means having the permission to be yourselves, because that's where the magic is - that's the good stuff, and we want to capture all of it.

The most ridiculously amazing

Pearl Paper Studio Experience


Engagement Session

Are you both awkward when the cameras come out? We're about to find out :). Every Pearl Paper couple gets some camera-time before the wedding day, and we'll even throw in some dad-jokes for good measure. And yes, this engagement session is 100% FREE!

10 Hours of Coverage

From those must-have getting-ready shots, to all the crazy dancing that's going to happen on your dance floor - we've got your whole day covered. With 10 hours of coverage, you'll never need to rush through your photos, and there's a good chance you won't miss cocktail hour. How's that for having your (wedding) cake and eating it too?

All the Goodies

Want your photos in color & BW? You got it. Bug bites, monster zits, and that tattoo mom doesn't know about (yet)? We got you, fam. And not only that, we offer lifetime access to your online galleries, heirloom albums, sign-in books, canvasses and so much more. If you can put a photo on it, we can make it happen!



Your incredible images deserve more than a life on your hard drive, on social media, or (gasp) an online gallery that may not even be around 15 years from now (much less 50)! These are your stories, your memories, your legacies. They deserve a life in heirloom albums and picture frames on your living room wall; something that you and your family can enjoy every day, and for many generations to come.


For the past 13+ years, we've been proud partners with Renaissance Albums , a local family-owned-and-operated album manufacturer located right here in our own backyard in Long Island, NY. With their 30+ years of experience, unparalleled craftsmanship and a lifetime guarantee on all their premium albums, we're confident that they're going to knock your socks off too.


Kind Words

It was such a huge relief to have such an amazing professional as Steve capture our wedding day. Ben and Karis were so easy to work with and had great communication throughout the entire process. We absolutely adore all of the photos, and are forever grateful we chose Pearl Paper Studio. We would HIGHLY recommend Pearl Paper Studio for your photography needs!

- Maddie & Craig


We are so extremely happy with our wedding pictures. MJ was truly AMAZING. She was so wonderful to work with and made this process so smooth and easy. We were always nervous about how our pictures would turn out because we are awkward people but MJ made it so easy for us to be natural! Highly highly recommend this awesome team :)

- Reshma & Joel


We loved working with the Pearl Paper team for our wedding! Ed were our photographers and they were amazing, he made us feel so comfortable and by the end of the night he honestly felt like extended family. We received our photos about a month after the wedding and we are in love with them, couldn't be happier. We highly recommend!!!

- Andi & Jake


Miles is a true artist! He was such a pleasure to work with. He was also so flexible with us and so professional during all of our wedding events. He never got frustrated, even when guests were asking them to take photos using their cell phones. I would recommend Pearl Paper Studios to anyone looking for wedding photographers. They captured our events better than we could have imagined.

- Joann & Greg

With our cameras in hand, give yourself permission to laugh out loud, be silly with your friends, and be awkward with one another. that's where the magic is, and that is where we'll want to be. It'll be the most fun you'll ever have. Promise.

Meet Mom & Pop


Karis // Co-owner

Kimchi aficionado, online-shopping expert, and someone you definitely want on your team during a zombie apocalypse


Ben // Co-owner

Bourbon drinker, alpaca lover, and world-renowned donut-eating champion


Think about the last time you dined at your favorite restaurant - you know, the one you visit at least 3x a week. The hosts know you by name, and the waiters already know how you like your fries. It's the best feeling in the world, isn't it? It feels like home. It feels like family. When we started Pearl Paper Studio in 2013 - we wanted this to be the core of everything we did. From our associate photographers to our clients, we've taken great care to make sure everyone felt like family.


We are Karis & Ben, your modern-day Mom & Pop wedding photography shop. Not only do we want to know your name, we want to know your story. We want to know what inspires you, and what excites you. But even more importantly, we want to know why you've decided to latch onto this other human for the rest of your life :). There's a story there, and we sooo definitely want to hear it.


And while we're proud of all the awards & accolades our Pearl Paper family has received over the years, our greatest achievement will always be this little Pearl Paper family we've grown & nurtured over the years, along with the hundreds of happily married couples who now call us their friends. Despite our many (many) years of doing this, we can honestly say that we still enjoy the work we do, as well as the wonderful folks we get to do it with. And you know what? We think that's pretty cool, and we hope you'll think so too.


Ready for your adventure?

Let's Do This

Meet the fam

MJ | Steve | Ed | Miles | Jeanie | Darold | Ann | Gabe | Anthony | Ali | Rylan | Aaron | Abby

Like every family, we've all got something special we bring to the table. Yourself included. Featuring a roster of super-talented photographers, each with their own distinctive styles, personalities, and price-points, we're confident you'll find a photographer on our team whom you'll absolutely adore.

Our amazing photographers are supported by the same dedicated staff of editors, designers and management as our sister brands Ben Lau and Hey Karis, ensuring that your experience is everything you could possibly dream of, all with a cherry on top.

Real couples, real moments, real stories
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Let's connect


We hear the coffee's pretty good here.

If you've made it this far, THANK YOU for allowing us to be a part of your journey, for listening to our story, so that we may one day capture yours. We are honored and humbled to be considered, and we can't wait to hear what you've got planned. Now let's go make some magic!


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