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  • WELCOME!

    Thanks for visiting our blog. Who is Funico you might ask? In short, we are:

    Husband-and-wife led team. Award-winning New York wedding photographers and videographers. Creative. Reliable. Trusted.

    Our names are actually Alice & James Thompson, not Alice & James Funico (though we've gotten mail addressed to Mr. & Mrs. Funico!) We invented the word "funico" because we wanted a name that you would remember and something with the word "fun" in it. Your wedding is a celebration and all parts of it should be FUN!

    We started photographing weddings in 2004 and have loved it ever since. As demand for our services grew, we built a small team of photographers and videographers who share our passion. As photographers, we will capture the essence of your wedding with candid photojournalism, fine art portraits and our unique style of "fine art photojournalism." At the same time, our videographers will provide a cinematic video for you to enjoy and relive for years to come.

    Our goal is to anticipate and capture the smiles from the heart, the spontaneous gestures of love, and the rhythm of your celebration.

    To see more of our work or to chat about photography or video for your wedding, contact us at (646) 234-8927 or team@funicostudios.com. Look forward to chatting with you!

    Or, visit our website at: www.funicostudios.com



Sandy & Andy’s Wedding Photos at the Liberty House Restaurant, Jersey City, NJ

Sandy & Andy met at work and fell in love. On a beautiful summer day, they got married at Sandy’s childhood church and then headed off to the Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ to party & celebrate. Many congrats to Sandy + Andy!


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To see more photos from the wedding, click on the image below to see a slide show of highlights.

Lacey & Craig’s NYC Wedding at the Metropolitan Building

The true test of a wedding photographer’s skill is not if he/she can take a great photo when the light is perfect, but it’s if he/she can take a great photo when the light is bad!

We’ve taken many fantastic pictures (in our humble opinion), but we’re most proud of the images we’ve captured in difficult lighting situations. Take Lacey & Craig’s wedding. Super-nice couple who wanted to do something a little different. They decided to get married at the The Metropolitan Building, a wonderfully unique space with eclectic furnishings & decor. We love the venue – it truly is a New York wedding photographer’s dream! The chic store Anthropologie has done shoots there. Once the sun sets though, the dark brick & wood can be challenging for a lot of photographers. We, however, see this as an opportunity to use our unique lighting technique to be creative and sculpt the light for a more dramatic & artistic rendition of the celebration.

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Lacey & Craig first met at summer camp when they were young. Many years later, they got reacquainted & liked what they saw in each other. Friendly Lacey can light up a room with her smile. Craig is a bit more reserved, but you know what they say, opposites attract!

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In her vows, Lacey gave a very touching story of when she realized Craig was the “one”. It was when she overheard him trying to learn her favorite song on his guitar.  Then, it was Craig’s turn and Craig used his iPad to list the reasons why he loved Lacey.  Very unique & creative, but perhaps, not the most romantic way of expressing your love.  Craig is, however, not a mushy type of guy.  His “strong and silent type” demeanor was tested when he cut open his foot when trying to break the glass. Like a trooper, he showed no pain, smiled and continued with the reception.

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Their reception was a blast with everyone having a great time on the dance floor and a special performance by Craig on the guitar.

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Many congrats to Lacey & Craig! We’re glad you rediscovered each other as adults and we were able to document the beginning of this next journey in your relationship.

Manoj and Bob’s Same Sex Wedding at the Liberty House Restaurant, Jersey City, NJ

Our first wedding of 2014…Manoj & Bob’s Polish-Indian bash at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City, NJ. Stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, performers to entertain, speeches to bring out hoots of laughter…what a way to celebrate their union! Many congrats to Manoj & Bob – wishing you another 10 years of love, laughter and new adventures together!

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Yay…we got the 2014 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award!

We love what we do.  We love capturing the wedding day for all of our wonderful couples – the tender moments, the fun moments, the funny moments…all the moments that make up this once-in-a-lifetime event!  It is always such a pleasure to hear that our couples are happy with their Funico experience and we are happy to announce that we received the 2014 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award!  What does that mean?  That means that we are in the top 5% of wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.  In a nutshell, that means that not only will you get amazing wedding photos & video from us, you will have a great experience with us as your photographers, film makers and album designers!

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