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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



Mark & Rich’s Same Sex Wedding at the Stone House, Warren, NJ

Trick of fate. That was the song Rich sang as a surprise gift to Mark on their wedding day. “What were the chances I’d be here with you? That after all the lonely years of searching everywhere, I’d turn and you’d be there from clear out of the blue?” sang Rich in his strong, melodious voice. Beautiful song that sums up their story beautifully.

Mark & Rich met on a production set and quickly knew they were meant for each other. 10 years later, they declared their commitment to one another at the Stone House at Stirling Ridge and can now legally live happily ever after! Many congrats to Mark & Rich!

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To see more photos, click on the image below.

Thanks so much for the kind words, Aida & Frank!

Getting this email this morning made us SO happy:

Words cannot describe how incredibly grateful we are to your work, charisma and dedication. We are eternally thankful to the two of you. You are both so poised, good natured and genuine individuals. Your humbleness and your perfection is what drew us to you. As you know, brides and grooms work with all sorts of vendors who not only sell a service, but they also provide you with an experience. When you both walked thru the door yesterday, you have no idea how relieved I was to hear Alice’s laugh and James’ gentle voice. I was so happy to see you not only for our pics but because the feeling that I felt yet again was that of a sense of comfort.

The two of you were able to make me laugh, calm me down and you were able to allow me to be myself in a positive nurturing environment. James, thank you for your kindness and for your genuine words, while I was having a difficult time upstairs. You worked beautifully with Nicole in order to help me. Alice thank you for your quirkiness! We absolutely love you! James and Alice – you are amazing because you are talented, fun, perfectionist and sincere. We hope that you had as much fun as we did with you!!! I hope you had a chance to eat!!!!!!

With admiration for your values, service and your beautiful souls,
Aida and Frank

Janine & Michael’s Wedding Photos at Westmount Country Club, NJ

Janine & Mike came into NYC to take some engagement photos with us last September.

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A few weeks ago, they got married at Westmount Country Club. First, a lovely mass, then some photos at Lambert Castle and finally, off to a rockin’ party at the Westmount. As you can see, Janine & Mike had the time of their lives!

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To see photo highlights from the wedding, click on the image below.

Stef & Greg’s Wedding Photography at the Liberty House, Jersey City, NJ

We photograph a lot at the Liberty House, but each wedding there is always unique. Sometimes, it’s a beautiful day and sometimes, it’s raining (making outside photos with the fabulous NYC skyline much harder to do!) And of course, each couple’s story is different.

Take Stef & Greg. The happy couple came back from Florida to get married. Their ceremony began with a bagpiper leading Greg & his groomsmen to the church. Then comes Stef on the trolley. Stef with a perpetual smile on her face is the sweetest bride you’ll ever meet. As Dad said in his speech, it has been “a privilege” to have Stef as a daughter. Beautiful day, beautiful bride, beautiful wedding!

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To see more photos from Stef & Greg’s happy day, click on the image below.

Mediha & Laurence’s Wedding Pictures at Carlyle on the Green, Long Island

One of the reasons why we love wedding photography is being able to learn about all the different cultures in the world. When else do we get to experience intimately the traditions of a Greek wedding, an Indian wedding and a Jewish wedding all in one month! Meet Mediha & Laurence – our first Albanian bride & groom!

This amazing couple met when they were both trying to help out Albanians back home – selfless & truly admirable. 10 years later, they happily wedded at Carlyle on the Green in Long Island. Many congrats to Mediha & Laurence – wishing you decades of happiness together!

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September 5, 2014 - 2:24 pm

silvana D. - Beautiful pictures, great work! What a wedding it was: Greatness!! And this two are the most nicest coolest and most beautiful couple. Love them…