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    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 Look forward to chatting with you!

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Sheetal & Karan’s Wedding Photos at Carlyle on the Green, LI

Sheetal & Karan got married on Valentine’s Day. A very romantic day, but as with almost every day this winter, it was cold and there was a blizzard warning! The weather didn’t get them down though.

While most couples dread hearing that it may snow on their wedding day, the truth is that we were excited about shooting in the snow. Of course, you need a Bride & Groom who are up for going out into the elements. Not only was Karan up for it, he was OK with us suggesting that his groomsmen throw snowballs at him. Love it – thank you, Karan, for being so much fun!

carlyle on the green winter wedding
carlyle on the green wedding party photos

The weather outside was so frightful, but the joy inside was delightful. Cold snow, warm hearts.


Sheetal & Karan didn’t let a little cold & snow keep them from having the time of their lives!

photo of reception at carlyle on the green

Jordan’s Bar Mitzvah Photos at Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine

We’ve photographed many weddings, but that’s not all we do. We also capture the many beautiful moments, fun moments and exciting moments of Bar Mitzvahs. Here are some photos from Jordan’s Bar Mitzvah festivities at Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine.

Jordan had a rockin’ party with fun for everyone – great music, mini basketball court, foosball table and a surprise visit from Clyde Frazier himself!


Many congrats to Jordan! To see more photos from the event, click on the play button below.

Melissa & Peter’s Wedding Photos at Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NYC

2014 was a year to remember for Melissa & Peter (a.k.a Petielicious as Melissa calls him). Petielicious proposed, they moved into a new home together and they became Mr. & Mrs. The fun-loving couple wedded & celebrated at Snug Harbor a few weeks ago. They played in leaf piles together, danced amid confetti together and just had an all-around good time together. Many congrats to Melissa & Pete – may you always enjoy each other and wishing you a 2015 filled with more good times together!


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snug harbor wedding photo

To see more of Melissa & Peter’s wedding photos, click on the play button below.

Winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award, 6 years in a row!

It’s official – we’ve been awarded the 2015 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award! This is the 6th year in a row that we’ve received this honor! That means that year after year, we’ve been in the top 5% of wedding professionals in terms of quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. We love what we do and always try to exceed our couples’ expectations. Receiving an award that shows that we met this goal means a great deal to us.

Many thanks to all of the couples who took the time to write reviews on WeddingWire. It’s always interesting to read them to find out what people think of us. Like being referred to as “photography ninjas.” A bride thanking us for capturing “all of [her] freak out moments”. A groom who noticed that we “climb stuff…sneak outside to take pictures through windows.” Based on the reviews, we’re thinking of making our new name the “creative, organized ninjas!”

To all of our happy couples – thanks so much for your trust in us and we are so very happy that you’ve had a great Funico experience!

Megan & Michael’s Wedding Photos at the Liberty House, Jersey City, NJ

They met at a party and a few weeks ago, they happily became husband-and-wife. Megan & Michael first had a lovely mass and then celebrated at the beautifully-decorated Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ. Many congrats to Michael and his “wee one” (as he so cutely calls Megan) – wishing you years of love & laughter with your “wee one”!

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To see more photos from their wedding, click on the play button below.