About Cliff

About Cliff Mautner

Philadelphia & New York Wedding Photographer

As a wedding photographer serving both Philadelphia and New York, I'm perhaps best known for my authentic, dramatic, and timeless photography. Light, texture, dimension, mood, composition, anticipation, passion, emotion, energy, romance, and relationships are the elements that I'll use to create your inspiring and timeless wedding photos. In terms of approach, I'll focus on chronicling your day organically. In other words, I'll photograph you, your family, and your friends in a way that reflects the natural nuances and uniqueness that is your wedding.

You might find it interesting that I spent the first fifteen years of my professional career as a photojournalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. I traveled the world photographing disadvantaged youth in faraway lands, climbed into dangerous caves deep under the earth, covered the life and politics of Governors and U.S. Presidents, covered breaking regional news, and worked tirelessly to create interesting images from ordinary happenings. In fact, during those early years as a professional photojournalist, I covered over 6,000 photo assignments and created over 1,000,000 photographs.

I left the newspaper trade in 1998 but those experiences as a photojournalist provided me with unparalleled insight into how to tell a story—your wedding story. And as part of that tale I'll create unique and visually inspiring images where you and your fiancé will always look your best.

I'll be there to photograph and anticipate both planned and unplanned moments—from the obvious to the inconspicuous. Diligence and vigilance will be my bywords as I create photographs that will make you laugh, sigh, and cry—photographs that you'll cherish for decades to come. This is my promise.

Over the last fifteen years I've had the privilege of photographing more than 850 weddings, creating moving photographs of brides, grooms, families, and friends through honest wedding stories—and I'd love to photograph your event.

If your event is in Philadelphia or New York or anywhere in the world, and you're looking for a wedding photographer committed to capturing your real story, I hope that you'll consider me. I'd love nothing more than to photograph your wedding and I hope to meet you both soon.

Awards & Accolades

Over the years I've been honored by the photography industry receiving recognition from the most prestigious organizations in the world. In addition to being named one of the Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the world by American Photo Magazine, I was named International Photographer of the Year by Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). I've also received the International Photographic Council Leadership Award at the United Nations and I'm a Nikon Ambassador (National Spokesperson). I was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from WPPI in 2014.

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