At Susan Shek Photography, we believe in the power of collaboration. We understand that planning a wedding or event involves countless intricate details, and navigating the vast network of vendors can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve curated a select group of trusted industry professionals we call our “Vendor Friends.”

With over 18 years of experience and more than 700 weddings officiated in New York City and beyond, Susan Shek possesses a deep understanding of the local wedding vendor landscape. We leverage this expertise to meticulously select partners who share our commitment to excellence and align with our values.

This curated list is not just a collection of recommendations; it’s an extension of our brand. Each Vendor Friend reflects our dedication to exceptional service, seamless collaboration, and creating unforgettable experiences.

We invite you to explore our directory of Vendor Friends with the confidence that they represent the best in their respective fields. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about their offerings, and we encourage you to connect with them directly to discuss your specific needs.

Together, let’s make your wedding or event a truly remarkable occasion.

Please feel free to contact any of the following vendors below. 

These are all people I have personally had the opportunity to work with and was very happy with their craft. I do not take kickbacks or referral fees for recommending them. These are people I truly appreciate and my couples did as well!

You are also welcome to let them know how you heard about their services. 
Happy Wedding Planning!


If you are looking for a stress-free approach to your wedding and having a highly organized and detailed team of individuals, then you must have a planner to help you have the most perfect seamless wedding!

Jessica Jordan Events – Incredible highly detail-oriented wedding planner

Ani Wolff – Another highly detail-oriented wedding planner

Pat & Glenn Productions – Two great gentlemen, easygoing, highly detailed, and even offer floral design services!

Amy Katz Events – One of the most sought-after planners – Highly respected and very organized team!


I highly recommend doing a trial, especially for your engagement shoot so you can see what the outcome will be for your wedding day

Beautini By B.Lo – Hair, and Makeup Team

Palla Beauty – Hair and Makeup

Marissa Molnar Hair – Hairstylist

CEOBEAUTY – Hair and Makeup Team

Cynthia Rivas Skincare – The best facials in the world. I go once a month


Rhubarb Hospitality Group – Their food is innovative, delicious, and not your typical wedding meal.

Pinch Food Design – They also catered for my wedding! If you want experiential food that’s fun and keeps your guests craving more!

Ron Beth Israel Cakes – The tastiest cakes in NYC! The designs are beautiful and intricate!


Arizmendi Events

Ivie Joy Flowers

Birch Floral Design


I Do Event Decals


Hank Lane

Jordan Kahn Music

ELAN Artists

Highline Quartet

45 Riots


REV ANNIE NYC  – I used Annie for my wedding and have been with her at multiple weddings. She is a non-denominational officiant – She also knows how to not be in the way for the first kiss and doesn’t have to look down at her notes to talk about the couple.


Fancy That – Beautiful intricate designs and so many great invitations to choose from or customize your own.

Vidhi Dattani – Bespoke fine stationary – customized details and work of art


Spina Bride Is a small women-owned boutique carrying the most stylish gowns. I got my dress here and they give you the perfect undivided attention and provide you with options you will fall head over heels in love over!!

Mark Ingram Atelier – Another small bridal boutique by the fabulous Mark Ingram. He’s so patient and loves helping all of his brides find their dream dresses!

Kleinfeld – They are in the heart of Manhattan with thousands of gowns to choose from! Make an appointment and be able to browse as many as you want!


Black Tux – They are perfect if you don’t want to own one and you want to have some flexibility. Great for groomsmen too and rent and return seamlessly.