NylaGray Photography

With a creative eye and an original perspective, NylaGray Photography focuses on telling a compelling story through images. This vision comes through every photo, emphasizing the love story being told.




Brooklyn, NY

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  1. Sharmaine Diaz

    Nylagray Photography made our wedding dreams come true! Nelson was all that we could have asked for and more. The service that my husband and I received was absolutely top notch. Nelson was extremely professional, personalable, and his attention to detail was outstanding. Every email and phone call was always returned immediately. Every appointment was always met as scheduled, and on time. The service at Nylagray did not stop after the wedding. I was very pleased that we received our photos unexpectedly early. What a pleasant surprise! Since the wedding, I have recommended Nylagray to two of my family members and have scheduled for an additional photo session. I would recommend him to anyone. Once you experience the quality of Nylagray, nothing will compare!

  2. Christina V.

    I would absolutely recommend Nylagray to anyone. All of our friends and family comment on how gorgeous our wedding and engagement photos came out. Nelson, the owner, really has such an amazing ability to capture the most endearing moments. He is very friendly, professional and makes you feel comfortable when he is shooting you.

    Nylagray definitely offers a great value for the quality of photography and beautiful memories captured. We are extremely happy with our photos and so glad we chose Nylagray to capture our special day.

  3. Allison Murphy

    I just cannot say enough good things about Nelson at Nylagray. I found him through a recommendation from a co-worker, and I haven’t stopped thanking her ever since! From the moment we met Nelson, he was incredibly kind and easy to work with, surprisingly affordable, and paid close attention to every detail. He made sure to stay in close contact with us through the year of planning, which was so refreshing compared to the other vendors we used who just took payment and dropped off the face of the earth until the wedding day. He went out of his way to ask for a list of the “VIP wedding guests” that he should make sure to capture, and it really paid off in our final photos. By the time of the big day, Nelson felt more like a friend and guest than someone “working” our wedding. He has a very calming presence about him and made our photo session very peaceful and easy – never awkward. He managed to catch the most amazing shots that went far beyond the stiff, generic wedding photos I knew I didn’t want. He also brought a second shooter along with him to capture both angles of our ceremony and different locations. After the wedding, he followed up immediately (we were still on our honeymoon!) with a preview of our photos. Soon after, we received the full set of images. Of all the vendors we used at our wedding, we’ll always remember Nelson the most, and we’ll have the amazing memories to cherish for a lifetime. BEST decision of the entire wedding, hands down. Here are some of our pictures: http://www.nylagray.com/blog/2011/05/allison-adam-wedding/

  4. Love, love, love, and not just because they have a longhaired dachshund! (We have one too.) I agree, love that there aren’t any props to distract from the couple (and the pup!).

  5. Celsea Jenkins

    Nelson at Nylagray photography rocks, and we would highly, recommend him for any wedding! We met with several photographers before choosing ours and Nelson was by far the most easy going and professional! Although he had no previous experience shooting beach weddings, it was evident from his other work that he could handle it no problem! He is very versatile and can make the most of any venue or location. I have to agree with Allison on her note that Nelson is a very calming force. He was in the bridal suite with me all day and the moments that he captured are absolutely beautiful, most of which I didn’t even notice the camera there at all. The pics during the reception are also amazing, very candid and truly capture our friends and family. His second shooter also did a wonderful job and got some great pics of the guys before the ceremony.
    We received a few pics from him during our honeymoon which was so appreciated and special for us. He also got our gallery up in record time, which was easy to show our friends and family.
    This really is the most important choice to make for your wedding and we couldn’t been happier with Nylagray photography. Hire Nelson and you’ll have one less thing to worry about in your wedding planning!

  6. Cara & Steve

    The minute we met Nelson, we knew he was different from the other (cheesy) wedding photographers we had met with- Nelson is personal, warm, and understands that wedding photography can still be tasteful and stylish. We loved his portfolio and thought his prices were very reasonable.
    When we received our wedding photos, Nelson had exceeded our expectations. He caught the most intimate, personal moments of our family and friends and captured the whole mood of our wedding day. Nelson and his second shooter seemed to catalog every moment without us ever even realizing they were there. He gave us beautiful, tasteful photos to remember the day.

  7. Alyce & Luke

    We had the most awesome experience with Nelson! Living in Australia and organising a New York wedding made things a little more difficult given the first time we would meet our photographer was on the day of our wedding! I found Nelson through some creative googling and stumbled across his blog (which is regaulalry updated and gives a great first impression!) and right from that moment we were captivated by his story-telling style of photography! It was far from your usual ‘orchestrated, cheesy photo moments’.

    For 18 months Nelson indulged me in my email communication, coming up with ideas, thinking of things to organise, wondering what to do with this, etc, etc and his replies were always very prompt and detailed! He was great to communicate with – the entire time I was 100% confident of Nelson’s ability to do an awesome job.

    Nelson showed up on time on the day, was very good at just going with the flow and did not complain once about the temperature nearing 100F!

    In short, we cannot recommend Nelson highly enough. His prices are VERY reasonable and the quality of work is outstanding – looking back at the photos feels like I’m there reliving the day all over again. Nelson is also an absolute pleasure to work with and easily accomodates any differing circumstances i.e. living OS we were able to organise payment methods and terms contrary to what he might normally do which was one less thing to worry about!

    Go with NylaGray – you will not be disappointed!

  8. Rob Wallace

    Take it from the father of the bride, Nylagray is the photographer you can trust to capture every memory of your special day. Nelson’s work speaks for itself. Beautiful sense of light. Artful composition. But what makes Nelson and his team so unique is how unobtrusive, accommodating and professional he is. He never gets in the way. He’s fast and efficient. And he has a genuine respect for the family. I can’t recommend him more strongly.

  9. Sara

    Plain and simple, Nelson was absolutely amazing! Leading up to, during, and post-wedding, Nelson was responsive, easy going, put us at ease, and was a joy to work with. From our first meeting with Nelson, we had 100% confidence that he would capture every special moment of our wedding in exactly the way we wanted. We were especially excited because Nelson’s work is the total opposite of cheesy, staged and boring.. he really captures raw emotions and special moments.

    When looking at our photos, we feel like we are back at our wedding, because Nelson was able to capture every aspect of it from all angles. He was everywhere without being noticed at all! He caught our guests expressions throughout the ceremony all the way to dancing at the end of the night, which is priceless. He photographed things we didn’t even notice during the wedding! Our wedding was in a venue without windows, and Nelson was able to light up the room in every photo. The vivid quality of his photos is beyond amazing, and everyone we have shown them to, agrees. I absolutely highly recommend Nelson!

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