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Happening Photos

Photographer from New York, NY - Will travel up to 200 miles
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$200 - $350 per hour
Our Work - weddings, events & portraits

We specialize in events, all kinds of events. Whether you're planning an intimate wedding, a holiday party, or a bustling conference, we'll take good care of you. And, if you need portraits to celebrate your engagement, headshots for your professional profile, or staff photos to promote your business, we'll be happy to set up a session in-studio or at the location of your choice.

We individually retouch every image to make it look its best. It's a time-consuming process, but the results are worth it. Then we post your photos in a secure online gallery where you can view and download them, order prints, and even create books. Finally, we send your photos on a DVD for offline use and archiving. All this is included in our simple, standard rate.

Our Background

After years of working together on events, veteran photojournalist Steve Hart and commercial photographer Jacques Cornell founded Happening Photos in 2007 to better serve the event market.

Steve Hart is an award-winning documentary photographer whose work for the New York Times, People Magazine and other news and editorial publishers spans more than 25 years. He has won the Leica Medal of Excellence, the Gordon Parks Award, an ICP Infinity Award, and many others for his photojournalism. His photos can be found in the collections of the Bibliothéque Nationale in Paris, the Corcoran Museum of Art in Washington, the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Tokyo. He has taught photojournalism at the International Center of Photography, Rutgers University and the School of Visual Arts.

Jacques Cornell is an event and travel photographer with over 15 years' professional experience around the world. His fine-art work has been collected in the U.S., Ireland and Japan and appears in the permanent collection of the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art in Japan. He has taught digital imaging at the International Center of Photography and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Industry Memberships

Happening Photos is an official member and sponsor of Meeting Professionals International's Greater New York Chapter.


"Steve's work is excellent, he is easy to work with, and he is willing to go the extra step every time to make the assignment visually exciting. I highly recommend Steve Hart and Happening Photos."
- Pat Sears Doherty, Editor, New York State Bar News

"I was blown away at how creative Jacques was and how quickly he worked. His attitude was outstanding and his results were beyond my wildest imagination. You can trust Jacques. He's a problem solver. Hire him."
- Mike Doran, Creative Director, The Sloan Group

"Happening Photos was great to work with and I not only recommend their work, but will definitely hire them again for future events."
- Erin Feinsod, Marketing Manager, Association of Executive Search Consultants
Gold Member
10% Off for Event Planners
  • We offer 10% on the first job for professional event planners.
Wedding Photographer
Portrait Photographer
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note Happening Photos will also travel to Brooklyn, Hoboken, Jersey City, Long Island City, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, North Bergen, West New York, Bayonne, Kearny, Secaucus, Staten Island, Cliffside Park, Fairview, Jamaica, Bronx, Edgewater, Harrison, Newark, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, Palisades Park, Ridgewood, Belleville, Carlstadt.