HEARTFELT, SPONTANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS OF PEOPLE, PLACES AND CELEBRATIONS
We like to make bright, bold imagery of people erupting into laughter, ecstatic dancing, food that looks ready-to-devour, rooms bursting with atmosphere! We are experts at capturing human joy and energy in imagery, where moments feel “real” and “ring true".
We work for private and corporate clients as well as charities and schools. In any given week our studio may be shooting weddings, a family portrait, a bar mitzvah and a restaurant. We have a very diverse set of clients.
We're a team of veteran shooters and editors - with years of event, editorial and advertising photography, cinematography and editing experience behind us. All of us bring something personal to the way we shoot, but what unites our work is our focus on creating spontaneous, vibrant imagery where people’s true expressions are captured as they enjoy the moment, where decor pops and atmosphere is captured - where a captivating story is told.
Our team is experienced yet easy-going. We bring good vibes, a sense of humour and efficiency to every shoot. Please read reviews from some of the thousands of clients we’ve worked with over the years here and there are some more testimonials if you scroll down this page too.
Our work has been featured in the prestigious New York Magazine Weddings' "Best Of" list since 2010, and has appeared in The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Knot, Snippet & Ink, Brooklyn Bride, Brides UK, Merci, Zagat, Food and Wine, Carats and Cake and H & H Weddings amongst many others.
Georgi Richardson, founder
Georgi's originally from Hong Kong and is a graduate of Parsons School of Design (in Paris and New York).
She has been an event, editorial and advertising photographer for 15 years.
Her first professional position was managing the studio of an acclaimed Vanity Fair/Vogue/Town & Country socialite and celebrity photographer. She cut her teeth at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and assisting on exotic, high-profile Vogue shoots.
Georgi has captured pivotal moments and expressive faces at parties and events from Rajasthan to Cuernavaca to Aspen.
Her work has appeared in British Vogue, and her clients include MTV, Chandelier Creative, The Intercontinental, Warner Bros Music, chef Charlie Palmer and Hong Kong Land.
"Looking for a photographer who will treat your wedding guests like friends? Capture the moments that are unplanned? Go above and beyond to make sure she never misses a moment? This is your gal. Georgi is simply a pleasure to work with and the finished product is nothing short of stunning. We are so glad we hired her for our wedding and would hire her for any and all events going forward. Her energy is infectious and her heart is so clearly devoted to getting her customers the very best photos she can provide."
- Jacqui, married in Manhattan in 2014
“Erica took the photos for our twins B'Nai Mitzvah. She was incredibly lovely to be around, low-key and unobtrusive, and she put us all at ease. She was very creative in her more formal shots, and really got the feel of the service and party through her un-posed shots. The photos are absolutely beautiful. We are so happy with them, and they came much sooner than promised after the event - we had the preliminary images within a week, and the final images in three. Georgi, the owner, was also a delight to work with - friendly, organized, responsive to any questions. She provided a gallery where you could make books, shop for individual photos in frames - all kinds of stuff. Highly recommend.”
- Cybele, whose twins celebrated their b’nai mitzvah in 2019
"We hired Georgi and her assistant for our daughter's bat mitzvah and they knocked it out of the park! From our very first phone call to receiving our incredibly beautiful photos, Georgi and her team were a pleasure to work with. Given that I worked for many years in the fashion industry with some of the top photographers in the world, I had very high expectations and Georgi exceeded them. I highly recommend Maggie Marguerite Studio!"
- Jennifer, whose daughter celebrated her bat mitzvah in 2016
“I highly recommend Maggie Marguerite for wedding photography. Our wedding photos are beautiful: they are artistic yet natural, and capture both the events and the feel of the day. I know we're going to love looking at them for many years to come (and our families haven't stopped raving about them, either!). Our photographers, Geraldine and Sasha, were both extremely friendly, accommodating, and pleasant to work with on the day of the wedding, and struck the perfect balance between being guided by our preferences for which photos to take and organizing the photos based on their experience. They both had a real eye for little details, and the photos capture so many wonderful little moments that we're so glad were documented. I also can't say enough wonderful things about Georgi, the owner of Maggie Marguerite, who was our main contact from the beginning stages all the way through when we received our photos. She was incredibly patient and thoughtful and unbelievably responsive, as well as having a wonderful artistic sensibility and vast experience. Maggie Marguerite's rates were also quite reasonable, particularly given the excellent product. We are so glad we hired Maggie Marguerite for our wedding and would absolutely do so again.”
- Zoey, married in Brooklyn in 2018
“Creative, seasoned, empathetic, funny, sensitive, talented, diplomatic, chill, inventive, hard-working, an excellent editor and visionary. In short, you can't afford to not hire her for your simcha. She should be the very first contract you sign. After your beautiful event is over, thank goodness Georgi's work will remain forever!”
- Julie whose daughters celebrated their bat mitzvahs were in 2014 and 2018
"I could not have chosen a better photographer! Working with Georgi was such a pleasure, she is extremely responsive and made the entire process so smooth. I worked with Geraldine as my main photographer on my wedding day and she was also amazing, she knew what she wanted and what would work and wasn't afraid to get down on the floor for an amazing shot! Georgi also coordinated my video and saw the entire process through, even through edits to make sure it was perfect. I highly recommend Maggie Marguerite Studio, they're work is excellent. The bottom line is you get one shot at your wedding day photos so you need the best!"
- Kristina, married in Manhattan in 2016
I just love Georgi Richardson and her staff of talented photographers at Maggie Marguerite Studio. We've used them numerous times to photograph our cakes at the bakery and create atmospheric montages of our work environment. We hired MM Studio to capture a special birthday party for myself, and the resulting photos were spectacular! The images speak for themselves, but I can't say enough about the person behind the camera.
- Ron Ben-Israel, celebrity chef and cake designer
These guys are the absolute best! Georgie was so responsive and detailed throughout the entire process and worked really closely with us and our budget. We chose Geraldine and Sasha based on their portfolios on the website. This was SO helpful. We had Geraldine the whole day and Sasha came to shoot for a few hours, which was Georgi's recommendation because of our budget. Geraldine was so great - she got me to loosen up, have fun and the photos came out so good. While I didn't get to interact with Sasha as much, she was really attentive and captured a lot of amazing moments of the evening. We got previews within a week - while we were on our honeymoon so that was really fun to relive everything so soon. The finals came right on time and turned out great. Highly recommend this whole team!
- Carolyn, married in Brooklyn in 2016
"Georgi, Georgi, Georgi! There are not enough positive things we can say about Georgi and Maggie Marguerite Studios. From the very first meeting we had with Georgi until the day we had our hands on our wedding pictures, she was very attentive to our needs and was really easy going, she put all of my anxieties at easy. Georgi gave us a lot of great ideas for our photos in NYC. Our wedding pictures exceeded our expectations. Everyone loved her!"
- Denise, married in Manhattan in 2013
“Georgina Richardson and her team of talented photographers from Maggie Marguerite Studio are the epitome of consummate professionals! They are absolute essential members of the team at any event or shoot, and Georgi is a genius when it comes to food and tabletop photography. Always kind and humorous to everyone, she manages to pull the absolute best out of her subjects. Her style is truly her own and one that everyone here admires. We thoroughly recommend Georgi and her wonderful team of photographers at Maggie Marguerite!”
- Event planner Kate Edmonds, of Kate Edmonds Events
“I expected the pictures to be great but when I saw them I was completely blown away! Every detail of our wedding was captured- facial expressions of joy, moments of tenderness, and the uniqueness of our incredibly special day. What was most appreciated was the fact that the entire process was actually fun and completely seamless. My husband and I have joked that our pictures should be official posters - we have shared them with our friends and family and everyone agrees that they are just amazing.”
- Maria, married in Manhattan in 2017
“Georgi is the one thing about our wedding that was an absolute slam-dunk; she was perfect. She doesn't do any of the cheesy, standard wedding crap: her photos are candid, beautiful, and beautifully composed. I cringe at others' wedding photos because they're not as good as ours. Combine with this with Georgi's pleasant and calming presence during what is inevitably a stressful day, and we'd strongly recommend her to anyone.”
- Chad, married in Brooklyn in 2012
“Georgi, Erica and Geraldine were phenomenal photographers! My sister loved the photographs so much she said, "I wish I could re-do my wedding just to have them photograph it all over again!" They were professional, provided direction, and captured every moment. My wedding was in October and they were able to have all pictures ready in time for us to create holiday picture books to all the relatives. Maggie Marguerite Studios is a gem and a solid pick for anyone looking for a great photographer.”
- Kelly Jo, married in Long Island City in 2015