Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.


It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

–Henry David Thoreau

Life is short and too quick does one of the most memorable days of your life end. After the music stops, the flowers lose their beauty, and the cake is cut the only thing you have to relive your special day are the photographs. Dionysus Studios was created to preserve those wonderful memories the way they occurred. In a time of all things instagramed, filtered, and oversaturated the team at Dionysus captures each event with a natural and elegant style. Using natural lighting techniques and a photo journalistic approach our images become timeless and preserve their natural beauty to be shared with friends and family for generations to come. From the first look, to the reactions during an emotional ceremony, to the last dance our team is there to tell your story. Let us be part of your day and we will bring your story to life each and every time you open your wedding album.



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The Team

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      Alex Smirnov
      Photographer/Creative Director
      Alex’s photography career began at the age of 18 as an assistant to some of New York’s most notable photographers within the industry.  His extensive experience in film photography set a foundation that progressed into the digital age.  Since 2005 he has been photographing full time in New York City, his editorial style with a blend of traditional has brought him great success as a wedding photographer.


      As a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) and Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) the importance of attending trade shows and seminars to stay up-to-date with the latest products, techniques and trends within the industry is significant to Alex’s success.

      “I embrace life, making sure to always have an open mind to the world around me. Above all I strive to live creatively and push the scope of my experience for adventure and for passion. My most vital piece of gear is not my camera but my imagination.”

    • Vladimir Grinberg


      Photojournalist/Film Maker

      Bio Coming Soon!