Hi! I'm Bernard Alexis! A fun and charismatic photographer from Long Island! I'm a husband and father of two beautiful girls. I first started getting into photography while attending visual art classes at Farmingdale State University. I immediately fell in love with the medium and began experimenting with it on my own. Fast forward a few years later, I'm constantly amazed by how I can approach each couple individually and offering them not just a set of images, but also a piece of time and an experience they're sure to never forget.
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Selden, New York 11784Directions
The Wedding Industry
There is a multitude of special occasions that we can celebrate in our lifetime, but nothing compares to a wedding! Celebrating the union of two people who love each other so much, as they decide to embark on their life journeys together is just pure magic! Wedding photography to me captures a roller coaster of moments, and emotions throughout the day - it's a blessing to be a part of the highs and lows! It's also an adventure for me as I get to go around and visit places I normally would never go to in my spare time. The most amazing feeling for me is being welcomed into my couples homes or within their tightest circle of friends and families. It's intimate, exciting and humbling at the same time.
The Wedding Memories
Every wedding I've had the pleasure to capture offered its own unique spin. Probably one that stands out to me the most was when I had to drive the bride to the ceremony because her brother got lost on his way back to pick her up. I get pretty emotional at weddings, and being the dad to two girls, I almost can't help myself from getting choked up during Father-Daughter dances. Overall, I'm a sucker for all the cute moments between my couples, be it during their First Look, or watching the groom's face when his bride is walking down the aisle towards him!
Wedding photography is my specialty. Although I have dabbled tried cinematography a bit, I have found that my heart beats for capturing timeless images.
I have a profound appreciation for making people look their absolute best on their wedding day. Photography brings such an important layer to your day and trusting your memories with me and my team is an honor.
Bernard Alexis Photography started taking shape after I getting involved with modeling photography. The initial idea of taking pictures was to eventually work for a large magazine or modeling firm in the city. As faith would have it, a friend of mine who was in the industry asked me to tag along as a second shooter, and the rest is history! What was once something I was doing as a side gig for extra cash, quickly became a passion and evolved into my business today. Every single day has been a learning experience and an opportunity to get better and do things differently. I'm always excited to hear my couple's stories and show them the amazing work we can accomplish together!
- I get this question at almost every wedding: "Has anyone ever told you that you look like Darius Rucker?"... I personally don't see the resemblance! LOL
- Do you work with second shooters? Yes, I have wedding day collections with just myself or with a small circle of VERY talented buddies!
- How many hours come in your packages? All of my collections offer 'full day' coverage. Let's chat and I'll walk you through it all!
- Do you have liability insurance? Yes, as a registered business in this industry, it's mandatory to carry it, and I can provide a COI if requested!
- Do you travel outside of Long Island/NY? Yes! I love my Long Island weddings, but if you're looking to celebrate elsewhere, take me with you
I love me some outdoor activities when the weather is warm. My favorite season is the summer - I LOVE the hot weather! I own a Jeep and take it out on trails and the beaches all the time. Traveling and spending time with my family is very important to me, so during the summer months, I do block out a few weeks to spend time with the loves of my life!
We are so happy to have gone with Bernard, he truly is TALENTED. As handsome as my husband is, he hates taking pictures so we were a little nervous for the engagement shoot. With the help of Bernard, the pictures came out natural and really captured who we are as a couple. This had us EXCITED for the wedding day! He arrived and was READY to go before the expected time. We are in LOVE with the photos, we have gotten sooo many COMPLIMENTS on how beautiful the pictures came out. BERNARD YOU ARE THE BEST !
Bernard is SO sweet! Photography was a really high priority on my list, and with Bernard we got so much out of our package for a more decent price. We opted for a second shooter (Christian) who was equally as nice, and completely worth it because we got so many more shots that I wanted. At our engagement shoot we were so awkward and unsure of how to pose, and Bernard helped us the entire time- he always kept us laughing and smiling. When our wedding day came, he was on time and I’m pretty sure he stayed past the time he was originally supposed to. We received sooo many pictures back (just under two months time) and there isn’t one I didn’t like, I’m absolutely in love with them! I provided a shot list and Bernard made sure to get every one that I wanted done. My MOH loved him so much too that she actually just booked him for her wedding next year! We would definitely use him again in the future for photo sessions.
Just wanted to do a quick plug for our wedding photographer, Bernard Alexis! We just got the photos back from our Coney Island engagement shoot last weekend, and we are beyond impressed! Bernard was so wonderful and accommodating, and had no problem making the trek at 6:30 AM to get the best lighting. He was also extremely down to earth, and took nearly two hours worth of photos, incorporating a huge variety of backgrounds up and down the beach and boardwalk. We're going to have some tough choices deciding on the save-the-date image, let me tell ya!
Wanted to give a quick shoutout/review for Bernard Alexis Photos! I’m blown away by my engagement photos He was super accommodating, traveling out to Central Park for us. He delivered photos fast- we received an album of almost 200 pictures within 2 weeks. & The way he posed us and edited is amazing! Also, he’s a super good deal with his packages. We’re both pretty awkward with being photographed and I feel like you can’t tell at all. If this is just the engagement shoot, I cannot wait to see the wedding next year ????
Finally received all of my engagement photos and I’m so in love!!!❤️ Working with Bernard from Bernard Alexis photography was a dream. We had sneak peak photos within 2 days and all of our photos in less than 2 weeks???? Planning on getting some of these printed and framed!
Just wanted to take a moment to shine a well-deserved spotlight on Bernard Alexis Photography! My fiancé and I booked Bernard in early 2020– I loved the style of his work and after meeting with him in person we were sold! He is such a personable and funny guy, someone we knew we would honestly enjoy spending our whole wedding day with (because let’s be honest you’re with your photographer almost the entire day) After the difficulty with the pandemic & postponing our wedding, we finally got around to taking our engagement session with Bernard and let me tell you ???????? he did not disappoint. He kept us laughing & comfortable behind the camera, and you can genuinely see that in the candid moments that he captured. He doesn’t get mentioned enough in this group and honestly he deserves all the praise. His work is beautiful and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, as far as wedding photographers go. If you’re newly engaged and on a hunt for a photographer, look this man up!!