Denis Reggie is widely regarded as the top wedding photographer in the world. He single handedly transformed the look of staid bridal imagery into the natural, editorial style he termed wedding photojournalism. Through frequent lectures, interviews and published imagery, his stylistic influence within the photographic community has become legend. A series of his photographs requested by the Smithsonian Institution are in the permanent collection at the National Museum of American History in Washington.
“the great wedding photographer of our day”
Town and Country
The American Photo cover story “The Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World,” listed Denis Reggie first among them. For a series entitled “The world’s greatest wedding photographers,” a BBC film crew traveled from the U.K. to Reggie’s home base in Atlanta to produce a 22 minute documentary devoted to him and his celebrated photography approach.
“the best in the business”
His distinctive, spontaneous images have been featured on the cover of LIFE magazine, and named in “Photographs of the Year” by People, LIFE, Time, and Newsweek among other publications. He has been interviewed repeatedly as a guest on NBC’s Today show and has appeared as a guest on Oprah! His photograph of Oprah Winfrey with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was highlighted on an episode of Oprah’s Favorite Things. He has been featured on Entertainment Tonight, VH-1, E! Entertainment Television, CNN and Fox in national and international broadcasts.
“the most influential wedding photographer in America”
A native of Crowley, Louisiana, he was subject of an episode in the popular Louisiana Public Broadcasting series Louisiana Legends. In 2009, he was recognized with the Outstanding Alumni Award – the highest honor bestowed upon graduates of the University of Louisiana. He was the youngest recipient honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, one of the leading industry trade associations.
“a storyteller with a camera…
the hottest wedding photographer of the moment”
The New York Times
Denis Reggie is routinely quoted and has been subject of feature stories in each of the major wedding and photography magazines and in various newspapers including a lengthy Style section profile in The New York Times. His iconic photograph of John Kennedy, Jr. kissing the hand of his bride Carolyn Bessette is credited by The Wall Street Journal as the single watershed image that transformed the look of wedding photography forever.
“best of the best”
His photographs are frequently used in books on weddings, etiquette, and photography including those by Vera Wang, Letitia Baldridge and Town and Country. Reggie’s warm and captivating portrait of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy is featured on the cover of his autobiography- and New York Times best seller -True Compass.
“the finest wedding photographer of his generation”
Photo District News
Reggie was the first wedding photographer recognized by leading camera maker Canon to be a part of its prestigious Explorers of Light program. He was the first to be named to the elite team of 12 top photographers in the world as an Icon of Imaging by Microsoft. He has advised several top websites including Pictage and The Knot and is acknowledged on numerous websites for his contributions to photography.
Denis Reggie’s celebrity client lists reads like a Who’s Who among America’s elite:
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell; ER television star Noah Wyle; Eagles singer/songwriter Don Henley; actor Chris O’Donnell; designer Vera Wang for her New York wedding; former U.S. Senators Howard Baker and Nancy Kassebaum; Metromedia president John Kluge; Forrest Gump producer Steve Tisch; Martin Luther King III; Sony Music president Tommy Mottola; author and Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne; legendary event designer Robert Isabell; famed Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski; John Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette; author Tom Clancy; football great Frank Gifford; Vice President Al Gore for wedding of daughter Karenna Gore; Home Depot co-founder and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank; actor and philanthropist Paul Newman; financier Saul Steinberg; beauty expert and founding Allure editor Linda Wells; ABC News anchor Peter Jennings; Oprah Winfrey; actress Carey Lowell; author and CNBC financial analyst Lakshman Achuthan; Teresa Heinz Kerry; television’s Catherine Crier; cable television magnate Ted Turner; designer Lisa Frank; television anchor Campbell Brown; financier Richard Fuld; New Line Cinema CEO Michael Lynn; CBS News correspondent and longtime Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer; models’ agent Eileen Ford; Warner Music’s Edgar Bronfman, Jr.; Louisiana political icon Edwin Edwards; heiress Christina Getty; past Esquire publisher and Highline school visionary Alan Greenberg; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the wedding of daughter Caroline Kennedy; ABC’s Roone Arledge; NBA basketball sensation Dominique Wilkins; pop singer/songwriter Mariah Carey; maternity wear designer Liz Lange; Senator John Kerry; political strategists Mary Matalin and James Carville; Coca-Cola CEO Neville Isdell; actress Holly Hunter; Academy Award winning Spielberg cinematographer Janusz Kaminski; Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith; All-Pro NFL linebacker Keith Brooking; industrialist David Koch; Backstreet Boys lead singer Brian Littrell; former U.S. Senator John Breaux; hotelier Rand Araskog; bridal designer Anne Barge; socialite Tinsley Mortimer; American Idol judge Paula Abdul; football legend Fran Tarkenton; author Nancy Friday; Wall Street Journal editor Norm Pearlstine; actor Emilio Estevez; basketball star Shareef Abdur-Rahim; Grammy-winning producer Matt Serletic; Gannett CEO Douglas McCorkindale; Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger; designer Kenneth Cole; Alexandra Miller and Prince Alexandre von Fürstenberg; singer-songwriter James Taylor; former New York Governor Mario Cuomo; Coca-Cola president Donald Keough; NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle; actor James Garner; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; television and radio personality Leeza Gibbons; Ethel Kennedy; actress Susan Lucci; former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani; NBC for the weddings broadcast live on top-rated Today show
“…every bride is a celebrity on her wedding day”
Of 1,800-plus wedding assignments, only a limited number have been for high-profile celebrity clients. In fact, over 99 percent of Reggie wedding images are ultimately destined for couples’ wedding albums, not magazines. Denis Reggie caters to brides and grooms without consideration of any résumé: bookings are simply accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for couples from every walk of life. Being chosen as event historian is an honor reflected in the spirit of the service provided to every Reggie bride. His staff is unusually experienced and sensitive in handling the details and nuances of wedding planning with Southern graciousness, warmth, and cordiality. Each is genuinely interested in – and conversant with – the nature of nuptial events, on call to respond with utmost discretion. Coverage is available worldwide.
Denis Reggie Photographers
4168 Wieuca Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30342 USA