About Us

Fred Marcus Photography became a dream of a young man immigrating to the United States from Germany during WWII.  After leaving Germany, Fred Marcus arrived in Cuba and because of red tape had to make it his home for almost two years.  To make a living and support himself, Fred took photographs of other immigrants and their families on the beaches of Cuba.  He developed them in his bathtub at night, making his bathroom a makeshift darkroom.  Most of Fred’s photographic knowledge was self-taught and he was considered a brilliant portrait photographer.

After arriving in the United States, Fred decided to set up shop in New York City.  The studio is still in the same location that it was 70 + years ago, only much larger.  New York was his choice because his clients from the Cuban beaches were all coming there.  He followed, and they remembered. They used him for their family portraits and soon he was photographing their family events.

Today, people from around the world call to use our services, and they can always count on the highest standards of quality and uncompromising customer service.

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Kayla & Donnie

The entire team at Fred Marcus really went above and beyond with everything. You can tell that everyone really, truly, loves what they do - and it shows. Not only do they love what they do, but they are really good at it too. Pre-, during and post- they were constantly putting us at ease, anticipating our needs, and often offering advice or direction. They are experts. Every bride/groom is unique and they truly made us feel special. Kayla & Donnie

Arielle & Brad Birenberg

Dear Felix and Juan, We have just gotten through looking over all of our proofs and cannot believe how amazing all of the pictures came out on our wedding day. You both truly captured our love and excitement and wanted to thank you for such and incredible job. It was great working with the entire Fred Marcus team during our year of planning - now will be the hard part of picking out the pictures since they are all so great. We will definitely be recommending you both to all of our friends! Arielle & Brad Birenberg

Shelby & Jordan

The entire Fred Marcus team could not have been more friendly and professional. Brian, Anton, and the entire crew went above and beyond throughout our entire wedding weekend. They were so much fun to work with and made us feel comfortable throughout our engagement shoot, rehearsal dinner, and pre-wedding photos. We couldn't be happier with the incredible shots they got.  A huge thank you to Brian and the entire Fred Marcus team for being a part of our wedding and for capturing it all on camera!     Shelby & Jordan

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Kimberly & Jason

I just wanted to thank you again and say how wonderful it was to work with you, Juan and the rest of your team this weekend! You really hustled and made it fun for Jason and I to pose for pics!! We had a great time and the pics we have seen are gorgeous and we can't wait to see the rest! We know you worked so hard and captured our magical weekend perfectly! It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing the pics!! You guys were amazing and we couldn't have asked for better and more hard working photographers! Kimberly & Jason

Stephanie B.

I wanted to tell you how amazing Felix and Juan were at our wedding. I know you already know how talented they are, but on top of that, I still wanted to let you know how professional, considerate, prompt and nice they were.  We only received a few pictures so far, but we were blown away. They are unbelievable and captured the emotion and beauty of the day better than anything else.  The people who saw the pictures were also blown away. I received messages from close friends to random people telling me that they are the nicest and best wedding photos they have EVER seen. I am so happy that we chose Fred Marcus. It was the right choice and the best choice. Stephanie B.

Lauren & Andrew

It was great to work with Fred Marcus Studio. I knew I was getting a high quality product and professional service. I really never worried about how great they were going to be, which was one less element to worry about! Lauren & Andrew

Nancy Edwards

"Peggy, It was great seeing you yesterday - sorry it was so rushed as I was running behind... I simply wanted to thank you again for everything you've done for us these past several months, from the engagement shoot to the wedding itself to these design meetings. It's been an absolute pleasure working with you! You have a rare talent of being able to bring a smile to a person's face even during the most stressful of times." Nancy Edwards

Kelli & David

Kelli and I want to send you and Felix a big thank you for the excellent job photographing our wedding.  I am sure you hear this all the time, but Felix is awesome!  Please give him a huge thank you.  Peggy you were a planning savior. Kelli & David


This is the best night because I'm reliving the bar mitzvah weekend and the pictures are BEYOND! Thank you sooooooo much.  Forward this to your husband and son who need to take the credit.  LOVE THEM! Jodi


I just wanted to thank the 3 of you for helping to make Samantha's Bat Mitzvah what it was. Brian, the posters were unreal and the slow motion you talked me into was a huge hit! I can't wait to see it all! Judi, the montage and entrance videos made the night! No one had ever seen anything so good! Andy, I don't have to see my proofs to know what an incredible job you did! I was relaxed during the photo session because you made it so easy!! Samantha loved you and can't wait to see her pictures! Thank you!!!!! Jodi

Sanae & Dave

Dave and I just finished watching the wedding trailer and the full video; we are struggling to find the right words to explain how unbelievable these videos are! They are beyond anything we could have ever hoped for. We watched the trailer at least a dozen times and got emotional every time. It was such an incredibly beautiful recap of what was the most spectacular night. This really exceeded all expectations. We can't wait to share it with everyone. Next...the full video. We are so lucky you and your team were there to film this night.  Absolutely perfect. From the bottom of our hearts...THANK YOU! We couldn't have asked for a better team to part of our wedding. We are forever grateful. Sanae & Dave

Holly and Matt Jinks

We want to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for being so amazing to work with in Anguilla for our wedding. It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you and we cannot wait to see all of the amazing footage you captured during our entire celebration! We are so grateful for all of the extra time, energy and excitement you put in to make this time in our lives that much more special and memorable! We truly hope our paths cross again! Holly and Matt Jinks

Steven Sendor, Sophisticated Weddings, New York Edition

Felix (and Vlad) were great. Even before I saw the Facebook previews—you can just tell that he is an artist. What I find exceptional is that he has the skill to back up his talent. Working with your company has been a pleasure. We can’t wait to see the rest of the images. Steven Sendor, Sophisticated Weddings, New York Edition


I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that it was a pleasure working with you! The day really went smoothly because of your professionalism, expertise, and easygoing manner. You really made taking pictures fun! Thank you again. Hilary

Haley and David Stern

Today last year we celebrated the most important day of our lives. Looking back we have such incredible memories of our wedding and we were lucky to capture all of them because of you and your team. Haley and David Stern

Ikey Dwek

Andy, for generations your family has always and will always exude class. Ikey Dwek

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Sarah Mohr Fabian

Thank you so much for capturing our wedding with such wonderful style, personality and elegance. Sarah Mohr Fabian

Mariel and Matthew Benjamin

We cannot ever thank you enough for our outstanding albums! We could never have imagined such unbelievable work and such an incredible result! We feel so grateful and priviledged to have had you as part of our wedding celebration and look forward to many more happy occasions together. Mariel and Matthew Benjamin

Kathy and Dennis

I have not stopped looking at Kim and Jon’s magnificent weddings albums! We have been re-living the day of their wedding as we look at the photos in the album. The pictures are so beautiful and full of feeling. Kathy and Dennis

Marla and Harlan Toplitzky

We just went through the pictures for the first time and love all of them. They are all so beautiful and you captured the night perfectly. We couldn’t believe how beautifully they came out. Marla and Harlan Toplitzky

Steven and Jennifer Cohen

Felix and his team were right there every moment of the day and night to capture all of our love and emotions throughout. They were professional, sweet, and patient with us and our families. Steven and Jennifer Cohen

Gillian B. Dinstein

We had a bit of a tough crowd with such a large bridal party and family members running on what we call “South African Time,” but Felix was such a professional and able to get all of the shots done plus handle our large wedding!! Thank you again for being a part of our special day and making things so easy for us—you are all so wonderful and I can’t thank you enough! Gillian B. Dinstein