Sean Scanlin

 New York based Photographer Sean Scanlin, specializes in documentary style portraiture. Sean has been known to capture the brilliant moments as they happen and create images true to subjects he works with. He wants brides to live by the motto, ‘you’re beautiful, now go dance’ because they simply are.  The main focus of Sean’s work is to make sure his clients look great and feel great.

After photographing for a decade, Sean has shot weddings in England, The Netherlands, The United States, Rwanda, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Never one to be shy, Sean has become a master at blending in with the cliental and covertly capturing the true magic of every individual wedding.  A photojournalist at heart Sean began his career photographing fashion shows and celebrity filled events. This talent of making people look their best lead to a vast array of clients ranging from Betsey Johnson, Reuters TV, L’Oreal, the New York Public Library, The United Nations, The 911 Tribute Museum, The Akilah Institute for Women, LeCurate, Mrs. Seth Rogen, Stephanie Ruhle of Bloomberg News, and at one point the entire country of Burundi for an amazing music video. True Story.

Sean has been awarded the Knot Best of weddings for consecutive years and is a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association.





Sean is a huge advocate of charity and routinely works with the Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda and Burundi.  This past year Sean was humbled to be selected to Direct an amazing music video featuring the entire country of Burundi Dancing.  To learn more about Akilah please visit

Take a look and if you’re able to watch the entire video without smiling, I’ll photograph your wedding for free.

Happy Burundi