Denis Reggie

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 truly natural, editorial style he termed wedding photojournalism. The industry has never been the same…his influence is legend. A series of his wedding photographs requested by the Smithsonian Institution are part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of American History in Washington.

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 numerous times 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.

A native of Crowley, Louisiana, he was subject of an episode in the popular Louisiana Public Broadcasting series Louisiana Legends. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award - the highest honor bestowed on graduates of the University of Louisiana.

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.

 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.

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 also first to be named to the elite team of top photographers in the world as an Icon of Imaging by Microsoft. Reggie is sponsored by, and featured on websites of, both companies. He has advised several top websites including Pictage and The Knot and acknowledged on numerous other websites for contributions to wedding photography.