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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 Institute are part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of American History.
The American Photo magazine 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.
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 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.
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 ODonnell; 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; 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; financier Saul Steinberg; beauty expert and Allure editor Linda Wells; ABC News anchor Peter Jennings; Oprah Winfrey; actress Carey Lowell; Teresa Heinz Kerry; televisions Catherine Crier; cable television magnate Ted Turner; designer Lisa Frank; television anchor Campbell Brown; Senator John Kerry; New Line Cinema CEO Michael Lynn; CBS News correspondent and longtime Meet the Press host Bob Schieffer; models agent Eileen Ford; Warner Musics Edgar Bronfman, Jr.; heiress Christina Getty; Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for the wedding of daughter Caroline Kennedy; ABCs Roone Arledge; NBA basketball sensation Dominique Wilkins; pop singer/songwriter Mariah Carey; 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; hotelier Rand Araskog; bridal designer Anne Barge; socialite Tinsley Mortimer; American Idols 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 Fberg; singer-songwriter James Taylor; New York Governor Mario Cuomo; Coca-Cola president Donald Keough; NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle; actor James Garner; television personality Leeza Gibbons; Ethel Kennedy; actress Susan Lucci; former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani; NBC for weddings broadcast live on top-rated Today show.
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 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 available worldwide.