Hello! I‘m Alexis Buatti-Ramos, founder and principal photographer for Hyphen Photography, Inc. When I’m not behind the lens, you will find me leading art & design for a NYC children’s theater, at the gym, or exploring the beautiful tri-state area with my family, including my adorable nephews.

I love the work and I truly enjoy meeting people like you, who are so generous in sharing your stories, your family and your smiles with me. But before we get started, here are some basic ground rules when it comes to booking a photography session:

“There’s No Crying in Photography”

Actually, there is sometimes. With kids, or traffic, or life happening, we may find ourselves beginning a session with a mix of emotions. That’s okay. Our goal will be to make you smile, ease any possible tension and make sure you walk away feeling great about yourself and how you look!

“No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service”

Hm, this isn’t totally true either… Want to kick off those shoes and run into the surf or feel the grass between your toes? Go for it! We’ll be there right alongside you, getting down on the ground, jumping up high or basically doing whatever it takes to get a great shot. You should feel relaxed and free to do whatever feels natural for you and we’ll make sure to capture it.

“Say Cheese”

Okay, you know what? All of these rules are bogus. We pride ourselves in getting close enough to capture the candid intimacy of your family without getting in the way of a good time. We’re happy to follow your lead and gently encourage you when we see something great. Let us capture all those moments you can’t.

Amazing as always. You make the whole experience
look like magic in still image.
— Drew P.