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Thomas Craven Film Corporation

5 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

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‘21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021


Thomas Craven Films has been in business continuously since 1952. We work for companies, non-profits, government agencies, and individuals. proving video production and editing, still photography and webcasting of meetings and events.

We work closely with each client, to fully understand what is wanted, and we always try to offer the highest possible quality of services, at reasonable cost.

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33 customer reviews

27 October 2023

Event & Party Photography

Michael provided professional photos of my parent's 80th birthday party. I was nervous because I never used a professional photographer but Michael really made me happy with the photos he took and moments he captured. Thank you Michael.

19 October 2023

General Photography

Michael was fantastic. He arrived early to meet the birthday girl and started to take pictures before the guests arrived of the venue. He was friendly, engaging, flexible, listened to all our requests and delivered. Traditional photos plus many candids that were priceless! So happy with him- I wish I had another party to plan as I would hire Michael back in a minute! Thank you Michael! Great job! More...

18 October 2023

We needed a photographer for my daughter’s engagement party that wasn’t going to be expensive. Luckily, we found Michael from Michael Craven Photography. I am so happy that we did! Michael was wonderful! He was easy to talk to and did exactly what I wanted. The pictures are beautiful. He emailed me the link to view the pictures in just two days! I even received a flash drive. I highly recommend Michael Craven Photography and look coward to using Michael again! More...

29 August 2023

Event & Party Photography

Working with Michael at Thomas Craven was easy because of his efficiency, promptness, and responsiveness. He captured everyone (ALL 72 people) at our corporate event expertly and beautifully. We will be hiring Michael again for all of our future events. Highly recommend. More...

23 January 2023

General Photography

Michael is patient and professional. I am completely satisfied with his service. He did my daughters sweet 16. The photos are perfect. This was my 1st time using bark. I was a little nervous but Michael made me feel comfortable through out the entire process. More importantly he knew when or which special moments to capture without me having to ask. I will definitely use his service again and recommend his service. His rate is reasonable as well💕 More...

30 May 2022

Michael was amazing! First of all, he's a consummate professional- he arrived on time, was courteous to all of my guests and I, and even worked around all of their cell phone snapping photos! He captured every moment beautifully. His photos were fantastic quality and the color saturation was warm and complimentary. He has earned himself a spot as our family's go-to photographer! Thank you Michael for making my 50th birthday unforgettable!! More...

14 December 2019

Mr. Cravens was professional and pleasant to work with. He arrived on time and took a variety of candid and posed photographs of the event. He was easy to talk to and provided up-front information of the way he works. I would recommend him. More...

11 December 2019

General Photography

Michael was very nice to work with, very patient and agreeable, our daughters pictures came out really beautiful!!! Thankyou for our memories

9 December 2019

We had the best experience with Mike! He did our children birthday parties and outdoor baby photoshoots . He was on time, professional, and very interactive with children. I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job! He also made sure everyone's face was visible when taking the large family picture at the end of our parties. He remembered the little details we shared about what we prefer in our cultural wares and poses. He gave us all the raw and edited pictures through an online link and as well as in a high quality flash drive for the same price. I would definitely recommend him to anyone! My family also really liked him too, and thought we did a great job in choosing our photographer. More...

24 August 2019

I enjoyed working with this company. Michael made it easy for me to transfer documents and communicated daily with me regarding the progress of my video. This was the very best experience I have had with a professional video editor.
Ms. A. Rice

24 July 2019

I really enjoyed working with him for my bachelorette party at the rooftop pool. Even though It was little inconvinient for him to have to wear bathingsuit and act like my guest, he was very cooperative to achieve what has to be done. His quote was very reasonable and he gave me edited photos along with original one the following day. Very express service and professional, christal clear touch on photos and very responsible photographer. I asked him to take both set positioned pictures and paparazzi style, which he did more than what i asked for. I am glad i went with him for my party. More...

17 July 2019

Micheal Craven is a true professional. He arrived promptly and greeted everyone in a friendly professional manner and was ready to start photographing immediately. Working with Micheal was a pleasure! He made my daughter's prom day very special. He captured candid moments of friends and family that are invaluable to us. Additionally he provided full dedication to the day. He stayed behind late allowing photos to be taken with one late arrival. Overall I was so pleased with his services I attempted to book him for graduation day as well but unfortunately he was booked. I look forward to using his services again in the future and I'd recommend him time and time again. More...

11 July 2019

Michael did a wonderful job photographing our son’s First Birthday! He was very professional and took pictures that were beautifully done. He truly was a pleasure to work with and captured our special moments. He also sent us our edited pictures right away and checked to make sure we received them as well. Michael is a true professional who stands by his word since he provided everything that he mentioned to us. We couldn’t be happier with our choice to have him photograph our event and will definitely have him photograph future events as well! We highly recommend him! More...

8 June 2019

Michael was an amazing photographer and a pleasure to work with! Aside from being very responsive, Michael was flexible and early to both the shoot and event. We did an outside photo shoot and an in door event and Michael was able to accommodate all of our requests. His turnaround for pictures and editing was fast and all of our guests loved his pictures when we used them as centerpieces for an event. It was a pleasure to work with Michael and I highly recommend him. More...

9 February 2019

Michael Craven is an amazing videographer, with sharp eye, perfect customer-service attitude, and excellent editing skills. His team is well-suited to perform complex videography tasks. I highly recommend Michael to everybody in need of good videos. More...

7 February 2019

We reached out to craven films about a week before our small city hall wedding. Michael showed up earlier than asked and took some amazing photos of our wedding. After the ceremony we took some photos on the waterfront that came out amazing. Would definitely recommend Thomas craven films to anyone and plan to use them in the future. More...

25 January 2019

The photographer showed up early so that everything was set-up with no chance of problems. The photos were great. He asked what we wanted and did that and more. He captured the spirit of the party. More...

5 January 2019

General Photography

He is an amazing photographer!

29 November 2018

Perfect from start to finish, very professional, punctual and great communication. Quality of photos is amazing with beautiful composition, moments captured and delivery. Will contact again for future events and recommend to friends. Thank you! More...

28 November 2018

The best thing I did was to hire Michael Craven to take photos at my husbands 90th Birthday party. Fabulous photos and he was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend him.

18 September 2018

Michael was amazing! He was very prompt and attentive. He went over and beyond to make sure all moments were captured. He also made it a priority to capture everyone there! When my backdrop that I purchased didnt stand correctly, HE insisted on running to the store to get the appropriate tape to help it to work. He was kind, patient and blended right just as one of my guests did. Everyone loved him. We will continue to use his services for our events. More...

5 September 2018

Mike did splendid camera work and his pictures speaks itself. He covers every moment of the event which even amazed me a lot!

I would say he is passionate photographer with good heart 😀

16 August 2018

It was a great pleasure working with Mr. Michael. He was very patient, friendly and dedicated to his work. He was hired for my daughter’s first birthday party. He was there before time to see the location. We had the best quality pictures from him. He completed the work on time as we spoke. Will hire him again. I would highly recommend him. My entire family loved his photography. More...

16 August 2018

Mr. Craven was very accomodating and easy to work with. He took great pictures at my daughter's sweet sixteen birthday party. Communicating with him via email was quite easy as well. Price was great! More...

26 July 2018

Thomas was great.. He took amazing pictures for my babies bday.. He was so patient and tried to capture best pics.. We feel so grateful. . I would definitely recommend him.. More...

24 July 2018

Micheal showed up early, was professional and courteous. Got to work right away didn’t have to give him directions. He knew what to do. Pics came out beautifully. Would definitely recommend this corporation. also their price is budget friendly. Thanks Micheal More...

18 July 2018

General Photography

We used Thomas Craven Film Corporation for a Sweet Sixteen. Michael was our photographer. He was professional and took great pictures of the venue. We couldn't be happier. We highly recommend him. More...

7 June 2018

On a quest to find a photographer for my 50th birthday event, I did a Google search. Bark popped up and after entering my info & what I what I was looking for, Michael Craven responded. His response was both prompt and professional. MIchael maintained contact and subsequently accepted the assignment to photograph my event.

I am both pleased and satisfied that I made this decision. Not only did Michael capture the candid moments of my party but the photos are TRULY a reflection of its beauty and ambience.

Thank you BARK and Thomas Craven Film Corp for helping me memorialize this special event.

9 February 2018

Michael was absolutely great to work with! His pictures of our daughters first birthday party were awesome- captured candid moments throughout the event and they were extremely high quality. Michael was very punctual with providing the pictures the following day. I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a special event photographed. We hope to use him again in the future! More...

23 January 2018

Event & Party Photography

Michael was very professional from start to finish. Unobtrusive, accommodating & his rate was very reasonable. I highly recommend him & would use his services again in the future. He was amazing!

23 January 2018

Michael was very professional from start to finish. Unobtrusive, accommodating & his rate was very reasonable. I highly recommend him & would use his services again in the future.

21 January 2018

Michael was our photographer for my twins birthday party!
He took beautiful pictures and captured all of our Kodak moments!
He helped me with projector for slideshow that it was not his duty at all.
He was on time, professional, trustworthy, and so understanding!
He will be our photographer for life time!

14 December 2017

General Photography

Working with Thomas Craven film corporations Michael Craven was absolutely amazing, he is very professional, expert, experienced photographer. he arrived on time, stayed way longer than Our contracted time slot, provided me with raw pictures on SD card, send me links to 3 different sizes of pictures with amazing editing, he also provided me all the edited pictures is DVD's. I definitely recommend him and use him in my future parties . More...


The secret to taking a great photograph is to look and to think: to look at what is there, and to think how you can make the most of it, to make truly memorable and impactful photos.

I always ask clients to describe the event or activity I'll be photographing, tell me about the location, the people who'll be there, the lighting and the decorations, any particular group photos they'd like to have, and what will be the most important memories for them.

What I most enjoy is meeting and working with people, in all types of situations. I also greatly enjoy editing the photos I've taken, and putting them together in collections and albums that can help people remember an relive special occasions.

I've been taking pictures since receiving a camera when I was a child, Bit by bit, I've expanded the scope of my work and I continue to seek out new challenges and learn how best to address them. Working with photography and video clients is a natural outgrowth of my photographic experience.

There are many excellent photographers out there. The advantage I offer clients is personal contact. I always listen carefully, making sure I understand what is wanted, and I'm available to clients long after the photography of an event has been completed.

While event photography has to be done in-person, we can remotely photograph products. We are making printed books of event photos for many clients, and we can also digitize (scan) and enhance your printed photos, and transfer your old videotapes, films, audio cassettes and records to digital files.

All our photographers are fully vaccinated, and we always wear masks at all events. We listen to the concerns of all our clients, and respect each client's wishes.


We provide all types of still photography - portraits, events, commercial, corporate and travel. Please contact us for links to samples of our work

Craven Films has been producing films and video programs since the company was founded in 1952, by Thomas Craven. We have produced more than 2,000 complete film and video programs, and we have also covered many personal and corporate events, including weddings, parties and meetings. We can provide all the services you need for your video - filming, editing, graphics and animation, music, narration and on-line hosting. We can also provide almost any type of stock footage. Our rates are reasonable, and excellence is always expected, and delivered.

We can scan your photos - slides and prints - giving you excellent digital copies at the highest resolution. We can enhance the photos, adjusting the color, contrast, highlights and shadows, and more. We can often remove unwanted objects, and we can post your photos in on-line albums that you can share with all your family and friends. Please contact us for more details and a customized price quote for your project.

We can broadcast your event - personal or corporate - on any of a number of platforms. We can also supply all needed camera, audio and lighting equipment for single or multi-camera coverage. Prices vary widely for this type of service, so please contact us with the details of your project for a complete customized price quote.

We do a lot of work, for companies, non-profits and individuals, digitizing old films, videotapes, and audiotapes.

We can handle 8mm and 16mm film, and also 35mm film. We can handle any type of audiotapes - audio cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, DATs. and more. And we can handle all formats of videotape, including the personal - VHS, VHS-C, Betamax, 8mm, Hi-8, DV - and the professional - 3/4" U-Matic, Betacam, DVCAM, DVCPRO, and many others. We can make any type of video files, including MPEG-4, QuickTime and others, and we can put your video on DVDs. For audio tapes, we can give you MP3 files, WAVE file or AIFF Files. Please contact us for a detailed, custom price quote.