I’m based in New York City, originally from Russia. I moved in 2012, and am happy to call this crazy place my home since then.
Do you work outside of New York and the US?
I’m always eager to discover new places and explore new lifestyles. Most of the times I don’t plan my trips ahead, and just hit the road as an opportunity comes. So if you are looking to celebrate your wedding in Europe or elope in South America, feel free to shoot me a note and we’ll take it from there.
What is your travel fee?
For weddings outside of the New York’s 5 boroughs, the travel fee is $200.
For weddings that require car rental and/or are more than an hour drive from NYC, the travel fee is $300. In some cases there may be additional accommodation fee depending on your wedding schedule and arrangements.
For weddings that require an airfare, the travel fee covers my flight cost, 2-3 night accommodation and rental transportation if needed.
We are eloping in New York and not familiar with the city, can you suggest best places for taking photos?
Of course! New York is my playground, and I’m always very happy to tour you around my favorite streets and hidden corners.
How many photos do we get?
The number of photos depends on the number of hours you book me for and also on the number of your guests and intensity of your schedule. For example, on a 8h wedding the minimum number of photos I deliver is 400, but most of the times it hits 600-700.
When do we get to see our photos?
It usually takes about 8-10 weeks (sometimes faster; depending on seasonality) to get your wedding photos. You’ll receive a physical package with USB and 4x6 prints and also will have access to your online gallery to share with family and friends.
Do you work with a second photographer?
Most of the times I work alone, but I have a second photographer available to join me. For weddings over 110-120 guests I would advise to have a second photographer for at least the ceremony. We can always customize your package based on your wedding plans.
What do you shoot with?
I’m a Canon girl, and my main cameras are Canon 5D Mark IV and Canon 5D Mark III, and a bunch of lenses of course.
We want to meet you before committing. Are you available for coffee/drink?
Always! I actually insist on meeting in person prior to contract signing to chat more about your wedding and check if we both are comfortable with working together.
Ok, we want you for our wedding. What’s next?
We sign a contract and I collect 30% deposit to book the date. Then we’ll touch base closer to your date, and if you need me to visit the venue with you for a final check, we can absolutely do that too.