wedding guide

Season 2023

Welcome!

I’m so excited you reached out!

It means you are about to start your magical photography journey and I hope to be the best guide for your seamless experience in this wedding adventure of yours.

Along with your trust, I value the connection and transparent communication, that’s why I want you to learn more about me and what you can expect from our collaboration.

I’ve started my photography journey 11 years ago as a hobby when I just moved to New York. The city mesmerized me and sucked me into its spin of never-ending energy that allowed me to create and explore my potential. A decade later, as a business owner, creative CEO and also a mother, I’ve become a person of “quality vs quantity” in both my work and life. Now my family and I split home between New York and Paris, which allows me to do what I love the most: capture joyful celebrations in stunning destinations and nurture my creativity by exploring the European lifestyle.

Why weddings you may ask? Luckily, I’ve found all other little elements in wedding photography that I truly enjoy:

  • Fashion is something I love in my daily life, and I always feel inspired by hand-crafted exquisite wedding gowns or elegant shoes
  • Traveling and exploring new places, cultures and lifestyles is extremely vital for my creativity and
  • Architecture – from a gorgeous Italian villa to a perfectly symmetrical NYC building, my eye is attached by geometry and lines
  • Timeless details and objects – I love stationery, flower textures, candle light, books, anything tangible that can take one to an alternative lifestyle
  • Family and friends – our home is always open to everyone and our family has a reputation of hosting and cooking dinners, so sharing love is just my natural state of being.
  • If you too are passionate about these things, let me know and let’s chat further! Xx

    Bride and Groom at the William Vale Hotel

    + Vendor friend you can fully TRUST and CREATE with

    + Organized PROFESSIONAL yet empathic PERSONAL approach to handle your day with grace

    + STELLAR services and easy communication

    + Carefully curated and beautifully presented gallery to tell YOUR STORY, document YOUR DAY, create YOUR LEGACY

    + ELEGANT and NATURAL PORTRAITS that make you feel like on a magazine cover

    + BEAUTIFULLY STYLED DETAILS that reflect your wedding vision and family history

    + INTIMATE AND MEANINGFUL MOMENTS that go in a split second

    + JOYFUL CANDID PORTRAITS of you and your loved ones having the best time

    + DANCE FLOOR PHOTOS that make you relive all the fun all over again

    WHAT YOUR GALLERY WILL LOOK LIKE

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    To see how we approach a wedding day, read some reviews from previous clients, see our favorite moments and learn about our services and pricing

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    My goal is to capture your story in a stylish, sentimental and timeless manner and to be your vendor asset. That's why I only take a limited number of weddings throughout a year in order to focus on the valuable client experience. I aim to take the pressure out of your shoulders, make a strategic plan for your wedding day and not have you think of any photo-related decisions to make on the day of.

    01 | Assistance throughout the planning process

    After 8 years of photographing weddings, I’m happy to share my experience with you to make your day go smoothly. I prefer to have my hands on wedding day timelines in order to advice you what to expect and how to better distribute the time according to your needs and preferences. We’ll discuss lighting, logistics, photo locations, inspiration boards to make sure we are all on the same page.

    02 | Wedding photography guide with our helpful tips

    Right after the booking you will receive the guide with my photography suggestions and tips for each stage of the wedding day. Based on the client feedback, many couples find at least a few useful notes that they could have never thought of otherwise.

    Additionally, the guide includes my preferred New York based vendors and tips for planning engagement sessions.

    03 | customized collections & flexibility

    To fully acknowledge that your wedding day is unique and may require non-standard coverage, I offer customized proposals. All my engagement sessions, second photographers, album design services and even video coverage are optional add-ons and can be added at any stage of the planning, which offers you more flexibility.

    04 | thoughtful workflow

    About a month before your wedding day I will send you a questionnaire to fill out – this process allows me to smoothly navigate through your day. It will include a Group Shot List Form – to make sure we don't forget any family combination and can call people out to use our time in the most sufficient way. And a Vendor Contact Form – to establish relationship if needed and properly tag everyone online when sharing the photos.

    05 | Authenticity and inclusivity

    Throughout the years I have worked on many different types of weddings and most of all value personal connection and relationship with my couples regardless their background. I enjoy working with LGBTQ+ community and people of different cultures all over the world and am grateful when couples trust me with their love stories.

    “I am still astounded by and grateful for your temperament, calming presence and ability to understand exactly what I needed in every moment to make it through those tougher moments. I don’t know what we did to deserve you.”

    “Larisa herself is so warm and down to earth, and makes you feel confident in her abilities and comfortable, from the moment you meet her. Her photos are magazine quality, full of true emotion, and not your typical wedding shots. We will cherish them forever!”

    “I cannot stress enough how amazing her work is, and you should also know that she is an incredibly kind, thoughtful, professional, and fun person to work with.”

    THE COLLECTIONS

    The coverage begins at:

    with Larisa – $8,500 for weddings, $3,000 for elopements and $1,300 for engagements.

    with Dasha (The Associate) – $4,300 for weddings, 1,800 for elopements and $750 for engagements.

    • Larisa as a Lead photographer

    • Wedding Photography Guide with our tips & suggestions

    • High resolution, no watermark, edited by hand images

    • Sneak peeks a few days after the wedding

    • Online gallery with separate Client and Guest access

    • Personal printing rights & access to the print lab

    • Elopement coverage (less than 8h)

    • Associate as a Lead photographer (pricing starts at $3,000)

    • Second photographer

    • Rehearsal dinner coverage

    • Engagement session

    • Heirloom Fine Art Album

    • Video coverage

    Engagement sessions are an opportunity for us to connect with each other and to capture your pre-wedding romance. As a result, on your wedding day you won't only have a photographer, but also a friend who you can trust. You will be comfortable in front of the camera and can fully enjoyed the day and be in the moment.

    While it’s totally optional to include an engagement session in your coverage, I do suggest you consider scheduling one. Why?

    + To get comfortable in front of the camera

    + For all of us to connect and feel at ease on your wedding day

    + To cover your favorite spots that you can’t visit on your wedding day

    + To bring your pup in

    + To take professional photos for your website, save the dates, or wedding guest book

    + To test your hair and make up in action

    All our Engagement Sessions include:

    • Engagement Session Guide with our tips & suggestions

    • High resolution, no watermark digital photos

    • Online gallery with separate Client and Guest access

    • Personal printing rights & access to the print lab

    Coverage starts at $1,300

    fine art Albums

    Handcrafted albums are a perfect way to reminisce about your beautiful wedding day and start your first tangible keepsake as a married couple. The albums are designed by me using the images of your choice and curated in the best story-telling manner.

    I use a print company based in Canada who provides services exclusively to professional photographers and produces top-quality handmade heirloom products.

    Pricing at $1,500

    VIDEOGRAPHY

    I teamed up with my industry video friends with similar style and aesthetics and now offer their services along with mine. The video package can be added to any photography package (subject to the video team's availability).

    All Video Collections include:

    – Lead and second videographer

    – Professional Lighting Equipment

    – Video Editing

    – Highlight Video Clip (3-5min)

    – Wedding film (25-30 min; optional add-on)

    Pricing starts at $4,200

    FAQ

    Every wedding is unique and requires a personalized approach. That’s why as the next I would like to schedule a call to learn more about your plans and send you a custom tailored proposal.

    No, engagement sessions are optional. However, I can tell from the past experience that they are extremely helpful (and fun!)

    Definitely. Most of my couples decide about it when they receive their gallery.

    Absolutely! I’m based on both NYC and Paris and no destination is out of reach. I thrive on traveling and embracing other cultures.

    Yes, and I highly recommend to have two sets of eyes for fuller coverage. I’ve been working with my second for 5 years now, and she is more of my right hand and creative partner than just an assistant.

    I normally deliver between 80-110 photos per one hour of coverage depending on the event itself and number of photographers.

    Definitely! Let me know if you are interested in a video coverage and I'll tell you more during our first call.

    It’s usually between 5-6 weeks, but a few days after the wedding I’ll send you some sneak peaks to share.

  • Are ambitious, driven, bold and kind-hearted
  • Value thoughtful services and seamless experience
  • Love fashion, food and traveling
  • Appreciate family and friends and invest into memories you create together
  • Are an advocate for sustainability and consume with care
  • Work hard and celebrate life even harder, always with grace and class
  • If you feel like we can be a good fit, let’s schedule a call to dive in. You can reach me with your availability at hello@larisashorina.com .

    I truly can’t wait to talk the details!

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