We are Marina and Alex, a team of wedding photographers, based in Europe.
If you’re reading this, then chances are, you’ve already seen some of our images, and we don’t need to tell you how much we love the warm and delicate sunset light and all shades of ocean blue, how happy we are when we manage to capture a bride’s timid smile on her wedding morning, or the look on a groom’s face when he sees his sweetheart in her wedding dress for the first time. How excited we are to travel to new places and make sure you have pictures of everything that surrounds you on your special day, because we know there’s a reason why you have chosen this place.
We take photos of big beautiful weddings in the most amazing parts of the world, but also cherish sweet intimate events when you just want to share those precious moments with the closest people. We truly honor your trust when you choose us to document your wedding. Each couple is special to us, and it’s never a routine!
We are fine art photographers, which means our goal is to capture your marriage in the most artistic way, so that each time you look at the photos, you see your beautiful story unfold through the images in a unique way. We won’t be forcing you into the still life poses, but you can count on our advice and help when you’re a bit shy in front of the camera – we will choose the best and most flattering angle without being obtrusive, and show your love the way it is: the way you smile, the way you touch, the way you look at each other.
We shoot both film and digital, which allows us to get the most out of every lighting situation during your wedding: you will receive gorgeous images with the distinctive timeless film look, the ones that you love seeing on the pages of world famous blogs and magazines, but you will also see your guests having fun after the sun goes down. We want you to remember every detail of your wedding day!
Our mission is to preserve the precious moments of your wedding, and create images that will be taking you back to that day and make you feel the way you did then. We won’t surprise you with overly obvious post-production of images – we love to keep photos natural and elegant, just the way our couples are.
Our love, our art, our travels keep us inspired, and we are thankful for an opportunity to share it with you day after day!
Sincerely, Marina and Alex
Film or/and digital?
For the most part of the wedding day – bride and groom’s morning preparations, couple portraits, ceremony and decor – we use our film cameras along with the digital equipment. Film photos are everlasting classics, which never gets out of style. Amazing light embracing the couple, special expressiveness, depth and the beauty of the film pictures go far beyond what words can describe.
The dinner and the party, emotions and dancing, these moments are no less important than the ceremony itself. We keep our powerful digital cameras ready at all times. Their speed, dynamics and adaptation for poor light conditions allow us to capture every precious moment of your celebration!
1 or 2 photographers?
What is the benefit of having two smoothly functioning photographers? Well, first of all, we can shoot in different places at the same time. For example: bride and groom getting ready at different locations. If we are at the same spot we shoot at different angles. During the ceremony one of us captures the couple’s kiss, another one gets mom’s happy tears. We don’t compete for a better angle or couple’s attention. Together we strive for the best final result for you.
If you are having a cozy family type celebration with no more than 20 or 30 guests, than you will do fine with just one photographer. However, two shooters will obviously provide you with more pictures, more variety of angles and emotions. Two photographers is the guarantee that nothing of your celebration will be missed.
How many hours of coverage to choose?
When considering the number of hours for which to book a photographer, please make sure they include all the moments of the wedding that are important for you.
8 hours will include bride and groom morning preparations, ceremony, couple’s portrait photoshoot and the first hour of the dinner. If you wish to have cutting of the cake and the party beginning also documented, then we suggest you book at least 10 hours.
A 12 hour booking will guarantee, that you’ll have everything covered. The cake, the fireworks, the guests dancing at the party and jumping into the pool afterwards – all of it will be captured till the last minute. If you wish to have a complete account of your wedding – that is the right choice for you
Engagement session/pre-wedding photoshoot
This is the photo session conducted one or two days prior the wedding or way before the wedding. It is a good chance to get to know your photographers better, and get used to their work style. You will see how we roll. And you will definitely relax, have fun and receive great photos afterwards!
As a result, during the wedding you’ll feel yourselves much more comfortable and natural in front of the camera. Sounds great, right?
It is also a good opportunity to make pictures which – due to various reasons, mostly lack of time – are impossible to do during the Big day. This could be anything from climbing the mountains, or reaching fantastic far away locations, to changing three sets of clothes during the shoot or catching the magic sunset at the right spot.
We are pretty sure that the area surrounding your wedding location offers many wonderful places for a photoshoot, which are not reachable during the wedding day. With a pre-wedding photoshoot we will certainly have enough time for everything.
Rehearsal or welcome dinner session
If you are having a destination wedding, then most likely your guests arrive the day before. Some of them will see each other after a long period, some will meat for the first time. If you wish to have these touching moments documented as well, we will gladly make it part of our package.
When will the photos be ready?
Your wedding photographs will be ready in three months. We will create a special beautiful online gallery for you. Pictures from this gallery can be viewed and downloaded as well. This is quite handy if your relatives and friends live far away. All you need to do is send them a link and wait for their delighted responses.
We believe that every couple should have a wedding album. Digital photos just stay on the computer, but the album… You take it out whenever guests come to visit. Relatives and friends love going through its pages. Well, you will open it many-many times, living through those happy moments over and over again.