About this Vendor
Love. Fun. Adventure.
I am in love with love and joyful wedding atmosphere, brides and grooms looking happy and excited, guests laughing, crying and dancing their feet off and hearts out! I love to capture that special bond two people have, the energy and electricity between them. I enjoy documenting an entire wedding day, and I think that the most ridiculous, emotional, silly, and sentimental moments are most valuable memories. Every single wedding detail makes me absolutely merry, and my goal is to photograph this day in a way that you fully experience it again when looking at your photos.
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video
My (now) wife, Breanna, and I hired Larissa as our wedding photographer and, I'm sure as you're reading through heaps of wedding vendor reviews, but you can stop now. We are ECSTATIC with the choice we made... We think anyone should contact Larissa to make sure you can snap her up for your wedding date. First of all, Larissa is extremely professional while still being wonderfully personable! I think those are incredibly important qualities to seek in someone you are not only doing business with, but also someone that will be capturing your true, joyous selves, as well as a multitude of friends, family and details, at one of the most personal events of your life. She is incredibly prompt in replying messages, and we knew where we stood with her at all times, whether it came to sharing ideas about creative direction, where to shoot our engagement photos, or how we would handle payments. She was organized and responsive, and that made us feel comfortable relying on her to capture such important, and multi-faceted events, personalities, etc. Further, Larissa was extremely flexible, and never seemed at all stressed (in fact she calmed US) about the hectic scene crashing around her that was mine and Bre's life during our wedding planning season and the wedding itself, in fact she seemed to be thrilled at the chance to join in with us at some of our events- she added so much to the experience by just being there, being joyful and calm, and having a blast! Larissa is incredibly warm and engaging, funny and so creative! If her professionalism is what opened the door to our easygoing selves, Larissa's humor, direction, and general friendliness, while still "giving you space" helped coax out mine and Bre's inner models! My wife and I are not naturally comfortable being photographed, but Larissa was patient, would joke with us and talk with us through our pictures, and she helped break me and Bre out of our self-consciousness so that we could take amazing pictures we are wowed by. Larissa is also an INCREDIBLE artist and photographer! She had amazingly creative ideas about where to shoot in our sleepy Brooklyn neighborhood, and an absolute vision as to how our day would best be captured. She has an inimitable style to her photos that is visually arresting, unique, and, very importantly for me and Bre, not cheesy. Our photos range from affectionate, to intimate, joyous, and passionate. Bre and I looked through scores of photographers on various wedding websites and Larissa's were by and far our favorite.That being said, while she has a definite artistic vision, Larissa also worked with us for shots or scenes we requested, so that we never felt like our voices weren't being heard, but just added to. Finally, the pictures arrived exactly when she said that they would, and she added some great panache to our wedding picture package delivery. She printed out many of the best ones on high-quality paper, included the rest on a thumb drive, and had them all bundled in a beautiful package. In all, if Bre and I renewed our vows every year, we would hire Larissa every time, as she is that thing that Bre and I imagine we'd want in any photographer we worked with: a professional and an artist.
Larisa is truly passionate about what she does and that shines through in her incredible work and her quality of service! My husband and I were looking for a “gem” for our 9/2/17 wedding, a “gem” with a portfolio that speaks for itself and is one-of-a-kind, looks like the photos could be included in a high-fashion magazine, but also realistically affordable and within our budget (It seemed too much to ask for in our wedding vendor search!). Larisa Shorina Photography met all of those requirements, so much so that I sometimes wondered, “What was the catch?!” She answered every single one of my e-mails (and text messages!) in a timely manner, offered to meet us for coffee to get to know us as a couple, and then offered to travel the 45-minute train ride to my venue to do a walk-through and help me plan out an itinerary. She arrived on time on the day of the wedding, offered to help our groomsmen with their boutonnieres, and maintained her patience with them bright and early in the morning, even joking around and fitting right in with them! Larisa was never invasive during the wedding and kept to a true documentary style, without staging moments, except for our formal portraits. At the same time, it felt like she was a friend at the wedding because of how kind, down-to-earth, and fun-loving she is - she fit right in. My husband and I are not naturally photogenic and she helped us let loose during our formal portraits. When I saw the photos for the first time, I was so surprised and ecstatic because it was exactly everything I hoped for and saw in her portfolio – I was just shocked that she was able to capture those poses with how nervous we were in the moment during our “first look.” She made us look like professionals! Larisa was by far one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life - I mean that. She captured every beautiful moment of our wedding - nothing went unnoticed! Thank you so much, Larisa! We are forever grateful for you!
If there were 10 stars, I would give them to Larisa. She was *BY FAR* the best vendor we hired for our wedding! I work in TV, so I was very apprehensive about who we hired to take our photos. I did a ton of research, and kept coming back to Larisa's beautiful images. Her style is candid and laid-back, yet polished and elegant. She took our engagement photos and she also photographed our City Hall wedding. I first found her online, and LOVED her work, but was a little nervous about hiring someone from the internet without knowing them. So we set-up a meeting and went over our vision and potential shoot locations. She was receptive, enthusiastic, and had great input and ideas. Our engagement photos were unreal! Just what we wanted and more. They were also a hit with our friends and family. Everyone kept complimenting them! Larisa was on-time and very professional, and she went above and beyond to ensure that we got all the shots we wanted. She schlepped all over town with us, and even helped carry our outfits while we were posing for photos-- a true professional! A few months later, she photographed our elopement at NYC City Hall. It was a rainy day, and my husband and I were nervous about how the pictures might turn out. Larisa had a positive attitude all day, and stood in the rain just to get the right shot! It definitely paid off, the pictures looked like out of a magazine. In fact, BRIDES Magazine featured our photos on their Instagram page. Your wedding photos are the way in which you'll remember that special day... I'm so happy that we get to reminisce through Larisa's beautiful photographs. My advice: HIRE LARISA. Look no further!!!!!!
Having Larisa capture our wedding day was probably the best decision that I have made since saying "yes" when Joshua popped the question. From the consultation, where I spilled out all of the exciting plans for the big day (some of which were not even finalized at that time..), to the presentation of her finished masterpiece, her love for photography and even more specifically, for capturing love through her lens was resounding. She provided great (and much needed) insight into preceding with the wedding day itinerary based on the time of sunset and my request to additionally capture us in the city that we met in and live in, NYC on our wedding day. While I was so pleased with what I had believed she had captured on our wedding day, her finished product surpassed my best imagination. She has an amazing way of not just capturing the bride and groom on their wedding day, but also the ambiance of the occasion. It was so amazing to see the emotion of those in attendance, as well as the emotion on my and my now husbands face throughout the portraits. I cannot speak highly enough of how truly an amazing Larisa is! If you are looking for a fun, sweet, spunky and positive influence with an amazing ability to capture love, look no further and contact Larisa Shorina today!
Only positive emotions and great photos! My friend recommended Larisa to me - she really enjoys her Instagram and I was really excited about the upcoming photoshoot. And it all went so well - we did not have to worry about anything - it seemed that we were just walking and enjoying ourselves and Larisa captured all those precious moments for us! Larisa, thank you for your talent!
Very accomodative and responsive. She was not late for the photo shoot and was very professional about her work. She made us feel that she was putting a lot of effort in capturing the right moments. Would love to have her take our city hall wedding photo as well. Overall highly recommended.
We eloped in NYC and luckily we chose Larisa to capture our adventure. She was absolutely perfect. Larisa is such a lovely, fun, interesting and TALENTED person. The shooting felt so natural and we love the results. We can't thank her enough. She will always be in our hearts because she made our special day even more special :-)
If you are considering Larisa for your wedding, look no further. Larisa is both a professional and an artist. When we first met I came to her with a loose vision and she took it from there, showing photos from similar venues, which was comforting. One month before the wedding Larisa even requested that we go visit the venue together so she had the lay of the land for the day of and was ready to go. We truly appreciated the effort and dedication it takes to do this. On the day of, she arrived very early and photographed us getting ready even though she wasn't contracted to start until later on. She was so pleasant and fun to be around - we're a bit of a camera-shy couple and Larisa's personality was so easy going, she made it a breeze. Our photos came right on schedule and in a wonderfully cool package. We're so happy with every last one of them. The only thing we were sad about: we don't have another excuse to work with Larisa anytime soon. LOVE!
It’s hard to express how happy I am that I found Larisa. We had our wedding in New York City this year. She was amazing, so professionally tentative and super pleasant. We felt absolutely comfortable around her. Larisa also didn’t get tired for a second. We met at the Four Seasons Downtown and she walked all over the city with us. The communication was flowing and she knew exactly what we needed (much better than us) lucky us 😉 The pics she sent us put another big smile on our faces and reminded again how perfect that day was! All in all, we just couldn’t ask for a better photographer.
Everything was great! Larisa is so talented and nice!
Larisa was the perfect photographer for our wedding! She's about a quarter/half the price of most photographers of her caliber out there (especially one's located in NYC). Larisa is extremely professional, and her photos were better than most I'd seen out there. I was shocked at the amount of content that she was able to get and the quality, as she came alone and covered the entire wedding by herself. Would 10/10 recommend! Especially for those who are picky about photos (like myself, as I like almost zero pictures of me typically) AND those who are on a budget.
Larisa was a joy to work with! She's really talented, has a keen eye for perfect moments and really shot the wedding in the best light, capturing the events beautifully in the moment and also working her magic to make them happen. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a talented photographer!
Larisa is wonderful to work with -- she took fantastic pictures of our wedding day, and we absolutely love the photos. Book Larisa for your wedding, and you will not be disappointed!
Larisa was an absolute legend! Top quality photos and excellent editing! We came all the way from London to get married in New York and didn't have a chance to meet Larisa first, but we loved her portfolio's high quality photos and the overall style. And we were not disappointed - Larisa is a lovely and warm person, making it easy to be yourself in front of the camera. She went the extra mile in every sense possible and as a result we have amazing photos of our wedding day (better than we could have imagined). Highly recommended!
We just received our photos from Larisa and we couldn’t be happier. It was very important to us to have photos of the day that we could keep for the rest of our lives and share with our families- Larisa did not disappoint. She was easy to work with leading up to the event and the day of. The final presentation was perfect! We received a USB with all the photos and a beautiful website. She should be charging twice as much! Book her now! Thank you, Larisa. We are very grateful. Love, Raquel & Will
I love Larisa's instagram and I always wanted to do a photoshoot with her - but couldn't do it as we live in London. Fortunately she came to visit London in February and we used that great opportunity to have an engagement photoshoot with her. I couldn't be happier both with the process and the result! She is very supportive and proactive, a real professional. It was super comfortable and easy to be photographed by Larisa for me and my partner who is not a big fan of being a model:) and the photos she made are gorgeous! It was raining heavily on that day (what else would you expect from London...) - but she managed to capture the mood and the beauty of the day - the colours, the setting, everything about her pictures is perfect! I highly recommend Larisa!
Larisa is a truly amazing photographer with such a beautiful personality inside out! We were very happy to found Larisa for our family photos and capture the most amazing time of waiting for our little one! Although my husband is not a great fun of photo sessions, Larisa was sooo friendly and accommodating, and within minutes made us feeling relaxed and enjoy ourselves. I keep looking at our photos with a smile and can't wait to have another family session with you Larisa! Thank you so much! Xx
We chose Larisa because we got along really well and loved her style. We are so glad we did. Our pictures turned out beautifully and Larisa was great with all our family and friends. Larisa is so easy to work with. She was incredibly transparent about pricing which made putting a package together easy and stress free. She also helped us plan our schedule for the day and gave great advice. We've already recommended to her our friends who are using her for their wedding.
Larisa did great job! All photos are perfect! We are very greatful!
Larisa was so wonderful to work with. Her style I would describe has a modern, light, editorial feel - exactly what we were going for. She was a blast to have around during the day of - she managed to keep everyone calm, even though the girls were of course running late, and kept the energy high for the after ceremony photos. She clearly went above and beyond what she was obligated to do and the final set of photos was a gorgeously matching and perfectly captured the dreaminess of the day. We are truly grateful to have had her as our photographer! Jen & Ed
We would like to say huge thank you to Larisa for our stunning pictures. We’ve been planning our wedding in New York for a long time and it was really important for us to find not only a professional photographer, but the person who would capture our emotions, decorations and surroundings exactly as we imagined in our dreams. She made us feel so relaxed and natural , so even my husband, who absolutely hates being in front of the camera, did like the way she interacted with us and found that he actually can be very photogenic without any special efforts :) We didn’t meet her before, but from the first minute we felt that she is our old friend. Larisa found so many beautiful places that I’d have never even noticed, and it was such a huge help to have her confidence and creative ideas. We’ve got fantastic result! She perfectly captured the essense and spirit of our wedding day and we are truthfully grateful to Larisa for being a precious part of our small but very momentous ceremony. I would recommend Larisa to everyone who is getting married in New York and especially to those who loves New York the way she does. She feels and captures special magic of this city and her job will definitely exceed your expectations. Thank you, Larisa!
Larisa was so great! Very easy to coordinate with, a calming force on the day-of and she got some fantastic pictures. We are so happy we chose her!
Larisa did a fabulous job with our engagement photo shoot and our wedding (we did day before and day of). Cannot recommend her enough - she knows the city, knows Central Park, is great at directing and provides a fabulous finished product. Wedding or not we will use Larisa again in NYC! She even got great pictures of my picture-phobic husband! When we got them back he loved them! Book her now!
Larisa did an amazing job! I could not be happier with my photos. She took lots of great action shots knowing I did not want to spend much time on photos. Also got everyone organized quickly for staged photos.
Larisa did a great job with our engagement photos session. She has a casual style and captured some great in the moment shots. Just make sure you give yourself plenty of time in between making the appointment and receiving the pictures. We're assuming that she's very busy that's why we always received delayed responses.