Where do I even begin? Yelena and Vladimir are an amazing photography couple. It's fitting that a husband and wife would photograph a wedding together!
They were far more affordable than all the other photographers in our city, and even with t...
he travel fee for them to come to Pocatello they were more affordable, offered more hours of photography and more edited photos, and they had two photographers working the wedding instead of one.
Having two shooters is invaluable. You get different angles, they can simultaneously capture precious moments happening in two different places (how often do you see a sweet moment happening behind the solo photographer's back? Not the case when you have two people! I am so grateful). Plus it saves so much time on the big day to have two shooters. Vladimir took care of the guys' getting ready photos, Yelena was with us ladies getting photos at the same time. When it comes to group shots, one will arrange you or hold the flash and the other takes the picture. They get the perfect lighting because one can hold the flash at the perfect angle and distance while the other snaps the picture.
We even got a few incredible aerial shots because Yelena saw a perfect lighting opportunity and hopped up on Vladimir's shoulders to capture a tender moment. They are so dedicated to their work and getting those perfect photographs!
The photos are still being edited, but they did release a few for us to see on Facebook. Everyone is telling us it looks like a magazine wedding--the colors are so vibrant, the people so beautiful, the lighting so spot on, and the artistic angles make you swoon.
We never felt rushed to get all our photos taken because they offer many more hours of photography than the competition, and they're so knowledgeable that they know how to fluidly move you from one pose to the next, snapping candid shots along the way. Yet they never overwhelm you. Their creativity is astounding--you wouldn't even think to ask for some of the gorgeous photos these two will take. Those artistic photos are my very favorites so far.
Yelena and Vladimir are very easy to get along with (my husband doesn't like taking pictures, but they had him laughing!). They were so willing to answer my many emailed questions, usually giving me more advice or information that answered questions I didn’t even know I had! From the very first meeting I knew I would be comfortable with them. I even had Yelena do a boudoir shoot for me (just her of course; Vlad brought in lighting equipment and then waited in the car until we finished). She helped me pose every hand gesture and point my toes just perfectly to make me look my very best. I felt beautiful, and she would coach me on what angle to turn my shoulders for example, and as soon as I got it she would say, "Perfect, you are gorgeous!" as she snapped a few different photos. I'd never done a boudoir before, but she is the right photographer for the job if you are considering it! She is very comfortable with it, which helps you relax and enjoy the experience! I loved it—it was fun! And again, she is so creative. I cannot wait for my husband to see!
Our photos are stunning, Yelena and Vladimir were more talented and amazing than I could ever have dreamed of, and the hardest part about the whole thing will be choosing which of the hundreds of perfect pictures to print and hang on the walls.
I didn't have to think of a thing, they were just there, capturing every moment for us to treasure.