Wedding and Elopement Photography in New York and destinations. City
 

This is so much more than just a happy day…

That’s the day when you’re with the people you love and care about.

That’s the day when you begin a great adventure with your significant other.

Make it memorable. This is going to be wonderful.

 
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We’re the right fit if you’re looking for:

  • a personable approach that goes beyond just taking photos on one day

  • a fresh, modern, and heartwarming visual narrative of your day

  • a balanced mix of candid shots and family portraits with the photographer that makes everyone feel at ease

  • photographs that are MEANINGFUL to you and your family

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On the day of the wedding, Vital made my husband and I feel at ease. I didn’t even notice he was there. I was able to truly enjoy the moments with my husband, and (somewhere) in the background Vital was capturing all of this raw emotion.
— bride

Pricing

Engagement/lifestyle Session, starting at $400

  • Personalized recommendations

  • 1 hour of coverage

  • NYC/Long Island Location or somewhere else*

  • Full resolution photos with printing rights

  • Online private gallery

Elopements,
starting at $1150

  • Personalized planning & location list

  • Vendor recommendations

  • Up to 4 hours of coverage

  • Full resolution photos with printing rights

  • Online private gallery

City Hall Weddings,
starting at $600

  • Personalized recommendations

  • 2 hours of coverage

  • Full resolution photos with printing rights

  • Online private gallery

wedding day,
starting at $2450

  • Online or in-person consultations

  • "Your wedding" questionnaire, which helps you with final preparations

  • Vendor recommendations

  • Engagement session

  • Up to 8 hours of coverage

  • Full resolution photos with printing rights

  • Online private gallery

*There are no travel fees for NYC and Nassau County

Don’t find what you’re looking for?
INQUIRE FOR A tailored-to-your-needs PACKAGE.
let me hear you out.


How we do it

Step 1

Get in touch!

Fill out the inquiry form in the CONTACT section, and I will get back to you within 24 hours. We can set up a quick call or do everything via email. Whatever works best for you! We’ll talk about your vision and ideas and dreams, and I will walk you through the process and answer your questions.


Step 2

How to book?

I will email you a tailored proposal with a few options that fit your needs, and you will have 72 hours to book before your proposal expires. To lock your date, we need the signed contract and the non-refundable 30% retainer fee. Then it’s official. Let’s do a happy dance (no one will see)!


Step 3

Your engagement session.

An engagement session is a perfect opportunity to get comfortable in front of a camera before your wedding day and, of course, to create an intimate story of your love. It’s fun, stress-free, and very romantic!
It can be in NYC or on Long Island (or somewhere else) - it’s up to YOU. You can use these photos for save-the-date cards, invitations, frames, and whatnots.


Step 4

Engagement gallery delivery.

Your beautiful and heartwarming photos will be delivered within three weeks. YES, JUST THREE WEEKS. You can use these photos for save-the-date cards, invitations, frames, your wedding website, and whatnots. You will love these photos, promise!


Step 5

Getting ready for the wedding!

You will get a detailed wedding questionnaire approximately two months out, which will help you finalize your preparations and will give us all the little details: your timeline, locations, family groups, etc. With this questionnaire, we’re locked and loaded for your wedding!


Step 6

Is this really happening?!

I’ll arrive early to scout best photo spots for you. You’ll be at ease throughout the day because you’ll know that I’ve got every single meaningful detail captured. This is your time to shine and have the time of your life. Enjoy the day with your family and friends, and I will make sure everyone feels comfortable in front of my lens.


Step 7

Wedding gallery delivery.

YAY! Your gallery is ready within 4-6 weeks. Get a bottle of wine or a few cans of local beer and relive your best day once again and again and again!
You will receive a link to your private online gallery with the ability to download full-res photos.


Step 8

Photographs belong to paper!

Order prints of your favorite photos through your gallery, design an heirloom wedding album yourself or let me do it for you for just $75. Share your gallery link with your family and friends so that they can order prints from your gallery, too.

We could all tell the mark of a real, professional photographer who loved his craft. His cues, gentle guidance and fun nature made the day a breeze for us!
We are so happy with the end result, a gallery of edited photos capturing the best moments of the day. His work is beautiful, as attested through his portfolio; but his professionalism and love for what he does really shines through.
— bride

FAQ:

Can you hold the date, until _____(add any reason here)?
I can’t keep the date without the signed contract and the 30% retainer.

Do you travel for weddings and what are your travel fees?
I am fond of traveling! I’d love to be part of your wedding – no matter where it will take place. For more details, feel free to contact me.
Travel fees are tailored individually.  

Do you work on your own or with an assistant?
2/3 of weddings I cover solo. However, for larger weddings with 120+ guests, I would recommend to include a second shooter in your wedding package. That’s for your own good. A second shooter takes care of guests during cocktail hour, a second shooter captures your ceremony from a different angle, and helps me with the most creative shots!

Do you have business insurance?
Of course, I have! It's crucial to be covered - better safe than sorry. Moreover, most venues require vendors to have at least $1,000,000 coverage. I decided to go with a $2,000,000 coverage - just to be safe. Also, my insurance covers all equipment, so I am ready to take risky shots over the water and from heights. :)

How do you protect yourself from electronics/equipment malfunction?
I have backups of everything! On weddings and proposals, I carry two cameras, multiple lenses, multiple speedlights, batteries, and even chargers - just in case. My cameras have dual memory card slots, which means that photos are taken on two memory cards simultaneously. As soon as I get back home, I upload photographs on two hard drives, and also, on cloud storage. Your gallery is delivered via an online platform - photos are stored on that platform, and also, I keep the photos for at least 180 days from the day of delivery on my hard drives. 

What's your plan in the worst-case scenario?
I will do my best to be present on your day. I’ve never missed a wedding or an engagement session. But shit happens. That's why I have a backup plan shared with my associate and my family. I am a member of the professional wedding photographers community that is ready to step in should I need a substitute photographer. You won't be left without a professional photographer on your wedding day, even if I'm unable to come to you.   

Can we meet you in advance?
Sure! I’d love to meet you in person and have a cup of coffee or a pint of craft beer together in NYC or Nassau County! If that is not possible, we can chat via Skype. It’s a good chance for us to find out how we vibe with each other. For me, it’s essential that you feel comfy in front of my camera and see me as a friend.

Can we provide you with photo suggestions from Pinterest, etc.?
Sure! I always welcome your ideas. And the more I know about you and your preferences – the better I can document your special day. I can't guarantee that we will get the exact same shot, but I will put all my professional efforts to create the best experience for you. 
I would be happy to suggest possible locations for a photo session and other details as well. By the way, you can pin your favorite photos from my website and send that board to me. This way I will know what kind of photos you like the most!

Can you provide us with raw, unedited files?
I do this for an additional fee. Let's talk!

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