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Ivan Apfel Photography

Miami , FL
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LOCATION

555 NE 34th Street
Miami, FL US 33137 (map)

PHONE

305-301-9314

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ABOUT US

With over twenty years as a photographer, Ivan Apfel began his career as a documentary photographer. His images have appeared on the front pages of newspapers and magazines published... Read more
With over twenty years as a photographer, Ivan Apfel began his career as a documentary photographer. His images have appeared on the front pages of newspapers and magazines published around the world. In 1997 one of his friends convinced him to document her wedding the way he has his previous subjects. This changed his whole outlook on documentary photography. In his past subjects, it was a benefit to remain removed from the subject he was covering. In documenting a wedding, he found it was the opposite. The more he allowed himself to become emotionally connected with the bride and groom, the more successful his images were. He has been addicted to documenting weddings ever since.

Since then, Ivan Apfel has also worked with commercial photographers developing his skills at mixing natural light and controlled studio lighting. This has allowed him to created natural bridal and bride and groom portraits with a commercial editorial look to them.

From the first meeting through delivery of your final album, Ivan Apfel will be a partner, helping insure that your wedding is a stress free event with photographs that will bring you joy for years to come.

A recent Maid of Honor said it best:

“Ivan, I think one word sums you up when it comes to a wedding: NECESSARY! You are creative, dependable, organized & EXPERIENCED. We could sense that you truly cared and love what you do!” – Tamara Magloire Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Edlyn
Wedding:
3/4/2013
0.0/5.0
In November of 2010 I decided to hire photographer Ivan Apfel for my wedding in March 2011. I had hopes that I would have received a digital cd with the high resolution pictures already, being that it has been almost three years since I hired him and since my wedding took place over two years ago. It is now October 2013 and we have yet to receive our pictures from the actual wedding day along with a response letting us know when they would be ready. We have been more than patient and unfortunately up to this point he has yet to complete the service we agreed on and after numerous failed attempts of contacting him I have decided to take action since he no longer responds to either mine or my husbands emails or phone calls. The one time he did respond, it was to tell me that he couldn't find my pictures. What professional photographer loses photographs and does not have a back-up of his work??? I have also reported him to the Better Business Bureau, to which he didn't respond either. Beware of hiring him. You might not have any photos to remember your special day even after spending a fortune.
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Cyncyn1209
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
There are no words to describe Ivan but awesome. He more than a photographer he is a friend. From the first time you meet him you will not be disappointed. He is a visionary. His work will leave you breathless. I am so glad we met him and I urge all future brides and grooms to use him for not only your wedding but also your engagement photos. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Ivan for everything.
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Katie
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Our photos are nothing short of amazing. Other photographers have set cliche places where they take photos of ALL of their clients. Not this photographer. Ivan takes your personality and vision into account to give you exactly what you want. He is a true artist. The knotty bride even featured our photos on her blog. Everyone has been extremely impressed with our photos, and we absolutely love them. Thanks, Ivan!
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Kacie
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT IVAN, HIS TALENT, OR HIS SERVICE!! FROM THE MOMENT I MET HIM, AT A FRIEND'S WEDDING, I KNEW I HAD TO HAVE HIM! ONCE I SAW HER PICTURES I WAS EVEN MORE SURE THAT HE WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER I NEEDED! HIS PICTURES CAPTURE THINGS THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE. HE JUST HAS THAT EYE FOR BEAUTY. I THINK PICTURES ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE WEDDING BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONLY THING THAT LAST AND YOU SHOULD MAKE SURE YOU HIRE SOMEONE WHO WILL LEAVE THE BEST LASTING IMPRESSION!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
There are truly no right words to describe Ivan's vision and skill when it comes to photography. He is remarkable!!! He manages to capture images that truly define the couples he works with. We were very fortunate and extremely happy to have him take our engagement pictures, which people still tell us how phenomenal and sexy they came out. And he photographed our wedding and did an even more beautiful job on it!! It brought tears to my eyes when he posted them on his blog. The images he captured showed the love and happiness my husband and I felt on our special day.
If you are looking for a nice, funny, professional photographer with truly creative genius at its best then Ivan is your man!! I highly recommend him to capture your special day :)
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KAM1111
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I wouldn't say that I chose to have Ivan photograph our wedding. Rather, we met him and I decided I NEEDED him there. It was reassuring to feel that I could trust him completely in regards to our photographs. Our package included two engagement sessions, something I didn't think we needed, but am now so glad we did. The engagement sessions provide you two an opportunity to get used to Ivan, and vice versa. I'd recommend them to anybody. I've already had an opportunity to view some of our wedding day photos (Ivan blogs all weddings and sessions within a few weeks), and I cant wait to see the rest of them. They came out beautifully, and I'm so happy I'll have these photos to cherish forever.
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Amy
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Ivan's work is absolutely beautiful! He is a great person to work with and definitely knows what he is doing! I have not seen the final product for my wedding, but if it is anything like our engagement photos, I know they will be beautiful! Our photo book we made from our engagement session was used as our guest album and it was great! It was a hit with our guests and we now have it to keep forever. :)
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Ivan is exceptional! Our weddings photos are stunning, better than I could have ever thought. We had a tight budget for photography, but he worked with us anyways and was so generous with his time and talent. I felt like he was just as involved with the planning as our wedding planner! We were always talking about venues and picture ideas, and his input really helped shape our day. He even spent a few hours with us and our wedding planner at our "pre-wedding meeting" to make sure that our schedule for the day allowed us enough time to get the best pictures.

In addition to being a talented photographer, Ivan is also a wonderful person- definitely the kind of person that you want with you the day of your wedding. He did us so many favors along the way, and this made us feel like our wedding was really important to him (even though he does tons of them!) Thanks Ivan!

Edit- I have to add one more thing to my review. It's been a few weeks since we first saw our wedding pictures on Ivan's blog, and everyday my husband and I still look through them with the same excitement we had when we saw the pictures for the first time. Ivan captured our emotions very well, and I feel like I'm right back in that moment when i look at the photos. What more could a bride want?!
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Tiffany
Wedding:
3/11/2011
5.0/5.0
This was one of the easiest decision we made for the wedding, my fiance fell in love with him and so did I! He's so down to earth you feel relaxed when he's around. He's so flexible and his work is outstanding - it really speaks for itself. We wanted something fresh and young, because we're young and we got exactly what we wanted. Final images pending, I did get to see shots on his camera through out the night and I was amazed. He's really the best of the best and I cannot be happier with him!!

Our engagement sessions were more than I ever could have imagined, it was really a wonderful experience.
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Ashley
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
I don't have enough wonderful words to describe Ivan. We were introduced to Ivan through our wedding planner, Melissa Caceres of Events on a Budget (http://www.eventsonabudget.com). We first met him a few months after we got engaged for a complimentary engagement session (http://apfelphoto.com/2010/08/01/ashely-alexs-engagement-session/), which was so much fun. He quickly realized my fiance and I weren't the best posers, so he ended up taking great shots of the two of us just having fun and laughing, which is what we do best. :)

And our wedding photos... I can't stop looking at them. They're beautiful. He captured every moment as I remembered it and I'm especially impressed by the moments that he captured that I don't even remember because I was either too nervous, trying not to cry or having too much fun. I knew he was there snapping pictures, but at the same time I didn't notice he was there. My husbnd and I were able to have the time of our lives without feeling like our photographer was in the way. I love his work so much I've even promised to see if I can pull some strings and get him to come to Colombia with us whenever we plan our second wedding (my husband's family is in Colombia and couldn't make it to the U.S.).

Ivan - THANK YOU for capturing these memories for us.

P.S. - Here are our wedding photos...
http://apfelphoto.com/2011/03/08/ashley-alex-wedding-miami-beach-botanical/
http://apfelphoto.com/2011/03/09/ashley-alexs-wedding-part-deux/
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Jo Ann
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Ivan was the photographer for my daughter's wedding on 2/26/11. He did an incredible job! The photos are gorgeous and we have had so many compliments on them. He did an excellent job of capturing all the emotions of the day- the tears and the laughter! He is a true professional- he arrived on time, was very unobtrusive during the day, and took the most amazing pictures.
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katherine
Wedding:
1/2/2010
4.9/5.0
Choosing Ivan was one of the easiest & best decisions we made for our wedding. He was the only photographer we met with and we booked him on the spot. From Day 1, he made us feel at ease and was always there to listen and give us professional feedback on our vision.

The day of the wedding, he really took charge and we couldn't be more pleased w/our photos. His prices are phenomenal and his work is even better. I know people who have spent 2-3 times as much on wedding photography who still do not have their images ready.

We highly recommend Ivan Apfel Photography for wedding photography services.
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pieri1424
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
I don't know where to start, I cant find the right words to describe how amazing my experience was with Apfel Photography. Ivan did such a great job, till this date I receive lots of complements about my wedding pictures. He is not just a regular photographer, his pictures really speak for themselves, every time I look at my wedding album I get to re-live my wedding day and I thank Ivan Apfel for that.
He really is such a great guy very trustworthy very honest, very nice man and very good photographer.
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Maria
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Ivan is wonderful to work with! He was open to all the "million" ideas I had for my Engagement Photos and also my Wedding Day photos.
He is very professional, and very easy to reach on his cell.
If your looking for someone to capture your precious moments, Ivan is the man!
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