Julian Ribinik Photography
One word describes our experience with Julian Ribinik Photographers "Fabulous".
Our wedding was intimate and private, as a second wedding and it being us two, we decided last minute that it would take place in Central Park, New York City
I being one that takes pictures of everything!! (Creating memories with my camera), it was important to me that professional photos be taken on our special day. This way we would have beautiful memories to share with our family and friends back home.
Needless to say, we made the right choice. From the first contact via email, Julian took the time to explain the process, paired us with "Falcon" our photographer who from the moment you meet, you feel a sense of kindness and calmness. The morning of my wedding it was 36 degrees, I was worried I was going to look stiff and rigid! NO WAY! Our pictures came out beautiful!
The natural poses and scenic choices she made for us was incredible.
Julian took the time to call us on our wedding day that for me really showed he cares about his clients, big or small.
HIGHLY Recommend! 5 STARS!!
I can't even put in words how happy we are with our wedding photos. We honestly just sit and look through all 5,000+ pictures in our free time to relive the best night of our lives. It is going to be impossible for us to narrow down the pictures for albums and prints. We are just so absolutely thrilled with the pictures. My husband and I often joke that we should just hire Julian (and the videographers we used through Julian's recommendation LucentVisionStudios) to take pictures for us when we go on trips or to parties since our own photog skills are not nearly as great.
Julian has a way to find really amazing picture opportunities and capturing moments in a way that are so real and beautiful without looking staged or contrived. Every photo he took of our wedding shows pure happiness and fun and doesn't look posed or fake. They just capture the true emotions of the day.
I absolutely loved working with Julian and Evgenia. From the moment we met Evgenia for our engagement shoot, she made us feel so comfortable. In fact, I had no intention of having "getting ready" pictures taken because I thought I would feel uncomfortable having someone there while I was spending time with my girls. After meeting, Evgenia, I immediately extended my package and am so glad I did. Julian and Evgenia did such a wonderful job at our wedding. The captured so many moments without ever being intrusive. Their photos are absolutely beautiful and really captured the emotions of the day for us. Every time we look at the pictures, it is like we are back at our wedding. They (together with Dave) did an amazing job of photographing all of the guests at our wedding. They were both extremely responsive, wonderful to deal with and had our pictures done sooner than they estimated. I chose Julian based on his gallery alone and felt very confident with my choice, but honestly the pictures only tell half the story. Julian and Evgenia were low stress and fun. They will truly add to your day and give you creative, beautiful pictures. We have wonderful portraits of our family, but most importantly to us, we have a narrative of our day with all of the people who mean the most to us. I can't recommend Julian and Evgenia highly enough.
We had such an amazing experience with Julian Ribinik Photography! We wanted a very simple, low-key wedding at NYC Clerk's office -- just the two of us (in a state where we could be legally married) -- but we also wanted photos to remember & share the day with family and friends back home. Everything was just perfect. Coordinating with Julian (long distance) was a breeze. David, our photographer, was magnificent. He captured the ceremony beautifully (AND served as our legal witness!). Then, he went all over lower Manhattan with us (in the rain!) and composed us in such amazing shots in the city and the architecture. The results were perfect. Everything about the whole process was calm & relaxed, but so professional. Couldn't have been more pleased!
Pictures were extremely important to me for my wedding and I am so glad I chose Julian. He and his wife are amazing photographers and such nice people! You can tell they truly enjoy what they do and it shows in their work. They were professional and accommodating (and my family is a handful). I just received the pictures and they came out amazing! Better than I ever could have asked for :) I would highly recommend him to anyone!!
Photography was definitely one of the most important things for me and my husband when it came to wedding vendors and Julian definitely exceeded our expectations. Julian was always so responsive to my questions and made me feel so at ease. I had been admiring his work for a long time and was thrilled to find out he was available on our wedding date. His pictures are breathtaking, so beautiful and classic and exactly what we wanted. We definitely didn't want the posey, heavily airbrushed pictures and Julian has such an eye for capturing beautiful shots. Thank you so much Julian and Evgenia!!!
Julian is the best! We couldn't have found a better wedding photographer. My wife and I were blown away by the photos. Besides the obvious quality, creativity, and attention to detail, the thing that surprised me the most was how he captured every single moment! We were so surprised when we saw the photos how he and the other photographer seemed to be everywhere and captured every special moment throughout the whole day - and yet we really didn't even notice them!
Another thing that surprised me was his creativity. During the cocktail hour we wanted to break away for a bit and take a few photos on the street in front of the Flatiron building. Those were some of the most amazing and creative shots taken. Besides beautiful and impromptu street photos, park photos, and of course the photos in front of the Flatiron, Julian even stopped a NYC tour bus, got us on it, and took some great photos of us with cheering tourists looking on! The whole experience was so much fun. And that's another thing about hiring a wedding photographer - to actually get along with them and have fun together the day of the event!
Our wedding day turned out perfect, and it was definitely one of the happiest days of my life. And it feels so good to be able to re-live each moment by looking back on the photos. My wife and I planned most of the wedding by ourselves (from the decoration to the entertainment) and we were so relieved that one thing we never had to worry about was the photography. Even before we saw the pictures, I knew they were going to turn out perfect. And that peace of mind went a long way. It can seem like somewhat of a gamble on how your wedding photographs will turn out, but with Julian there's no second guessing it. Just take a look at his work - it speaks for itself. In terms of value and quality, the competition has nothing on him. To me, he could easily charge twice the amount he currently does and it would definitely be worth it!
Julian shot our wedding in September of 2012. It was cloudy when we were taking pictures outside, and Julian was tracking the weather on his phone. We took a lot of good pictures, and Julian made us go inside the limo a minute before it started raining. I am very happy we had such a smart potographer who was able to take pictures of us outside on a rainy day and who helped me avoid ruining my dress. Overall, Julian knows what he is doing. His style is candid, and he doesn't miss any detail. He knows exactly where and how to shoot to make unique pictures, but he is also willing to listen to what customers want. Hiring a good photographer is like insurance for your wedding: you spend so much time and money on everything and you want to make sure you will have good memories of it. With Julian, you are in good hands!
Of all things that had to do with our wedding, having Julian as our photographer for our wedding was by far the best choice! We could not be happier with our decision because our photos look as though they came straight from a magazine!!! From engagement shoot to wedding photos, they are all unreal! It especially makes us proud of our decision when every single person who sees the photos is just as amazed as we were! And brides to be that see our photos beg for Julians contact information. Aside from their talented work he and his partner are an absolute pleasure! I am huge on customer service and they know exactly how to treat their customers! We cannot thank them enough for their beautiful work and their time! They are wonderful people and they know exactly what they are doing. And thanks to them we now can relive our wedding day through beautiful photos that we want to share with the world!
Julian was superb! I cannot say enough good things about this Photographer or his work. After reviewing Julian’s amazing work and meeting him for the first time I knew I had found “the one”. He has a great way of putting brides at ease. There was so much going on in planning a wedding so to have someone who is very professional and knowledgeable with what they do is a major plus. Julian was just an email, text, phone call or facebook message away had any questions arise so A+++ for responsiveness.
Julian did our engagement session in central park and our photos came out lovely! The day of the engagement session was the first day that my husband (who hates taking photos) met Julian and he gave me his stamp of approval! By the end of the session my once quirky and camera shy husband to be somehow managed to blossom and got comfortable in front of Julian’s camera. Our Engagement session made our wedding day a breeze!
Julian’s attention to detail and his modern-photojournalistic approach has left us with beautiful memories of our special day…he captured things that went unnoticed to my husband and I who were busy wrapped up in the events of the day.
Julian is prompt and reliable, we received our photographs on time as promised after events!
I highly recommend him! Vendors like Julian take the stress out of wedding planning!
I cannot emphasize enough how pleased my husband and I are with our engagement and wedding photos! Julian and his team are extremely professional, receptive to feedback, and are just fantastically nice individuals. Although our pre-ceremony photoshoot at The Central Park Boathouse was slowed down by rain, Julian was very flexible and captured some absolutely stunning shots that I will certainly cherish forever. Most of all, I adore how the photos captured the dynamic nature of the wedding and the reception. There is so much energy and joy in the photos just as there was on our wedding day! A true documentary photographer!
Julian is truly professional, and his work is amazing. Photography is the only thing I "splurged" on for my wedding, and Julian made it totally worth it. Not only did he take excellent photographs, but he was a pleasure to work with and was unobtrusive. I feel like I made the best choice and I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
We loved Julian Ribinik Photography so much!!! He (and his wife) were amazing! They were consistent, thorough, insightful, friendly, helpful, encouraging, stress free, easy to work with, happy, pleasant and delightful! Seriously, I could keep gushing! Okay, so aside from all of their wonderful personal qualities the quality of their work is far superior to any other photographer we considered and his price is so reasonable for what you are getting! Words cannot express my gratitude to them! They turned the groom, a skeptic, into a true believer that excellent photography really is one of the most important things to have at your wedding. Please don't settle, book Julian and you will not be disappointed!! Honestly, I loved all of my vendors, but I have to say there is a special love for Julian Ribinik Photography! L-O-V-E!!
Julian and his wife are amazing. The both times that we worked with them, they showed up on time which is a big thing for me. During the day of the wedding, they made me feel so relaxed and while they were taking pictures, they would also check in with me to make sure that I was doing ok. They were also very patient throughout the day. I heard from guests that they did a great job of taking candid pictures and because of that they can't wait to see what those pictures are actually going to look like. I also displayed some of our engagement photos during the reception and our guests fell in love with them. They were very discrete and not in any one's way. I've heard stories about photographers that wouldn't leave the couples alone through out the whole night because they wanted to make sure that they got certain posed shots but Julian and his wife were the total opposite. They made sure to get the important shots and whenever I wanted a certain picture, they were right there to take it. I promise you that you will not be dissappointed. I will make sure to have another event so that I can use them again. They are awesome.
I just wanted to take this time to say how much I appreciated working with Julian Ribinik and his wife. They were both very easy to work with. Julian makes you feel comfortable every step of the way and he makes sure to pay attention to the details that you want him to pay attention to. He always wanted to make sure that I was ok in the process and I wasnt expecting the photographer to "cater" to my needs but needless to say, he went above and beyond his duties. His packages are very affordable which is the main reason I decided to choose his services. My guests and random people who have seen my pictures can't stop complimenting on how nice the pictures look and that they look different from any other wedding pics and engagement pics that they've seen. I can't say enough how awesome he is...he is very professional and during the wedding he was never in the way. There were so many moments that he captured and I didn't even realize he was there taking the pictures. I would definitely work with him again!
We hired Julian for our small wedding less than a month before the scheduled date and he was very accommodating. We were a little nervous at first since we didn’t know anything about him and chose him solely based on his sample portfolios. But at our first meeting he was professional, very accommodating of our schedule and gave us a very fair price so we felt that we made a good choice. At both the engagement shoot and the day of the wedding, Julian’s photographer David, was very friendly, humorous and put everyone at ease. He was very experienced and knew great spots to get great creative shots and lighting. The turnaround time for both the engagement and wedding photos was really fast, which we really appreciated. And most importantly the photos were amazing. They were a great combination of both traditional and creative shots, with a very dramatic modern feel, which was exactly what we were looking for.
In summary, you can trust Julian with the great responsibility of capturing your big day. His photos are both beautiful and creative. Julian as a person is very professional, responsive and a really nice guy. I recommend Julian’s studio without reservation.
After countless meetings with other photographers we were overjoyed when we met Julian. He understood that we didn't want typical pictures and wanted someone to capture the day rather than have us pose all over the place. Julian was professional, kind, creative and super talented! Julian was easy to contact before the wedding and reassured me that everything was going to be perfect. On the day of the wedding Julian and his wife, Eugenia, not only took pictures but helped me keep it cool leading up to the big event! At the reception they were snapping pictures EVERYWHERE! The pictures? AMAZING. We had a preview within a month and all of the pictures before 90 days. The pictures are breathtaking, creative, honest, beautiful and lovely. Julian is amazing! I highly recommend him!
We found Julian through the Knot since he was voted Best of 2010 and we were not disappointed. We first worked with him on our engagement sessions which were so much fun on 2 locations! The photos were beautiful and we used them in our wedding. I couldn't wait to see what type of shots Julian would capture for the big day. We received our proofs a couple of weeks ago and I am so happy! I thing I loved most was the mix of photos - natural, portraits, action, and of course the romantic :) It is really tough to choose our favorites for the wedding album. Julian is great to work with and makes you feel comfortable. I would recommend him to any of my friends.
Don’t look any further… just hire him! I mean it!!!
Where do I start telling you about Julian – not only is he an amazing photographer but he’s supper nice and so easy going. I didn’t want a “traditional” photographer. I envisioned our pictures to be very candid. Julian provided just that.
I had to plan our NY wedding from 2,500 miles away and Julian was by far the only vendor I dealt with that I wasn’t stressed out about – not even a bit. Julian responded to every single e-mail in record time and even addressed my silly questions =P
On our first meeting I had asked if he had a fish eye lens and then completely forgot about it. Julian, of course, had remembered and some of those shots are quite funny :)
The day of the wedding went so smoothly. He managed to take all the photos I wanted and then some. He was so unobtrusive that we barely noticed him there. We’ve gotten, and continue to get, so many compliments on our pictures.
I’m glad he was there to capture our special day and would highly recommend hiring him.
Julian Ribinik is a consummate professional; he is very responsive to your questions in a timely manner, he’s very punctual and has a wonderful and friendly personality. He inspires so much confidence. His rates are reasonable & and they include so many great things that other photographers do not include. For instance on our wedding we received the greatest customized guestbook I’ve ever seen which included photos from our engagement shoot. He also included little pictures of us on every reception table with a note to let the guests know when they could view the photos. The guests loved them.
Choosing our photographer was the hardest vendor to choose as my fiance’s brother is a photographer (but we didn’t want to ask him to take photos as he was the best man) so we were very picky when it came to our wedding day photographer. After reviewing Julian’s work on his website and meeting with him in person – we knew he was the photographer for us. The day of our engagement session at the Brooklyn waterfront we were running late due to traffic and Julian put us immediately at ease when we arrived and helped us relax and enjoy ourselves. As we are normally uncomfortable in front of the camera, it showed how great Julian was as we were relaxed and the photos looked amazing. Julian is so punctual and efficient that after our engagement shoot and wedding he had all of our pictures up on links and Facebook with slideshows and music and he sent us all our original photos on cd within a couple weeks. Most people I know are still waiting for their wedding photos 1 year after their weddings. We can’t wait to start working on choosing our photos for our wedding album but the only problem is he took so many great photos we don’t know how to narrow it down!
Julian did a gorgeous job on our wedding photos and he was so unobtrusive we barely noticed him & his team. There are many endearing and fun moments he captured throughout the day. The feedback from our guests after seeing our online photos is overwhelmingly positive.
I would highly recommend Julian to anyone who is looking for a photographer, he is the simply wonderful!
Julian was a dream to work with. He is a very talented photographer and a generous, kind man. When we initially met with him he answered every question, had many complete weddings available for us to look at, and gave absolutely no sales pitch at all. Over the months leading up to the wedding, he responded to every phone call or e-mail immediately and in such a courteous, friendly manner. He was a calm, soothing presence on the day of the wedding. He gave us an amazing price. Our photos were available on-line in less than 2 weeks time; but we haven't ordered any prints or albums yet. I am sure they will be beautiful.
After seeing a countless amount of vendors picking a photographer was the easiest thing we did. Right from the start Julian makes you comfortable and confident in his work. His style is unique and he is an expert at capturing all the right moments. On our wedding day Julian was not only a photographer he was also a friend.While taking pictures he would also bring me water and make sure I was OK during otherwise very stressful moments. The fact that Julian spoke Hebrew and Russian was extremely helpful in communicating with our multilingual family. I can't think of anything negative to say about Julian and look forward to using him for all our events for years to come.
I want to be a reminder to ALL Brides… In my opinion, the most important part of your wedding day (besides your Groom) is your PHOTOGRAPHER!
When my husband & I were planning our Spring NYC wedding, I was determined to find a fabulous photog who would understand the vision I had for my big day.
I met Julian Ribinik about 5 months before our big day & fell head-over-heels for him. Not only was he super professional, but also he really listened to what I wanted & made sure we where always on the same page. His rates were reasonable & he was extremely easy to get in contact with. If I called, e-mailed, or texted him a question…he responded right away which was so great.
Our engagement session in Central Park was breath taking, & because we loved the photos so much, we hired Julian to tag along to shoot our rehearsal dinner.
Needless to say, Julian did a gorgeous job on our wedding photos. He really captured our day in every shot. I have received so many compliments from all of my guests, as well as perfect strangers on how amazing my wedding photos are. They are A Work of Art!
My husband & I will always cherish our wedding photos & of course, we will be hiring Julian to take our maternity pics when that day comesJ
If I only had one chance in my lifetime to review one vendor for my wedding, it would be Julian Ribinik. The impression he left on my wife and I are to never be forgotten. In such a precious moment as a wedding where you only get one chance to get things right, Julian exceeded all expectations with breath taking photos of the happiest day of our lives. His tremendous skill only surpassed by his genuine desire to please and make others happy. In a time when genuine people are hard to find, all I can say is that you cannot put a price on peace of mind. Thank you Julian for helping to make our day truly a memorable one. You have a lifetime referral from my wife and I.
I had the pleasure of having Julian as my wedding photographer and I have been so happy with my decision!. He is a highly professional and talented photographer. I couldn't be happier with my photographs, they are so incredibly beautiful. The first time I saw them I couldn't believe that they were mine! He was able to capture so many special moments and expressions in a very fresh, modern and artistic fashion. Which was exactly what I was looking for! I would highly recommend Julian to anyone who is looking for a photographer he is the best!
Julian Ribinik was simply a pleasure to work with! He was very accessible and easy to talk to prior to the wedding. He quickly got a sense of the venue and style of the wedding. While taking pictures, he brought with him the highest level of creativity and fun. He had some very unique ideas for taking pictures during the wedding that made the portraits enjoyable to take. He is a fantastic photographer that clearly has a fresh vision and has a talent for capturing special moments. I would highly recommend his services. He is simply fabulous!
I fully endorse this company!!!
Great vendor to work with - very professional, ethical, un-intruding. Clients were very happy with the results.
At Julian Ribinik Photography we are specializing in capturing those moments that are uniquely you. We cover each event insuring every small detail, emotion, and priceless expression is captured and no aspect of the day goes unnoticed. Working
in a low-key manner, our light-handed touch captures the true essence of a couple's personality without interrupting the flow of events. As photojournalists our images convey moments of grace and beauty to be enjoyed for generations. There is a
story behind each picture I capture and no two weddings photos are the same. You will not find a better team to capture the beauty of your wedding day. We are proud to be recognized and published by New York Magazine.