Levi Stolove Photography
Levi deserves not five, but ten stars! We feel very lucky that he was our wedding photographer. When we started looking into hiring a photographer, we knew this would be one of our priorities, so we put quite a bit of time and effort in searching for somebody that would not only take beautiful shots, but be a great person to have around on our wedding day. When we met with Levi, we knew he was our man! He is personable and easy-going, clear but not at all pushy, and at the same time extremely professional and organized. Levi has an enormous talent for candid shots. When we looked at his portfolio, compared to the body of work of other photographers we talked to, we saw a lot of happiness -- this really reflects on his positive energy and ability to put anybody at ease. I cannot recommend him enough, especially to couples who are shy, or are not comfortable being photographed. We are not especially shy, but some of our family and guests are, and Levi still got incredible portraits and group shots. For couple and family portraits Levi "directed" us very gently, always with a smile and humor. Also, to my delight, he arrived early, and with an assistant, to the hotel where we got ready, and was able to take lovely pictures of our preparations, which I did not think would be possible based on our original schedule. Since our wedding was in February, there wasn't a lot of light to play with, but Levi still managed to get beautiful portraits both at the hotel and on the Soho streets close to our venue. The venue where we got married was especially tricky to photograph (dark wood paneling, candlelight) but he came armed with powerful lights and got great shots of the ceremony and the party. Long story short, we are thrilled with our choice. The pictures are beautiful -- everybody looks good (!) and the compositions are lovely. We just got our DVDs (adorably packaged and presented) and cannot stop looking at the photos Levi took. Highly recommended!!
From start to (almost) finish (finalizing our album) Levi was everything we were looking for and more. He has truly brought our wedding to life in pictures and every event with him was phenomenal. He took our engagement pictures which were amazing and we are still getting compliments on our wedding pictures. Our family and guests loved Levi and his professionalism. He listened to my crazy ideas and really accommodated our requests. If I could have Levi Stolove for every upcoming event I would. If you are able to book Levi for your wedding don't think twice. He comes beyond highly recommended!
Amanda and Bob Connelly
Levi was brilliant - exceeded all expectations - top class service and top class photos!
He was incredibly friendly and helpful, answering all our (very many!) questions before booking.
On the day itself, he was so friendly and natural he managed to put everyone at ease (even one who hates being photographed - the groom!) and to take the most wonderful photos of us all.
Can't recommend him highly enough!
Levi Stolove did such a great job photographing our wedding. He was pleasant and responsive throughout the whole planning process and really listened to our specific requests. More than one guest mentioned that he put them at ease during the wedding. Levi didn't seem like some random guy taking pics at our party, which I think explains why the party shots from the wedding are particularly good: glamorous yet not artificial or cheesy. The finished pictures are lovely, and Levi also made some final adjustments we requested, free of charge.
Extremely nice and professional. Pictures are amazing. He was like a ninja during the event, never in the way, never annoying, but got all amazing photos.
Perhaps I am a bit biased, because Levi is a good friend, but nonetheless, my husband and I could not be happier that we chose to have him photograph our wedding. Leading up to the event Levi was responsive, gave good suggestions when we were feeling lost about some decisions, and open to our ideas (and flexible when we changed our minds!) Essentially, his input was integral in scheduling the timeline of events - after meeting with him we knew how we wanted the event to flow. I worried a bit about only having one photographer for a fairly large crowd, but my worries were put to rest when I received our photos last week. It seems as if Levi was able to split himself into two people - he did an absolutely amazing job at capturing so many details and special moments. I think there must be at least one photo of everyone who attended! Friends who viewed our online gallery have commented that he really captured the love and happiness present in the room, and people who were not there now say they feel as if they were. Guests commented after the wedding that they really enjoyed watching Levi - his speed and agility allowed him to capture so many wonderful moments while at the same time not being too much of a presence in those moments. We are so happy to have the online gallery to show our friends as well as the DVD to make prints whenever we want. The photos are absolutely lovely. I can highly highly recommend Levi Stolove Photography!
My wife and I had two general things we were looking for in a photographer: first, we wanted someone with an eye for beautiful moments; and second, we wanted someone who was friendly and sociable. Levi Stolove has both of these qualities and more.
My wife and I could not have asked for a more stunning group of photos from our engagement shoot and our wedding -- from the standard shots and then, especially, to those fleeting but precious moments. Levi is an artist. Moreover, he is not overly pushy and knows how to get his shots without making anyone feel uncomfortable, which matters more than you might think.
Overall, I could not recommend Levi's services more highly.
-Alexander R. Klein
Levi was simply and utterly fantastic. The pictures are exceptional - beyond what I could have hoped for. He captured so many wonderful moments and the shots are gorgeous. We look better and more comfortable than I've seen us in any pictures. I think I had some kind of emotional reaction to each and every photo. Day of, Levi was energetic and warm, and he immediately set us at ease. He was also a lot of fun to have around and always excited to do the best job he could. I recommend him absolutely without hesitation, and must say that I think we got a lot more quality and artistry than we paid for with him, as well as some wonderful memories of spending time (and dancing!) with him.
Levi was a pleasure from start to finish. He was eager to hear our hopes for the photos -- the portrait style we prefer, whether to emphasize decor, how much focus to put on dancing photos, etc. He is so lovely to work with and was a cheerful, charming and fun presence on the wedding day. The photos have turned out beautifully. I can't imagine them being any more to my liking. In three days of receiving them, I already have passed on his name to three friends. Thanks Levi! I really appreciate everything.
I cannot say enough about Levi Stolove. My husband and I recently had a wedding reception and hired Levi as our photographer. Levi gave us many beautiful pictures, and I'll discuss those in detail later. But I want to start by mentioning his professionalism, which gave us considerable peace of mind. From the first email, to our first meeting, to during and after the event, Levi was a consummate professional who responded quickly to emails, informed us when he would be out of town, and let us know what to expect well in advance. I can't tell you how many photographers I contacted who took weeks to return my calls (if they did at all) or send me their contracts. I couldn't imagine dealing with these kind of people when trying to plan a wedding. Knowing that you can trust your photographer really takes a lot of stress off your shoulders. Levi was also willing to go the extra mile. He went out of his way to spend time with my husband and I months prior to the reception. He took the time to to get to know our personalities and ask what we wanted in our wedding photographs. He also was willing to meet us earlier and stay later on the day of than we originally planned on little to no notice. Lastly, the pictures were awesome! My husband and I aren't particularly into public displays of affection, nor are we that comfortable being photographed, so we made Levi's job challenging to say the least. But his patience and humor really won the day and we ended up with some of the romantic, ethereal shots we wanted along with the fun and funny ones that we also prized. All in all, we couldn't be happier with our choice of photographer or our photographs. I also highly recommend the photo booth station!
Levi is absolutely wonderful. So easy to work with and he really made me and my husband feel at ease during all of the chaos! I got my proofs from him in less than a month and the photos are absolutely stunning, not a bad one in the whole set. I can not reccommend Levi enough - he is the best!
Levi is wonderful. When looking for a photographer for our June 2012 wedding, what we were really looking for was an artist, and this is what we got with Levi. Our photos came out beautiful. If you were a guest at our wedding, there is a great picture of you that he took. He captured beautiful moments between other couples, our friends and family having fun with each other, and the love and excitement between my husband and I felt that day. The pictures that he took are so special to us, and we’re so thankful to him for the job he did. Levi is hard-working, warm, and puts a lot of care and detail in his work. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is truly an artist, and truly a sweet guy!
Levi is an amazing photographer that captures the beauty of weddings and loses all the cheese factor of many photographers. He was incredible to work with and cared deeply about our happiness on our wedding day. His work is exquisite and every person that has seen our photos raves about them. I cannot thank him enough for truly capturing the joy and love of our wedding. I would recommend him to anyone!
We hired Levi to be our photographer at the most important and wonderful event in our lives, our wedding. Before we made this decision, my husband and I did a lot of research and met with multiple photographers to determine who would be the best person to work with, and who could take the best pictures at our wedding. Levi was, by far, the most professional, friendly and innovative photographer we met. So we booked him, and it turned out to be a great decision!
Throughout the whole day of our wedding, Levi was professional, enthusiastic and friendly. He worked well with all of the venues. Not only did he make everyone comfortable, Levi was able to capture some of the most amazing unique beautiful moments of our wedding. When looking at photographs afterwards, we were pleasantly surprised to find out that Levi not only took beautiful staged shots to capturing all of our family and friends; he also took amazing candid pictures during our ceremony, our personal married couple pictures at the park and the city of New York, and our reception celebration.
All those pictures took us right back to the event because they seemed so real. Levi captured all the happiness, smiles, fun, joyful tears that we ourselves didn’t even notice!
Without saying, our photo album came out to be absolutely gorgeous. Not only were we ecstatic, our family and friends were also impressed, which doesn’t happen very easily. The quality of the pictures was great, the way the photos were outlined in the album was very nice, and the way all the pictures came together in one timeline was so impressive.
Levi has worked with us every step of the way, from the moment that we hired him, until we got our final photo album. During this time, he was very responsive, friendly, knowledgeable, and made us feel so comfortable that our pictures and photo album would turn out great. They did. More that we could ever wish for. Thank you, Levi! We would recommend you to anyone!
Olya & Ari
With Levi, his work speaks for itself. We were immediately drawn to his photographs because they look like very spontaneous, happy moments. We are thrilled with our wedding photos, and were lucky that we found Levi. We received tons of compliments on our photos as well. Levi is a very talented photographer, but beyond that, Levi is just a very delightful person to talk to and gives off a very calm vibe. I highly recommend Levi.
Levi is an amazing photographer!! But more than that- he is a creative and happy guy who is actually EXCITED to be photographing your wedding.
We live in Los Angeles, but got married on Long Island where I'm from. Levi was recommended to us by a friend of a friend (and fellow photographer). Needless to say planning a wedding from across the nation was a little nerve-wracking!
Upon meeting Levi, he felt like a close friend who knew us forever. He was a clear choice for us. He was extremely responsive to all of my crazy bride questions, and on the day of he not only kept us calm but on schedule! It seemed like everywhere we turned he was there snapping photos- and yet he wasn't in anybody's way. My whole family mentioned to us how dedicated Levi was, and how he seemed to really love what he was doing!
The pictures came to us very soon after the date and when I first saw them I cried. He really captured the joyous occasion and I can't wait to display his prints in our home.
I highly recommend Levi to any couple- he is such a special person who has a real talent!
Levi was recommended to us by a coworker, and it we are so incredibly happy we followed her advice! Levi and his assistant Fiona were amazing, we truly couldn’t be happier. We met Levi a few months before the wedding and INSTANTLY felt comfortable talking to him. Being affectionate in front of a stranger, no less with a camera in hand, is something we were worried about, but Levi made us feel incredibly comfortable, like we were hanging out with an old friend.
During the initial visit, Levi’s dedication to his craft and professionalism towards his clients was clearly apparent—it became obvious that he loves what he does and truly cares about the finished product, something that was very important to us. He was candid throughout the entire process, explaining his style and method clearly and was flexible to our wants/needs. After the initial visit, Levi was always attentive and quick to respond to any question we had. We felt so taken care of, and knew he would do a great job on the day of.
Which, was exactly what happened. Levi and Fiona were amazing. The morning was pretty crunched for time, as we got off to a late start, and had a pretty robust list of formal family pictures that needed to take place. Levi never lost his cool, and was so organized. More importantly, he kept us all feeling comfortable and stress-free. During the reception, it seemed that Levi and Fiona were EVERYWHERE and in the middle of all of the action, while never being in the way. All of our friends and family were so impressed by his energy, even the owner of the venue asked for his contact information.
We recently got the photos, and it goes without saying that were incredible, beautiful, and touching.
Levi, thank you so much for making the day so special and capturing it in the way that only you could!
Julie and Victor
Best ever!!!! Levi was like a member of my bridal party. Ever patient, ever helpful and actually seemed to be enjoying himself. It is clear that this man loves what he does and his photos show his passion for showing and reminding you and others what love looks like. i adore him.
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Levi was an absolute dream to work with. He has such a calming presence, which made him such a joy to have around. He's about the nicest guy ever, and EVERYONE from my 20-something friends to my 60-something Aunts raved about him. He was always inconspicuous, and it wasn't until we saw our beautiful photos that we realized how he caught every moment, and in such a beautiful, artistic way. He really captured the emotion of our wedding, and seeing the pictures was like reliving the day all over. If you can book him, do it! Right away! We were so lucky to find him!
Levi was great to work with. He is always calm, cool and in control. And somehow seemed to capture every moment. We are thrilled with our photos.
We truely feel lucky that we found Levi..... He was expert, professional and totally dedicated to getting the most creative and beautiful shots. He had contagious energy and I don't think missed a single moment; his commitment was incredible. And it paid off; Levi got our photos to us within two weeks of our wedding day and they are amazing. Portraits and candids, he captured details and emotions in such a talented way. All of this, AND Levi was a pleasure to be around on the day of our wedding, even putting us at ease, laughing with us, and feeling like a guest. We highly, highly recommend Levi.
Levi photographed our wedding and he was fantastic! He was totally professional, easy to work with and had a sense of humor. When we saw the pictures they totally exceeded our expectations. We can’t recommend him enough!
Siobhan Lowe & Jeffrey Hansen
Levi took pictures for my wedding. I could not believe how absolutely beautiful they came out. Everyone I knew kept asking me who took our wedding pictures. I would recommend Levi in a heart beat. He makes you feel so comfortable and he is extremely professional. If you are looking for a photographer you found him. He is the BEST!!!!
I had the pleasure of working with Levi for a gorgeous wedding in the Berkshires in 2012, and ALSO had the pleasure of seeing the photos afterwards which was a real treat - because they were AMAZING, and quickly became some of my favorite images in my Bridal portfolio! He was such a pleasure to be around on the big day, and he has an amazing eye for stylish, evocative, editorial-style wedding photography. I recommend him with gusto!
Levi Stolove photographed a very quiet, intimate ceremony I celebrated in Central Park with just the couple, closest family & friends, and their adorable dog. Levi was personable & friendly, and had just the right style to match the warmth & intimacy of this wedding. I love his photos & look forward to working with him again!