Vlad Barry Photography
We found Vlad Barry a few days before our wedding and he was able to accomodate our schedule at the last minute. He arrived on time. He and his assistant were very professional and genuinely nice. They had excellent equipment. Not only did they have high quality cameras but they also brought along a step ladder and proper lighting equipment wherever they went. As result, both the indoor and outdoor pictures came out amazing. Less than three weeks after the wedding, Vlad posted the edited pictures on smugmug. About 1 month after the wedding we received dvd's with all of the photos. The case that he sent the dvd's in was very nice too. Everyone said that the pictures were beautiful!! I still can't believe that we found such a great photographer for such a great price!
Vlad was so great to work with. I interviewed 5 photographers and I felt the most comfortable with him. All of his photo samples were gorgeous, he listened to us, provided guidance and was responsive throughout the whole planning process. He gave us an amazing deal, the best price (by far) of anyone we met. On our wedding day, he was careful to get all of the shots I requested and he was so discreet. I hardly noticed he was there but he got so many beautiful photos! The best part... we got our photos within 3 weeks of our wedding date! Most of my friends waited months so it was so exciting to be able to see them so quickly. I have recommended his work to other friends getting married and will use him in the future for any professional photography my family may need. It was truly wonderful to work with Vlad!
Another satisfied bride and customer! Vlad Barry took our city hall wedding photographs and also ended up pitch hitting as our witness! Vlad made our day incredibly memorable and easy. We live out of state in Minnesota, and I found him on the internet after reading reviews by many satisfied brides. It can certainly be nerve wracking tying up the details without ever meeting or living in the same area, but Vlad is the real deal. Take my word for it - he comes through on every level. He arrived early when meeting us, he followed through on everything we had discussed, and we received our pictures before we had even unpacked from our trip. The photographs are beautiful and they literally captured every moment of our day. Only two of our family members were present for our ceremony, but the photos that we have to show our friends and family tell the whole story about our day, making it as if they didn't miss a thing. I would recommend Vlad again and again.
Vlad and his crew was absolutely beautiful. They were very professional, their services were excellent, very patient and his prices are reasonable. Vlad did the photography of my wedding on 04/03/2011. The pictures are absolutely stunning. I would definitley hire Vlad for any other photography services and I would recommend him for family & friends.
The Sealys :)
Vlad arrived 30min earlier than I asked and had already made plans to work around the bad weather we was having. He made suggestions for types of pictures and different locations and also listened to our own ideas and wants. Vlad provided ALL the pictures as a digital HD DVD within a week. For the price, Vlad's services were very reasonable and I would recommend him for future events.
Vlad and his crew did the photography for our wedding in Midtown Manhattan.
From the begininnign to the end they were superb. They were creative, paid attention to detaiil, followed instructions when applicable and were courteous and pleasant to deal with
For any wedding photography is important as it serves as a rememebrance for years to come, Vlad and his crew ensured that we had high quality pictures and great service for a very affordable price.
I strongly reccomend them for any wedding or photography needs.
April and Roy
I absolutely loved Vlad and his work. Very professional. We loved the pictures they were perfect. We would recommend him to everyone!! nice job Vlad you are definetely our photographer for our next event.
Vlad was creative in his photo composition. Friends are still raving about our photo album. He had his own ideas, but was also very accomodating of ours. He delivered to us two CDs full of images within days of our wedding. We recommend Vlad Barry's services with utmost confidence.
Thank you very much for the great job with out photos. Thank you for your patience, good humor and smiles! You made our day extra special.
Daniela and Robert
Vlad was wonderful to work with for our wedding. He was personable and reliable. He was always available to answer questions and to give advice during the wedding planning and on the day of they went above and beyond. We didn't notice him once during the ceremony or the reception and the pictures turned out fabulously. It's unfortunate that we will never get married again, because I would rehire Vlad every time.
Bill & Marcha
Vlad Barry Photo was great, creative and attentive to all our needs and details. We really appreciate all the ideas he had for our pictures - for us, our families and friends! This photographer made the entire process of taking pictures easy, stressless and smooth. We would gladly recommend him to our friends and families - and will use his services for future events!
Vlad, thank you again,
I am a professional photographer who provides couples with custom wedding and event photography and album designs in the Tri State area.
I will work directly with you from the initial consultation to the final print selection. I have the experience and knowledge to capture the essence of your wedding in meaningful, sharply detailed and properly lit images. I use only professional equipment-the latest in digital cameras and high quality lighting units.
Also, I am fully insured. And Most Catering halls are now requiring that everyone from the DJs to Photographers & Videographers be individually insured for Events and Parties
Please feel free to call at 646-620-2213 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your no-obligation consultation.
â€¢ Nikon D300 (backup/second shooter camera)
â€¢ Voigtlander SLII 20mm 3.5
â€¢ Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8D
â€¢ Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR
â€¢ Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G
â€¢ 2 Mecablitz 50 AF-1 digital Metz for Nikon CLS flashes
â€¢ Quantum Qflash T4d Portable Flash Unit (150w/s) with a Battery Pack
â€¢ NORMAN 400B Portable Flash Unit SET (400w/s) with a portable Norman Battery Pack
â€¢ 2 Photogenic Powerlight 600 W/S Mono Light
â€¢ Tripods, light stands, Radio Transceivers for Flashes, Light Modifiers (Saltbox, Umbrellas, Grids), Background Stand with different backgrounds, etc.
A professional has just the right equipment for photographing your wedding. Having attended many weddings, an experienced wedding photographer will be at ease at your wedding. A professional is used to working with individuals, couples, and groups to make the formal photography go smoothly. When you think about the cost of photography, remember that the photographer's fee is only part of your investment: You, your parents, your extended family and your friends will be investing time with the photographer during your wedding. Don't waste time on your wedding day with a photographer who won't produce results you love!
How much does it cost?
Usually photography runs between nine and fifteen percent of the total wedding budget. When couples value photography highly and are on a limited budget, they will spend up to 30% of their wedding budget on photography. Be prepared to spend a minimum of $1,500 for a small wedding, and $3,000 and up for bigger one.
How much time will the photographer spend at my wedding?
That is really up to you. You can have the photographer meet you where you are getting dressed, and keep taking pictures until you leave the reception. Or you may just want a few hours of photography, with a few formal photographs and some pictures of the ceremony. Our typical coverage depends from the package you choose, starts two or three hours before the ceremony and ends after the bouquet, garter and cake for a full day coverage.
Go over your time line for the day before the wedding. Find out how long the photographs you have requested are going to take. If it is too long, cut out some of the posed pictures. If you have dozens of posed shots on your photo list, expect your photographer to be persistent in getting them. Or tell your photographer the way you have scheduled the day, and that he/she is to follow your schedule. A posed photo of cutting the cake takes ten seconds, and the rest of the cake shots should be candid.
How many images we will get from our wedding?
The amount of pictures depends from time coverage (usually around 200 images per hour). We often capture thousands of images (generally from 1,000 to 3,000) for you to keep forever.
Does the camera used make a difference?
Yes. We use only professional full frame Nikon Digital cameras and high quality lighting units.
Images from a full frame, high resolution digital camera are better because they are sharper and less noisy, with greater color saturation. We are shooting in RAW file format, which offers additional control and creative option, and helps getting the best image quality possible in camera.
What is photojournalism? Is it better?
There are many stories and vignettes at a wedding: Bride getting ready, ring bearer being coaxed to walk up the aisle, the bride's mother watching the father-daughter dance. Moments like these, when photographed, is Wedding Photojournalism. A good photojournalist captures decisive moments to tell a story. Our tudio offers the perfect combination of professional photojournalistic and traditional styles of wedding photography.This is also a matter of taste, combined with necessity. Great wedding photography can be done with no formal posed pictures at all (wedding photo journalism). But, there may be many people and combinations of guests that will never be captured unless the photographer deliberately gathers them in one spot for a picture. When planning with your photographer, draw up a list of "must get" photos. If you want a large catalog of specified pictures, then expect your photographer to spend more time doing those, and less time doing candids and wedding photojournalism.
Should we do the formals before or after the ceremony?
Some couples think it is bad luck to see each other before the ceremony. If following this tradition is important to you, all of the photos of the bride and groom together will be done afterwards, but solo shots can be done before. However, getting all the formals done at the beginning has several advantages: Flowers, clothing and make-up are fresh, and you can carefully budget time for formals. (And, if your ceremony ends after dark, the only time for natural light pictures of the two of you will be before the ceremony!) Couples who feel formal photos are important will set aside one, two, or even three hours for formals, which finish up about half an hour before the ceremony begins. If you do formals immediately after the ceremony, guests have to wait before they can greet you, and members of the bridal party will have pose for pictures rather than mingle. About half of the weddings I photograph have all the formals taken before the ceremony.
What about having two photographers?
We are offer two-photographer coverage for all packages- the main shooter, and an assistant, who also acts as a second shooter when it necessary. One concentrates on the formals, the other on wedding photo journalism.
Some photographers ask that no one else take pictures during the formal photography. Is that reasonable?
Yes. If the photographer is trying to work quickly through a series of formal pictures, a snap-shooter might slow the process. A problem arises when there are several cameras aimed at a formal group - the subjects will be looking at different lenses. The diverted attention will ruin the professional's picture. On the other hand, many guests find snapping a few pictures a pleasant part of attending weddings. So we usually let people snap away when formals are over. Ideally, guests should show respect for the bridal party and photographer and put down their cameras during the formal photos.
Online gallery, CD/DVD proofing.
Online or CD/DVD proofing is very convenient and becoming more and more popular. Couples like the fact that distant family members can see the wedding images and order their own copies. Online ordering and photography go together well - you see the picture and order a copy any time, any place.
We post process all images in a variety of techniques such as color correction and enhancement, density correction, noise reduction, image sharpening and adjustments in exposure, balance, saturation and contrast as necessary. We do everything that it takes to give you high quality images.
What about black and white photography?
Some couples want black and white pictures because they like the classic quality. Also, there has been a return to black and white (in advertising and weddings) with a contemporary or fashion look to it. Our clients receive two copies of each image on CD/DVD, one in color, another one black and white.
Getting an album.
We are as many photographers now offering "Packages," each package having a set number of hours, images, and depending of package can include albums. Also, you can add an album or, order and pay for your album anytime after the wedding. It is important that each album shows wedding from start to finish, not just a collection of images.
Who chooses the pictures that go in the album?
After looking at all the images, the bride and groom usually decide what goes in the album. We let you specify the list and sequence of the pictures, so that the album really shows the wedding the way you want to see it. Before sending it for a print we approving the album design with you, using proofs or computer images to show you what the final album will look like.
I want to make copies or print my photos myself. Do I have the rights to do it?
According to federal law, images produced by a professional photographer are copyrighted the moment they are created. Federal law prohibits copying or reproducing copyrighted material without permission from the owner of the copyright, i.e., the photographer. But our studio provides DVD or CD of all images with a COPYRIGHT RELEASE, you have our permission written in the Wedding Photo Contract, so you can make any amount of copies, or prints from it legally, without any limitation.