About Tatiana Valerie

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About Tatiana Valerie: Tatiana Valerie, founder of Artvesta Studio, is an internationally published, award-winning photographer based out of Manhattan, NY. A Ukrainian native, Tatiana was academically trained in art and photography.  Her work has been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, InStyle, New York Weddings magazines, Style Me Pretty, and The New York Times. Tatiana is also a founder of Artvesta Wine & Cake Social events. She started Artvesta Wine & Cake Socials in the spring of 2012 to create a better environment for industry networking. Due to the success of the initial event, Tatiana and team have gone on to host 12 more successful events for industry insiders and engaged couples. From the photographer: I am a professional photographer, a world traveler, an animal lover, and a proud cat mommy.   Wedding photography is my passion.   I would be honored to tell your love story. I want to learn about you. I want to understand you. Who are you?  What defines you as a couple?  I want to draw out the natural beauty that lives in every one of us.   Natural beauty is the real innocence and pure essence that our parents, loved ones, and true friend see. more » Continue reading

13 Questions About Wedding Photography

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1. Should I hire a professional wedding photographer or relative/friend? While you may feel comfortable with a relative or friend to capture your big day, a professional photographer possesses the technical mastery of shooting, logistics and time constraints. Experienced photographers will work with you, understand the vision of your event, and then capture your most precious memories without getting swept up in the celebration, lose entire segments of your wedding or forget backup equipment. If a relative or friend shoots your wedding, he or she is more likely to get caught up in the celebration and miss important shots. Professional photographers anticipate and capture the most expressive split second at the exact time. They know how and when to crop the picture to highlight an important detail and keep all the other elements in the background. Professional photographers can also preserve all the details in a picture and keep all the important objects in sharp focus. Most importantly, experienced photographers can make your event look magnificent regardless of your wedding budget. 2. What is a proof? 
A proof is a low-resolution digital image or small-sized print. Photographers do not retouch all the pictures from their event shoots. Instead, they print more » Continue reading