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Artvesta Wine & Cake Social at Panache Bridal NYC

Another fabulous Artvesta Wine & Cake Social! Woo Hoo!

Thank you everyone for participating in Artvesta Wine & Cake Social hosted at Panache Bridal on April 6th, 2017! Thank you for coming and supporting our team despite such terrible weather!

We loved having you over and we would love to stay in touch with you! Please give us some love and support! Let’s connect on social media. And as always we would be thrilled to collaborate with you on any interesting and exciting projects.


Tatiana Valerie, founder of Artvesta Wine & Cake Socials

 

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Artvesta Wine & Cake Social | April 6, 2017

Artvesta Wine and Cake Social – April 6th, 2017

Spring is in the air and the wedding season will be in full swing pretty soon! We are inviting event planners, brides-to-be, and other industry insiders to join us for an intimate evening of quality one-on-ones while enjoying fresh mouth-watering cake samples, delectable wine, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

April 6th, 2016 | 6:00-9:00PM

Panache Bridal New York

545 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022

There is going to be a little something special for everybody!

For brides-to-be:

Artvesta Studio has eliminated all that stress and has hand-picked event professionals that come highly recommended in the industry. They will devote their time to discuss your wedding details with no rush or pressure.

For industry insiders:

Artvesta Wine & Cake Social is a great opportunity to meet new people, discuss exciting industry trends and ideas and make lasting connections.

Space is limited, register now. This intimate affair is not to be missed!

Artvesta Wine & Cake Social Video Invitation

Read more on our new website dedicated to ArtVesta Wine & Cake Social: www.TheWeddingSocial.org

 

Sophisticated Weddings Launch Party 2017 + Bridal Reflections Grand Opening event

Last Wednesday, February 15th we had a pleasure of photographing a fabulous event organized by Sophisticated Weddings magazine — one of the best resources for everything bridal in New York City and Bridal Reflections bridal salon — the international destination for the finest bridal fashion in New York. This event was attended by all the who’s who of the NYC event industry.

The event featured many talented event industry professionals. ArtVesta Studio sponsored photography coverage of the evening. The guest of honor was one and only Galia Lahav, a celebrity Israeli designer with over 30 years of fashion experience and over 3 million social media followers.

It was a fun night! Enjoy the photos!

Photography: Artvesta Studio Photo booth photos: Shake and Share Media • Furniture & Rentals: Ruth Fischl Props and Furniture Rentals • Lighting: Power Posse Productions • Floral Arrangements: Designs By Mark Masone • Catering: Food in Motion • Music: 45 Riots • Wine Tasting Bar: Brooklyn Winery • Rosé: Whispering Angel • [Wedding] Cake Tastings: Madison Lee’s Cakes & Ron Ben-Israel Cakes • Candy Buffet: Treat Me Sweet • Macarons: La Maison du Macaron • Photo Booth: Shake and Share Media • Sweepstakes Sponsors: Tacori Engagement Rings, Wedding Bands and Jewelry & TWO by London, and The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale

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All event photos by: ArtVesta Studio

Nora & Ronen ~ Studio 450, NYC

Nora & Ronen’s beautiful and fun modern Jewish orthodox wedding was held at Studio 450, a trendy venue located in midtown Manhattan. The couple’s young love and authentic beauty is reflected in every embrace and kiss. What a cute pair of true loves! Nora has a sophisticated, yet innocent, classic beauty you would expect out of a medieval princess. Ronen’s confident, wide smile can light up any room and any crowd. It was such a pleasure working with these two beautiful loving people who are starting their life together as a married couple.

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13 Questions About Wedding Photography

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.

Wedding at The Venetian NJ

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 or create a low-resolution version of all “open eyes and in-focus” photographs for a customer to view and then select a handful of the best pictures for further post-production and larger prints.

Artvesta Studio is committed to ensuring the highest quality of proofs. 

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3. Should I hire two wedding photographers or a solo photographer?

The decision of hiring two wedding photographers depends solely on your budget and photography needs. 
While the first photographer’s primary responsibility is to take all standard or classic wedding shots, the second photographer focuses on snapping additional action shots and different-angled images that capture those precious and fleeting moments.

The second photographer looks for authentic emotional shots that usually take place outside of the lens scope of the main photographer. He or she can also support the main photographer if something unpredictable happens.

A photography duo will also give you two distinct styles of photography that complement each other. The only disadvantage in hiring two wedding photographers is a higher price in the wedding photography package due to the extra cost of production and post-production.

Long Island City Promenade Wedding Shoot

4. How can I determine the best wedding photography package?


A typical wedding package includes 8 hours of photo coverage by one or two professional photographers, digital or printed proofs, and a password-protected online preview gallery. Sometimes, wedding packages also include enlargements such as 11×14” or 16×20” as well as wedding albums for the bride and groom and two sets of parents.

We offer 4-hour, 8-hour, and 10-hour wedding photography packages that include digital proofs and an 8×8” or 10×10” Artvesta Photo book. We also offer a number of a la carte items such as additional photo albums, photo canvases, prints, pre-wedding and post-wedding photo shoots, additional or reduced hours of coverage, and customization options.

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5. What is the average retainer to secure a photographer for my big day? When is the remaining balance due?


A customary retainer for a photography package is at least 10% of the entire package price. While some wedding photographers prefer a 50% retainer, other photographers request 100% of payment delivered upon contract signing. At Artvesta Studio, we require a 30% retainer to reserve a date.

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6. How come the price ranges drastically among various wedding photographers?

Since a wedding photographer does not need a specific degree or to pass any specialty tests to shoot events, some aspiring photographers can offer their services for free or very low prices. These photographers have probably shot fewer than 20 weddings as a main or only photographer. I shot my very first wedding for $400 in 2003.

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7. When should I book a wedding photographer?

Start scouting for the right wedding photographer as soon as you secure your wedding date. Since experienced photographers accept bookings years in advance, it’s in your best interest to book your wedding photographer once you find the best combination of vision, skills, personality, and price that meets your requirements.

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8. What qualities must a wedding photographer possess?

As you interview multiple wedding photographers, look for the right combination of personal and professional qualities that will assure a smooth flow of your wedding day and captivating photos. Make sure you understand a photographer’s personality and figure out why he or she became a wedding photographer.

For example, I became a wedding photographer because I love capturing emotions and enjoy brainstorming creative photo concepts and ideas and bringing them to life. Nothing is more rewarding than creating the exact shot that I had in mind and the satisfaction of the couples with the finished product. I spent years honing my craft before offering my talent commercially.

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9. What should I be aware of when scouting wedding photographers?


Make sure to view several weddings that potential photographers have shot from the beginning to the end. Many wedding photographers start out as second shooters for well-established studios and often include second-shooter pictures in their portfolio when booking their own jobs. Even if those pictures are impressive, you cannot be sure that the photographer can withhold the pressure of being the first or, especially, the only photographer at the wedding.

Another helpful tip when scouting a wedding photographer is whether he or she is willing to give you reproduction rights after the job is completed. The withholding of reprinting rights is the main source of hidden additional costs in the industry. For instance, a photographer can offer you a very low price for his or her photography services, and after the wedding, he or she can inform you that the only way for you to receive your pictures is to pay $6.99 for each 4×6” print. Keep in mind that a professional photographer takes between 1,000 and 3,000 images per wedding.

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10. What equipment should a wedding photographer carry?

Since wedding photography is a rapidly-changing industry, new technologies and equipment are being constantly introduced to professional photographers which makes it difficult to give exact specifications of the equipment required for a quality photo shoot. However, some standards remain unchanged such as having at least two professional-grade photo cameras, a set of various lenses and speedlights, as well as off-camera photographic lights, reflectors, stands, portable batteries, and photographic umbrellas. In my professional kit, I usually carry three Nikon photo cameras, five lenses, five speedlights and one video light, at least two photo stands, a tripod, three sets of wireless speedlight triggers, 2-4 light stands, a stepladder, and a set of creative props.

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11. Are photography prices less expensive for off-season and weekday weddings?


The prices for professional wedding photography vary for off-season and weekday weddings. You can potentially save up to 20% on a regular photography package with a winter wedding on a weekday. If you want to include albums in your package, the discount will probably be much smaller because the cost of album production is fixed and included in the photography package price.

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12. Can I order both black and white and color photos?

Since it is fairly easy to convert a color photograph into a black and white one, do not worry about making this decision in advance as long as you agreed on color photography.

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  1. Why do wedding photographers copyright the pictures they take at weddings?  

Transfer and reproduction rights can easily be confused with a copyright. The copyright is granted to any photographer at the time a picture is created. It does not need to be claimed, documented, or registered by an author.

If you want to reproduce the images from your wedding photographer, make sure a reproduction release is included in your contract. For more information on copyrights, visit www.copyright.gov. It is common for wedding photographers to retain the original hi-resolution files to be able to maximize their profits by making additional money on prints. Retaining the hi-resolution photographs is very common in the United States except for some urban cities such as New York or Los Angeles. The fierce competition among wedding photographers forces many professionals to surrender their reproduction rights to make their photography packages more competitive.

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Still have questions? Please feel free to ask me by commenting below or email me at artvestastudio@gmail.com

© Tatiana Valerie, an award-winning wedding photographer based in New York City

Engagement at Hunter’s Point Park, LIC ~ Queens, NY

It was a very exciting day today!
Parth wanted to propose to his girlfriend of 6.5 years and he reached out to me for help. We found a perfect location and a perfect time of day for the moment of their lifetimes. She said YES! Congratulations, Ankita & Parth!
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Damien and Leilani ~ The Marmara Park Avenue, Midtown Loft & Terrace

Capturing couples’ happiest moments makes me happy. Every moment has its own beauty and this wedding of a New Yorker, Damien, and a native Alaskan, Leilani, was truly unique and magical. The day tastefully incorporated elements of both cultures, celebrating the beautiful blend of traditions.

For the union of Damien and Leilani, both parties got ready for their big day at the Marmara Hotel in New York City.  The Marmara is one of the best known luxury hotel chains in Turkey. Its NYC branch is located on East 32nd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. A spacious terrace of the hotel, which shows the gorgeous backdrop of the Chrysler Building, was the perfect place to start the day. Though it was marginally cold out, the couple braved the chill to take their photos on the outside terrace of one of the hotel’s suites.

The harmony of the happy couple matched the synchronicity of their chosen accessories. Both the groom’s boutonniere and the bride’s bouquet matched in rich color and paid homage to bride’s home state of Alaska. The groom’s boutonniere had a cute addition of a Ruffed Grouse’s feather, the most predominant bird in Alaska. The bride’s bouquet incorporated a strip of fur wrapped around the flowers. Both unique additions alluded to hunting, which is a significant part of the Alaskan culture.

From the hotel, both parties moved on to the Midtown Loft & Terrace at 267 5th Avenue where they held an outdoor ceremony incorporating some Jewish and native Alaskan traditions important to the bride and groom such as breaking a coconut by Leilani’s dad and breaking the glass by Damien. It was a beautiful ceremony taking place under an arch covered in burgundy and golden flowers. Those warm and welcoming tones were carried through to the reception, along with rich turquoise, to create an intimate and elegant reception atmosphere.

It was a fun and lively party, especially with the addition of the lifting of the chairs, another Jewish tradition. It was also an emotional evening at times with some touching moments such as parents’ dances and speeches by members of both sides of the family. The night ended with an available-light photo of a romantic kiss between a newly wed husband and wife, with the background of a lit up Empire State Building.

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

The Marmara Park Ave, Midtown Loft & Terrace Wedding

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