Ivan Apfel Photography is not a studio made up of multiple photographers. So I guess there is no reason for me to tell you about myself in the third person.
My “journey” as a photographer began twenty-three years ago when I took my first photography class as a sophomore in high school. I knew immediately that this was my calling. I spent the next eight years studying photography ending with a college major in photography as well as a rare certification in Biomedical/Forensic Imaging. My passion led me into the expertise of Documentary Photography.
My experiences as a documentary photographer perfectly trained me for wedding photography. They both involve accurately and creatively documenting a real life event with ever changing lighting and weather conditions as well as spontaneous moments that can not be planned for. Both are full of moments that only happen once and can never be reshot.
My style of shooting Engagement Sessions as well as Weddings is also directly influenced by my years as a documentary photographer. One of my brides described it best when she said, “His inconspicuous style of documenting events is impressive: On our wedding day, we barely posed. Half the time, we forgot Ivan was even there. People keep telling us our engagement/wedding photos look magazine-quality.”
My client are like my friends. I am honest, open and always available to my clients for questions and to discuss their individual needs. Nothing brings me joy more than when I receive notes and calls from clients years later to keep me up to date with new changes in their lives and to let me know that they continue to find joy every time they look at the images I took of their special day.
I would like to welcome you to the Ivan Apfel Photography Family. Call or drop me a note today so we can start working on the images that will bring you joy for a lifetime.
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