Zina & Anatoliy
We found Denis after looking through many portfolios online. Denis' photographs stood out to us immediately - they didn't look posed, staged, or artificial; even though they're wedding photos, they weren't cookie-cutter - they were artistic, natural, and let the affection between the couple shine through. Denis was very responsive and answered all of our questions, and later by phone. His fee was extremely reasonable and he was able to work with our budget, which we really appreciated. He spent the whole day with us - showed up at our apartment at 9am, photographed throughout the ceremony and reception, and then took us to Prospect Park and Coney Island to take more fun, relaxed shots. At the end of the evening, we were tired and sent him home - he and his assistant were happy to keep photographing! The entire experience was enjoyable and it felt like we were hanging out with a (very professional!) friend. And, of course, the final product didn't disappoint - our photos are beautiful and are being shared widely by our friends and family. We highly recommend Denis, we couldn't imagine having had a better photographer for our wedding
Lana & Armando
There are not enough stars. I was a procrastinator and booked Denis very late in the planning game. He did not bat an eyelash and was accommodating, comforting, and professional from the get go. He was so easy to communicate with and when it came to the day of, we couldn't have asked for more. Denis and Peter rolled with the insane punches of the day (rooms not being ready, hotel maintenance, tardy bride & groom) and blended into the chaos with ease. I never felt overwhelmed by Denis and Peter but I also felt like they were in the mix getting all the moments I might have missed. To my surprise, some of the photos from early in the day even popped up on the screens in the hall to give our guests a sneak peak! The evening ended and we could not have been more pleased....UNTIL YESTERDAY! 4 Days after the wedding and I got an e-mail with a link to select images from our wedding, available to post and tag and share with our family and friends. The photos were stunning and everything I imagined my wedding photos to look like. Denis really understood us and my memories of the night were instantly made more vivid looking at the photos of us and everyone we love. Denis is the photographer to go to if you want the spirit of your evening captured forever. He really understands people and feelings and it was truly lovely having him as the photographer with us on that day.
Didi & Sean
My husband, Sean, and I are so happy with our choice to have Denis, and his assistant Peter, photograph our wedding this past weekend. Both Denis and his assistant are professional and great to work with. They are very organized and it is clear that they took great care preparing for our event. Prior to the day of our wedding, Sean and I worked with Denis to organize a shot list and review recommended family portraits. This preparation made the day of our event so smooth and stress free. Denis’ always replied quickly to all our inquiries and even took time out for several phone calls adapting the plan to adjust for inclimate weather. The team is flexible in their ability to adapt to the mood and setting of the guests/venue. It seemed that Denis was everywhere during the party, always snapping pictures, but at the same time he was neither intrusive nor pushy about getting a shot. Denis' and Peter captured so many important moments from our wedding day. The images displayed in his portfolio are directly representative of his creative style. We are so grateful for Denis’ ability to create images with so much emotion, romance, and humor, because now we have them forever
Helen & Mike
Denis is a phenomenal photographer. We cannot thank him enough! My husband and I wanted classic photos that had just the right amount of creativity without being too edited. Denis’s work is perfect. He captures the entire day as it unfolds without ever intervening. His photos are timeless and absolutely beautiful.
My husband and I do not love being photographed. So, it was great that we started with an engagement session. Denis met us in central park for engagement photos, and it was the perfect way to get to know him before our wedding day. We insisted on bringing our small dog, and he was completely accommodating and went above and beyond to capture the photos we requested.
As a type A bride with no wedding planner, I was very concerned about the wedding day timeline. I envisioned taking photos in several locations with an entire wedding party from out of state, but I did not want to over schedule everyone. A week before the wedding, Denis reviewed my timeline, spent over an hour on the phone with me, and made suggestions to help me feel completely confident that he would cover my wish list without having the day feel too crazy. So helpful!
In the end, Denis also suggested taking photos in locations near our venue that I didn’t even know existed. He did his research and encouraged us to take additional photos for just a few more minutes before it started raining between the ceremony and reception. The photos are amazing, and I will cherish them forever!
Denis is professional, patient, hard working, and incredibly talented! We 100% recommend him for any photo opportunity, especially your wedding day!
Faith & David
We booked Denis about 11 months ahead of time for our 9/9/17 wedding, along with an engagement shoot that we planned to schedule in the Spring of '17 when the weather was warmer (we signed the contract on 10/31/16). Three days after we booked him, I found out I had stage 3 cancer and would have to go through chemo, surgery, and radiation during the year leading up to our wedding. Since I already had my dress, we decided to scramble and pull together a wedding photoshoot so that we could have pictures before who-knows-what happened. So, we had the good fortune to have Denis take our wedding photos twice! Denis made himself available on a Sunday with only 2 weeks’ notice to take our pre-chemo photos. He wore several layers of clothes so we could take pictures in the park on a 40 degree day in November. We were shivering, but the images were gorgeous. Denis plays with reflections, and depth, and light resulting in magazine-worthy shots. Leading up to the wedding day, he was communicative. We had a shot list and timeline worked out ahead of time, which he tailored for us to make sure we got maximum party time, instead of spending the entire cocktail hour taking photos. His style is so natural. The photos are gorgeous. A good mix of those beautiful, perfect, frame-ready shots, and candidly capturing moments throughout the day. He went above and beyond to get "that" shot. He's truly an artist, but also incredibly professional and caring. We couldn't be happier with him and his work.
Laura & Steven
Denis is amazing! When my husband and I were first looking at photographers’ galleries, Denis’ work caught our attention immediately. We are so thrilled he was our wedding photographer! Not only does he take amazing photos, but he’s very down to earth and fun to work with. His work is absolutely amazing—everyone is blown away by our engagement and wedding photos! I wish I had more special events going on just to hire him again! I highly recommend Denis as a photographer!
Allison & Henrik
I can't rate Denis highly enough! He's a 10 out of 5 stars! He took the most gorgeous shots of our wedding. The formal shots are lovely - but there's nothing all the exciting about formal shots, no matter who takes them. It was the action shots that blew us all away! He managed to catch the flower girls mid-skip, the groom mid-boogie on the dance floor, and the bride mid-laugh during a toast. The photos look like they came out of a wedding magazine! On top of the fact that I think they're the best wedding photos I've ever seen, I should point out that he is incredibly reasonably-priced (Denis - you should double your prices!) Also, he sent us about 20 gorgeous edited shots just days after the wedding so that we could share them right away. Then, about five weeks later, he sent us hundreds upon hundreds of additional edited shots! The best part of all of it is that he sends you downloadable images and a thumb drive, so you don't have to pay the insane prices of having the photographer print the pictures for you. That certainly cuts down on the cost, to say the least, and allows you to put together your own photo book (which I will be giving to everyone for Christmas. Shhh! Don't tell my mom!) I cannot recommend Denis highly enough, and will certainly refer him to every single friend I have who is getting married.
Ariela & Simon
Short version - just book Denis now!
We booked Denis as our photographer for our wedding at the Loeb boathouse in Central Park. Ahead of the wedding Denis was incredibly responsive to emails and calls and was great at staying at communicating with us. Then on the day he organised our first look and it was perfect. He was able to choose the perfect location away from the crowds and took some amazing photos. Denis is not just a great photographer but a real wedding professional, able to help quietly arrange guests and proceedings to not just take amazing photos but to help the whole day run smoothly. He was always there but never in the way or overbearing and we got our formal photos done quickly and were able to spend more time with friends and family.
Last and most importantly he is a fantastic photographer. All of his photos were technically great with fantastic composition and lighting. He was also great at capturing decisive moments such as when a squirrel ran in front of one of our shots, or getting a photo between the wheels of a Central Park carriage, adding a creative and fun twist to our photos. Denis got all of the photos of people and groups we requested and really captured the spirit and feeling of our wedding. We also received photos exactly on schedule, getting a selection of photos a week later and then the full album six weeks later.
We couldn't be happier and friends have commented that they wish their wedding photos were as good as ours! Just book Denis now!
Angelica & Ilya
We absolutely loved working with Denis! His photos are phenomenal, and goes above and beyond to capture the best shots. At one point, he stood in the middle of the street, among cars racing by and honking at him, just to capture that perfect shot of us. We loved that his shots are candid and extremely emotional. He is very professional, and will make sure the bride and groom are happy, which we definitely were :-)
Amanda & Joe
I couldn't imagine going with any other photographer than Denis for our wedding! He is truly an artist and will go to any length to capture the most stunning photos you've ever seen. His unique eye for detail and lighting is nothing less than exceptional. He is so patient and easy going which made us so much more comfortable in front of the camera. There were times that we didn't even know where he was shooting from and when reviewing our photos, we were blown away with his angles and scenes he had captured. One of the best attributes about Denis' photos, is that they are not just traditional beautiful wedding poses, but unique and awe-inspiring works of art. I new as soon as seeing a few photos from one of his albums that we could not go with any other vendor for our wedding. I would absolutely recommend Denis for any project or event and will definitely be using his services in the future!!
Joey & Chelsea
Denis photographed our wedding in August 2015 and the photos came out beautifully! Both my husband and I are camera shy, but Denis made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. Denis also had the ability to capture beautiful, natural moments of the guests and us without anyone noticing. It was also a very warm day and Denis helped run around and wrangle all of our guests for the family photos. Everything was done so efficiently, but also so comfortably. We were able to truly enjoy our day. I have since been to weddings with incredibly overzealous and intrusive photographers, and I am even more grateful for my wedding experience. Denis' work is clearly proof that you don't need to endure that type of experience to end up with beautiful wedding photos! Denis is very responsive to emails and takes care to help you create plans for your photos and event in advance. 1 week after our wedding we received previews from Denis of our photos and 6 weeks after we received a password to a private site where we could download the full set (for us it was over 600 photos for a small, intimate wedding with a lunch, no large reception). To top it all off, Denis' prices were far more affordable than any other photographers we spoke to. We couldn't recommend Denis enough!