PHILADELPHIA AND NEW JERSEY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
We are Anastasia and Vladimir, New Jersey and Philadelphia husband and wife team of wedding photographers. We specialize in creative documentary style of wedding photography with photojournalistic approach and evocative imagery. We pride ourselves in capturing the most natural, candid portraiture possible. This style showcases your day as it was, helping to bring your personalities forward and documenting your wedding day fo a lifetime of memories.
Our mail goal on a wedding day is to make our clients feel taken care of and exceed their expectations in every way possible. We pay attention to documenting the smallest details and moments on a wedding day that in the end result tell a complete story of your Big Day for generations to come. Our favorite moments during the wedding day are when the father of the bride sees her daughter for the first time in a wedding dress, mom tearing up while buttoning her daughter's wedding dress, families coming together, groom seeing his stunning bride at for the first time, guests laughing hard during the toasts and more.
A wedding day is a whirlwind of events, gone in the blink of an eye. And we understand that for documenting your wedding story in a perfect way, there is little more important to a perfectly executed event than an organized timeline. If you are looking to effectively plan out your wedding day with your wedding coordinator or fiance, we would be happy to assist you in putting together a wedding timeline for your day from the photography perspective so that you don't miss a beat.
WEDDING DAY PREPARATIONS
We usually start the wedding day off bridal preparations. We capture the finishing touches of hair and makeup, wedding details like a wedding gown , bridal shoes, wedding invitations, bridal bouquet, wedding band's etc., then we photograph the bride getting into her wedding dress and the groomsmen making their final preparations. One of my personal favorite things during the preparations is the close up portrait of the bride alone before leaving to the ceremony. These portraits look especially emotional and deep, and you can feel the bride's anticipation through the way her eyes are shining like never before.
First Look & Portraits
If you decide to see each other before the ceremony and do a First Look, we will make sure to arrange everything in a timely manner and pick a suitable location without any distractive and noisy backgrounds. We always suggest our couple to do their first look privately, without anybody looking out. This will ensure a more relaxed atmosphere for two of you that in its turn will reflect in more natural and evocative photos. Immediately after this we begin formal photographs with the entire wedding party and the bride and groom's immediate and extended families. Once we are done with family and bridal party formals, we want to spend at least 30-40 minutes for just portraits of the bride and groom together. During this time we especially pay tons of attention to looking for some unique backgrounds and textures, shoot through objects, reflective surfaces, double exposures, interesting compositions and most importantly - dramatic light. You don't have to worry about posing. We will provide you with all a lot of directions and make sure you look fabulous. All you have to do is to be yourself. Every couple is good at it and you can never go wrong with being yourself with someone you dearly love.
WEDDING CEREMONY & RECEPTION
Before the beginning of the wedding ceremony, we coordinate and set up any equipment we night need during the ceremony. We look around and find the light is coming from to best document the ceremony. We are very unobtrusive in our working style, especially during the wedding ceremonies. A lot of people at the weddings have often commented on that they couldn't even notice we were there.
When we arrive at the reception site, we immediately start photographing candid shots of arriving guests and continue into cocktail hour. If there are any additional formal photographs wanted, we will use this portion of the day to finish them. During the cocktail hour we always do couple photographs of the bride and groom in the empty reception room. It makes a remarkable memory of all the hard work you have completed together to celebrate your union with families and friends. We also make sure to beautifully photograph your reception decor details like your wedding cake, table centerpieces, wedding favors, sweetheart table.
During the reception, we mainly document the party time as it unfolds, including introductions, the first dances, toasts, dancing and cake cutting. We are always available for any photo request you may have throughout the night. All you have to do is to ask!
PHILADELPHIA & NEW JERSEY WEDDING VENUES
Among our favorite wedding venues are The Downtown Club, Tendenza, The Merion, The Stotesbury Mansion, Omni Hotel, Hotel Monaco, The Bonnet Island Estate, The Place on the Lake, The Reeds at Shelter Haven , The Inn at Grace Winery, The Westin Governor Morris, The Estate at Florentine Gardens and others. This list is actively growing each month as our brides and grooms take us to the new stunning wedding locations.
We serve Trenton, Lawrenceville, Princeton, Medford, Atlantic City, Barnegat, Wildwood, Ocean City, Cape May, Burlington, Toms River, Edison, New Brunswick, Freehold, Red Bank, Morristown areas. If your wedding is in Philadelphia, Montgomery County, Chester County, Bucks County, Delaware County, then Anastasia Romanova Photography wedding studio is for you.
If you feel like our work speaks to you and you liked what you saw in our portfolio and blog, we would be happy to assist you with any further questions you might have. Please use out contact page to send us a message to check our availability for your wedding today. We would love to hear from you!