Sunflowers Studios

Photography by Radmila Ladyzhinskaya
Award Winning Photography Studio
Members of WPPI and ISPWP

Here are answers to some questions you might have.

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
     Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture. We also specialize in unique lighting techniques.

Can we meet with you and talk about our wedding?
     Of course, we can meet and discuss your big day. We have a home studio in which you are always welcome. We are very flexible and you can come at any time that would be convenient for you. If you live far from Brooklyn, we can always discuss all the details over the phone.

How many pictures do you take?
     During the whole day, we work non stop, but the client receives the images after they have been edited and retouched. No one needs images with unflattering facial expressions and closed eyes. The final number of images also depends on many things: type of event, venue, and the number of guests. The client receives at least 1,000 images.

How many photographers do you work with and do you have an assistant?
     I always work with a lighting assistant; however, depending on the size of the wedding, I will bring an additional assistant.

What will happen in the case that the main photographer is not able to come to the wedding?

     The deposit will be returned, the shoot can be rescheduled or one of the three photographers will be offered for the shoot. 

Do you have liability insurance?
     Yes. We are fully insured.

Do you retouch the images?
     Yes, all the images go to retouching.

Do you collect sales tax?
     Yes. The sales tax is collected from all NY State residents.

Do you require a deposit?
     Yes, a 20% nonrefundable deposit is due at contract signing.

Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
     We have a large experience working in different venues with different lighting. We also have a studio where we practice and perfect our lighting techniques. 

Is your media preference film or digital?
     I have a large experience working with film, but digital gives a greater flexibility and assurance that we have captured your special moments.

Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
     Absolutely, all the time.

How far are you willing to travel?

Do you charge for traveling?
     Yes, there is a traveling fee for all weddings outside of the boroughs, for expenses such car rental, gas and tolls. For destination wedding, clients are responsible for all transportation costs, including flight, cab, etc. Lodging is also expected.

Will images be available for viewing online?
     In three - four weeks, you will have an online gallery where you will be able to view 70-80 images from your wedding.

Do you offer wedding albums?
     We work with many professional printing studios, mainly the Italian Graphi Studio, which offer a variety of different styles of wedding albums.

What kind of equipment do you use?
     Top of the line professional Canon and Nikon equipment and extensive backups are used.

Can other professional photographers photograph our wedding?
     No, it will be disruptive to the photographer and another photographer will interfere with the workflow.

Can our friends and family take pictures with their cameras?
     Of course, they can.