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Remember Fedorov Foto? They are one of APW’s few New York City photography teams, made up of photographer Alex, and his awesome wife Natalia (who tends to be around to help out). Better yet, in the city of expensive, they are affordable, talented, and kind. Actually, lets talk about Alex’s talent. I’ve watched his work grow in phenomenal ways this year, which makes me think you should book him yesterday already, because his rates are not going to last.
Oh, and they love you guys. I asked them what it’s been like to work with APW couples this year, and Alex told me this – “All the people we have met through APW have been so terrific. There is definitely a sense of genuineness in APW couples.” And of course I love that. Beyond that, they travel affordably around the Northeast, so look them up already.
And, because they love you, they are offering APW couples a Valentine’s Week special. For those who book us between now and February 20th for their 2011 wedding, we are happy to offer 15% discount on our Packages 2 and above and an upgrade to a 30-page album in Package 1 at no additional cost. And did I mention? In New York City (forgive my obsession with good wedding prices in New York City, but I lived there and I know), their rates start at just $1100, with packages starting at $1899. Which is nothing short of magic.
And speaking of upgrading albums, Alex wanted me to emphasize how he includes albums in every package, because he thinks they are flat out important. (And as someone currently working on her album 1.5 years after her wedding, I agree). He said,“As a photographer, I have a strong desire for all the couples I work with to walk away from me with something beautiful and timeless from their wedding day. And although my work cannot compete with the most important part of that day, the love and commitment, the family and friends and the marriage that follows, I do believe that having an album that tells a story of all those elements is a special and important part. While it is essential for a modern couple to get the digital files (which I do provide), but despite loving technology and convenience of the 21st century myself, I think there is still nothing quite like a physical heirloom book. Because, let’s be honest – after initial couple of months and Facebook compliments are over, how many of us look through all those digital files? This is why, all my packages include an album, even at my lower price points.” Which is awesome, and rare.
But the story I really want to tell you about Fedorov Foto is what happened with the spur of the moment giveaway they did a few months back. In September, Alex emailed me with a last minute request. He and his wife had been pondering how they wanted to celebrate their 2nd wedding anniversary, and what they really wanted to do was give away wedding photography. They hadn’t been able to afford professional photography at their own wedding, and they wanted to pay it forward. The shoot was supposed to take place in the New York City area, but a reader (who was planning her own wedding), stepped forward and asked if she could fly them to Ohio, for her baby sister’s wedding. And this is what happened, in Alex’s words:
Natalia and I had a wonderful time in Ohio photographing Kate and Joe’s wedding. We got to Columbus the night before the wedding, Immediately upon our arrival, we were picked up by Judy straight from the airport to a family cookout at the home of Kate’s parents, where we got to meet the entire clan. Nicer people are really hard to find! It was really incredible how comfortable we felt around everyone and how warmly we were treated. It was a really gratifying experience and we were extremely happy with how the whole giveaway worked out.
Plus, ready for this? The APW reader, Judy, who paid to fly them to Ohio for her sisters wedding? They are now shooting her wedding in the fall. Cheers for Team Practical! And with that, go look at Fedorov Foto, affordable wedding photography in New York City. Affordable, talented, and kind. The kind part might actually be the most important.