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My name is Ivaylo Markov and I am a freelance photographer. I have 25 years of professional experience, with 7 years in the wedding photography business of New York and the Tri-state area. So far, I have covered more than 500 weddings. In the latest chapter of my career, I have worked for wedding and event photography studios such as The Pros Entertainment and Morris Gindi's Digital Photographic. With my product photography business, some of my clients are French Toast and Fisher's Jewelry.
I love photographing people. The interaction with each and every couple is a unique experience. It requires special attention in order to capture their personalities and the essence of their joyous celebration. Many years of practice have enabled me to feel at ease with my equipment, to have the skills to set my camera and lighting in a split second, and make sure to catch the perfect moment from the perfect angle. Sometimes, it means to almost make myself invisible to allow those intimate moments unfold in front of my lens and in the most natural way.
When taking studio or environmental portraits, I draw my aesthetic knowledge from long observations of other photographers' work and many different kinds of visual and fine art. The quality of the light, either natural or artificial, the details of the set and the composition are all taken into consideration. And when working with still life, these elements apply with even greater precision.
In the beginning of my professional training, I attended a specialty high school for photography. Consequently, I studied in a film school, specializing in cinematography. Along with still photography, I have been working as an independent filmmaker as well. My latest short film I Am Going to Italy, which I wrote, produced, directed and edited, was selected to a dozen international film festivals.
Enough said about me. Now, let's talk about you and your photographic needs. I would love to hear from you and discuss your plans. Check my availability and pricing. You can contact me directly at: