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.
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’m 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!
Denis Gostev was referred to me by a common friend to photograph my wedding in the Catskills in New York state. I booked him, because his photos were elegant and beautiful and his website was simple and modest — the photos spoke for themselves. He exceeded all expectations! I would highly recommend Denis to any couple thinking of hiring a professional wedding photographer. Denis did a terrific job of capturing our wedding, despite the fact that the wedding was held indoors with very bad light and little decorations. Also, we didn’t allot much time for creative shots, but Denis managed to capture quite a few creative details. He covered all of the small details, the group pictures, and many photos of people in motion – dancing, laughing, toasting. I think his expertise in sports photography is what makes him so great. I think I got much more than what I paid for — Denis came all the way from NYC very early in the morning and brought an assistant. He also worked extremely hard, trying to capture every single moment and running back and forth between the groom’s and bride’s parties. Prior to the wedding, he was prompt in his communication and had a contract for us to sign. We had a lengthy Skype conversation to discuss the timeline of the wedding. He also followed up with the venue on his own accord to provide them with a photographer’s insurance. Book Denis and you won’t be disappointed!
Of all the services that go into planning a wedding, the photographer was of utmost importance for the big day. For me, it was even more important than the dress! After all is said and done, it’s the photographs that remain to rekindle all the beautiful memories of the best day of your life. I reviewed countless webpages and photos… until I found Denis Gostev Photography. The images on his site, came to life. They were not just ‘run of the mill’ wedding photos. Upon meeting with him and discussing our vision… it was apparent to us that he was easy to work with and he emulated our vision as well. The meeting left me with an elated feeling that we were in good hands with Denis. The day of our wedding, Denis was the first to arrive and worked like a true professional throughout the entire day, until the last moments ticked away at the end of the evening. In a word, the photos were phenomenal. I could not believe how well Denis captured the essence of all that was happening. The colors, lighting and shots were amazing! My husband and I couldn’t be happier with choosing Denis!
Denis is a true gem: both a gifted artist and a reliable professional! Denis has a good eye and timing to grab the ‘moments in between the moments’. He’s able to see and capture the beauty of any special day (we hired him 3 times under VERY different circumstances). Denis is great with detail shots, formal portraits, candid moments, and everything in between. Denis is also incredibly professional: very polite (listens well, respectful), very punctual, very thorough (does his research, visits locations ahead of time, always prepared with gear), very flexible (despite last minute plan changes), and very resourceful and driven (he will get the shot, rain or shine)!
Denis was professional and great to work with from day 1. My husband and I were extremely busy with work and planned our wedding in about 2 months. Denis was flexible enough to meet us at our home for convenience and had great suggestions on how to really capture the day. His main interest was to tell the story in pictures, which was really important to us as well. We also had some special requests which he was more than willing to accommodate- we had a small morning ceremony and large evening reception. In between the 2 events Denis was able to put some of the pictures from the wedding on a USB that played on TVs at the reception in a slide show for attendees to see what happened earlier in the day. It was truly special and the photos were absolutely stunning. He and his assistant were so professional and really captured the day without pictures looking staged or too posed.
Denis was wonderful to work with from the beginning to the end. He was courteous, professional, and listened very carefully to what we had in mind for our photographs. We felt that his style clicked with what we had envisioned, and it felt good to find that stylistic fit. He is very flexible, and will do all he can to make the process seamless and fun. We have so many great picture to choose from, and are very happy with all of them. Thank you, Denis!