Freezing, in stunning images, the moments and emotions of your once in a lifetime day… it’s what we do.
Your wedding day is about the moments you share together and with your family and friends. It’s about the laughter, the tears, the smiles, the glorious unexpected moments, the flowers, the toasts. But most of all, your wedding day is about you.
These images will become your reminder over the years of the feelings you had for one another on that day and the people who shared it with you. They will tell your children and grandchildren the story of how you became a “we”. And it will be one of the most powerful tools connecting you with future generations.
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With beginnings in documentary photography, Ivan Apfel Photography’s wedding coverage focuses more on capturing the real emotions and moments of your wedding day with only minimal staging and posing. Ivan Apfel Photography shoots weddings locally in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and the Florida Keys as well as destination weddings across the United States and the Carribean. Winner of the 2016 Beach Wedding of the Year, our images are regularly published and featured in The Knot, Borrowed and Blue, The Knotty Bride, The Wedding Chicks and For The Bride.
Real Engagement Sessions
Pre-Wedding Engagement Portrait Sessions are a great way for us to spend some time together developing a rapport prior to the big day. Plus, you will get a bunch of beautiful images of you two for your home.
These sessions should be about the two of you. They should reflect who you are as a couple. So I always recommend shooting at locations that would be some place either significant to you two or a place where you two would naturally find yourselves.
Engagement Sessions are included with two of our three packages and is available as an option to our base package. Each session is 90 minutes. When booked as part of a wedding package, the final full image files are yours as soon as they are ready. No waiting till after the wedding to receive your files.
coverage starts at $2200
An environment of trust and commitment begins from the first time we meet. I don’t simply show up the day of your wedding. From the moment we first meet through the day I deliver your finished album, I am committed to working with you to ensure the best possible experience and delivering the images you will cherish forever. I encourage you to contact me anytime with any questions you might have. Leading up to your wedding we will speak in depth about all of the details of your day so that when the event comes, you can relax and enjoy yourself knowing myself and my team will capture all the details and moments of your wedding creating images you will cherish the rest of your life.
All Wedding Coverage Packages include the following:
“Everyday my husband and I still look through them with the same excitement we had when we saw the pictures for the first time. Ivan captured our emotions very well, and I feel like I’m right back in that moment when i look at the photos. What more could a bride want?!”
– Stephanie Bacik
For the past 17 plus years I have been fortunate enough to photograph couples launching their “journey” together, couples becoming three….or four….or more, children becoming adults and adults celebrating goals achieved. And even more fortunate than being able to have shared those moments with them is the fact that many of them today call me “friend”.
I hope that some day, you will do the same. Here is just a sample of what some of them have said:
Ashley & Matt
There are no words for Ivan’s talent. His photographs are amazing! He was so easy to work with on my wedding day and captured every moment in a way that is truly special and unique. Worth every penny of the investment!
Nacira & Rolando
Ivan Apfel was a blessing to our wedding. He capture every special moment in our wedding with a spectacular photo. Also, one of the many things we loved about Ivan was that we didn’t pay for certain amount of hours because he offers his service for the whole day. All we can say is, if you want to have amazing pictures with an experienced photographer, choose Ivan; he is awesome!!!
Vanessa & Julio
Ivan is the best of the best in the Miami photography industry. He’s extremely knowledgable about his field, so friendly and willing to answer any questions and guide you through each step of documenting your special day. He is extremely responsive; when I first inquired as to his services via his website late one night, he called me early the very next afternoon to book our meeting. For his expertise, he is extremely flexible in his timing and pricing and will work to get you the very best for your budget, like he did for my husband and I. We were so pleased and ecstatic with our final photos and the flawless album he put together for us. I would truly trust no one else with photographing such an important day. We look forward to being return costumes when the time comes for maternity photos. Trust Ivan! You can’t go wrong!
Ashley & Jose
I don’t have enough wonderful words to describe Ivan. We were introduced to Ivan through our wedding planner. We first met him a few months after we got engaged for a complimentary engagement session, which was so much fun. He quickly realized my fiancé and I weren’t the best posers, so he ended up taking great shots of the two of us just having fun and laughing, which is what we do best.
And our wedding photos… I can’t stop looking at them. They’re beautiful. He captured every moment as I remembered it and I’m especially impressed by the moments that he captured that I don’t even remember because I was either too nervous, trying not to cry or having too much fun. I knew he was there snapping pictures, but at the same time I didn’t notice he was there. My husband and I were able to have the time of our lives without feeling like our photographer was in the way. I love his work so much I’ve even promised to see if I can pull some strings and get him to come to Colombia with us whenever we plan our second wedding (my husband’s family is in Colombia and couldn’t make it to the U.S.).
Ivan – THANK YOU for capturing these memories for us.
Stephanie & William
Ivan is exceptional! Our weddings photos are stunning, better than I could have ever thought. We had a tight budget for photography, but he worked with us anyways and was so generous with his time and talent. I felt like he was just as involved with the planning as our wedding planner! We were always talking about venues and picture ideas, and his input really helped shape our day. He even spent a few hours with us and our wedding planner at our “pre-wedding meeting” to make sure that our schedule for the day allowed us enough time to get the best pictures.
In addition to being a talented photographer, Ivan is also a wonderful person- definitely the kind of person that you want with you the day of your wedding. He did us so many favors along the way, and this made us feel like our wedding was really important to him (even though he does tons of them!) Thanks Ivan!
Everyday my husband and I still look through them with the same excitement we had when we saw the pictures for the first time. Ivan captured our emotions very well, and I feel like I’m right back in that moment when i look at the photos. What more could a bride want?!
Stefanie & Oscar
Ivan Apfel is by far one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. I have worked in the entertainment business for 14 years and hold Ivan is one of the top photographers I have ever worked with. When I saw what he did with my wedding photos I was absolutely speechless and knew I had to use him for our corporate work as well. My wedding photos were over the top spectacular; a perfect mix of gorgeous romantic pictures, party pics, and fun artistic pictures that I still to this day wonder how he took. On a corporate level, Ivan is professional, one step ahead of the game, always around but never in the way, his angles and shots are above all the rest I’ve seen, and he’s an wonderful person who makes it easy and comfortable to work with.
Katie & Ryan
Our photos are nothing short of amazing. Other photographers have set cliche places where they take photos of ALL of their clients. Not this photographer. Ivan takes your personality and vision into account to give you exactly what you want. He is a true artist. The knotty bride even featured our photos on her blog. Everyone has been extremely impressed with our photos, and we absolutely love them. Thanks, Ivan!
Kassie & Todd
I cannot say enough about Ivan, his talent, or his service!! From the moment I met him, at a friend’s wedding, I knew I had to have him! Once I saw her pictures I was even more sure that he was the photographer I needed! His pictures capture things that you can’t even see. He just has that eye for beauty. I think pictures are the most important part of the wedding because they are the only thing that last and you should make sure you hire someone who will leave the best lasting impression!
Kim & Patrick
I wouldn’t say that I chose to have Ivan photograph our wedding. Rather, we met him and I decided I NEEDED him there.
It was reassuring to feel that I could trust him completely in regards to our photographs. Our package included two engagement sessions, something I didn’t think we needed, but am now so glad we did. The engagement sessions provide you two an opportunity to get used to Ivan, and vice versa. I’d recommend them to anybody.
I’ve already had an opportunity to view some of our wedding day photos (Ivan blogs all weddings and sessions within a few weeks), and I cant wait to see the rest of them. They came out beautifully, and I’m so happy I’ll have these photos to cherish forever.
Christina & Angelo
Book Ivan NOW! Before someone else does!!
Ivan was the first and only photographer we met with. As soon as we saw his portfolio, we knew we wanted him to shoot one of the most important days of our lives. We were drawn to his openness, professionalism and honesty. His inconspicuous style of documenting events is impressive: On our wedding day, we barely posed. All the shot came out incredible and we have had so many compliments!
Cynthia & Broderick
There are no words to describe Ivan but awesome. He’s more than a photographer; he is a friend. From the first time you meet him you will not be disappointed. He is a visionary. His work will leave you breathless. I am so glad we met him and I urge all future brides and grooms to use him for not only your wedding but also your engagement photos. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Ivan for everything.
Gisselle & Danny
There are truly no right words to describe Ivan’s vision and skill when it comes to photography. He is remarkable!!! He manages to capture images that truly define the couples he works with. We were very fortunate and extremely happy to have him take our engagement pictures, which people still tell us how phenomenal and sexy they came out. And he photographed our wedding and did an even more beautiful job on it!! It brought tears to my eyes when he posted them on his blog. The images he captured showed the love and happiness my husband and I felt on our special day.
If you are looking for a nice, funny, professional photographer with truly creative genius at its best then Ivan is your man!! I highly recommend him to capture your special day.
Ivan – THANK YOU for capturing these memories for us.
Janelle & Noor
From the first minute we met with Ivan we felt comfortable and at ease; like we were meeting an old friend for coffee. This immediate friendship allowed us to be ourselves during our photo sessions and coupled with coaching from the professional behind the camera, our photos really illustrated our true personalities. Ivan’s creativity and knowledge of the moments that really matter resulted in photos that tell our story perfectly. Ivan, we can’t thank you enough for the lifelong memories that you captured during our journey down the aisle. Ivan, THANK YOU!
Janet & Jose
Upon hearing about Ivan’s Summer Portrait Special, I contacted him and hired him on the spot. One of the best decisions I’ve made. During the shoot he made my fiancé and I feel completely at ease and the shots he produced were amazingly beautiful. He began posting teasers that same day on his Facebook page and website! And, furthermore, within three weeks we received the cd with the high resolution images. I couldn’t be more pleased with his service and photography skills. Thank you, Ivan!
Melissa & Anthony
After picking out the venue for our wedding and reception the next thing on my list was finding a great photographer. Ivan was the first and only photographer we met with. Upon meeting Ivan we (my fiancé and I) felt super relaxed and were very impressed by his work. Ivan is easy accessible, and is a wonderful photographer. We just finished our engagement session with Ivan and couldn’t be happier with how the pictures turned out. Both my fiancé and I are looking forward to the wedding photos! I would recommend Ivan Apfel Photography to anyone that is looking for all around great photographer! He is professional and super easy to work with!
Veronica & Steve
I hired Ivan for my engagement and wedding pictures. I was so very happy with his level of professionalism and artistic vision in which he took my pictures. I loved the end result and am truly in love with my pictures and album! I would recommend Ivan to anyone that were looking for a photographer for their special day!
Saide & Mauro
My husband and I are from NYC and decided to get married in Miami where most of my family is. Choosing a photographer is the second most important decision you make next to your dress. I highly recommend Ivan Apfel Photography. Ivan is a true professional and an all around nice guy! Everyone from the parents to the guests loved all the photos from the engagement session, rehearsal dinner and wedding day. He is even an expert train bustler!
Thanks Ivan for the great memories!
Tiffany & Danny
This was one of the easiest decision we made for the wedding, my fiancé fell in love with him and so did I! He’s so down to earth you feel relaxed when he’s around. He’s so flexible and his work is outstanding – it really speaks for itself. We wanted something fresh and young, because we’re young and we got exactly what we wanted. Final images pending, I did get to see shots on his camera through out the night and I was amazed. He’s really the best of the best and I cannot be happier with him!!