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Your experience


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Your experience


Working with me is easy. I’m a seasoned professional who understands how to create the images you won’t be able to stop looking at for years to come. I make sure your day is stress free so you can get on with making memories for me to capture!

When you hire me, you’ll know that you have the support of an industry professional who knows how to make you look amazing. I’m here with you every step of the way to make sure we get the best light and the right amount of time to properly mark this day in your family’s history.

As I also strive to dedicate my full attention to each one of my couples, I am only able to accept a limited number of wedding commissions every year.

Together we will produce beautiful storytelling imagery.  Since I  shy away from over-processed files and heavily edited work, I keep it simple and classic.  To me, simple is best and timeless.  

I want you and your family's future generations to enjoy looking at the wedding album we'll produce together, and for you to remember the day as if it were only yesterday.


YOUR taylor made INVESTMENT

I believe photography is an investment, and I also believe your story is worth investing in. There are some things that were made to last a lifetime, just like the two of you. And when it needs to last that long, you just want to make sure it will always stay beautiful. That it will always stay relevant.

All collections can be custom tailored.... because one size fits all never seems to look good on anybody. Contact Madalina for more information.

Full collections begin at $1800.

LET'S TELL YOUR STORY!

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FAQs


FAQs


Answers to all of your questions

 

What should we expect?

You will a receive a beautiful taylor made wedding collection that includes the amount of coverage that best suits your day, two photographers and an online gallery where you can view and purchase your favorite images.  If you would like to receive the digital files, you may add those to the coverage of your choice, however we would love to gift these to you if you choose to invest in a wedding album.


How does the album design process work?

I enjoy designing albums and nearly every one of my couples orders one.  I think there is no better way to display your invaluable memories but within a beautifully crafted album.  I found through the years, my couples have a difficult time sifting through what is usually well over 1000 images to select the best ones.  I now create the first draft of the album, selecting the most impactful images that tell a beautiful and complete story of your wedding day.  I will present this beautiful custom designed draft to you both and together you can request changes page by page.  You will be submitting up to two rounds of modifications.

We will work together on choosing the best size, cover color, imprinting and other small details to make it fit you and your home decor and once all the album design decisions have been made; it goes to print.  

The whole process can be completed online simply and easily.  The album takes about 6 to 8 weeks to produce (printing, stacking, cutting, binding, covering, inspecting), and be delivered to your door.


What will the completed album look like?

I have been working with an amazing album company that allows me to provide my couples with a clean and classic album design.  The albums are fresh, modern books; very similar to a coffee table book.  I consider these books to be an heirloom for future generations.  You can see more detailed photographs and find out more about these gorgeous albums by clicking on Handcrafted Wedding Books. 

How long does it take before we receive our products and photographs?

Weddings come around once in a lifetime and the excitement surrounding these beautiful events is great.  I don't want you to wait too long to see your photos and this is why I work really hard to have them finalized in about 4 weeks.

About a month after your wedding, we will be meeting in the comfort of your home to review your beautiful photographs, and you will also have the opportunity to purchase additional albums for your parents, as well as products and prints to decorate your home.  After this meeting you will receive an invitation to your password protected online gallery.

Expect to receive your custom made products and prints 2 to 4 weeks after you have placed your order.  

Albums will arrive 6 to 8 weeks after you have approved the final album design, to allow for production time.


How many photographs should we expect?

My average is between 70 and 100 images per hour of coverage, but these numbers vary depending on the day and the hours I am with you.  So for example, if I am covering your event for 8 hours this will translate in 560 to 800 final images.


Do you provide a print and distribution release?

Yes, and you can print your photographs wherever you want.  You can also post them on the internet if you wish (facebook, e-mail, twitter, Instagram, etc.).  I also work closely with a lab from where you can print any of your beautiful images if you want them done well and these services can be accessed through your online photo gallery.


Do you have a list of preferred vendors to use?

From wedding coordinators, to florists and caterers, I have worked with many talented and dedicated individuals who are passionate about their craft. I will be happy to share their information with you.

Do you have a limit on coverage time or the number of photos taken on wedding day?

I never have any limits on photos taken.  For a more typical wedding day, we can work together to customize collections to best meet your needs.  I only book one wedding per day, so I am at your wedding for as long as you need me throughout the day.  This can mean 8 hours, 10 hours or 12 hours.

We're having a destination wedding. Do you travel?

Yes!  I love destination weddings and have been lucky enough to travel for weddings in a number of beautiful locations.  Destination weddings are unique and I'm honored to be part of such a special experience.  Whether you are planning a wedding back home or in an exotic location, I am more than happy to travel for our destination needs.  Travel fees may be applicable to locations further than 100 miles from Rockville, Maryland.  Send me more information on your travel plans, and I will create a custom collection to suit your needs.

do you Have Another Question?

SEND ME A MESSAGE!  I AM HAPPY TO HELP!

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handcrafted Albums


handcrafted Albums


first family heirloom. made to last for generations.


I custom design the page spreads in heirloom quality albums and guestbooks for all my clients. For all the following types of albums, I will work with you to create a keepsake you will treasure for years to come.

Each page can display either a large single photo or multiple smaller photos and photographs can be flush with the edge of the spread.

Please note: Sales tax and shipping are not included in the prices below and production time for albums is approximately 6 to 8 weeks from the time the design is approved by the clients.


Why did I choose KISS albums for my clients?

Handmade at Home, They Are a True Economic Stimulus

Every KISS Book is made in the United States. Even though KISS could manufacture more cheaply in other countries, they are proud and committed to building in the US.

Through this, they gain the advantage of being able to closely monitor the quality and service they provide by having their production facility and staff all reside in the US.

Equally important, by staying local, they are able to provide jobs for many families, which empowers them and our economy.


Luscious Leather

KISS uses only 100% natural leathers selected for their grains, texture, strength, and quality. Full-grain hides feel better, last longer, and are more attractive than bonded-leather covers. When you get your hands on a Leather KISS, you may be tempted to brush your cheek against the supple cover. Go for it!


Lovely Linen

Linen provides brides and grooms with a light, textured, animal-friendly option to cover their albums. Linen covers highlight the true hand-made nature of KISS Books. Since Linen albums are more affordable than their leather siblings, they make a great option for engagement sign-in guestbook, bridal sessions and family sessions. 


Engrave It and Make It Yours!

Two lines of text are available for the front cover of both leather and linen books.  

For true personalization the text can be laser imprinted in several different fonts.

 

The Art of Printing and Binding

Only the best.

Every Kiss Wedding Book, from the 8" x 8" to the 12" x 12", is made with true photographic printing on the finest Fuji Crystal Archival paper.

 

Cutting is For Cookies

A beautiful layout shouldn’t be cut down the middle; even the smallest cut is distracting.

KISS builds all of their spreads with a micro-fold, preserving the full impact of your approved design. Bending a photograph usually results in damaging the print.

That’s why they developed a unique micro-fold that prevents prints from discoloring in the crease.

 

Don’t miss a thing

All pages lay beautifully flat, so you don’t lose any of the image in an unsightly fold. Each spread can be presented in all of its glory due to modern binding and block-building processes.

Un-doctored photos show press-printing (left) vs. photo-printing (right). The face was a half-inch in actual print, the logo was slightly smaller.

 

 

 

 


Delivered With a KISS

Each KISS Book is delivered with its very own swank, sexy, cloth dust-cover and presentation box made from 100% recycled craft material.