Where are you based?
I have split my time between Latvia, Sweden, and Scotland. Nowadays due to the pandemic staying for longer stretches of time in Stockholm, Sweden. I have photographed in Denmark, Spain so traveling for work is part of my life. Get in touch if you are planning to celebrate in other places in the world.
How long have you been shooting weddings?
I shot my first few weddings in 2012 and have gradually increased it every year. What might set me apart is the experience of photographing weddings of different cultures and traditions. Meeting diverse, international couples has thought me the importance of paying additional attention to what they might value seeing in the photos after the wedding. Observing the connection the couples have between themselves, with their guests helps me serve them best.
How many photos will we get?
I average at around 60 images per hour. From a full day wedding with around 50 guests you can expect 700 images. The photos are in the right size for printing so you can do it yourself and use them as you like.
Do you do couples' portraits, family or maternity shoots?
Yes, I do! It is very seldom, but I enjoy these shoots. It is amazing when a former wedding client contacts me for some family photos a few years after.
Do you edit the images?
Yes, I edit all of the images in my style. If there are some flyaways, a blemish or so, I can remove it in the best shots.
How do we book you?
It is straightforward - send me an enquiry and if I am available for the date, afterwards we can chat more about your plans and wishes over Zoom or a fika before signing.
How long is the turn around?
I send a few sneak peeks to my clients in the first week and the remainder of the images will be delivered approximately 4-6 weeks after your wedding or shoot. For me it is important to send the gallery once I am satisfied with the results so sometimes it takes longer to deliver during the busy months like the end of summer so the previews that I send out help to curb the curiosity.
Prior to your special day you have to decide on overwhelming amount of so many details: venue, flowers, champagne brand, the dress and suit, but the most important decision that you will make is choosing your wedding photographer. We are the one person who will be with you the entire day from start to finish.
Throughout the images, you should be able to remember not only what happened, but also how you felt.
Packages: Extended, Full day (8h) or Half day (6h).
Elina & Guntis
"Ilva is very skilled at directing unprofessional models like us into natural postures and they turned out so elegant! Forever grateful for my beautiful wedding and maternity pictures! 100% recommend!"
HOW DOES IT WORK?
STEP by STEP
LET'S MEET UP OR CHAT TO DISCUSS
RESERVE YOUR DATE WITH AN AGREEMENT AND DEPOSIT
10 SNEAK-PEAKS SOON AFTER, DELIVERY OF ONLINE GALLERY WITHIN 6 WEEKS, POSTED USB
AND FINALLY -
KEEP THE MEMORIES FOREVER