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Mind on Photography
Mind on Photography

Mind on Photography

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Introduction: Mind On Photography is a high end photography studio. Ivan Djikaev, our principal photographer, brings over 15 years of experience as fashion photographer to family, wedding and event photography. Whether you are looking for traditional photos or you would like to do something different and creative, we will work with you to create that perfect shoot. OUR MISSION IS TO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. Our clients’ needs are diverse, and we meet those needs by providing a wide variety of photography services. Whether it’s a professional looking to update a LinkedIn profile, a couple seeking a fun and romantic engagement or wedding shoot, a family looking for a refined group portrait, or an organization looking to capture an important corporate event, our images are consistently artistic, stylish, and suited to your individual needs. OUR LOCATION: WE ARE NOT A LOCAL BUSINESS. WE TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE US AND WORLDWIDE. We are happy to travel with you. On the other hand, New England is a popular spot for destination weddings, conventions and vacations, so many of our clients come to us from other parts of the US and all corners of the world. We would love to discuss the details of your wedding, corporate event or your portrait shoot and put your mind at ease. OUR CLIENTS: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SUPERMODEL TO TAKE AN AMAZING PHOTO. However, you do need a great photographer. Someone who will bring out the elegance, vibrancy and style in every person who sits, stands, runs or jumps before our camera. Very few of the men, women, and children who come to us for a photo shoot are professional models. Most of our clients are actually quite camera shy. It is our goal to make sure you have fun at the shoot and walk away more then just a little bit inspired. OUR IMAGES: MAYBE YOU WILL LOOK AT OUR PORTFOLIO AND SAY, “THIS ISN’T ME, I DON’T NEED ANYTHING THIS FANCY. I JUST NEED A SIMPLE PHOTO”. But in today's world, a simple photo is not enough. Lasting images are the visuals of your life; expect more from your photographs. We look forward to working with you. Our pictures always tell your individual story!

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2 employees

13 years in business

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76 photos and 1 video

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Christopher M.

Wedding Photography

My wife and I hired Ivan to photograph our wedding last month and we're so happy with the results! He was quick to turn the photos around, and they look amazing. When we were searching for a photographer, we looked through many professional portfolios until we saw Ivan's here on Thumbtack. What sold us on Ivan was his unique artistic style and rare ability to really capture the essence of special moment in a still photo. My wife and I felt Ivan's work is different and stands out from the standard/generic shots you see from most weddings. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a photographer that will not just take a picture, but who will actually capture the memory that you will be able to relive time and time again.
Jun 27, 2018
Brett N.

Portrait Photography

Ivan was fantastic. A very professional photographer who has tons of previous experience. He was great to work with and made the photoshoot incredibly comfortable and enjoyable. I would definitely hire Ivan again.
Jan 27, 2018
Lauren T.

Wedding Photography

Ivan is a pleasure to work with! He is very flexible and good-natured. He handled our chaotic, multi-day wedding festivities without stress. He directed our photos quite well and I believe he captured our eccentric personalities perfectly. Our wedding venue was quite drab and he did a great job of improvising to acquire interesting shots. I am extraordinarily camera shy and his disarming demeanor helped me to be more relaxed for the photos. In summary, we had a great time. Thanks very much Ivan!
Jan 18, 2018
Lettie R.

Wedding and Event Photography

We were planning a wedding out of state. He was so open to communicate that we even Skyped. He captured every moment of the wedding and was very cooperate even if it was freezing and i wanted pictures outside lol. He is not just a photographer, He puts art in his pictures. I recommend him to anyone and if you have questions please let me know. Thanks,
Nov 28, 2017
Jasmine H.

Wedding Photography

We worked with Ivan for both engagement and wedding day photos and it was the best decision ever! Ivan is an immensely talented photographer. He has experience in fashion photography so he's great at posed portraits. But he's also amazing at documentary-style candids-- professional, unobtrusive, and on top of everything. We aren't even sure how he got some of the close-up shots of us looking emotional during vows because we have no memories of him and his camera. He also managed to effortlessly single shoot our 100-person wedding reception, and we had lots of great photos of our guests. Besides being a talented photographer, Ivan is also just a genuinely wonderful person-- warm, funny, and open-minded. Turns out that you end up spending a lot of time with the photographer on your wedding day, so we're so glad we picked someone we truly like as a human being. Thank you Ivan!
Nov 10, 2017
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Ivan Djikaev


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    WE ARE A FLAT-RATE PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. Once we agree on a price, you will get exactly what you expect with no surprise costs added. Period. There are no additional sales calls pushing you into a photography package, no purchase-decision meeting, which can easily turn a simple family shoot into a $2 000 expenditure on photography products. We are all about the photography! As a final work product you will always receive the edited, high-resolution and the low-resolution files, with no watermarks. You will own the rights to the photographs. The files will be sent to you via a file-sharing service. We understand that the process of choosing the right printing lab can be daunting, so we will direct you to the lab that we trust and can recommend to our clients. We offer a "forever storage" service that is included in your price. This means if you ever need the photo files again, you can always reach out and receive the photos again, at no additional cost.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have also been told that potential clients might like to know something about me, Ivan Djikaev, the chief photographer at Mind On Photography, so here goes: One of the questions I get asked a lot, most often by my mom, is how a boy like me, born in the Soviet Union to a family of physicists, grew up to become a man who abandoned the family business –the study of physics, and became a photographer in the US. The answer is simple: it just happened. I did study physics (which I loved) and was looking forward to a future spent in a Moscow lab, writing papers that no one would likely ever read. But the Soviet Union fell apart right in front of my eyes and with its fall, a lot of doors opened for an educated kid with no family to feed. So my college buddies and I decided that we wanted to start our own business. We were physics geeks, and high-tech business seemed like fun, so we started a company called MDIS. Our most interesting project was the creation of a digital recording system that captured all the conversations between the MIR Space Station and earth. No one remembers MIR now, but for a while it was truly the best thing since sliced bread. I got to listen to some of those conversations and met some cosmonauts, too. That was amazing! But the world marches forward, and the old MIR station was deemed out of date, so it was brought earth and was buried in the Pacific Ocean. The Russian Government invested in the International Space Station and I started to move on as well. Right about the same time as the MIR station went into the ocean, my wife gave me the best present ever: she sent me to photography school. She was pregnant with our first child and most likely just wanted to get me out of the house. Photography school changed my life. A couple of years later, I sold MDIS to one of my partners and started working on my photography fulltime. The next decade included: a move to the US, the birth of our second son, and a new photography business called Mind On Photography!

  • What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

    One of the questions that we are often asked what is the difference between retouching, editing and art photography editing. A picture is worth a 1000 words, so we decided to show you! We have created a blog post on our website, just for that purpose. You can find it at mindonphotography.com, blogs.

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