Amalya Shandelman Photography
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Amalya was such a pleasure to work with. She was super professional and very personable from the point of me asking for availability until i left the photo shoot. She is incredibly talented and artistic. Her studio is a very warm and inviting space so I felt super comfortable. My session was 3 hours long and a mix of classic and artistic photos she was very accommodating! Amalya is a perfectionist which I loved because it felt like she wanted my photos to come out as amazing as I wanted them. (Her attention to detail is very impressive) I highly recommend her for any sort of shoot. Thank you so much.Sep 5, 2020Verified
Amalya was an incredible photographer. She did an excellent job to make me feel at ease and she had great ideas for my pictures. Will definitely book my appointments with her from now on.Aug 31, 2020Verified
She is an artistic photographer and understanding of musicians. In addition, she is dedicated and passionate about photography.Aug 16, 2020VerifiedAmalya Shandelman Photography's reply
Thank you so much, Jayoung! I am happy you had a good experience in my studio. I look forward to seeing you again.
Amalya is very professional & customer oriented. Her pure knowledge & expertise of photography are amazing! I highly highly recommend.Jul 21, 2020Verified
I highly recommend Amalya for whatever kind of work you need. I’m usually very uncomfortable taking photos, but her perfectionism and professionalism ensured I received the type of picture I’d only dreamed of. I can tell she demands excellence in the work she produces. During our session, she made sure I was comfortable and gave me valuable feedback on minute details that produced one of the best photos I’d ever taken. I’d definitely return to her in the future.Sep 12, 2020Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First, contact me to make an appointment. We will discuss what kind of background you prefer. The choices are solid white, gray and black. I also have a lovely blue and lavender (close to light purple) for stained backdrops. The next step is to choose your outfit. Depending on your needs it would be either formal attire or casual dress. In all events, it should be something that you feel comfortable in, and that best projects the image you want to present. I would strongly recommend avoiding highly detailed patterns and very narrow stripes because these cause negative optical effects known as Moiré. Also, my personal advice is not to wear solid black, while solid white is also best avoided because it attracts too much attention. So, then, no stripes, and no solid black or white. And do consider how the color of your clothing will correspond to the background you are choosing. If you need grooming, trimming, or shaving, please take care of it before you arrive at our session. The day before our session I will call you or send you a text or email to remind you about our appointment. When you come to the studio please bring cosmetics (powder, lipstick, etc.), a hairbrush, and any other personal belongings you may need. If you come to my place, all the equipment will be ready to go, when you arrive. You will sit on a special stool with adjustable height. The camera and tripod will be set in front of you. As we take the shots, you will see each photo one-by-one on my laptop, which allows us to make necessary changes as we go. It usually takes 30-40 minutes to try different poses and facial expressions. You will then choose the three images that you like best, to be manually but promptly retouched. Retouching includes skin smoothing, removing blemishes and/or wrinkles, skin tone correction, eyes cleaning and whitening, under-eye bag correction, teeth cleaning, and flyaway hair removing. Your photos will usually be ready by the end of the following day. You will receive a link to your online gallery with selected photos, which you can download in high resolution and use in any manner you choose. Getting here is easy. Getting the headshots you want is just as easy!