PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES: Professional wedding photographer in Sofia, Bulgaria and whole Europe. In addition to wedding photographs and photo sessions, I also offer photography services for christenings, children’s birthday parties, family photo session and family celebrations, birthdays and anniversaries, proms, corporate and business events, conferences, seminars.
EQUIPMENT: I believe wedding photography is much more than good equipment, but I also consider that in order for a wedding photographer to ensure limitless possibilities during the wedding day, exceptional equipment is needed to enhance his/her full potential, vision and imagination.
I use the highest quality professional photography equipment:
* Cameras Canon EOS 5D MARK III
* Lenses Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
* Portable flashes Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT, Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT II
* Radio synchronizers Canon ST-E3-RT Speedlite Transmitter
* MagMod Flash Diffusers & Light Modifiers for Speedlites
* Softboxes Lastolite EzyBox Hotshoe Kit 54х54cm
* Tripods Manfrotto MK190XPRO4-3W 190 ALU 4-sectional tripod with XPro 3-positional head
* Filters Zeiss T* UV 67mm, Zeiss T* UV 72mm, Zeiss T* UV 77mm, Zeiss T* UV 82mm, Zeiss T* CIR-POL 77mm, Zeiss T* CIR-POL 82mm
* Memory cards SanDisk CF EXTREME PRO 64GB, SanDisk CF EXTREME PRO 32GB, SanDisk CF 64 GB Extreme, SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC 64GB, SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC 32GB
* Batteries and Chargers Canon LC-E6, Canon LP-E6N, Panasonic Eneloop Pro Smart & Quick Charger, Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA
* Softwares Adobe Creative Cloud – Lightroom & Photoshop; Photo Mechanic and other photographic devices and ancillary equipment.
INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATIONS AND DIRECTORIES WHICH I AM A MEMBER OF:
Wedding photographer Lubomir Jiponov (Sofia, Bulgaria) • WPJA member
Wedding photographer Lubomir Jiponov (Sofia, Bulgaria) • Fearless Photographers Member
Wedding photographer Lubomir Jiponov (Sofia, Bulgaria) • MyWed Pro Member
PHOTO BOOKS AND PHOTOGRAPHS: The partners I have chosen to work with specialize in the field of photo printing and the materials used for the photo books are of the highest quality on the market. The books are 100% hand-made. The digital photos from your event together with the photo book keep your memories alive for many, many years. Options for photo printout and photographs on Kapafix for walls in any size.
Luxury photo book – first-class leather covers with individual design and solid pages (choice of material between matte, silk, gloss, metallic) 30×30 cm with 30 pages. Possibility for other sizes of the photo book, as well as an additional number of pages.
If the client chooses a service, which includes a photo book, a digital project is also produced. This includes photographs of the event of your choice, as well as cover and page design customized for each client. After the design is completed, an email invitation is sent to review the album through the Cloud Proofing platform. This type of communication is reliable and flexible, facilitating changes and feedback on the album. Following your approval of the project, the photo album is submitted for printing. The time for production of the photo book after design approval is between 10 and 20 business days.
At the request of the client for printing photos and photo books I will send tables with sizes and prices.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: Before the long-awaited wedding day, it is important to meet the future newly-weds at a pre-arranged meeting. During this, we will discuss your ideas, how you want the day to unfold, what locations we will be shooting, coming up together with a vision for the artistic photo session, the necessary accessories and objects to be provided in advance, as well as numerous other details about the wedding, which are going to generate pleasant experiences and emotions on the big day.
Each wedding is unique with its own character and agenda but usually begins with documenting the preparations of the groom and bride, an art photo session during the wedding day with a recommended duration of one to three hours excluding the time to reach the chosen location. A civil union ceremony and/or church ritual, welcome drink, official photographs with the guests and finally a party at a restaurant. Of course, the wedding day can unfold quite differently and I expect you to share ideas to make your wedding story unforgettable.
Subsequent processing of the images includes selection, editing of all shots. The whole process is carried out and managed exclusively by the photographer. The number of pictures varies depending on the event, its complexity, workload, etc. The number of images given to the client is limited, numbering on average 50-90 photographs/hour. The photographs are handed over to the client via email using a Digital download delivery link in JPEG format, in two variants – Print (high resolution) and Internet (low resolution for social media). The links are active for six (6) calendar months.
The client has the option of purchasing a luxurious customized DVD box or USB Flash Drive.
The time for performance of the photography services and handover of wedding photos is according to the chosen wedding package.
Wedding team: two (2), photographer + assistant or according to the selected package.
For events outside the city of Sofia, transport expenses are paid by the client.
For weddings lasting more than 8 hours and distances greater than 130 km from Sofia (or an hour and a half away from Sofia), the client pays for accommodation (usually between 60 and 90 BGN per night) unless such is provided on location. For wedding locations further away from Sofia, a second night stay is required before the wedding day. You can make an inquiry through the Contact section regarding a specific location.
Wedding photography packages PRO and DELUXE include an assistant and personal transport. During the wedding day, there is usually an assistant with me, helping me with the lighting, equipment and all other activities.
I shoot weddings all over Bulgaria and Europe, and my shooting style is complex, a combination of reportage photographs and modern artistic photography. I respect the opinion and ideas of the client for photos, but I do not make ones that contradict my idea of wedding photography and my established style of work.
The photographer reserves his right not the provide all taken photographs of the event in view of the quality of the images – unfocused photographs, bad exposures, test shots during setup, etc. Part of the photographer’s job is to select images before post-processing.
ENGAGEMENT OR POST-WEDDING PHOTO SESSION (LOVE STORY): Offers a photo shoot at a favorite place, photography of natural light in the region of Sofia. Film or modern vision of the photographs. When choosing a photographic service with an Engagement or Post-Wedding Artistic Photo Session (Love Story) outside the city of Sofia, you can make an inquiry through the Contact section for an individual offer (Love Story PLUS).
I take the photos for the photo sessions most often in the parks (somewhere in nature) or in an urban architectural environment. At the request of the client we choose a location, which can be non-standard, or just your favorite special place. The images can be used for photo books, photo walls, wedding invitations and wedding sites, and more.
ADDITIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: You can book an additional second wedding photo session on a day, when you will not have to worry about a schedule, other people or damaging the wedding dress or suit. A day when you will be calm and in a good mood, ready for adventure, crazy photos and new emotions. Together, we can come up with interesting and attractive locations with short or long duration of photographing. You can contact me to share your ideas.
EVENTS OUTSIDE BULGARIA: For wedding celebrations, photo sessions or events outside Bulgaria, please, submit an inquiry through the Contact section.
Clients, who want to arrange a photo shoot for an event, celebration, photo session, etc. outside of Sofia, can contact me so that I can prepare the best possible offer. The offer will take into consideration numerous factors such as work load and availability according to my schedule, distance to the event from the area where the photographer is based, duration and time of the photo shoot, complexity of performance, etc.
PRICES: Invoices are issued for all photography services by Lubomir Jiponov Photography and payments are made via bank transfer.
GIFT VOUCHER: Your friend or relative has a birthday? You want to surprise pleasantly your partner with a photo session? You are the bride’s father and want to make a gift to the newly-weds by paying for the photography services during the wedding? – GIFT VOUCHER for a selected photography service is a great idea to surprise your loved ones. This is an unusual gift which leaves pleasant memories and captures beautiful moments. The gift voucher can be for a photo session (in nature or an urban architectural environment) or for an event – new family, child, pregnancy, couple, prom photography, birthday party, wedding celebration, individual session, etc. Surprise your loved one with a stylish gift with special compliments by contacting me through the Contacts section.
Terms and conditions applicable to vouchers:
1. The voucher can be used for photography services (photo session or event) by Lubomir Jiponov Photography Ltd.
2. The voucher can be used once.
3. The voucher is valid for 1 (one) year as of the date of its purchase via bank transfer. The end date of validity of the voucher is specified under the field Expiry Date. Lubomir Jiponov Photography Ltd. will not replace the voucher in case of loss or damage.
4. The voucher cannot be returned or refunded and any remaining amounts are non-refundable.
6. The recipient of the voucher has to contact the photographer in order to arrange a date and time for the event or photo session.
7. The images are received within nine (9) weeks of the date of the photo session/event in JPEG format. They are sent to an email specified by the service recipient via a download link.
8. The price of the voucher is determined by the type of photography services, duration, etc.
WEDDING SLIDESHOW: The wedding slide show in Beat-Matching mode is a short video with music and photographs of the wedding/photo session (engagement, post-wedding – Love Story). The photographer selects the images and music for the slide show. The slide show is intended solely for personal use by the client. The slide show cannot be used by the client for commercial purposes.
A nice extra and a budget option for newly-weds in case they do not want video recording of their wedding. The photographs in the slides follow the rhythm of music in Beat-Matching mode. Technical characteristics of the slide show (video): Full HD 1080p 30fps 16:9 MP4 + 4K Ultra HD 30fps 16:9 MP4.
MOBILE APPLICATION WITH HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE WEDDING DAY FOR IOS / ANDROID / WP: Personalized mobile application – type photo album with highlights (selection of photographs) from the wedding day. The choice of photos and cover (icon) for the mobile application is made by the photographer. If the customer wishes, he can share the mobile application with his relatives and friends, so that they can also install it on their smartphones.
P.S.: Please, use the CONTACT section to get in touch with me for an individual offer for your event or photography services.
LUBOMIR JIPONOV PHOTOGRAPHY LTD.
RP: Lubomir Margaritov Jiponov