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So Tender Is Humanity

Arlington, VA View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating
37 reviews
$4,500 Most Popular Price

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$4,500 Most Popular Price

So Tender Is Humanity is a photography company in Arlington, Virginia, that services the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Owners and photographers Anastasiia and Alex are a husband and wife team united by their love of photography. Each is passionate about bottling up human emotions in a photograph to be cherished for years to come. They want each couple to have a blast memorializing their love through photography and will help them do just that.

Services Offered

These award-winning photographers can capture your story in contemporary, natural, photojournalistic, and traditional styles. Couples can get a sneak peek of what they're capable of with an engagement session. They also offer additional hours, cover multiple locations, and provide a second photographer to make sure no moment is missed. Share and display your photos with items like albums, canvas, flush-mount, or thank you cards. Additional services and items include:

  • Custom graphics
  • High-resolution images
  • Wedding portraits
  • Slideshows
  • Matted prints
  • Save-the-date cards
  • Digital files
  • Proofs
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3,000

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,500

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Albums
Digital Files
Prints

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Custom Graphics
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Liability Insurance
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Slideshow
Toning
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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37 Reviews

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    Christian M. Married on 05/14/2022
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    Absolutely amazing photographers -- hire them if you can!

    If you are looking for wedding photographers... look no more! Anastasiia and Alex were absolutely the best of the best and we would hire them again any day without thinking twice! They were extremely pleasant to be around at all times but never intrusive, and their work is absolutely stunning. I would give 10 stars if I could. Book them for your event if they are available... you will not regret it!
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    Haleigh E. Married on 05/02/2022
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    Great experience!

    We couldn't have been happier with Alex and Anastasiia! They regularly touched base with us before our wedding which made us feel that they were completely on top of things - and they were! They were on time, professional, and made us feel so comfortable. They did an amazing job at the wedding and we couldn't be happier with our photos and with them. Many of our guests said that Alex and Anastasiia felt like they were part of the family at the wedding and were dancing right along with us.

    So Tender Is Humanity's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Haleigh!
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Awards

  • 37
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Minti & Madhav
    20 photos · 10/18/2020
  • Joanita & Brent
    16 photos · 10/03/2020
  • Zahra & Jim
    63 photos · 11/17/2018
  • Heather & Jake
    43 photos · 11/10/2018

Team

Alex Polyakov
Alex Polyakov
Owner/Photographer

ALEX

I was born in Russia but lived in the United States for most of my life. I was a photographer ever since I started forming memories, but it wasn’t until I met Anastasiia I realized that I deserve to fully commit to this passion.

WHAT ALEX LOVES ABOUT ANASTASIIA

When Anastasiia approaches an adventure, she does it with the ferocity of someone leaping from a cliff with no possibility of failure. The promises that she makes are iron clad contracts that are not to be broken. I love the way she looks when she is deep in thought, working hard on something she is passionate about. As if nothing else in the world exists. She also throws the best birthday parties.

Anastasiia Polyakov
Anastasiia Polyakov
Owner/Photographer

ANASTASIIA

I was born in Ukraine and have recently celebrated my 10-year anniversary of coming to the US. I ‘blame’ my bluntness and forceful nature on my culture, which has also taught me to appreciate what I have at any given point. Like the Schuyler sister I am never satisfied, but my restlessness fuels me to never stop exploring.

WHAT ANASTASIIA LOVES ABOUT ALEX

Alex doesn’t judge. He may disagree with you, he may even not like you, but he will never judge. He has this innate ability to relate to people and understand their experiences, and to accept people as they are. He can make friends anywhere. And he is one of the most fearless people I know.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Tsouloved Weddings and Events Tsouloved Weddings and Events Wedding Planners

Great working with this duo! As a wedding coordinator I am always hoping to work with pheonomenal vendors, and Polyakov Photography is a phenomenal team! They are absolutely professional, stick to the time but also give flexibility for any hiccups, they will ensure all the portrait shots and creative shots you are seeking will be covered. I recommend this team to anyone looking for a talented duo that is respectful of the schedule and able to be absolutely gracious to everyone they work with. Their photos are absolutely gorgeous, stunning and filled with light. They make everyone around them feel comfortable and relaxed.

Map

Key Blvd Arlington, VA, 22201
3017558611
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So Tender Is Humanity frequently asked questions

What photography services does So Tender Is Humanity include in the starting price?

So Tender Is Humanity includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files

What photography services does So Tender Is Humanity include in their most popular wedding package?

So Tender Is Humanity includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Slideshow
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Prints

What photography styles does So Tender Is Humanity offer?

So Tender Is Humanity offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional

What photography services does So Tender Is Humanity offer?

So Tender Is Humanity offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Custom Graphics
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Liability Insurance
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Slideshow
  • Toning
  • Wedding Portraits

What photography materials does So Tender Is Humanity offer for wedding events?

So Tender Is Humanity offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards

What percentage of users recommend So Tender Is Humanity and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

So Tender Is Humanity is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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