First of all - congratulations on your special day! We are Olya & Sky - a couple - and we own a boutique photography and videography company called: Unicorn Productions and have over 3200 hours of professional reportage, events, weddings, and portraiture experience in America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Our style is naturalistic, candid, and editorial - but we do of course shoot formal shots and come ready with camera flash units.
We capture ANY magic with the lens - experts in reportage,Weddings, Food,Portraits, Headshots, Event, People ( and Kids ) photography - candid-reportage and "formal". Over 80 professional bookings INTERNATIONALLY and 3200 hours of professional bookings. Shoot with the latest Canon 5D mark4 and lenses for supreme quality and operate as a duo. Official Getty photographers and Government Photojournalistss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFH0p-vnL10 Sample of our Weddings Reel (Version 2 with 2016 Weddings to be updated soon)
www.unicorn-productions.us/wedding (sample of our work with lower quality CROPPED wedding samples)
www.unicorn-productions.us/photojournalism (lower quality photojournalism samples)
We are based in Los Angeles and are European and so have a base in L.A, and Europe - we operate globally having shot weddings in The Ukraine, Portugal and Bali so far!
OUR WORK STANDARD
Just so you know we view ourselves as competitive with our price. Every booking consists of us both shooting your special event - and we both have extensive work as reportage and portrait photographers for the Governments of Britain and the country of Monteserrat. In addition, we are expert color gradists/photo retouchers - usually we charge $25 per photo for our portrait clients - but with our packages, a very generous amount of retouched photos are included - so please don't try and bargain our price down any more that we offer you since you will get service and art above and beyond the average photographic booking :)
BACKGROUND ON US
We feel that you should know a little bit about us before considering our work for bookings:
Originally, we were film and cinematic video students spending ours developing an artistic eye for capturing the shot and then color-grading cinematically and naturally. We picked up a stills camera and began shooting actor and artist friends in Los Angeles and three months later we had our first booking - an International Assignment for a Behind-The-Scenes Documentary on the British Country called Montserrat. Whilst shooting videos and photos on this Volcanic Island, we were approached to do a photojournalism campaign for the British and Montserrat Governments - chronicling the events leading up to a historic election. We shadowed an underdog political party called the PDM and shot all campaign material for them. We shot all events hosted by the Honourable British Governor to Her Majesty the Queen at The British Embassy and took portraits and Behind the Scenes candid shots of the politicians on the campaign trail around this beautiful Volcanic Island.
We shot five weddings in 2016, bringing our wedding bookings to shooting the lovely couples in Bali Indonesia, Portugal, Kiev, London and Los Angeles. Here is a sample:
We truly love shooting reportage of romance, love, family enjoyment - and of course, capturing those cute kids! We try to capture as a duo every magical moment. We do of course also use a third photographer/videographer where budget allows since one of the many regrets we hear in our consultations is how "we wished their moments had been captured but we were on a budget" or "we wish we had more than one person covering our special day"; this is why we insist on always coming as a duo of reportage, story-telling, government standard photojournalist photographers!
We have shot thousands of hours of events and weddings and we are diligent, candid, discreet-as-possible, friendly photographers. Should you book us, that's what you can expect and also with any additional team members, should they be booked as part of the package.
We also use very carefully chosen cinematic color-grading ( and consult with the lovely couples ) so everyone is happy; we get very excited when we are editing photos in post-production so as a gift you always get around 40 FREE color-graded and retouched photos that are our personal gifts FOR YOU. Finally, when we discuss the package to be purchased, we always list a certain number of additional photos that the bride and groom will get which are also color graded and retouched INCLUDING those which we GIFT you.
Typically, you can expect around 2-300 color-graded and retouched shots in total, some of which will be in Black and White or a sepia tone variation. For a standard day of coverage, you can also expect around 2-4000 images in total shot maximum resolution - and we usually choose the best of these which we DIGITALLY transfer. With a fine-toothed comb, that means for a standard day of coverage with us TWO photo-journalists photographers you should expect around 300 color graded retouched photos, several hundred BEST shots, and probably 2000 images that you get to keep and from which YOU MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS. :)
These will either be delivered on memory stick or uploaded digitally and the final delivery time of chosen images is between 1 and 4 weeks from the Special Day - unless specifically requested in the consultation phase!
We are building our new Weddings and Romance website at the moment so here are a few links which will soon be all linked:
http://www.unicorn-productions.us/photojournalism ( Government Photojournalism)
Here is a link to our first wedding video promo - we have to add all 2016 weddings to V2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFH0p-vnL10 Sample of our Weddings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hN8rMlX2Qo Food Reel (including Michellin Star Chef, British Royal Chef Darren Mcgrady and Food from Weddings and events)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCQEHsnJByk General Photography Reel
RECENT HAPPY CLIENTS
•Mark and Marie Steel's Wedding, The Algarve in Portugal
•Shane and Haylee's Wedding Bali, Indonesia
•Yuan and Kiril's Wedding in Baldwin Hills, California
•Dustin and Kari's Wedding - stills and videography in Los Angeles, California
•Daniella and Mike's Wedding Venice, Los Angeles
•British Government photo-journalists shooting for the Election in the East Indies Island overseeing an election campaign http://www.unicorn-productions.us/MontserratJL/
•Montserrat Government Portraits including the new Prime Minister there and also the Governor and his wife at the British Embassy
•Montserrat Tourism Board and for the Montserrat Volcanic Observatory (MVO)
•British Royal Chef Darren Mcgrady's Cooking event at The British Consulate for the Queen's 90th Birthday party in LA 2016 http://www.unicorn-productions.us/DarrenJL/index.html
•Produced a video of our still photography, filming and hosting at legendary designer Julien McDonald's Private New Collection Launch in LA 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7xhKpMzBGY
•Primary hotographers for Michelin Star Chef Christine Bowerman's event: http://www.unicorn-productions.us/CratefulJL/
•Countless Red Carpet filming and shooting events - shooting stills, video, hosting, editing•Exclusive photographers, videographers and hosts for Britain's acting organisation's Oscar Party in LA: British Equity
•Britweek ( monthly British Events in LA )
•Hosting,filming and taking stills at Rock Against Trafficking benefit - against Human Trafficking
•Shot LA's top designer Adolfo Sanchez Fashion Week Winner: video and behind the scenes reportage photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cva5XsbkRbM
•Shot top designer Julien MacDonald 2016 Fashion Event: video and behind the scenes reportage photography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7xhKpMzBGY
•Agency photographers for high level agents and managers in LA: Primary Wave, ICM, Gersh, CESD, and Shooting Models for top Model agency LA Models Development Board
•Jimmy Akinbola, Actor "The Arrow" - Monologue Slam http://www.unicorn-productions.us/MonoJL
As we mentioned earlier, if you see our reel then you can see that we love shooting and capturing the moment from many different photographic arenas or shooting video.
We are determined to be top global wedding photographers and will ALWAYS got the extra mile for clients.
Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you. It would be an honour to shoot your special day.
Look forward to hearing from you,
Sky and Olya of Unicorn Productions
T:310-9547652 | 310-9048363 | Iphones (if they ring "dead" we are overseas on assignment so please email us at email@example.com )
Website:www.unicorn-productions.us/wedding | www.unicorn-productions.us
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