I'm Zak, owner and lead photographer at Zak Zavada Photography and I want to tell you about who we are and what we do. We are a boutique photo studio based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We accept a limited number of weddings per year, and we like to take the time to get to know our clients long before their wedding day. We will be there with you, at your side, from the beginning of the day before your hair is even fixed, until the last dance of the night is finished. Posed portraiture will play a part in your day but what we specialize in are those REAL unplanned moments, the way the light is falling across your face while you are taking a last look in the mirror, the way you are looking at each other while saying your vows. We use a rich, editorial style combining a natural, photojournalistic approach with an artistic attention to detail, lighting, and composition to show you your most beautiful self.
Zak is a photographer based in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Born and raised in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside, Zak grew up with a camera always in his hand. An international education in the arts and several early gallery exhibitions of his work quickly led to years of world travel in pursuit of the beautiful. Since first gaining international recognition for his innovative wall-sized enlargements of polaroid images taken in Tokyo, his star has not stopped rising. After returning to Pennsylvania with three books published under his name, nearly a decade of photographing weddings worldwide, and countless memories, his unique style of seeing the light in this world is now available for your weddings, portraits, or special events.
Always quick with a joke and a smile, Zak's confidence and charm is sure to set your mind at ease. On one of the most important days of your life, it is vital to have confidence in those that you've entrusted to capture the beauty of your day. When the party is over, and all of the gifts are put away, you can trust that your images will never fade.
Zak's approach, coupled with his uncommonnly beautiful images and years of experience shooting in mixed conditions is sure to provide you with a rich tapestry of images that you can relive for years to come.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Fiona · Married on 07/27/2018
We cannot say enough great things about Zak! Not only is he an amazingly lovely person, but he is outstanding at what he does. He is professional, creative and totally immerses himself in the moment. We were originally planning to get married in PA and from the moment we started searching we knew we wanted Zak to photograph our wedding! Even when we moved the wedding to CT, there was no way we were searching for someone else; it had to be him!
We had such a fun engagement shoot with Zak and the pictures were so beautiful! He made us feel so relaxed and it really helped to get to know each other before the big day. We have a gorgeous book with the engagement pictures and we will cherish it forever :)
Zak is different from other photographers as he is able to capture beautiful candid moments. Anyone can take a camera and pose a picture, but Zak can see moments as they are happening and this is the stuff that makes beautiful , raw and emotional pictures. On the wedding day, Zak worked incredibly hard. He is calming, reassuring and maintains his focus on the couple 100%. He is the kind of guy that makes you feel like you are the only people in the room. This is a special and rare quality to find :) The guests at our wedding were commenting on how wonderful he was and everybody was honestly so impressed.
When we got our wedding pictures back, we were so unbelievably happy with all of them. They were every bit as amazing as we knew they would be. Zak captured amazing one off moments in time and this is down to his creative eye and genuine interest in what he is photographing. We had such a hard time choosing pictues for our book as they were all so amazing. Yet another wonderful thing about Zak though, is that he allows you to keep all of your wedding pictures so you can love them all forever!
We honestly couldn't have wished for someone more amazing and talented to trust with photographing our wedding day. Thank you Zak Zavada, you legend!
stacey · Married on 11/03/2018
We had an amazing experience working with Zak! The way he captures moments are incredible and our photos are breathtaking. I cannot say enough about him and his work and we could not have chosen a better photographer to capture the best day of our lives!
katie · Married on 09/29/2018
Zak is amazing!!
Zak is amazing!! He really makes sure to meet the bride and groom’s expectations while also giving excellent guidance. Zak was so easy to communicate with and work with. Could not be happier with my engagement and wedding pictures!
In the modern world anyone can push a button on their phone and take a photograph but there is nothing like the experience of working with a professional to draw out your inner self and make a portrait. It takes time and understanding and communication.
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Zak is an exceptional photographer, a consummate professional, and one of the easiest people to work with that I've ever known. I've seen him in action, and hold his portfolio and skills with the highest regard. If you're looking for a photographer, Zak delivers with class, and his results speak for themself. I hold Zak Zavada with the highest regard.