Y&K Photography Reviews

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36 Reviews for Y&K Photography

Recommended by 100% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Becca Payne · Married on 07/18/2020

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    Such an amazing job!

    We love our wedding photos so much!! Even with my Bell's Palsy you made us look amazing! Thank you Yani and Kalina for being amazing and professional! We HIGHLY recommend for all of your photo needs!

    Sent on 08/02/2020
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    Allison · Married on 09/28/2019

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    Wonderful & Fast!!!

    Y&K Photography is absolutely wonderful all the way around!!! The wedding package we paid for got us 10 hours of coverage with Yanko & Kalina, which was over 2,000 photos from venue & getting ready through the ceremony & reception to night couple photos. We got married on Saturday, September 28, 2019 and I received an email Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in the morning informing me wedding photos were complete and ready for download. They were always in communication with me and created a photo timeline based on the information I told them. They helped throughout the wedding day. They make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and are super friendly and relaxed. The package included our engagement photo session (over 200 photos) and all digital downloads for the wedding and engagement sessions. I even did a boudoir session with Kalina as a wedding gift for my husband. I will definitely be using Y&K Photography for all of my photo needs. I highly recommend Y&K Photography for all your professional photography needs.

    Sent on 10/08/2019
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    Shannon Clark · Married on 06/15/2019

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    Amazing!

    Yanko and Kalina were the perfect addition to our wedding day. From our first informal meeting where we had the pleasure of getting to know their beautiful souls, we just knew they had to be a part of our wedding day. They captured every single beautiful moment and we could not be happier with our wedding pictures. Their kindness, warmth and passion shines through in all that they do. I cannot wait for them to capture more of life’s beautiful moments in the years to come. I highly recommend them! You won’t be disappointed.

    Sent on 06/19/2019
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    Ralitza Anguelova · Married on 01/27/2019

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    The most amazing experience

    Thank you Yanko and Kalina. We really appreciate you and the most amazing photos you took of us. Even though it was very windy and cold that day, we truly had a great time and really like your creativity and vision to capture such a beautiful moment for us!

    Yanko and Kalina are great to work with and I would recommend them to everyone I know! They take the time to get to know you and truly connect with you.

    Sent on 02/03/2019
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    Jenna · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Yanko and kalina are truly amazing! We fell in love with them the moment we met them and we had our wedding this past saturday. My wife and I couldn't be more happy and thrilled. They are so nice, funny, and easy to work with and would recommend them to ANYONE! We hit it out of the park with y&k photography and we hope you will get to experience the same joy with them as we did.

    Sent on 10/01/2018
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    Natalia · Married on 09/09/2018

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    Yanko and Kalina are Phenomenal at their craft of Photography! They have shot Family Pictures for us as well as our Photographers for our Wedding on 9/9/18; throughout that time, they have become Friends of ours! They maintain Professionalism at all times, while ensuring they give you exactly what you want! Thanks Kalina and Yanko!

    Sent on 09/18/2018
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    Rebecca · Married on 05/05/2018

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    We used Y&K Photography for our wedding in May 2018. Our photographer was Kalina. She is absolutely amazing. When I first met with her, I felt like I was meeting up with an old friend. She was very easy to talk to and understood my vision. She is very artistic and knows what she is doing. My husband and I felt really awkward before doing our engagement session, but Kalina made us feel comfortable and made the process run smoothly. Our wedding pictures were also stunning and she really captured every moment! Y&K is also more affordable compared to other photographers, and believe me, I researched extensively. I will definitely use them in the future! Thank you Kalina! :)

    Sent on 05/17/2018
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    Angela · Married on 04/14/2018

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    Yanko and Kalina were AMAZING! They totally out us at ease during our engagement shoot, and captured the day beautifully! We had some pretty serious weather issues (35 and raining, yikes) but they lead us to sightly warmer areas when we needed it, and were very flexible with doing our couple and wedding party shots. They had all of our photos ready to view after our honeymoon, and I really can not recommend them more highly! They also traveled all they way out to Huntley, Illinois for our wedding- and I know they have traveled to Wisconsin as well!!

    Sent on 05/05/2018
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    Vivien · Married on 03/10/2018

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    My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Y&K Photography. We decided to get married sooner than wait for next year, and we were happy to find Y&K Photography available a month before our winter wedding. Yanko and Kalina communicated with me promptly and answered my questions as they arose throughout the process. They were readily available through e-mail, phone, and Skype. Yanko took great pictures of our special day. With his history as a wedding photographer, he knew the typical wedding moments to capture that did not occur to me to request given the stress I was under with planning the wedding. He knew to capture the pivotal moments of our Hindu wedding ceremony that are not typical to the usual American or western wedding. Yanko took beautiful photographs of our family members that we will cherish. The poses after the wedding were great fun and helped me de-stress. Thanks in part to Yanko, I was not thinking about my to-do list, and I got to enjoy our special day even more. Yanko candidly captured moments of love, joy, sincerity, and humor. Our portfolio was available soon after the wedding, and it is easy to navigate the website and access the photographs. I recommend Y&K Photography for your engagement, wedding, reception, (and other) photography needs.

    Sent on 03/29/2018
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    Courtney · Married on 10/21/2017

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    Yanko and Kalina are amazing! With the photo package we chose we had both of them all day at our wedding, which was nice considering we opted out of having a videographer and their pricing was great too! I could've have asked for anything better. I was very impressed with how quickly our photos were sent to my husband and I after the wedding. It only took them a little over a week and we had over 2,000 pictures! We would definitely recommend them and will be working with them again in the future.

    Sent on 11/26/2017
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    Hillary · Married on 09/22/2017

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    Yanko and Kalina are amazing!!! They are so much fun yet still very professional and are sooo talented!! Love you guys and thanks again!!!

    Sent on 09/30/2017
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    Kayla · Married on 09/16/2017

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    Yanko and Kalina are wonderful! So far all we have done are the engagement photos and they have made me SO excited for the wedding. They are super friendly and made us feel very comfortable during the session. They listened to what I was looking for in the photos and got them back to us in only a few days! The pictures are BEAUTIFUL and are more than what I had hoped. I would definitely recommend them!

    Sent on 06/06/2017
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    Sarah · Married on 09/09/2017

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    Yanko and Kalina are an amazing team to work with! Y&K were very helpful throughout the planning process. Kalina photographed our causal wedding celebration. She listened to all of our asks and captured all of the moments we wanted from our wedding day. Pictures turned out beautifully!

    Sent on 09/16/2017
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    Kasia · Married on 09/09/2017

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    Yanko and Kalina are truly talented photographers! When I met with Yanko for the first time, I could feel his passion for photography and for his wife as we spoke. That's what made me choose Y & K photography - their sincerity, talent, passion for photography and love for each other. What's better than having your love captured by a couple who not only believes in happily ever after, but lives it? Nothing! Our engagement photos turned out incredible, and our wedding photos were beyond perfect! I wish there was more time in the day so we could have kept shooting and having fun because I truly cannot get enough of my photos! My wedding day was magical. Yanko was so fun, funny, and easy to work with. I wish him and Kalina weren't double booked on my wedding day, so I could have had them both work their magic together. But, their entire team of photographers is great at what the do, and Vesko was a great second photographer. Yanko and Kalina truly care about the couples they work with and are people you can consider good friends at the end of the day. They have such a creative eye, you can't fail by choosing them as your photography team!

    Sent on 11/12/2017
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    Beronica · Married on 08/25/2017

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    I ABSOLUTLY loved working with Yanko and Kalina!!! They're very helpful, they're so sweet and very affordable!! I was beginning to worry I'd never find a photographer cause of all the high prices but I came across them and I couldn't have asked for a better team!!!

    Sent on 08/30/2017
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    Brittany · Married on 07/29/2017

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    We couldn't ask better photographers to do are wedding. They are flexible with your schedule and laid back and very helpful too. We are planning on going back to them for all family pictures down the road. Great people awesome picture taken and fun. Me and my husband found life long friends!!

    Sent on 09/03/2017
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    Lauren · Married on 07/15/2017

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    GREAT experience with Y&K, particularly Kalina. We were originally supposed to have my husband's aunt be the photographer. But, about a week and a half before our wedding she backed out. I quickly found Y&K and contacted them. Luckily, they had 1 opening. Kalina originally planned on taking the day off. But, she was a saint and agreed to be our photographer. I met with her ASAP and got everything worked out. Very quick and really professional. She is an absolute sweetheart! She did wonderful the day of, especially considering I am not a girly girl and had absolutely ZERO ideas of pictures/poses to take. And photos are amazing! It was a bit stressful for a little bit, but I'm actually kind of glad my husband's aunt backed out. The day went by SO smoothly and Kalina did a great job directing all of us. The only thing I'm a little disappointed about, that I realized after the fact, is that I didn't get any individual pictures with bridal party. But, Kalina went above and beyond my expectations and I couldn't be happier with the results!

    Sent on 08/21/2017
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    Olivia · Married on 06/04/2017

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    We loved having Yanko as our photographer - our photos turned out amazing. Before the wedding, we communicated mostly with Kalina, and she is so nice and responds very fast. At the wedding, Yanko was very professional, he took so many photos, and took all the photos we asked for. The photos were ready for us quickly and we got high quality digital files.

    Sent on 06/23/2017
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    Nicole · Married on 05/20/2017

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    Me and my husband worked with Kalina for our engagement session and then with Kalina and Wes for our big day. To say that they exceeded all expectations would be an understatement. Kalina was not only professional but she was kind, helpful, and so so very talented! We were in love with our engagement session photos and are even more so with our wedding photos. I plan to use YK Photography for any of my future photography needs. I recommend using YK Photography wholeheartedly. And to YK..thank you so much..you will never know how much we appreciate you guys and the amazing work you did for us!!!

    Sent on 05/31/2017
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    Monica · Married on 05/20/2017

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    Yanko and Kalina are great to work with! We love the pics! Great experience! Highly recommend them!

    Sent on 06/20/2017
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    Rachel · Married on 05/13/2017

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    Highly highly recommended Yanko & Kalina! We used them for our wedding and it was perfect .. they suggested we do engagement photos to "practice" posing for pictures and it was the best advice, it made us much more relaxed and comfortable in our wedding day pictures. They are both extremely easy going and personable and followed through with our photography vision perfectly. Most importantly, every single important moment of our wedding was captured so we can look back on our wedding day forever!

    Sent on 05/30/2017
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    James · Married on 03/25/2017

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    I used Y&K Photography for my wedding and they did a great job! Very easy to work with and my wife and family loves all the photos. They took their time listening to what we expected for our wedding photos and did more than what we asked for.

    Sent on 05/03/2017
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    Jennifer · Married on 11/26/2016

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    Great professional photographers that will help you with anything.

    Sent on 12/19/2016
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    Erica · Married on 11/19/2016

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    We had an amazing experience with Yanko and Kalina, from the first time we asked for pricing and packages to meeting them, to helping us with the wedding timeline and the suggestions they provided, to the pictures we got. Highly recommend them to everyone!

    Sent on 12/15/2016
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    Mariyana · Married on 10/09/2016

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    Kalina and Yanko, We really appreciate the great job you did taking so beautiful and unique pictures. We also love the fact that we could pick any location that we wanted, and you didn’t even hesitate to go there. The price was amazing. Thank you so much for your time and excellent service. You will have our business for the years to come. Denis and Mariyana

    Sent on 11/24/2016