10 Questions with Roman Sharafutdinov

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding photographers in Florida, Roman Sharafutdinov of Photo Art Star. Miami Beach based Roman is the founder and owner of Photo Art Star.

Photo Art Star

Photographer - Roman Sharafutdinov

10 Questions with Roman Sharafutdinov

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hello, I'm Roman. The Founder and owner of Photo Art Star wedding photography and videography company, based in Miami Beach, Florida.
I've been photographing weddings for over 8 years. I'm extremely passionate about the people I work with. I love to create and document their stories honestly, playfully, and artistically, depending on their unique vibe. Weddings are so emotional and I'm a happy person being able to memorize these feelings for a lifetime.

2. How long have you been shooting weddings? How many weddings have you photographed?

I've been photographing weddings since 2012 and have done over 100+ total since then. I typically do 15-25 weddings per year so I can give my couples the best possible experience and attention they deserve.

3. How would you describe your photography style?

My photography style is candid, documentary, artistic, and a little bit playful. At weddings, I try to seamlessly slip into the party and tell the story as honestly as possible. I do have a strong preference for natural light, and I love to "play" with whatever available light I have on a wedding day to create artistic photos, as well as truly capture the way the day feels.

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding photographer?

Earlier is better. Book your photographer a year in advance.

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

Wedding packages starting from $1500 for one photographer for 6 hours of work.

My most popular package is $4000 Photo + Video, 8 hours covered.

I offer engagement photos starting at $400.

6. Are you the wedding photographer who will be shooting on the wedding day? Who else is there in your team?

I'm the lead wedding photographer.
I work with my team of professionals who are trusted people and I enjoy working with them.
Usually lead photographer work with 2-3 cameras.
Second photographer 1-2 cameras.

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

Travel Expenses vary on location:
Out of state:
-Hotel
-Flight
-Rental Car (if necessary)

Drivable Distance:
-Gas

This varies, depending on distance/location.

We are always open to travel!

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

Albums and prints can be ordered separately.
Wedding albums start from $1200.

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the images? How will they be delivered?

I typically deliver weddings in 1- 4 weeks. The maximum time on any contract is 6 weeks.

I provide 5-10 edited sneak peeks within 48 hours of the wedding, and then deliver 500-1500 color corrected wedding photos in an online gallery when I'm done. The photos are high res and you can download them directly from the gallery to share with friends or family. You can also order prints directly through the gallery.

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

Depends on each wedding case will be different.

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Awards

WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2021