Andrew was the best Photographer for our wedding! He is detail oriented and knows how to handle a large wedding party. He is kind, genuine, and made me feel comfortable and beautiful. You’ll be lucky to have him!
Emma & Andrew S
We absolutely loved working with Andrew Parfenov for our wedding photography and Dillon for our videography! They were everything you'd want in your wedding media - detail oriented, professional, artistic, and great hype men!! They made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and were great at getting the entire wedding party excited during group shots. Andrew even went out of his way to crank out a few absolutely gorgeous sneak peeks for us the day after the wedding :) Look no further!!
Emma & Andrew S
We absolutely loved working with Andrew Parfenov for our wedding. He was everything you'd want in a wedding photographer - detail oriented, professional, artistic, and a great hype man!! He made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and was great at getting the entire wedding party excited during group shots. He even went out of his way to crank out a few absolutely gorgeous sneak peeks for us the day after the wedding :) Look no further!!
Ashely & James A
We had the blessing of having Andrew Parfenov as our photographer! Our night did not go as planned as I fell very ill later in the evening. Andrew was honestly the first to notice I was starting to feel ill because as we were taking photos he suggested a break and soon after I sat down I became very ill. As you can imagine I was pretty heartbroken as our ceremony was about to begin and we still needed family photos. Andrew really helped me through it all! He made sure everything was set and ready before I came out for the ceremony and family photos. He was very attentive to my needs and took frequent brakes. Unfortunately I was unable to join family and friends for the dinner.. and first dance.. but thankfully Andrew still captured the night for us. I was recovering in a small room, looking worse for wear in sweats and a flannel with a cold towel over my head to keep my temperature down, yet Andrew was still able to capture our wedding party speeches (which we did in a very small room so I could be present) and all the emotions we went through that night. He took each challenge with a smile and made us feel so confident and thankful. With Andrew and the help of the bellagala staff our night was so amazing.. even through all the challenges. So very thankful to Andrew, his amazing skills, and his incredible ability to adapt and make any situation beautiful. On top of it all, our photos were ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! So, so thankful to him.
Jevita & Arman A
We worked with Keighla Anderson and Andrew Parfenov from Bellagala as our primary photographer and second photographer and I cannot say enough good things about how smoothly they helped the day to run, how relaxed photos felt, and how confident I feel that we are going to have so many amazing memories captured!
Carley & Ethan F
I recommend Andrew to everyone, he did a phenomenal job and all of our wedding photos are amazing!! He was so easy and fun to work with, and made the day go so smoothly. He also made us really comfortable so being photographed seemed natural and never awkward. If you're looking for an excellent photographer, look no further!!
Jenna & Jeff
We loved having you as our wedding photographer! Not only were you professional, you were fun and made us both feel comfortable in front of the camera. You were good at corralling the large groups of family we wanted to take pictures with and got great shots without being in the way of everything. Thank you for capturing our memories.
Andrew was simply fantastic! We got married in August and Andrew was so flexible with all the changes due to covid. He was so fun to be around and captured our day perfectly. We couldn’t be happier with our photos and I would highly recommend him!
My fiancé and I were looking for a really good photographer through Bellagala and we stumbled upon Andrew's Parfenov's profile and photo gallery. We instantly saw a difference within his work as he captured many unique and creative shots of his previous clients. We were drawn to him for this reason. He was incredibly responsive throughout the planning process and we arranged a meeting with him to go over the details of our big day and talked about what shots and family combinations we were hoping to get. The day arrived and he not only managed to grab the shots we were hoping for, he also created some really unique ones in and around our hotel venue. He showed us some of his shots he got and they were absolutely breath taking. We are excited to get our photos back! If you want someone that is worth every penny and someone with a really artistic and creative view, I highly recommend him!!!!
Andrew Parfenov was absolutely amazing for our big day! He went above and beyond to make our day so special. Working with him the past 2 years has been so easy. He made me feel so comfortable and kept everything on schedule for us. We highly highly recommend Andrew for any photography needs! We are so glad we chose him! ❤️❤️
Amanda and Jason
Absolutely amazing!! Andrew was so great to work with as our photographer. His attention to detail is unreal! He was so patient with our group and made sure he captured exactly what he had in mind. We highly recommend Andrew to photograph your special day.
Andrew was very open minded and flexible. He was wonderful to have at our wedding.
During our initial consultation, Andrew listened and asked all the right questions. We received the communication and direction we were wanting, and we would definitely reccomend Andrew!
We booked Andrew for our wedding after hearing great things from the Bellagala team. We had planned a Western ceremony and reception at Van Dusen Mansion, but with several tweaks (no wedding party, non-religious ceremony, etc). Andrew took time to discuss the details of our vision and was very knowledgeable about the venue. He worked closely with the Van Dusen staff and other vendors to come up with a good timeline for the day’s proceedings. This made sure we had ample time for photos without feeling rushed through the ceremony or reception. Andrew and Brian, the second shooter, did a great job capturing us getting ready and just hanging out in the mansion. They were able to capture nuances and intimate moments without being intrusive. When it came to couple photos Andrew was very creative, suing the inside and outside of the mansion to highlight our outfits and interactions. We don’t generally like being photographed and didn’t know how to pose for formal photos. Andrew guided us through this process and we are in awe of the final results. He used a lot of his own lighting and was constantly swapping out flashes, lenses, etc. He also had great ideas about using props and taking action shots.Andrew photographed the ceremony in a deeply personal way, highlighting our important moments without making us look too emotional! He also did a great job with guest photos during the ceremony and cocktail hour. We snuck out briefly during the cocktail hour to take some evening shots and he was respectful of our time and health – it was very cold…During the reception, speeches and the dancing afterwards Andrew was tireless. He was constantly roaming around getting different shots, interactions, and so on. When the night was wrapping up he was drenched in sweat but visibly happy and engaged. He decided to take a couple of final photos of us near the dancefloor and it is some of our favorite shots of the night. This speaks to his commitment and passion for making the couple look their best.We are so, so happy with Andrew’s photos and cannot imagine another photographer for our wedding. We would love to take Andrew with on our honeymoon, to family and work events, and just about everywhere we go – his photos are almost better than real life
Andrew was our wedding photographer for a traditional Pakistani ceremony, including baraat, a variety of traditions and reception. Pakistani wedding are uncommon here, and so we were a bit nervous about finding a photographer. Andrew met with us and discussed the event in detail. He was genuinely interested in us, our cultures and the ceremony. He was responsive to follow up questions via email and we also discussed details over the phone on several occasions. In the final weeks, Andrew helped organize the timeline, working closely with the venue and other vendors. On our wedding day Andrew arrived early, with lots of equipment. He captured the bride and groom getting ready without slowing down the process or adding to any anxiety. Andrew has a great sense of humor and always kept things light. He defused several situations! We don’t generally like being photographed and didn’t know how to pose for formal photos. Andrew guided us through this process and we are in awe of the final results. He used a lot of his own lighting and was constantly swapping out flashes, lenses, etc. The venue – an old mansion – had variable lighting but Andrew was able to highlight both of us while emphasizing the natural beauty of the mansion. He was very respectful of us, our families and cultural expectations during the pre-ceremony shoot especially. He was able to capture nuances of the ceremony without interfering with or compromising any of the traditions. In fact, looking at our photos afterwards we were amazed at the details he got. We don’t even remember seeing him for parts of the evening and yet he captured intimate interactions. He took several candid photos of our guests which really convey the emotions, spirit and dynamics of the event. In summary, despite a relative lack of experience with Pakistani events Andrew was phenomenal. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and would gladly work with him again!