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Interview: Alexandra Kukushkina Italian Wedding Photographer

Today we are with Alexandra Kukushkinawedding photographer in Italy. Professional of the field that I have got to know and with which currently I collaborate to the north Italy and worldwide.

Alexandra Kukushkina Italian Wedding Photographer

How did you approach photography? Did you do anything else before?

Photography has attracted me since i was i child. It’s a passion inherited from my father. In 2007 i made a mistake choosing engineering as my first profession, so I started to looking for my life’s work. I’ve tested myself by studying books, photographs on the internet with the camera in my hand. I started from the portraits but soon i was asked to photograph my first wedding and I realized that I will never stop. It was love at first sight.

wedding in villa

Who inspired your photography? Who are your reference photographers?

Let’s say that in the various moments of my formation as a photographer I had various reference photographers. But one that struck me from the beginning is Elliott Erwitt. I also have one of his photographs on the wall at my house – “California Kiss»

What would you recommend to those who have to choose a photographer for their wedding?

I recommend getting carried away by the emotions while looking at the published stories of various photographers. And let the heart choose:) If you feel in harmony with what you saw – it’s the right time to say ” yes ” to your photographer. Then it is very important also the empathy that is created between the photographer, the bride and the groom.

smile couple

What is a wedding reportage and why do you prefer it to the classic posing photos?

Wedding reportage is a tale of a true story. And for me the most valuable thing about wedding is the feelings of the bride, the groom and their guests. And the reportage gives me the opportunity to tell this story full of smiles, concussions and worries.

How do you get involved with the bride and groom?

Communication is very important to understand the needs of the bride and the groom well and to tune in to a wave. If there is a possibility we make an appointment offline, otherwise we use  Skype, FaceTime or simply the phone or email, depends on how people feel it. And then we talk about everything: the details of the wedding day, the emotions they feel, what they want to realize. Sometimes if they don’t have a wedding planner they ask me for timing advice and it is a great responsibility to find for them the best solutions that reflect their vision of the day.

couple during wedding in tuscany

Do you recommend photos, videos or both?

For couples I recommend to add photography to the video: they are the only two things that remain forever.

In case someone is interested in seeing your work, where can they find it?

For more information about me you can follow my pages
Web Site: www.akukushkina.com
IG: kukushkina.photography
Facebook: AlexandraKukushkinaPhotography
Info and contacts
Telephone: +39 329 477 6482
E-Mail : kukushkina.alexandra@gmail.com

What advice would you give to the bride and groom so that their repotage is really special?

The reportage tells the real story, so I would advise to the bride and the groom to let go of the emotions. And I will be there to capture these moments of happiness and joy.

Thanks for your time Alexandra.

Thanks to you Francesco for this interview.

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FAQ

Ready to answer to all of your questions and needs

Sure! You can request the price quotation by calling me or filling out the form. 

Absolutely not. The conclusion of a contract indicates first of all the professionalism of the videographer and at the same time protects the customer. Mine is a very synthetic contract with no small news.

The final product is divided in three parts:

  • Video trailer (from 2 to 4 minutes).
  • Film (from 10 to 15 minutes).
  • Extra videos (these are video clips in addition containing speeches, dances and other things).
However, nothing prevents you from extending your requests while signing the contract.

The payment is divided in three parts:

  • 40% to block the date with signing of the contract.
  • 30% fifteen days before the ceremony date.
  • 30% after checking the videos.
As soon as I receive the last payment, you can download the videos from my personal Google Drive.

Generally, not more than 90 working days, as written in the contract. However, in special cases, after agreements at the contractual stage, delivery times may be shortened.

The videos are delivered in digital format via my Google Drive. However, upon extra payment, you can request a usb pen box set on which you can keep a copy of the videos.
supporto fisico sul quale conservare copia dei video.

By contract I guarantee my presence, as well as that of my collaborators and assistants called for related services requested. 

For years so far, I have chosen not to charge for the drone as for a service apart, so it is already included in my basic package and there is no increase in price. This instrument will be used at my discretion, where there is needed. 

Generally, for the duration of the event until the cake cut. After that, I always try to stay at least an hour longer to catch some other interesting moments before leaving. However, it is possible to make me stay further. In that case I offer another package called “after party”. 

Yes, you can make some small changes to the video such as scene changes. It is not possible to change the music because the music is always chosen by the couple before starting the assembly phase. 

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