Shelby & Jace V
Bellagala made it easy to get services! We worked with Andrew and he was very professional and captured our day beautifully. He was very responsive and receptive to wants, wishes and last minute changes!
Kim & Brad Bebchuk
Andrew was the photographer with our wedding this past weekend and he did an amazing job! From the first time we spoke a few months before the wedding, until the end of the wedding day itself Andrew was easy to work with. He walked us through the expected schedule of the day in our first meeting which let us get a very good understanding of what our day would look like, and could plan accordingly. On the day itself, he showed up on-time and got right to work. In-fact, his second shooter did not arrive on time due to a some confusion, but it was hardly noticeable. We were able to get all the shots we wanted anyway. Andrew is very knowledgeable in his craft and did a very good job of giving direction on positioning, location, and group composition. A lot of positive reinforcement was given as well which helped us relax and feel more natural. Throughout the day he did a good job of splitting up our couple shots to ensure we had a variety of location, background and lighting to work with. During the ceremony Andrew did a good job of working his way around the guests and alter to ensure he got good photos but while remaining out of sight of most guests. Andrew also worked seamlessly with our videographer. I have great confidence in the result and am very excited to see our photos. I would 100% recommend Andrew for friends and family's events.
Sarah & Shuhn L
Andrew Parfenov and Kathy were the best photographers we could ever ask for. My husband who doesn’t like having his photo taken was even having fun with them. The photos have all been stunning and beyond our greatest expectations. It was such a pleasure having them as part of our day.
Estefania & Christian W
We are so happy we chose Andrew for our big day! He was great to work with; listened to us and what we wanted, was flexible, and always there to answer all of our questions. Before we even got to see our pictures, we already knew they were going to be perfect. He was so professional and detail-oriented that it made us feel confident that our most special day was being captured by the best photographer we could have had. Kathy was amazing as well, I would find her around every corner capturing beauriful candid pictures and she always had something sweet to say to us while we were all nervous and emotional. The Bellagala Team gave us our pictures before we expected and were quick answering our questions as well. A great team behind the scenes and the most beautiful pictures that we will always cherish thanks to the both of you ♥️
Katelyn & Matthew W
We loved working with Andrew from Bellagala (and the second photographer, Kathy)! He was punctual and professional throughout the whole process and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. We got married at the Van Dusen Mansion and loved that he shoots weddings there often, and was familiar with many good photo ops! He had a lot of fun ideas for photos and we are very excited to see them. My one complaint is that Bellagala doesn't let us get much of a preview of either our engagement shoot or our wedding photos. We had/have to wait 4-6 weeks for photos which is a bummer and longer than some other photographers that my friends have worked with for their weddings. However, my review is still 5 stars because this doesn't reflect on Andrew or his photography skills!
Nicole & Rob W
We were very fortunate to have Andrew (and Kathy) as a photographer for our wedding. He had a good vision and gave us clear direction, but adapted to our preferences. The shot quality was outstanding. We had a good blend of posed and candid photos and all of our guests were captured having a good time.
Kalie & Andrew Y
Andrew and Kathy from Bellagala did an excellent job at our wedding! Andrew helped us put together a timeline while we were planning. Day-of photos went very smoothly- we got a lot of great shots in different areas of the venue with all our family and friends.
Kalie & Andrew Y
Andrew from Bellagala was an excellent photographer! He helped us with planning the timeline, and did a great job of capturing a variety of shots throughout the day. Very professional and fun to work with!
Laura & William A
Andrew was fantastic to work with! The whole process from beginning to end was smooth and professional. We had multiple calls prior to the wedding day to talk through our ideas and what we expected, and then day-of he and his assistant Kathy did a great job moving us through different settings and moments with all of our important friends and family members. While I am very comfortable in front of the camera, my partner is not. Andrew was very considerate of both of our comfort levels and boundaries when it came to shooting. Now begins the long wait for the edits to come back, but based on what we've seen of Andrew's previous work, and how we felt on the day, I'm sure they'll be gorgeous. I can't recommend him enough. Thank you so much again!!!
Amanda & Andrew J
We worked with Andrew at our wedding last week and he was such a professional. He's also kind, thoughtful, and flexible. He listened to what we had to say and made us feel comfortable. I would highly recommend him!
Mary & Dan G
We got Andrew last minute after our initial photographer had a family emergency -- he came in ready to rock on such a short notice and did an amazing job! He was fun and all the pictures turned out great. If I had to do it again I would definitely go the Echelon level and I highly recommend Andrew!
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!!
Sara & Benjamin
Wow, wow, wow! Andrew was absolutely amazing! We love our engagement photos already and can't wait to get our wedding ones back! I really loved how Andrew was so helpful beforehand with helping us plan the flow of our day and offering advice when we were clueless. It was really great too on the day of the wedding how he was so positive and easy-going, yet great with expertly directing us into poses. He made it so easy to just follow instructions and feel comfortable. I also loved his creative ideas and enthusiasm. We booked the 7 hour package and while we got everything we wanted in before that time ended, we probably should have booked another hour to keep them around just a bit longer. Honestly, I think my favorite photography moment was when Andrew jumped behind the bar we stopped at on our way to the Reception to get a good shot. That was a really cool surprise and showed how fun and dedicated he is! I hope someone I know gets married soon in MN so I can recommend Andrew!
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