Mauricio and Marina
It is easy to recommend Yury for any special event --- his photography speaks for itself. He is truly talented and has an uncanny skill in finding magical locations and perfect angles. With Yury, your pictures won't look like the countless other wedding pictures found online...the result is truly original. His pictures will tell the story of your special event perfectly.
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Katherine and Paul
It was an absolute pleasure working with Yury Meleshko and his assistant Maria. When planning for the wedding, he was extremely easy to correspond with over email, responded quickly, was very flexible, and was reasonable priced. Prior to our wedding, he met with my husband-to-be and I for a practice shoot to see how we worked with the light, etc. For our wedding day, the pictures really told a story and weren't just posed pictures. He really captured some beautiful shots! Before we left the Dominican Republic, we met with Yury to view the 500+ pictures and he gave them all to us on a thumb drive. He did an incredible job, and I cannot tell you how many compliments that we got on how our pictures came out. I would highly recommend Yury!
Anmar Davila and Jud Partin
My husband and I had a fantastic experience with Yury Meleshko in Punta Cana during our wedding in November 2013. We had seen Yury’s work on his blog and fell in love with his pictures, especially because most of them look very spontaneous and captured so many feelings. We met Yury and Maria a couple of days before of the wedding to refine the details and discussed what kind of photography we liked. Yury was great and listened what we wanted to do. During the wedding, Yury and Maria blended during the ceremony and the whole reception and were like ninjas capturing every single moment. They stayed much longer than we had initially hired them because they were having a blast – which shows what nice people they are. We had a Portrait and a Trash the Dress session after the wedding and it was a fantastic choice. Yury and Maria took us to this secluded reef where the views were breathtaking. They guided us through the photo-shoot and made us feel so comfortable. This level of comfort shows thru in all of the pictures. The photos from the reef shoot are so good, our friends were joking that we look like models. ;) Two days after all of the pictures were taken, he had already finished his post-editing! We met with Yury and Maria to preview selected photos on his iPad, which was a nice personal moment. Afterwards, he gave us a copy of all of the photos on a flash drive to take home. We have the best memories from our wedding thanks to Yury and our friends still talk about the amazing pictures of our wedding day. We highly recommend Yury as your photographer as he goes above and beyond any conventional photographer.
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Yekaterina & Vitaliy Gaik
We had an awesome experience with Yury Meleshko during our photo shoot with him while we were on vacation with our daughters in Punta Cana 2014. He is an amazing person and photographer who is very talented and easy to work with. We told him what we would like to get from our photo shoot and we got much more than we expected. His ability to catch true emotions with a great perspective and composition makes his photos look outstanding. We are very satisfied and definitely would recommend him without any doubts. Yury, thank you so much! We had a great time and now we have amazing pictures! Thank you once again!!!
Fred and Anastasia
We got married in St Petersburg in September 2011 and needed a photographer to record our great day for us. Yury Meleshko was recommended to us by friends and after looking at the portfolios of several professional photographers in the city, and meeting them, we chose Yura. Thank goodness he accepted. He joined us for our exceptionally early start at 6 am taking a few shots of me getting ready for the day ahead. (Yura's idea - no man in his right mind should be photographed while getting ready at 6 in the morning, but thanks to his talent it worked). Then Yura joined me in the wedding car travelling across St Petersburg to greet my fiancé and take her to the wedding ceremony. The early morning photoes that Yura took of great city of St Peterburg are beautiful and unlike any other I have seen. Yura carefully clicked away and kept on clicking through the ceremony, the wedding breakfast and our river cruise later. The resulting photographs are outstanding, he has captured everything from the classic shots to those surprising but wonderful moments that happen at the event like this. On a personal note Yura is very easy to get along with, unobtrusive, professional, hard-working and a master of photography. None of this is an over statement, I am really indebted to Yura for how well he captured the day in pictures and provided us with such great memories of this moment in our lives. Fred Stone, London
Ilian and Sabrina
Yury was very professional, accommodating, and flexible for our wedding. I was sceptical of booking a photographer by e-mail without ever meeting him. After I met him and Maria a couple of days before the wedding, to plan the day, I was relieved to see punctual and professional people. On the day, they were very flexible to shoot the ceremony at our hotel and the reception at another resort. It was a very long day for them. Yury worked very hard to get us the finalized digital prints in one week before we left Punta Cana. He ended up giving us much more prints than originally promised. We were very happy with the whole experience of dealing with Meleshko Photography!!! Thank you Yury and Maria!