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Grace
  • Grace

  • Grace & Greg

Anatoli was absolutely amazing to work with. Even though I reached out to him just 2 months before our wedding, he was luckily able to accommodate us. After meeting him for a pre-shoot, I felt so at ease because I was 100% confident that he would capture our special day perfectly. He exceeded expectations getting all of the traditional wedding shots I wanted and then going above and beyond capturing special moments I didn’t even know were happening! I would highly recommend him and his team for a worry-free wedding day with beautiful photos that you will treasure for a lifetime.

Diana
  • Diana

  • Diana & Andrew

Anatoli Photograffi was truly fantastic to work with. Anatoli was professional, creative, easy-going, and so much fun! He can do traditional photos, but what he excels at is capturing the unique and candid moments that make a wedding so memorable. Wedding photography is a dance, and Anatoli knows just where to be to capture the perfect moment while going with the flow of the day’s events. So many guests raved about how creative and different they are from most wedding pictures. We are so happy with our photos!

Danielle
  • Danielle

  • Danielle & Jason

Anatoli and his daughter Alexis were our choice to capture our wedding memories in photos and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. Not only are they incredible photographers with an amazing artistic eye, but they are the ultimate professionals as well. An added bonus is that they are a blast! We had so much fun with them, from our first meeting at a bridal show to the engagement shoot and straight thru to the wedding. We highly recommend Anatoli Photograffi!!!

Latisha
  • Latisha

  • Latisha & Paul

Working with Anatoli was an awesome experience which exceeded my expectations. While all the traditional shots were there, we received some fantastic non-traditional photos that all of our family and friends are raving about. Anatoli was professional and fun, and we received our photos and album in record time. For most people, a wedding is a once in a lifetime event and I am glad that we chose Anatoli Photograffi to capture all of our memories, I couldn’t be happier with the results!

Stephanie
  • Stephanie

  • Stephanie & Chris

Anatoli and his daughter Alexis were our photographers for out wedding. They are an absolutely amazing team. I felt very at ease with them and did not feel rushed at all. they were very accommodating to our wedding day schedule and even made a special trip to my grandmothers house as she was unable to attend out wedding. They made me laugh all day, they are so spontaneous, like to have fun, and their work is amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and I will always be able to cherish my wedding day memories because of them. thank you so much Anatoli for an amazing day and job well done – we love you guys!!!!

Jae Ann
  • Jae Ann

  • Jae Ann & Ed

Anatoli and his daughter Alexis were wonderful to work with. They got the shots I wanted and more. They spent time getting some photos of our families and the kids. They had wonderful ideas and the photos are beautiful. I would highly recommend them.

Sarah
  • Sarah

  • Sarah & Sean

We absolutely loved working with Anatoli. His photography is an art. Absolutely gorgeous pictures for our wedding, we just love his style. We met him when he did my brothers wedding and he was so much fun and had a great spirit so we wanted him for our wedding. Anatoli became a friend and really took the time to get to know us.

Anatoli is very flexible and meets with you so he can get to know you. His level of professionalim, creativeness and artistic ways are to the highest standards and come at a great value. We will always cherish our memories with our beautiful pictures!

Tashika
  • Tashika

  • Tashika & Jason

Anatoli is the absolute best photographer in the Syracuse area. He is the ultimate professional. The quality of his work is superb!!!!! I first found Anatoli at a bridal fair and out of all vendors there his work was the best!! (as well as his pricing!) he spent time with me and my husband and became familiar with us as a couple. He took his time to make sure he knew exactly what we wanted in our wedding photos. As with any bride I wanted the best and he absolutely delivered . From the wedding engagement photos to our wedding album he delivered!!! His work is stunning!!!! His work is so good, when I was able to pick up my wedding album I cried!!!!!! It absolutely left me speechless!!! I have already recommended him to family as well as friends!!! If you choose Anatoli Photograffi you will be choosing wisely. In fact he should be the only choice!!!! Thanks again Anatoli for the most memorable keepsake ever!!!! Your the absolute best!!!!!!

Lisa
  • Lisa

  • Lisa & Ben

Anatoli is an incredibly talented photographer. He did our wedding and engagement photos. We live in NYC and had our wedding in my hometown in upstate New York. We really wanted to find a photographer who could do our engagement photos in NYC without charging us an arm and a leg for all the travel. When I talked to Anatoli, he just said no problem and accommodated our NYC photo shoot on one of his trips to the city! The day of our photos we had a ‘Noreaster’ with snow and rain. Anatoli was completely unfazed and our photos still came out beautifully. Needless to say the wedding day photos were wonderful. I would recommend Anatoli to anyone looking for a great photographer in a heartbeat!

Megan
  • Megan

  • Megan & Mike

Anatoli is absolutely the best!! It started with our private engagement photo session which he made fun and easy. Everyone loved the photos so much and we used one for our save the date announcement. He was so helpful with the whole wedding photography process and was very professional. For our wedding day he spent all day with us along with his assistant making sure every special moment was captured. His  photographs came out so beautifully.  I can not wait to finish our wedding photo book.

Anatoli is very artistic and open to communication. He was always reachable if you had a question or idea. His artistic view is definitely not a run of the mill wedding day photographer. He will take pictures that are beautiful without being in your face. He melts away behind the camera and really makes being in front of the camera very comfortable and easy. My husband and I are not very comfortable in front of the camera but he made it enjoyable and we forget he was even there. This resulted in great candid photos that we love.

I recommend him to everyone and anyone that asks. He really is amazing!

Jennifer
  • Jennifer

  • Jennifer & Jacob

I am usually very shy about being photographed. With Toli, this wasn’t the case at all. His creative yet personalized method of conducting his shots felt so organic and comfortable, and it was truly very fun. Toli made me feel that he was by my side throughout the night. He was not shy about getting into the action to get the best shots, but was always respectful, and did not interrupt the guests. Toli was so professional, and knowledgeable about how to set up shots, arrange poses, and show everyone in their very best light. Also, having Tiffany, his assistant, there with an additional camera was such a stress relieve. I know, because of her, that everyone had a chance to get in front of the camera. Her female touch made it very comfortable for the girly moments. The final prints were not altered, but enhanced to create unique works of art out of every shot. When I was looking for a photographer, it was this uniqueness that drew me to his work. There is nothing else like it.
Before the wedding, we had a photo shoot during my bachelorette party at his Armory Square Studio at 181. This captured memories I will cherish in stunning prints, and I completely recommend that for any bride to be and her girls. It was such fun to have the studio to ourselves that night. We felt like divas and rockstars getting the VIP treatment!
I can’t wait for an excuse to hire Anatoli Photograffi to come up again! It was, in a word, perfection.

Devon
  • Devon

  • Devon & John

My long list of ‘To Do’s’ during wedding planning never included anything photography related because from the moment we chose Anatoli Photograffi, I knew I had nothing to worry about. He was extremely professional, personable and efficient. From the first meeting through the end of our wedding night, he was attentive and clearly there to provide us with the best possible photographic and artistic documentation of our day. He was always available upon request (in person, email, cell) for months leading up to our wedding. Our proofs were delivered quickly and are excellent! There are so many of them and so hard to choose between them that I am still in the process of picking our keepers. Perfect mix of candids and ‘in the moment’ shots, as well as some traditional must haves. I would definitely recommend Anatoli!

Amanda
  • Amanda

  • Amanda & James

Hello to all the happy couples who are searching for a photographer for your wedding – if you are reading this please look no further!!!! Anatoli and Alexis were absolutely amazing at my wedding! I have had the pleasure of witnessing Anatoli’s work first hand twice – once for my in-laws ceremony and then for mine and trust me he not only delivers exceptional photographs but he goes above and beyond to offer any assistance necessary to make your ceremony the wedding of your dreams! His pricing is more than reasonable for the outstanding product he gives, and as a bonus he does an engagement shoot to get the couple more comfortable and ready for the big day.

Please remember that when looking for a photographer you need more than just someone who can take a picture – you need someone who has the talent to find and capture those moments you might be missing because your dancing, the creativity to come up with best scenery for the colors and weather on your wedding day, and the artistic ability to make ordinary pictures extraordinary – and Anatoli has it all! I guarantee if you meet with him and check out his work in his studio on Walton Street in Syracuse you will more than impressed!!

Erin
  • Erin

  • Erin & Eric

Anatoli was spectacular! He captured the important moments exquisitely and I couldn’t be happier with the photos. I was VERY particular about what I wanted and expected and all of the photos came out better than I could have hoped. I couldn’t be more pleased with the overall experience; he was patient and made everyone feel very comfortable – half of the time I forgot he had a camera in his hands(which is how it SHOULD be on your wedding day!) and as a result we got some truly wonderful candids. There was a lot going on that day and I was so appreciative that the photos were one thing I did not have to worry about.

Jaime
  • Jaime

  • Jaime & Sean

Anatoli Photograffi did a spectacular job capturing our wedding celebration. From the purse, to the church, the limo to the cake, I was absolutely amazed with the photo’s! I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Anatoli was a hero when the rain poured down and he quickly came up with an alternative plan to capture our wedding memories. We had a HUGE wedding party and the duo was great at keeping us on task as well as catering to our requests. Anatoli and Alexis were great with our high energy, “fly by the seat of our” pants wedding reception! Not a moment was missed. The photographers creativity and AMAZING energy brought out the best of our day. I highly recommend Anatoli Photograffi for your engagement and/or wedding pictures.

Sean
  • Sean

  • Sean & Jaime

Anatoli and Alexis provided us with what was the most professional, laid back, unbelievable pictures a groom could have asked for. I have been a groomsmen in other weddings and the photographer often felt like it was their day. Anatoli and Alexis made it all about Jaime and made sure to document it from a more natural perspective. In my opinion that is the sign of a true professional artist. That allowed Jaime and I to enjoy the day, and Anatoli made sure to be there to catch any of those special moments. It was a rainy day so Anatoli recommended we go under the canopy at the Everson Museum. It was a great idea, and with his ability to edit the pictures, we almost can’t tell that it rained the whole day (with the exception of a picture of me with an umbrella, which was an Anatoli idea, and is one of Jaime’s favorites!). With the Everson as a backdrop, we were able to get out group pictures, but we wanted to keep it fun, not formal. We had a reception to get to after all, and Anatoli with Alexis made sure to get enough pictures there that it looked like we were there for hours. After we did the group pictures, we split up with the guys going one way and the girls going the other. This allowed me to get great pictures with my groomsmen also. As men we don’t have a lot of pictures of ourselves like that, and my buddies, and cousins, have been big fans now that they have seen them. Anatoli and Alexis turned an Irish pub, into a proper reception and for that we can’t thank him enough. Jaime was really worried about the pictures there, and he really came through. Not too mention he stayed well past the agreed upon time to ensure to capture every moment. While packing up his camera, I requested one last picture with my Aunt and Uncle (I had no idea what time it was, and he had just worked a 15 hour day), and he accepted. As a groom, I would recommend Anatoli and Alexis of Anatoli Photograffi ten fold to anyone that asks!!

Francie
  • Francie

  • Francie & Tim

What a fantastic pair (Anatoli and Alexis). Anatoli asked us to be ourselves, and through his talent and hard work, he created a huge and diverse album representing me and my husband on our most fantastic night. We looked hot in every shot! … Which is how I know he must work hard. 😉 I always love my friends’ wedding pictures, but Anatoli’s work just has some vitality, some novelty that I’ve seen lacking in a few of my friends’ wedding albums. In certain shots, he played with color, with angles and tones, in ways that brought life to a shot that might have appeared commonplace or boring if shot or processed in a traditional way. I just can’t say enough about how much I love the work he did for us. In terms of personality, Anatoli is so much fun to work with. He has great artistic vision, but he’s always open to the feedback and the preferences of his customer. I didn’t know Anatoli before my engagement, but now I consider him a friend, and it’s great to know someone with this kind of talent.

Kate
  • Kate

  • Kate & Sean

What more can I say, Anatoli Photograffi services are simply the best! My husband and I were looking for a mix of traditional and non-traditional photos to capture our very special wedding day, we received that and MUCH more. Anatoli and Lexi captured so many special moments of our wedding day and every time we look through them we are able to re-live the day.
They were professional and very fun to work with. Our wedding party had so much fun taking pictures with these fantastic photographers. One brides maid even wished she had used him after her wedding that had just occurred a month prior. We also loved that within a month of our wedding, we had proofs at our door step. It felt like forever waiting for these pictures, but I have had friends wait for well over 3 months for even proofs. I will continue to reccommend their services as it was nothing short of a class act! We had such a WONDERFUL experience and so many great photos to remember the day!

Shawna
  • Shawna

  • Shawna & Stephan

Working with Anatoli was a very positive experience. He is very professional and personable yet fun to work with. We had a big wedding party so it was hard to keep everyone together and he did a great job getting their attention. Out of everything that went wrong that day I didn’t have to worry about this department. he took amazing pictures and was very responsive to what I was looking for when it came  to making my wedding book. I would def recommend his services

Laura
  • Laura

  • Laura & Jason

I would recommend Anatoli to anyone. He has a great personality and fit in perfectly with everyone! At the wedding someone even had asked how long we had known Anatoli because everyone he was so sociable with the whole family. He was very professional and had a great knack to calm me even when no one else could. All of the requests that I had prior to the wedding were all fulfilled and I couldn’t be happier with my pictures!

Melissa
  • Melissa

  • Melissa & Matt

Anatoli exceeded all our expectiations for our wedding! Working with him was such a pleasure and we truly enjoyed having Anatoli be such a big part of our special day. He took the time to get to know us which led to a much more personal experience. He rose to the occasion for the traditional shots but what seperates Anatoli from the rest is his creativity and enthusiasm. We were so excited he was able to capture the “outside the box” shots we were looking for. We can’t wait for our anniversary shoot with Anatoli and HIGHLY recommend him to others. We couldn’t be more pleased!

Matt
  • Matt

  • Matt & Melissa

Anatoli is as advertised! Creative, spontaneous and professional. He took the time to listen to our vision then took it to a whole new level. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the photos and we have already hired him since for a non-wedding related shoot!

If Anatoli is available, book him and expect nothing but the best! One of the best decisions we made for our wedding.

 

Jessica
  • Jessica

  • Jessica & Tom

Anatoli and Alexis were FANTASTIC. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. From the engagement shoot to the wedding everything was perfect. They fit right in with our guests and captured every BEAUTIFUL moment of our day. We would recommend their services to everyone. Thanks guys!

Stewart
  • Stewart

  • Stewart & James

We were so happy to find Anatoli. We had a small wedding (about 30 guest) and found that we were too small for some photographers. Anatoli took our job and we are so happy he did. He came to our house to have a “pre-shoot” so that we could get to know him and he to know us better. I was amazed how he saw things in our yard that I never took notice of. I practice photography as a hobby and photograph the flowers in the garden. I was surprised at the shots that Anatoli took and how his creativity found so many interesting things that I just never saw. The wedding shoot was wonderful. I have had so many complements on the photos that Anatoli took. Everyone loved them. He as so active during the wedding, but never in the way. He was a complete professional and I would gladly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a photographer. He has an amazing eye and such a creative spirit. We love the photos!!

Sarah
  • Sarah

  • Sarah & Jeremy

Anatoli has a modern style and a personality that makes your engagement and wedding day photos so much fun. Even though we planned our wedding from a distance, Anatoli made it work smoothly. He met with us for an afternoon a few days before the wedding to do some practice shots at 3 locations and get to know us and our families. On our wedding day, he ensured that every shot we wanted was taken and had an assistant, Jussara. They were both wonderful to have by our side throughout the day; our guests enjoyed them as well. Within a day, about 10-20 select photos were on Facebook, which was so fun to see right away. We promptly (about 2 months) received all proofs (thousands) on a customized photo CD. He sent a copy, with my consent, to my parents so they could see them too. Anatoli was fun, spontaneous and easygoing yet planned and professional. He had a lot of energy and excellent artistic vision.

James
  • James

  • James & Amanda

To all the Grooms out there searching for a rockstar photographer: Look no further! Anatoli has amazing talent and the best artistic ability I have come across. My wife and I met with him for the initial consultation and immediately his personality and creativity put him above the rest. Don’t bother wasting time meeting with other photographers, because I promise Anatoli is the best that is out there and here is why: marriage and weddings are all about compromise and guys tend to think practical while the gals think emotional. Anatoli has the talent and skills to deliver and please both! He is affordable while delivering quality photography and services with the attention to detail that our blushing brides demand. That not enough to convince you yet? It has been 2 years since my wedding and I recently had a loved one pass away who attended my wedding and after contacting Anatoli he quickly found my pictures, added his artistic flare and printed some copies of my loved one as a courtesy to me as his customer. As a customer you can’t ask for a better product or service than he delivers. So to all the guys out there – check Anatoli Photograffi out – excellent quality, affordable pricing, and your wife will thank you guaranteed!

Tafiea
  • Tafiea

  • Tafiea & Jesse

Anatoli and his daughter were awesome. They made sure that I had all the shots that I wanted to have and even had their own creative twist on things as well. One thing that I was dreading is the photographers that are always in your face with the camera to the point where you can not enjoy your day but Anatoli was just the opposite. I did not even know that he was there. I love the fact that he captured some candid moments that I would have not otherwise captured without him! I would totally recommend as well as use him for other events in my life.

Lynn
  • Lynn

  • Lynn

We had the pleasure of having Anatoli and Alexis photograph our daughter’s wedding. With so much work in the process of planning her wedding, I didn’t want to miss a single moment of the actual day. Thanks to Anatoli and Alexis we have those special moments preserved. Although I tend to lean more towards the traditional side of things, I love the creative side of Anatoli and the fantastic candid shots he took, along with some of the more posed traditional shots.

Anatoli went far beyond our expectations of what a photographer would provide for us. They arrived at our house hours before the wedding and other than a break for dinner, I don’t believe they stopped the entire day capturing the anticipation, joy, emotion and fun of the day! And they did so with not only professionalism and enthusiasm but also added flexibility and fun into the entire process. The bridal party expressed to me how much they enjoyed working with him and how much fun they had. The day after the wedding we were delighted to see he had posted 20 or so photos on Facebook. We had numerous wonderful comments from friends and family and I quote from one, “Each one gets better than the next.” My daughter received a CD with the proofs shortly after the wedding while friends of hers married months prior to her were still waiting for theirs.

According to his website, Anatoli photographs “extraordinary people”. Anatoli is an extraordinary person, truly a master of photography.

Shawna
  • Shawna

  • Shawna & Paul

Anatoli did a phenominal job for our wedding! He was very professional and experienced and it shows in his photos. He went above and beyond for us when it came to planning, engagement shots and the day of photo’s. It’s just one less thing to stress about when you know your most important day is being documented so well. I’m so glad we chose him to do our wedding and I recommend him to anyone I talk to!

Casey
  • Casey

  • Casey & Laura

I am just like most grooms in every wedding I was just trying to maintain a balance of not spending a ton of money but also making the wifey happy on her big day. I looked at photos from three prior weddings of people I knew who used part time photographers or someone who was just trying to pick up a buck on the side BEWARE those people they used were terrible (heads cut off, exit signs between the married couple). Which brings me to why I chose Anatoli: first plain and simple look at his prior weddings the guy can shoot. He has a dam good eye for photography. Second once you have your first meeting with him you will understand exactly why I chose him, he takes care of you and really helps running the wedding behind the scenes its really nice to have someone take control for pictures but not too much that its over bearing. He is always willing to try new and different shots and locations. Any photographer that can get my groomsmen to set down there beers for a second and get some pictures is good by me. So if I was to need a professional photographer again it would be hands down Anatoli.

Victoria
  • Victoria

  • Victoria

As an amateur photographer/hobbyist, I have in time become the ‘family photographer’, a role I thoroughly enjoy and take seriously. When my brother set out to marry his wonderful bride, I would stand by their sides and therefore naturally, I wouldn’t be able to capture those special moments myself.

My brother and his wife carefully selected Anatoli Truskalo and the results were everything our families could have hoped for and more. Anatoli is an amazingly talented artist and an absolute treasure. He and his daughter Alexis never missed a beat. Their enthusiasm and sheer pleasure to be around was an added bonus.

They truly exceeded all of our expectations. Patience, a sense of humor, a strong work ethic and top-of-the-line equipment, is what Anatoli provides. This, in addition to his artistic talent, is a perfect combination. I wholeheartedly recommend Anatoli photograffi without reservations.

Jesse
  • Jesse

  • Jesse

Anatoli and Alexis epitomize “genius artistry”; his cool eccentric demeanor and her upbeat and delightful personality are the perfect combination. It’s evident they have a passion for their craft, demonstrating the rare ability to make love properly translate through photographs. Their imaginative shots caught every affectionate moment my wife and I shared. The end result is beautifully customized images and a wonderfully memorable experience. I absolutely recommend Anatoli Photograffi Studio!

Laura
  • Laura

  • Laura & Casey

Anatoli is (besides my husband) the best choice I made for my wedding. He has an eye that I just don’t even understand. His captures every emotion that you feel throughout the day and you don’t even realize it’s happening! My family and friends raved about him, as well. Anatoli is flexible, accommodating, and professional. He came to us by recommendation and I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend him to someone else.

Tim
  • Tim

  • Tim

Anatoli was recommended by my concierge service at work.

My wife and I meet with Anatoli and he was very professional and full of personality. After seeing his work my wife and I were very impressed with the photos he has taken. We decided that he was the photographer for us!

We set up our engagement photo shoot with Anatoli; we took shots all over the city of Syracuse. We started at our home, and then went to Onondaga Park and down to Armory Square where my wife and I first met. We also received a DVD of our photos and Anatoli also talked to us about hints on what we could do better. This photo shoot is a must to get used to the camera.

The wedding day! Anatoli followed my wife around most of the afternoon taking photos while she was getting her hair and makeup done. Anatoli linked up with my best man and I while we were hanging out pre-ceremony and caught us just hanging out and having a good time at the hotel. Anatoli and his daughter captured all of the special moments that occurred on our wedding day. They also blended into the crowd and go a lot of good candid shots of the party. Looking back at the photos you will be able to relive your special day all over again.

Post wedding day experiences:
1) Photos were processed timely and DVD was provided with all of our photos to view, and print out if desired.
2) Long lasting friendship
3) Anatoli recently opened up his shop downtown Armory Square
a. We always stop in to chat when we are downtown
b. We stopped by on our anniversary and had a bottle of champagne with him
4) Seeing your photos in the shop is an awesome experience
5) We highly recommend our friends to Anatoli for anyone that we know is getting married due to our exceptional experience
6) Anatoli also keeps a copy of the engagement and wedding photos in his filing system and if you were to lose your disc you will always be able to get your spe

James
  • James

  • James & Stewart

When we started planning the wedding, I wasn’t sure we needed a photographer. These days with cell phone cameras and point and shoots, I thought we could get by without a photographer. My future husband (who himself dabbles in photography) stated we needed to have a professional photographer to capture the perfect moments. I must admit, he was right!! Anatoli was a true professional and we are so very happy with the results. The photographs are wonderful and everyone raves about them. It was well worth the price, and the price was very reasonable. We have ordered some prints and they are beautiful. You should have a professional photographer and you should hire Anatoli. A true professional and an artist. Thank you Anatoli for capturing our special moment.

Jaclyn
  • Jaclyn

  • Jaclyn & Dave

Anatoli photograffi captured our wedding day perfectly! Anatoli is fun, easy going and very talented in his work. Anatoli’s creativity, edge and openness to ideas sets him apart from the rest! We enjoyed doing business with him and highly recommend him.

Krista
  • Krista

  • Krista & Shawn

I would recommend Anatoli’s services to any bride looking for a photographer. He’s amazing at his job! My husband and I were extremely pleased with our hundreds of photos from our wedding. Hiring a great photographer was a priority for our wedding because that’s how we will remember our special day in the future. We preferred having candid photos more-so than posed and that’s Anatoli’s specialty. We ended up with hundreds of pictures that told the story of the night exactly how it played out, not just forced smiles for the camera. Anatoli exceeded our expectations. On top of taking photos, he also walked around with a GoPro camera and captured the whole wedding on video. We didn’t hire a videographer so this was a fantastic surprise! Anatoli was also very responsive to all of my emails. Planning a wedding is stressful, so I couldn’t be more grateful for his quick response and flexibility when it came to our wedding plans.

Carlo
  • Carlo

  • Carlo & Jeanette

Finding the right photographer for us was the hardest thing about planning our wedding. We spoke to quite a few, reviewed their work and on and on. From one to the next, we saw nothing but stock wedding photos that might help sell wallets at JC Penny, but none of them captured the energy of a wedding day. Then fortune brought us Anatoli Truskalo. We met him at the Oncenter for one of their regular wedding expos. We had been enjoying conversation with him for a few minutes, when my then fiancée’s name crackled over the loudspeaker. She won the raffle. Earlier, she made me fill out the card for her, because she holds on to this weird idea that I have this cosmic luck. Anyway, the grand prize was a large basket of exotic lotions, oompa loompas, and a free engagement shoot with… Anatoli!

Perfect, if that’s not an omen, I don’t know what is. We immediately connected with him; you couldn’t miss the level of creativity and expertise in his work, unmatched by any of the other photographers. From one wedding to the next, you could immediately see each shoot was unique. He captures the flavor and story of each couple.

For our shoot, I asked him to do the impossible: I wanted everyone in attendance at our wedding in one photograph. My grandparents have a picture of their wedding day, standing in front of a small bombed out church in Sicily surrounded by everyone in town: family, friends, the local baker, everyone. A classic picture if there ever was one. That’s what I wanted and Anatoli made it happen. He has the energy and determination of a combat photographer; he captured every special and silly moment he could find. As an added bonus, he helped make my wife a little less worried about the world that day… kudos to Anatoli!

In addition to being a consummate professional, he’s a great guy. Two years and half years later, my wife and I still stop over to visit him at his gallery in Armory Square for cannoli and coffee.

Heidi
  • Heidi

  • Heidi

Anatoli’s photos are stunning – he’s seriously no joke!! My husband and I hired him for our wedding and he captures every moment perfectly. We love him so much we consider him family now. 🙂

Christina
  • Christina

  • Christina

Anatoli made our wedding a wonderful experience. Leading up to the day, we had the opportunity to spend time with him and even do a practice session. The pictures came out beautifully and we were able to use them to add extra touches to the actual wedding day. He is full of ideas but also allows you to put your creative touch into the pictures. I was so pleased with his services that I have attended bridal shows with  Anatoli, acting as a live testimonial to the soon to be brides coming through. I run a banquet facility and recommend Anatoli to all of the couples that come through. You will love working with him!

Brenna
  • Brenna

  • Brenna & Jerry

I received a post card in the mail (from Anatoli Photograffi) and friends of ours wedding picture was on it! We went to their house a few weeks later and brought the post card. We learned all about their photographer and they showed us the beautiful book he put together for them and knew we wanted to meet him! Our only concern was he was going to be out of our price range. I contacted him the next day, set up an appointment, he showed us his work and pricing. We were sold! He offers different packages and there is something for everyone’s budget, and his work is breathtaking! He doesn’t take typical posed shots (unless you want him to) and he captures every moment your day. He loves what he does and it shows! He is very personable and easy to talk to, he is flexible as to when you want to meet, how long and where you need him on the wedding day, and exactly what pictures you want taken of your day. We can’t say enough good things about Anatoli. Anatoli did an excellent job for our wedding!

Jean Marie
  • Jean Marie

  • Jean Marie

Even though our daughter is Anatoli’s “poster bride” for 2012 , I am giving an honest review! That’s her picture with the bouquet. Our daughter & her fiance lived far away from their hometown wedding location. I helped check out local vendors and met many photographers at  bridal shows including Anatoli. After several other appointments, I found the quality to be excellent but the pricing was high and the packages inflexible. Anatoli’s flexibility in packages and reassurance that he could meet with them for a photo shoot the week before the wedding was a welcome relief. The pricing was very reasonable for such high quality, creative photos and included an assistant photographer.
After meeting Anatoli, it felt like we were hiring a good friend. He interacted with the wedding party & guests in a very professional yet relaxed & fun manner. With energetic, athletic movements, he took wonderful photos while hanging onto a vintage Franklin automobile in motion. Many photos captured the heart and personality of the wedding party, family members & guests. All aspects of the special day were covered with their multiple cameras.
He posted some great photos on his website within 2 days of the wedding and delivered the proof DVD in a very reasonable time (about 2 months). We knew immediately that we would be reviewing many good pictures – it is easy to fill the pages of the wedding book ! Follow-up questions have been handled promptly and completely via email, phone calls and even with personal visits.
We could not have asked for a better interaction with a wedding photographer than Anatoli and his assistant Jussaro!

Tino
  • Tino

  • Tino

I don’t usually leave feedback like this, but Anatoli impressed me so much I had to tell everyone. He is an amazing artist that can “picture” the perfect shot!! More importantly he treated my wife and I like family. When it comes to your wedding the last thing you need is to stress about one of your vendors. With Anatoli Photograffi, we knew we were being taken care of, because thats exactly how he made us feel. We love our pictures and we loved how he made sure to get everyone of our guests in at least one picture!! Thanks Anatoli and Alexis for being there on our special day!!

Melissa
  • Melissa

  • Melissa & Tom

Anatoli exceeded our expectations for our wedding photographer. He was so personable from the first meetings, to our pre-wedding casual shoot, and of course on our wedding day. He really made us comfortable and got to know us, which made the wedding day photos really special. Our family was commenting on how fun he was posing everyone, and he really made a positive impression. He is clearly very artistic and creative, which makes the pictures even more unique, while still capturing plenty of traditional photos. Overall, we would definitely recommend Anatoli photograffi to future brides. It was one of the easy decisions to make for my wedding, we really trusted he would capture the spirit of our special day.

Leah
  • Leah

  • Leah & Marc

Working with Anatoli and his extremely caring and creative crew was wonderful! I had so much fun with my photographers, the lovely Jussara  and Corina. Everyone raved about them!! The wedding photos captured the artistic flare I was looking for and much more! Highly recommend!!  Working with Anatoli and his extremely caring and creative crew was wonderful! I had so much fun with my photographers, the lovely Jussara  and Corina. Everyone raved about them!! The wedding photos captured the artistic flare I was looking for and much more! Highly recommend, highly.

Brandy
  • Brandy

  • Brandy & Tim

Anatoli and Alexis were outstanding for our wedding! My husband and I were married at Mirbeau Inn and Spa in Skaneateles on October 5, 2013. To say that Anatoli made our day stress free is an understatement! From the first time we met with Anatoil I knew we had found a perfect match for us. He was always prompt to return phone calls or emails, we had wonderful time at our engagement photo shoot and the pictures were beautiful! On our wedding day Anatoli and Lexi were there and promptly taking pictures even though I was not, I left my room key so he could get pictures of my shoes, dress and rings. When I returned from getting my hair done we started in on all the photos. He is very professional and I could not recommend a better individual to become your photographer!! Wedding photos are your memories for years to come, Anatoli was the perfect choice and we have beautiful photos to prove it!!