FAQ's

FAQ's

Where are you based?

I make my home in Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, but I would love to come to photograph wherever you are around the world. A travel fee to make this possible may apply.

Do you have a studio?

Yes, I do have a studio which can be used to take your photographs, but if you feel more comfortable we can photograph outdoors or in the privacy of your own home.

How long do sessions last?

Each session is unique. I work hard to establish a playful relationship with the people I photograph and get to know each couple and family individually at our session. Most single sessions last about 45-60 minutes, but each session varies according to the vision we collaborate to create.

Newborn sessions can last up to two hours as I allow time for both individual portraits of your sweet bundle as well as a family lifestyle portion. I advise that session to be done the first or second week after birth.

How many images will I receive?

Most clients receive about 30-50 edited images from their session although sometimes there may be a few more or less depending on the circumstances.

When will I get my images?

Portrait session turnaround is about 2 weeks. Wedding images are ready in about 4-6 weeks. Events also take about 2 weeks but can be shorter.

Do you offer mini-sessions?

Typically, no. I find it takes children and adults some time to loosen up and for us to get to know each other and most beautifully tell your story. Full sessions tend to do this best.

How much do you charge?

All portrait (newborn, outdoor, senior, engagement, etc.) sessions are 250 leva, and include the edited images available for a digital download and optional product ordering. Extended family sessions and/or traveling may incur additional fees.

Wedding packages start at 1200 leva.

Birth photography packages start at $450 leva.

Event coverage starts at 250 leva.

What should I wear?

Choose mostly solid colors. Choose neutral and subtle colors. Colors that are diagonally on the opposite side of a 'color wheel' are complementary colors and they can go well together. You can also try different tonal ranges of the same shade. Try to limit to 3 colors for all in group shots.

When should I book?

If you have a wedding I advise you to call me at least 6 months before the date. I do no to more than 15 weddings per year and where they are filed is done.

If you have an event that is important to you let me know at least one month in advance.

If you need a portrait you can have it at any time but not the next two or three days

If you are pregnant and hoping to book your newborn session with me, no time is too early! I love keeping up with you throughout the nine months and countdown with you at the end.

Don’t leave important events at the last time, sometimes I am really busy. Generally, my schedule typically fills up about two months in advance but I try to leave a few appointments open for last minute bookings. Please contact me for booking details.

How can I contact you?

Feel free to call me at +359.89.990.7399 or message me through whatsapp and Facebook at /astaikov, or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I make every attempt to respond to inquiries within 48 hours.

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