In 1991, Aurel Virlan became a member of the AAFR (Art Photographers Association of Romania). He worked for 4 years as senior photographer for Agerpres (The National Press Agency) and is qualified as a fashion and advertising photographer. Aurel graduated from the College of Image and Film (UNATC-Bucharest) and two other schools of photography (two years each).
Aurel has had many photo exhibitions, including one entry in the "Photography Yearbook 1993"-London, and he participated in the "54th International Photographic Salon of Japan." His "Wedding Art Photography" photo exhibition is the first Romanian wedding and Trash the dress photographic exhibition. As a result of many years of work and experiments, he reached a unique style as a wedding photojournalist, through which he beautifully captures the ephemeral emotions of the wedding day.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Aurel. The following awards have been earned by Aurel from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
The following letters are from the clients of Aurel Virlan. Click an image to view a larger version.
Mihaela and Ionut
Married 4 years ago
We had our wonderful wedding on September 8th 2012 in the lovely city of Bucharest, where we enjoyed a fantastic sunny weather and we were very lucky to catch the natural light in several photos. We very much wanted our event to be captured closely and naturally, without the need for additional tricks in photo editing. The person who we were confident could help us with his professionalism, passion and talent was Aurel Virlan, due to his honest, discreet but present style. We knew he would deliver us clean, personal and lively photos and he did. Thank you, Aurel, for being with us, you've photographed the most beautiful moments in our life. We cannot wait to continue the story, of course with Aurel too, as a photographer and friend.
Tina and Catalin
Married 8 years ago
I had a dream wedding, and everything contributed to this, from the preparations to the cake cutting, from the small details to the important ones. Without any doubt, I keep the most beautiful memories in my heart, but also in our wonderful wedding photographs taken by the great man and artist photographer, Aurel Virlan. As I am passionate about photography, I was very demanding with this aspect of my wedding and I carefully chose our photographer. Aurel proved to be a very skillful photojournalist, who knows how to tell the genuine story of a wedding in images, like no other... with passion, skill and humor. I was really inspired to trust this talented photographer who also became my friend. A couple of months after the wedding, at beginning of the winter, I asked him to arrange a “Trash the Dress” photo session, at a stud farm, somewhere in the mountains. We shot during the first snow! Again, I was rewarded with photographs that I couldn’t imagine before the photo session. AAFR (Artist Photographers' Association of Romania) has recently organized the “Photographer of the Year” contest and one of the categories was “Wedding Photography”. I was proud that Aurel was awarded the First Place at this category for one of the photographs taken at my wedding! He is for sure the photographer I would recommend to everybody who would ask for my advice, knowing that his work can make a better stand than my words could ever do!
Wedding Photography Packages
All of my packages listed below have level signature, online proofing gallery and hi-resolution digital files delivered on DVDs.
I shoot photographs keeping my eyes on the people around me, ready to capture any kind of photographic expression, from tears to laugh or scene setters.
Aurel Virlan’s photos DO tell the story of people in them!
$1400 - Full Wedding Package
I offer more than 1500 photographs with Aurel Virlan level signature on customized DVD (plus one extra copy of it).
- preparation of bride and groom;
- civil ceremony;
- religious ceremony;
- a dedicated professional photo-session with bride and groom;
- reception, candid portraits and natural moments on the wedding.
$1650 - Full Wedding package plus Digital Album
This package are coverage entire wedding day (as *Full Wedding Package*), plus one 12" x 12" format / 40 - pages Album.
The Album will be printed on Kodak Endura Photo Paper.
I will tell the story of new couple in more than 100 pictures.
$250 - Trash the dress
This will be a very special photo-session with bride and groom, a few days or weeks after the wedding day.
In this photo-session both bride and groom can be spontaneous, natural, freed from the stress of the wedding day.
They can sit on stairs or sand, jump in water, or otherwise let their imagination free.
After this 2-4 hours photo session, I will provide the couple with more than 100 outstanding photographs.
The price of 250 $ is a special offer for the couples whose wedding photojournalist I was.
For all the other clients, the Trash the Dress photo-session price is 350 $ (it is necessary a few more pictures and extra-time for accommodation with).
CEREMONY + PARTY
You can add a digital photo album in professional photo paper (HD, silk or metal); a fine art album in giclee print; a traditional design album with photos sticked, printed in Fine Art inkjet. My suppliers can provide a wide range of hi quality paper,our preferred photo paper is the Hannemuehle Photorag. The photo album offers starts from $ 800,00 (in addition to a base service). Please contact me for further information.