Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Sofia Wedding and Elopement Day Photography by Ivelina Cholakova, of Bulgaria
Photo by: 
Winter Nana
1350+ (EUR)

Ivelina Cholakova

Wedding Photojournalist
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My name is Ivelina and I can say photography is my passion! For nine years now I am a freelance photographer. Each and every one of these 9 years I continued upgrading - I would participate in a masterclass of some of my favourite photographers, simply for inspiration and to improve.
In 2017 I realized an independent exhibition with 36 female portraits. But I also have separate participation in other exhibitions.
Memories engage our emotions! Things we lived through, our background, is what remains in our hearts. But our memory is fragile and it is photography that makes the blurred memories bright. It makes it possible for us to remember those moments that make our life unique. Personally, for me, photography is both love and art, combined in one. The ability to see the good in every person and situation and show it in the best way possible.
I experience moments in every wedding as a unique and such a special day, because I realize this is going to be the only time that all these people come together at this place, at the same time, looking for the relations between them, all those strong and deep emotions, smiling faces, the love and tears of happiness.
And I love being there to capture it all!

13 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

1 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits

7 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists

2 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles

The WPJA proudly recognizes Ivelina Cholakova as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.