Hi, my name is Nick Pastinica. Friends call me by my middle name - Ciprian. I shoot photographs.

Do not record, create
When it comes to photography, my guiding principle is: "Do not record, create". I am not simply striving to record weddings. My clients hire me to create images that match their memories and their feelings of the day. The creative process starts with a lot of forethought and preparation, and continues through tireless pursuit of the best moments, enhanced through lighting and composition.

A Craftsman's Approach
Your special event cannot be repeated, so everything must go right. That is why preparation and planning is paramount - from agreeing upon a 'must have' shot list, to using redundant equipment, to scouting the wedding location ahead of time, to employing one or more assistants when covering the event.

The photographer's work does not stop with the last dance. The images taken must be culled, corrected and stored. All the proofs (unedited shots) are available to you in a private online gallery for final image selection. After selection, additional processing on the images occurs to further enhance image quality. Ciprian routinely spends 40 or more hours of work per wedding event, and that is before starting work on the album.

Weddings by Ciprian offers a full range of photography services for events in the Metropolitan DC area, Maryland (including Baltimore and Annapolis) and Northern Virginia. Services include engagement and bridal session coverage, wedding packages, creative portraits, albums and specialty prints.

Wedding coverage starts from $1500 for 6 hours of coverage with print rights to all the images produced. Hourly rates are available as well for smaller weddings. More details are available on our pricing page.

Use the Contact tab to request a no obligation consultation during which we can discuss your wedding plans. To better serve you, include details about your event, such as the event date, location, size of your wedding party and an approximate number of guests.