"I am a fan of Joy, I am a fan of Smile, I'm a fan of Happy, I'm a fan of Love. I always have been."

Ivan Apfel

- Kevin Hart

If I had to pick a Personal Motto, this would be it:

Becoming one of South Florida's top Corporate Event and Headshot photographers, Ivan started Apfel Photography as a wedding and portrait photography studio in 1997. Ana joined the team in 2004, and Apfel Photography officially became a family affair.

While we still capture select weddings and private portraiture, Apfel Photography has become better known for our corporate and commercial photography services. From conventions and trade shows to marketing and headshots, our clients have found a trusted partner for all their photography needs.

While Ivan is the right side of Apfel Photography's brain, Ana is its left side, making them the perfect team. 

Ivan is the creative force behind Apfel Photography. First picking up the camera at 15, he studied photography through high school and continued his studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. After college, Ivan started his professional career as a criminal forensic imaging specialist for the government. After a few years, he left public life and created Apfel Photography.

Ana is the organizational force behind Apfel Photography. While occasionally assisting on shoots and events, Ana runs things behind the scenes. With her background in logistics, she is the one making sure all shoot schedules, post-processing timelines, contracts, and other details are met.

Kind Words from Our Amazing Clients

Stefanie Ramirez, Senior Director of Events - NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

“Ivan Apfel is by far one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. I have worked in the entertainment business since 2003 and we have been working with Ivan since 2015. I hold Ivan as one of the top photographers I have ever worked with. On a corporate level, Ivan is professional, one step ahead of the game, always around but never in the way, his angles and shots are above all the rest I’ve seen, and he’s a wonderful person who makes it easy and comfortable to work with.”

Morgan Schaaf, Communications Manager - Topgolf

“Working with Ivan has been great! The photo quality is amazing and he is always very professional. I highly recommend his services!”

Ashley Davidson, Senior Director, Media & Industry Relations, Fish Consulting

“Event planning has countless moving pieces and Ivan is one of those pieces I never have to worry about. He’s the best photographer I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He has the ability to take limited direction and run with it to create stunning photos that capture the moments perfectly. He captures even the smallest, yet very important, details – things I never had time to stop and observe during a busy grand opening of a restaurant. And somehow he manages to do it all within the natural flow of the event, without interrupting a thing. I barely notice he’s there! That takes immense talent and professionalism.”

Jennifer Million, Senior Communications Director - United Way Miami

“Extremely professional with excellent customer service. Always delivers in a timely and successful manor. Thank you!”

Marie-Laure Andrade, Director - Christian Dior

“The pictures are amazing! Ivan did a great job and he was actually quick to edit them. Thank you!”


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