More than five years of filming.
More than 150 events.
Wedding movies without standard templates.
If all people are different, why should films be like a carbon copy?
Expanding the framework of common stereotypes about wedding cinema we realize the creative potential and make our couples happy by showing them a mosaic of various details which makes their family special.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
Wedding industry is not a job, it’s a vocation for me and I’m convinced that it’s the only way to create something special, not just make your living. My wife was a wedding films editor and colorist before I got into this industry. At that time there were no videographers in our areа who pursued the concept of creating quality product, they were simply making easy money and didn’t have any creative ambitions. So I decided to get into profession having strong technical and intellectual approach to it. Together we worked out the order of interaction on the set and created our own concept of making wedding films.
Tell us about one of your best experiences at work?
Each and every wedding is a good challenge because it gives an opportunity to show what you can do despite of such factors as location, budget and so on. Of course, it’s easier to provide good picture at a luxurious event but, judging from our experience, it doesn’t guarantee something creative. On the whole, for me post processing of video material is more exciting, it makes my imagination produce new ideas and collect frames of the future film, like beads on a string, making a sparkling necklace, giving our clients the opportunity to see what they expected from me. I hope that those best experiences of mine are yet to come.
What equipment do you use?
Sony A7S2, Canon 5DM3
What's your favorite part of the wedding day? Why?
I appreciate the whole wedding day, all stages create a story
Any advice for Brides and Grooms?
My advise would seem pragmatic but let your hopes and expectations meet your budget. Considering the total for your Wedding day stop for a moment and think over what for do you order this or that if not for being photographed or filmed. In most cases you organize everything for a picture perfect so be sure that people responsible for taking that perfect moments are professionals and they have personal aproach it.
Any personal advice for fellow Photographers & Videographers?
Respect is a cornerstone in our industry. Not being indifferent is one of those absolute truths which make everything work. Let us all be creative but not arrogant.
What were your early influences? Any photographers you looked up to or you still look up to today?
Annie Leibovitz, Jerry Ghionis, Igor Bulgak
How do you prepare yourself before a wedding?
Sleep well worry less
How long have you been a photographer?
Can you describe your style of your photography?
no fake imotions, personality through difference
Where do you find ideas for your work?
true ideas come in the process, some pictures occure beforehand but mostly it's the definite moment, emotion and energy which result and stay still in the picture
What’s the most memorable wedding you’ve shot?
haven't shot it yet)
How has IGHA helped and supported your business?
I hope that my clients love the idea that the photographer who is responsible for their memories is a professional. Our couples whose photos won some contests were amazed by that fact
What advice can you give to new wedding photographers about their pricing structures?
It's difficult to advise something, each country is very specific, miminal price do not corelate anyhow in my country and EU for example. Some people are ready to work a couple of hours and pricing in their region allows them to be ok with money, I'm personally not interested in orders less than 10 hours. It's all too spesific and regional. The only thing about the price is that it should be reasonable.
Within the wedding industry, who else captivates and interests you?
Mentioned above. As far as our family provides photo and video I also give much time to wedding videography and it seams that it also influences my "eyes" a lot.
Where do you see wedding photography heading in the next few years?
Our clients are too much temlated. It's very difficult to sugest something which is beyond their illusion of a perfect big day. But still some people give me freedom to create something individual for them. I guess in many cases situation is the same. Most couples would choose standard approach, not many people would choose individual approach. I beleive that every bride wants to look gorgeous and that is the cornerstone of what we do. No matte where it all would take place, pandemic world or not, lots of guests or eleopment - bride must be gorgeous at all times.
Other than photography, what are your other passions or hobbies?