Hello, my name is John Viana (Joao Viana), I am Brazilian, I’m 24 years old and I am currently living in Boston, Massachusetts. I have always been passionate about the world of art, and my filming interest was awoken during my first trip to the USA. From then on, I started creating my own content and gaining experience all these years until I got to where I am today. I strongly believe in my future, I have conviction that everything will work out, as I have worked hard to ensure this.

How did you get into the wedding industry?

My first experience with weddings started in a studio in the city I live in, in 2016. It was where I learned everything, from mannerisms to equipment, until I was responsible for the events we covered. When I decided to work for myself, I had the help of a great friend and photographer Al Zmieski (@alzmieski), who referred me to my first official wedding for BigHouse Films.

Tell us about one of your best experiences at work?

I think that the best experience was the first wedding I filmed. I had absolute certainty of what I was doing, I had all the experience to be there, but still I felt anxious, because weddings are a very serious event with a huge responsibility. It was nothing luxurious, a simple ceremony and reception, but I was able to turn all the situations into something beautiful. The happiness in seeing a couple adore my work is what gives me strength to continue.

What equipment do you use?

Sony A7III
24mm 1.4
50mm 1.8
18-105mm F/4
16mm 2.8
Tascam DR-10L
RODE Shotgun
Zoom H4N

What's your favorite part of the wedding day? Why?

My favorite part in a wedding is the first hours of filming, where I have the first contact with the couple and am able to bring them the confidence that everything is under control. They are my clients, but I like to create a friendship and create a bond where they don’t need to worry about the filming process and enjoy their day. After that, I really like First Looks and the brides entrance during the ceremony. To me, this is the purest moments where all the emotions run free and you can capture the best images.

Any advice for Brides and Grooms?

We all know how expensive a wedding can be, but never choose a video or photo professional by price, but by the quality of their service. They will be responsible for eternally capturing the happiest day of your lives! You don’t want to look to look at your pictures with distaste for the rest of your life, do you?

Any personal advice for fellow Photographers & Videographers?

Getting out of bed in the morning and running after what you’ve always dreamed of.
Nothing falls out of the sky, nothing happens suddenly.
The world is for those who work hard and run after progress, no one gets to the top without sacrifice.