Hello! I’m Nina. I’m a couple and wedding photographer in love with lovers’ energy, details and flowy dresses. My approach is unobtrusive, my style honest. I always look for a hidden smile and a spontaneous touch. I am shy and quiet, have a somewhat dark sense of humour (special thanks go to older brother) and have a hereditary forehead line which makes me look perpetually pissed. I am a firm believer after lunch coffee is the most important meal of the day.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
Waking up on the morning of my first wedding as a photographer, I had no idea it would change my life. I would fall in love. Not with a person, not with an event or a place, but with energy. Ever since that first job as a wedding photographer, it's the energy that drives me. Something magical happens when two people bind themselves to each other; a palpable sensation of love fills the air. It's the tears of joy, the hugs and kisses, the loving glance, the soft touch... It's the energy. It happens every time. Once felt, I knew there was no way back. And I wouldn't want it any other way. I get wedding jitters before every wedding and there still hasn't been a wedding without me shedding a shy tear behind my camera.
Tell us about one of your best experiences at work?
One of the best experience I've ever had was when a couple who hired me for their couple's session and then wedding became my friends. It is something you hear about at wedding photography workshops and conferences but never fully understand how special it truly is until it happen.
What equipment do you use?
I use Nikon system, with 35 mm lens rarely even leaving my camera.
Sigma 35 1.4
Sigma 50 1.4
Nikkor 28 1.4
Nikkor 85 1.8
What's your favorite part of the wedding day? Why?
This is an ever changing answer for me. I love the intimacy of getting ready and I absolutely adore a proper good party. But, in 2021 I found a special love for post group photos. Those few seconds after the whole wedding party starts moving, each in their own zone, still partly in formation but not really, kind of chaos in order or order in chaos feeling.
Any advice for Brides and Grooms?
Plan the wedding you want, not the wedding your family wants. When it comes to photographer, ask as many question as you can think of! We will know how to make the best of your day when it comes to photos without making the whole day about photos.
Any personal advice for fellow Photographers & Videographers?
Never answer to client complaints angry.
What were your early influences? Any photographers you looked up to or you still look up to today?
When I was starting out I had many, Marko Marinkovic, Petar Jurica, Nina Anic to name a few. Nowadays, I am mostly influenced and inspired by my photo friends and small business owner friends from their perspective fields. Over the years, it shifted from admiring photos and locations to all other aspects of business and life in general.
How do you prepare yourself before a wedding?
Check everything about 10 times, panic, forget to pack a water bottle, wake up in the middle of the night wondering if I charged my batteries and emptied my cards.
How long have you been a photographer?
2022 is my 4th year in the business as a business owner. On and off, I've been in photography for over 10 years.
Can you describe your style of your photography?
I look for emotions and moments, do as little posing as possible and let you experience your day unobtrusively. I would say it leans towards a documentary style, trying do document the day as it is. I don't mind a screaming child, messy rooms or gloomy wedding days.
Where do you find ideas for your work?
All around, I am inspired by most random stuff as well as art and other photographers' work. Mostly, I am inspired my the couple and try to make the experience authentic for them.
What’s the most memorable wedding you’ve shot?
I couldn't pick one.
What advice can you give to new wedding photographers about their pricing structures?
Keep it simple, less options, odd numbers, and, run it with someone you trust before deciding on it and ask them if it makes sense.
Within the wedding industry, who else captivates and interests you?
Videographers as a strong video is just mesmerizing. And wedding planners and coordinators because I would love to have that level of organizational skills.
Where do you see wedding photography heading in the next few years?
I see it simplifying. Less highlight on locations, wedding dress designers and similar instagramable aspects. Turning inward to cater the clients and delivering more timeless mantelpiece images than "Instagram worthy" ones.
Other than photography, what are your other passions or hobbies?
Cooking, nagging my dog and cats.