Born in Russia, Emin moved to New York City in 2001. Currently, he lives in The Bronx. A self-taught photographer, Emin credits WPJA and the WPJA photographers for inspiring him to become a wedding photographer. He says, “WPJA helped me to create a vision and grow as a photographer. When I photograph a wedding, I am motivated to do it better, to be more creative.”

Emin, the only person to ever simultaneously win Photographer of the Year for both WPJA and AG|WPJA, is clearly a competitive force.

How did you get into the wedding industry?

I was a graphic designer

What equipment do you use?

Sony A9 + sONY GM lenses

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

Getting ready (i have more time to think)

Favorite Book

V.Pelevin (Generation P)

Favorite Quote

Socrates Quotes. The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.

Any advice for Brides and Grooms?

look at least two weddings (at least 100 images) from your future wedding photographer

Any personal advice for fellow Photographers & Videographers?

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life