Meet a Wedding Photographer in Saint Joseph, MI: Nicole Bates Photography (1)

Today’s wedding photographer interview is with Nicole of Nicole Bates Photography, based in Saint Joseph, Michigan. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am a less than a month away from twenty five and from a small town in Southwest Michigan.  I love the beach, breakfast, and my german shepard. When I am not taking portraits, I am teaching yoga to my lovely little community in Saint Joseph, Michigan. Photography has been an interest of mine for as long as I can remember, and that interest has really began to feel like a career for me. Over the last few years, the people in front of my camera became clients and not just models. My ideas now become reality through my camera lens and within that my photographs show my true style and artistic vision. I truly feel like my company is becoming something more and that I have so very much room to grow.

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Today’s photographer interview is with Joanna Carina of Carina Photographics, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I grew up with a strong love of photography, minored in it in college, and practiced it as a hobby for years. My first big job was as a graphic designer and I would art direct commercial shoots. Then 5 years ago I changed careers and opened my own portrait and wedding photography business. I absolutely love it.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Melissa Mercado Photography (3)

Today’s photographer interview is with Melissa of Melissa Mercado Photography, based in the stunning Mayan Riviera! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company:

After a little more than 7 years I graduated college never believing that I’d make a living out of taking pictures. I always figured I’d be great at helping others realize their dreams and connecting with their clients would be awesome for me. Having supported myself through school in various customer service jobs, I loved people and my hobby of capturing my friends fulfilled my desires to shoot.  But the life happened and I went to a party and made one connection, then I went to a wedding and made another, and through a series of seemingly random events I realized I was pretty good about giving the universe directions and giving it the space to figure out the how.  After nearly 4 years of running a wildly successful destination wedding studio I earnestly missed shooting and got the itch to just go. So nearly 4 years ago I jumped feet first into a seemingly empty swimming pool and found just enough water to not drown. I’ve worked hard, played harder and laughed so many brides away from the brink of tears that I couldn’t imagine not having made a living freezing memories. My dog is my balance, my work is my passion and I live in paradise. Life’s alright.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Eugene, OR: Joshua Rainey Photography (2)

Today’s photographer interview is with Joshua of Joshua Rainey Photography,based in Eugene, Oregon! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

We are a husband and wife team of wedding photographers from Eugene Oregon.  We try to approach weddings a bit different than other photographers and we want to keep things unique, interesting and fun!  Our goal is always to provide our clients with beautiful images that tell a story.  I (Josh) handle most of our process, freeing Rachel up to be creative with a camera on wedding days and creative raising our three young kids the rest of the time.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Los Angeles, CA: Victoria Johansson Photography (8)

Today’s photographer interview is with Victoria of Victoria Johansson Photography, based in Southern California

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Oh where to start! Hmmm… my name is Victoria, and I am a wife, in love with our two beautiful pups, and almost always on the road to somewhere. Photography has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember, and the main reason for that, is that I love telling stories. An image can convey so many things, and as I often struggle to put words to emotions, I let my images do the talking. My philosophy is based on the principle of being authentic, timeless and emotive, and I try to make sure that every image I create conveys those qualities.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Silverthorne, CO: IN Photography (4)

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Today’s wedding photographer interview is with Michele, of IN Photography, based in Silverthorne, Colorado. Enjoy!:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company:

Hi there, I’m Michele! In 2004 I confessed to my college roommate that I’d fall in love with him.  One month later we graduated with our photography degrees and one week following that we started this business together.  12 years later we’re still crazy in love and believe documenting a couple’s first day of marriage is the best job ever.  We live in the Colorado Rockies and specialize in mountain weddings throughout this incredible state.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Newport Beach, CA: Moose Studio (8)

Today’s photographer interview is with Michaela and Josh of Moose Studios, based in Southern California! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Hi Friends! We are California and Destination Wedding Photographers Josh and Michaela – high school sweethearts and best friends. We are based in Newport Beach, California but are constantly traveling for weddings and random adventures! When we aren’t traveling, we are either restoring our 1976 Vintage Airstream, or at home relaxing with our adorable cat Luna and catching up on Netflix.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in San Francisco, CA: 43rd Ave. Photography (3)

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Today’s photographer interview is with Nicole Cross of 43rd. Ave. Photography, based in San Francisco, California! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Nicole Cross and I’m the owner and lead photographer of 43rd Ave. Photography in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in documentary wedding and family photography.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in New York, NY: La V Image (3)

Meet a Wedding Photographer in New York, NY: La V Image (3)

Today’s photographer interview is with Vera Varley, owner of La V image, based in New York, NY! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

A blend of photojournalism, fashion and fine art. I aim to take photos that capture the essence of the couple and what makes them special, and not let anything feel unnatural or posed.

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Curepipe, Mauritius: Fotoshoot Productions (10)

Today’s wedding photographer interview is with Jean Jacques Fabien of Fotoshoot Productions Co Ltd, based in beautiful Curepipe, Mauritius! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I have been into photography since 1994. I started with the usual family pictures, landscape and small events. Meanwhile, I rubbed shoulders with confirmed and professional local photographers. In 2001, I purchased my first digital camera and spent a lot of time shooting products and food but still as a passionate enthusiast amateur photographer. In 2005, things went a stage above when I purchased my first DSLR and committed myself into Art photography. I shot a lot of scenic as well as abstract and did some local expositions. It was in 2009 that I started shooting Weddings. It began with close friends, friends, then friends of friends and spread around. I created my company, Fotoshoot Productions in 2011 while things were getting more serious. I also started at that period to shoot for hotels mainly lifestyle and products (rooms, inside and outside hotels for marketing, setups and products hotels wanted to promote) but also some events and concerts. I developed a personal style using creative framing and angles and attracted attention in my Wedding pictures. I absolutely wanted to be different to other local photographers who would offer traditional Wedding shooting style. The success came little by little from that time and continues to grow every year.

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