Today’s photographer interview is with Ainars Mazjanis of Mazjanis Photography, based in Rīga, Latvia! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company

My name is Ainars Mazjanis and I am wedding and portrait photographer based in Europe, available worldwide. Telling stories of two people in love and showing them both in a beautiful way how they already are.

Read the full interview after the cut!


How did you get into wedding photography?

Few years ago I would not consider myself as a wedding photographer. Only after discovering great photographers who was changing the industry to what it is now, I noticed that you can show this awesome day in a creative way. The fact that you can tell someone’s love story in the way how you see, it just made me jump from excitement. I tried it few times and just fell in love. Can’t imagine myself doing something else now.

What is your favorite part of the wedding day to capture?

Romantic session for the couple in some awesome location.

What is the most awkward moment you’ve experienced while on the job?

I accidentally fell in a water once, during the wedding photo shoot. Does that count as awkward?

What is your favorite venue and why?

I would say Beach Weddings Bournemouth as I just love beach weddings.

Nikon or Canon?

Or any other camera, but I currently shoot with Canon

What is your dream location to shoot a wedding?

Iceland, Italy or anywhere with non traditional sea side.

If you could shoot any celebrity wedding (past, present or future), who would be the lucky couple?

Johnny Depp and Kate Moss

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding photographers just getting started?

Be yourself, be honest and be professional.

What tips or advice can you give to couples who are looking to hire a photographer to cover their big day?

Firstly look for someone whose work you like, and find someone who you would like to spend time with. As you will be together for all day, on one of your most important days of your life. Let it be fun and with someone who could possibly be your friend. With that connection you will just get awesome photos!

Thanks Ainars! For more information about Mazjanis Photography, please visit his WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to his website.

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