Today’s interview is with New York based wedding photographer Brian Ozegovich of Park Ave Studio! Enjoy:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company
My company’s name is Park Ave Studio. I am the owner and main photographer. I have a staff of eight people who help me with my photography and videography. I decided that in order for me to become financially successful in the industry, I had to let go some of the control and have some other people work for me. I trained them my way so I was confident that any of my clients would receive the same care and attention to detail that I would provide personally. And it seems to have been working well for almost 30 years.
Read the full interview after the cut!
How did you get into wedding photography?
I had my first photography exhibit at the Lindenhurst Library. When I was in High School, my father worked for Pan American airlines, which allowed me to travel the world taking pictures of different destinations. After displaying them at the library and receiving positive feedback, I was hooked! This is when he first realized that he wanted to work in photography. Wedding photography just seemed like a natural fit.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to capture?
My favorite part of a wedding to capture is the bride coming out of the room and her father seeing her for the first time in her gown.
What is your favorite venue and why?
That’s hard to pick because I am the resident photographer at 6 different catering halls. But I love working at Bourne mansion and Oheka Castle, two catering halls on Long Island, New York.
Nikon or Canon?
What is your dream location to shoot a wedding?
Jamaica. We did a destination wedding there and it was awesome. It reminded me of when I was a kid taking landscape pictures for the first time.
If you could shoot any celebrity wedding (past, present or future), who would be the lucky couple?
Madonna and Sean Penn.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding photographers just getting started?
Go out and practice! Create a reel of some of your best work. Be creative.
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are looking to hire a photographer to cover their big day?
Let the photographer be the artist. We understand that you are looking for a certain style and might have frames of reference from other websites or social media sites. But we have years of experience and we are professionals. We know what angles will make you look best. Let us be the artrists so we can give you the best quality photos available.
Thanks Brian! For more information about Park Ave Studio, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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