Today’s wedding photographer is with Moritz of Moritz Schmittat Photography based in Guildford, England! Enjoy:
How did you get into wedding photography?
I got into wedding photography as a hobbyist. I shot the wedding of a good friend in Amsterdam years ago and posted them online. I must have done something right as I started to receive the first inquiries. That’s when I quit my day job to build up a commercial wedding photography business – this was the best decision of my life!
Read the full interview after the cut!
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to capture?
Honestly, it’s the unscripted, unstaged and very little moments in between the official bits. The groom waiting nervously in front of the altar, mum giving a kiss to the bride outside the church or a group of colleage friends laughing out loud about a joke in the best man’s speech. To me these moments can tell a lot, sometimes even more than the official parts.
The bride and groom were just having dinner with their guests when heavy rain started outside. About 15min later the first drops started dripping through the ceiling onto the tables. Another 15min later the firebrigade arrived fixing something (God knows what) on the roof. I took the couple outside and they posed for me in front of the fire truck – a very special wedding picture indeed!
What is your favorite venue and why?
Hampton Court south of London. That venue beats absolutely everything!
Nikon or Canon?
Sony! I moving from Canon to Sony at the moment. Huge investment but completely worth it!
High up in the mountains somehwere.
If you could shoot any celebrity wedding (past, present or future), who would be the lucky couple?
I’m not at all into celebrities. But I do try to treat my own couples as such.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding photographers just getting started?
Wedding photography is as much a service as it is an art. You need to be creative but you also need to deliver a top-notch customer service.
What tips or advice can you give to couples who are looking to hire a photographer to cover their big day?
Try to remove any responsibily form yourself. Let the professionals around you take care of everything, let your best man or wedding planner decide details on the day… so you can relax and you don’t have to think about anything that could go wrong.
Great, thank you! For more information about Moritz Schmittat Photography, please visit his WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.
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