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.
I’ve been a photographer since picking up my first camera back in high school and spending hours in the darkroom. After high school I travelled extensively throughout Asia (with my camera of course!) and discovered a love of taking portraits which focused on the human interaction. I moved to London, UK in 2008 and became a studio photographer. I started shooting weddings as a primary photographer in 2013.
I’m a Bahamas based professional photographer specializing in Destination Weddings, Events and Portraits. I live in the Bahamian capital Nassau but I’ll travel all over the country for assignments. I’ve been shooting for 15 years and have captured over 500 destination weddings. I’ve done various types of photography during my career: studio, commercial and fashion to name a few. I find my varied photography experience comes in very handy for wedding work where lighting situations are so dynamic. In my free time I love going to the beach traveling and attending sports events of all types.
If you’re experiencing sticker shock from a wedding photographer’s quote, today’s guest post by Holly of Holly Von Lanken Photography is for you! Read on to learn why photographers charge what they do:
I asked myself that same question after starting to take photography more seriously, but as soon as I started attending workshops and legitimizing my business, in addition to honing my craft, I quickly realized why the wonderful world of photography can be so expensive, but also why it’s worth it.
Before I even booked my first wedding, I was attending business and photography workshops. The speakers always gave tips and advice and the phrase “and it’s only like a hundred dollars!” became repetitive. However, when you add up all those “it’s only like a hundred dollars” it starts to get very pricey. Here is a list I’ve compiled of all the types of expenses that wedding photographers incur and why what you’re paying them is legitimate and maybe even a steal.
We are an international couple based out of Omaha, Nebraska. We also work part of the year in Guatemala. Daniel is from Spain and Melissa is from Nebraska. Our style of photography is photojournalistic and fine art, which makes our job really creative, challenging and fun!
This sophisticated, desert-chic styled shoot comes to us from Liza Head of Juniper Spring Photography, based in the San Francisco Bay Area! Here’s Liza to tell us more:
This styled shoot was inspired by look and feel of the Ruth Bancroft Gardens. The succulents and cacti formed a beautiful and eclectic backdrop for a Spanish ranch inspired wedding. We chose a bright rainbow of colors for the details – from the dessert table, to the flowers to the dishes and hand-painted maracas – to stand out against the green and muted tones of desert plants. The ranch-inspired wood and stone elements bring a modern rustic flair.
My name is Jennifer Hayward and I am the mom of two crazy kids– Paxton who is three and Adalyn who just turned one. Photography allows me to stay home with them during the week and edit and photograph weddings and events on the weekends. I did wedding photography for about 6 years in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area as Living Light Photography. My husband and I just relocated to Springfield, MO and I took it as an opportunity to revamp and re-brand and am now Jennifer Hayward Photography.
Today’s wedding photographer interview is with Shannah and Marisu, the talented team that make up ZoomWorks! Enjoy:
Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.
Shannah Cahoe Montgomery and Marisu Wehrenberg established ZoomWorks in 2000. In addition to photography, we are experienced in graphic design and styling (hair and makeup). We are happiest when we’re shooting, regardless of the subject matter. From lifestyle to weddings, architecture to product, we are hired for how we see the world. Art is where we live.
This stunning desert engagement shoot comes to us from April Maura Photography, based in Tempe, AZ! Here’s April to tell us more:
It was Memorial Day weekend, Joshua had all the details planned out on how he was going to asked Jennifer to be his wife. The two were going to spend the weekend up in Payson, Northern Arizona, with his family in a cabin. Jennifer knew Joshua had bought the ring so with that in mind she was especially stylish and perfectly manicured for that engagement ring.
My name is Nicole Baas and I’m a New England wedding photographer, based out of Boston, MA. I’ve been in business for 5 years and I do this job because I’ve always been completely amazed by the human connection. The idea that a couple is made up of two people that found something in the other, unmatched by any other human they’ve met is incredible; that they were able to find that one single person on earth that makes them happy and drives them to be better and stronger, wows me. I work tirelessly to create images that capture that connection and warmth and emotion.