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Welcome to my wedding photography gallery. Each couple is unique in their relationship, personality and style so I tailor my photos to reflect that. Deciding between the many wedding photographers in Auckland can be challenging so I’ll try to give you lots of information to help with making this important choice.
When choosing a wedding photographer look for professional service, personal attention, offered value, photography style and obviously cost. My attention is to capture the atmosphere of this special day while acting as an observer rather than a director. I focus on telling the wedding story, the romance, the looks and the touch, with a contemporary fresh style. Some of the best images are those candid photos when you are yourself, relaxed and comfortable with no need to pose for the camera. My aim is to produce a wedding album with images which evoke the real emotions of the day. The wedding day is a busy day so removing the dread of posing can produce stunning images. The result is a collection of photos that are beautiful, honest and natural. If on the other hand, you after a specific type of image with a special look and unique atmosphere – I will go out of my way to fulfill your desires, working with you to create extraordinary images on locations of your choice.
Wedding photography is very rewarding because there is only one chance to capture those special moments and creating your family legacy. Wedding is a fast paced event so planning my time carefully according to your wedding schedule ensures I have the best photo opportunities inside a tight schedule. It is important that you feel comfortable with me and that is why I will spend the necessary time with you and build that confidence the planning session so when the wedding arrives any worries are gone. Engagement photos are great opportunity to get familiar with wedding photography. This is when you get a chance to practice working with me on how to stand, where to place your hands and where to look. All this in a relaxed atmosphere, without a schedule constraint and in perfect weather conditions. Since most weddings are in the summer, I recommend holding the engagement photo shoot four or five month before the big day. Winter season in Auckland has a softer light and offers better opportunity for creating artwork!
I focus on delivering quality and real value rather than quantity and give wedding photography all my heart to direct my efforts on producing images to match your individuality. I am only available for a select number of weddings so contact me early to reserve your special date. My commitment is to provide you with unsurpassed quality, creativity and enthusiasm. I respect the trust which you place in my hands when choosing me as your wedding photographer. In return, you get my passion and commitment in producing a wedding album that will fill your heart with joy and capture your precious memories for life..
I am only as good as my last image so always aspiring to exceed my reputation of producing unique and quality photographs while providing outstanding value to my customers - Auckland wide. I am able to achieve this by focusing on customers’ real needs and delivering my best products and services. In pursuit of maintaining my reputation of directing a leading portraiture photography studio, I choose to treat business partners, customers and stakeholders with respect while listening to the market-place and creating a ‘Wow’ factor. I don't just take pictures - I create them.
How do I achieve that? By pushing the boundaries and creating special rapport with my clients, by thinking outside the box to create truly inspiring images and engaging with everyone until there are sparks in the air! My commitment is to be innovative in creating images that evoke deep emotions - portraits with enduring quality. My dream is to make the world a better place. My humble contribution is to build your family legacy by creating beautiful portrait photos on your wall which will last a life time. My goal is simple: to leave a lasting impression with stunning images; to impress you with the best professional photography and bring joy to your home.
I love connecting to people. Creating stunning photos enables me not only to genuinely connect with you in a very special way but also to understand what's really important to you. All my actions are aimed at providing outstanding service and a fresh 'Wow' reaction. My set of values and beliefs enable me to establish authentic trust and create good rapport. I am very passionate about photography and it becomes quite obvious in the way I take portraits: I get everyone excited during the photo shoot and it clearly shows in your body language. I also get a tremendous fulfillment from the impact which my photographs have on you; often evoking deep emotions. It's my great honour and privilege to be able to share this experience with you and I am eternally grateful for that.I believe that we can change the world we live in and make it a better place. My humble contribution is in creating unique portraits that will be proudly displayed on your walls for years to come. A beautiful portrait becomes a precious memory that connects us to who we are and reminds us of the most important people in our lives: our loved ones. A prominent family portrait is proven to lift the positive energy in our homes. It enhances family values by reminding us the good times thus giving us strength and courage to overcome challenging periods in our lives. Your portraits are very special and become part of your family legacy: your heirloom. These special moments become a gift that keeps giving and I truly appreciate the opportunity to share this experience. My goal is to work with people who have similar belief system, people who share my passion for beautiful photographs and the value it brings to our lives.
Creating photos also enables me to combine creativity with technique, art and science. I feel energized when entering my images into competitions and thrilled when being awarded for my work. Operating Wow Photography exposed me to the complex aspects of running a business and expanded my world. Having a B.Sc. and MBA degrees I previously contributed to large corporations as an employee. However, my photography career gives me tremendous opportunity not only to be creative, but also to be directly impacting many families, bringing overwhelming joy to many homes. It drives me every day to be my best and gives me the energy to continue pursuing my passion. Time virtually stops when I am in the flow of taking pictures, when I am in the zone. I keep learning and developing so enjoy innovating and stretching my boundaries beyond my comfort zone. I also make mistakes and recognize that these failures are important lessons for my growth. I am so excited and fortunate to have a meaningful purpose, inspiring people whom I get to photograph and getting inspired by people around me - standing on the shoulders of giants.
"The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why" - Mark Twain "There are only two reasons we do anything in life: to gain pleasure and to avoid pain" - Tony Robbins