People ask me which are my goals as a wedding photographer? Or what am I expecting from the photographs i take? Everyone has a different approach talking about the direction of their own jobs or the way they just work with their clients. Well, in my case my highest priority is to make my brides very happy. Because is also what makes me happy. First of all is to exceeded their expectations when they gave me the huge responsibility to shoot one of the most important days on their life, they are trusting me. Plus the fact they choose me between many other great photographers, I can’t ask for more. but there is also the deep pleasure to take pictures just for to take it. The joy to click the shutter and feeling very good about it, grateful to have one of the best job in the world. But I really believe this happiness/pleasure/joy could be shared with other friends photographers too.
Shooting a wedding for me is always a pleasure and I’m always excited, but in a raw world this is just a job (a great job). What about when a colleague ask you for some help or just for kindness to share an experience with him without any compensation? Until today I did it a few times and I will do it again, because feels nice to create something without commitments and overall doing what i love most: Photography! There is not nothing better than shoot just for fun, having the time to experiment new stuffs, techniques, ideas etc, or in my case trying the new camera: the Fujifilm x100s
This was what happened two weeks ago with my friends and colleagues: Josafat de la Toba and Angel Zapien. There is not doubt that this kind of collaboration is helpful for any parts involved. I was looking to shoot weddings again with my Fuji x100s, as i did it already with Tomas Barron a few months ago. We were talking about photography and how to change the world (ok, not). It was maybe 11pm and we was drinking some beers when the idea just came out. Pum! Like that: -“Why you don’t join us my friend in this adventure?”. “Of course” i said, without thinking so much. (Now I realized maybe I just invited my self to shoot this wedding with them?) Actually i don’t remember haha. But what i want to say is that: in this world full of power and competition my advice to all the photographers out there, professional or amateur is: To share! Take your time to talk with your colleagues and friends about your business and exchanging points of view, your ideas (in my case about photography) but i’m talking on every job, support each other. This will make you a better person, and i’m sure this will help you to improve in your work. I’m not telling you to write on the web whatever cross your mind and tell everyone the “secrets” of your business, no. I’m trying to let you understand that if you are friends or colleagues, with all the respect for each other and your other competitors, colleagues and the market in general around you, if you share the same passion for photography, will be very easy to collaborate and to share new experiences with people on the same searching as you.
Love photography, respect the others, shoot with your heart and i’m pretty sure everything’s going to be fine.
I want to thank again Josafat and Angel for the invitation, i learned a lot having fun with you two guys. Graaaande you two!