FAQ

All your questions answered straight out.

General

How do you approach photography? What is your philosophy behind it?

I think every photograph or series of photographs should tell a story. There should also be some emotion behind them. A photograph is not just a picture of a scene that one has witnessed in the past, but it is something that captures a moment in your life. A moment that, when you look back on it five or ten years later, you will recall all the feelings that were going on inside you at the time, and in the best case scenario, it will even put a smile on your face.

At the same time, I try to combine this approach with the artistic one. I love to create things and it’s definitely an inseparable part of my photographic approach.

What is your pricing?

For a quotation, please contact me via email, phone or on social media.

Who owns the copyright to the photos once they are delivered?

Under the copyright laws, the copyright owner is the photographer under all circumstances. However, you may use the photographs based on the specifications set out in the Contract of Work, which is part of each collaboration.

In the context of wedding photography, you generally have the freedom to print or share the photographs as you wish (as long as you do so for your own personal purposes).

This situation is very specific to commercial photography. There are bunch of licenses that allow you to use photos in certain places. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about such terms.

Do you watermark your photos?

Hell no! I think watermarking is a thing of the past in today’s world. Signature belongs to fine-art, not to your photos.

Do you also offer video services?

I consider myself more as a photographer, but I’m open also to video work. Contact me and we can discuss it individually. I don’t shoot wedding videos at all, though.

What photography gear do you use?

My photography career started with Nikon, then I moved to Panasonic, before finally ending up with Sony. Since 2019, I’m exclusively a Sony user.

MY GEAR LIST:

CAMERA:
– Sony A7III (main camera)
– Sony A6300 (backup camera)

ZOOM LENSES:
– Sigma 24-70 mm f/2.8 (a dream lens but kind of heavy one)
– Tamron 17-28 mm f/2.8 (used widely for wide-angle shots)
– Tamron 28-200 mm f/2.8-5.6 (amazing travel lens)

PRIME LENSES:
– Sony 50 mm f/1.8 (nifty-fifty)
(currently about to get some other primes soon)

DRONE:
– DJI Air 2S (absolutelly wonderful drone, I love it!)

OTHERS:
– Godox strobes and lights
– Peak Design accessories
– gimbal Moza Aircross 2
– …and much more. You can never have enought photography gear 🙂

Weddings

How do you photograph weddings? How does your style look like?

I describe my photographic style more as a journalistic style. I try to capture as much emotion as possible so you can remember the highlights of your wedding even several years later. At the same time, I try to keep distractions to a minimum during the most important moments of the wedding day so you can enjoy it to the fullest. Still, you are the most important ones at the wedding. However, I always approach each shoot individually and if the couple is open to maybe more creative things, I’d be pleased to try something different.

Should we meet in person first?

Our collaboration begins with a pre-wedding appointment. At this meeting, we talk about the organization of the wedding day and specify the various details of the wedding. However, most importantly, we also get to know each other a bit, which makes it easier for us to work together during the wedding day.

It is also possible to meet online if necessary, however I prefer the classical offline way 🙂

How does the wedding day look like?

I usually start my work with photographing the bride and groom’s preparations. This is usually followed by the wedding ceremony and reception. Ideally, in the late afternoon, we leave with the newlyweds for a couple’s shoot (usually 1–1.5 hours). After the couple’s photo shoot, there is often a first dance followed by free entertainment. I leave the wedding in the evening by prior arrangement.

Please note that each wedding day is individual and this is only an example how it may look like.

We don't know how to pose on the photos. We are kind of unphotogenic.

No one was born a model. Me neither (unfortunately). Don’t worry, I’ll guide you through the posing part. Also, funny thing – those who say that are awkward and unphotogenic are usually the best ones in the end 😉

Do you take any breaks?

I usually only put the camera away during lunch, when the guests don’t really like to see the photographer anyway, and again for a few moments after the couple’s shoot. But I’m ready to shoot throughout the day, and if something interesting is going on, I do my best to be in the middle of it.

How do you edit the photos?

When I come back home from a wedding, I immediately back up the SD cards. Then I go through all the photos I’ve taken and handpick the best ones. I make all the basic adjustments to these photos, such as cropping, exposure and contrast adjustments, along with more advanced color adjustments, making the photos much more eye-pleasing.

The time possibilities don’t allow me to retouch all the photos. However, I guarantee you that all photos from the couple shoot will be given a meticulous retouching.

All photos are shot in RAW to preserve as much detail as possible. Sometimes you ask me to give you all unedited photos. I have to apologize though, I don’t provide unedited photos. If you are extremely interested in getting original unedited RAW files, I can provide them to you for an additional fee.

How do you deliver wedding photos?

In electronic and tangible form. You will receive your photos via an online gallery where you can view them, download them, or share them with your loved ones. Along with this, you will receive up to 50 printed photographs (depending on the wedding package you choose) and a USB drive with all the photographs. All wrapped up in a gift box to remind you of your wedding.

I can also offer you a photobook or printing of additional photos in non-standard sizes. However, these services are not included in the wedding packages and are charged extra.

How long does it take you to submit our wedding photos?

One and half month. 45 days. 1080 hours. I try to do my best and usually I’m quicker. However, as I pay a lot of attention to the quality of the delivered photos, I cannot guarantee a faster delivery. I guess it’s still kind of quick, isn’t it?

What if your camera fails in the most critical moment?

This is photographer’s nightmare. Really, there is nothing worse than losing an important moment because of a technical malfunction. However, I always take a backup camera, backup SD cards and backup everything with me and try to be as quick and responsive as possible if something goes wrong.

No technical malfunction ever happened to me during a photoshoot yet, but everything is unprecedented until it happens for the first time and it’s good to be prepared.

In other words, don’t be afraid, I’m prepared for this too. #alwaysprepared

What if you get sick before the wedding day? Are you vaccinated against covid-19?

This is not a scenario I’m counting on. In fact, I’m not even thinking about it. I consider photographing your wedding a huge responsibility, and I certainly won’t just call in sick without a serious reason. However, if in the most extreme case this happens, I will make every effort to find an adequate replacement for myself.

Concerns may also arise from the covid-19 epidemic that is spreading around the world. However, I can assure you that I am fully vaccinated, including booster dose, to minimize any potential risks.

We have to reschedule or cancel our wedding. Do you have any fees regarding this?

By booking me as your wedding photographer, I am not counting on the wedding being rescheduled or cancelled. However, if this happens for some serious reasons, it is of course possible. Just remember that the deposit for the wedding shoot is only refundable three months before the wedding date.

The situation is slightly different for wedding postponements caused by covid-19 pandemic. In the case of rescheduling caused by a poor epidemic situation, I would be prepared to arrange a new date at no additional fees.

Do we have to invite you to the wedding luncheon/dinner?

I would really appreciate if you would do me this favor. We’re all human, and although they say you can go five days without food, I’d rather not go on a hunger strike at your wedding. Not having to go anywhere else for lunch will also ensure that I am really with you throughout the whole wedding and won’t miss any important moments.

Do you offer destination weddings?

I LOVE THAT! Since travel costs vary by location and season, ask me for a travel cost estimate directly in an email message.

Bonus

Why did you decide to become a photographer?

Because I suck at math, so any technical field was a big “no” for me. And because I’m scared of blood, so I couldn’t be a doctor. And because I just love creating, eye-pleasing visuals, freedom, and capturing the world through the lens of my camera!

How do you prepare for a photoshoot?

I play music in the car on the way to the shoot and sing out loud. You don’t want to experience this live. I’m a better photographer than I am a singer.

Your favorite movie?

I’m bad at watching movies! I’d say my knowledge of movies is worse than my knowledge of math. But I’m working on it, I’m about to get a Netflix subscription soon, I promise!

What do you do outside of photography (and outside eating and sleeping)?

I play the piano. Or spend time with my friends. Oh yes, and I travel, too! I also try to finish my studies. Hopefully, very soon!

Do you own any Tesla shares?

Just a few fractions. Apple, Microsoft and Google are also in stock (pun intended). But something more photographic would still be nice. Maybe Adobe?

Your dream travel destination?

Azores. Patagonia. And Namibia, for sure. And maybe Moon, Mars and M31 Galaxy (just kidding about the Galaxy, of course).