You may have noticed that we have a few friends who help us out from time to time here at Photobug. When we decided to turn Photobug into an amazing space for wedding photographers to learn and grow, we knew that we wanted to include industry experts in the overall voice of Photobug. We’re excited for you to get to know our contributors a little better, and we urge you to check out their work!
Hi, my name is Paulo. I’m a laid back photographer based in the UK. I like to keep things simple. I’m nosey, creative, I’m drawn to subtle detail, quirks, I love to travel and I like variety. Shooting weddings allows many of my needs to be met. I take photographs with an appreciation of the basics. Photography with gorgeous light, heartfelt emotion, and thoughtful unique compositions – this is what it’s all about for me. Throughout the day the changing scenery and light means the challenge is ongoing – being kept on my toes is when I work best. I’m extremely proud to have had my work featured by Junebug Weddings, Rangefinder Magazine, Wedding Photography Select, Love My Dress, Fly Away Bride, Rock My Wedding. With awards for Junebug – Top 50 Wedding Photographs in the World 2014, Wedding Photography Select 2015 Excellence Awards, Best Wedding Photography Wedisson Award 2016, North East England Wedding Photographer of the Year 2013 & 2014.
We are Chris and Verity Sansom and together we run our wedding photography business Sansom Photography as well as our mentoring/teaching business ‘Work it Out’ (Launching soon). Over the last 5years we have shot more than 240 weddings and we’re honoured to have received such awards as Junebug Best Of the Best (Weddings and Engagements 2015) and have been named as two of Rangefinder Magazine’s ‘Rising Stars of Wedding Photography’ 2015. We’ll also be speaking at the incredible Mystic Seminars 2017 as well as the Wedding Photography Select conference 2016. We live in Yorkshire, England with our two cats called Ponyo and Angel as well as an energetic black Labrador called Kaya. We love exploring the countryside with our cameras and Chris was a finalist in Season 2 of Ninja Warrior UK. He’s working hard for series 3 already!
So who am I? I’m Mark, I’m based in Scotland, I love nature and after living here for 13 years I’m still learning how not to hate the weather. Most of all though I’m a photographer. I’m a photographer because I don’t just photograph weddings once or twice a week. I’m a photographer because I take the photos all the time – with my d750s, my iPhone, but most of all with my eyes. I believe there’s a bit of magic in what we do – to be able to freeze the moment and then print it on the piece of paper it’s something like a miracle for me, and not because I can’t understand the technical process behind it. To be able to do it as a job, and on one of the most important days in someone’s life, is a gift and a privilege. I think every photographer should remember how lucky they are with what they do, and every couple should realise that when they’re looking for a photographer it’s not just another box to be ticked off the list. What we do is important. And the boring stuff? I’ve been doing this for over 3 years, and thanks to hard work, a bit of luck, the support of community and friends, but most of all my amazing wife, it’s been the most fantastic time of my life.
I adore people and connections. I studied Psychology at Trent University Peterborough, Ontario in hopes of being able to discover more about human relationships. My plans changed as I stumbled across photography which I now use as a tool to document relationships and the beauty that exists between couples and those closest to them. A few things you should know about me….I have two insanely awesome little girls, the most incredible husband in the world who is also a wedding photographer AND I have a tendency to become best friends with every bride I shoot! My current addictions include coffee, social media, video games from the 90’s and my family!
I’m Jeff and I’m the owner and lead photographer of Cooked Photography, a full-time wedding photography team based out of Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada. When it comes to my photography, I believe in visual storytelling and that the best photos are moment-driven. I’m a genuine, passionate, family guy who considers everyone to be a friend and is always up for something fun, and much like my kids, I often have a hard time finding the off switch. I’m surrounded by an incredible support team, including my wife Susie, my three kids (Sadie, Ben, and Charlotte), my associate Jenn Nauss, and the other photographers who I’m thankful to have as friends. I’m proud to be an award-winning member of several organizations including Fearless Photographers and communities like Junebug. I’m beyond excited to be sharing the stage with a phenomenally talented group of photographers at upcoming conferences such as Mystic Seminars in Oregon, Hi On Life in Hawaii, CPC Vancouver, and more.
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