Wedding Photographer Zug Magnus Bogucki shoots a wedding at , Switzerland
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Tell us a little about yourself??I am 30+, have 2 kids and live in Switzerland. Love football (Arsenal) and photography.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?Hopefully easy going!
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?We were suppose to meet at 5 but due to major traffic it was delayed, so when we met we had relative little time. These guys have Italian blood so they were very easy going and had lots of passion for each other. Made my job very easy!
How did you get into wedding photography?My cousin asked me to cover his wedding - I really did not want to but luckily he convinced me. After that I fell in love with it. Originally I started with landscape photography and didn't want any people in my photographs. Now I don't take the photo if there isn't a person in it.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?Seriously since 2012 but started building my portfolio at 2010. When I look back at those photos I really cringe. I am glad I have developed since then!
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?I had a 9-5 job on the side when I started and this allowed me to say 'no' to weddings I did not want to do. This allowed me to build up my clients to what I was looking for. When the word of mouth started spreading then it was to the right type of clients.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?Always look at one wedding session rather than a collection of photos from various weddings. If you look at one session then you will see the consistency and style you really will get.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?Mainly word of mouth and google. Nothing is more powerful than word of mouth. This is why I believe a good service is crucial. You make your couple happy and they will talk to others about you.
Why do you think people hire you?Hopefully for my style - intimate and real.
How many weddings do you average per year?15-20
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?My own :)
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?North pole
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?Nikon d800 + prime lenses. 95% of my photos are taken with 35mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.4
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?Just engage a lot with the couple and make them feel comfortable.
Who or what inspires you?Wow, hard question. Lots of things inspire me - it can be people hugging someone good bye at the airport, a good movie, beautiful light, random combination of colors. So many things!
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?Worst: attending a wedding fair
Best: Work on generating 'word of mouth'
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?I am not only a photographer. I cannot survive on it yet. I am also an IT Project Manager.
Share your favourite image of the day and why?-
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?To do more couple sessions.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?Not sell yourself short and follow your own vision.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?Yah lots of them - Christman studios, Erika Gerdemark, Jerry Ghionis! Very different but love them all.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?My photos were voted as top 50 wedding photos of the world by Junebug - Two Years in a row.
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