Wedding Photographer Rydzyna Milosz & Magdalena Wozaczynski shoots a wedding at Rydzyna Castle, Poland, United Kingdom
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Tell us a little about yourself??We are husband and wife photographers based in West Midlands, UK. We moved to the UK from Brussels, and we are originally from Poland. We are well known Polish wedding photographers. We each have our own portfolio, especially Milosz in fine-art photography.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?Haha, we don't really know and we're afraid even to think about it. We just hope that they don't think that we're absolutely crazy.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?Fantastic day on the beautiful castle, with lovely people who were always smiling.
How did you get into wedding photography?At the beginning we thought that wedding photography was a boring vocation, but when our friend showed us some of the best British wedding photographers website we realized that we were totally wrong. Then we changed our mind and decided to become wedding photographers and create really great images for ourselves and the bride and groom.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?We started in 2006.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?That's really difficult to talk about it as this business is much more complicated then most people think. We've made a lot of mistakes. We believed that just our photography was good enough so we didnâ€™t need all that marketing tricks. That's not true. Nowadays the photography is 30% of our business and 70% marketing. We're talking about wedding photography and other forms of photography.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?How much money can they afford should come 1st then they should think about the quality of the photography / photographer. For example, if you don't have a fortune to spend but you love great pictures, you can still have top photographer if you choose a date thatâ€™s not popular and you choose a cheaper package with less coverage. On the other hand if the image quality is not a top priority, then you can choose cheaper photographer with whole day coverage. We think you have to define how important the photography is to your and your day. Everybody is different.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?It's hard to say because we moved few times. You could think the wedding photography business is the same in different countries, it's not. In every single part of Europe it's a bit different. There are different websites, different associations. In some countries most important thing is to be associated, and in others you need to show your work at wedding fayres. So, we cannot tell you in a simple way, as everywhere we have worked is different.
Why do you think people hire you?For sure the first thing is the picture quality. But the second thing is that we're really nice and open minded people. We like people and people liked us â€¦ we hope ;)
How many weddings do you average per year?We're trying to avoid shooting too many weddings so we donâ€™t loose our passion. After 40 weddings per year you are starting to work like a machine. If you want to be a really good photographer and have that emotional impact, you need to be fresh. So, we are shooting something between 20 and 30 weddings each year.
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?We love shooting the weddings of people who want us to shoot their wedding. Thatâ€™s a nice feeling.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?We would love to shoot any beautiful wedding, especially when there's warm sunny skies and people are happy :) But to be honest each one of us have our own â€œbest ofâ€ list.
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?We each have two cameras and set of lenses, flashes for each wedding. But we believe that the photography is not about the equipment.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?No, it makes no sense. We are just ready to shoot when everything happens.
Who or what inspires you?Photographicaly we are trying not to be inspired by other photographers, we wish to have own style every time.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?Worst idea was to pay for facebook marketing to a company who was not really into photography. There was a lot of fans, but nothing more. Best idea was to start working abroad as a destination wedding photographers.
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?Probably a rock star ;)
Share your favourite image of the day and why?This is fantastic juxtaposition between the bride and thinking nun. That's something really metaphorical.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?Same as every photographer â€“ to shoot as much personal projects as possible. To meet as many fantastic people as possible.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?There're three absolutely important factors. First, to shoot great pictures. Second, to be a really nice person, that other people would like to work with. Third, to be an absolute marketing genius. Unfortunately we don't think that the quality of the pictures is the most important factor these days.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?We not going to tell you ;)
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?In photography: winning the Hasselblad Masters competition, and taking a gold medal in Prix de la Photographie Paris competition. In real life, to have a fantastic daughter.
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