Wedding Photographer Illinois The H Wedding Photography shoots a wedding at Signature Room - Hanckok Tower , United States
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Tell us a little about yourself??We are a couple who were born and raised in Romania. Weâ€™re proud parents of a six years old girl and have had the pleasure of traveling around the world. In 2006 we started a wedding photography company in Romania and continued after relocating to the U.S. Our company is called the H photo and we serve the greater Chicagoland area.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?We are a passionate team who likes to CREATE, COLOR, DREAM, FEEL, and sprinkle joy into the hearts of those who entrust us with their special day.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?Every wedding day we try to put ourselves in the Bride or Groom shoes and think about their expectations and try to understand their pressure and make the right moves.
How did you get into wedding photography?We started as photographers on cruise ship. We took pictures of wedding ceremonies on the ship and on the islands. Doing so helped us discover the challenges and comforts associated with creating stories by using images at one of the most important moments in people's life. Exotic places like Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands inspired us to photograph weddings for the rest of our lives.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?We've been shooting wedding since 2000, so 14 exciting years!!
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?First of all, we really believe in what we do. We transformed our hobby into something that we do for a living and we put a lot of passion into it. As far as mistakes, I donâ€™t know, maybe itâ€™s the key to our success, but we donâ€™t treat wedding photography as a business, yet as a lifestyle - which sometime can be overwhelming.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?We believe that the bride and groom should look for portfolios that match their expectations and then meet the photographer to ensure theyâ€™re on the same page.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?We do web advertising, bridal shows and of course counting for referrals, which works best.
Why do you think people hire you?We think itâ€™s because we are friendly, creative and professionals.
How many weddings do you average per year?We shoot around 30 weddings on average.
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?Oh....how about Prince Harry of Wales! That could be something great!!
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?New Zealand
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?Canon 5dmark 3, Canon 5dmark 2, Canon Speedlites , Canon 50mm, Canon 85mm, Canon 16-35mm, Canon 70-200mm, Canon 35mm
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?No two weddings are the same. We are friendly with everyone and we keep in mind that our clientsâ€™ memories depend on our creativity and imagination. We perform our best and always try to do better than last wedding.
Who or what inspires you?We're inspired by movies, nature and our daughter!
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?One of the worst marketing ideas was to pay a company to do an ad-words campaign for us. Their rep. was never available we had no results from that campaign whatsoever.
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?Fashion designer for Claudia and Electronic Engineer for Doru.
Share your favourite image of the day and why?Anca si Bogdan in Paris (Just great memories from that trip) Peter and Diana in Italy (we were at Piazza de Spain and told the bride and groom to pose in front of the stairs and then asked all the people to wave their hands and dance). The groom froze; he didn't realize that we were joking!
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?Of course we do! We would like to become a well-known photography boutique and to shoot more destination weddings.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?Do what you do with passion, think outside the box and be yourself.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?Of course! Photographers like David Beackstead, Ben Crishman, Yervant and Ghionis inspired and continue to inspire us!
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?Holding in our arms Beatrice Lora (our daughter) for the first time and we continue to be proud of her. Photography related - having more photos awarded.
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