Wedding Photographer Oviedo MartÃn Valle FotÃ³grafos shoots a wedding at Ruaquince, Oviedo, Spain
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Tell us a little about yourself??We're Toni and Ana, a young couple who loves wedding photography and work in the north of Spain. Our studio's name is MartÃn-Valle FotÃ³grafos. We try to do our best in every wedding and we always enjoy our job.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?Many of the couples who we work with say that we're very discreet and we always reach a good relationship with them. This is the best description we could receive :)
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?Ana and Carlos celebrated a beautiful and natural ceremony at Ruaquince Palace in our hometown Oviedo. More than 200 people were with them in their big day, so we could felt lots of love from their friends and family. It was a really nice wedding for us, full of details, the kind of wedding we all love to be in.
How did you get into wedding photography?Both of us always loved photography and we decided to make this our lifestyle. This is one of the best things we've done in our life!
How long have you been a wedding photographer?We started with our business in 2010.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?We knew our photography style was on the right way when our customers started saying: â€œI want you in my wedding because I love what you doâ€. They didn't ask for the price...
We made some mistakes at the beginning and that made us grow up. The highest mistake was to do the same photography style than others and not letting our true style flow.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?We think that they should look for a concrete style and their comfort, and not for lower prices or tons of discounts.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?100% via Internet. We have a little studio were we meet our customers after talking by email or telephone. The best thing for us has been having a professional web with a good SEO and an actualized blog.
Why do you think people hire you?We think that our customers hire us obviously because they like our style, and they see us as someone who they can trust. It wouldn't be the first we are hired having a beer with the couple :)
How many weddings do you average per year?About 25-30
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?Grace Kelly's wedding
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?Paris... Always Paris!
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?We always work together, so we always carry with four Nikon Professional bodies, some prime lenses (35, 50 and 85mm), 70-200mm, and an 8mm fisheye
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?We always try not to interfere in the curse of the wedding. Some couples need a little help because they are too nervous in front of the camera, so we try to make them as confident as possible in order to get the most natural pics we can.
Who or what inspires you?Many photographers inspire us, but definitely the most inspiring thing is the couples attitude. A smile, a song, a tear... inspiration everywhere!
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?Best idea: believe in yourself
Worst idea: undervalue your work
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?Toni would be a chemical engineer and me, Ana, would be a human resources administrative
Share your favourite image of the day and why?This is, so far, our favourite photo. Carlos was laughing with a good friend, we really don't know what were they talking about but that smile has no price!!
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?Our inmediate future is our little daughter, Deva. She's our best goal
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?- Learn from the best photographers
- Be yourself ( always )
- Take care of your customers
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?Ansel Adams, David Lachapelle, Ben Chrisman, Victor Lax, Henk VanHooteen...there are many many photographers who inspires us!
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?One of the best moments was being accepted in associations like this one or Fearless Photographers. But the best of our life is Deva :)
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