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Wedding Photographer Spain Denis Cherim Photography shoots a wedding at Arroyomolinos de la Vera (Spain), Spain

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Wedding Photographer : Denis Cherim Photography  
Couple : Mar + VĂ­ctor
Wedding Photographer Spain
Ceremony Location : Arroyomolinos de la Vera (Spain)
Reception : Arroyomolinos de la Vera (Spain)
Wedding Date : June 15th 2013

Tell us a little about yourself??

My name is Denis Cherim and I was born in Romania. If I were asked for one word to describe my life it would be 'movement'. I have lived in four different countries in my 27 years. I feel very blessed for all the cultural treasure that I have experienced.

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How do you think or would like people to describe you?

I always thought we are all constantly changing. Thinking of one word or a quality to describe me means not letting people get to know me when meet them. I prefer to allow them to get to know me themselves.

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Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?

A wedding day is one or maybe the most important day for a couple and for me. It is a huge responsibility and honor to be chosen as their wedding photographer because I spend more time with them than anybody else.

During a wedding I think about me being a hunter of emotions. I want to shoot every single special moment so the bride and groom can relive it again when they see the photos.

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How did you get into wedding photography?

I was always interested in photography. I started with a small camera and later I got a bank loan to buy my first reflex camera.

Wedding photography found me when I was working like a printer in a photo lab. There I met some very good wedding photographers and my interest grew. They saw some of my pictures and gave me the opportunity to start as a second shooter.


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How long have you been a wedding photographer?

I have been a wedding photographer for 6 years now.

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Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?

Just loving what I do, because when you enjoy your work it becomes a part of you and people can see it. I made some bad decisions I suppose, the same as anybody else. But mistakes are just another way to push you to do things better.


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What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?

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How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?

I don't advertise myself. Actually this is a way to let myself be found only by people who are really looking for their photography/wedding photographer. I trust very much in a power of word of mouth, because a happy client goes and talks with his/her friends and gives the best promo.

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Why do you think people hire you?

I think there are people who likes my wedding photography in the same way there are others whom don't like it at all. I suppose they hire me because they see something in my photos that attract their attention.

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How many weddings do you average per year?

When I started in this world I did 27 weddings per year. This was too much work and very little time to give my best. Because of that I now do much less weddings, about 11 per year, but these are much more personalized.

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Whose wedding would you love to shoot?

I really enjoy my work, so I would be happy to shoot every couple who puts their trust in me.

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If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?

Every single destination that takes me to discover new places and people. If I choose only one place I would be closing the door at all the other amazing places in the world.

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What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?

I shoot with a Canon 5D2 and use many fixed lenses. My favorite and the one I use more is the EF 50mm 1.2L.

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What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.

The most challenging thing for me is providing creative moments to all the situations that happen during a wedding day.

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Do you have an approach to a wedding?

I'm trying to be as creative as possible in my work. I ask the couple to tell me details that are going to happen during the wedding day. That helps me to be prepared and give a different point of view of each moment.

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Who or what inspires you?

The silence is what inspires me. Not only the outside silence but the inside too. More I stay at peace with myself and what surrounds me the more I get inspired.

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Best & Worst marketing idea so far?

Best marketing idea has been offering all my clients a personal and special treat. Get to know and understand their wishes and needs. Give them unique wedding photos. Worst idea has been magazine advertisements because of their cost.


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If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?

Well, doing photography is like feeding my emotions through senses, so I probably would be a chef. In that way I would be able to continue doing the same thing but with food instead of pictures.

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Share your favourite image of the day and why?

This is my favorite photo because it concentrates the cheerful spirit that this couple spread to everyone around them.

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Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?

Just keep enjoying this wonderful life we are living. Do what I love most, photography, giving my best in every single shoot.

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What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?

The secret is LOVE. The same a couple must love each other to get married, you must love to be their wedding photographer.

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Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?

There are many others, and no one particular. I like to learn from all of them in order to take the pictures in my own way later.

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Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?

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