Wedding Photographer Buenos Aires Ariel Novak shoots a wedding at Don Torcuato, Argentina
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Tell us a little about yourself??Iâ€™m an Israeli born photographer currently living and working in Buenos Aires.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?It doesnâ€™t matter how I want people describe me. I guess that I would like my clients to describe me as professional, responsible and sensitive to their needs.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?It was one of my first weddings in Argentina. I was lucky that the bride, Paula, trusted me to be her photographer without seeing too much of my work. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful couple. The party was amazing and the guests made me feel like I was one of them :)
How did you get into wedding photography?I enjoyed watching the photographer in my wedding work. After that, he let me join him for some weddings so I could try, and here I am today.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?For 3 years now.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?I canâ€™t really tell. It was very hard at the beginning. I had to struggle a lot to get my first couples, but then it got easier as more and more people got familiar with my work and showed interest in it. I make mistakes all the time. I canâ€™t really think about any specific one, but Iâ€™m pretty sure Iâ€™ll make a lot moreâ€¦
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?I think that first of all, they should know what style of photography theyâ€™re looking for. Classic photography, candid photography, documentary and so on.
After that they should choose a photographer they like and get to know him. I think that itâ€™s fundamental that the couple and the photographer know each other well.
Trust is the first and most important thing to get good and genuine photos. I also think that the couple should understand that they wonâ€™t get exactly the same photos they see on a photographerâ€™s web site from a specific wedding. Theyâ€™ll get something that will represent their own special wedding, but it wonâ€™t be exactly as the one that made them choose certain photographer. Each wedding is unique and each coverage has itâ€™s special something.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?What works best is mouth to ear. After that I guess that positioning yourself well in search engines, and finally online advertising such as Google ads.
Why do you think people hire you?I hope that itâ€™s because my photos reach them and touch their hearts.
How many weddings do you average per year?About 18
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?Mmmâ€¦ tough question. I never thought about it.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?I donâ€™t know. The options are infinite. I guess that somewhere snowy :)
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?Two camera bodies, 35mm and 85mm lenses, both 1.4, one backup lens that cover more or less these focal lengths, two flashes etcâ€¦
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?n/a
Who or what inspires you?My wife. She always supports me and always insists Iâ€™ll listen to my heart.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?n/a
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?No idea. I didnâ€™t even know Iâ€™d be a photographer until few years agoâ€¦
Share your favourite image of the day and why?-
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?I wouldâ€™ve liked to travel more for work. Have more weddings abroad.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?I think you should be sensitive to what couples look for and understand what people want to see. You should understand which moments are the oneâ€™s people pay you to capture. Thatâ€™s aside of the obvious things such as understanding light, knowing your equipment etcâ€¦
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?I donâ€™t really like to see other wedding photographers work. I like to keep an open mind. I donâ€™t want to be affected by anyone.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?Uffâ€¦ another tough choice. I try to keep my personal life to myself, so Iâ€™ll pick one from work. I guess it was when the first couple hired me for the quality of my work and not for the low prices I had to charge at the beginning.
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