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Photographer: Gus Campos Wedding Photography
Ceremony Location: Villa La Angostura, Patagonia
Reception Location: Villa La Angostura, Patagonia
Tell us a little about yourself…
I’m a wedding photojournalist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I consider my work as an intense experience that is always alive, constantly developing, getting myself involved in every moment, changing my life looking for that perfect image that will thrill and amaze.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?
I think you can describe me as a funny, creative and always open to a new and original ideas.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day…
Is “the day” and I live in a very special way like the couple. I start very early covering the preparations for the bride and groom, after that I do a very careful, emotional and artistic register of the ceremony and the party continues to the very end. But not before taking some great couple and family portraits.
How did you get into wedding photography?
I have done different things in my life. I was also a journalist, but photography was always my passion, it is a way of connecting with the soul and the stories of people.
That’s why I wouldn’t change it for anything.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I’ve been weeding photographer 15 lovely years.
Can you share how you’ve made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?
Yes! I made mistakes and I learn every day from that. I think the secret of success of any business is to listen to you customer. I listen a lot to the couples that I work for. I tried to connect and share experiences to make a strong relationship which results in my pictures.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?
I think they are looking for someone who cares for their big day. And in terms of packages they likes to choose a professional look, a fresh engagement session and a really good photo-book to show off with pride.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?
For me word of mouth is important.
Why do you think people hire you?
I think they hire me because I’m honest, I’m always looking for new ideas for every couple, I want the best for everyone and they notice that.
How many weddings do you average per year?
I try not to shoot more 30 weddings per year.
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?
I have no preferences of people especially, but I always look for daytime weddings, weddings are different, not classic, colourful, thematic and original.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?
So many places. India, Russia, The Caribbean and every exotic point of the world.
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?
I use my Nikon´s (D750 & D810) And my 16mm, 35mm, 85mm, 80-200mm and 24-70mm lenses.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding?
To keep a high level of the work over so many hours, it’s a big challenging that always inspire me.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?
Yes, as wedding photojournalist I prefer to capture real moments. I like fresh and genuine emotions, I am not an invasive person but I am always attentive to everything that happens to keep the great moments we all want to remember.
Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by cinema, painting, music, my photographer friends.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?
The best is to be honest, if you have the passion and the love for what you do, show it, let the world know the best of you. The worst is to make promises that you can’t keep.
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be?
A traveller, someone who is always surrounded by people but discovering news places every day.
Share your favourite image of the day and why…
I always share my “pic of the day” because a day with out a favourite photo is a empty day.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?
Yes. I want to do more destination weddings far from home to capture the real love in the world.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?
The key is to connect with people, know the techniques and understand the fragile union between art and business.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you’ve stumbled across?
Yes! A lot! Jerry Ghionis, Mauricio Arias and Chrisman Studios, Jasmine Star, David Beckstead, Two Mann.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?
I have a painting in my house. This was painted by an really good artist who is the mother of one of my brides which wedding I shot.
The lady chose one picture from my portfolio she liked in secret (and not from her daughters wedding) and made a oil painting version of that. When her daughter and husband came to the studio for their photo-book, they came with a big package for me.
It was the painting. It touched my heart.
In those moments of genuine good energy, where just doing what I love I can create bonds between people, I really feel proud of my work.
Wedding Photographer Argentina – Gus Campos