Our ‘Real Weddings’ section is another opportunity for couples to find inspiration and find their wedding photographer. It doesn’t matter which part of the world you live in, if you’re inspired by what you see then you should get in touch with the wedding photographer. You should never forget one thing, a wedding photographer loves to travel and all our wedding photographers are passionate about what they do.
Wedding Photographer: Miracle-Moments
Couple: Janna & Marek
Ceremony Location: Glaskogens naturreservat, Cafe Carl
Reception Location: Glaskogens naturreservat
Wedding Date: 26th August 2018
Tell us a little about yourself…
Hi, I am Bart and I take photos for living. My morning routine includes a cold splash of water over my face and strong freshly grounded coffee, in this exact order. I am proud owner of black and white tattoos so I can let my nephews colour it when I see them. I do love hot food, so much that I had an episode of growing my own spicy chillies in the garden, unfortunately British weather does not suit that hobby well. Oh I nearly forgot, flower shirts, signature outfit which I can always be recognised in.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?
That guy in the flower shirt with cameras 😀
Literally don’t know… I never thought about it and to be honest I rather be remember by how people feel with me. But if they think about me as great wedding photographer that would be pretty amazing!
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day…
Super chilled. I think this would describe it best. From the morning there was amazing light in this small town in Sweden. The bride got ready and she was in a great mood and the groom was with all his family and he couldn’t feel better. The whole day took place on top of the hill with an amazing view on the lake. A small wooden cabin with beautiful wooden accessories and fresh flowers ready for guests, it all looked so amazing. Jana and Marek prepared and there was plenty of garden games and activities for the whole party. And on the end of the day they decided to fire up some sparklers. A dream wedding.
How did you get into wedding photography?
I remember one of my friends asked me to shoot her wedding, and it felt so good being part of such an amazing moment. I loved the natural form of the photography, where there were things going on and I had to capture them as best as I could. After that I just wanted more and more. By shooting a couple of my friends weddings words spread and, well I am where I am now.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I’ve been doing photography since I was 16, so it will be 15 years. But of course the beginnings were different. I remember I loved to shoot sports cars and do macro photography despite the fact that my camera didn’t have that mode.
What is it about being a wedding photographer you love?
All the natural moments. The individual flow of every wedding is so amazing that you never know what’s going to happened. Also the faces of the happy couple on one of the most important days is captured in the best possible way.
Can you share how you’ve made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?
I think constant work and exploring new ideas. Trying to create my own way of shooting instead just shooting like every other wedding photographer and trying to make my couples happy and nobody else.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?
Price is very important. Unfortunately good things cost money. If you are looking at the price of a wedding photographer and decide only based costs, then a couple should think twice. You should look to find your perfect wedding photographer for you despite price.
I am registered on couple of wedding suppliers pages but mostly I work on word of mouth. I think this is the best advertisement you can do.
Why do you think people hire you?
I am lucky to be booked because couples decide on me based on my photos and the experience I can give them.
How many weddings do you average per year?
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?
Doug the Pug
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?
I am pretty simple. Two full frame cameras with 35mm and 50mm lenses. In the evening I use a flash and that’s it. Oh and my leather harnes, it looks great 😀
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding?
Unpredictableness… You never know what weather it going to be or what kind of lighting it will be inside the venue. There are so many great moments and sometimes you can lose them because you weren’t fast enough or your camera settings didn’t change. You have to be ready for everything.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?
Most important day of my couples life. DO YOUR BEST!
Who or what inspires you?
Music. How different it can be.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?
Best-invest in knowledge
Worst-not reading books
If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be?
Share your favourite image of the day and why
It’s one of my favorite picture of the wedding day, it portrays exactly everything, the bride crying, wiping the eyes of the groom with the look of love. This image contains a lot of what it’s like for the bride and groom.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?
Shoot a wedding in Japan.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?
Consistency, working, getting better and not stopping.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you’ve stumbled across?
All starters who I talk and come across. They got this spark to do great photos, they just need a guide.
Proudest moment so far, photography related or otherwise?
Runing a 96km ultra marathon and shooting a wedding abroad.