As a wedding photographer, I love documenting real moments that together tell a unique story.Hi. My name is Valentin. I’m a wedding photographer based in the Hampshire, UK and I absolutely love what I do. Weddings full of character, personality and joy are my favourite. At each wedding, I am there to capture the feeling and emotion of a bride married to her one true love, family and friends, the moments that make us all smile from inside out.No matter the size or location; for me, it’s about capturing the laughter, the overwhelming love, the people, the music, the smiles, and all those real moments that together tell a unique story.
Lightroom / Natural Light / Off Camera Flash / Photojournalism / Photoshop
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What inspired you to become a wedding photographer?
Passion for Storytelling. Photography has always been a medium for storytelling, and what better story to tell than that of love? My passion lies in weaving together a visual narrative that reflects the emotions, joy, and love shared by the couple and their loved ones. Through lenses, I aim to create a timeless tale that can be cherished by generations to come.
A Love for Artistry and Creativity. Wedding photography is an art form that allows me to express my creativity and push the boundaries of visual storytelling. From capturing stunning landscapes to framing intimate details, I am constantly seeking innovative ways to showcase the beauty of each unique love story. The camera becomes the brush, and each wedding is a blank canvas waiting to be transformed into a masterpiece.
How would you describe your photography style?
I use a mixture of documentary and editorial styles to shoot weddings. I approach every wedding day in a subtle, unobtrusive, and journalistic manner while capturing the atmosphere and emotion of the occasion. During the bridal portrait session, I make sure that the bride look their absolute best while still looking natural. I capture the little details and special touches that define their style.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day and why?
For me personally, the favorite parts encompass the Couple’s portraits and the joyful festivities of the reception. These particular moments grant the photographer a dedicated time to focus on capturing intimate and artistic images that beautifully encapsulate the essence of the couple. It presents a canvas for unleashing creativity through unique compositions, picturesque backdrops, and the profound love and connection shared between the two individuals.
Moreover, photographers thoroughly relish documenting the vibrant energy and sheer excitement radiating from the reception. This encompasses the magical first dance, heartwarming speeches, heartfelt toasts, and the enchanting interactions among the guests on the dance floor. It is during these precious instances that candid shots materialize, genuine laughter is immortalized, and the overall festive atmosphere is meticulously captured, resulting in a visual narrative that speaks volumes.