138: This is Hollie Mateer
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by Alan Law
1w ago
Honoured to be joined by our This is Reportage Overall Photographer of the Year for 2023 today: The one and only Hollie Mateer! Not only was Hollie our POTY on our wedding site, but she was also the no.1 UK family photographer on our sister-site, This is Reportage: Family, and we talk about both documentary wedding and family work on today's episode, including: *the moment she found out she had won Overall Photographer of The Year on TiR, *the story behind her unique 'Chess' Reportage Award, *how she captured her 'Emergency' Family Award, *why it's important to not only show the good times whe ..read more
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137: This is Jay Doherty
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by Alan Law
1M ago
Awesome to be kicking off 2024 with the one and only Jay Doherty! If you’ve never met or heard from Jay before, you’re in for a treat, as not only is he a fantastic photographer, but he’s also one of the world’s loveliest humans – I don’t think it’s possible to listen to Jay without a huge smile on your face. Jay shares *so* much on the episode today, including: *how skateboarding influenced his wedding photography career, *a certain song he listens to before every wedding, *his personal project called 'Wedding Grannies', *the time he got stuck in the toilet at a bride's house, *creating 'Lear ..read more
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136: This is Matt Badenoch
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by Alan Law
3M ago
So great to chat to the fab Matt Badenoch this week! As well as being one of the UK's best documentary wedding photographers, Matt is also a brilliant street photographer, and earlier this year launched Street With Matt, teaching his own street photography workshops all over the world. We talk about that on the episode today, along with lots of other things, including: *how street photography can improve your wedding work in so many ways, *why slowing down can make such a difference, *being married to a fellow wedding photographer (and how they chose their own wedding tog), *how to improve you ..read more
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134: This is Gaby Ermstrang
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by Alan Law
5M ago
The all-round brilliant documentary photographer, Gaby Ermstrang, is my guest on the Podcast this week. Based in the Netherlands, Gaby has won 9 Reportage Family Awards and 3 Family Story Awards from us, and has been in our Top 100 Family Photographers Worldwide for the past two years in a row. We cover lots of topics on the episode today, including: *her thoughts and tips on entering our Family Awards, as a past judge herself, *how an image from her first wedding went viral around the world, *the story behind her 'pink flamingo' Family Award, *how she got into teaching and mentoring, and why ..read more
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133: This is Shane O'Neill
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by Alan Law
5M ago
My guest this week is one of Ireland's very best documentary wedding photographers: The fab Shane O'Neill. Winner of 6 Reportage Awards and 2 Story Awards, speaker at the inaugural Doc Day, and all-round lovely guy, Shane shares so much on the episode, including: *how he got into documentary at college, and getting his first wedding, *getting in the zone when shooting back-to-backs, *something we don't talk about too much: group shots and couple time, *working with videographers, *the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards, *workflow, *why images in 16:9 format can be so effective ..read more
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132: This is Olly Knight
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by Alan Law
6M ago
Really excited to be chatting to one of the UK's very best - and loveliest! - documentary wedding photographers today: The fab Olly Knight. Based in Canterbury and shooting weddings all over the UK and Europe, Olly has won 4 Reportage Awards from us, and also hosts his own workshops and mentoring too. We chat about loads on the episode today, including: *his background in the music industry and how he became a wedding photographer, *an amazing tip regarding the canapes, *a very unique - and surprising! - quiz, *why the documentary approach is so important to him, *embarrassing tales from weddi ..read more
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131: This is Kate Crittenden
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by Alan Law
7M ago
Excited to be chatting to one of Australia's very best documentary family photographers this week: The fab Kate Crittenden. Kate has won numerous awards on This is Reportage: Family, and was recently in our Top 100 family photographers worldwide for 2022. We cover lots of topics on the episode today, including: *why I love her website so much, *why she always zooms her families and often stays over the night before day in the life sessions, *the importance of always learning (and her top recommendations for education), *the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards, *why she emb ..read more
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130: This is Elodie Ruelleux-Dagorne
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by Alan Law
7M ago
This week I'm joined by the fab Elodie Ruelleux-Dagorne, one of France's very best documentary wedding photographers, and always an absolute pleasure to talk to. I've been fortunate to meet Elodie in real life numerous times now, and she's always so bubbly and friendly; super to have her here on the Podcast. She talks about lots of things today, including: *why she meets up (and often has a drink with) her couples before the day, *the importance of being yourself, *McDonald's menus in France, *top tips for improving your documentary work, *imposter syndrome, *how she used to work in the music ..read more
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129: York Place Studios on 'Is This Something?'
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by Alan Law
9M ago
The podcast is back with a special episode today as I chat to the wonderful duo that is York Place Studios, all about their brand new book, 'Is This Something?' I was incredibly honoured to have been asked to write the foreword for the book, and it also meant I was able to read an advance copy - and I can honestly say they have written *the* defining book about documentary wedding photography, honestly, it's just brilliant. We deep-dive into the book on the podcast today, but honestly, you don't even need to listen because even if you have the slightest regard for documentary photography, then ..read more
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128: This is Aga Maru of Pic-Time
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by Alan Law
11M ago
This week's episode should be of interest whether you shoot weddings or families - or really any other genre - as I chat to the fab Aga Maru of Pic-Time! If you've been to any kind of photography event around the world over the past few years, you've probably had the pleasure of meeting Aga - Pic-Time's Community & Partnerships Director. As well as knowing all there is to know about Pic-Time, she's a photographer herself, and super lovely to talk to, too. We cover lots on the episode today, including: *Pic-Time's recent Blog feature - creating blogs that look great with good SEO, and quick ..read more
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