A good photographer recognizes that the best pictures start with the main subjects – the people! Oxana Brik Photography does this and so much more. Her photos are the perfect way to eternalize your wedding day (aka the best day ever.) Today she’s sharing her secrets on how she captures “the shot” to her dream couple to photograph:
What first sparked your interest in photography?
I don’t have a soppy story about developing film with my grandpa when I was little or anything like that; in fact I got my first “serious” camera when I was 21 and it was a rational decision. Before I became a photographer I was a bride myself, and I remember I was in awe when we got our wedding photos! Every time we looked at the images of me and my husband laughing, us dancing, my mom crying – it felt like we were reliving those precious moments. I was touched by the depth, colors, and sharpness.. I can freely say that the young lady who took our wedding photos inspired me so much to learn and try photography myself. Within a short period of time, I went to New York Institute of Photography, learned a lot, successfully graduated, and applied my knowledge in years of practice. And I absolutely love it!
What is it about taking a picture (capturing a moment) that intrigues you?
It’s the beauty! It’s the wind in her dress as they walk together holding hands, it’s the moments you can’t repeat, the colors of the sunset, the touch…
You have such a passion for photography. Can you imagine doing anything else? If so, what?
I can’t imagine myself doing anything else, the only other amazing job I see myself doing in near future – is being a mom, and I can’t wait for that day to come!
Who is your dream couple to photograph like?
That would be the couple that really loves each other, shares my vision and is ready for adventures! I feel like all the couples I have worked with already were my dream couples! It’s the best when we can laugh, have coffee or walk around and be ourselves.
What moments are you looking for when you say to yourself “that’s the shot”!
When my couple is truly relaxed and I get to capture their pure emotions, that’s what I’m looking for. That moment when they forget the camera is there and they simply enjoy each other. It doesn’t even have to be the most epic background, I believe what’s inside, your heart and your deep love for each other – those things create the environment, and that speaks louder than backdrop, colors or editing.
Check out this video by Your Story Story by Max of Oxana doing her thing!
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