WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
I shoot with a professional mirrorless camera Sony a9. This camera is dead silent when taking pictures, which is very important for candid moments of your wedding (like a ceremony in a church or reading your vows).
Also, this camera can autofocus right on your eyes. A task impossible for regular DSLR cameras which most wedding photographers still use. It means that your eyes will be always in focus (not your ears, not your nose etc.). No DSLR camera can do that.
Sony a9 is calculating focus 60 (!) times per second. You'll get more tack sharp photos that you actually can use for printing etc.
Of course, these advantages over DSLR cameras reflect in a relatively high initial cost of the camera ($4500), but I think it's a small price to pay when it comes to such an advanced tool.
Please keep in mind that I always have a backup camera and a set of professional prime and zoom lenses (16-35mm f/4, 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4, 35mm f/2.8 and even a 50mm f/0.95!).
WHAT ARE YOU INTO?
I really enjoy traveling, watching indie movies and listening to great music. Also, I'm a mens fashion activist. Kidding. But style plays a big role in my life. Don't expect me to wear jeans or shorts on your wedding day!
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES?
Moonrise Kingdom, Her, Lobster, Swiss Army Man. Obviously, all indie movies about love and relationship.
ARE YOU MARRIED?
I am married, and we have a really cute and not-so-smart furry son, Mars. He's a 90 pound boxer who loves destroying everything around him. Still, he manages to be the most loved creature in our home.
WHERE IS YOUR ACCENT FROM? IT'S LIKE I'M GONNA HEAR "I NEED YOUR CLOTHES, YOUR BOOTS AND YOUR MOTORCYCLE"
Thanks to my parents I was born in former Soviet Union. Yep, Stalin, matryoshka, vodka and brown bears walking in the streets! :D
ARE YOU A DIRECTOR OR AN OBSERVER WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR WORK AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I would say I'm an observer. I don't like to attract a lot of attention to myself and love to capture some candid moments of your wedding day. Of course, I can always help you with posing when you need it.
IF YOU COULD GIVE ONLY ONE PIECE OF ADVICE, WHAT IT WOULD BE?
Hire a wedding planner! You can't even imagine how a good planner helps with stress and with getting beautiful pictures. Yes, a good planning is a vital part of nice photographs.