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Podcast Episode 135: This is Brittany Diliberto

Excited to chat to the fab Brittany Diliberto on the Podcast this week! One of the best documentary wedding photographers in the USA, Brittany was our US Storyteller of the Year for 2021, and has won 14 Awards from us in total – an incredible feat. She shares so much on the episode today, including:

how her background in lighting design led on to wedding photography (with so many transferrable skills)
tips for working with wedding planners and videographers,
the story behind her specific ‘Elephant’ Reportage Award,
choosing weddings and images for Story Award submissions,
what makes for a good wedding photographer,
advice on how to make wedding expos work for you,
our Netflix synopsis game,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 134: This is Gaby Ermstrang

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 she loves doing it,
funeral photography; why it’s so important to capture, and how she approaches it,
tips for if you’re at the beginning of your documentary family photography journey,
our Netflix synopsis game,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 133: This is Shane O’Neill

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,
why images in 16:9 format can be so effective (like in one of his Story Awards),
tips for if you’re feeling a bit stagnant,
speaking at Doc Day (and why you should attend the next one)
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 132: This is Olly Knight

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 weddings (and doing his own dental work at a destination wedding),
just why work/life balance is so vital, and what he’s done to achieve the right balance for him,
social media,
advice for capturing proposals,
the time he sang with Ed Sheeran at a wedding,
his Knight Class workshops and training,
the story behind his most recent Reportage Award,
and so much more…

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Podcast Episode 131: This is Kate Crittenden

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 embraces social media, including her love of reels and tips for them,
getting comfortable in other people’s homes quickly,
our Netflix synopsis game,
and much more…

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