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Welcome to the This is Reportage Podcast! Each week we’ll be bringing you exclusive interviews with some of the world’s very best wedding photographers – sharing their backstories, tips, experience and advice.

Each episode has its own post, where you can listen to it directly, or read a transcript if reading is more your thing! If you enjoy, remember that you can download and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes to be notified of each weekly episode. You can also find us over on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and YouTube.

Podcast Episode 116: This is Raymond Nguyen

So fab to talk to the brilliant Raymond Nguyen for episode #116! One of the very best wedding photographers in the world, Raymond was joint-second in the USA on TiR for 2021, and also in our world Top 50. He shares so much on the episode today, including:

how he started his photography business,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards,
having a studio of multiple photographers and videographers and how that works,
our Netflix synopsis game,
running his own workshops in Vietnam,
editing and workflow,
and so much more.

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Podcast Episode 115: This is Jennifer Schäufelin

Excited to have the fab Jennifer Schäufelin on the Podcast this week! Recently coming 17th in the World on This is Reportage: Family for 2021, Jennifer is a brilliant documentary family photographer, and was the German Storyteller of the Year for 2021 as well. She shares so much on the episode today, including:

transitioning from employment to full-time photographer,
the stories behind a couple of her Reportage Family Awards,
our Netflix synopsis game,
her thoughts and tips for submitting to our Story Awards,
why she recorded a specific ‘long portrait’ video on her ‘about me’ page,
Instagram Reels,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 114: This is Rafe Abrook

The podcast is back! After a bit of a break I’m really excited to be back and chatting to the fab Rafe Abrook for episode 114. Rafe is one of the UK’s best documentary wedding photographers, and was in our Top 100 Photographers Worldwide on TiR for 2021. I’ve also had the pleasure to meet him a few times in real life, and he’s a lovely guy, so fab to have him on the Podcast. Stick with us today as Rafe shares all about:

being an ‘exceedingly tall’ photographer, and how he uses that to his advantage at weddings
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards
giving a bride a fireman’s lift and why it’s so important to him to immerse himself in his weddings
why he features his second shooters so predominantly on his website
our Netflix synopsis game
why you shouldn’t try to be anyone other than yourself
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 113: This is Martin Beddall

An honour to talk to the fantastic Martin Beddall for episode 113 of the Podcast this week! One of the best documentary wedding photographers in the UK, Martin has been in our Top 100 Photographers Worldwide for the past three years in a row on TiR, and has racked up 15 Awards from us over that time. He shares so much on the episode today, including:

his background in photojournalism and working for The Times,
photographing Margaret Thatcher,
shooting his first all-digital wedding 20 years ago back in 2002,
why patience is key,
staying true to yourself and attracting the clients who want you,
the story behind one of his specific Reportage Awards,
and much more…

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Podcast Episode 112: This is Marieke Zentjens

Loved chatting to the fab Marieke Zentjens for episode 112 of the Podcast! Based in the Netherlands, Marieke is a brilliant documentary photographer, and was 35th in the world on This is Reportage: Family for 2020, where she has won 7 Reportage Family Awards. She shares so much in the episode today, including:

why day in the life sessions and shorter sessions are both important to capture,
some very funny – and a bit awkward! – moments from her photography career,
her photography journey and discovery of documentary family photography as a genre,
our Netflix synopsis game,
the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards,
lots of inspiring advice on how to improve your work,
and much more…

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