Don and Helen Bringas are amazing wedding photographers based in the Canary Islands. Don, from the Philippines, and Helen from Mexico, started their love for wedding photography shortly after their own wedding. Their unique eye for the emotion and love that couples have for each other, really stands true throughout all of their work. Don and Helen are also the creators of the Don and Helen Presets, which were recently released in conjunction with them and LOOKSLIKEFILM. Check out the presets at Tribe Archipelago.
Keep reading below to see how Don and Helen progressed to be the amazing photographers they are today.
HOW DID YOU LEARN PHOTOGRAPHY?
Helen and I learned it by our own trial and error; by following other amazing photogs, by experience and experimenting, by being our own worst critic and receiving critics from colleagues, and by enjoying every click of the way.
WHAT YEAR WAS THE THEN PICTURE TAKEN IN?
The then picture was taken 2 years ago. It is a bit embarrassing to show to other people how mediocre our style was, but at the same time we feel proud of how we manage to grow technically and emotionally in wedding photography.
WHAT DID YOU DO TO BETTER YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS?
HATE wedding photography! When we first started we did not have any clear idea of what we were doing. To better your craft, you have to hate cliches, think out of the box, out of your comfort zone. We love images with movement, light, emotions, and nice composition, but when everything fails, we concentrate on emotions! We learned that style is not what you choose, but it is what your clients give to you.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO A NEW PHOTOGRAPHER TO HELP THEM EXCEL IN THEIR CRAFT?
Be humble. Always accept helpful critic (whether they came from another photographer or not.) Always remember how you started in photography and always rub in your face those mediocre images that you made! Don't let ego over shadow the good person behind that lens. You might be the best photographer of your niche, but there will always be better than you. Do not stop learning and always bring in your camera bag a positive outlook!
CHECK OUT SOME MORE CURRENT IMAGES FROM DON + HELEN BELOW.