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10 Questions: Vittore Buzzi

Milan based photojournalist Vittore Buzzi's photography is fuelled by the search to understand and accept reality - which translates into an exceptional eye for capturing moments and stories.

10 Questions: Meg Umberger

When you view Salem based Meg Umberger’s work, you can’t help but to feel the warmth, and the tingling feeling of her passion for creativity.

10 Questions: Alex James

Alex James' work brings drama and cinematic atmosphere into life - making ordinary moments and landscapes extraordinary.

10 Questions: Twyla Jones

Twyla Jones' work is both honest and surreal to me; it evokes emotions that hit you deep down and leave an imprint.

10 Questions: Darina Stoda

Darina Stoda was born in Estonia - a place of forests and rivers straight out of folklore, and has since lived for many years in Norfolk (UK) surrounded by large wild spaces and ocean. Even though I’ve never been to Norfolk or most parts of the UK, when I see Darina’s work, I can almost smell and feel the crisp air - her dreamy approach to incorporating nature in her story telling is inviting.


10 Questions: Jakub Fabijański

What is very inspiring is Jakub Fabijanski’s work, which brings a kind of dreamy cinematic take to photojournalism that you can’t help but to fall in love, along with the people in his photographs.

10 Questions: Don & Helen Bringas

Based in Spain, Don & Helen document weddings all over the world. Don & Helen’s work speaks humour, spontaneity and most importantly, the emotional connection to a moment captured in their frame forever.

10 Questions: Jesus Caballero

Portugal based photographer Jesus Caballero, traded in a career as a biologist for photography. Trained professionally in photojournalism (even mentored by a Magnum photographer), Jesus skillfully combines lifestyle with photojournalism to give wedding a fine art visual voice.

10 Questions: Susann and Yannic

Berlin based photographers Susann and Yannic created a food blog “KrautKopf” 2 years ago to share their love on making good food during the off Wedding season (Winter months) and have not looked back since.

10 Questions: Danelle Bohane

Auckland based New Zealand photographer, Danelle Bohane, started photography when her grandfather bought her a camera when she was still young. From there it has been a journey of discovery inspired by her love of people, art and connections.

10 Questions: Jessica Tremp

Australian photographer Jessica Tremp shoots Weddings to pay her bills whilst also being an accomplished fine art photographer. With no formal training in photography, Haunting, poetic and mesmerising - with a strong narration and fluid energy - Jessica’s work draws you in, hungry for clues; wanting more.

10 Questions: Thierry Joubert

French photographer Thierry Jourbert blends childlike openness, and philosophical ideas of trace and sign, with a skill for telling other people’s stories. Unafraid of dreaming big - Thierry’s work showcases his mastery of light and the depth of human emotions.

10 Questions: Junebug

For those in the wedding industry, Junebug Weddings is a familiar name. Based in SeattleJunebug was formed in 2006 and is now one of the leading international wedding blogs. In this special interview with Junebug Weddings, we reveal what it takes to be the world’s leading wedding resource, and where Junebug predicts the Wedding industry will be in 10 years’ time.

10 Questions: The Eagle Hunters with Sasha Leahovcenco

Sasha Leahovcenco’s passion for documentary photography is evident through his personal work. Sasha’s Eagle Hunter work provides a striking sense of what it must be like living in those amazing landscapes and harsh conditions, and you feel their pride in keeping with their long standing traditions. Come read our special 10+4 Questions interview.

10 Questions: Yoris Couegnoux

Yoris Couegnoux's work showcases great skill in capturing light, combined with sensitive narration. His work transports you to a cinema set, as if you were watching a modern interpretation of a classic film.

10 Questions: Lilli Waters

Melbourne based photographer Lilli Waters' photos are widely exhibited and published. Her practice draws inspiration from nature; there’s a rawness and openness centred around female themes, and strong narration that leaves you wanting more.

10 Questions: Sam Hurd

Sam Hurd is well known in the photographic industry for his ‘prisming’ and ‘lens chimping’ techniques - and epic portraits series (of celebrities). Sam is not afraid to experiment. His works reflects a sense of experience, skills and maturity beyond his years yet it still has that freshness in it that is charismatically attractive.

10 Questions: Niki Boon

Niki Boon’s work marries fine art and photojournalism so delicately that the energy and spontaneity captured in her work transports you as if you had lived it yourself, viewing it now almost nostalgically. It’s a testament to what life should be when growing up.

10 Questions: Gary Lashmar

Gary Lashmar's work, commercial and personal, especially his street photography, is the proof of Gary’s passion in life, his unique point of view and approach to life - a style that he alone defines - and he shoots from his heart.

10 Questions: David Heidrich

David Heirdrich’s work reminds you of fairytale stories - art and emotion evoked by out-of-this world settings in ethereal light that David so perfectly and intricately captures.

10 Questions: Victor Hamke

When you look at Victor Hamke's work, you feel his sensitivity - his storytelling vision marries surrealism with documentary - a style so unique and poetic that it completely mesmerises you.

10 Questions: Clare Barker Wells

Clare Barker Wells' family and newborn work not only captures key moments but also the in-betweens artistically.

10 Questions: Cristina Venedict

Cristina Venedict's fine art captured our eyes - it  not only showcases her skills as a photographer, but her imagination and creativity. Her work is painterly,  poetic and romantic. 

10 Questions: Zalmy Berkowitz

Zalmy Berkowitz's artistic vision describes rhythm and movement amongst the chaos of life’s candid moments. His film work makes you fall in love with analog all over again.

10 Questions: Lex Gordon

Lex Gordon photographs with a keen eye for art and creates his body of work almost as if it were paintings. 


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Then & Now: Jameykay Huffman

Jameykay, and her husband Arlie, are destination wedding photographers based out of Asheville, North Carolina. Aside from being weird, fun and energetic, Jameykay and Arlie are passionate and in love with each other and photography. Their playful attitude allows their clients to relax and be more open to sharing intimate moments with them. There is a true sense of connection when looking at Jameykay and Arlie's images. 



How did you learn photography?

I began photography by doing it as my high school senior project in 2005. I learned the basics on a Canon Rebel SLR, circa 1990, that my aunt let me borrow. I had to self teach myself and attended a dinky 3 week community college night class until I finished the project.

Post high school, I continued self teaching and experimenting with the Canon Rebel XT, that I begged my parents for as my graduation gift. I learned about how to change the ISO speed because I wanted to shoot bands in low-lit rooms. I discovered I loved shooting mostly wide open and I learned what lenses were the best to achieve the look I wanted. In 2008, I took the leap to major in photography in college and entered the Technical Photography program at Appalachian State University. I graduated from the tech photo program in 2010 and proceeded to work towards having my own photography business. 

I loved creating images that were expressive art, so I wasn't necessarily keen on the idea of using my photography degree on being a wedding photographer, but I still gave the gigs I had my all. A handful of those first clients didn't book me because my prices were embarrassingly low, but they did see my conceptual work, as well as my fashion work, and wanted me to photograph their weddings. Because of those clients, I began learning wedding photography. That is something that, in retrospect, I am very grateful for today!



What year were your then pictures taken in?

My then images were taken between 2009 and 2012.



What did you do to better your photography skills?

I pushed myself at times I didn't want to do anything at all. I did my best to remain humble in an industry where you had to be really into yourself to get ahead. I never stopped learning. If I felt I didn't do the best job at a wedding, I tried to figure out why and did a better job the next time. Sometimes that "why?" was because I just wasn't into the type of couples I was shooting. Following the money trail turned into a way to stifle my creativity. 

At times, I would go for weeks without picking up my camera outside of paid assignments, which was the worst thing I could have done. Once I realized that mistake, I began contacting people who I saw and wanted to photograph. I set up these shoots for whenever I had too much down time. Eventually, I found myself excited about poses, the locations, the timing, the thrill of a wedding day or engagement session. That lead to getting more and more clients who we love and who love us. We now have couples who want to work with us because they genuinely love our work. They love our candid moments, the non-posey looking portraits, my simple, yet dark and dramatic editing, and our unique take on wedding and couple photography. I am proud to be this kind of photographer now, and if you told me five years ago I would feel this way today, I probably wouldn't have believed you.



What is one piece of advice you would give to a new photographer to help them excel in their craft?

Work your ass off and don't settle! Shoot as much as you possibly can, outside of paying gigs that you're not crazy about. Only put work out there that you are truly proud of, and if you're not getting paid to shoot who you want, shoot those couples for free or trade. Don't be afraid to go after who you want. I spent too much time dreading work, and not enough time finding what made me excited. I can't say I am all the way there, but I'm not afraid to take those risks anymore. What's the worst that could happen? Someone says no? So what? Move on and fall in love with who you are working for and learn to say no to clients who don't fit you.

Photography is art and art is a huge risk in itself. Finding true love in art is usually a series of beautiful risks.



What gear do you currently use?

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 50L f/1.2
Canon 35L f/1.4
Canon 45 Tilt Shift
Canon 135L f/2
Sigma 85mm f/1.4
2 Canon flashes that we never use.
27" iMac
15" Macbook Pro
Lightroom CC
Photoshop CS5
All VSCO Presets - favorite is between 400H+1 and Portra 160+1 from Pack 6
ONA Leather Capri Bag
I use various objects for lens gunking, from huge color filters from film enlargers to leaves from a tree I'm standing next to.

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