ABOUT ME

 Photo by Robyn Navarro

Photo by Robyn Navarro

 Photo by Anahi Cespedez

Photo by Anahi Cespedez

 Photo by Nick Tillinghast.

Photo by Nick Tillinghast.

 
 

Hello, I am Sergio Lopez aka Sergio Photographer at Sergiophotographer.com.

Growing up I had zero artistic inclination; I did not sing, draw or play any instruments at all. And the few photos that I took, were so terrible that even my own mom made fun of them.

15 years ago at my brother's wedding in Mexico, I had the opportunity to see their photographer working his face off and having lots of fun. My brother and his wife were so happy that they gave the photographer a big hug at the end of the night. And that really stuck with me. Back then I was using my electrical engineering degree to work at a local laser manufacturing company. 

As soon as I got back from that wedding, I decided that I wanted to become a photographer, but I realized that most photographers were shooting what it looked like, or supposed to look like,  and not what the day felt like; and that is a big difference that I wanted to make with my photos. A lot of weddings appear to be similar from the outside, but they are not. That is why I work from the inside out; I have to feel before I click. I want to be close by and ready when everybody lets go and shows their raw emotions. 

Over the years I have earned significant photography awards. I have been listed as one of the best wedding photographers in the world by many publications. I get invitations to give conferences and teach workshops all over the world. I also mentor and coach top photographers from around the US and other countries online. What I love the most about my job though, is understanding my clients through photographing them and simply spending time with them. That brings me so much joy.  My motto is: I feel before I click.

Oh, and my clients give me hugs at every wedding.

video by Diego Francisco + Anahi Cespedez.

 

I also coach other photographers

Since 2009 I have been imparting workshops, conferences and one on one sessions all over the world. Teaching is one of my biggest passions, specifically teaching photographers how to capture real life with artistry and passion. I started Sergio School to aid image makers with personalized education and training so they can create photos that are real, powerful and beautiful. 

 Fearless Conference in Puerto Rico November 2018. Photo by Robyn Navarro.

Fearless Conference in Puerto Rico November 2018. Photo by Robyn Navarro.

 Teaching a wedding photography workshop in Paris. Photo by  Chrystel Echavidre .

Teaching a wedding photography workshop in Paris. Photo by Chrystel Echavidre.