SERGIO PHOTOGRAPHER = SERGIO LOPEZ
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I was born and raised in northwest Mexico in a city called Culiacan in the state of Sinaloa. So I always tell people that my town is 2 hours north of Mazatlán and that does it. I moved to Tucson in 1993 and the one constant all these years has been Tucson's reliable summer warm embrace and I love it! My mom, dad and brothers are all in Mexico. I am currently residing close to downtown in Tucson, Arizona with my uber talented almost 17 year old boy Diego. Check out his Soundcloud page.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
Back in 2003, I decided to become a professional photographer when I realized how much I loved capturing moments in real life. That year I started Sergio Photographer and since then I have been photographing weddings, portraits, headshots, Quinceañeras, corporate events, maternity sessions, baby sessions, engagement sessions, dogs, and many, many other things all over southern Arizona and other destinations around the world. One of my goals is to serve my town by providing excellent, creative and evocative photographic work.
In 2012 I reached a huge goal when I got part of the yearly list of The Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World published by American Photo magazine. I was also honored that they picked one of my photos for the cover.
But the most important and lasting delivering amazing quality work and see my clients happy and knowing that those photographs are going to bring them deep joy for many, many years.
ARE YOU SERGIO OF KELLY AND SERGIO PHOTOGRAPHY?
Yes. Kelly and I worked in collaboration as Kelly + Sergio Photography for the last 3 years. Now we are both to doing photography on our own pursuing our individual passions. We are each other's best friends and we will still artistically collaborate on some weddings and other events as Kelly + Sergio Studios.
WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
I am also a professional photography coach that travels around the world teaching workshops and conferences. I provide personalized mentoring sessions via video call to many photographers all over the world. I have spoken at conferences and workshops all over the US, Mexico, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Germany and Spain. For information about my coaching and workshops check out my mentoring site at SergioSchool.com, I have a school!
One of my favorite places in Tucson is Tumamoc Hill going up 725 feet in 1.5 miles.