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 butt 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 a lot of 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 many other countries online. But what I love the most about my job is photographing my clients and 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.
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 passion, 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.
ONE OF MY BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
In 2012 I reached a huge goal when I was named one of the the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American Photo magazine. I was also honored that they picked one of my photos for the cover.