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.