Moritz Schmittat is a wedding photographer and videographer based in Guildford, for whom I write blogs, meta data and category content.
Here’s your elevator pitch: describe your business to me and tell me why others should work with you!
I offer a unique combination of contemporary wedding photography and videography. Having one supplier for both makes the process easier and the product better. There is only one brief; the photographer and videographer don’t stand in each other’s pictures, and in post-production both the photos and the video will get the same look and feel.
How long have you been in your line of work? How did you discover your passion?
I’ve always loved photography and about five years ago I turned it into a business. I couldn’t believe it when the first client called to book me. Today I’m shooting more than 30 weddings every year.
What’s the biggest challenge facing your industry today?
The biggest challenge is to keep up with the latest marketing trends. Even if your work is top-notch you still need to know how to reach potential customers cost-effectively.
How has the industry changed since you first started?
When I started in wedding photography it was all about ‘reportage photography’, which comes from street photography and photo journalism. It describes the approach of shooting a wedding with as little interference as possible. Nowadays more and more creative lighting techniques are seen within my craft. Technology makes it possible to turn any room into a photo studio almost instantaneously. This makes it possible to apply creative lighting techniques even on busy dance floor scenarios. I embrace these challenges and I’m not afraid to learn and to develop.
What would you tell your 18-year-old self?
Three guests are coming for dinner, living or dead. Who do you invite and why?
Can it be my wife and my children? I don’t admire anybody more than them.
What should we be getting excited about for Moritz Schmittat Photography?
It feels like I’m only just starting. Check out my portfolio from time to time.