Emilia baptism | Paris, France

Botez Paris

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Top 150 wedding photographers in the world

I just found out that I was named among the top wedding photographers in the world by SLR Lounge!

This was list compiled entirely by SLR Lounge – unlike photo competitions, which require image submissions and are regularly scheduled, it was a survey I didn’t know about, so the recognition from outside the wedding community is absolutely humbling.

The website regularly produces solid-quality content and I have them in my news feed, which is why I’m honoured to be on that list.

Eleven of the top wedding photographers are from Romania. No-one would have thought only a few years ago that, of all the things in the world, Romania would boast such a strong wedding photography community, and that can only be a good thing.

Whatever I did to get there, I hope I’ll be able to do it better in the future as well.

Thank you, SLR Lounge!


An off the wall photo shoot with Ana + Catalin | Bucharest, Romania

Sedinta foto Verona Bucuresti

New Fearless award, Top 50 Fearless photographers in 2015

Fearless Award Vlad Lodoaba

The latest Fearless results are out and I’m very excited to have an image among the winners. What’s even more amazing for me – with a total of 4 awards, this puts me in the Top 50 Fearless Photographers for 2015. It’s something I wouldn’t even have imagined a few years ago and seeing some other names on the list, some of the most hard-working and talented wedding photographers around the world, makes the distinction even more humbling.

The winning image is from Laura + Tiberiu’s wedding. In Christian Orthodox weddings, the crowning of the bride is an important moment of the ceremony. Because the crown is one-size-fits-all, it always needs adjustments and there is a moment of hesitation: is the crown too tight? Too loose? Will it stay in place?

As much as I’m excited about the award, I also know that the 2016 wedding season is around the corner, so it’s time for me to get back to work :)

The full gallery of winning images is here.


Lessons learned about wedding photography competitions

I recently had the honour of judging a wedding photography competition, namely the Fall 2015 edition of the ISPWP contest. The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) is one of the most reputable wedding photography organizations with members from around the world and a wide range of talent and vision. The organisation curates four editions of the photography competition each year (spring, summer, fall and winter). Images are judged in 20 different categories (getting ready, ceremony, reception, first dance, humor, the decisive moment etc.), with 20 winners selected in each category. I was part of a panel of four judges who independently and annonymously judged the images submitted by photographers all over the world – we judged the images independently, with the final result being compiled into what you see on the website. This is my experience.

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2015, final thoughts

Wedding in Puglia, Italy

Borgo Egnazia Puglia wedding

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Wedding in Normandy, France

Normandy France wedding

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Alexandra + Bogdan | Timisoara, Romania

Nunta Heaven Timisoara

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Livia + Cristi | Bucharest, Romania

Nunta Marriott Bucuresti

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Ester + Jack | Turda, Romania

Destination Wedding Romania

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Laura + Dragos | Mogosoaia, Romania

Sedinta foto nunta Bulgaria

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Iuliana + Adrian | Roman, Romania

Nunta Roman

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Oana + Andrei | Bucharest, Romania

Nunta Intercontinental Bucuresti

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Laura + Tiberiu | Snagov, Romania

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