Eugene Pavlov

ARTIST STATEMENT

“Many photographers will oblige a couple to meet their style of photography. What you get is look-a-like weddings; most likely beautiful, but not a true reflection of the couple. I take the time to get to know each couple, to find out who they are, their interests, and what makes their relationship unique. By staying true to the couple I am able to capture their love, emotions and connection in any surrounding. I’m not one of those photographers who shoot weddings to progress their career until National Geographic calls. I actually love shooting weddings! I love the excitement, the emotion, and the pressure of documenting something that’s happening in real time. Weddings offer me an opportunity to meet awesome people and create friendships that last for a lifetime! Many couples whose wedding I shot – I also shoot maternity shoots as well as anniversary shoots. I love and cherish those relationships. When I was asked about what inspires me in an interview – this is what I said and what I believe: “Inspiration…It changes couple to couple. Their story inspires me. Their love inspires me. Their family inspires me. That’s why I approach this the way I do – I make it about the couple: from location to wardrobe – the mission is simple – capture who they are authentically.”