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Vancity Vendor: Earthling Photography

May 18th, 2012 by Jeannine

 
Vancity Vendor: Earthling Photography

Magie Neaman is a wedding photographer just breaking into the industry. She was exposed to the art at an early age, while still living in Poland and it only took one favor for a dear friend to make her realize that photography was more than just a hobby. With 13 weddings and counting under her belt, she strives to capture unforgettable memories for all earthlings in love.

Earthling Photography works out of a home studio in Kitsilano and their rates are very budget-friendly. The most basic package is just $475 and includes 3 hours of wedding day coverage, fully edited high resolution images on disc, an 8×10 photo and a 6-month private online gallery. For packages with 5 hours of coverage or longer, she throws in an engagement session. Her best package is $1,250 and includes full day coverage by Magie and an assistant, all post production work, flash drive with all edited photos and an online gallery for 6 months. In addition to weddings, Magie also provides maternity, newborn, and family portrait services. You can even find her shooting at some events around the city, she recently worked the recent PuSh Festival in Vancouver this year.

Magie is educated in this field, having completed advanced level photography courses at Langara College. She has also participated in various workshops throughout the years to help hone her skills. She continues to find inspiration and improve her craft whenever possible.

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A Few Words With Magie…

Why name your company Earthling Photography?
“I wanted a name with a natural feel to it but also broad enough to include anyone wishing to have their photo taken, indoors, outdoors or at an event. ‘Earthlings’ of all ages are who I see as my target audience. Mostly the two-legged variety for now, but again, no limits!”

Why did you want to become a wedding photographer?
“One of my greatest joys is meeting new people and discovering how to capture their stories in a unique way. Weddings offer one of the richest opportunities to do this, but even while doing smaller shoots or studio work I love learning about people and trying to find the best way of expressing who they are.”

What do you have to offer for brides with lower budgets?
“I’m open to splitting up the coverage hours over the course of the day.  For example, I could do the ‘getting ready shots’ in the morning and resume photographing the ceremony followed by portraits and reception later in the day.”

What sets you apart from others in the same field?
“Enthusiasm and an eye for detail.  I’ve never felt so excited and passionate about work since starting my photography business.  I put a lot of time and effort into getting to know the bride and groom before the wedding and love looking for hidden gems and details with special meaning to them.  I am also very accommodating when it comes to traveling to different locations during the portrait session.”

How would you describe your shooting and photo editing style?
“I’ve been told my photos have a natural feel to them and convey a sense of ‘being in the moment.’  I have a down to earth and easy going personality and connect naturally with people, making them feel comfortable in front of the camera. I try to keep editing to a minimum and deliver natural looking photos. When needed though I have a number of advanced Photoshop techniques up my sleeve that help frame a moment in a more unique and special way.”

What do you enjoy most about your job?
“I love capturing genuine emotion.  When it comes to wedding photography, I truly enjoy the process of getting to know brides and grooms, their friends and family.  It is such an honor to photograph a couple’s first moments as husband and wife.”

What was the most creative shot you took and how did you come up with it?
“One of my favorite shots is a group photo with the bride and groom, and approximately 140 guests.  It’s creative in the sense that my colleague photographer and I had to find a way of getting everyone into the shot with the water and mountain view in the background.  A family living in a home beside the ceremony site agreed to let wedding guests stand on their private dock.  The photo was very special to the bride and groom and a big hit amongst friends and family.”

Which part of the wedding is your most favorite to shoot and why?
“It’s difficult to narrow it down to just one.  I really enjoy the moment when the groom sees the bride for the first time and when the bride and groom walk down the aisle as husband and wife after the ceremony.  I also love the portrait session.”

Where is your favourite place/part of the city to take pictures for a shoot?
“My favorite place is probably Jericho Beach. With a variety of backdrops ranging from tall grass and streams to beach and mountains it’s a photographer’s playground. Some other favorites are the Olympic Village and, of course, Stanley Park.”

What should your clients expect when they have their first consultation with you?
“I like to meet clients at my home office or at a quite, comfortable coffee shop in a convenient location.  I appreciate planning a wedding is a stressful endeavor and do my best to make the experience of exploring photography options as enjoyable as possible.”

If you had one piece of advice for a bride and groom, what would it be?
“Try not to worry about the things that are beyond your control on the wedding day, including bad weather or ceremony delays. As far as the photographer goes, explore as many options as possible then choose the one who’s work you really enjoy but also who you have a connection with.”

To contact Magie, visit her website.
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