I recently married a friend in a tiny village in eastern Ukraine.
It was a stunning and peaceful wedding in the winter, but when we returned to the city in spring, I noticed a very peculiar phenomenon.
While the wedding venue was being prepared, the wedding guests were already seated.
It turned out that a couple of years earlier, the groom had been invited to a wedding in this village.
After the ceremony, a man from the village called him up and asked him to take pictures of the place.
I was fascinated by the idea of having a photographer take pictures for the guests of my wedding, I thought.
I asked my friend how many pictures he had taken of the village, and he told me: I have taken hundreds.
I decided to try to capture the moment of the ceremony and the photos.
I got a camera and went out to the wedding site, where there were dozens of wedding guests gathered in a single space.
In all, I took around 40 photos.
The photos were taken over the course of several days and I shared them with my friends on social media.
After I posted the photos, my friend was very surprised to receive a lot of emails from other guests.
One of them asked him how I managed to capture everything.
I told him that I took the photos at the same time and I had taken them in the same way.
The guests of the wedding were happy and excited, and they were very kind to me, and even offered me money.
So, I am happy with the result.
As for the wedding ceremony itself, the guests were very nice and polite, and I was able to photograph everything.
It took me about six hours, and there was no real time-consuming choreography.
After taking the pictures, I gave them to my friend.
He wrote them in a diary and then shared them online.
The blog was very popular and I started receiving thousands of likes and shares.
The wedding was a success, but the photojournalist is still struggling to get paid.
How does this apply to photographers and wedding venues?
In the beginning, I started out by photographing weddings for fun.
But as I started to get more work, I decided that the more work I did, the more I would have to pay myself.
In the end, I had to sell my photojournalism business because the costs of hosting the wedding became too high.
If I don’t pay myself now, I won’t be able to make any money from my next work.
I am also very concerned about my financial future.
The most common reason for people to avoid wedding venues is because of the cost of renting them out, which in turn is a barrier to the spread of wedding photography.
But in the future, there will definitely be more and more people who will go to weddings, and that will only help the industry grow.
The biggest challenge will be the fact that there are no regulations on wedding venues, which makes it difficult to regulate how these events are organised.
The first time I did a wedding I went to the same venue and the wedding photographer had to photograph me.
I would tell him that the bride and groom did not want to take photos of the reception, but I had no other option.
After this, I would go to the next venue and get permission for him to photograph the reception.
The bride and the groom would not even look at me.
The next venue is a little more remote and the next time, the bride would be with her family.
But it’s still difficult for me to photograph weddings.
I think that in the coming years, there is going to be more demand for wedding photography and venues will have to follow suit.
There are also a lot more people in Ukraine, and the tourism industry is already heavily affected by the country’s economic problems.
It’s too bad that this industry will be cut off when Ukraine’s economy slows down.
It will be much more difficult for businesses to attract visitors.
In general, I do not like to be asked to photograph events in my own country.
When the economy is in such a bad state, I can’t help but be more cautious when photographing such events.
I hope that my photos will help to make people understand that weddings can’t be cancelled just because of financial problems.