A Moment With 'Nick Wedding Photography & Cinematic'
Nick Kociski was still in high school when he filmed his cousin’s wedding, but it was to become the first of many weddings captured, and the beginning of a lifelong passion.
Indeed, Nick now boasts more than 25 years in the wedding industry, and has added wedding photography to his cinematic talents along the way.
“The use of different camera angles, different types of lights for indoor and outdoor filming and incorporating different locations,” he explains, are the things he gets excited about.
ABIA sat down with Nick to find out a little more about his fascination with cameras.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’ve been in the wedding industry for more than 25 years. I started videography when I was 16-years-old, and in the last 6 years I’ve also been doing photography.
Who, or what, got you into wedding imagery?
No one really got me into wedding photography and cinematography, it was just something that interested me. Then, I realised I could create something great with the footage and it grew from there. Word-of-mouth is how I get most of my work.
What areas do you service?
I work mainly in Sydney, Wollongong, the Central Coast and Blue Mountains.
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Can you describe your style of photography?
A lot of my clientele originate from Eastern Europe, so understanding different cultures is important. I like to include cultural components in the wedding footage.
I also like to be creative with the use of camera angles, different types of lights for indoor and outdoor filming, and my choice of locations.
Where do you find ideas for your photography work?
I get to know my clients before any photography work, and we brainstorm ideas and locations that are special to them.
I also find viewing photographs on social media gives me ideas and inspiration.
Any hot tips for couples planning their wedding?
I suggest they plan about 10 months in advance, and do proper research.
How can couples choose a good wedding videographer and photographer? What should they look for?
They should look for someone that offers quality, originality, the right price and good communication.
Which of your wedding photographs are you most proud of?
I was able to record the last moments of a grandparent, who passed away not long after the wedding. The couple where so happy that I’d captured their grandfather with them on the dancefloor — that was really special.
What was your favourite wedding to film and photograph?
My favourite was probably a Mori wedding that I covered. Everyone wore traditional outfits and did the traditional dances.
The groom invited me to join in the dancing, while he took over the filming — it was great fun, and a nice way to include me in the wedding.
What is your favourite venue for filming and photography?
I really like both Conca D'oro, in Riverwood, and Paradiso, in Fairfield.
Where is your favourite place to shoot on a rainy day?
Canterbury League Club in Belmore — it’s got a rainforest with trees and a fountain.
What are your most popular wedding packages?
My 10-hour package, which includes a canvas and album, is probably my most popular package.
What makes your service unique?
Appealing to Eastern European clientele — I can cater to their specific wants and needs. I’m also, always happy to go with the couple’s flow.
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