ABOUT APERTURIA WEDDINGS
P H O T O G R A P H Y
S E R V I C E S
O F F I C I A L L Y, about us:
Aperturia Weddings, photographers Dobran and Simon:
We are a little different from what you’d expect. As people, we are not particularly funny, not particularly kind, but as photographers we are bold and courageous! We are hard workers, but on weddings we don’t like to be treated as workers… we need to feel more like guests… We demand that you trust us, support us and believe in our work! We are observers, not directors. We go with the flow. We hardly ever interrupt you. We are frequently unprepared, but mostly spontaneous. We are experienced but not yet bored. We like experimenting with techniques, but we know our limits. We always attempt to capture the story, not the subject. We study trends in wedding photography from the bravest ones…. and in the end, we are like little children who compete between each other in which one of us two is going to make the best photo in the world…. Generally, we are just two simple and good fellas.
In the last couple of years, we have shot weddings in most top destinations in Slovenia and nearby countries. We are awarded members of Fearless photographers, ISPWP, MyWedd, Balkan Wedding Photographers and many more. We create bold, slightly surreal wedding photos and artworks.
U N O F F I C A L L Y , about us:
Dobran in Simon, wedding photographers.
Me. Dobran, I’m a realist. This is my soul, although, ironically, my photos in this period are the exact opposite. Simon, on the other hand, lives for today. Vigorous, unshaken, always ready for all kinds of instant pleasures. When we started our journey into this almost disgustingly cliché world of wedding photography ten years back, we started discovering many things together. Ourselves as well. Mostly ourselves. The currents grabbed and took us west and north. We have always held our sail, kept our distance to big ships … The mountain chains of Karavanke and Pohorje protected us against excessive influences of seemingly modern city photographers. But the journey lasted long. You need a lot of wind to build a firm sail which functions in its own way. And there is a lot of flattering wind in wedding photography. As well as added sugar. We lived through all this, tried it and left it behind. We like honesty and dislike exaggeration … although we completely understand exaggeration as well … but we do not pretend not to exaggerate. In all honesty, the essence of the wedding ceremony has long ceased to be an honest confession of two souls in love … most of all, it is a formal event, frequently glamorous, which must be performed flawlessly until the end. Because we take it as it is, we can function effectively also in this tense environment.
Happiness, love and beauty are things which are a treasured but rare commodity in our lives. We don’t have much in common with a modern wedding. Still … something has happened. Sometimes simple is obviously not enough. Good, different things do not come from predictable and controlled environments, they are born from chaos, contradiction, strong reactions. This is how it is, somewhere between youth and adulthood, photography also became our way of life. Hmmm … who would have thought that Dobran and Simon would ever know something about weddings. But if something will influence our lives at all, this will definitely be weddings. Even though deep inside, a man never truly alters his attitude towards weddings, they nevertheless sometimes bring a smile on our faces and soften our tough hearts. Maybe, deep down inside, we also long for it.