#everoursafterhours serves as a learn the “why” behind their work, to get to know photographers and videographers that are the game changers or ones that in their tiny little corner of the earth are just getting it done. i have always, ALWAYS, prided myself on the that community that i have the fortunate experience of knowing and featuring. for the past five years, i have surrounded myself with such a beautifully talented community of wedding photographers and videographers. so i’m just going to build on that this year and give them the spotlight they deserve. i’ll be highlighting photographers almost every week.  it’s just be a chance for photographers to kick back after shooting a wedding, grab a coffee, and have a lazy Sunday read.

i think this is one of my last #everoursafterhours.   i might be able to squeeze out one more next weekend, but we’ll see.  either way, this one is a good one to leave you with.  as you know, this blog has always stood for the wedding photography community and being able to showcase and feature talent, but also connecting talent.  i’m glad i got the chance to meet this guy and see him develop, not just with his work, but with his community.  it makes me glad that he’s continuing my belief on how it’s important to get to know artists out there and be inspired.

SACHIN KHONA

is out there not just breaking his own creative boundaries, but helping others get inspired via his site called ARC.  simply put, it’s a place where you get the chance to read about the “why” and “how” behind certain photographers out there and not just in wedding photography, but elsewhere.  love that Sachin is bringing light to talent that flies under the radar or just a deeper look at artists you may already be familiar with.

but back to Sachin.  first met him over gelato and we became fast friends.  i’m so glad to have had his support and love for this blog over the years.  can’t wait to see where he heads next and to see his work grow and leave me in awe.  here’s your chance to get to know this guy just a little more..

How did you get your start in wedding photography?

I’ve always enjoyed exploring, connecting with new cultures and generally experiencing new things. I caught the travel bug off my folks at a pretty young age and would always take a camera with me.

I was invited to a friends wedding in Goa, India in 2008. I took my camera and shot bits of the wedding day and ended up giving them an album of my photos as an added gift. I loved capturing the story the way I saw it and that opened my eyes to the potential within wedding photography.

I started to research photographers online and was blown away by what I saw. I pretty much told everyone I knew that I wanted to shoot weddings and soon I was put in touch with friends in the industry that would let me shoot alongside them on weekends.

I ended up assisting (basically holding a reflector and carrying bags), to shooting a few bits of the wedding, to finally second shooting at the end of my first season. I then second shot weddings each weekend for the next season before feeling ready to shoot my own. My first proper booking was in February 2011.

What is unique about your style of shooting?

I can only say its unique because its mine. I draw a lot of inspiration from some of my favourite wedding photographers but at the end of the day, I can only shoot the way I see and feel things.

I hope that what I capture and show are genuine, real moments that express my own creativity and love for what I do.

Include one of your images that is your most recent favorite and explain why you love it.

This is the moment that Kristian saw Kelly for the first time on their wedding day. His reaction was perfect.

What do you struggle with the most? Business wise or shooting wise.

Shooting wise, I’d say layering in images is something that I’m working on. Achieving multiple stories in one frame.

I really enjoy street photography and layering is something that I like to practise within that.

Where do you see wedding photography heading next? Where would like to see it go?

This has probably been happening for a while, but I think wedding photography is going to be even more about real moments and story within images.

If you could send one message to the wedding photography world, what would it be? (Basically, your life motto)

Live in the moment.

What drives you as a person and as a wedding photographer?

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New opportunities, new lands, different people .. I’m definitely excited by new experiences 

What makes you confetti throw at the end of the day?

Feeling like I gave that day my best shot.

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SACHIN is based in Vancouver, but is known to travel everywhere.  i don’t think he really likes to stay in one place quite frankly.  take a look at HIS SITE and HIS BLOG to see where else he’s been and the beautiful stories he has captured.