A Talented Wedding Photographer Interview
Interviewing Magdalena Głowacka,
Over the last years, I had the privilege of interacting with many wedding photographers from around the world discussing their work, vision and style of photography. Today I want to share with you a Special Interview carried out with Magdalena Głowacka, better known as Fotomagoria. We met at the gym during our yoga class. As we started talking about her upcoming weekend in the Dolomites, we discovered that we were working in the same business.
Roberta (R): How did you find out you love photography?
Magdalena (M): It took me a while to discover this! Without experiencing parenthood, I wouldn’t have truly grasped what I want from life and how significantly the quality of life depends on my choices. I wouldn’t be so aware of the time passing and the need of facing all challenges and fears here and now.
R.: What does it mean to you being a wedding photographer?
M.: Being a wedding photographer makes me feel happy and lucky. I couldn’t imagine any better occupation.
R.: When did you start taking photographs?
M.: My passion for photography started in my youth and soon became a real adventure with wonderful people around the world.
I love traveling with my camper, photographing outdoor, rustic weddings, Mediterranean colors, boats, wood, moss, stones, winds and mists of the north. New places make me creative but the biggest adventure I find in getting to know people and their relations.
R.: What’s the meaning of your nickname?
M.: The unique name of Fotomagoria is inspired by the word and feeling of ‘fantasmagoria’. This word represents the intersection of real and imaginary and perfectly describes my own work, aesthetic and inspiration.
R.: How do the couples choose the right wedding photographer?
M.: Before you choose the right one, spend time visiting their websites, Instagram and Pinterest pages that are a great source of inspiration. Find out if you like his style the same way in different lighting conditions. Give yourself time to feel the chemistry.
R.: What do brides want in a wedding photographer?
M.: Brides need someone to guide them in matters she has never dealt with. They have the right to require from their wedding photographer discretion, flexibility, emotional maturity, outfit tailored to the situation.
R.: What makes a great wedding photographer?
M.: Some fundamental characteristics that tell how great a photographer is beyond the mastery of his photos, the timelessness, the sensitivity in arousing emotions, but above all it is the personality that counts.
Magdalena’s story is a treasure I will forever cherish. Through her unique blend of photojournalistic and editorial techniques, she breathes life into each moment. Capturing love stories around the world is not just her profession; it’s her true passion.