An interview session with Bernard Kalu of Auxano Photography on wedding photography
It takes more than a camera to be a good photographer, I am sure a lot of people are beginning to know that. Bernard Kalu Captain of Auxano Photography brings his talent for capturing memorable moments to corahub.com
We are very excited to introduce you to one of Nigerians finest wedding and documentary photographer Bernard Kalu of Auxano Photography. Bernie as he is fondly called is an art fanatic, a dreamer and inspires his customers, fans and audience with a photo journalistic/documentary style. Bernie is constantly keeping an eye out for the delicate details, special moments and all the emotion while on the streets or during an event. His main goal is to capture moments of life for life; to document the unique mood and all the elements, both big and small, that tell a full story. We had a chat with Bernie to get to know a little bit more about him, Auxano Photography and wedding photography
Corahub: Where is your business located and how long have you been engaged in it?
Bernie: Auxano Photography operates from Lagos Nigeria; but we are available to travel to wherever our services are required. We have been running as a business for almost 3years now. We began full operations in 2013/2014.
Corahub: What range of products or services does your company provide?
Bernie: Wedding Photography/Cinematography.
Corahub: What is your point of difference?
Bernie: Our vision to creatively tell your stories. No two weddings are the same, and we are resolute to ensure yours comes out as expected and even beyond your expectations.
Corahub: What should couples consider most thoroughly before booking a photography session?
Bernie: The style of the photographer’s work. Be sure you want that style of photography so you don’t end up trying to bend the photographer to tweaking his art for you. Every art is unique, and every sound artist stays true to his art.
Corahub: Does your business have a signature style? What would you consider it to be?
Bernie: Yes we do. Our love for colours and the film look. As well, our creative approach to each and every job.
Corahub: What’s the general process that you follow when a bride/groom comes to see you?
Bernie: Usually, it starts with a call/email. We forward our wedding packages. Next organize a meetup at the client’s favorite spot, finalize agreements. And we look forward to their big day!
Corahub: What sort of trends is your business privy to?
Bernie: The industry is cumbersome with quite a number of trends. But usually there are not so deep. Basically visual/superficial stuffs. Example is the drive most clients have to have their weddings featured on big internet blogs.
Corahub: Do you normally offer a mock-up or run through of your product or service?
Bernie: Yes we do. We have a range of our products we show our clients during the meet up so they know what to expect. Photobooks etc.
Corahub: Which other wedding professionals do you need to coordinate with to produce the best possible results?
Bernie: A very good event planner is always great to have around.
Corahub: What do you require of a bride when she enlists your service ?
Bernie: A strong vision is invaluable. Also, trusting us to deliver is also needed.
Corahub: What is the most common misconception you have to deal with?
Bernie: The erroneous assumption that wedding photography is cheap. But its not. Infact a good photography session is priceless, it is difficult to place a price tag sometimes on the amount of art, creativity and time that goes into one session. Bernard Kalu
Corahub: What’s been your best experience in working with brides?
Bernie: The trust and cheerfulness of a bride is always amazing. And the joy that ooze out of them when their job is delivered is just out of the world.
Corahub: What can brides expect from you in the future?
Bernie: More innovation. Just more!
Corahub: Thank you for your time sir, We look forward to seeing more fascinating art from you.
Bernie: You are welcome.
Bernie was nominated amongst the most outstanding photographers of the year 2016 by Oya Magazine.