Gintis + Kristina || Destination Wedding || Nida Lithuania

It was an honor to document my childhood friend's Gintis and Kristina wedding. By the way Gintis was my Breakdance teacher just 17 years ago.  Wedding took place in one of the most unique places in the world called Nida which is located in Lithuania. Nida is a part of the Curonian Spit which is declared as a national park and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Camera gear Nikon D750 and Sigma 35mm 1.4 artSigma 24mm 1.4 artSigma 85mm 1.4 art

Kevin + Seul || National Colonial Farm || Wedding

I can call myself very lucky photographer. Not because of my images, because of my amazing clients and memories which I able to create for them during wedding. Kevin and Seul wedding was hosted in very unique place named National Colonial Farm located at Piscataway Park. Surprisingly this place located just few miles from Washington D.C. 

Thank you DVLOP for creating amazing presets!

Camera gear Nikon D750 and Sigma 35mm 1.4 artSigma 24mm 1.4 artSigma 85mm 1.4 art

Dylan + Christina || Engagement || Georgetown Washington DC

Why I do love engagement sessions ??? Because it's so nice to get know each other before wedding! This time with Dylan and Christina decided to do engagement session in Georgetown Washington DC. As you can see we have a lot of fun! :) Can't wait to share their wedding already! 

Eric + Grace || River Farm VA || Wedding

This is my very first Black and White blog post ever! :) Not sure how you guys going to react to it, but I always love to do experiments and do something different. These weddings took place at River Farm VA. Can't wait to share more amazing weddings and engagement sessions soon! 


Photographed  Nikon D750 and Sigma 35mm 1.4 artSigma 24mm 1.4 artSigma 85mm 1.4 art

WATCH: Rangefinder 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography Panel Discussion, WPPI 2018

These days, it’s not enough to have a unique aesthetic or signature look; you also need solid business, branding and networking skills to build a profitable brand that evolves and grows over time. And we get it—making your mark in an over-saturated market can be overwhelming and frustrating, to say the least.

Rangefinder editor-in-chief Jacqueline Tobin brought together a panel of hardworking industry creatives at WPPI in Vegas this past February to discuss not only how to get hired by brides and grooms, but also what type of wedding imagery wins competitions and receives accolades from industry leaders and peers alike. 

Two of the 2017 Rising Stars, Mantas Kubilinskas and Cami Grudzinki, joined wedding photojournalist Kevin Mullins and Art, Life, Business branding expert Blair deLaubenfels to discuss inspiration versus imitation, how to submit a strong, cohesive 30 Rising Stars portfolio rather than a collection of images that fail to deliver, what catches a photo editor’s eye and why, what to consider in naming your photo business, how to be your own best editor on your website, and so much more. 

(A big thanks to our 30 Rising Stars sponsors, Fujifilm and ShootProof!)

By Jacqueline Tobin

John + Elizabeth || Carnegie Institute for Science || Wedding

On the 1st of April I had an honor to document really beautiful wedding of John and Elizabeth. It is really difficult to describe how amazing that day was. Elegant ceremony began at Washington DC War Memorial.   I still remember as it was yesterday how perfect was that moment and how happy was John and Elizabeth. For the reception couple chose  Carnegie Institute for Science. During the reception music and lights were provided by Josh Goldman "Dj G".  Also we had an amazing photo shooting at Lincoln Memorial and National Gallery of Art. Very special thanks for Mari Harsan for helping me to document their special day! I had really great time during this amazing wedding. I was able to take a lot of creative, artistic pictures. From all my heart I wish John and Elizabeth many years of true love!


Pictures was taken with my beloved  Nikon D750 and Nikon D4 with Sigma 35mm 1.4 artSigma 24mm 1.4 artSigma 85mm 1.4 art lenses.

David + Bethany || Carillon Weddings || Panama Beach

One of my favorite part of photography are Destination Weddings. This time I have a honor to fly to Panama Beach, Florida to document David and Bethany wedding. Wedding took place at Carillon Beach Weddings by Carillon Weddings. Big thanks for Avis Glenister  from Peach and Pearl Events  who did an amazing job by putting all peaces together and my friend Joseph Victor Stefanchik whom helped me to photograph these amazing weddings. 

Photographed  Nikon D750 and Sigma 35mm 1.4 artSigma 24mm 1.4 artSigma 85mm 1.4 art

Greg + Isabele || Ritz - Carlton Hotel || Georgetown, Washington DC

This spring I had a huge honor to document outstanding wedding day of Greg and Isabel at Ritz - Carlton Hotel in Georgetown. I was impressed by this couple since our first meeting. Stylish model Greg and elegant Doctor Isabel are amazing, smart and really interesting people. It was a pleasure to work with them. You just have to see their extraordinary wedding pictures. 

Pictures was taken with my beloved  Nikon D750 and Sigma 35mm 1.4 artSigma 24mm 1.4 artSigma 85mm 1.4 art.

Rangefinder Proudly Presents the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography 2017!

     All of us at Rangefinder have been chomping at the bit, but it’s finally time to celebrate the honorees of our sixth annual 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography competition!

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First, here are the trends we observed. While years past have been marked by dark styles and film-like palettes, we’re seeing a return to true documentarians—each with a signature aesthetic twist. Rather than epic landscapes captured from far away, cameras are coming closer to show raw emotions, silly expressions and subtle interactions, conveying—as much as possible—a sort of tangibility of what a wedding really felt like.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you the list of this year's 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. (We extend a big THANK YOU to our sponsors, FUJIFILM and ShootProof! ShootProof created our official gallery featuring the full submissions from the honorees):

Original Article: https://www.rangefinderonline.com/news-features/industry-news/rf-proudly-presents-the-30-rising-stars-of-wedding-photography-2017/

MANTAS KUBILINSKAS
Age: 32
Resides: Washington, D.C.
Years in business: 4

A WILD ESCAPE
Ages: 28 (Chris), 26 (Gina)
Reside: Cologne, Germany
Years in business: 1

ART WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Age: 36
Resides: Dublin, Ireland
Years in business: 4

BEN HIGGINS (BOY CALLED BEN)
Age: 28
Resides: Bristol, England
Years in business: 4

BEN SOWRY
Age: 27
Resides: Sydney, Australia
Years in business: 1

BRUNO REZZA
Age: 28
Resides: Chihuahua, Mexico
Years in business: 5

CAMI GRUDZINSKI
Age: 37
Resides: Davenport, FL
Years in business: 4

CHRIS GLENN
Age: 32
Resides: Costa Mesa, CA
Years in business: 3

DANILO AND SHARON
Ages: 24 (both)
Reside: Belgrade, Serbia/Stockholm, Sweden
Years in business: 4

DAREK NOVAK
Age: 42
Resides: Sligo, Ireland
Years in business: 5

EMILIE WHITE
Age: 36
Resides: London, England
Years in business: 5

GIUSEPPE MARANO
Age: 34
Resides: Rome, Italy
Years in business: 5

HAFENLIEBE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Ages: 40 (Björn), 27 (Jessy)
Reside: Hamburg, Germany
Years in business: 3.5

HELENA AND LAURENT
Ages: 35 (both)
Reside: San Francisco, CA
Years in business: 4

IRINA AND MATEJ
Ages: 30 (Irina), 31 (Matej)
Reside: Osijek, Croatia
Years in business: 2

JORDAN VOTH
Age: 27
Resides: Seattle, WA
Years in business: 3

JORDANNA MARSTON
Age: 37
Resides: Northamptonshire, England
Years in business: 4

KREATIV WEDDING
Age: 33
Resides: Düsseldorf, Germany
Years in business: 4

MARIANNE CHUA
Age: 30
Resides: London, England
Years in business: 4

MARTIJN ROOS
Age: 25
Resides: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Years in business: 2

NAOMI GOGGIN
Age: 31
Resides: London, England
Years in business: 5

NAOMI VAN DER KRAAN (KNOWME FOTOGRAFIE)
Age: 33
Resides: The Netherlands
Years in business: 2

NIGEL JOHN
Age: 32
Resides: Northumberland, England
Years in business: 2

PABLO LAGUIA
Age: 38
Resides: Alicante, Spain
Years in business: 5

QAY
Age: 31
Resides: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Years in business: 1

ROBERTO PANCIATICI
Age: 39
Resides: Berlin, Germany
Years in business: 4

SAMUEL GOH
Age: 32
Resides: Singapore
Years in business: 4

THE COLAGROSSIS
Ages: 28 (Mitch), 27 (Destany)
Reside: Fort Wayne, IN
Years in business: 4

THE FRAMERS
Ages: 31 (both)
Reside: Lisbon, Portugal
Years in business: 4

ZALMY BERKOWITZ
Age: 33
Resides: Huntington Beach, CA
Years in business: 3

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!