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Irina and Matej

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About Irina and Matej

Irina and Matej aspire to create artistic, yet timeless images. Their photojournalistic approach collides with an editorial feel. With their clean and effortless aesthetics, they are able to make every connection they photograph more tangible and elegant. 

Behind The Brand

How would you describe your photography style?

Natural, clean and documentary with an editorial feel to it. Our approach is one of telling the story through emotions, candid moments, details, tones and beautiful imperfections.

 

What is it that makes an image magical?

For us, it is always an emotion – the one that is captured and the one that is triggered by seeing the image. It’s the chemistry between a photographer and a person, place, detail…

 

What advice would you give to the camera-shy couple?

We believe that people are more often photographer-shy, and once they start trusting the photographer and are feeling comfortable with the person behind the lens, the camera itself is not a problem. That’s the reason we put a lot of effort and time into getting to know our couples. So for us, it’s more getting closer to our couples than giving exact advice. But we always tell them that we’re there for guidance and that we are there for them, not the other way around.

 

Do you travel interstate or internationally?

We mostly shoot in Europe but we would travel anywhere for a beautiful story.

 

As an estimate, how long does your editing process take?

Depends on so many factors. Sometimes it’s 7 days, sometimes 7 weeks until we deliver a wedding.

 

Describe a magical moment from a wedding you’ve photographed…

It was our first season, we shot a Swedish wedding on Island Vis and right before the dinner, an epic storm hit the island. No time to save an outdoor setting, and yet we’ve never again experienced that kind of energy that led us all into the best celebration ever inside the fortress.

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

Visual poetry and style encapsulated. There’s a chic sense of minimalism captured within their frames that beautifully converges with mood and emotion.

 

For the couple…

Drawn towards an artistic aesthetic steeped in a quiet elegance. For the couple looking for their story to be told candidly and unobtrusively, with a strong focus on the emotive and stylish moments.

 

Styling tips…

Think elegant and romantic with a pared-back approach. Less is more with Irina & Matej; they’ll uncover the poetry in every moment, from the most powerful, to the most simplistic.