Meet the man behind Tomek Photography

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Say hello to Tomek – he’s an Adelaide-based wedding photographer with a heart for capturing people in love. After obtaining a degree in architecture, and practicing as an architect for several years, he decided photography was his true calling. We had a chat with Tomek to find out more about his business, and why wedding photography has become his dream.

What was your inspiration for the business?  I’ve been through a lot of heartache in my life. I’m what ‘societally’ is referred to as a hopeless romantic. I’m completely nostalgic so it seemed inevitable that I would be drawn to photographing people in love.

How did you go about starting up? The process of starting up was a slow one that honestly, seemed to all fall into place serendipitously.

What are you offering that is different from the rest? I think what I offer that is different is my heart. I wear it on my sleeve. I become so connected to my clients that more often than not we become lifelong friends.

What gets you out of bed every day? I’m not a morning person, so not much but perhaps the idea of falling in love.

What do you love about your job? My job is the best job in the world. Not only do I have incredible flexibility with running my life the way I want to, I get to meet some of the most beautiful people and spend time with them on what is invariably the most important day of their lives.

What does marriage mean to you? Marriage to me is incredibly sacred. Marriage is compromise. It is humility and kindness. It is the idea of spending the rest of your life with your best friend.

Tell us about your favourite experience as a business owner? My favourite experience as a business owner comes in the form of the small things. When I get a call from a Bride who is in tears after having seen her photos, well, those moments just soothe my heart.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the industry? My one piece of advice would be to be yourself. Don’t try to be unique for the sake of being different. Be yourself and you will find your voice.

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