We had the good fortune of connecting with Anatoliy Kim and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anatoliy, what is the most important factor behind your success / the success of your brand?
When it comes down to it, I credit a whole lot of my success to the fact that I really love attending weddings. I’m a hopeless romantic and truly believe in the celebration of love. When filming a wedding, I’m not a family member or a friend, but I have the privilege of being so close to intimate moments and it gets me every time. I smile, laugh, and cry with them, and by the end of post-production, I feel like I’ve known the couple and their loved ones for decades instead of weeks or months.
My images and films are reflections of each couple’s relationship and personalities. Throughout the day, I’m always looking around to capture authentic moments. From my vantage point behind the camera, I take in the details: the music they like, inside jokes, and the moments that make them laugh, cry, and light up with joy. At the end of the day, I’m not just capturing moments, I’m documenting memories. Because of this personalized attention, every wedding film or gallery I deliver is truly unique.
It’s not an easy job. Filming days are long, and always on your feet. Editing days are grueling. But when I see photos of clients crying happy tears while watching their weddings film, I feel good. Knowing that the images I captured will be rewatched and appreciated in the years to come makes me happy.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?