Corinna Raznikov’s photography has been featured in numerous galleries and museums in group and one woman shows from Scotland to San Francisco, and is regularly published in national and regional magazines.
She received her B. A. in Art and English from the University of the Pacific, where she concentrated her studies on the portrait in photography. Corinna furthered her training by studying the history of photography at the University of Glasgow, Scotland and the aesthetics of photography at Harvard University.
After completing her degree, Corinna taught photography at the University of the Pacific, and continues to teach in her field as a highly regarded instructor.
Along with her commercial work, Corinna actively continues with her artwork completing and exhibiting her work in galleries and online, as well as volunteering her photography services in many capacities. Her commercial wedding work has been described as “mysteriously revealing of the spirit of her subjects”. She has received numerous awards and acclaim for her images which capture the natural beauty of her subjects.
The main word for me is “meaningful”. On top of many other goals I have for the day of the wedding, the overriding one is to capture photographs that are meaningful. Sometimes that means that each photograph is full of emotion, or that it is a genuine reflection of the day, or that it is how the romance of the day made me or someone else in the photograph feel.
I don’t think you get to this collection of meaningful photographs by doing special effects after the wedding, or shooting 8,000 photographs and editing later, or even by being a completely “impersonal” neutral photojournalist. There is a romance to life and it’s important for your photographer to feel it if you want them to express in in their photographs. I think you get to this collection of meaningful photographs by hiring a skilled photographer with good people skills who is very sensitive to human relationships and the nuances of the moment. This photographer has to totally engage during the shoot, sometimes quietly watching, sometimes stepping in lightly and suggesting things – someone who knows when it is appropriate to just shoot, and when to step in and joke or play.
It’s a very delicate balance being a great wedding photographer. Sometimes I get it just right.
For Bookings – www.corinnaraznikov.com or call 5087483853