87 episodes

Featuring interviews with some of the world's best wedding and family photographers - sharing tips, advice, backstories and more, all in a very relaxed and friendly manner. Each photographer has so much to share, and so many stories to tell - practical, inspiring, and often very funny, this is a wedding and family photography podcast with heart.

This is Reportage Podcast Alan Law

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Featuring interviews with some of the world's best wedding and family photographers - sharing tips, advice, backstories and more, all in a very relaxed and friendly manner. Each photographer has so much to share, and so many stories to tell - practical, inspiring, and often very funny, this is a wedding and family photography podcast with heart.

    87: This is Barbara Puchta

    87: This is Barbara Puchta

    Loved chatting to the fab Barbara Puchta for episode 87 of the Podcast! Barbara is one of the world's best documentary family photographers, ranking 3rd in Germany for 2020 on This is Reportage: Family, and joint 17th in the world. She shares so much on the episode today, including:

    her top tips for improving your documentary family work, how she's a life coach as well as a photography mentor, her training and workshop partnership with Julia Rose-Greim (who I've also interviewed on the Podcast back in episode 60), addictions, her love of coffee, the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards, why she prefers longer family sessions to shorter ones, and so much more...

    Head to https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-87-this-is-barbara-puchta/ for a link to her website, a link to the training she offers with Julia Rose-Greim, and to see the specific Reportage Family Award she spoke about in the episode too.

    If you're not yet a member of This is Reportage or This is Reportage: Family, check out all the benefits of joining us, including an unlimited number of images on your profile, 60 individual Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, invites to our physical meetups and parties, exclusive discounts, hours of educational videos featuring tips and advice from some of the world's best photographers and much more.

    See all the benefits of membership and join our wedding site at https://thisisreportage.com/register/, or join our family site at https://thisisreportagefamily.com/register/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    86: This is Nikola Smernic

    86: This is Nikola Smernic

    Such a pleasure to chat to the fab Nikola Smernic for this week's Podcast! One of the best photographers in Croatia, Nikola was ranked in our Top 10 Photographers Worldwide here on This is Reportage in 2018, and he's amassed a haul of 11 Awards from us in total (7 Reportage Awards and 4 Story Awards). He talks about so many things today, including:

    how he captured one of his specific Reportage Awards (which just happens to be one of my personal all-time favourites, I have to say!), an amazing story about being published in National Geographic (and how that impacted even his own wedding), how quitting his job let him develop as a photographer, behind the scenes of one of his Story Awards that included lions (and not in a zoo!), and so much more...

    Head to https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-86-this-is-nikola-smernic/ for a link to his website, and to see the specific Reportage Award and Story Award he spoke about, as well as the image that was published in National Geographic, too.

    If you're not yet a member of This is Reportage or This is Reportage: Family, check out all the benefits of joining us, including an unlimited number of images on your profile, 60 individual Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, invites to our physical meetups and parties, exclusive discounts, hours of educational videos featuring tips and advice from some of the world's best photographers and much more.

    There's now just a few days left to submit to our next Award Collections; the deadline is the same for both our wedding site and our family site: Submit by 23:59 BST on 24th July 2021.

    See all the benefits of membership and join our wedding site at https://thisisreportage.com/register/, or join our family site at https://thisisreportagefamily.com/register/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    85: This is Sara Paolucci

    85: This is Sara Paolucci

    The brilliant Sara Paolucci is my guest for episode 85 of the Podcast, and we talk all things documentary family photography! Based in Italy, Sara really knows her stuff: She was ranked in our Top 50 photographers in the world on This is Reportage: Family for 2020, and she was also a judge for us in Collection 5. We cover so many subjects today, including:

    how she became a documentary family photographer, why she never regards herself as being 'a fly on the wall', her love of public speaking, the power of Instagram Stories, our Netflix synopsis game, vacation photography in Rome, birth photography and the story behind one of her specific Reportage Family Awards, and so much more...

    Head to https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-85-this-is-sara-paolucci/ for a link to her website, and to see the specific Reportage Family Award that she talks about on the episode.

    If you're not yet a member of This is Reportage or This is Reportage: Family, check out all the benefits of joining us, including an unlimited number of images on your profile, 60 individual Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, invites to our physical meetups and parties, exclusive discounts, hours of educational videos featuring tips and advice from some of the world's best photographers and much more.

    There's just over one week left to submit to our next Award Collections; the deadline is the same for both our wedding site and our family site: Submit by 23:59 BST on 24th July 2021.

    See all the benefits of membership and join our wedding site at https://thisisreportage.com/register/, or join our family site at https://thisisreportagefamily.com/register/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    84: This is João Lourenço

    84: This is João Lourenço

    Really loved chatting to the fab João Lourenço for episode 84 of the Podcast this week! João is one of the best documentary wedding photographers in Portugal, and was in our Top 10 Portuguese photographers of 2020. He's won 3 Story Awards from us, and 6 Reportage Awards too - an amazing haul, and he talks about some of those on the episode today, as well as many other things, including:

    how he's used Excel to really strengthen his business, his love of travel and how that helped kickstart his photography, a certain function that only Fujifilm cameras have that is great for documentary, storytelling, top tips for better coverage, our Netflix game, motorbikes, and much more...

    Head to https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-84-this-is-joao-lourenco/ for a link to his website, and to see the specific Reportage Award that he talks about on the episode.

    If you're not yet a member of This is Reportage or This is Reportage: Family, check out all the benefits of joining us, including an unlimited number of images on your profile, 60 individual Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, invites to our physical meetups and parties, exclusive discounts, hours of educational videos featuring tips and advice from some of the world's best photographers and much more.

    There's just two weeks left to submit to our next Award Collections; the deadline is the same for both our wedding site and our family site: Submit by 23:59 BST on 24th July 2021.

    See all the benefits of membership and join our wedding site at https://thisisreportage.com/register/, or join our family site at https://thisisreportagefamily.com/register/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    83: This is Stephana Ferrell

    83: This is Stephana Ferrell

    The fab Stephana Ferrell is my guest for episode 83 of the Podcast, and I absolutely loved talking to her! Based in the USA, Stephana is a brilliant documentary family photographer; she was ranked 6th in the US on This is Reportage: Family for 2020 (and joint-47th in the World), and she's won 6 Reportage Family Awards from us. She talks about one of those specific images on the episode today, along with so much more, including:

    how and why she transitioned from weddings to families, vacation photography, what her 'last meal' would be, escape rooms, Disney, the business-side of what we do and being raised by a generation of entrepreneurs, our Netflix synopsis game, and so much more...

    Head to https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-83-this-is-stephana-ferrell/ for a link to her website, and to see the specific Reportage Family Award that she talks about on the episode too.

    Before we get on to Stephana, today is a bit of a milestone for us, as it's the 1st Birthday of This is Reportage: Family! I personally can't believe it's been a year already since we launched our sister-site for documentary family photography - it honestly feels just like a month for me. It's been amazing to see hundreds of family photographers from literally all over the world join us; the talent out there is absolutely incredible, and it's been an honour to help shine some more light on this important and incredibly talented genre.

    We're celebrating our birthday by giving away 5 This is Reportage: Family memberships, worth £100 each - visit https://thisisreportagefamily.com/were-celebrating-our-1st-birthday-by-giving-away-5-memberships/, or head to our Instagram account (we're at https://www.instagram.com/thisisreportagefamily/) to see how to enter. It's open for new members, and existing members too. Good luck if you enter!

    If you're not yet a member of This is Reportage or This is Reportage: Family, check out all the benefits of joining us, including an unlimited number of images on your profile, 60 individual Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, invites to our physical meetups and parties, exclusive discounts, hours of educational videos featuring tips and advice from some of the world's best photographers and much more.

    Submissions are open now for our next Award Collections; the deadline is the same for both our wedding site and our family site: Submit by 23:59 BST on 24th July 2021.

    See all the benefits of membership and join our wedding site at https://thisisreportage.com/register/, or join our family site at https://thisisreportagefamily.com/register/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    82: This is Patrick Mateer

    82: This is Patrick Mateer

    Really loved talking to the fab Patrick Mateer of M and G Wedding Photography for episode 82 of the Podcast! Patrick is one of the UK's best documentary wedding photographers, and was ranked joint-49th in the World on TiR for 2020. He's amassed more awards since then, too, and currently has 11 Reportage Awards and 2 Story Awards to his name - an incredible achievement. Patrick shares so much in this episode, including:

    the forming of his studio and shooting alongside his wife (the very talented Hollie Rosa Mateer), how and why his approach to shooting has evolved, being in a band, our Netflix synopsis game, the story behind his 'Cigarettes & Alcohol' Reportage Award, top tips for improving your documentary work, football, community, why he personally enters awards, and so much more...

    Head to https://thisisreportage.com/podcast-episode-82-this-is-patrick-mateer/ for a link to his website, and to see the specific Reportage Award that he talks about on the episode.

    If you're not yet a member of This is Reportage or This is Reportage: Family, check out all the benefits of joining us, including an unlimited number of images on your profile, 60 individual Award & 18 Story Award entries per year, invites to our physical meetups and parties, exclusive discounts, hours of educational videos featuring tips and advice from some of the world's best photographers and much more.

    Submissions are open now for our next Award Collections; the deadline is the same for both our wedding site and our family site: Submit by 23:59 BST on 24th July 2021.

    See all the benefits of membership and join our wedding site at https://thisisreportage.com/register/, or join our family site at https://thisisreportagefamily.com/register/

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Jonathan Ryder ,

Dive in!

This Is Reportage is helping to set the standard internationally in documentary wedding photography, and Alan has assembled some of the very best photographers in the field to chat to. Each episode is relaxed, fun and really informative. It’s hard not to learn something significant from each one. Tune in!

jessyarwood ,

Great podcast

Alan has a lovely calming voice too

amweddings ,

Great Podcast!!

I've listened to all 10 of these podcast episodes so far and they're all good! It's great to get an insight into the minds and lives of such amazing wedding photographers. Just subscribe and listen whilst you edit!

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