Abbas Rizvi has a passion and talent for photography since his childhood. Renowned for his keen eye and unique style of capturing people in their most authentic form, Abbas Rizvi is making waves in the world of fashion and wedding photography. His mission is to make everyone he works with 100% comfortable so that his inner beauty can come out and be photographed by him.
It is this approach that allows him to create very beautiful photographs that allow people to cherish their special memories forever. This creativity and a deep passion for what he does have allowed him to emerge as a much sought-after photographer.
Can you tell us about yourself and how you got interested in photography?
Photography has been an integral part of my life since I took hold of my senses. I was very young when I started clicking photos for my family and friends, just as a hobby. Later people recognized my talents in photography, and that’s when I decided there couldn’t be a better job than the one you are not only good at. but also extremely passionate. I am also a very outgoing person and love to meet new people. My job as a photographer has allowed me to meet a variety of people from different backgrounds and that’s the best part of my job!
How long have you worked as a photographer?
About 10-11 years ago I was approached and asked to capture a family friend’s birthday party. It was the first time that I was recognized for my exceptional talent in photography. Subsequently, I started my training and worked for different studios to gain experience before setting up my own business in 2013.
What motivated you to open your own photography studio?
Once I started shooting for people in my social circle, people were so impressed with my work that they often recommended me to others. As I was working for other studios, I couldn’t find time for this. It was then that I decided to start my own photography business, so that I could choose my own clients and use my own creativity and sensitivity to capture their memorable events! I also worked with another photographer, Hasan Aliyar, whom I consider to be my mentor. It was he who gave me the final push and helped me realize my own abilities and talents.
What kind of photography do you specialize in?
Over the past decade, I have worked to become proficient in wedding and fashion photography. I have worked with several models and other celebrities and have even had some of my work published in fashion magazines. I have also done over 500 weddings across the United States and destination weddings all over the world, most of which spanned multiple days. I also specialize in publishing, which is often admired by all my clients!
What makes the photos you take unique?
I think what really sets me apart from other photographers is that I focus on the individual and how they feel on the inside, because that’s what is projected on the outside. I always try to make sure they are comfortable and relaxed, and I think that helps make my photos even better. Each person is beautiful in their own way, but it’s about bringing out that beauty from within in order to represent it and capture it in a picture.
What can clients expect when they come for a session with you?
Before coming for a first date, most of my clients are already familiar with my work, either on social media, through family / friends, or seeing me in action at weddings. However, I try to show them more of my work through sample albums in my studio. Most importantly, I love to discuss their vision and expectations for how they would like to capture their big day, while also sharing my own personal advice. Reaching mutual understanding before the event is so important so that we can deliver exactly what the customer wants. It’s their big day and my team and I would never agree that it was anything less than perfect!
Do you have a favorite type of photography to do?
Although I enjoy working as an event and commercial photographer, I would say fashion photography would be my favorite. It is because I am able to control the environment and really express my creativity through images.
What basic advice would you give to aspiring photographers?
One of my biggest mantras would be to never look at other people’s work. Each person has their own interests and ideas. The best thing for them would be to observe their surroundings and create their own image in their head. It is so important to come up with your own concept and shoot.
Thank you Abbas for your time!
You can follow up with Abbas Rizvi at https://abbasrizviphotography.com