The Insider: Awards-Winning Wedding Photographer Tanarak Visessonchoke
Tanarak Visessonchoke was interested in photography since 10 and extremely sensitive to things that happened around him. His thought was that emotions can happen any second. He was fascinated in capturing the emotions of newly wedded couple and their friends and relatives.
How did you create your international brand, and which has allowed you to become who you are?
My photography style is natural, and nowadays it is called wedding photojournalist style. I also attach my personal touch of art that creates my own style with the bright and cheerful feel to every single frame I create. After completing my Architectural degree, I started working as an art director before starting the photography career.
How do you manage the signature of contracts?
Usually, every couple comes to my studio for their wedding shoot. I show them my past work and sample album. Most couples have already seen my photo shoots online and my package’s price. And after seeing my work, if they want to contract with me, then they sign it.
Do you manage events in a more friendly way or detached way?
I really love to do my work in a more friendly way and listen to the couple and their story. Because I think that it is important to understand the feelings of couple and make them look extraordinary beautiful in pictures.
You get a very recognizable style. How you got there?
Yeah, people usually ask this question from me, but I want to tell you that my photography style is based on natural and real color with heavy effect. If you will see your pictures after years, the color of the images remains natural and the same.
Have you taken a photoshoot of any famous celebrity?
Over the past 14 years, I did more than 400 wedding shoots. I also did a wedding photoshoot of different celebrity, and I can share some of them like:
•Chui Tienyou (Actor & Singer in Hong Kong)
•Jareyadee & Jay Spencer (Actor & Actress/TV host in Thailand).
Could you tell us the list of awards you received in the past?
I am on the top list of international wedding photographers in 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016.
Furthermore, I received awards from AGWPJA, WPJA, and few other associations. Here’s the detailed list of awards I received.
Top 10 Wedding Photographer in San Francisco, USA
Weddingwire Couples’ Choice Awards 2019
Top 5 Wedding Photographer in San Francisco, USA
Weddingwire Couples’ Choice Awards 2018
Top 3 Wedding Photographer in Hong Kong
Wedding Photojournalist Association
TOP 100 International Wedding Photographer 2016
TOP 100 International Wedding Photographer 2014
TOP 100 International Wedding Photographer 2012
TOP 100 International Wedding Photographer 2011
WPJA — The Wedding Photojournalist Association
2nd Place: 2018 V06 “Toasting/Speeches”
4th Place: 2014 Q4 “Kids”
3rd Place: 2012 Q4 “Toasting/Speeches”
9th Place: 2012 Q4 “Ring Details”
18th Place: 2012 Q2 — “Toasting/Speeches”
7th Place: 2012 Q1 — “Ceremony”
2nd Place: 2011 Q2 — “Portrait of the Bridal Party”
12th Place: 2009 Q4 — “Emotion”
19th Place: 2009 Q4 — “Reflection”
AG|WPJA — The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association
1st Place — 2016 Q1
3rd Place — 2015 Q3
4th Place — 2014 Q4 — “Getting Ready”
5th Place: 2012 Q4 — “Ring Details”
11th Place: 2012 Q4 — “Ring Details”
12th Place: 2012 Q4 — “Reception”
10th Place: 2012 Q2 — “Flower Details”
10 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
2 True Love Captured Awards from Real Weddings — TLC
Do you have any workshops or classes with other photographers?
Yes, I arrange the sessions or workshops to share my knowledge with other photographers. I was also the guest speaker In Thailand to share the experience of my international brand of wedding photography.
Do you have any exhibition about your work before?
I have an Exhibition in Bangkok at an Architect event. They invited me to show my perspective about home.
Do you have any messages for fellow photographers?
Hopefully, my work is an inspiration for my fellow photographers. Always your true style is best for your wedding photography business. I will also introduce my photo book in which I will share all my knowledge on how I build my brand and make it become as it is today.
For more info, please visit: http://www.tanarakphotography.com/