We are comprised of two professional creative artists, Milan Kocman and Janno Datinguinoo, who both specialise in photo and video production. We are based in Woking, Surrey, but we have covered events around London, Surrey and Kent and available to travel anywhere in the United Kingdom. Wedding photography is our main forte, but we also engage in fashion, portraiture, nature and street photography, exposing ourselves to various aspects of life to become versatile, multi-skilled creative individuals.
Working together as a duo has given us an advantage. In our experience, suffice to say, two heads indeed are better than one. We’ve covered events together and individually, but collaborating harmoniously as a pair is second to none. Weddings draw a lot of pressure, but having two photographers simultaneously covering every single moment in two different angles put our clients at ease. Your wedding is perhaps the most important day in your life, so we make sure we capture two sides of the coin. A dual-perspective approach is important to us and beneficial to our clients, achieving a comprehensive coverage essential to preserving your wonderful memories.
For me, photography is beyond passion – it’s my second skin. I breathe and live photography. I started picking up the camera and taking snapshots of people on streets, fascinated by the range of emotions these strangers possessed as I stood in a distance, with one eye on the viewfinder and the other observing at the details of the surroundings. It was here I discovered that being an invisible observer gives some genuine power to photographs. To watch events and moments unfold before me, and have the opportunity to freeze-frame those miniature details are both self-empowering and creatively rewarding.
Suddenly, a whole new world of photography is opened up to me. I explored fashion, architecture, nature, landscapes – and then came weddings. The emotions on display in weddings are incomparable to any other events in human life, and to be able to capture it, share it and make an impact to people’s lives is a fulfilling experience. I prefer naturalism over posed photographs, although some clients require traditional poses. However, there is a lot of magic in capturing people laughing, playing, crying, human emotions at its peak. They’re the moments people remember the most. When I make photographs, I bear in mind that these are the emblem of memories that couples will treasure for the rest of their lives. It’s a daunting task, but I give it my best shot.
Taking photographs is like drinking coffee. I can’t live without it. People reckon I was born with a natural creative impulse, and ever since as a young chap, aside from climbing trees and skipping classes, I dabbled in the creative arts. I painted, designed house models at the back of my notebooks (yes, I did those), wrote poetry, prose, novels and plays. Then I discovered cinema, camera and coffee. I watched lots of films, drank lots of coffee and my hyper-caffeinated self took lots of photographs.
By then, I studied Film and Media in London, worked for Starbucks and became a photographer. I directed and edited a few short films and a documentary, and to add more to my plate, I founded and edited a film blog The Moviejerk. It takes a lot to keep the passion alive. My photography career began with my own sister’s wedding, and sister’s friend’s wedding, and everyone else started recommending me. I knew I was doing the right thing when clients come back to me and appreciate the photos and slideshows I’ve done. I find that profoundly moving, to be able to contribute to people’s happiness and distilling happiness in photographic form that couples will treasure for the rest of their lives. Believe me, I’m not the soppy kind. But when I’m behind the lens, everything is beautiful. Or perhaps I just drank too much coffee.