Yup. This is me trying to impress the world...
I was born and raised in Czech Republic and moved to the beautiful, sunny and humid Florida when I was 24. I’m music freak and avid piano player, fauna & flora lover, and gear head but mostly father to my amazing little ninja son who makes me smile and cringe almost daily. Short version of my name is 'Filda', hence the name of my photography business in case you were wondering where in the world did I come up with this :-) I have alway been artsy but I wasn’t born with camera in my hands nor I wasn’t shooting since I was 5. What I had learned along the way is, that portrait & wedding photography is about interaction with people rather than technical skills or expensive gear. I can have the best camera in the world but if I can’t make people laugh and capture their emotion in a split of a second, none of the technical aspects really matter. I’m here ready to click the shutter at any time. I basically walk with my eye glued to my camera’s viewfinder and wait for the right moment to happen (no photo lists, please!). I don’t use assistants or complicated light setups and I basically look and act like a normal wedding guest. I've found my way to unobtrusively move around people and take photos without them noticing because that’s when the real stuff happens. No fake smiles.
I’m not big fan of posing so instead of bossing around. I prefer to give easy direction and let moments unfold naturally. To me, posed photos look artificial and cheesy, and if that's what you're looking for (or bright & airy) - I’m probably not your guy. I am camera shy myself so I know very well how it feels to be in front of the camera. I let people interact and encourage them to do their thing but ask them whenever I need them to move their heads, grab their hands or turn their bodies in. I do my best to make it as easy as possible for everyone and that allows me to capture each person’s character perfectly. Get in touch and let's talk about your photography vision and how I & my camera can help you to capture your memories.