Preston Bailey Spotlight Series: Ruiz y Russo
August 16, 2013
You have voted and chosen the winner for this week’s Spotlight Series. Today, I am pleased to share my interview with Verónica Ruiz and Leonardo Russo, founders of Ruiz y Russo Photographs located in beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina. If you have not visited their gorgeous website, be sure to take a look after you’ve read the interview.
As always, I am always eager to profile talented members of our industry, so if you are interested in being interviewed, please see how to do so below.
I love hearing each person’s story. Tell us, when did you discover that working in events was your passion?
Leonardo Russo, my husband and partner, and I have been married since 1997, and after receiving our own wedding photographs we knew we wanted (and needed) to do better. Our wedding couples have to receive something unforgettable on one of the most important days of their lives.
What did you do beforehand?
I came from the travel photography and fashion world and Leo always took pictures at weddings. What we did was unify concepts to create a style with which we identify.
Tell us about your biggest event success!
Standing in front of Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato, and watching them walking down the aisle, while he sang “All You Need is Love” a capella. This is most definitely one of the most wonderful moments in my career!
I believe that each of us have something unique and special to offer clients; what do you feel sets you apart?
We understand the importance of experiencing a unique moment and that together-forever romanticism, we have experienced that moment ourselves! And so we are motivated to work harder and harder everyday capture those moments and that feeling better than before.
Working in events is often a full time job, especially when you are committed to your clients. How do you find that balance between your personal and professional life?
As I am married to my partner, separating work and private life is a very complicated task. But since photography is our shared passion and vocation, we are able to enjoy this business in both a professional and personal sense.
Finally, describe the event of your dreams. What is the budget, theme, and location?
Portraying a dream wedding in a villa on the Amalfi Coast is the event of our dreams! Simple clothes, a few guests and the Adriatic light bathing everything.
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