Best of Wedding Photography

Nikola Smernic
Based In: Hvar, Croatia
Other Locations: Croatia - Dubrovnik, Split, Rovinj l Morocco - Marrakesh l Switzerland - Geneva, Zurich

To choose people who’d be the ones to photograph your wedding day is much harder and more important job than it appears to be. The reason is simple: the memory of this single amazing day of your life will become your family heritage. Keeping exactly this thought in my mind, I become fairly obsessed with making the absolute most out of that day in the photos I’d make for you… and all those generations that’ll come after you. Another thing I’m obsessed with is the whole photography making process. This obsession started unusually early in my life.

If destiny is a real thing, seems like mine was sealed when I was only 1 year old and when I got my very first camera (Yashica) as a 1st birthday gift from my grandma. It was actually a wish made by my dad back then and he was the one using it for our family photos (our heritage!) for 18 years, until I discovered it was my birthday gift and claimed it back. It was a start of my adventure with dark room, black & white films and taking so many photos of just about everything. It all got more serious when I started my wedding photography business in 2008 on a side, along with my engineer career. But then it became a life occupation in July 2014 when I quit my engineer job and got married to my wonderful wife, taking some photos of our wedding with the camera from the beginning of this story. The turning point for that business decision was an award winning photo in the annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013, that brought so many new adventures in my life. Today I am mainly destination photographer in Croatia and all over Europe as well, but also a proud award winning member of ISPWP, Fearless Photographers and Best of Wedding Photography. I’m based in Hvar, an amazing town that I know so well, but I love working in Split, Dubrovnik, Rovinj, Brac, Vis, Pag and all over Europe.

My constant mission is to capture the most fun, emotional, significant and challenging moments of your wedding day in the most natural and storytelling way. All those moments together will be telling a unique story of your wedding day for years to come and I am honoured even now to be considered for photographing them.

Hvar wedding photographer