Photographer of the Month: Vivek Sequeira Canvera Better Photography WPOY Winner of 2012

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Our featured photographer this month is Vivek Sequeira, who also happens to be the Canvera-Better Photography Wedding Photographer of the Year (WPOY) 2012. Vivek is the founder of Vivek Studio a thriving studio in Mangalore. Vivek’s award winning work, style and artistic techniques have won him high praise. He specializes in fine art composites, families, weddings and commercial photography.

Here is the complete interview with Vivek:

1)      Tell us a bit about yourself. How long have you been working in this field? 

What is your style of photography? Which cities/locations do you specifically cover?


I am constantly striving to capture pictures which are vibrant, full of colour and bursting with emotion.
I am the founder and owner of Vivek Studios, a wedding photography studio set up in 1997 which has been known all over for its brilliant work in capturing beautiful memories.

My journey to becoming an exceptional wedding photographer was difficult one. I have had very humble beginning, starting off as an attendant at a petrol bunk to being nominated in 8 categories at the prestigious WPOY, not to mention winning it 4 years in a row. With 17 years of experience, lighting is something I have mastered over the years and my area of expertise would be candid photography and artistic

portraits. I am always seeking knowledge, learning new techniques and never stop being innovative and experimental in order to provide my clients with a jaw dropping experience when they look at the pictures. I have covered events across the globe.

2)      Do you work in a team? 

If need be.

3)      Do you do destination weddings? 

Yes, I do.

4)      What are your packages? Specifically what products do you offer?

Each wedding is tailor made, every couple get a customized shoot, and hence it varies.

5)      What sets you apart from your competitors?

I will leave that for people to decide.

6)      Tell us about one of the interesting shoots you have had…

what made it interesting?

Every shoot gets just better and better, it is the people I meet and their way of life never ceases to fascinate me.

The complete list of Vivek’s achievements:

1. 2012 – Canvera, Better photography – Wedding photographer of the year.
2. 2011 – Won the award for : Behind the scenes category Kodak – BP(WPOY) from 21000 entries.
3. 2011 –  Kodak – BP(WPOY) – Nominee in bridal portrait section.
4.Winner of Kodak – Better Photography – Wedding Photographer of the Year (2010)
5. Kodak – Better Photography – Wedding Photographer of the Year- Bridal Portraiture Category (2010).
6. Nominee of Kodak – Better Photography – Wedding Photographer of the Year -Couple Portraiture Category (2010)
7. Nominee of Kodak- Better Photography- Wedding Photographer of the Year -Behind the Scene Category (2010)
8. Kodak – Better Photography – Wedding Photographer of the Year -Couple Portraiture Category (2009).
9. First place in the national-level photography competition held in Pondicherry in 1997 9. jointly conducted by “VIBGYOR” Colour Lab & Photograph De France.
10. First place in the state-level photography competition held at Panambur beach under theme of Happy Kite Moments, conducted by ONGC India and Mangalore Kite Club.

Here are a few samples of Vivek’s work:

vivek 6 vivek 5 vivek 4 vivek 2 vivek 1

All images courtesy Vivek Studio

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