Editorial Wedding Photographer & Filmmaker based in Chile

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MOMENTS

DOCUMENTING AROUND THE WEDDING DAY

1.

WORK

OUR COMMITMENT

 

Over the years of working as a wedding photographer in Middle East one of the things that we learned, is that people stories are one of the most fascinating things in earth. People are drawn to stories. You can see that on the popularity that books, news, cinema, have among people like us.

When photography gets to be a part of those moments, and gets to be a part of the story, is when photography endures and evolves into memories.

We can’t underestimate the power of these memories, and even less in one of the most important days of our lives. My commitment along with my work are a proof of how much I appreciate to be part of your own story and future memories.

2.

STYLE

OUR WORK

 

My photographic style is the result of a combination of styles. In one side is my Humanitarian work, learned throughout years of work for international non profit organizations. Where it matters most is to capture a sincere and honest portrait of a human being in the middle of his surroundings. In the other side is my Editorial style, where I get to create an ambient, create an scene, a specific “look” that my clients are going after. 

Most of the time you will find me looking around for the best available natural light, or creating it with my own lights. The lighting in my photos are one of my stronger things.

In my body of work, people and portraits are predominant but I also consider important to capture all circumstances around a wedding day, accessories, dress, guests, family, decoration, etc.

I’d be happy to share full galleries upon inquiry.

3.

BOOKING

OUR LOCATION

 

After a bit more of a decade in Middle East, this 2016 we are moving back to Chile! Where we will be establishing our basecamp. If you are planing on a destination wedding in Chile, count on us! You will find some of the world’s top destinations such as Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Eastern Island, San Pedro de Atacama, excellent Vineyards just to name a few locations.

What if you want my work at your wedding in another country? Then I will travel the world to get on time!

Cost for International Weddings? My rate starts at $1,600 USD but that will depends on wedding location and availability. Get in contact with me using the the contact page at the menu or shoot me an email at ask@hebervega.com for all the pricing and info sheets.
Living in Chile? Lucky you! We can have a coffee together and start talking about your wedding. This is my Phone Number: +569 45785417 You can find me in WhatsApp or FaceTime. 

 

To complement your experience with us, we offer photo sessions before or after the day of your wedding. Engagement sessions, Pre or Post Wedding sessions. The idea is to be able to photograph the couple in a different location rather than the wedding’s venue. See link below!

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SESSIONS

Assignment: The Other Iraq (And the other Me)
A couple months ago, I contacted one of the main newspapers in Chile, called La Tercera. It publishes a Sunday magazine that has a very unique approach to storytelling. This magazine, El Semanal, is not based on documentaries, reports, analysis or interviews, which is the norm for a publication like that in Chile. Instead, El Semanal features people telling their own stories, speaking in first person, talking about what they have experienced or what they have witnessed around certain issues, places and life in general. From the very beginning I really liked their editorial work and approach to storytelling, because it identifies with the way ...
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Photographing Women in a Muslim country
A couple of weeks ago, one of my good friends, Canadian photographer Erin Wilson, suggested I write about this topic after revising my 2010 portfolio. This was the second time that another photographer mentioned this to me. I guess in all these years I have found my own way, as male photographer, to photograph women in Iraq. I must say though that after almost eight years in Iraq, photographing local islamic women still represents a big challenge for me and I always need to be cautious and thoughtful in the way I approach women here. This post is not a manual or recipe to be followed exactly. The way I see it, this post shares the insights b ...
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The Joy of a new House.
Reconstruction Stories – What I’m learning about Multimedia
Well, it's very busy these days in Iraq. So many things to do and so few hours to accomplish them! Anyway, after a whole week of working on administrative things, meaning by that, no photography work, it was great to have had time over the weekend to finish my work on this multimedia piece. I'm sure I've mentioned it before. This is the work I did while I was back in Chile with the victims of last 8.8 magnitude earthquake in my home country. In this post, I'm going to tell you some of things I've learned throughout this experience, and how I did some of those things as well. I'm not going to be that extensive in my writing today ;-), so if y ...
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At Sulaymaniyah bazaar by Heber Vega
Photographers – How to work with NGOs?
In my first day of blogging again I got two interesting emails, one about some images I had taken at local universities in Iraq and the other one about questions on how photographers can/should work with NGOs. I was planning to write something else for today, but it will have to wait, as I think these are important questions to share and discuss. It will be great if you can add your thoughts or experience on top of what I have answered below. That will help with this project. Please take my answers with a grain of salt, because they’re only my opinion and I don't have a PhD on this issue (not yet though ;-)). I'm not going to reveal the ...
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Photography for Good! The ONE-SHOT Project.
I've been waiting for quite some time to write about this project. First I was waiting for the wonderful community at IGVP to launch their website back in July, and then because I was really busy working my last month in Iraq. I could hardly wait to be back in Chile to blog about it. But now, after 6-7 weeks in Chile, I'm finally able to start blogging again and I want to do it with this project because it’s a big part of my heart/vision. If you have been following the blog at www.visualpeacemakers.org you are probably aware of this idea, as they were the first place to write about The ONE-SHOT Project. In fact, this project wouldn't eve ...
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How NGOs can use the images that Photographers produce! (5 ideas)
[May 20, 2010] Have you visited any NGOs websites lately? What about other non-profit organizations? Have you found anything interesting? Aesthetically pleasing? How about their photographs? Do you think the non-profits are really putting their voice/cause out there in a way that causes you to engage only with visiting their website? Do you think that's necessary for them nowadays? We all know that NGOs, non-profits, and charities, are important, not because of what they can display on their website, but for what they can do on the "field". There's where the need is, isn't it? Correct me if I'm wrong, but if the voice of that cause is ...
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Faces on the Iraqi Dinars
The Advantages of Working Pro-bono
[May 10, 2010] If you thought that I was totally sold out on the idea of never doing pro-bono work, you are wrong. After posting “Why we should not do pro-bono work,” and as the second part of this trilogy, today I’m going to promote pro-bono work, so I will highlight the advantages of doing so (Yes, there are pros!). Now, before I start writing these reasons down, I have to tell you that in the next and final part of this Trilogy, I will explain what I’ve have decided to do in respect to this Issue, and I’ll share some good ideas that I have learned as well. I hope this series can contribute to you making up your mind about this dil ...
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Why We should not do Pro-bono work
[May 4, 2010] Since I started to play with the idea of becoming a photographer, the question of doing pro-bono work has been an issue that I haven’t been able to address. For long time I didn’t have a concrete opinion, or let’s say, I didn’t pick a side. Now, through the Internet, I’ve found people defending pro-bono work, with good reasons, and others opposed to it, also with really interesting thoughts. After having some time to chew on this issue, and after having done my research as well, I have come to my own conclusions that I want to share in a trilogy of articles. Today I have posted “Why we should not do pro-bono work.” In a co ...
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