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Behind the Scenes with Hersi Osman

February 24, 2024

Grey Loft Studio
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Path to Business Podcast: Episode #60 – Behind the Scenes with Hersi Osman by Bethany and Luc Barrette from Grey Loft Studio, a wedding photographer & videographer husband and wife duo.

Hersi Osman - Working with Grey Loft Studio as a second shooter


The Art of Wedding Photography and Videography: A Second Shooter’s Perspective

Today, we’re joined by Hersi, a talented individual who seamlessly weaves together the art of wedding photography and video work. We met Hersi in 2021, and he was a natural addition to the Grey Loft Studio team. We all love to laugh together at inside jokes but also challenge each other to improve our craft and give our clients the best experience.

From Healthcare to Visual Storytelling

Before stepping into the realm of photography and film, Hersi’s journey took him through the corridors of the healthcare field, armed with a business degree from Carleton University. However, the allure of visual storytelling beckoned, and Hersi found himself drawn towards the world of videos and photos. As the popularity of daily vlogging surged, Hersi saw an opportunity to channel his creativity, gradually honing his skills and crafting his unique style.

Transitioning into full-time filmmaking was a natural progression for Hersi, spurred by opportunities to collaborate on music videos and weddings. The learning curve was steep, with each wedding serving as a classroom where Hersi mastered the delicate balance of capturing intimate moments while navigating the intricacies of the event.

The Art of Second Shooting

What sets Hersi apart is his dedication to understanding the couple’s vision and building a rapport that helps create strong friendships early in the day. By forging connections and creating a comfortable atmosphere, Hersi ensures that every shot encapsulates the essence of the couple’s love story.

Working as a second shooter with a dynamic team adds another layer of synergy to Hersi’s creative process. He explains that working with Grey Loft Studio, who share a commitment to excellence, fosters an environment where ideas flow freely, and challenges are met head-on. At our weddings, the seamless coordination between photographers and videographers ensures that every aspect of the wedding day is flawlessly captured, leaving no detail overlooked.

Communication and Adaptability

One of the hallmarks of Grey Loft Studio’s approach is our attention to communication and adaptability. From meticulously planning logistics to offering friendly reminders, we ensure that the couple’s wedding day unfolds seamlessly. By anticipating needs and proactively addressing concerns, we instill confidence and peace of mind, allowing the couple to immerse themselves fully in the moment.

Memorable Moments and Future Aspirations

Reflecting on memorable weddings we’ve shot together, Hersi recalls moments of laughter, camaraderie, and joy. From spontaneous dance-offs to heartfelt exchanges, each wedding holds a special place in Hersi’s heart, serving as a testament to the power of love and celebration.

As Hersi looks ahead to the future, he remains committed to pushing the boundaries of creativity and storytelling. With each wedding, he seeks to elevate the artistry and create timeless memories that will be cherished for years to come.

Through collaboration, dedication, and a shared vision, Hersi has become one of our cherished friends, and we can’t wait to see what is to come. Working as a second shooter has provided him with invaluable experiences, shaping his perspective and enriching his craft in ways that continue to inspire us all.

Check out the full episode on our Youtube.

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