Edward Lai – Canadian Top 30 Wedding Photographer

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Edward Lai is one of our Top 30 under 30 featured photographers.

Here’s a little bit more about him, what he does, and some of his best advice:

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Tell us how you got started in photography.
My love for photography started shorty after high school. A few of my close friends were pursuing an education in photography, and it didn’t take me really long before I began experimenting with film. Creating images, both moving and still, quickly evolved into a passion. However, creating compelling stories through these images was what really intrigued me. It should come as no surprise that I love wedding photography (I love people!); my photography is an extension of that.

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Now that you are one of Canada’s top 30 under 30 wedding photographers, what’s next for you?
Win a photo content from WPPI, any categories!

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I heard so many photographer friends of mine are talking about how amazing this event is, learning a lot from all the WPPI speakers and buying cheaper gear.

Lisa & Dustin's Wedding - August 9, 2014

That sounds like a great party to me.
For my personal goal I want to travel more and do more destination weddings.

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How has attending photography seminars or photo conventions such as the Canada Photo Convention benefited you as a photographer?
Attending these photography seminars and Canada Photo Convention is like going to a summer camp.

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They are tons of fun, meeting all the talents, learning from each others, and CPC speakers are usually are amazing, because of it I got to meet my favourite photographer Ben Chrisman from Chrisman studio.

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What does it mean to you personally to be a young wedding photographer in Canada?
I feel proud to be a young wedding photographer in Canada; I am doing what I love for a living, it is amazing.

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Tell us about a pinch-me moment that you had where you just couldn’t believe that this became your life.
When other photographers message me and saying that they like my work and would like to meetup, that is my pinch me moment that I couldn’t believe this is became my life.

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What’s one thing you would say to another photographer that’s just getting started?
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are tons of people out there will support you.
having a good relationship with other photographers is pretty important.

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To see more of Edward’s work, check out his website here.

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