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Meet Richard Fadera of Shuttered Light Photography & Video in Burbank

Today we’d like to introduce you to Richard Fadera.

Shuttered Light Photography & Video is mainly composed of the Fadera brothers: Richard and Robbie together with their talented team.

Richard Fadera established Shuttered Light Photography in 2010. Before pursuing his passion for photography, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and worked in a Semiconductor company.

He has an artistic side in capturing the light and started digital photography in 2007 with automotive and motorsports. He started focusing photographing people and events by attending Master classes, workshops and learning from great artists.

Today, he works as a full-time wedding and event photographer.

Robbie, a founder of Fad-Era Productions, joined the team when he decided to move back to California in 2013. He has the passion for creating art either in paper and pencil or in digital format. He pursued his creativity and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts.

They aim to be a one-stop shop for photography and video. In 2014, they added a photo booth rental service and added aerial photography and video using drones in 2015.

Today, they are close to hitting their 500th wedding.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Like most any other businesses, there were challenges along the way.

First was taking the big risk of leaving your 8 t0 5 job and going full time starting a business. The first couple of years were the toughest. learning how to file the business as a company, accounting and marketing your products & services. As I learned from one of my mentors, running a photography business is 10% photography and 90% business side.

It was a sluggish start but after covering several weddings, networking with other vendors, building a relationship with our clients and focusing on our goals… we’ve been filling up our calendars through main referrals.

If you fall, make sure you fall forward, stand up and keep moving forward without forgetting where you came from.

Shuttered Light Photography & Video – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Shuttered Light Photography & Video’s goal is to provide a fun time capturing your moments and make beautiful wedding photographs and videos that fit your budget.

We offer you to have a one-stop-shop for photography and video services. Aside from photo and video coverage, we also provide prints, albums, canvas and photobooth.

We are based in Burbank CA and cover mostly Southern California – Los Angeles, Orange County, Santa Barbara and Ventura County. We also love to travel for destination weddings.

Bottom Line. We do not limit ourselves to weddings but we also cover other events to treasure important milestones in your life.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment of my career so far aside from sharing my passion for photography to hundreds of people is overcoming the struggles of starting a business. And it does not stop here, it is a continuous learning curve to stay current and be one-two step ahead of the rest.

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