Fer Juaristi is one of the most talented wedding photographers in the world, in my opinion. He is also one of the nicest and most humble people I know — fact. I had met Fer before at a photography conference in Dallas, but most of my interactions with him have been online. When I found out that he was going to hold a wedding photography workshop in San Diego, I was all over it like butter on an English muffin. During the one-day Fershop, Fer explained how and why he goes about his business in his unique way and also covered some of his post-processing workflow, which I found quite interesting and helpful. A good chunk of the day was set aside to go out and to shoot a couple (Laura and Martin) in various lighting conditions to see if we could make some unique portraits.
But by far the most impactful (yes, I made up that word) part of the day for me was hearing Fer speak freely about what drives him as a photographer, as a father and husband, and as a person in general. Genuine people are just irreplaceable.
Just for fun, here are a couple snapshots of Fer in action: