I'll never forget how I felt photographing my very first wedding. I was a bundle of nerves, worried about camera settings and missing key moments. Now, after photographing countless weddings and working alongside incredible couples just like you - I've gathered that it's something similar to how you might be feeling leading up to your big day.
You just want everything to go - perfect. And while I've yet to see a wedding that runs absolutely flawless, I've photographed enough to know that most problems can be fixed or at the very least, minimized.
But I'm getting ahead of myself here.
I should explain how someone who used to roll his eyes at weddings became a full time wedding photographer... and actually loves it. Well, being a nightclub DJ with connections in the industry afforded me opportunities to do nightclub photography as well. It was then I realized candid shots of clubbers and DJs in pure bliss were not only as compelling as the cityscapes I was already creating, but also had a layer of emotion to them.
I was hooked.
It wasn't long before I was asked to shoot an engagement party, which turned out to a jackpot for fun candid images. From there I started doing portrait sessions for my entrepreneur friends and the rest is history!
"I did a personal photoshoot with Kotsy to get some portraits as well as action shots for my clinic. Everything about the entire experience was amazing and so easy. Kotsy worked with me on many things like the best timing to do the shoot, different shots I wanted to incorporate, and how I wanted the photos edited. Everything I could have asked for he was able to provide and exceed my expectations. I will definitely be working with him again in the future."
- Dr. Kyle Gill
⦿ My legal name is Christopher Kotsopoulos. "Kotsy" was a nick-name that started in high school to make it easier to to differentiate from the other 2 Chris' in my social circle. It's been used more often than not when conversing with any friends since then.
⦿ I started DJing in the late 90s playing rock & electronica music. My first paying gig was playing oldies and top-40 at a Canada Post staff Christmas party. I've since switched to a purely tribal-house sound and have played gigs at iconic Toronto clubs like The Guvernment, Footwork, The Comfort Zone & The Mod Club.
⦿ For a recent birthday I submitted my photo (see below) to the sub-reddit "roast me" where complete strangers took shots at me based on my appearance.
⦿ I can stretch both of my feet behind my head (see above)
⦿ Dealing with the pandemic for me was really difficult at times but I found a lot of silver lining throughout as well.
⦿ Started biking not only for exercise, but every day life instead of using my car.
⦿ Changed my wake-up time from noon or later to 6am on a consistent basis.
⦿ Started reading books for the first time since high school and constantly have a book on loan from the library now.
⦿ I meditate and have a ‘quiet time’ first thing each morning.
⦿ I speak fluent sarcasm & have a history of inappropriate Hallowe'en costumes (see above). Can you guess them all?
⦿ I'm a transit fanatic and used to be a TTC Subway Operator on Line 1 & 3.
⦿ I'm obsessed with pizza and watermelon.
⦿ I once binge watched Saturday Night Live from start to finish. It took me over 2 years, watching 1 episode a day, to make it through seasons 1-40.