Dorin Ciobanu

Meet your photographer!

Hey, I'm Dorin!

The person behind the camera.

I’m a perfect mixture of fun times and trustworthy moments. The only wedding crasher you'll actually want around! I believe that every image should be infused with emotion, connection and beauty. I understand that building a strong connection with my clients is key to capturing photographs that truly reflect your unique spirit and style.

My passion for photography is deeply rooted in the inspiration I find in the world around us, from the majesty of new places to the intimacy of lovers with a true love connection. I'm based between Amsterdam and Lisbon but I’m always excited and willing to travel to wherever your love story takes you. It would be my pleasure to capture your most meaningful moments and create timeless images that will fill your heart with joy for years to come!

Know me better

What i love

Why photography?

My way of working

I am definitely a doer - you name the activity that will get me up from my sofa and I am there. I cycle (big surprise, living in Amsterdam!), surf, skate, play volleyball etc.

I love travelling, I am both a beach and a mountain person (yes, one can be both!), and I dream of the day when I will by my off road camper or my motorcycle and I will be off to see the entire world.

When I close my eyes and try to think of something nice - that’s usually a summer night, after a long day of work, with a cold beer in my hand.

The lens of a camera captures everything - if you are nervous or feel awkward, it will be visible in the photos. This is why my main concern at a shoot is to make you feel relaxed, comfortable, and loose. We can adjust the lighting, the way you stand, the background - but nothing is as important as how you feel during the photoshoot.

As such, I am looking forward to getting to know you a bit, so we can establish a connection, become friendly and be able to share a joke, a laugh, and some good moments. If you trust me with that and are ready to set some of your feelings free before my lens, I promise to make these moments unforgettable (get it? :) ).

I think of myself as a relatively artistic person - having something inside (energy, a certain chi) that always pushes me to escape the ordinary, to look for alternative ways of viewing people and of making sense of life.

For over eight years now, I have strived to steer this energy into capturing emotions into photos. It’s definitely challenging and I am up for the challenge with every new photoshoot, but do you know that feeling when you look back at an old photo and remember the love, joy, pride you felt when it was taken, almost to the point of feeling it again? This is what I treasure.