Aleks Kus

Hi, Aleks here, a destination wedding photographer from a country that has the Love in the middle of the name, called Slovenia, Europe. With my wife, my soulmate! We compose a harmonic duet, traveling around the globe to tell the fantastic wedding stories of people in Love.

Friendship has been holding us together since we were young – we used to play on the local playground as kids. Later in life, Love widened our friendship and formed an even deeper bond. Our Love yielded two beautiful, now teenage daughters.

I have been in the wedding photography business for more than 15 years, coming from a photojournalist background. My passion for the work we do, professionalism, and love for photography are the aftermath of mutual understanding and respect.

This can beautifully be observed through international awards and acknowledgments, but most importantly, through satisfied customers. Nowadays, we work in Slovenia and abroad, where we follow the story of one, two, or three days length weddings.

Multiday wedding celebrations are our big passion and a challenge that we gladly accept. On the other hand, small intimate weddings are a challenge too, because the bond between newlyweds, family, and friends is even more distinct. In these special moments, it is not unusual for tears to fall from those who genuinely understand love, tears of joy, and delight.

When I started with my photography journey back in primary school, the times were different. I started my journey using my father’s ZENIT E (which I still have). Soon my father realized my obsession with photography, so he bought me a NIKON F5.

I used it until 2005 when I made my first switch to Canon for the 5D. I have been a part of the Canon family for all the generations of 5D’s until 2018 when I moved back to NIKON. I guess my bond with Nikon was way too deep, ever to be broken.
At the very end, I got tons of XQD cards because I shoot A LOT =)

Cameras

My knowledge and my approach to creating storytelling photography over the years has changed a lot! From, “I need to have everything” to minimalistic, over the last few years.

In my camera bag, Think Tank Photo Retrospective Lens Changer 3, these days, you will find a NIKON D850. This is the best camera ever built. Not only the image quality, which is outstanding but also the handling! I love it!

Lenses

My all-time winner of lens choice is Nikon 28mm f/1.4, which has been the main reason for my come-back to the Nikon family. This lens sticks in my camera more than 80% of the day. The image IQ painted with this lens for me is everything!

Besides the 28mm, I am also using Nikon 58mm f/1.4, a unique type of glass that I am using for creative photographs.

For my wide-angle shots, I am using Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8. Pretty heavy lens, but I love shooting parties with it in combination with an off-camera flash choice – the Nikon SB-5000.

Hardware & Software

All my images are edited using Adobe Lightroom with DVLOP profile based on my own preset and finalized in Adobe Photoshop using my custom actions mix based on Alien Skin Exposure.

β€œI see wedding photography as storytelling. It is my passion and my way of life. Wedding photography is about capturing moments of true affection between the bride and the groom, moments that last.

It is also about looking for witty glances between the guests, who might not see each other again once the wedding is over. This is why wedding photography is my visual legacy, which lasts into eternity. And into so much more. A wedding is a celebration, which does not leave anyone emotionless.

It is an experience, which does not only leave a lasting imprint on two people. A wedding is a mixture of emotions, which build, and change our relationships, and, indispensably, also untie them. That is why friends and family are such an important part of our lives and a significant part of wedding storytelling.

Every wedding is unique and special in its own way. Your way. And every wedding photography tells its own story. Your story. In my way.” This approach to wedding photography puts even more responsibility on us, and at the same moment brings us more joy, because it is simply our way of life.

www.alekskus.com | @alekskus

Inside Aleks Kus’s camera bag:

NIKON D850

NIKON 28mm f/1.4

NIKON 58mm f/1.4

NIKON 14-24mm f/2.8

NIKON SB-5000

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop

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