I love to eat chocolate, lots of it. I can‘t imagine morning without a cup of coffee, winter without skiing, week without a book and a movie or two.

I am tall, skinny, creative, shy…

I am living with the woman of my life and one four-years old member of our little family. I love my job!

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Thankful For

LUCK AND PASSION!

They said it was one of the luckiest days in history, and it sure shaped my life to this day…

It was 9/9/1999, I was a second year university student when I started working in a small local newspaper as a photographer, and turned my hobby into a profession. A couple of years later I was invited to join the staff at the best selling lifestyle magazine in the region, a dream come true for me – my job was to travel all around the world and photograph incredible people like Juliette Binoche, Paulo Cohelo, Steve Buscemi, Morgan Freeman, Tina Turner and many others.

Somewhere along the way I stared photographing weddings for my friends and saw how happy my work made them. Creating non-traditional images of a wedding day was at the same time also surprisingly fulfilling for me.

In 2012 my soul mate Ziva and me became parents of a boy named Jan, and he totally shook my world and showed me real joy in life, which also had a big influence on my decision to quit my daily job at the magazine and fully devote myself to weddings.

Today I can sincerely tell you that I love my job, and put my heart and soul into telling simple and honest stories of you, two people in love, standing in front of each other, surrounded by the most important people in your lives.

My aim is to shoot your story in an emotional, creative and very natural way, to tell a story like it is, without a lot of intervention.

I am not a big fan of phrases like “love captured on photographs”, but I can promise you I will catch your smiles, your nervous jitters, a father’s tear in the moment you say “yes”, your niece running around, your dear friends having fun… all the little things that make your wedding day so special.

10 or 300 guests, high end or budget, Jimmy Choo or barefoot on the beach, boy and girl or boy and boy… it doesn’t matter… what matters is your love.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you like my work and are interested in me being a part of your wedding or if you just want to say hello – click here.

My Life

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

RF’s RISING STAR

I am extremely proud to be named as one of “30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography in 2015″ by Rangefinder magazine. RF is a prestigious, industry leader magazine published by WPPI, organizer of the world’s biggest photography conference that takes place every year in Las Vegas. Many of the past and current winners I look up to as peers, even better, many of them I am happy to call friends. So this award is even sweeter. And as a cute bonus my photograph of Tamara was chosen for the cover of that November Rising Stars issue.

Portrait of  Tamara was taken on August 28th, 2015 on the picturesque Croatian island of Vis.

 

My previous shoots around the world

I’ve had the honor to photograph weddings in New Zealand, India, New York, France, Germany, Egypt, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Zanzibar, UK, Marocco, Lebanon and many other amazing spots…

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Petar Jurica
Wedding Photographer
Destination wedding photographer, Dubrovnik Croatia. International Wedding Photography.