The Costa Sister

BEFORE BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER, TELL US WHAT YOU WANTED TO BE? ​

We never thought we’d fall into doing wedding videography. We’ve always been go with the flow kinda girls, so we’ve never really planned ‘future’ stuff.  All we knew is we wanted to do something that involved travelling and always being together, so we’ve kinda hit the jackpot!

Tell me about the moment you decided to become a videographer?

We’ve always filmed for ourselves mostly our adventures. One time we filmed a tattoo competition for a friend + the event manager asked us to film the next few, something just clicked, like “filming could be our thing”. We quit our jobs, dived into the deep end and the rest is history.

What was the best advice you received when you started your videography carrier?

That you’re not for everyone and that’s okay, be loved for who you are and don’t take the negative comments to heart.

Can you define videography?

We see video as moving pictures, we feel you can create more personality with movement and really get into telling a story.

For you, what makes a good videography?

For us, it’s the high energy, we want to make everything look like one epic blast! Real emotion is everything, capturing those raw moments when no one knows you’re watching.. real smiles, real laughs and real tears.

For you, what makes good videographer?

Being a friend rather than someone hired. Someone who can bring out their clients personalities + make feel so comfortable that they forget the camera is there.

What is your biggest challenge today?

Motivating yourself into staying true to your style, because you’ll come across work everyday that’s inspiring + such different style and you’ll question “is your work good enough?” But always remember your KILLIN’ IT doing it your way!

Tell us about the day you felt most proud about your work?

When we hosted our own workshop, ‘Hustle Hard’. To think the badass bosses who attended were inspired enough by our work to learn stuff from us was the most surreal proud moment. We became a mini tribe + we were beaming all day!

Oh and the time our video was shown on kerrang! Cause it’s been our favourite channel/magazine since we were teenagers.

Tell us about the relationship you have with other photographers/videographers? How important you feel that is.

We’ve been blown away by the photo/video community- everyone is just so wonderful. We’re always throwing out love like its confetti, and we’ve been lucky enough to meet creatives all around the world though Instagram. It can get quite lonely being self employed so it’s important to keep connected to like minded people! We’re always looking to build relationships – we are yet to meet someone we haven’t learnt something amazing from.

 

Can you tell us some advice - videography or business tip - that somehow made your career evolve at any point?

To always be true to yourself, there are hundreds and thousands of people who do photos/video but it’s YOU that makes your work unique. Don’t be afraid to shine through your work!

Big Love

Elena + Sofia