ABOUT NINO IGNACIO
Nino Ignacio is a wedding and portrait photographer based in New York and New Jersey. His Style of Photography with a Fine Art flair is very evident in his distinct taste for color palette but maintains the natural integrity of the image and genuine visual storytelling that portray the subjects not just how they look like but who they really are. With his creative eye, technical skill and artistic vision, he brings out the best of everyone by emphasizing their strength and making them look and feel beautiful in front of his camera. One of his ultimate goals in his photography is to provide an investment and a meaningful lasting legacy to his clients whether in the form of a single print, album or framed portrait that becomes an important centerpiece in their homes.
His Photography is an on-going journey, a continuous evolution and reinventions. He believes that in this art form the possibilities are limitless and opportunities are endless. When he bought his first DSLR camera , landscape photography was his fascination. After capturing a lightning at Washington Monument in DC and a silhouette of a plane in a Supermoon, that fascination became an obsession. He collaborated with amazing and talented people that opened up opportunities in fashion, commercial, lifestyle and portrait photography. His images has been published in Vigore Fashion Magazine, Focus of New York Magazine, Cynical Fashion Magazine, Reality Serum Magazine and Studio 14 Magazine. He had the opportunity to work for a National Ad Campaign for Cigar Company and the images were featured in Cigar Snob Magazine. He was driven to learn and discover, he soon accepted projects for a Jewelry Designer and a Cosmetic company in New York City. Then completed a photoshoot project for the first full length Album of a New Jersey Rock Band and an Album cover for a New York based musician.
Wedding Photography was an eye opener for Nino, it made him realize that he found his niche and purpose by immortalizing the romance and relationship of two individuals and the joy of families coming together. He invested to train with the best wedding photographers in the world and have met and mentored by his hero and biggest inspiration in Wedding Photography, Jerry Ghionis. And these are his favorite inspirational quotes by Jerry Ghionis:
- “ If you want to be a better photographer, be a better person”
- “ If you photograph through the eyes of a loved one, you will only ever see beauty”
- “ I don’t focus on being the best, I just focus on being better last week”
- “ If you base your success on the success of others, then you will never be happy. All
- anyone can ask of you is to simply be the best you can be and surround yourself with positive
people, who love you for exactly who you are.”
You might find it interesting that Nino is a registered nurse since 1998. His ability to connect with people is evidently effortless. He is originally from the Philippines, he moved to Dublin, Ireland in 2000 and lived there for almost 4 years. He worked for a brief time at Clontarf Castle Hotel and pursued his nursing career then worked in two Major Hospitals in Dublin. He met and married his wife “Zaiga”, who is originally from Latvia and they were blessed with a beautiful son named “ Vinny”. In 2004, together with his family they migrated and started a new life in New Jersey.
Nino is an avid collector of high-end toys, collectibles and superhero statues. Obviously, he primarily likes to watch superhero movies but he is also in to other genre. His favorite movie of all time is “ The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. On his free time, he loves to spend time with his family, singing in the karaoke or watching movie at the theatre.
And lastly, Nino is very pleased that you can join him in his amazing journey!