Where are you based?
My family and I are currently located in Sisak, Croatia. but my hometown is Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Do you charge for travel?
To make it easier for you, I service the entire country of Croatia without travel fees. For destination weddings outside of Croatia, I have really affordable travel rates.
Do you meet with the couples before booking?
Absolutely. How to book someone without meeting first. It’s important that we all mesh and vibe together. After you book me, I’ll Facebook stalk you so that I can add you to my personal Facebook page. I enjoy keeping in touch with everyone through social media and email.
Is your real name Benedetto Lee?
Actually, my name is Midhat. Most friends call me Mido or Lee.
While I lived in Italy (my second home) friends always asked me what the name “Midhat” meant. To explain them the meaning “praised” in the Italian language is Benedetto.
When I was born, people thought I was a little adopted Chinese. Growing up my school friends called me Bruce Lee because of my eyes at that time. Because of my love for Italy, but also for Asian culture, it happened that mixture of Italian-Asian name that sounded original.
I used it as an alias and during the years I got used to it so much and it spread so much on the internet that now many know me by that name. So I continued to work under the same.
We can all be called this or that, but the most important thing is who we are as human beings and our work.
Now that you know so much of me, I would love to hear your story.
We live far away, how we will meet?
Unless you wanna make a trip to Sisak or Zagreb in Croatia (which some couples have offered), I hold my meetings via Skype, Viber, FaceTime etc. because it’s the next best thing to meeting in person. Once we meet up for your session and/or wedding, that’s when we’ll finally hug and drink our first coffee together! (I’m a huge espresso coffee lover)
I speak English but my future husband does not,
how will you communicate?
In addition to English, I speak Italian, French and Spanish and currently learning German. So, if any language from the list is not enough, I can communicate by hand gestures 😀
How long have you been shooting weddings?
At first, I was doing weddings on the side. I’m a full-time wedding photographer since January 2015. Altogether I have 6+ years of experience and shot 100+ weddings.
How many weddings do you shoot per year?
I shoot around 25 weddings per year +/-. That way I can focus on every couple while still keeping a healthy work/life balance. Spring and Fall book up fast, so it’s never too late to inquire about your wedding date.