If you were to ask Emanuel why he loves photography so much, the answer will definitely be: "Because it's fun!"
Born and raised in Romania (Central-SE Europe for the geographically-challenged), he moved to the United States in 1994 to pursue a higher education. It was here that he met and fell in love with Amy, whom he later married. They now have two boys and two girls. The scores have been evened out.
Emanuel has always had an artistic and creative side, and he will be the first to tell you that he gets it from his father. As far back as he can remember, he's always loved doodling, drawing, coloring, and painting. It was only natural for him to fall in love with photography in his teen years. And, after realizing a few years later how much money he was spending on "having fun" (just ask his uncle who, unfortunately, financed a good bit of his hobby), he decided to get serious about photography - and that is how Neiconi Photography started. Now, as a wedding photographer in the Birmingham, Alabama area (and beyond), Emanuel has been sharing in hundreds of couples' most joyous moments during one of the most important days of their lives.
Emanuel's subjects vary greatly - from trains, to cars, to nature, to people - but his style and desire is still the same - capture the subject in its environment, and enjoy doing it.
So, how seriously can you take this guy? Says Emanuel: "I love photography. I love taking pictures. And I love having fun. But I will always be serious and professional about it. People are paying for and expecting a pro, and that's what they will get. Does that mean I will never crack a smile or I will never tell a joke? No way. I want people to feel and be relaxed around me. That's when you capture great memories. Besides, life is too short to be serious all the time!"
Emanuel is a man of faith who owes everything he is and has to God's saving grace through Jesus Christ.