What I love about photographs is that they capture a moment that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
"There is beauty in simplicity."
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MAGIC IN THE DETAILS
Lovely stationery, the bridal bouquet, sparkling shoes, precious gems, a long veil, pretty accessories, heirloom pieces, wedding dress and rings, as well as stamps, calligraphed love notes and vow booklets all coming together in artful compositions. These meaningful things that have to be captured not only because they mean a lot to you, but also because you spent a lot of time and money searching and planning all these details.
I love to get creative in styling these details while you are getting your hair and make up done. So my tip is to plan some extra time for this part and to ask your florist to deliver some extra flowers for me to make all your details even prettier.
Consider booking a bright hotel suite for your getting ready. The images of this part of your wedding day are always enhanced when your room comes with large non-west facing windows and generous space to accommodate photographers, videographers, hair & makeup artists and of course your bridesmaid squad and parents.
At home the rooms often do not offer enough space for beautiful portraits in the wedding dress, or it is not that easy to take detail-oriented getting ready photos with various personal things lying around. In addition, you can then use the hotel room for the first night as newlyweds and be pampered with a breakfast the following day.
Your big day is an emotional one that is going to zoom by faster than you can imagine. So taking a moment for yourselves before all the celebrations begin is a great opportunity to hug, kiss, shed a tear and whisper to each other how much you love one another – without all your friends and family looking at you. Don't worry, the moment when the bride walks down the aisle is no less magical. Besides, it usually calmes the nerves before the ceremony. Some of my couples have also said their vows during their first look - without anyone listening.
This moment belongs only to you two. And by the way, you can already get a bunch of photos done before the ceremony and have more time for your guests in the afternoon.
Many believe that the location alone is key for beautiful photos. But it actually is about the perfect light. When the sunlight falls more gently on the skin, no longer casts shadows and immerses the environment in a golden light: That's when magic can happen.
So plan enough time for your portraits as a couple. At least half an hour would be perfect for wedding portraits. On top of that, it's the first time of the day that the two of you have time together. Ok, I'm still there too, but I try to give you as many private moments as possible.
Even if you don't want to be separated from your guests for long in the evening and we took many pictures already in the afternoon, I still recommend planning at least a few minutes for portraits in the evening light.
How do your wedding packages look like?
Can we meet you in advance?
Sure! I’d love to meet you in person and have a cup of coffee together! If that is not possible we can also have a video chat. It’s a good chance for us to find out if we match and how we could work together. For me it’s very important that you feel comfy in front of my camera and see me as a friend.
I believe in covering your whole wedding day and tell your story by capturing everything from the excitement of the getting ready to your first dance and beyond. That's why my packages start at a minimum coverage of 8 hours. But I can tailor any collection to best suit your wedding day. Please send me an email, I will follow up with a bespoke collection for your review. For more infos, pricing details and availability drop me a line or fill in the contact form here.
What happens if you get sick or have an emergency right before the wedding?
*knockonwood – never happened in the past. Leading up to a wedding, I plan my life carefully to ensure my health is in top form and that I have ample travel time. Should unforeseen circumstances prevent me from attending your wedding, I will do my best to arrange a replacement photographer of equivalent caliber and style – I have a strong network to aid in such an unlikely circumstance. Alternatively, I would return your full investment and allow you to make your own arrangements.
How do you work on a wedding day?
I love to capture real emotions. It’s all about human connections, like how his eyes sparkle when he sees her, or the way she smiles at him during the ceremony. To tell your wedding story I’d love to start by capturing this special day with the getting ready and finish it when you are enjoying the first dance as newlyweds. I strive to create images that are as unique as you are as a couple. I don’t just shoot your wedding day – I will capture you, your real emotions and beauty.
Do you work on your own or with an assistant?
Do you offer Videography ?
I always have an assistant with me who acts as a second shooter and captures the groom's getting ready, shoots from a different angle during ceremony and first dance and is focused on portraits of your dear guests during cocktail hour. Depending on the scale of the event, I bring on another additional shooter as needed.
I do not offer videography services, however I can delightfully recommend Santiago Boceta. I love working with him and the results are always amazing.
And if you have more questions, I'm just an e-mail away..