How can we reach you?

A lot of ways. Either via contact form, by phone +49 (0)162-8985283 or via Whatsapp.

Where do you offer a wedding reportage?

Anywhere you need me. Also abroad.

Did you win any awards?

Yes, I did. At competitions of Masters Of German Wedding Photography, WPJA, This Is Reportage and WPS. You can find the winning pictures here: Awards.

How do you describe your style?

Cinemativ. My photos have the colours and the grain that you know from films. I'm also always looking for exciting new perspectives, action and quiet moments. Look at my Portfolio and you'll find that I'm not walking the beaten track.

What makes you different from other photographers?

My style. I don't run after the current trends (Boho, pastel colours and 70s) and I am convinced that you will still enjoy looking at my photos in twenty years. That's my goal.

Are there any motives you don't photograph?

Yes. There is indeed. Fake marriage proposals or fingers/hands that form hearts, jumping grooms and more.

Why should we hire you?

The only reason should be that you like my photos so much that you can't imagine any other photographer at your wedding. This is my motivation and from this I run up to maximum performance for you. If prices are the sole argument, then I am not the right photographer. Simply because I am certainly not one of the cheapest photographers, but I also do the corresponding work - namely with creativity, originality, dedication, courage and love 🙂

What about appointments?

Finding an appointment for the initial interview is usually not a problem. This can happen during the week. A little bit more difficult are engagement shootings and of course the wedding reportage itself. It is therefore worthwhile to start an inquiry with me at the same time as the marriage proposal.

Can we reserve a date without obligation?

Unfortunately, that's not possible. An appointment is confirmed once the contract has been signed and a reservation fee of 50% of the total amount has been paid.

What happens during the preliminary talk?

In the course of getting to know each other, we discuss the processes of your big day, how and to what extent I can be at your disposal. I'll answer your questions and, of course, I'll ask some of them myself. I give you important tips to prepare for your day and at the end of the interview we have developed a good feeling for each other, are no longer strangers to each other and you can decide whether or not to trust me.

Welche Pakete bietest Du an?

Cinema Weekly
4 / 6 hours
I am at your service during the week (Mo. to Fr.) from 4 to 6 hours.
 
At least 150 (4h) to at least 250 (6h) edited photos
Password-protected online gallery
for you and your guests
All pictures for download
Travel costs of altogether 50 KM included
Photo-album optional
Photobooth optional
 
Cinema Choice
8 / 10 / 12 / 14 hours
I am at your service for
8, 10, 12 or 14 hours.
plus + 1 hour Engagement-Shooting
without additional costs.
At least 300 (8h) to at least 500 (12h) edited photos
Password-protected online gallery
for you and your guests
All photos in JPEG format on a USB stick
Travel costs of altogether 100 KM inclusive
Photo album optional
 
Cinema Unlimited
Open End
I am at your service for a fixed price
up to 18 hours.
plus + 1 hour Engagement-Shooting or Civil Wedding included
without additional costs
At least 600 edited photos
Password-protected online gallery
for you and your guests
All images in JPEG format on a USB stick
Travel costs of in total 140 KM inclusive
Photo album included
10 photo prints on glossy photo paper

What costs can we expect?

That depends on how many hours you want to book me, where you get married (distance) and what additional services should be included (Photobooth, Photobook etc.). During the week, shorter reportages starting at 4 hours / 1090 Euro are also possible. Have a look at my packages. But they are not carved in stone and can be individualized without problems.

Let's say we book you for 10 hours. What are you photographing during this time?

Everything! I am photographing what happens during this time. I see myself as a photographer who documents your day, shows you your wedding in its entirety, tells you a story.

How long are you working on a wedding?

Approximately 30 hours are realistic for full day wedding reportage. This includes the preparatory work, the actual wedding, editing and presenting or sending the photos.

Many wedding photographers only offer a few photos and you have to pay for each additional photo. Is that the same with you?

A definite no! I reject such offers because they appear to be cheap at first glance and are offered under the guise of flexibility and cost savings for the bridal couple, but in retrospect they prove to be very expensive. After all, who wants to be spoilt for choice? So the bridal couples usually choose much more later on, and then have to dig deep into their pockets in the aftermath. Not infrequently even deeper than they should have, they would have chosen a reportage for the all-inclusive price including all photos.

If you hire me for a package, then for a complete price. You will get a minimum number of photos guaranteed (depending on the package between 300 and 500) and everything I consider worth to show you will be processed and handed over at no extra cost. With me you don't experience any nasty surprises, because I want you to enjoy the time with me and even after my work is done, I want you to enjoy the result of my work without headache.

Are you just offering wedding coverage?

That's my focus. However, I also take pictures of couple shoots and engagement shootings. Every now and then I am also a photographer at Bar Mitzwa and Bat Mizwa celebrations in and around Frankfurt on request. https://www.fotograf-barmizwa.de/

How long are you with us?

The most popular is the all-day wedding reportage, because that's the only way to tell the whole story: From the getting ready, through the ceremony to the party in the evening. Of course you can also hire me just for the couple photoshoot.

Do we have to make a deposit?

Yes. This is the only way I can gain confidence in planning and keep the day off for you. As a rule, 35% of the agreed fee is to be paid as a reservation fee and the rest 14 days after your wedding day.

How much time should we allow for our bridal couple pictures?

As much time as you can spare - and that's usually not much. I cannot and will not keep you away from your guests for too long. That's why I will usually check out the surroundings long before the wedding and have chosen suitable points for the shooting. Nevertheless, we should plan for about an hour and maybe another half an hour at another time of the day. Because who knows: Maybe we have a fantastic sunset, great light and it would be a pity not to use the chance. But in principle: It is your day, this is about you. You decide without ifs and buts. All this will of course be clarified during the preliminary talk.

How does the coupleshooting work?

As naturally as possible. I won't let you jump, form a heart behind the other's back with your fingers. The list of cruelties could be continued at will. I let others take such photos. We're going for a walk, I'll photograph you. Sometimes we make a stop, I take pictures. We'll keep walking... And sometimes I give orders, yes. But that will remain the exception.

What if it rains?

If we have agreed on an after wedding shooting or an engagement shooting, we simply reschedule the session. If it rains at the wedding, it won't break a leg. When it rains, fantastic photos can be created. I promise! Then you will wonder why you wanted sunshine 😉

 

How much time should we generally allow for all photos?

Of course, this depends on the length of the desired accompaniment as well as on the duration and type of the event. In my experience, the following times are realistic.

Preparation bride: 2 - 2,5 hours
Preparations Groom: 30 minutes
Family and group photos after the wedding: 20 minutes
Couple portraits with the bride and groom: 1 hour

How many pictures do we get from our wedding?

Weddings are as different as couples who celebrate them. This makes it almost impossible to name an absolute number, but something between 400 and 600 pictures are usually. Of course, every single picture is strictly preselected. After all, I owe it to you and your memories of that day to deliver only the best quality. Blurred and duplicate images fall victim to this pre-selection process, as do those that for other reasons do not meet my expectations of a high-quality photo.

Are you working with flash?

If it can't be avoided or if art demands it. I am always anxious to preserve the natural lighting mood. I have powerful lenses and can manage nearly any situation without the use of flashes. I never flash at all in the church, but at the party in the evening, when there is hardly any light, the use of flashes is usually unavoidable.

How do you basically work at a wedding?

As already mentioned, I am a member of the WPJA and the ISPWP, in whose exclusive circle only 50 photographers have made it in Germany. The reason why my application was accepted by the jurors is that I work strictly photojournalistically and feel obliged to the high standards of the WPJA and the ISPWP. This means that I move discreetly in the background, capturing the most emotional moments in artistic and vivid images. Or in other words: I'll show you your wedding and I won't dictate it to you. If in the end hardly anyone remembers that I was there, I have reached my goal.

What happens if the priest or civil servant forbids photographing during the ceremony?

Then we don't have any photos. Unfortunately. In the church, the servant of God has the right to rule the house, this also applies to the civil servants in the registry office, as for all other locations. But you shouldn't let it get that far. You should talk to everyone in the forefront. My bridal couples even changed church if necessary. I also introduce myself to everyone and take the fear that I might disturb them. My cameras are absolutely silent. You can't hear them. And I move very discreetly. So far I have been allowed to take pictures. But once again: You should clarify that. Later it is too late...

What if you get sick?

Fortunately, this has never happened before. I have a good network of colleagues and if this should happen, I try to organise a replacement photographer. You will then receive a deposit without any ifs and buts.

Will we have to sign a contract?

Yes, even though I am the one who is closer to you in many moments than the majority of your family members and I don't want to be perceived as just another service provider, I am convinced that a contract is conducive to a relaxed atmosphere.

Will our photos be edited?

Of course. This has to be done because professional cameras shoot in RAW format, which is comparable to a film negative. At the end you will receive pictures from me which you should still like today and in thirty years. That's why I try to master the tightrope walk between art and reportage, which in turn means that I deliberately avoid exotic picture effects in the postproduction process, which may look modern and stylish today, but in a few years may seem outdated. The same applies to retouching. One of my basic principles is to retouch only temporary features (scratches, wounds, etc.) of a human being, but not permanent features (mother's marks, etc.).

Can we get the RAW files?

No. RAW files are comparable to a film negative. It's exactly what the camera saw. A RAW file must first be digitally developed, the camera does not do a handshake. Consumer cameras eject JPEG images "ready". They are sharpened internally within the camera, developed in contrast, color and white balance - but all this according to the algorithms of the camera software. The results are therefore usually unsatisfactory, at least according to the standards of professional photographers. In addition, they cannot be optimally processed afterwards. Last but not least, most computers cannot read RAW files without additional software and are huge. To give the word "huge" a number: An image from my camera has a size of over 40 megabyte/42 megapixels. With it you can easily print images with a width of 1.32 meters and a height of 88 cm (at 150 DPI). However, managing and distributing these files (for example by e-mail) is no fun and that's exactly why you get the optimized and professional pictures in JPEG format developed by me from the RAW format - and that in the full original resolution.

Do we get color or black-and-white photographs?

Photos that look good in color are "developed" as such, and others are forced to develop in black and white. As you can see, this is decided on a case-by-case basis and is considered from an artistic point of view.

How do we end up getting our pictures?

You will get your pictures either to download or on a USB stick - in full resolution. With these pictures you can do everything you want in the context of your private use: print them out, send them out, pass them on to family and friends, post them on social networks - just as you like it. I will not deface your pictures with a copyright notice and/or my advertisement. Of course, I will make a second sentence for you in smaller resolution. These can be viewed more quickly on the computer and can also be sent by e-mail. Of course, you will also get a link to a password-protected online gallery, so that you can view the pictures - if you are longing for them - from anywhere in the world. Of course, you can also give out the access data to your family or guests, so that they can reminisce in memories.

Do we have to give you the permission to use the images on your website or for self-promotion?

No, you don't have to. However, my prices take this fact into account. I'll reward you with a few percent off the regular price. Please note that once a release has been issued, it cannot be revoked afterwards. Either way, I make the pictures available for download in a protected area. If you ever lose the pictures I have given you, this is not a thing. I have stored them in several systems and have kept them for at least five years. Just call, send mail and a few days later you'll get your mail with a new USB stick.

Do you have a photobooth?

Yes! One of the best the market has to offer. Right this way.

What equipment do you use?

In my luggage I have three high-end full-frame cameras with a resolution of 42 megapixels and 24 megapixels. They are currently the best the market has to offer. Even the failure of one or even two cameras does not mean the end of the shooting, but only that we can continue with a relaxed smile and my camera insurance pays. Cameras with such enormous resolutions require high-end lenses with high light output. Only they can supply the sensor with sufficient image information. I have six of them in my luggage, so I am prepared for every situation and every focal length requirement. And of course I always have tripods, flashes, brighteners and softboxes in the car. But of course, the most expensive technology is no guarantee for emotional images. It takes experience, a feeling for the right moment, love of photography in general and weddings in particular. I bring all this with me and I am my "main equipment".