Questions and answers
You are planning your wedding and you are looking for a wedding photographer. Do I attend your wedding only in Cologne?
I‘m shooting your wedding wherever you want to. As a wedding photographer I‘m often in the Cologne region but I had plenty of weddings to shoot all over Germany as well as in Dubai, in Tuscany, Holland or in Singapore. As I like to travel I‘ll be happy to shoot your wedding abroad.
What is a weddingstory, actually?
I‘m specializing in reportage wedding photography with an artistic touch, a documentary story in narrative style. Wedding photography is all about understanding you as well as your individual taste and expectations for your big day. With my photos I try to tell the story just as it has actually taken place. Without photoshop and without retouching. It‘s only you, your guests, all your emotions and all the little details of this special day.
What is the chain of the event?
It all starts with the „getting ready“. Already in the morning I accompay you during the styling of the bride and the groom. My camera will record the civil wedding as well as your religious or free ceremony. After that there will be group shots and we take a lot of time for the photoes of the bridal couple. In this way you‘ll get a documentary personal story to revive your day even years later.
Do we meet personally before the wedding?
As I‘ll be with you throughout the day getting to know a lot about your way of living together the chemistry between us must be good. Talking to each other helps to clarfy a few issues. So, I‘d like to invite you up for a drink at my place in Hürth or in a cafe in Cologne. If you are too far away we should Skype instead. It‘s important to come into contact because I‘m interested in your background and motivations.
When will the photosession of the bridal couple take place and how long will it take?
This photo shooting is an important part of the photo story. How long it will take depends upon the place where we take the photoes and how long you are ready to be away from your wedding guests. For me it‘s important to consider the light conditions. Especially early in the morning and at sunset you can shoot romantic and impressive photos.
How long does a weddingstory take?
It should be at least six hours. In my experiences of the past years the „getting ready“ takes at least two hours, the wedding ceremony including the champagne reception 2-3 hours and the photosession of the bridal couple another hour. I‘d like to help you to consider the amount of time you need.
What is the way of editing your photos? How many photos do you get? How do you get them?
When you have a look at my homepage you realize that your photos will be edited professionally. According to the extent of the reportage you‘ll get 300 – 1000 photos with superb quality. Thea are in JPEG format without watermark, web-optimized resolution, and in full resolution stored on a USB stick in a high quality gift box. Your photos will be archived so you can contact me even years later to satisfy your special wishes.
How and when do we get our photoe?
5 – 7 days after your wedding all the photos will be provided in a password protected online gallery. So you and your guest can have access to the gallery with a password and you can download all the photos, of course. You will have access to the online gallery for about 3-4 weeks.
Can you get photos taken by drones?
If circumstances allow it (e.g. weather, local conditions) photos taken by drones are included.
Can I offer a photobook?
If you are keen on a high quality picture compilation book which is different from conventional photo-books I can offer a completely edited individual photo-book. I invite you to have a look at examples I have on stock.
What about other photo products?
I‘m in cooperation with professional photo labs: So I can offer foto development on wood, aluminium (Dibond), Acrylic, metal… You can have a look at examples of differnt materials on stock.
What about a PhotoBooth?
If you like I can offer a PhotoBooth for your wedding, of course.
Do I offer any other photoshootings apart from wedding shootings?
I can make an offer for all types of photoshootings such as legal cermonies, after wedding sessions, family or portrait photoes. Have a look at my portfolio if you want to have a deeper insight of my work. If you are interested send me an email (contact form).
What does a photoshooting cost?
Send me an email or give me a call. I‘ll send you my current price list.