QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Are you joining us on our destination wedding or elopement?
Of course! There is no better mixture for me then love, photography and travel. So if you want me to capture your destination wedding or elopement anywhere in the world, I would love to join you on your journey. Let´s start your adventure! I‘ll follow you no matter where you want to say “I do“ to each other.
What can we expect from your wedding photography?
My photography should capture your whole day, from beginning to the end, real, simple, natural, happy, bright, emotional and in love. I want to tell your story with my pictures and I can do this in the most exciting way, when I start with the calm before the storm, the getting ready until your opening dance and the start of your party. That´s the best way to capture all facets of your day. Of course, every wedding is individual! But I can give you some advises for your timeline so it fits the best way to you and your wishes.
Which languages do you speak?
I speak german and english but I can try to speak the language of love as well if these languages doesn’t fit to yours : )
For how long do you join us on our wedding day?
My wedding package starts with a minimum of 8 hours coverage on weekends (Friday to Sunday). That usually covers most of the day, the getting ready to the dinner or to the first dance, depending on your time schedule. About 8-12 hours is a frequently wedding duration that people book. I would suggest you to capture the whole day so you’ll end up with a story, not only some pretty pictures. We can estimate your individual duration, I‘m sure I‘ll have some tips and advices for you.
There are smaller ceremony packages available on the weekdays (Monday to Thursday).
Are you offering wedding films/ videos?
Yes I do and I love the possibility to capture your day in another great way. You can add a highlight video to your photo documentary or book me for a video only if you’d like to. It’s a great way to not have too many people around you on your special day and to get everything in one style. Please send me some lines if you have any questions about this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you coming as a team?
I’ll always bring an assistant with me from 6 hours of coverage who is going to help me out the whole day so that I can concentrate on capturing you and your love. If you want a second shooter, you can book one in addition. I would recommend to do so for a larger wedding. I‘ve photographed 95% of my weddings only with the help of my assistant.
Which packages do you offer?
My whole day coverage package starts at a minimum duration of 8 hours. It includes a minimum of 500 pictures, digital edited in my portfolio style and in high resolution as a download link in a password protected online gallery for you and your guests. The exact number of pictures depends on your day and the duration of my booking. The editing can need up to 4 weeks while high season, usually it‘s faster. Please contact me for more information to my prices and packages by saying hi: email@example.com
How do we know that we’ll fit?
Since you‘re already on my website and reading my q&a, this might be a good sign. I suppose you like my pictures and my style, but of course that’s not the only essential for your decision. You can gladly read my about page, drop over to my Instagram profile or make friends with me on Facebook
What I love are couples that value to be themselfs, break rules and traditions if neccessary. couples who are creative, in love with each other, natural, happy. Of course, I‘m also happy if you value photography and making memories, the perfect light, beautiful situations. Your pictures are, besides the rings and the partner of course, the only thing that last forever. You have just one chance to capture your memories the way you want them to be captured forever. So both the photographer (hopefully that´s me ; ) ) and the style should enchant you.
Can we chat with you to get to know you?
Of course! Most of my bridal couples book me without a “first look“ cause they already got to know me via my website, social media or on another wedding. A personal chat, even after your booking, is essential for me. The best time for our chat is when you already know your approximately schedule for your wedding day but when it’s not so advanced that I can still give you some advices. For me it‘s also very important to just get to know each other, cause I‘m going to capture your most intimate and magical day and it would be the best to do so as your friend, not only photographer. So I would love to welcome you in the beautiful Düsseldorf Medienhafen or, if you‘re from far away or want to book a small coverage, we can gladly Skype.
Our chat is possible between Monday and Thursday. You understand for sure that my weekends are full and if there are weekends with some free time, I want to spend them with my love and my family : ) Cause these days are the only days my love, family and I do have some free time at the same time.
Can we order a wedding album?
Yes, and I warmly recommend this to you. Your printed images have a different charm than the pictures you have on your computer, phone or tablet. It‘s much more beautiful to show them with a printed album than only open a folder on your computer. An album ist more timeless and can give your pictures more value and space to tell your story.
What about engagement, pre- or after-wedding-session?
I suggest all my couples to do an engagement- or pre-wedding-session. It‘s a perfect way to get to know each other, to get to know how I work and of course, to get to know how you like to be in front of the camera to prepare for your big day and to save some time on that magical day. It‘s perfect to combine this with our “get-to-know“ chat or if this is not possible, to schedule this the day before the wedding. If it was raining on your wedding day or there wasn´t enough time/ the right place for it, an after-wedding-session is also a great idea to fulfill your vision in a calm atmosphere. These sessions are available weekdays or the days prior or after your wedding day.
Do you also edit pictures in black and white?
As you probably may see in my portfolio, I adore colors. But black and white pictures do have their own charm, so I edit about 5-10% of your pictures in black and white. It depends on the photo whether it’ll be color or black and white, so I decide which style fits the best.
Do you retouch our pictures?
Your selection will be digital edited in, for example, color, contrast and brightness (like in my portfolio). A retouch of your skin is not included, but my soft editing is flatter for the skin itself. If there are some of your couple pictures with some uncleanness, I will for sure try to retouch them. I recommend you to book a professional hair and makeup artist and to schedule the bridal couple session as close as possible while sunset. The light and the colors are flatter to your skin and the colors of the pictures will be soft and beautiful.
Are you going to publish our pictures?
I love to show weddings that fit to me, my vision and my portfolio on my website, social media, on unique wedding blogs or magazines. I guess you’ve also found me via my pictures and my portfolio with which you were able to get a first impression of me and my style. It‘s always a pleasure to me and touches me to join your beautiful wedding and to show the results, your emotions, your love and your memories. Cause who doesn‘t want to show what they love? : )
To make sure that you’re fine with my selection, I always send you the images that I want to publish prior to show them anywhere. If there some pictures you don‘t like, I will eliminate them of course. You can have a look at my portfolio to get an impression how these selections can look like.
Of course, I respect your privacy if you don‘t want your wedding to be published. I hope you understand on the other side that a up-to-date portfolio is essential for me. The publication rights are always included with a discount in my packages. So if your not into it, I’ll charge this discount with your final payment. Please let me know if you have any questions!
For how long do you archive our pictures?
I’ll archive your pictures for a minimum of 12 months. I can warmly recommend you to save them several times by yourself, so that they can last forever. Don‘t forget to save them on new storage media since the flash drives (like CDs) probably won‘t last forever. Another beautiful way to archive your pictures is an album.
Can we reserve our wedding day?
Please understand that I can‘t reserve your wedding day since I have daily requests in my inbox. I gladly secure your wedding day as soon as I get a fixed booking confirmation and a retainer.
How can we book you?
For a fixed booking I‘ll charge a retainer (about 50% of your package) and send you a contract. Your wedding will be in my calendar as soon as I receive your incoming payment. I‘ll be always there for tips, ideas and recommendations.
How to contact you the best way?
Please send me a mail with your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or just fill in my contact form. It would be amazing if you tell me some details about your wedding day, where you want to say “I do”, ideas for your day, style, why you like me or my work and of course, some details about who you are. If you also like diving, skiing, animals or if you like coffee instead of tea. What else do you like or like to do, your engagement…. Please feel free to tell me your story so that I can get to know you a tiny bit. I love to hearing from you and to meet you for a tea (or coffee ; ) ) in beautiful Düsseldorf or for a nice chat via Skype.
Do you offer Newborn and Family Shoots as well?
Yes and I love it! It would be the best to contact me for a Newborn session some weeks before your darling will arrive on our beautiful earth. I only shoot Newborn sessions in the first 12 day, the earlier the better. I’d also recommend to do a Family shoot when your cutie is able to walk cause you have so much more options and variety in the pictures. Please let me know what you’re thinking and wishing for : )