What’s your style?
Essentially, our goal is to record the authentic story of your wedding day in a creative and original way. We are doing this by quickly capturing candid moments in an unobstrusive manner, i.e. we do not intervene or give directions. Regarding portraits of you, this is a completely different story as we will always give you directions on poses which look the most flattering. Still, even though the poses are of course contrived, we place great emphasis on them not looking contrived. We will always capture intimate close-up portraits as well as wide story-telling portraits of you in impressive scenes or landscapes. The result is a series of portraits which exceed expectations.
How can we get an offer from you?
Just drop us an email through our contact page on our website or blog. As soon as we receive your inquiry we will provide you with all information about our different wedding collections. If you then decide to hire us we’ll send you a contract via email. The whole procedure takes less then 10min and can be done online completely. Of course, we can meet you upfront in Frankfurt for a couple of coffee, so that we get to know each other a bit before your wedding.
Do you also take “conventional” pictures like group pictures or details?
Yes, of course. Your wedding collection would not be complete with them. The reason why we show only very few of these conventional pictures on our website is that we predominantly show those pictures which tell something about our style. In regard to group pictures, we usually take a classic variant and a more modern, creative variant.
Do you also offer wedding albums?
We always recommend a high-quality, artistic album to our couples. Without doubt, this is the best form of presenting your wedding pictures. We design all albums ourselves and only hire the most renowned third party printers and suppliers of exclusive materials. Of course, we invite you to take a look at the different albums before you make the booking.
As an alternative to the exclusive and pricy luxury albums we offer high-quality photobooks printed on original photopaper.
When will we see our wedding photos?
We place great emphasis on a detailed and artistic postproduction of the images. Everything is done manually, we never apply time-saving but questionable automatisms like “auto-contrasts” etc. Thus, it takes at least 7-10 days after your wedding till the pictures are finished. During the high-season it could also take up to 14-21 days. We put all our passion and skill into every single picture in order to make the best out of it. You will see, the longer waiting period is absolutely worth it!
How many pictures will we get from you?
In general, we deliver at least 500 retouched pictures during 8h of photography.
Do you recommend to take the portraits of us before or after the ceremony?
This is hard to generalize! If we take the portraits before the ceremony you will have more time for your guests subsequently and thus less stress. On the other hand, in summertime the best available light for portraits approximately is between 6pm and 9pm right before sunset. Especially if you plan to have your portraits taken in nature this is an important factor to consider. Anyway, we recommend to adjust the time for taking portraits according to your schedule.
How much time do you recommend for portraits?
We recommend 1.5 to 2 hours for the series of portraits. Mostly, 1.5 hours are sufficient for taking pictures at 2-3 different locations. Alternatively, we can split the portrait session into two smaller sessions of 45min each, e.g. 45min min after the reception or ceremony and another 45min during or after dinner. This option offers the advantage of having two completely different lighting situations. Just browse through our webgalleries to find many sample pictures.
When does an after-wedding shoot makes sense?
Above all, an after-wedding shoot at a separate day after your wedding makes sense if you don’t have much time (or if you don’t want to make time) for wedding portraits during your wedding. Another important reason to make an after-wedding shoot is the best opportunity if you want truly extraordinary and absolutely stunning images at locations out of reach during your wedding day. From a photographer’s point of view, after-wedding shoots almost always offer the most favorable conditions for taking amazing portraits for many reasons. We can choose among all kinds of locations without any time pressure and do not have to rely on weather conditions. Last but not least, we can shoot during the most favorable time of the day, which in summertime always are the two hours before sunset.
Our wedding takes place far away from Frankfurt – will that be problem?
Of course not. We enjoy traveling and regularly photograph weddings outside of Hesse. After the first 50km we charge travel expenses of 60Ct/km. However, we offer very good deals on travel expenses for destinations further away than 200km. Please contact us to get a quote on the travel expenses from us.
What camera and lighting equipment do you use?
We use only the finest and most up-to-date camera equipment to photograph your wedding. Currently we work with 4 DSLRs (21Mpex each) from Canon. We only use the fastest lenses of the renowned Canon L series. By comparison, we clearly prefer prime lenses over zoom lenses due to increased speed and IQ. Our pictures always have such a high-quality than they can be easily printed on A1 Format.
Regarding lighting equipment, we prefer sunbouncers from California Sunbounce with different screens, which are basically used at every big commercial photo and film production. Occasionally and depending on the lighting concept, we use portable studio light from Elinchrom or Profoto.