My goal is to empower couples and help them to celebrate and document their wedding day the way they have always dreamed it to be. Whether this means flying half way around the globe, climbing a mountain for sunset or welcoming them in my home country Austria - if you can dream it, you can make it happen. In my work I love to show authenticity, real and natural reactions and connections between people - the beautiful AND the messy. Every couple is different! I don't want to be just a vendor to you, but a friend, creative, artist, problem solver and someone who offers advice along the way. Thus, I love to share every piece of advice I learned through all my wedding experiences and personal outdoor adventures.
STORY TELLING WEDDING DOCUMENTARY
Before I became a photographer, I was a writer - and still am to this day. I now focus on telling stories visually, and I believe story telling wedding documentaries are the best way to capture a wedding day.
Wedding days are a whole mess of emotions from tears to laughter and everything in between, your loved ones getting together to celebrate the two of you. This day is not only about the obvious and essential parts of a wedding - like the ceremony or the first kiss - but also about the preparation and anticipation with all the details and candid little moments that you will miss because of the "wedding day Adrenalin rush bliss". I specialize in full day wedding coverage because I believe every story deserves to be told from the very beginning. This is the beauty of a story telling documentary - creating a narration by finding and connecting all the puzzle pieces and molding them into your personal story.
If you'd like to find out more about my approach to wedding coverage, have a look at my FAQ section at the bottom of this page.
my collections include
- MEET ME & ASK ME ANYTHING. Let's chat in person over a cup of coffee or tea about your plans. I want to get to know you and your plans! Ask questions and let me know what you have in mind. Prior to your wedding date, we'll have a follow up to confirm your time table or any changes. If you live too far away for a personal get-together, we can use Skype or Facetime. In between I'm always here to answer questions or have a chat for unlimited consultation.
- WEDDING COVERAGE DOCUMENTARY STYLE & BRIDAL COUPLE PORTRAITS. I capture authentic moments as they happen in documentary style, I'm observative and give direction when I think it helps the image. Of course there will also be a time to capture family formals.
- POST PROCESSING. Every image is carefully selected and given some post production love in my signature style. The final number of images you'll receive depends on the length of the coverage. For example, for an 8 hour coverage I usually deliver a about 500 selected edited images.
- ONLINE GALLERY. About a week after your wedding you will receive a link to a sneak peek gallery to download and share with friends and family.
- DIGITAL FILES AND PRINTS. About four weeks after your wedding, all your images are ready to ship. You will receive high resolution JPG files as well as low resolution JPG files for mobile devices including print rights on a flash drive. Included are also surprise silk paper proof prints - I want you to feel the joy that only printed images are able to convey.
I love seeing images printed and I'm even more excited to create family keepsakes that last for generations. Therefore, I offer a variety of fine art print albums from a high quality European print lab in different colors and textures.
in NEED of inspiration?
feel free to Browse through MY WEDDING galleries:
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ADVENTURE couple & ENGAGEMENT sessions
My couple sessions are easy-going and fun at custom-locations - a sunset on a mountain, a place that means the world to you, at home or a place you've never been to before? No matter if you just got engaged, if one of you is secretly planning a proposal, you would love an after-wedding/anniversary session or you simply don't need a reason for wanting your images taken - let's create something beautiful. Outdoor photo sessions always involve a good deal of planning and preparation. Let me know about your favorite place or dream location and we'll make it happen. I often travel many hours to get to a certain location - you see, nothing is impossible.
Be inspired with my COUPLE GALLERIES:
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Still having questions?
Here's a few popular ones answered:
What's your shooting style?
My images are storytelling, candid and documentary with a love for details. I capture the true spirit of the day and natural moments as they happen while looking for connection, intimacy, the fun and messy moments and timeless beauty with all its imperfections. When it's time and necessary, I guide and direct my couples with a natural approach. There is no "one size fits all" recipe - every couple is different.
You are based in Austria, are you available for travel to our wedding?
Yes, absolutely! I have been travelling all my life to different corners of the world - from trekking in Nepal to a three month self-supported cycling journey through New Zealand, to living exchange college life in the United States (which has been an adventure in itself!). I definitely know how to get from A to B under the best and worst circumstances :-) Photographing destination weddings sounds dreamy, but in reality it takes a lot of effort, problem solving strategies, responsibility and endless hours of travelling, location scouting and monitoring weather conditions to create the best conditions possible. Experience and preparation are key and I am happy to offer advice and help along the whole planning process - I want you to have those epic images you always dreamed of having.
What is your approach to weddings?
I want to make sure my couples and I are the best match possible. That they have trust in me and my vision and allow me to work the way I do - so I can create my best work for them. If you love what you see here and my work is what you want for your own wedding day - that's a great start! I love weddings and elopements that show the true essence of the bride and groom's personality. If you don't mind your dress getting muddy while running with your loved one through a field (because it WILL!) but rather are able to enjoy those raw moments fully because you are free and alive - we're on the same page!
Do you photograph couples and engagement sessions as well?
Of course! You've probably noticed that I love outdoor sessions that involve a little effort to get to a special spot. However, it doesn't always have to be a stunning outdoor backdrop, it can be a relaxed home-story as well, focusing on your connection and love for each other. I'll give as much direction as needed to create something beautiful.
How many images do you deliver and how long does it take?
That depends on the length of the wedding day - for an 8-hour coverage I deliver a minimum of 500 selected and edited images. It usually takes no longer than 4-6 weeks until your images are ready to ship on USB flash drive.
Do you offer print-albums?
YES - I do! There is nothing more beautiful than seeing your images printed. You will realize this the moment you hold your images in your own hands. We live in such a digitalized world that we sometimes forget to slown down and take the time to create tangible prints. I offer a variety of different wedding book collections from a high quality European print-lab. Also, you will receive selected prints together with your digital files. I want every couple to hold their own images in their hands and feel the joy and excitement that only printed images can convey!