Frequently Asked Questions
About my documentary wedding photography
CAN WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING IF IT’S NOT IN COLOGNE?
Yes, definitely. Although I am mostly active around Cologne, Bonn and Düsseldorf, I’m always happy to come to any other city in Germany and beyond. For longer distances, I’ll make you an individual, more cost-effective offer for my travel and accomodation expenses.
CAN WE MEET YOU BEFORE BOOKING?
Yes, I always like to arrange a non-binding meeting with you to get to know each other, to watch my wedding documentaries together and to discuss your wedding. If you book me afterwards, we already have a plan for your day through this.
CAN WE RESERVE THE DATE OF OUR WEDDING?
Of course, but I can only block the date for you if you book me bindingly.
WHICH DURATION IS TYPICAL FOR A WEDDING DOCUMENTARY?
Just like every wedding is individual and different, there isnt’t a really typical duration for my documentaries.
But I give always two advices regarding the duration: On the one hand something always shifts, that in mind, you should always have a few time buffers at best. Also for your wedding photographer.
On the other hand: If you have a specific duration or budget in mind, I always recommend to photograph the getting ready and therefore leaving a little earlier in the evening. The getting-ready is always very nice to create a more extensive story of your wedding day.
How long you should plan for which part, I can only recommend you individually, because this can vary very much depending on your overall plans. Just contact me or ask me for a meeting.
HOW MANY PICTURES DO WE GET?
Depending on the duration of the wedding documentary the number of pictures you get from me differs from 400-700 pictures. And of course, there is also a bunch of pictures for each wedding which I sort out. For example when the eyes are closed or the mouths open.
HOW AND WHEN DO WE GET THE PICTURES?
You get your pictures from me digital in full resolution on a USB-stick. I always try to finish your pictures as fast as possible, but at the same timetake enough time to give you the best result. Usually this takes 2-6 weeks.
DO YOU EDIT ALL IMAGES?
Yes, all of the pictures you get from me are edited and optimized individually. Not included are for example retouches of the skin or enhancements of the body. I can also do this professionally, but it has to be payed individually according to the effort.
DO YOU JOIN US HAVING DINNER?
I am always happy about a plate of food and also need some apple juice throughout the day. But I do not need a place at the table. There is always a corner where I can pause briefly. And the place at the table would be most of the time empty and thus rather deserted.
HOW LONG DO WE NEED FOR THE BRIDAL PORTRAITS AND WHEN SHOULD WE DO THEM?
A very suitable duration for the bride portraits is one hour. We can shoot longer if you want, but less time leads to a less relaxed atmosphere and to less variants within the pictures.
HOW LONG IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU AS OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH?
Always hard to answer, I can only advise you to ask your appointment as early as possible. Unfortunately, I can not give a more accurate answer, since it is extremely different depending on the date.
WHAT IS AN AFTER-WEDDING-SHOOTING AND WHAT IS AN ENGAGEMENT-SHOOTING?
As the names suggest, the after-wedding shoot takes place after your wedding, the engagement shooting before. In the same way as we do the bridal portraits on the wedding day, we make pictures of you two in a suitable location.