Hiring a photographer is not what we do everyday, and I am very honoured that you are considering me to document something very special for you. Below you will find more information about my family, wedding and engagement photography services.
1. Why do you shoot film?
I love the magic of film that cannot be recreated with a digital camera. Film produces soft, luminous, artful and flattering images, making everything look elegant and refined. It is about "the art of slow living" - it forces the photographer to slow down while shooting and focus on capturing the feeling of the moment.
2. How can you describe your style?
Fusion :) I love subtle timeless grace of fine art photography and the relaxed, laid-back natural beauty of the moments in between. Though I do have professional studio lightning equipment, I prefer working with natural light on beautiful - real - locations.
3. Where are you located? Do you travel outside Switzerland to photograph weddings?
I live in the very heart of Zurich, Switzerland, and travel regularly around Switzerland for weddings, engagements and family portraits. If you are planning a destination wedding, just let me know, I love traveling and discover new countries and locations!
4. We see that some of your wedding collections include an engagement session - we don't need an engagement photo shoot, can we just add 1 or 2 hours to our wedding day coverage instead?
I encourage couples to start with shooting a love story, and my "longer" wedding collections include a complimentary engagement shoot that cannot be transformed into additional hours on the wedding day. The advantage of your engagement session is experiencing what it feels like to be in front of the camera and a great way to know each other prior to the wedding. Speaking about another practical side, you can have the engagement photos for engagement announcement, your wedding website, Facebook, Instagram, invitations and beautifully framed on your bedside table :) During engagement shoot, as we are not limited in time, by venue and wedding attire, we can be creative. We can plan and style your love story together, let's make something meaningful, beautiful and adventurous, and turn normal, "ordinary" pictures into extraordinary portraits you will love forever. Let the world know that you are engaged :)
5. We are ready to book, what's next?
To reserve the day you need to pay a 20 % retainer fee and sign the wedding agreement. The retainer is non-refundable, as the date will be set aside just for you, making it impossible to take other jobs on this day. The remaining balance is due one week prior to your wedding date. If you are booking a portrait collection, I require a signed contract and entire fee at booking.
6. When the pictures will be ready?
Average delivery time is 4 weeks. Next working day after your wedding the film rolls will be sent to the film lab. Swiss postal service usually takes one week to deliver to the USA. Meanwhile, I will upload your digital pictures, look through them and send you an edited selection that reflects your day. During the second week, the film is being developed and scanned at the lab, and when I get the scans back I need about two weeks to edit them and digital files.
7. Do you offer albums?
Yes, I do offer wedding albums of the highest standard. In our digital time, with photographs on our phones and computers, the value of them tends to get lost. The hundreds of pictures from your wedding saved on a flash drive definitely deserve their own life. I love the idea of keeping the memories in the form of a heirloom book, the size of which doesn't really matter, it can be a small one, but of exquisite quality. I work with several well-known unique artisans that craft exclusive fine art books of exceptional beauty and quality - Cypress Fine Handmade Albums, Heirloom Bindery, Velvet Raptor etc.
8. Can we order prints through you?
Yes, you can order Glossy, Lustre, Fuji or Kodak Matte, Deep Matte and Pearl prints of different sizes as well as fine art prints that meet gallery and museum standards for longevity and archival performance - crafted on Canson paper, Hahnemuhle paper, Arista & Moab paper, etc (fine art prints are UV, water and scratch resistant). Some of my packages include 4 x 6 proof prints, all printed on Lustre, Fuji or Kodak Matte paper with a custom border (to be able to get the full, not cropped image).
9. Can we print ourselves our wedding pictures?
10. Can we order albums later?
Yes, absolutely, a lot of clients contact me regarding their wedding albums by their one-year anniversary.
11. How much do your services cost?
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12. Do you take pictures of families and kids, including newborns?
Yes, I do, with great pleasure! Children at any age are the most fascinating subjects to be photographed! I offer special collections for expecting families + newborn portraits. Email me to get the details.