Hochzeitsfotograf Zürich

Other questions that you sometimes ask

Will you publish my pictures?

I may use your pictures for publication on my photography website and Instagram. If you want to keep your pictures private, 20 % additional fee will apply. Though I don’t publish even a half of the weddings I shot on the website, I still prefer to know that I can use your pictures (it gives an additional drive to a photographer, no artist likes the idea that his work will be somewhere hidden :) By “using” I mean that I will happily display them with pride in my online portfolio for couples that like you, are in search for a wedding photographer, whose work resonates in their hearts. (for me it’s like putting the images in frames and hanging them on the walls! :) I am always happy to come to a compromise and show only those pictures that you previously have approved.

Do you offer hourly wedding coverage or only packages?

In my photography pricing guide I prepared example collections based on hourly coverage. You can hire me starting at 2 hours. As every wedding and couple is unique, I will be happy to make a custom offer based on your needs. Write me please about yourself, your wedding and what you are looking for, and I will come back to you with the offer very soon.

How many images will we get?

I prefer quality over quantity, but I am always attracted by something that is so special at this (or that) very moment, so in the end I do photograph a lot. It’s difficult to give a particular number, you can estimate 50-200 pictures per hour, depending on weather, number of locations and people willing to be photographed!

Can we get pictures in RAW format?

No, they are so heavy, the process of saving raw images will be too slow and complicated, I would prefer to spend this time on something that makes more sense.

Can we select the pictures that we want to be edited?

Theoretically yes, but practically? You will need to come to my place for a couple of hours at least, to look through your wedding pictures. Isn’t it better to have them delivered to you all nicely edited? :)

When is the best time to book?

As most weddings happen on Saturdays, the dates tend to be booked out quickly. I would recommend to reserve the date 6-12 months in advance. Being a person that makes decision in the last moment myself, I understand that there are a lot of people like me in the world. If you read this with wedding plans in the upcoming two months, do not hesitate to send me a message, some days are being kept asked by couples again and again and some are just waiting for you! :) Having a wedding on a different day than Saturday, gives you more freedom in terms of getting the location and photographer you wish.

What is your strongest point?

I think, finding beauty in literally everything around us and being able to show it in the pictures.

What is your weakest point?

I tend to spend too much time on editing the pictures, overthinking the colour nuances, and as I don’t like strong contrasts and filters, I don’t think that people even notice the difference (it’s also one of the reasons, why I love film photography - I simply do not need to change the colours, the scans will arrive perfectly balanced)

Do you require meals during our wedding?

If it’s not a long wedding, I like not to eat at all using it as an opportunity to lose weight :) If it’s a full day wedding, I will appreciate to have some food and water. Thank you for asking!

We are afraid it will be rainy on our wedding day …

Yes, it’s a possibility :) but you should not be afraid of it. Clouds is the best scenario for wedding photography, they act as a huge soft diffuser that takes away harsh and contrasty shadows from people’s shadows. Rain will create atmospheric and moody pictures.

how can we make wedding pictures look nicer ... // a piece of advice for the bride and groom

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pictures are from Pinterest

Wedding photography is a mixture of documentary and editorial approaches, when most pictures are taken spontaneously (except for the formal portraits), but in the most beautiful reality. Even if you don't hire wedding designers and stylists, lots of thought will be put into every little detail how to make your wedding a beautiful and at the same time meaningful event that will reflect of who you are as a couple. There are still some things, often overlooked, that can, from my point of view, either spoil or make the pictures outstanding. First of all, let's think, what do we love about pictures?

Emotions

Your wedding day will be full of them, so we don't need to worry here. (Speaking about emotions and ways of expressing them ... some makeup and hair stylists aim at making your wedding looks last forever ... despite of possible tears :) ... adding lots of long-lasting makeup and hair sprays, I would recommend to avoid it, except maybe for a waterproof mascara. Don't forget that this is the day on which you want to look the most beautiful in the most natural sense.

Composition

This is the task of the wedding photographer, who will frame the pictures nicely intuitively, as everything will happen quickly with no time to think how to apply the composition rules. Trust your photographer (and hire the one, whose style and aesthetics views inspire you).

Location

Every wedding location, being it a historic church or a villa at the lake, has its own special beautiful features, make them present in the whole concept of your wedding, use them. While selecting the venues, think also of the wedding timeline, make sure that the open air ceremony is not held at midday when sun is at its highest point thus creating strong contrast and shadows.

Details

Weddings are all about details, it might be a veil or antique brooch that has been in the family for generations, elements of the cake decor, flower girl accessoires - there is always something special. And this is what transforms a nice event into an unforgettable one.  Add special touches to show your own personal wedding style. Pick songs for the ceremony that are meaningful for you, write your own wedding vows, make the menu based on your favourite food. Rent a beautiful oldtimer or a boat and decorate with flowers (and "Just married" sign! :). Decorate your exit from the church (civil registration office, etc) with flower confetti - there is no more beautiful way to make your ceremony pictures unforgettable than the shower of gorgeous flower petals, they are extremely photogenic! Repetition is key in creating a cohesive design, even a few properly placed items, in perfectly repetitive harmony, can make a huge visual impact.

Stationary

When it comes to invitations and other wedding paper goods, less is really more, don't make it look complicated, try to not incorporate too many details into the design. I can highly recommend you Letterpress Manufaktur MiliaInk https://www.instagram.com/milia_ink/

Milia Ink Design http://miliaink.com

Milia Ink Design http://miliaink.com

Please, please don't forget to indicate in your invitations the dress-code: "white-tie", "black-tie", "festive attire", "festlich elegant". Don't be shy to ask your guests to dress up, it's just a formality (though tuxedos, floor-length evening gowns or festive cocktail dresses will definitely do give a nice flair to the pictures!)

Flowers

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Add personal touches to your flowers - whether it's the feeling of your childhood home or a place you stayed and loved - jasmine vines, garden roses, the lilac in your schoolyard or clematis in the grandmother's garden. Loose shapes and soft feminine colours tied with velvet ribbon for a soft touch.

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Getting ready 

The most important thing is you look like yourself, let the beauty you possess shine through by highlighting your best features. Avoid trying a completely different look or heavier makeup, keep it simple. Some muah artists think of weddings as long hours performances and prepare the brides like actresses for the stage - lots of long holding hairsprays, several layers of waterproof foundations and heavy eyelashes - so that a person sitting in the last raw in the church will be able to see you ... what about the person who will spend this Day closest to you, will he enjoy this dramatic appearnce? :)

Bride's dressing room can be a part of the hotel or your home. It certainly always helps if the room is beautiful in terms of interior and light, but in any case I would recommend to remove everything that clutters the space - unnecessary pieces of furniture, clothes and hangers, empty bags etc. The wedding dress deserves its own portrait as well as the shoes, the rings and the flowers (ask the florist to send all your wedding flowers to you in the morning), put aside the wedding invitations. I will take pictures of these beautiful details, have some shots of you and your bridesmaids doing your hair and makeup and document the whole atmosphere of the getting ready time, with all the family and close friends, who either with you in the room the whole time or visit you from time to time in anticipation of the coming ceremony.

During the preparation, there should be also some time dedicated just for you alone. How often do you hire a hair stylist, a makeup artist and a photographer? Even if you are shy in front of the camera, just trust the professionals and you will see beautiful portraits of yourself afterwards. For the boudoir shots I would recommend to have an "in-between" version of hair and makeup.

 

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pictures are taken from  Pinterest

pictures are taken from Pinterest

After taking boudoir shots, I will go to the Groom's dressing room and then come back to the Bride to document the moment of putting on the dress. I would recommend to ask your mom or bridesmaids (with the hair done and dressed beforehand) to participate in this shot.

Civil wedding ceremony

Choose an alternative place to register your marriage, there are lots of stunning authentic locations that will make you feel a part of Swiss history. 

The Zunfthaus zur Waag (the guild house of linen weavers) built in 1287 is one of four licensed wedding venues in Zurich. You can set your wedding date and make a booking at the Registry Office, Zurich Town Hall. 

 

Portraitsaal in Rathaus of Lucerne is one of the most beautiful places to register the marriage in the whole Switzerland. 

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Outdoor celebration

pictures are taken from  Pinterest

pictures are taken from Pinterest

Outdoor weddings always have a very special ambience. They are beautifully intimate with warm and welcoming feel, they are about bringing your favourite people, sharing your favourite food and celebrating till the dawn under fabulous lanterns. Think of a big farm table adorned with rustic benches, beautiful fabric, antique cutlery, a handwritten or letter-pressed menu, timeless place-card holders that will rise the style.

Indoor celebration

Sometimes you hardly have freedom to express yourself celebrating indoors, you can do something about flower arrangements, chairs perhaps and paper goods (menus and escort cards), the chairs can transform the whole look of the space into something elegant and refined. Match your chair treatments to your wedding style. Consider decorating hairbacks with flowers.

to be continued ...

Trendy and Minimalist weddings

Despite some kind of traditions, not every couple strives for inviting dozens of guests or only intimate friends to an over-the-top wedding show. In case you are a bride who dreams of a careless wedding planning which doesn`t take a lot of time (though the celebration will be elegant, up-to-date and chic), it makes sense reflecting on the minimalist trend.

The minimalist way of life is all about living a clutter-free life, possessing only those things which are significant and useful to you. That is the major reason why the minimalist weddings we may know and actually desire are described as modest, with clean decor and an impeccable atmosphere which concentrates on plainness. For you to be prepared, we’ve assembled 5 ideas for a minimalist wedding which will cover the majority of the details of the whole wedding theme styling.

1. Wedding Invitations

Every couple is aware of that wedding cards are of utmost importance for the earliest positive emotions you`ll get from the guests. There is no necessity for a pretentious presentation. First and foremost, introduce guests to the wedding theme by persisting in being classic. For instance, use only a handwritten stationery suite of one colour.

2. Natural Table Settings

Remember that the minimalist way of living suggests us making good use of space. Thereby make it possible for guests to sit at longer tables so that you will avoid a constrained atmosphere. Neatly decorate tables with white linen and geometrical crockery.

3. Industrial Minimalist Centrepieces

Designers recommend couples to try out different themes. For example, industrial minimalism lets out gentle country accents, while still caring for the modernity of your minimalist wedding.

4. Wedding Cake

Although several years ago a classic all-white wedding cake may seem too plain and even old-fashioned, nowadays it`s a great trend in the minimalistic wedding world. New techniques and cake-decoration stuff are exquisite. What is more, for styling purposes, concentrate on where and how the cake stands instead of trying your best to find lots of unnecessary decorations. One can just attach several dried leaves for a tone of colour.

5. Food and drink stations

You`d better focus on the presentation of the dishes you`d chosen rather than the decor. Uncomplicated adornments such as plants are the ideal organic embellishment.

Social media to inspire

You want your wedding day to be perfect: an exciting, romantic, beautiful event that you and your guests will remember for years to come. Your wedding is your day to shine, and you wouldn't want to look anything less than sensational. Which dress to choose, flowers, shoes, what kind of make up and hair style... Finding answers to these questions can be exciting but daunting at the same time. There are tons of fashion magazines, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. You will enjoy the fun of looking through the latest magazines, watching fashion channels, searching wedding and fashion blogs. You can be inspired by old Hollywood movies or celebrity weddings.

Here, I made a selection of my favourite social media things, some of which might be new and interesting for you.

 

I'll start with Instagram accounts (every name is clickable)

Instagram of my favourite blog

The Lane

 

My favourite photographers (they work with the best existing wedding stylists, designers and planners, and therefore great for finding inspiration not only because of their exceptional photography skills! I also want to attract your attention that both of them are film photographers)

Jose Villa

Elizabeth Messina

 

Two Spanish Instagram accounts that I discovered recently (I wish that all the guests that will be attending your wedding took their outfits inspiration here, totally "picture perfect" dress-code!)

https://www.instagram.com/whiteveils/

https://www.instagram.com/buganviliaevents/

 

Wedding designer

Joy Proctor

 

and the classics of wedding blogs

Style Me Pretty

 

Wedding style inspiration blogs 

https://www.oncewed.com

http://thelane.com

(they are both great, Oncewed is more about natural, quiet and organic beauty, The Lane is more edgy, raw and wilder elegance)

 

Pinterest

https://www.pinterest.com/oksanabernold/weddings/

https://www.pinterest.com/oksanabernold/allthingsbeautiful/

 

Huge collection of everything wedding  - wedding dresses, rings, food & drinks, veils & hairpieces, bridal jewelry, bouquets &  boutonnieres

https://www.pinterest.com/oncewed/

https://www.pinterest.com/the_lane

Some thoughts on photography services available in Switzerland

You may spent months preparing for your wedding, but the day itself will pass in a heartbeat. You will be able to re-live the joy and romance of it by looking through your wedding album. So don't take chances with your wedding photographer. You need a professional, whose work you admire, who understands your vision and whose style reflects your own. 

·       Expertise & style

 You may be searching for a wedding photographer for your wedding that will take place in Switzerland or a professional in destination weddings that will come to the place of your choice, or if you are looking for a family in-home session or for a studio staged photo shoot – in any case, I would recommend to choose a photographer, who is experienced in the area and, what is even more important, whose style resonates with your personality. Photographer’s portfolio speaks better than all the words about the style and expertise, so spend some significant time looking through the pictures. Photographers are creative people and happy to experiment, but even trying something new we will stay true to our personal taste and style. 

·       Packages & hidden costs

Most photographers offer a selection of packages. Packages may vary in coverage, number of photos edited, number of images printed, quality of printed pictures and photo albums, etc. So, before making a decision, be sure to find out what is included in a package and which services are available at extra cost. Check for hidden costs, you may be surprised, but sometimes family and portrait photo packages don’t include digital images, the price of a photo session covers just time and talent of the photographer, while products, either digital files or prints, are purchased separately. It's important that right from the beginning you are absolutely clear on how you are being charged, ask your prospective photographer what their policy is. All my collections include full-resolution digital images with a release for personal use (sharing, printing and posting on social media). If you need the pictures for commercial use, please contact me first. Photographers often use password-protected online galleries that are very convenient for displaying  pictures from the wedding celebration/photo shoot. I would also recommend to check, if you or your guests will have to pay additionally to be able to download the pictures and how much. The nice thing about the online galleries is that you as a wedding couple or family on the portraits can regulate who may have the access to the pictures as well as which exactly pictures you want to have accessible.  

·       Duration of a photo session & coverage

The duration of time when the pictures are taken is certainly a very important factor. Don’t fall for longer coverage all other things being equal, except price, while choosing a family photographer – you don’t need 3 hours of a family photo shoot, since your children will be not willing to cooperate after certain time. At the same time, don't expect a variety of pictures, if you book a one hour photo shoot at one location. As my experience shows, 2 hours is the ideal time, we will be able to change the outfits as well as locations. Regarding wedding photography, you do need at least 6-hour coverage for a wedding session and even more, if you want to have the memories of the different stages of the day. We are all different, think what will have more value for you - portraits of you while getting ready, pictures of your dress, shoes, rings and flower bouquet or rather shots from the dancing floor? Formal portraits of the guests are regarded to be essential part of the wedding photo coverage, but are these pictures really so necessary? Why not to limit the formal group pictures to maximum 1-2 and better assign one hour to couple portraits? If you plan your photographer to be present at the Apero, ask her (or ok, him :) to make portraits of the guests (couples, separate small groups of friends), this will be a nicer memory from the artistic point of view! :)

You can’t get what you want until you know exactly what you are searching for, right? :) So be specific. Also, be prepared to ask right questions for getting comprehensive answers that will help you choose the best photographer for your needs.

Best Wedding Invitation Ideas

Best Wedding Invitation Ideas

A wedding is accepted to be one of the most decisive and indispensable days during the whole life for a couple. It consists of many details. The wedding stationery sets the stage for a lot of components of the couple`s great day. First of all, these are style and the theme. In this context, it’s indispensable to ascertain that such elements are as remarkable as possible.

After nailing the impeccable invitation phrasing, it’s time to assure you have the appropriate design to fit. Beyond doubt, remember the theme you`d chosen, however, try to think outside the box and select a styling which expresses your inner world ideally. Eventually, there is only one chance to make the first impression. Surprise the guests with one of the marvellous wedding invitation ideas below.

1. Stay minimalistic

Both a trend and a comfortable way of arranging the wedding is elegant minimalism in everything. No need to overreach your wedding invitations with deliberate details. Keep it minimalistic and simple by concentrating on a monochrome design that provides you with charming typography.

2. Draw Your Love

One of the most delightful things for guests to receive is an individual illustration of you and your partner on your wedding invitations. This way the quests may feel cohesion with the couple. From plain vectors to hand-drawn sketches, pick an illustration design which portrays you as a future family.

3. Express it with flowers

It cannot be denied that flowers are an element of the wedding decoration which never goes out of style, regardless of the season you`re becoming a husband and a wife. Anytime a classy choice, adorn the invitation cards with sophisticated floral ornaments.

4. Share a feeling of tropical vibes

Impart your wedding stationery the tropic spirit of the rainforest. This way is perfect for those brides who strives a seaside or outdoor reception. Think of including different rather minimalistic greens and plants in the design to make it clear for the guests what your wedding theme is going to look like.

5. ‘Tag’ your guests

Instead of sending out invites that will just end off getting kept in reserve or thrown away, attempt to create the invitation your family members and intimate friends will be able to reuse. These may be luggage tags or other exciting interpretation of typical invitations.

Zürich in einem gezielten Fotografenobjektiv

Waren Sie schon mal in Zürich? Wenn nicht, dann ist es wert die Scharte auszuwetzen und schon in naher Zukunft diese wunderschöne und wirklich attraktive Stadt zu besuchen. Im Nordosten der Schweiz gelegen, ist es der Ort, an dem Sie als Urlauber und gleichzeitig Fotograf arbeiten können. Aber die Hauptsache ist, dass man hier nicht nur einzigartige Fotos machen kann, sondern diese Fähigkeit auch auf höchstem Niveau schärfen kann. In den Augen der Besucher wirkt Zürich wie eine Perle auf dem Hintergrund der niedrigen Berge und des Zürichsees, die nicht ohne Aufmerksamkeit zurückgelassen werden kann und die man nicht vergessen kann.

Dieser Aussage wird auch jeder Fotograf in Zürich, der aus erster Hand von seinen unvergleichlichen Ansichten und atemberaubenden Aussichten weiß, zustimmen. In der Tat gibt es neben dem Weltzentrum für Finanzen und Bankwesen viele malerische und magische Orte, die selbst nach Filmen „fragen“. Was wert sind nur der Fluss Limmat, Altstadt und St. Peter Kirche, die fähig sind, luxuriöse und unvorstellbare Aufnahmen für jede Sammlung zu geben. Nicht umsonst assoziieren viele Fotografen Zürich mit magischem Mekka, wo solche Handwerker immer ein Geschäft haben.

Die richtige Zeit für geschickte Experimente mit Technik

Und in solchen „Übungen“ ist es nicht so wichtig, welche Art von Kameras Sie verwenden, ob modern oder etwas veraltet. Fast jede Optik wird das Ergebnis liefern, worauf die fotografierende Person hofft. Und wenn Sie die relevanten Fähigkeiten des Meisters hinzufügen, dann wird die resultierende Symbiose mit Sicherheit die Erwartungen übertreffen. Für den Fotografen bleibt das Credo des Berufs unverändert: sich nach der höchsten Qualität der Aufnahme zu streben und deshalb nach einzigartigen und schönen Bildern, die fähig sind, neue Gipfel in dem gewählten Gebiet zu „erobern“. Komfortables Zürich wie kein Zweiter bietet alle Möglichkeiten, mit Zeichnungen zu improvisieren, mehr Details zu erzielen und den Schärfenbereich zu reduzieren. Eine ganze Menge von historischen und kulturellen Sehenswürdigkeiten, ergänzt durch natürliche Gebiete, wird helfen, die Fähigkeiten eines echten Profis zu verbessern. Für Liebhaber von Panoramaaufnahmen sind der Utliberg und der Aussichtspunkt Lindenhof genau richtig. Von diesen Orten aus haben Sie eine atemberaubende Aussicht auf die Umgebung, die dem Objektiv jedes Fotografen würdig ist.

Hiring a photographer in Zurich for family photo session or wedding pictures

Prior to hiring a wedding photographer in Zurich, you will certainly meet him for discussing all details of the oncoming photo shoot. And it is very likely that you will ask him some sensitive questions about his services – and this requires a subtle approach. Sure, a professional wedding photographer is not a milk-and-water girl and you have a right to make things clear. But on the other hand, you need to remember that you turned to a professional and you chose him because you liked his work. That's why it will be smart of you to ask correct questions in a tactful form and then you will get informative answers without any negative emotions.

To begin with, many people tend to ask "why are your services so expensive?". But "expensive" is something relative, and if you think that services of your wedding photographer in Switzerland cost too much, there may be many other people who find the price to be acceptable or even low. Besides, different photographers have different pricing policy, so the correct question is "what services are included in the cost of a wedding photo shoot?". A higher price can be explained by more hours covered or more photos printed, by appropriate retouching or shorter terms of post-production. Find this out and only then make a conclusion whether you need a more affordable photographer in Zurich.

"Why should we have a photo shoot session in this studio (park, garden or another venue)?". This is another type of common questions to a photographer in Switzerland, as if he forces you to have your wedding session on a location you don’t like. But if you amicably ask "what are your reasons for choosing exactly this location?", the photographer will surely share his arguments with you. In fact, a professional wedding photographer in Zurich makes his choice regarding the photo shoot session location based on wedding style, number of participants, time, season and many other factors you may not even think about. It's easier for a professional to summarize all the information and then to choose a perfect scenery for a photo shoot.

These are only several examples of questions about wedding photography that can poison relations between you and your wedding photographer in Switzerland from the jump. To avoid this, get into the habit of asking your questions in a form of discussion or suggestion rather than demand. The latter is self-defeating: if you want a photographer just to execute your commands, than why to spend your money on hiring a professional?

Prior to hiring a wedding photographer in Zurich, you will certainly meet him for discussing all details of the oncoming photo shoot. And it is very likely that you will ask him some sensitive questions about his services – and this requires a subtle approach. Sure, a professional wedding photographer is not a milk-and-water girl and you have a right to make things clear. But on the other hand, you need to remember that you turned to a professional and you chose him because you liked his work. That's why it will be smart of you to ask correct questions in a tactful form and then you will get informative answers without any negative emotions.

To begin with, many people tend to ask "why are your services so expensive?". But "expensive" is something relative, and if you think that services of your wedding photographer in Switzerland cost too much, there may be many other people who find the price to be acceptable or even low. Besides, different photographers have different pricing policy, so the correct question is "what services are included in the cost of a wedding photo shoot?". A higher price can be explained by more hours covered or more photos printed, by appropriate retouching or shorter terms of post-production. Find this out and only then make a conclusion whether you need a more affordable photographer in Zurich.

"Why should we have a photo shoot session in this studio (park, garden or another venue)?". This is another type of common questions to a photographer in Switzerland, as if he forces you to have your wedding session on a location you don’t like. But if you amicably ask "what are your reasons for choosing exactly this location?", the photographer will surely share his arguments with you. In fact, a professional wedding photographer in Zurich makes his choice regarding the photo shoot session location based on wedding style, number of participants, time, season and many other factors you may not even think about. It's easier for a professional to summarize all the information and then to choose a perfect scenery for a photo shoot.

These are only several examples of questions about wedding photography that can poison relations between you and your wedding photographer in Switzerland from the jump. To avoid this, get into the habit of asking your questions in a form of discussion or suggestion rather than demand. The latter is self-defeating: if you want a photographer just to execute your commands, than why to spend your money on hiring a professional?

Lifestyle photography, theoretical point of view :)

What do you feel when looking through beautiful pictures taken by professional photographers? Some of them are attractive from a technical point of view, while others engage due to an interesting idea or unusual story. But there are pictures driven by emotions - joy, love, romance, admiration, sadness, tenderness or whatever. There may be no "wow effect" of landscape photography, but looking at those pictures you really feel your emotions are involved. If you are looking for a photographer in Switzerland, who is able to tell your story in a natural and spontaneous, yet stylish manner, think of hiring of a lifestyle photographer.

Lifestyle photography is a stunning mix of the best qualities of event and portrait photography. As a lifestyle photographer in Zurich, you need to be ready for "catching the moment", while on the other hand, you should have an experience in working with lighting and composition. As the result, you have to create emotional pictures telling stories about individuality and uniqueness of human relations. This involves taking pictures of people making usual things in usual environment and behaving in a matter-of-course way. During photo shoots, a lifestyle photographer in Switzerland catches those important little details, habits, moments and emotions that our everyday life consists of.

Lifestyle photography is getting more and more popular all around the world, since it shows real people and conveys their true emotions as opposed to staged photography. The important idea of such portraits is that people can look real and sincere, and at the same time - beautiful in their naturalness. People do not pose, but live in shot, and while their memories of events become less detailed in course of time, emotions associated with these events are sealed in lifestyle photos forever.

Lifestyle photographer will find a beautiful story for a photo shoot in every day routine, like family having breakfast on a Sunday morning at home or some cute Zurich brunch place or a walk in a park near the house or playing with kids and pets right in the living room. The lifestyle photographer expertise is to feel relationships highly charged with emotions and to find a balance between true life and stage elements. This is quite a difficult task, but if handled correctly, the result is rewarding – unique, emotional and beautiful pictures telling real stories.

Working as a wedding and family portrait photographer, gives you an opportunity to travel a lot both around Switzerland and the world, visiting large cities and paradise islands, crowded places and out-of-the-way areas. When travelling, you find beautiful locations, learn authentic traditions, meet quaint characters, watch real-life situations – and this experience fills you with emotions and serves as a plentiful source of inspiration.  Lifestyle photography is blending portraits of people and events, urban landscape and wild life, then spicing this with fashion and colours, intimate details and emotions and finally getting a fascinating gallery of unique images that tell inspiring stories about our life. If you are in a search for a destination film photographer in Switzerland, who is able to tell your story in a natural and spontaneous, yet stylish manner, then I will be glad to help you through my experience and ideas.

Strong Points of a lifestyle photographer

·       is really passionate about travel photography, love stories, family portraits, and has plenty of creative ideas to share with you.

·       gets along well with adults and kids and that’s why your photo shoot is sure to be casual, relaxed and fun.  

·       knows the balance between directing and allowing things to go in the natural way – and this is how lifestyle photos are created.

Lifestyle photographer in Zurich