ELOpements and free spirit weddings rock!
Having travelled and roamed a good part of the world and lived abroad, I feel most alive in nature and quiet landscapes. What better canvas is there to set out for an adventure wedding or a couple session than what mother nature has already given us in all shapes and forms? I'm thrilled to see more and more people around the world combining their love for travel, the outdoors and nature with the idea to get married or have a symbolic ceremony in a very special, meaningful way to THEM.
I believe saying "yes" to your favorite human being is the easiest and most beautiful thing in the world when you love that special someone from the bottom of your heart. Imagine me saying this in the non-cheesiest way you can muster, because it's that simple. Now imagine yourself planning your getaway, maybe it's only the two of you, maybe with your closest family and friends. The only person you are going to invite into your life who will follow you around all day and you don't know is your wedding photographer. This is why it matters so much who you choose to be part of your wedding day.
I don't want to be a stranger or just another vendor to you, I want to be the laid-back, easy-going, fun and sometimes crazy human being that I am when I'm around my own family and friends. And this level of trust and being comfortable should go both ways! I want this experience to be as pleasant, easy and joyful for you as it can possibly be. It should feel like we are old friends heading out for the best day of your life.
Our relationship is probably the most important (and sometimes underrated) factor when creating images. I want you to feel comfortable, safe and not having to worry about a thing when we are out taking images. There is no secret sauce to beautiful images but yes, this is the secret sauce.
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. I love to capture the full story of a wedding day.
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 it takes a lot of effort, problem solving strategies, responsibility and endless hours of location scouting and monitoring weather conditions. Experience and preparation is key and I am happy to offer advice and help along the whole planning process.
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 this is exactly what you want for your own wedding day - that's a great start! I love intimate 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 a 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!
Why do I love outdoor weddings so much?
Ha! That's an easy one!
I have spent a good part of my life out and about travelling and I'm extremely excited everytime I explore a new country or place I have never been to before. The feeling of exploring the unknown is so energizing to me that I thrive in this environment. When I'm off to my own adventures, I rarely bring my camera in order to fully enjoy and soak in the present moment - however, a few snapshots have made it and survived over the years.