As a family and wedding photographer in Hamburg, I always try to bring a different perspective to the images that represent unique stories. Respecting their essence, my goal is to transmit the most authentic feelings on each scene. A big smile, emotional tears, long hugs – they can clearly translate love, happiness and life with no need of words.
The work starts with a good conversation (in person or on the phone/skype) when I get to know better the people I will photograph. It’s very important as a photographer to understand who they are, what are their hobbies and lifestyle, so we can capture their personalities and translate their story.
Creativity and good photographic technique are also very important, but a crucial part of my job is to make my clients feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. A photo session or a wedding day doesn’t need to be stressful. It can (and should) be fun! So, it’s essential to encourage a positive atmosphere and boost my clients’ confidence while they are being photographed.
After the photos are taken, a careful editing process starts. Attention to detail here is the key to produce a consistent and visually pleasant material. I always encourage my clients to have prints or albums of their photos. This may sound a bit old-fashioned for some people, but being able to sit together with your family and see your wedding pictures or your family session when kids were still babies is priceless! Therefore, I also offer as part of my packages the possibility to add professional quality albums and prints.
In the end, what is most rewarding about being a photographer is the reaction of my clients when they receive their photos. The best recognition of my work is to know that somehow, I helped a little bit to show them that they are amazing people just the way they are!
“Photography helps people to see”. – Berenice Abbott