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How far in advance should we contact you?
Basically as early as possible! Most couples contact me about one year before their wedding. A year is usually booked up pretty quickly, so please send me a message as soon as you know your wedding date. I can't wait to hear from you!

Can we meet up and get to know you before our wedding to check if we're a good fit?
Of course! I would love to meet you guys before going ahead in the booking process, and this is how I basically do it with all my couples. Our meeting will be very laid-back. Just you guys, a big cup of coffee and me, or if the distance doesn't allow, we'll hop on Skype or Facetime. We'll talk about all the details and set up a package that fits your wishes and your budget. All of this is without obligation, I want you to have the photographer that you feel perfectly comfortable with :)
Sprichst du auch Deutsch?
Ja! Ich bin Hochzeitsfotograf aus Linz, Österreich und wohne hier mit meiner Frau und unserem Hund :) Verständlicherweise sind sich immer wieder einige unsicher, ob ich auch Deutsch spreche, da meine Website auf Englisch gehalten ist. Der Grund dafür sind meine internationalen Paare. Ich möchte meine Inhalte für jeden verständlich machen :)
 Bitte zögert also nicht, mich auf Deutsch zu kontaktieren. Ich biete neben Hochzeitsfotografie auch Fotoshootings für Paare (zB. Verlobungsshootings oder After-Wedding-Shootings) an, sowie Familienshootings, Babybauchshootings und Business-Porträtshootings im Raum Linz und ganz Österreich. Ich bin durch die Fotografie immer wieder viel unterwegs und reise gerne für Hochzeiten und Shootings, sei es innerhalb Österreichs oder auch außerhalb. Bis jetzt durfte ich durch die Fotografie schon zu vielen schönen Orten wie Australien, Island und Marokko reisen. Meine Paarshootings und Familienshootings finden meistens entweder im Raum Linz oder etwa im Salzkammergut an einem See oder auf einem schönen Berg statt.
Ich fotografiere auch Elopements (das bedeutet sowas wie "Durchbrennen", also eine kleine intime Hochzeit, meistens nur Braut, Bräutigam, Fotograf und evtl. engste Familie/Freunde). Ich biete auch Hochzeitswochenenden an. Ich biete für all die genannten Anlässe unterschiedliche Packages an und stelle mit euch ein Package zusammen, das für eure Wünsche und euer Budget passt. Ich freu mich von euch zu hören und euch gemütlich und unverbindlich bei einer Tasse Kaffee kennenzulernen! Ihr könnt mich am besten

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um mehr Infos und Preise für Hochzeitsfotografie und/oder Paarshootings zu erhalten.
How much are your wedding packages?
I offer different packages which can be adapted individually (hours of wedding day coverage, albums, engagement/after-wedding sessions etc.). Local weddings (in the area around Linz) start at 2.500€. We will put together a package that fits both your wishes and budget!
How do we book you?

Send me an inquiry

here

and I'll check my availability. If your date is free, we'll set up a Skype call or we'll meet for coffee to get to know each other and to talk about all the details. In order to book me, you need to sign the contract and pay a deposit. As I said before, the meeting is non-binding and does not obligate you to book me :)
Do you photograph elopements?
Yes! My heart beats for elopements! I find them such a beautiful and special way to enter into marriage. I've had the honor to photograph elopements not only in Austria but also in Iceland. Let me know if you need help planning your elopement and I'll be more than happy to guide you in this process. Reach out to talk more about your plans and dreams.
Do you offer prints or albums?
Yes! I offer both prints and albums, and I'll send you more information once we'll get to talk. I will also bring samples to our first meeting so you can check them out!

Where are you based? Do you travel for weddings, elopements or couple sessions?

I'm based in Linz, Austria, but I'm ready to travel anywhere you want me to. So far photography has made me travel to Australia, Iceland, Morocco, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic and Ireland. I would love to extend this list and photograph you and your loved one anywhere on this beautiful planet :)
How many photos do we get and how?
This depends on how many hours of coverage you have booked. On average, I deliver at least 300, up to 600 edited pictures of a wedding day. You will receive your photos in an online gallery with unlimited download and printing rights. It's also the perfect way to easily share the images with your family and friends.
When will we receive our photos?
For weddings: you'll receive your photos within 8-10 weeks after your wedding day. For photo sessions: you'll receive your pictures within 4 weeks after the session.
How long do you usually stay to photograph a wedding?
This really depends on a couple's wishes, but usually around 6-8 hours. For weddings and elopements on Saturdays, I start booking at 6 hours, up to as many hours as you wish. For weddings on other days than Saturdays, I start booking at 4 hours.
How does it work with travel costs?
All travel costs are always already included in your packages. For international travel, this includes 2-3 nights of stay and local means of travel (rental car, bus, train). I'll take care of booking everything for myself so you'll have more headspace to plan your big day. I guarantee there will be no extra costs and surprises as everything will be clearly communicated from the beginning.
Do you also photograph non-hetero couples?
Of course! You're so warmly welcome in front of my lens! <3 I can't wait to meet you and your loved one!
Do you photograph weddings alone? Do you have a second shooter?
So far I have been shootings all weddings alone but you will have the option to add a second shooter to your package if this is important to you.
What would you advise us to wear at a photo session?

What's most important is that you guys feel fully comfortable and yourselves :) The only thing I advise is avoiding bright colors, logos and patterns of any kind. Earthy, neutral colours always look great in any kind of landscape.

I don't really like to have my photos taken. Is this normal?

Neither do I! So I completely understand you. Still, I promise that we'll have the best time together, it's going to be really fun and relaxed. You don’t need to clutter your mind with poses or anything, as being yourself will create the very best results! Let it be my part to figure out good angles and poses to make you love yourself in the photos. I've had so many people tell me they don't like the way they look in photos and they changed their mind once they saw their photos :) Don't let this be the reason that keeps you from having your photos taken. Life is too short, love is too precious not to be captured!
What if it rains or there is bad weather?
If it rains on your wedding day, we'll scout for a beautiful indoor location to have your couple- and group photos taken. I'm also up for shooting in the rain if you're the adventurous kind of couple :) If you wish to have portraits taken at beautiful weather, I'll give you the possibility to book a discounted after-wedding-session.
 For couple and family sessions: if the weather is too bad for taking pictures, we'll reschedule the session with no extra costs.
What if we have to cancel or reschedule our wedding or photo session?
For weddings: I have a clear cancellation/rescheduling policy outlined in my contract that we will go through in detail when we meet. You'll be informed about all eventualities beforehand - there are no surprises. For photo sessions: if you have to reschedule your date due to external circumstances (bad weather, sickness etc.) we'll reschedule your date without additional costs.
Do you offer engagement- or after-wedding-sessions?
Yes! I'm a big fan of those sessions. Engagement/after-wedding-sessions are offered at a discount when booked within wedding packages, but you can also book an engagement or after-wedding-session if I'm not the one who photographs your wedding. Engagement sessions are a great way to get some casual pictures for e.g. wedding invitations. After-wedding-sessions are an amazing way to have photos taken in a beautiful scenery of your choice (in wedding gown and suit if you wish), far away from any schedules and wedding stress.
I only see couples on your website...do you photograph families too?
Yes! I'm photographing family sessions regularly - be it somewhere in a beautiful landscape or in your home. Please reach out to me for more info and prices. The reason I usually don't show family pictures is because I want to be careful with publishing pictures of children!
Do you publish/blog every wedding?
No. What I show online is only a small section of all the weddings and photo sessions I do. If you want to see a full wedding or couple session gallery, let me know and I'd be more than happy to show you some!