Welcome! So nice to see you here. We assume, you are looking for a photographer. You might get married and wonder what kind of wedding photographer you want. We want to tell you a little bit about who we are and what photography for us is all about. We are Heiko and Cati and this is our art.
We don't fit well in any of those typical wedding-style categories. We actually don't like to call ourselves wedding photographers at all. Years ago, when we started to shoot weddings we took images, like those of other good photographers as well. We were well booked, made ourselves a name and won some precious awards. But with time we were drawn more and more to a certain style of images. You might want to call it artistic wedding photography. It was not a conscious decision, we needed to do it. It threw us in some sort of crisis. These images, this way of seeing, did not fit well with our normal work or even our brand. We struggled. We just could not go on like this anymore. We needed to make a change. We decided to give our art a chance. We wanted to commit to it, to our vision and to ourselves. Here we are now and we make our art. We feel fulfilled and every wedding we go to, we are so excited and curious what the day will bring, that it feels sometimes like being a kid again. We landed finally where we need to be to feel complete.
Good question, honestly. We do not do much posed stuff. We´ll follow you on your day and work pure photojournalistic. We will not get in the way. But we will do it our way. We´ll take images that are different. Images that have depth to it. Images that will make you feel. If you feel more comfortable with standard-shots, smiling in the camera, getting the latest hip-look, you will already know by now that we are not the right photographers for you. But if you see something in our work, if you want something unique, something totally different and authentic, we would love to follow you on your day and create something real for you.
No matter how good a photograph is, on a computer-screen, it only can transmit a certain amount of emotion. It is limited by the medium. But, when you take a piece of art and print it, it transforms. You hold something in your hand, a fine-art print, a handmade album, and you start to feel. You feel the warmth, the texture of the material. You see the fine nuances of the image as it interacts with the rough paper. And... you start to connect. That is why we always print, at least part of our work. When you finally get your prints, your album, you will know why we feel this way.
When you hear photographers talk about their cameras, you often hear that cameras are just tools. Yes, they are tools. They make the connection between the vision of the photographer and the final image. This is a very important part. We do not talk about pure image-quality here, like sharpness or tonal-range. We talk about emotion, about the connection with your work. Of course digital photography has it´s limits when it comes to the feel of the process, therefore we choose tools that come very close to what analog photography was all about. Mainly we shoot Leicas and other small cameras that also have the advantage of not drawing attention. However, when you want something really special we are able to shoot your wedding on vintage analog cameras.
If you want something special, something that is not out of the box, the possibility is high that you wouldn´t find that in front of your doorstep. The thought of flying in your wedding photographer from Germany might feel unusual at first, but you already might choose an unusual wedding photographer, so why not? The costs are not necessarily higher than if you booked a local photographer. Flight-costs and therefore travel-expenses are low nowadays, so that we can offer you to come to your wedding in Europe within the budget of your wedding package.
Now you know more about us, more about our work. Feel free to look through our images and stories. If you like what you see, if you connect with what we are about, we truly would love to get in touch with you. People who like our work are like friends for us from the very start.
We are based near Hamburg. Regulary we shoot weddings all over Germany. But if you marry somewhere in Europe, we are also verry happy to come and join you on your wedding.