AKG Magazine for couples
I will always go above and beyond to connect with my couples in a way that puts them at ease. The experience of being photographed is just as important as the quality of the photographs. It's important to look at a photograph and remember how much fun you were having at the time, and my presence at your wedding is one of generous service to you.
I hold a firm conviction that photography has the power to advance social justice and equality and there is ample evidence showcasing its capacity to serve as a catalyst, motivating compassionate actions in this direction. I am fully dedicated to offering couples an inclusive experience, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or beliefs. To actively uphold this commitment, I have implemented an Inclusivity Pledge that translates into tangible actions and keeps me, and everyone on my team, accountable.
Appropriate attire is a show of respect for both you and your guests, in my opinion. Please let me know if you have particular dress code requirements; otherwise, I and everyone on my team will be dressed formally.
I design Albums myself in a way that best narrates the event and highlights the most complimentary and striking images. You will then have the opportunity to review and make changes accordingly through my online proofing system.
Contemporary but ageless, fashion-forward yet natural are the terms that best represent my aesthetic. I love my images to have a color representation that is closer to real life but yet has a painterly quality to it.
The term that best describes my approach is "Editorial Wedding Photography".
You might find the following resources useful:
- What is Editorial Wedding Photography?
- Artist Statement
- The AKG Method
Absolutely. I place a high value on formal family pictures. I photograph families the way I'd like to be photographed at my own children's weddings one day. A suitable duration of time for family formals is 20-30 minutes (typically immediately following the ceremony).
I will coordinate a questionnaire through which I will collect crucial information, including a list of your most important guests and preferred family portrait groupings. I memorize VIP guests' names so that I can address them personally. I'll also be in touch with your planner on a regular basis.
I photograph both film and digital, depending on the lighting conditions and how much time we have in my disposal. On your wedding day, I will mostly shoot digital as it allows for lower light captures. It also allows me to work faster. During portraits I have the luxury of time, and I shoot both film and digital. I absolutely love the luminous and raw quality of film, and I strive to achieve its look even when shooting digital. At the same time, I love digital photography for the sophistication it brings with regards to post-processing.
I use both film and digital medium format cameras in my work. When it comes to digital photography, I prefer the Fujifilm GFX. My crew always takes a lot of backup equipment, which is all serviced by expert specialists on a regular basis.
A rough estimate is between 50 and 100 every hour of shooting. Only the best shots from each setup and perspective are included. Blinking, unpleasant expressions, and blur are examples of omitted photographs, while all given images are finely retouched for color and detail.
Your gallery of images will be downloadable and in hi-resolution, suitable for printing at any shop.
I travel around the world. Destination and international weddings are my exclusive offering.
I accept a very small number of weddings per year (no more than 15). I want to be fully present at every wedding I shoot, and give all my attention to my couples, before, during, and after their wedding.
You can count on me to collaborate closely with your wedding planner to develop a backup plan.
Because all events are different, I provide a made-to-measure service in which you may hand-craft your ideal Collection. Please have a look at the inquiry process here.
All images are carefully picked, and we normally produce between 70 and 100 photographs for each hour of coverage.
My vision is to create art with a net carbon-zero footprint, even though my work requires air travel. In order to offset our air travel carbon emissions, and as of 2022, we participate in various voluntary Carbon Emission Offsetting initiatives, and have managed to offset 80% of our emissions. We've also made it a priority to fly using Sustainable Aviation Fuels, and have achieved this goal for 95% of our air travel.