Q: What is wedding photojournalism?
A: In a nutshell, it is unobtrusive photography that focuses primarily on the candid moments of a wedding. We do not interrupt, nor run the wedding; but document the event as it happens. There are some exceptions though: the bridal portrait and some formal pictures. It is Christian’s goal to make them as fun and dynamic as possible.
Q: How many hours do you work?
A: That is up to you. Depending on your schedule we recommend anywhere from 7 hours and up. Generally we get booked for 8 hours.
Q: At what point is a good time for you to “do the pictures”?
A: Because of the photojournalistic emphasis on our photography we “do the pictures” during your whole event, starting from the time the bride gets ready all the way until the cutting of the cake. Formal pictures, such as family portraits we prefer to do along the way. Depending on the size of your family those portraits take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes.
Q: What cameras/lenses do you use?
A: Christian and his team use only top professional grade cameras and lenses with the best optics. They usually work with two camera bodies that have various lenses on them.
Q: Where are you located?
A: The studio is based in Midtown Manhattan, New York. You’ll find directions and the address here.
Q: Do you travel, and how far?
A: Christian and his team are available for travel worldwide.
Q: What do we receive after the wedding?
A: You should expect about 700 pictures of your wedding. You’ll get a proof magazine of the entire edit from your wedding and a credit towards reprints. A website for online ordering is also included in addition to our magic mirror booth rental.
Q: Do you offer albums?
A: Yes. We design and produce very high quality leather bound albums by Leather Craftsmen.
Q: How far in advance do we have to book you?
A: Generally Christian gets booked 6 to 9 months before a wedding, some dates are reserved up to a year in advance. However do not hesitate calling about an event that is just around the corner.
Q: How do we reserve the date, can you hold it for us? What is your policy?
A: It is a strictly first-come, first-serve policy. Because of multiple inquiries for certain dates we found it was too difficult to notify couples when somebody else was interested in “their” date. As of February 2004 we decided to make it our policy to not notify couples when someone else has inquired about their date. A deposit and signed contract will be required to book Christian.
Q: Do you meet with us before the wedding?
A: Christian is available to meet in person in his New York studio. Evening appointments are available until 8pm and Saturday afternoon appointments until the end of March (after that subject to availability). Please call to arrange an appointment. If you can’t make it to New York Christian is available for an extensive phone interview.
Q: Do you take credit cards?
A: Yes. Visa and Mastercard.