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Whether you’re eloping in the Swiss mountains, celebrating the day in a London pub, having a small civil ceremony at the Stadthaus or having a giant destination wedding/knees-up with your nearest and dearest in a French Chateau. My style of documentary wedding photography will grab the honest and real little moments that make the day unforgettable and are so important to you.
You will not be forced into unnatural, awkwardly posed shots that make you feel weird and uncomfortable. I’m not there to interfere with the day and boss you around. Instead I’ll be there to capture the real magic as the day unfolds around you naturally. When you look back at your gallery in years to come, you will be taken right back into that very moment. The photographs will remind you exactly of how you felt when you were there – those goose bumps on your arm, that short intake of breath you’d just experienced and the gentle butterflies in your stomach.
As the day evolves, so too does your story. So I’ll be there for you to weave all of these smaller beautiful moments into an honest and atmospheric telling of your unique day. You don’t want photographs that are destined to gather dust, never to be printed and stuck on a hard drive at the back of a cupboard forever more. You want photos that you can plaster the walls with: these are those photographs! (The plastering on the walls kind, not the dusty cupboard ones!)
I approach family photography the same way. It’s all about that irreplaceable connection, and all the ways you show it that you don’t even know – that’s what I’m here to immortalise for you. My kind of people are those who place more importance on the people around them and the experience they’re having than the stuff they might acquire.
Trends are temporary, but real, honest, emotional stories of love and life – they’re here forever.
If your day is an energetic crazy mix of high intensity celebrations then your photos will be filled with this energy. If your day is calmer, quieter, more intimate and emotional then this calmness will be reflected back in your images. I would never try to make your wedding or your personalities appear to be different than what they are. This is one reason why I try to get to know you as much as possible before the weddings date and why engagement shoots can be particularly useful. You do you, don’t try to be anything that you are not.
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Creative documentary wedding photography in Basel, Switzerland and beyond. Photography that ventures beyond the ordinary to tell the story of your day as it really happens.
If you are planning an elopement - exciting!! I'd love to be involved. Whatever you have planned, I'll be there to capture it all. Send me an email for special elopement prices.
Lets go on an adventure! Or, equally good: we can hang out at your favourite spot or even in your home. These shoots are not just for the engaged though. Perhaps you just fancy some photos of yourself for your website or of you and your loved one looking hot!? Maybe you are visiting Switzerland on holiday or on your honeymoon and want some epic photographs to remember the trip? Whatever it is I'd love to be there to photograph the moments for you.
Family shoots are brilliant things. Whether you’re celebrating a special anniversary or birthday, or just want to get some beautiful photos before your kids are all grown-up, they’re a fun day/afternoon/hour out that everyone always enjoys. I’ll simply ask you to play, interact and behave exactly as you always do with each other. There’s no need to do anything special or awkward or to dress up and force the kids to wear their best outfits, that they find uncomfortable. Just be yourselves. You are perfect as you are.
Great, me either!!
Relaxed, informal, natural and candid photographs are at the heart of my wedding photography. Its all about capturing the in-between moments, fleeting glances and atmosphere that make love and life so great.
I don’t interfere too much with what’s going on at weddings. Instead, focusing on capturing all the crazy magic that is unfolding around you naturally.
Of course we will do some portraits of the two of you and some group photos (my Mum would want them, I'm guessing yours does too!) but in a natural and unobtrusive way.
You are not alone, that is a very normal feeling. I'm here to help.
So many of my couples say they don't like having their photos taken or are nervous beforehand. This is very normal. I understand. It is my job to make you feel comfortable.
Putting people at ease, getting you to (almost) forget that you are being photographed is my main goal and super skill(!)
If you are still nervous or worried it can help to have a couple/engagement shoot beforehand to practice.
It's all about the atmosphere!
My couples aren’t focused on having “The Best Day Of Their Life” but instead want to enjoy their day in their own way. Whether that is celebrating with their nearest and dearest or eloping on their own.
They don’t feel the pressure of having a super formal, highly stressful day, but instead want the kind of day that focuses on having a good time with great company, a great party, and great food.
They don’t worry too much about what their hair looks like and don’t mind if they get a bit messy. As long as they are having a good time.
Our wedding photographs are beyond stunning! They capture the day perfectly and I can't help but get warm, happy thoughts each time I look at them. Neither of us normally feel particularly comfortable in front of the camera yet somehow you made us and our guests feel completely at ease, resulting in wonderful, natural pics. Some of my favourites are ones when we didn't even know you were taking!
Creative, informal documentary Wedding photography for stylish couples in Basel, Switzerland and the rest of Europe.