Questions & Answers
WHERE ARE YOU BASED? ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL?
I am based in Regensburg, Germany, but travel is my favorite thing to do! I am willing to visit every corner of this world to capture your precious moments.
DO YOU WORK WITH A CONTRACT?
Absolutely yes! Even if it’s a free or payed photoshooting, a contract is a must. It protects you and your rights and of course, my rights too. Everything will be treated professional and legal from both sides, so we can have an absolutely pleasant experience. My photography is a business like any other and everything must be done by the book.
DO YOU HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER AT THE WEDDINGS?
Yes. The Bride and groom are always my priorities. My second shooter will concentrate more on the guests and the environmental shots.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR THE PHOTOSHOOTING?
For Women: I really love how long dresses are captured in photographs. So if you are that kind of girl, it doesn’t matter where are we taking the picture, a good long dress works all the time.
But any outfit with texture is always a great choice. For the color range I recommend cremes, nudes, browns, pastels, blush, black and white. If it’s a couple session I suggest that you two wear colors that complement each other.
If you want to accessorize I encourage you to do so: a simple outfit with a statement necklace is always a good idea. Hats, scarfs and glasses are also a fantastic choice.
For shoes I think it will best if you bring 2 pairs with you: one for the photos, and a pair of flats or sneakers so you can be comfortable while we are walking towards the shooting location.
For Men: a nice one-color shirt (white, crème, nude, baby blue) with a simple pair of jeans and some sneakers will work perfectly. Also, cashmere sweaters and brown (foux/) leather shoes are a perfect choice.
Accesorize like watches, bows, ties, colorful socks are a big yes if you consider to wear them for the shoot .
HOW MANY OUTFITS SHOULD WE BRING WITH US?
Usually 2. It’s better to have more options and a little diversity in your pictures. But again, that's a personal choice, I'm sure you'll rock anyting you wear.
IF YOU WANT TO BE A LITTLE INSPIRED, HERE IS MY PINTEREST BOARD WITH SOME OUTFITS IDEAS.
Note: the options that I wrote above are looking great in photos, but please remember that this is your personal photoshooting, so if you don’t like my suggestions, there is absolutely no problem with that, just wear what gives you confidence and makes you feel special. The most important thing is that you feel yourself, you feel beautiful and comfortable during the session and that you will love the pics after you see the final product.
DO YOU POSE US?
Yes! At first, I am showing you a couple of photos on my phone, as a reference and I am trying to create a friendly atmosphere where you can be yourself while I shoot. I am very patient and I love to capture the moments between the poses, because for me, those are very natural and candid. Sometimes I tell bad jokes just to make you smile a little more. Also, I respect your opinion and if you have an idea for a certain pose you want to try, of course I am going to let your creativity run wild while I’m taking the pictures.
DO YOU CHARGE TAXES FOR TRAVEL AND OVER NIGHT STAY?
If your wedding/elopement/photoshooting is not on the area where I am based, you will have to pay extra for the travel expenses: tickets/gas/day tax/staying etc. But this varies ,of course, from person to person, so that’s why every final price is personalized based on your requests. If you want to know more, just write me an email.
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY SHOOT?
I like to consider myself a natural light photographer, so anywhere outside. I really love to shoot surrounded by nature, in the mountains, in forests, and on flower fields. So if you love adventures, I am your person.
WHEN DO YOU TAKE THE PHOTOS?
Sunsets and sunrises. Those 2 are my absolute favorite, not just because the light is perfectly diffused, but also because you can play with the sun rays and everything looks magical.
WHAT DO YOU USE TO EDIT?
I work with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC 2017. And for invitations and "Save the date" cards I work with Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.
DO YOU MEET US BEFORE THE WEDDING?
If it’s possible, yes. I like to know the couple before their big day so we can become friends, talk about every detail, ideas and wishes you may have. If the distance is too big, we can always talk on skype/phone so we can connect a little beter.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE SHOOTING?
I can understand if somethings comes up, so please don't worry. Just be sure to announce me at least 2 hours before the shooting. You are allowed to reschedule the date 3 times. In case of sickness, rain, personal problems etc.
I DON'T WANT MY PICTURES TO APPEAR ON FACEBOOK OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA. CAN WE STILL WORK TOGETHER?
Of course, if you are my client, your wish is my priority. I have a special clause in my contract with the option: full privacy. You can just state that your photos can not be published and they will be exclusively kept for you.
WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?
I speak Romanian (mother thongue), English and German. I also can talk a little bit French and right now I am taking Spanish classes. So feel free to write me in any of these languages.
If you still have questions, write me an email anytime and I will be happy to answer them for you.