Wedding Photographer Berlin Germany

Brautpaarfoto am Brandenburger Tor bei Berlinhochzeit - Ermelerhaus Hochzeitsfotograf © www.hochzeitslicht.de

We are a young, yet very experienced, and creative team of wedding photographers and wedding videographers from Berlin, Germany. We love to tell stories with our images and we cannot wait to tell yours. We mainly photograph and film weddings in Berlin and Brandenburg but we have worked as far afield as India and the Seychelles. We specialise in emotional wedding reportages and moving wedding videos, documenting the whole day.

We love photographing international weddings. All our photographers speak English and you can rest assured that we will be able to capture beautiful images no matter where you and your guests come from.

Our photo studio is located in the hip district of Berlin-Friedrichshain – the perfect spot for urban wedding photography in Berlin. Whether you are tying the knot in Berlin and Brandenburg or somewhere else across the globe, we would love to get to know more about you and your wedding. Get in touch!

BASE RATES

BASE PRICE   Profi 1020€ | Master 1360€
• 2h photography on location
• custom photo concept
• travel within Berlin
• location scouting on day of booking
• selection and post production of selected photos (colours, brightness, contrast)
• all photos in colour and a selection in black and white
• USB stick with all processed photos as JPEG files in full and smaller size
• minimum of 10 photo prints 10x15cm

ADDITIONAL HOUR ON LOCATION (INCL. POST PRODUCTION)   Profi +150€ | Master +200€

DISCOUNTS

HOCHZEITSLICHT CAN CHOOSE PHOTOGRAPHER (NON-EXCLUSIVE BOOKING)   Profi -150€ | Master -200€

HOCHZEITSLICHT CAN USE PHOTOS FOR SELF-PROMOTION   Profi -210€ | Master -280€

TRAVEL

TRAVEL WITHIN BERLIN   included

OUTSIDE OF BERLIN   1€/km
• covers costs for transport and travel time
• distance calculated with Google Maps starting at our studio
• sum of all kilometres for journeys to the location and back to our studio minus 30km (the first 30km are free!)

INTERNATIONAL (TRAVEL TIME / WAITING ON LOCATION)   100€/h | max. 300€ per day

COSTS FOR ACCOMMODATION / TRANSPORT / TRAVEL EXPENSES   actual costs

EXTRAS

PHOTOBOOTH from 550€
• incl. prints (10x15cm)
• online gallery
• choice of accessories

ONLINE GALLERY   40€
• password protected
• guests can order prints online

POLAROID   3€ per photo

ADDITIONAL USB STICK   20€

POSTAGE   actual costs

EXPRESS (regular processing time = 2-4 weeks)

ALL PHOTOS WITHIN 1 WEEK   100€

4 PHOTOS WITHIN 1 WEEK (e.g. for thank you cards)   40€

All prices including VAT
Prices effective: 20.10.2018

BASE RATES

BASE PRICE  2100€
• 6h filming on location
• 1 videographer
• final product: 15min. wedding video
• edited film on USB stick
• travel within Berlin

ADDITIONAL HOUR ON LOCATION (INCL. POST PRODUCTION)  150€

UPGRADE TO 2 VIDEOGRAPHERS   + 40% on base price and additional hours on location

DISCOUNTS

PHOTO & VIDEO COMBINATION    -10%
• You get a discount of 10% on your wedding video if you book a hochzeitslicht photographer for the same time as the videographer

HOCHZEITSLICHT CAN USE VIDEO FOR SELF-PROMOTION   -400€

TRAVEL

TRAVEL WITHIN BERLIN   included

OUTSIDE OF BERLIN   1€/km
• covers costs for transport and travel time
• distance calculated with Google Maps starting at our studio
• sum of all kilometres for journeys to the location and back to our studio minus 30km (the first 30km are free!)

INTERNATIONAL (TRAVEL TIME / WAITING ON LOCATION)   100€/h | max. 300€ per day

COSTS FOR ACCOMMODATION / TRANSPORT / TRAVEL EXPENSES   actual costs

EXTRAS

TRAILER   250€
• short 2-5 minute highlight film (music video length)
• incl. password protected online version

EXTRA FILM “COMPLETE CEREMONY”   400 €
• incl. sound recordings

EXTRA FILM “ALL SPEECHES”   200 €
• all speeches in full length
• incl. sound recordings

CUSTOM VIDEO EDITING   100 €/h

All prices including VAT
Prices effective: 20.10.2018

On your wedding day, we might have a minimum booking time. From May to September, you can book our photographers for a minimum of 4 hours on weekdays and a minimum of 6 or 8 hours on weekends or bank holidays (exact time depends on how busy we are on that day already). From October to April, you can book our PROFI photographers for a minimum of 1 hour. Our MASTER photographers are available for a minimum of 1 hour in Berlin and a minimum of 4 hours outside of Berlin.

Please book your photographer at least 15 min. prior to the start of your ceremony. This way, your photographer can cover the arrival of you and your guests and the atmosphere before the ceremony which is an integral part of your wedding reportage. They are also more flexible if there are any questions or if the ceremony starts a little earlier than planned.

It is our experience that the emotional photos of your getting ready turn out to be more meaningful for your wedding reportage than just more photos of dancing guests during the party. That is why we would recommend to book your photographer from your getting ready to the end of your wedding dance rather than from the beginning of your ceremony until midnight. Photos of the party can be a little bit repetitve after a while. Therefore, 30-60min are usually enough to cover the party, in our experience. Unless you have something special planned late at night, of course, such as fireworks or cutting your wedding cake. The added bonus of covering your getting ready is that you get to share the experience with each other if you got ready at different locations or rooms.

Below, you can find a list of typical parts of a wedding schedule and how long it takes to photograph each, in our experience.

GETTING READY
• Groom ….. 30-45 minutes
• Groom + Group Photos ….. 60 minutes
• Bride ….. 30-60 minutes
• Bride + Group Photos ….. 80 minutes
• Boudoir Photos Bride ….. 20 minutes

PRIOR TO CEREMONY
• Arrival of guests ….. 15 minutes
• Waiting Groom ….. 3-5 minutes
• First Look ….. 5-15 minutes

CEREMONY + RECEPTION
• Registry Office ….. 25 minutes
• Church ….. 40-60 minutes
• Custom Wedding ….. 30-45 minutes
• Congratulations ….. 5-40 minutes
• Champagne Reception ….. 15 minutes

PHOTO SHOOTS
• Group Photos ….. 10-60 minutes in total / about 3-5 min. per group
• Photos of Bride & Groom ….. 20-120 minutes in total / an average of 60 minutes
• Sunset Photo Shoot ….. 25-45 minutes

PARTY
• Photos of Room with Decorations ….. 10-20 minutes
• Coffee & Cake ….. 45-60 minutes
• Buffet ….. 90-120 minutes
• Set Menu ….. 120-150 minutes
• Party ….. open end

At hochzeitslicht you can choose between tWo different categories of photographers: MASTER- and PROFI photographers. Primarily, they differ in their amount of wedding photography experience which affects their style and their way of working.

Over the years; our MASTER photographers have developed a mature and sophisticated photography style which they can adapt to your individual expectations. Overall, you can expect more “Best of” photos from one of our MASTER photographers than from a PROFI photographer. This difference becomes more apparent when you look at all of your pictures rather than just a selection like the ones you would find in our blog or in a photo album. Thanks to their years of experience, our MASTER photographers can support your wedding planning with many helpful tips, an optimal schedule and recommendations for vendors. If something should not go according to plan on the day, our MASTER photographers might find an ideal solution more easily than a PROFI photographer because of their wealth of experience. Our MASTER photographers have also developed a keener eye for little details such as the proper fit of clothes during your bridal photo shoot or a group photo shoot. If you have a particular style in mind or if you yourselves have a very good eye for photography you should choose a MASTER photographer.

Even though our PROFI photographers are just starting out they are brimming with creativity, motivation and flair for photography. They receive constant training and supervision from our MASTER photographers. In turn, they inspire our MASTER photographers with their fresh new perspectives. Of course, our PROFI photographers can advise you on everything regarding your wedding photos, help you develop an ideal schedule and give you a lot of advice. Our PROFI photographers are approximately 25% cheaper than our MASTER photographers and therefore the ideal solution for a smaller budget.

At hochzeitslicht you can either book one particular photographer (exclusive booking) or let hochzeitslicht pick the photographer for you (non-exclusive booking). When we pick the photographer for you, we will assign the photographer about one week before the wedding. Even if you do not book a photographer exclusively, you can tell us whether you would prefer certain photographers. We will try to consider your preferences but we cannot guarantee that any of these photographers will photograph your wedding. In turn, you receive a discount for letting us choose your photographer.

Yes, of course! As soon as you have a first quote you can arrange an appointment – by phone, Skype or in person in our Berlin photo studio.

These appointments typically take 90 minutes. You can discuss your ideas, your schedule, and everything else that is important for your wedding with one of our photographers. If you have not booked one particular photographer exclusively you may not talk to the photographer who will photograph your wedding. However, when we are the ones choosing the photographer we will take into account both your preferences as well as who you talked to. We write down everything important so your photographer has everything ready to prepare for your big day. On top of that, your photographer will call you about 2 days ahead of your wedding to discuss any questions you or they might have. That way, you will get to talk to your photographer before your wedding.

Generally, appointments are available from Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 am to 5.30 pm (preferably at 10:30 am, 2.00 pm, and 4.30 pm). If you need a later appointment, we will try to make it work. Our MASTER photographer Melanie is available Monday to Saturday from 2.00 pm to 8.00 pm.  IMPORTANT: From May to September (during wedding season) appointments on Saturdays are extremely limited or not possible at all because our photographers will be busy photographing weddings. Thank you  for your understanding.

The length of your wedding video depends on which style of wedding video you want. Our classic wedding video is typically 15 minutes long. In our experience, this is the ideal length to keep the video interesting and exciting for every viewer. Additionally, you can book a 2-5 min trailer as well as extra videos of the entire ceremony or all speeches in the evening. Alternatively, you can opt to just get a 2-5 min artistic short film instead of the 15 min classic wedding video.

About half the wedding films that we show on our website have been filmed by 1 videographer. A single videographer can cover all the important moments of your wedding day. But there will always be moments when they have to make a compromise. Sometimes they might have to “play it safe” to cover all the essentials rather than filming in a more artistic fashion or focusing on technically more demanding shots. If agreed upon, they can shift the focus towards more artistic shots but then they will have to compromise the essentials. You should discuss this beforehand, especially regarding shots of the ceremony.

Two videographers can be in two different places or film from two different angles at the same time. Moreover, one can focus on the essentials whereas the other can has more artistic freedom.

Only the 2nd videographer can use the following equipment on location:
• drone DJI Phantom for aerial shots
• Steadycam system DJI OSMO for optimal image stability (moving images without shaking)
• Slider camera Edelkrone Slider-Plus for shooting details, decoRation and rooms

Summary Advantages 2 Videographers
• more material during the edit
• videographers can be in two places or film from two different angles at the same time
• combination of artistic and documentary shots withouT fear of missing something important
• additional technical equipment such as drone, steadycam and slider
• extra films for “Complete Ceremony” and “All Speeches” can be filmed without any compromises

We offer 3 different types of photobooths: “Standard” (550€), “Vintage” (650€) and “Klassiker” (750€). All photobooths include a flatrate for photo printing (10x15cm / classic photo strips), an online gallery with all photos, a selection of accessories (card board mouths, beards, glasses), delivery/installation/collection in Berlin, 24h technical support. If youR location is outside of Berlin there will be additional charges for delivery and collection. You can see pictures of our photobooths here: https://www.hochzeitslicht.de/pdf/hochzeitslicht-photobooth.pdf
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  • Brautpaarfoto bei Sonnenuntergang vor Oberbaumbrücke aufgenommen von Hochzeitsfotografin Melanie Meissner bei Hochzeit in Capitol Yard Golf Lounge Spreespeicher Berlin © Hochzeitsfotograf Berlin www.hochzeitslicht.de
  • Hochzeitsreportage-Foto von strahlendem Brautpaar bei Hochzeit auf Schloss und Gut Liebenberg aufgenommen von professionellem Hochzeitsfotografen © Hochzeitsfotograf Berlin www.hochzeitslicht.de
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  • authentisches Hochzeitsfoto beim Ja-Wort - Urbane Hochzeit Berlin Friedrichshain Hochzeitsfotograf © www.hochzeitslicht.de
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