Your DC wedding & elopement Photographer
It's quite possibly the biggest day of your lives...
I take on my role as your wedding photographer very seriously because I know how much love, time, and effort you're about to put into planning every detail. All the hours spent arranging the guest list, the venue, the menu, the décor, your vows, and wardrobes will culminate into something truly amazing and I want to make sure it lasts longer than just one day. I want it to last forever.
I believe that preparation is key to capturing every single beat and detail, which is why in the months and weeks beforehand I'll be sure to tell you everything I know about what works and allow you the space to communicate everything you could want from me. I vow to you that I'll arrive rested, cheerful, and prepared for any and everything on your big day. If you're looking for someone who can direct big moments, blend in seamlessly with your crew, and capture real emotion with ease then I'm your guy.
"WHAT A JOY TO WORK WITH STEFAN! SO PROFESSIONAL AND THE SWEETEST GUY. MADE US FEEL NATURALLY AT EASE ON OUR BIG DAY. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND WOULD HIRE HIM A THOUSAND TIMES OVER."
— Shae & Daniel (Married at Jefferson Memorial, DC)
The booking process from beginning to end
Step 1 - Send an inquiry and introduction call
Once you inquire with me, you'll hear back within 24 hours to confirm my availability for your wedding date. From there we'll set up a free consultation via phone or video chat (preferred). During our meeting we'll get to know each other, talk about your vision for your wedding, my photography style, and determine whether we are a great fit for each other.
Step 2 - Review contract & booking process
Following our intro call, I'll send you a draft of a contract for you to look over. From here you can ask any questions and request for any modifications to cater to your desires. If everything is agreed upon we'll both sign the contract, you'll send the retainer and you'll officially be booked!
Step 3 - Planning & Consultation
As soon as you complete the booking process I'll send you my Wedding Guide. It's a pdf that breaks down each part of the day (first look, group photos, dancing, etc) and how to go about preparing so your photos look amazing.
During the months and weeks leading to your wedding day, I will be yours to consult with on all things related to photography such as the schedule, locations, and coordination.
I will schedule a call within the month of the wedding to go over the day in detail and make a concrete plan for your big day. I'll also send a Questionnaire to ensure all your photography desires are well-documented and a "shot list" template which allows you to fill me in on all the group shots you'll want with friends and family.
Step 4 - Your Wedding Day
On your big day, I’ll arrive on time (or earlier) to greet you and guide you through each beautiful moment with effortless zeal. Whether it's the details, ceremony, group portraits, or the intimate and candid moments between you and your loved ones, I will be there with my camera ready to capture the memories.
We'll have an unforgettable day of fun, excitement, and joy for the ages! If invited, I may even join the dance floor to keep your party going!
Step 5 - Preview & Full Gallery
You'll receive a preview of select images within 72 hours after the wedding so you can start sharing these highlights with your loved ones. The rest of your edited gallery images will be delivered in 2-8 weeks. You will receive a virtual gallery with all the wedding photos and will be able to share with others and download them onto your own devices - they are yours to keep forever! I'll post a cute blurb on social media, you can leave a review, & we'll keep in touch!
"Stefan is amazing!!! He photographed our wedding and did such an amazing job. Even with a tropical storm, a last-minute venue change, and a late-running bridal party, he got amazing photos of the whole event. 10/10 artistic vision, professionalism, and perfect photos. Plus he wore the coolest outfit at the party."
— Miranda & Brenden (Married at American Visionary Art Museum, MD)
"Stefan was incredible! He made us both feel super comfortable. I highly recommend him for any photography you may need"
— Elena & Zack (Married at Celebrations at the Bay, MD)
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"In all the stress of wedding planning, having a photographer like Stefan who's experienced and organized really gave us some peace of mind! The resulting pictures really capture the warmth and joy of the evening. All in all, we can't recommend Stefan highly enough for your wedding photography needs. We're thrilled with ours!"
— April & Brendan (Married at Strathmore Mansion, MD)
email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: (626) 529 6159 | 109 C St. SE Washington DC, 20003
WEDDING, EVENT, & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER IN WASHINGTON D.C., AND SURROUNDING AREAS OF VIRGINIA & MARYLAND