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Stephan Muennich

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I never wanted to photograph people. It was dirt, ruins, remains of the industrial past of my German home area that hooked me in the first place. Documenting change, looking past the surface, digging deeper to find beauty in things you really don't consider beautiful. Not the classical people photographers' background, I suppose.  
Twelve years ago my best friend married and asked me to take a couple pictures along the way. I couldn't really turn her down, mostly because I knew she would be glad for any documentation I could provide considering the budget allowed for only an hour of professional photography. Posed couple pictures was what they paid the professional for, lasting memories of the day was what I gave to them.  
Looking past the surface of beautiful dresses, pretty flowers, amazing wedding decoration to find the real gems is my goal. Digging deeper. And capturing the essence of what a wedding is. Who needs all the bling bling if you are about to witness the promise between two people to spend their lives together? It can be imperfect, it can be raw and touching, it can be all the beauty in the world. This is what keeps me going. Real. Documentary. Focused.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I am based in Hohenlimburg, a small town near Dortmund. I mainly cover Northrhine-Westphalia but am always happy to travel. Travel fees vary depending on destination and booked coverage.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I started my business in 2003 and covered more than hundred weddings since then.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

My style of wedding photography is timeless and natural. I consider myself as a photojournalist and aim to capture true moments as they happen. My way of editing correspondingly does not chase the effect but results in clear, light and rich coloured pictures.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

80 percent of my weddings are fullday coverage (8+ hours). The investment starts at 2.400€ including on location coverage, digital files, set of fineart prints and engagment shoot.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

You are invited to visit us in our small studio to meet and have a coffee and browse through my albums! We can skype, if the distance makes it impossible to meet.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

From the beginning of my photographer career I continously improved my photographic, personal and business skills through numerous workshops and classes.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

feel free to ask. You are welcome!



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