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Daniel Kuhlmann

Daniel Kuhlmann

Contact Daniel Kuhlmann

Hi there, I'm Daniel. Male, 30 something, German passport, restless soul. I love photographing people, watching movies and having meaningful conversations. 
And I love telling stories about the day of your life through pictures. Because all those genuine and beautiful moments make me feel like I am witnessing something really important, something profound and deeply touching. 
My approach is photojournalistic. I am taking pictures because you are getting married, not the other way round. So if you are looking for authentic and honest photos of you and your loved ones, we should get in touch ;-)

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

Berlin, Germany.  
Travel expenses are included within Berlin.

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

After 5 years as a part-time photographer, I started as a full-time professional in 2015. And I'm still crazy excited about it! 
In the past, I've shot a lot of events, portraits, ads, editorials and lots of weddings. I always enjoyed shooting weddings very much. Now I'm very grateful to live my dream of being a wedding photographer.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I adore timeless photographs. The magnum photographers, Peter Lindbergh and James Nachtwey are my heroes, to name a few.  
So my style is definitely reportage. Lots of black & white with some color thrown in. I focus on the decisive moments, emotions, composition and light. And I try to keep my edits as natural as possible. For me, that is the best way to keep the magic of a photo for decades to come.

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

My packages start at 2000€ for 10h at the weekends.  
My packages start at 10 hours coverage for 1.400 Euro.  
My biggest package includes at least 14 hours coverage with a selection of 450 images all edited in my style for 2.200 Euro. 
All packages include high-resolution files (no watermarks) for print and digital archiving, low-resolution files for social media and a password-protected online gallery that you can share with your guests. All other services will be tailored to your needs.  
You should definitely check out my albums. I've been working at a design agency for more than 4 years, so my handmade albums are my pride and joy. And soon yours, hopefully, too :-)

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

If you live in or close to Berlin, I'm happy to meet at my place, your place or your favorite café.  
For everything remote, we can use Skype, Facetime, phone or whatever suits you best.

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

Besides an intermezzo at an art class taught by Armin Linke, I am a self-taught photographer with more than 10 years of practice.  
And while preparing for this question, I realized that I have spent way more on education in the last 6 months than on gear. I usually spend a lot of time and money on workshops, tutorials and practicing together with peers.

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

I've always been fully committed to what I do and that has taken me to many places. I’ve been securing IT infrastructures, auditing financial statements, developing corporate strategies, being part of a space agency and designing brands. 
It was lots of fun. But nothing is more rewarding for me than taking pictures of a wedding.

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