Are you a real New Yorker? I am a big Fan of New York and that since 1996 when I have first visited the city. I understand to be a New Yorker you have to be born in the City. I was born in Germany, Oldenburg in 1967. There I spend my childhood and moved on to Hamburg in Germany where I lived a long time. With wining a Green Card in the Lottery (yes, this really happens) I moved together with my wife to New York City. Now I am living in Long Island City (Queens) and work as a german-born wedding and portrait photographer in the city.
Get married in New York City. Do you have any personal experiences? I do, very good ones! I already proposed to my wife at Times Sqaure. We got married in 2012 at City Clerk in Manhattan. It was awesome and so unique! Our wedding pictures include all the iconic New York places – for us it had to be Central Park and Times Square! There for I can understand every couple who wants to get hitched in this city. The thing I liked most at our wedding day was that so many New Yorker congrats to us!! On the streets, in the subway – everywhere! My story and how to get married in New York City you can find here.
What about your camera? Did you give it a name, like people are naming cars? No – not at all! But I would say I tread her like a baby. In this case it is just my working equipment. And to be always on the safe side I carry a second camera and lenses as backup with me. Until now nothing failed, but I am prepared.
Isn’t it getting bored to always photograph at the same places in New York? Never ever! Sure there are the most wanted places like Times Square, Central Park, Brooklyn Brigde and all the other iconic highlights. I also wanted that on my wedding day!! Every couple is different and the city is always changing so it will NEVER get any boring or routine! My goal is always to find the best setting for your personal shooting.