I am not a salesperson and I can live without my phone. I can not live without my family, mountain biking, drumming, progressive rock, good food and good coffee.
I will not start by saying that I took my first picture at the age of four or six. No, it happened much later when I was close to 30 years old. That first picture was a “terrible one” as I heard from a family member, a photographer. I took the comment to my heart and decided to learn on my own how to take a good picture. It took me many years of study and practice to understand what make a good picture especially how to create interesting lighting.Fast forward 8 years, I quit my job and created Kolen Photography. My studio offers unique high-end quality artistic documentary without that high-end sticker price.All pictures are created naturally by using only photo equipment and computer for basic image editing, NO photoshop. I have photographed over 400 awesome weddings and have to say that I can still feel that exciting spark I had at the beginning.
My photography service is about catching that moment in a creative way. Individual expectations are always my priority. I always strive to go beyond typical photography to tell the wedding story with unique, interesting lighting and create one when it is naturally missing. When I document a wedding I focus on moments, big and small, details and always pay attention to lighting, colors, shapes and composition. Wedding day is often the most important day in a couple's life. I would love to tell your story
My family and I, a different and funny personal project.
The below picture of my family took a 20 min walk into the forest where the rusted Jeep was. The lighting was 6 lights total with 3 spotlights.
Camera on the tripod with 10 sec delay and some props. Editing took about 3 min, no photoshop magic. I took 4 pictures in total.
Total time for this project, about 3 hours.