There are so many different people, relationships, and love stories in this world.
And every single one of them deserves to be captured in a unique and beautiful way,
with all the candid and genuine moments that make your story so special and individual.

Whether you invite us to photograph your destination wedding at the beach, an adventurous hiking elopement in the alps in Switzerland, or a laidback garden party with your closest friends and family in your backyard, we will document this special day in an authentic, timeless and genuine way for you, and create pictures that capture the magic of your wedding forever. 
Our desire is to deliver photos that let you feel all the emotions, the butterflies, the joy, the excitement, and the love of your day again and again. 
 
 Adventurous elopements and intimate weddings that reflect your personality and your love story are our passion. We believe that it is so important to celebrate YOUR day, exactly how you want it. 
We are explorers, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts, and spend most of our free time somewhere in nature, always looking for amazing places and landscapes.
That is why we specialized ourselves for intimate weddings, adventurous elopements, and couple photos in nature. We know so many amazing, unique, stunning, and wild places, and are more than happy to find the perfect location for your wedding photos.

If you have any questions or want to book us for your adventure, wedding or elopement day,
please send us an email or get in touch using our contact form.
We would love to get to know you and to capture the moments 
you want to remember for the rest of your life.

Say hi, and let´s create something beautiful together.

Wedding & Elopements

starting at 2.560,- €

  • photo documentation of your wedding day (starting at 6 hours up to multiple days) 
     

  • we photograph every wedding together, that makes it possible to capture your special moments from two different perspectives and to be even at two places at the same time (this can be really helpful at the getting ready for instance)
     

  • Personal meeting to get to know each other and talk about all the details
     

  • unlimited advice for planning, locations, timeline etc.
     

  • careful selection and professional editing of your photos, you will get at least 500 stunning photos of your wedding or elopement day
     

  • preview of 10 photos 48 hours after your weddingday
     

  • Website/App to view, download, and share your images with your guests, friends and family worldwide
     

  • we are happy to design a high quality photobook for you

  • photo session starting at two hours
     

  • advice for the perfect locations, time, what to bring etc.
     

  • careful selection and professional editing of at least 80 photos
     

  • we deliver the full gallery within four weeks
     

  • Website/App to view, download, and share your images with friends and family worldwide



 

If you wanna have epic wedding portraits at a special location, early in the morning to catch the sunrise or the sunset in the evening, you want to jump into an alpin lake in your wedding outfit or ski down a slope… On a photo session before or after your wedding day, we have all the time to go wherever you want and photograph every idea you might have. 

Pre- & After Wedding Photos

starting at 590,- €

Couple Photo Sessions

starting at 390,- €

  • photo session starting at one hour
     

  • advice for the perfect locations, time, what to wear etc.
     

  • careful selection and professional editing of at least 40 photos
     

  • we deliver the full gallery within four weeks
     

  • Website/App to view, download, and share your images with friends and family worldwide

 


Perfect for engagements, anniversaries or
if you just want to have stunning photos of you!

How extraordinary or crazy your dream wedding, elopement or photoshoot may be, 

we can’t wait to hear your ideas, and document this special day with all the unique moments for you. 

Some events we love to photograph

destination weddings worldwide

multi day wedding documentations 

full day hiking elopements

multi day backpacking elopements

honeymoon photo sessions

engagements

and much more. 

How It Works

  • You found our website, think our photos are beautiful and we would be the perfect weddingphotographer for you?
    Yay! We are excited to get to know you! Read about the next steps to your stunning wedding photos below.  
     

  • Send us a message over our contact form, we would like to know everything about you and your plans for your wedding day.
     

  • We reply within 48 hours, and if your date is available, we will get to know each other at a personal meeting or over Skype/facetime etc. you can ask us every question you may have, and we are pleased to hear everything about you and your plans and wishes for your wedding day or elopement. We will give you the first tips according your timeline, planning and all the small but helpful thinks, we learned in years of being wedding photographers. 
     

  • We give our best to find the perfect location for your weddingphotos, and send suggestions for places that meet your ideas. 
     

  • As soon as all the important details are clear and you decided on a general location, we will send you a personal offer, that fits exactly to your plans. 
    If you accept our offer, we are more than happy to finalize the booking. 
     

  • We will make a contract as a guarantee and safety for you and us. 
    And as soon as we get the signed contract and a deposit payment from you, your date ist booked and reserved for your big day. 
     

  • We will stay in contact, you can always send us questions, and we love to keep up with your planning process.
    (Victoria is always happy to see pictures of wedding dresses, and random landscape or pet photos in our mailbox make answering mails so much more fun ;) ) 
     

  • A few days before your wedding, we will talk over the phone or in person about all the details, that may have changed during the planning. Usually we also have an idea about the weather at that time, and can discuss if it is possible to get to our preferred location.
     

  • The good preparation, makes it easy to start relaxed in your wedding day, you can fully enjoy the time and count on us, that we document this day on beautiful, authentic and genuine photos for you.

  • There will be two of us during the whole time, so we can make sure to capture every big and small moment from the best perspective, and can be even on two different places at the same time. 
     

  • At the end of the day, you will go home with new experiences, full of joy and happily married, and we will go home with a lot of beautiful photos from all the moments you want to remember for the rest of your life. 
     

  • You can look forward to receive a preview of 10 photos within 48 ours of your wedding day. 
     

  • As soon as we get home after the wedding day, we will backup the photos multiply times, carefully cull them, and edit them professionally. 
     

  • Within four weeks we will deliver at least 500 photos of your wedding day, on an USB-stick and on an online gallery to view, download, and share your images with your guests, friends and family worldwide
     

  • We love to design photo albums and prints for you, read more about that here

FAQ

 

 

Why do you photograph just all day weddings,
we don’t need more than a handful of beautiful portraits?

You wedding day is so much more than just a few good portraits. From the getting ready, when you can feel the excitement and anticipation all around, the emotional moment when you see each other for the first time in your wedding outfit, the vow exchange, your first kiss as husband and wife, the tears of joy, your first dance, the popping of the champagne, etc. there are so many special and unique moment during your wedding day, and we want to tell the whole story with our photos. 

If you are not interested in a full day documentation of your wedding day, we can recommend to book a pre- or after wedding photo session on a different day, we can drive or hike to an awesome location, choose the perfekt time of the day, when the light is most beautiful and capture stunning bridal portraits of you two. 

 

We are not photogenic, will you be able to take beautiful photos from us,
like the one we saw on your website?

You won’t beliebe how many couples tell us, that they don’t like to be in front of a camera. 

No worries, we photograph couples every day, and help you to move in the right poses, so you will get amazing photos of you two and your wedding day. 

We prefer natural and authentic photos anyway, when you don’t pose at all, and just be who you are. 

 

How many photos will we you deliver?

You will get all the good photos from us, the exact amount varies a bit, and depends on how many hours of coverage you book and how much happens on your wedding day, on a full day coverage we deliver at least 500 photos.

 

Are all images edited? 

Yes! We edit every photo carefully and professional. Our Style is warm and natural, like you can see on all the pictures here on our website. 

We try create colors that look like they did in real life, our look is timeless and we are sure that you will like the style of your wedding photos still in 10, 30 or more years. 

We usually deliver a few photos additional in a black and white edit. 

 

Where do you live, and are you coming to other countries for work?

Our home base is Mellau, a small village in Bregenzerwald, Vorarlberg, Austria. In the summer months you can often find us all over Europe on epic road trips in our camper van, usually we also plan one big international journey a year. You can see our travel plans here

 

Can I book you for our destination wedding,
if we plan to celebrate in a country that is not on your travel list? 

Yes, if we have time on your date. Send as a mail or message via our contact form, and we can chat about the details!

We are always happy for a reason to travel!

 

Will we have to hike if we book a photo session with you?

No. We love the nature and spend a lot time looking for perfect locations for your photo session or elopement. 

There are countless amazing places, which you can access by car, a cable car, or in a few minutes walking. 

The big benefit of longer hikes, is that you often have the places all to yourself. 

We promise we will find the perfect location for your photos, whether you want to hike just a couple of minutes or multiple days!

 

What happens if the weather is bad?

Actually we really like the moody vibe of the clouds and fog at rainy days, they can look amazing on photos. 

We have the right gear for every weather, and can photograph eben in heavy rain. 

Weddings are usually on a special date, and take place no matter if it rains or the sun is shining, but we are usually flexible about the time at the day, and can wait till a heavy storm is over. 

Couple shoots are more flexible, and you have the possibility to reschedule, although we encourage you to go with your first plan, it’s the best if we chat about your situation personally, and talk about the different options. 

 

How long does it take till we get our photos?

We send you a preview of 10 photos within 48 hours.

The full gallery will be delivered within four weeks after your wedding day. 

 

Can we order photo albums and prints?

Yes! We lobe to see our photos printed on your walls, and to design a valuable photo album for you!

We are happy to show you some examples when we meet. 

PS: A voucher for prints or an album is a great wedding present, and on the other hand your parents would be happy to receive an album from your wedding day. 

 

Can we meet you, before we book you?

Of course! We think it is important to get to know each other before the wedding day. 

If you live near Vorarlberg we can meet in person, or we can just chat over Skype or Facetime. 

 

How long in advance do we need to book? 

You can book us one year in advance, but often you can be lucky and get really spontaneously a free spot.

Some of our favorite wedding and elopement couples reached out one ore two weeks before they got married. Just send as a mail.

 

Do you photograph big weddings with many guests or just elopements?

We are specialized in intimate weddings in the nature, but photograph a few traditional wedding every year. 

 

Are you also wedding planners?

No, we love our job as wedding photographers and would never claim ourself as wedding planners, they do an amazing job, and so much more than we can offer to help plan your perfect wedding day. 

Although we learned a lot about weddings in the last years, and after photographing over 100 weddings and elopements and more couple sessions than we can count, we have a lot of tips for you, and tell you everything we know that is important to have a relaxed and awesome wedding day. 

Especially if you plan an elopement in the nature, we are always happy to give you suggestions for the perfect location, and to help you plan your timeline, so we can take photos in the best light possible. 

If you have any other questions, send as a mail!

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Wild Embrace  // Adventure Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Victoria Ruef & Fabian Willi // Bregenzerwald / Austria / Europe
Mail: info@wildembrace.photo
Tel.: +43 664 2055606