Norbert von der Groeben

Norbert von der Groeben's photographs have appeared in Vanity Fair, People magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, and the L.A. Times. He holds a bachelor's degree in visual communications from Cal State Long Beach and he has taught photography at San Jose State University. Using a journalistic style, he has shot dozens of weddings around Northern California. Norbert has also photographed former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, celebrities Michael J. Fox, Jay Leno, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Whoopi Goldberg and Olympic gold medalists Natalie Coughlin and Michael Phelps, and professional athletes Joe Montana and Venus Williams.

Photographer Norbert von der Groeben 
Location Palo Alto in Northern California, United States
Starting Rates $1000+ (USD)  View Packages
Website http://www.norbertwedding.com 
Client Letters 2 Client Letters

Rates and Wedding Packages:

Package One: Eight hours of wedding day coverage in a photojournalism style. High-resolution digital images will be delivered on a DVD and  the couple will be given full access to an online gallery for custom lab prints. The couple will be given a forty page, 11x14 custom-designed album and two smaller 8x10 albums.  Price: $3,100.

Package Two:  Eight hours of wedding day coverage in a photojournalism style. Hiigh-resolution digital images will be delivered on a DVD and the couple will be given full access to an online gallery for custom lab prints. The couple will be given a forty page, 11x14 custom-designed album.  Price: $2,600.

Package Three: Eight hours of wedding day coverage in a photojournalism style. High-resolution digital images will be delivered on a DVD and the couple will be given full access to an online gallery for custom lab prints. Twenty pages, 8x10 custom-designed album included. Price: $2,100.

A La Carte Pricing:
General wedding coverage based on your time needs, including a DVD with high-resolution images. Online custom lab prints available.
Three hours: $600
Four hours: $800
Six hours: $1,200
Eight hours: $1,600

Engagement Session Package:
For the engagement session, I spend 2 hours or more  in various locations, capturing you as a couple. The fee includes a DVD with high-resolution images. Online custom lab print ordering available. Price: $300.

Back in the Dress without the Stress Package:
This is your chance to spend another day in the dress without the stress. The "day after" shoot can be anytime after the wedding. This package includes 2 hours of photography in various locations and poses, and includes a DVD with high-resolution images. Online custom lab print ordering available. Price: $300.

Portraits: I specialize in photographing couples and families, children, seniors and even pets at home or at the location of your choosing.  Packages include a one-hour session on location with digital images supplied on a DVD and custom lab print ordering available online. Price: $250.
 
Extras:
• Additional hours: $200/hour.
• 2nd Photographer: $150.00/hour.
• 4x6 proofs from wedding coverage (includes personalized proof box): $700 .
• Rehearsal Dinner photography: Minimum 2 hours: $200/hour.
• Image retouching: $75.00/hour.
• Travel expenses to locations 45 minutes outside San Francisco Bay Area.
• Custom photo albums: $75.00/hour.

The following letters are from the clients of Norbert von der Groeben. Click an image to view a larger version.

Alexandria  &  Tim

Alexandria & Tim
Married September 6th, 2008
"He captured all the important shots and surprised us with fantastic candids. He knows where to be at all the right moments so he doesn't miss a thing. 

For the portraits, Norbert scouted out the locations, of which there were several, beforehand to make sure the lighting and angles would all work...more "

Kristin  &  Robert

Kristin & Robert
Married June 8th, 2006
"If you choose Norbert von der Groeben to photograph your wedding, what you will get is pictures of the beautiful, funny, touching and once-in-a-lifetime moments of two people and their special day. Norbert isn't your typical wedding photographer, who bunches up all the relatives and makes them grin and bear it through dozens of posed shots. Norbert photographs...more "