Wedding Photographer Ralf Czogallik
Enthusiastic, professional and the guy next door, that’s me ; Ralf Czogallik . I am the kind of person that everyone feels comfortable with immediately. I think that’s an important feature for a wedding photographer. Because on that one special day I ‘m part of the intimate moment that you only share with your family and closest friends . Since 2008 I am fully dedicated to my big passion : wedding photography. I do this with a lot of love and creativity. I can be invisible at crucial moments and will go out of my way to make the most beautiful pictures of your wedding day.
What I can do for you is just freeze time at that particular moment. So you can look back to this day with a smile on your face and cherish these sweet memories forever. A sense of humor and having lots of fun are essential for radiating pictures. I shoot in a relaxed atmosphere and create the pictures that just say: wow!
Prices and Awards
If people appreciate what you do and reward you for it with a price feels fantastic and literally rewarding. But if your work is by far not finished yet and you create new ideas every single day, then winning a great prize is just an extra motivation to continue to make beautiful things. Recently I had the honor to receive a Bridal Photo Award and I even won Best Wedding Photographer of the Netherlands . Of course I’m very proud of this but most important to me is what ‘my’ couples say about me. Please check the References on this website.
Every photographer has his own signature , his characteristic style. Mine is romantic , intimate and journalistic . Although you can recognize my work immediately, every picture tells your story. Of course I keep up to date with all the latest trends in photography and I pick out all of those elements that fit my style. So I make sure that your photos are as trendy and contemporary as they are timeless.
I work throughout the Netherlands and around the world. Romance has no boundaries.
Also my work has been published in Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Hochzeitsguide and Be.Loved.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Ralf. The following awards have been earned by Ralf from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Nice use of spotty light to create the shapes for the bride and groom.
The film noir lighting styles seen in Hollywood films of the 1930ʼs and 40ʼs, saw shadows as an equal partner with light.
A lovely portrait. The backlight is perfect and the monochromatic approach makes the portrait very dramatic in presentation.
The lighting in this image lifts this angelic scene to a moment of visual poetry. Her tears flow freely with the lace of her veil, both falling in ceremonial grace. As such, she, the bride, becomes more than is expected in a click of the shutter that speaks volumes about her and the ceremony itself.
Unusual scene. Unusual composition. Nice use of technology.
Oh my! What’s not love about this beautiful image of a bride and groom walking amidst a story tale landscape of snow? I enjoyed how the couple’s attire match the monochromatic shades of black and white and how they seem to be “lost together” in this vast landscape, holding hands as warmth against the cold. It’s a fantasy coming true, ripe fodder for any of our dreams.
This category was by far and away the best of the contest. This image was one of my favorites overall. The moment between this pair is so sincere one would never believe there was a photographer standing in front of them. Beautifully executed.
I love the bride's soulful eyes as she looks at her groom. Truthfully, her eyes would have been enough to make this a powerful image. But, when we add that glistening tear crossing her cheek in a silver ribbon of passionate emotion - as her eyes could no longer hold back the floodwaters of endearment - we are left with little more than a reverent whisper, “beautiful.” I have always believed that images are imbued with an internal power, like living organisms, but only a sensitive photographer can spark them to life.
The eyes have it.
That must have been a serious party. These poor tykes have had enough for now and find a luxurious place to rest their heads against the comfort of leather and an open breeze. But, what makes this photo work so well is how each still grasps a souvenir of their day as they slumber.