When, at the age of 18, I entered Angela Merkel’s office to present myself, I couldn’t imagine that this lady would become the most powerful woman in the world one day. Back then, I worked as a photojournalist in Bonn and Berlin, Germany and that I photographed her for an interview.
At that time I also had the honor to photograph Bill Clinton, Bono Vox from U2 and many more personalities.
At that time it was about the single PHOTO – now it’s about the STORY.
Sometime later, at the age of 23, I met Linda. The year after we got married and since then we live happily together, we have a little house in a small town on the sea, less than two kilometers from the pub where we met the first time.
We have two adorable daughters, Emma is 11, Lena is 6 and life has been very good to me.
One day, a friend of mine asked me to photograph his brother’s wedding. That was the moment when I discovered what I would do with love and passion over the next years. Every weekend I’m traveling not only Liguria and Tuscany but all Italy, Europe, and the world capturing much more than just the exchange of the rings or a signature under the register.
It’s about the story of a day that is truly unique in life. How often does it happen that you invite friends and families, some see each other again after many years, to celebrate a big party together?
It’s the uniqueness and the joy of that day that has always touched me.
I remember the first time when Emma opened our wedding album. I was observing her while she was browsing the spreads and I realized the value these photographs will have one day. That big day often is the beginning of a life together, a time capsule which you will look at all the time with joy and pride. This value is priceless.
I’d like to talk to you about your wedding.
66 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
4 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists
True Love Captured Awards from Real Weddings - TLC
5 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Julian Kanz as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.
1 Client Letters
The following letters are from the clients of Julian Kanz.
Married: 10 years ago
Jen and Carl
It is wonderful to look through the photographs - they are beautiful and have captured what was a truly magical day and a dream come true for us. All of our family and friends have been blown away by your photographs - they are works of art!