Meet: Sascha Reinking
I was born and raised in Germany, where I studied Architecture and Photography. After I graduated from the University of Applied Sciences, I moved to New York in 2003 where I met and married my beautiful wife Jackie. We have the most amazing daughter Lucy and share the house with our “super dog” Dexter (named after the ShowTime series). I specialize on proposal, engagement and elopement photography here in New York City and worldwide.
What brought you to the wedding industry?
What can I say? I’m a sucker for love stories. There is nothing better. I enjoy the connections I make with my couples. Finding out who they truly are and capturing their unique story is what I love the most about this work. That is probably one of the reasons I’m still in contact with most of my couples and why some of them became amazing friends whom I photographed many times after they got married. Elopements are intimate and I like that very much. They make for some of the most genuine photographs.
What is your favorite moment at a wedding?
I live for the excitement of the day. The anticipation and happiness that fills the room. I love to laugh with my couples and I love to take good care of them. But my favorite moments are not the big ones, but the little moments that happen in-between. The little smiles that no one else catches. The winks, the touches, the gestures. Those are the moments that are true magic.
Where do you draw inspiration from when preparing for each wedding?
I love to learn about the couple beforehand. I want to know their story. How they met, what they love, what they are passionate about. The more I know the couple the better I can form a connection. And that connections allows for trust. And once we trust each other we all can be creative together.
Share something that is unique to you and/or your business.
The last wedding I photographed is as exciting and fun to me as the first one I photographed. I am blessed with a job that I love more than anything. And I think once my clients meet me they understand exactly what I mean by that. I love the couples I work with and approach every session with love, respect and lots of fun.
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