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An Exclusive Interview with Saskia Marloh on Wedding Photography Trends

An Exclusive Interview with Saskia Marloh on Wedding Photography Trends

Saskia Marloh Photography was established almost 10 years ago. Saskia has made a name for herself internationally and is the sought-after female wedding photographer in Abu Dhabi to provide timeless and modern photography and cinematography for weddings.

With an exclusively female team, Saskia works for high-end Emirati clients and international clients, that include the Royal family in Abu Dhabi as loyal customers, government officials, and celebrities globally.

Emirati and international brides throughout the UAE and GCC love her unique and evocative signature style.

2022 Saskia is named associate Photographer by Portrait Masters, USA, 2020 shortlisted by BRIDE Dubai as the best wedding photographer and called top female wedding photographer by Arabia Weddings and Heiraten Rhein-Main, Saskia's work has been seen in over 100 publications internationally in print and online.

Saskia is being booked for unforgettable weddings and celebrations from Saadiyat island to Lake Como, Abu Dhabi to Doha, Paris to Johannisberg, Florida to Latin America, and everywhere in between.

Saskia shared her views on the latest 2023 wedding photography trends, check them out:


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How can you describe your photography style?

I create photographs that look like your day really felt.

My unique aesthetics and understated elegance are visible in each facet of my work. In my images, you see my deep love for each and everyone in front of my lens.

I draw on my years of international experience, and my background in fashion and visual arts to capture photographs that are evocative, playful, candid, and stunning.

Deeply honored to be recognized as the number one sought-after Abu Dhabi female photographer, I cover Emirati weddings, Indian weddings, and mixed weddings in the UAE, GCC, and Europe, creating timeless pieces of art with luxury handmade wedding books

Other studios do not offer this unique, European, and modern approach paired with my outstanding service for mixed cultures and international markets and clients, and consistently resulting in outstanding and timeless work for weddings across many different continents and clients.

Saskia Marloh Photography stands out from other studios and is synonymous with stunning images that immortalize your wedding day experience in a one-of-a-kind style.

Combining technical expertise, innovation, and international fine art, to create images, that stand out from standard wedding photography and surpass short-lived trends.

I am constantly evolving, my inventive style is a product of extensive experience in editorial fashion photography and the ability to capture the priceless, fleeting moments of a wedding day. My keen understanding of lighting and composition, along with a calculated, photojournalistic approach have set my images apart. I take a hands-on approach that exhibits expertise, leadership, and passion for my craft. 

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When shooting a wedding, do you prefer to capture candid moments, or do you prefer posed shots? Why?

My individually tailored and luxury wedding collections are a mix of timeless, candid, natural photographs – that show how your day really felt – and editorial and sophisticated, posed images.

As a wedding photographer, I take great pride in having the honor and responsibility of capturing some of the most intimate and important moments of a couple’s new life together.

We practice a balance of discretion, guidance, and quick thinking to ensure a positive, memorable experience and stunning photos and videos a couple will cherish forever. 

My team and I are fully invested in every couple’s special day and take the time to build an excellent history with each client and their families.

Our broad skillset and dedication make this possible. Through the years, I have built long-lasting friendships that have extended well beyond the wedding day. 

My experience in working with high-end markets and clients across many different cultures and continents is the foundation for my outstanding skill to fulfill different creative directions.

Alongside me works a talented team of photographers and videographers, that support my creative vision.

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What advice can you give a couple looking for the perfect wedding photographer?

For all bridal couples that are in the demanding process of planning their wedding, I would like to encourage you with 3 thoughts of advice, when looking for their perfect wedding photographer.

  • Request a personal or Zoom consultation to get to know her. Beyond artistic vision and technical mastery, I believe that the relationship between clients and their chosen photographers is essential.

A couple´s wedding is one of the most important, yet intimate days in their life. The photographer will be part of some of your most private moments, such as getting ready, family reunions, and happy and emotional moments. It is encouraged. That you feel comfortable and at ease around her since she will be sharing with you the whole wedding day(s).

I would like to encourage you to listen to yourself: what you the bridal couple should feel is trust. When you feel that you can trust this photographer without hesitation, that she will honor your confidentiality requirements, that she genuinely loves you and both of your families, and that she shares the same values, respect, and sense of humor. Trusting her will make you feel relaxed and comfortable, allowing you to focus on fully enjoying your wedding. That is essential for incredible and playful photographs and for creating stunning memories.

  • Ask her to speak about the equipment they use. Should this be outdated and not to the highest standard, the risk of card failure or else is higher. Imagine the drama of losing images of your most important life event.

I myself always work with the latest 2 or 3 highly professional NIKON cameras that have 2 card slots each. If one should fall or fail, I always have a backup. All other equipments such as lights and lenses have an extensive backup too.

  • Once you have found a photographer that resonates with your style, ask to see one or two full weddings from beginning to end. Many no-name or amateur photographers, that advertise on social media, over-use heavy-handed editing and photo presets and filters for just one shot, you would never know if he missed others or if his camera failed on the more important shots of the entrance or other parts of the ceremony.

Looking at a full gallery gives you an insight into the photographer´s consistency in style and quality. If high standards and skill are visible in your desired style throughout the wedding, then you know the photographer will deliver what you want.

Ultimately after speaking with your chosen photographer you should feel elevated, chemistry, and trust. These ingredients make sure you will receive the best images and fully enjoy your day.

See what my clients say about working with me.



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