I’m Stephan Maloman and I love the importance of what I do as a documentary wedding photography. I have the creative freedom to capture simple moments that have lasting impact. My style of photography is about anticipation of genuine moments, great lighting and compelling composition and the ability to create dramatic and artistic images that emote timeless elegance and honest wedding storytelling. I try to be an attentive observer — capturing unexpected images. Forging such artistic engagement & wedding photography gives me the power to stop time and appreciate the truth of a moment. When documenting the natural flow and uniqueness of your wedding, it’s the collaboration and connection I make with my clients that are some of the most important things to me. Some of my favorite images are born out of that relationship.
Over the past 15 years, I have been extremely honored to photograph over 600 weddings for discerning couples around the world. I’ve been able to create a strong and unique brand by staying true to my aesthetic as an artist while growing within it. My clients understand that simplicity is key. I love couples with style and trust, who will allow me to be creative without hesitation and are looking for everlasting, mind-blowing artistic engagement & wedding photography.
Currently, I live in Fort Lauderdale with my wife Candace and our two kiddos, Jasper & Ruby. We frequently travel to destinations weddings around the world to document people in love and it would be a great privilege if we can be there to capture your unique story.
Our work has been appreciated by many publications and the photography industry, including the prestigious Grand Award for the Wedding Category and over 25 Awards of Excellence in the print competition by the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) which recognizes the highest level of photography excellence. Our studio has been also named among the “Best of the Best” by Junebug Weddings.
In addition, some of our high profile clients include NFL Pro Bowler Jake Long, NBA All-Star Richard “Rip” Hamilton, Major League Baseball player Michael Morse Biltmore Hotel Miami, professional golfer Morgan Pressel Breakers Palm Beach wedding, legendary NBA Coach Pat Riley and ClassPass Founder & Executive Chairman Payal Kadakia at the Pelican Hill Resort.
Over the past 15 years we have photographed many weddings in the New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia. Our photography coverage extends to places like Oheka Castle Wedding, Cipriani Wall Street Indian Weddings.
Aproximatlly half of the work we do is for destination weddings around the world. Just in the past few years we have traveled for weddings to Mexico Wedding, Colombia Wedding, Italy Wedding, Germany Wedding, Portugal Wedding, Brazil Wedding, Puerto Rico Indian Weddings, Jamaica Wedding, Bahamas Wedding, Cayman Islands Wedding, Curacao and to all Caribbean Islands wedding destinations.
Stephan Maloman and his lovely assistant Stella are everything you could ask for in a wedding photography team. Professional, fun, friendly, comfortable to be around, and most importantly — a visionary perspective and exquisite eye for the profound and the heartwarming wedding moments that everyone wants captured on their big special day.
One of the best wedding photographers in the business! When I got engaged last year I made sure to immediately email Maloman Studios. I wanted to make sure he was my wedding photographer for my wedding day. Even if my wedding was a year and a half away at that time. Stephan and his team were absolutely amazing to work with.
I spoke to many photographers when I began my search. After speaking to Stephan, I was confident that he was the Miami & New York wedding photographer for me. He was extremely friendly and knew exactly what I was looking for. They captured all the important details in a South Asian wedding. I am absolutely in love with all the unique pictures and amazing moments.
Stephan and his team, simply put, are phenomenal collaborators and very talented wedding photographers. Always blown away by the quality of their work and imagery simply because of how un-intrusive and effortless their approach is. From our perspective, these are some of the key elements that make them amazing Miami wedding photographer. Working with Maloman Studios is genuinely a treat.
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Having been a part of variety of South Asian Indian weddings, we quickly recognize a well planned Indian wedding timeline that can help a bride and groom achieve their dreams. From our photographers perspective — we put together a few pieces of advice for each part of your wedding day that would get you the most for your Miami wedding photographers.
Some of the key moments of our coverage include documenting your getting ready. For Indian weddings, we like to start 2-3 hours before your Baraat ceremony. This provides us the opportunity to photograph your final touches of makeup and getting dressed, as well as allow us enough time to photograph any of your details and individual portraits.
If possible, ask your hair/makeup artist to set up near a window or in a place with great window light and not use any artificial lights such as lamps or overhead light. That way your photos will look natural and your makeup will look exactly the same when we go shooting outside.
To avoid being overcrowded, try to have only a limited amount of family and bridesmaids/groomsmen with you in your suite where you are getting ready.
Have all your details such as gown, shoes, jewelry out and ready to be photographed prior to us arriving, that way we don’t have to wait for it.
Typically, we encourage our couples to photograph their immediate family portraits before their Baraat. Immediate Family consists of the members listed below. These are the basic family formals we will be taking during this time. If you needed additional groupings, be sure to let us know prior to the wedding.
Extended family portraits are suggested to be done after the ceremony. Extended family consists of important aunts, uncles and cousins. Since the families tend to be large, we normally set aside 30 – 60 minutes. You should keep in mind that to set up, photograph, and break down each group takes about 5 minutes per grouping. Try to limit your extended family portraits list to a maximum of 10-15 groups. Additional extended family groupings can be taken during the reception in a more candid style. Organizing your extended family by groups helps facilitate the speed at which we complete these portraits. Here is a grouping example:
If a first look is scheduled, we typically photograph the immediate family during that time and any important extended family after the ceremony. If no first look is scheduled, we do all formals after the ceremony.
When family portraits are scheduled after the ceremony, please be sure that the family participating knows to stay seated and wait for the session to begin. As we are usually restricted to a short amount of time to complete these portraits and we need to be sure everyone is ready to go when called.
Ask your planner to make sure you have an assistant or a trusted family member to help with gathering family as we may not be familiar with all your families.
Whether they are traditional and long or modern and short, knowing what to expect helps us capture each and every important moment during your ceremony.
We understand guests desires to take their own pictures. However, consider having the officiant ask guests to simply be present and enjoy the moment. Posting a simple “no cellphones” sign could also be very helpful. Often times guests end up in front of our cameras and we may miss an important moment.
If you are considering having an indoor wedding ceremony, consider having your professional lighting for your mandap so that you are not sitting under darkness. Also, try to avoid colored gels and lights as they distort skin tones that are nearly impossible to correct in post production. Even lighting in natural white or soft amber tonality photograph the best.
During Cocktail Hour, we take the opportunity to photograph all your reception decor. Also during this hour, we photograph your guests as they enjoy mingling and set up our equipment prior to the reception start.
All the decor & lighting should be ready for enough time (10-15min) to allow us to photograph it with no other vendors in the room.
After the first dance, it’s ideal for the parent dances to immediately follow. This makes sure that the couple looks fresh and avoids sweaty, unflattering photographs when dancing during these moments.
For ideal shooting conditions we ask that the lighting on the dance floor stays natural. White or amber during any formalities. The blue, green & purple color lights result in very unnatural skin tones that often cannot be corrected in post production. Ask your DJ or lighting company not to use any colored lights or any crazy disco lighting during the first dance, parents dances and speeches.
Ideally, we would like to take our vendor meals break at the same time as your guests. That way we will not miss anything and we will be ready to shoot when things pick up after dinner.
Most coverages are documented with 2 expert photographers (Stephan & Stella). Bride and groom getting ready, ceremony, portraits and family formals, reception, dance, party — the entire experience. We provide complete and fully comprehensive coverage with the goal of telling the complete story of your day in the most beautiful and creative way possible. In addition, you will receive a complete online gallery that allows you to view your images, order prints, create your own favorite galleries and share them with your friends and family. Beautifully hand-edited, high resolution digital files are delivered via download from the online gallery.
Creative storytellers and documentary wedding photography, our goal is to artfully record and present the authentic story of your day. We do that by unobtrusively capturing candid moments as they happen, without much direction or intervening. This inconspicuous approach helps us capture the natural magic of your day, revealing the true essence and character of yourselves, your guests and your experience. When the time is right, we will also take a more active role in offering direction, making you shine brighter than ever by posing you in flattering, natural ways that don’t look or feel posed and contrived. We’re constantly looking for unique and creative perspectives, often going to extraordinary lengths in pursuit of a killer shot. The end results are timeless — creative, dramatic and realistic moments and Miami Wedding Photographers.
Absolutely, about half of the work we do is for destination weddings. Just in the past few years we have traveled for weddings to Mexico wedding, Colombia Wedding, Italy Wedding, Germany Wedding, Portugal Wedding, Brazil Wedding, Puerto Rico Weddings, Jamaica Wedding, Bahamas Wedding, Cayman Islands Wedding, Curacao, Caribbean Islands destination Wedding and all over the United States especially New York and New Jersey area feels like our second home. Airfare, lodging and a rental car will be included in your quote. Read more FAQ’s here.
We have photographed Weddings and engagements on NYC Rooftops, Central Park Engagements, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, NYC Subway Engagements, Brooklyn Bridge Engagements, Cuba, Havana Engagement, Aspen Colorado Wedding, Miami Same-sex wedding, Vizcaya Museum weddings & engagements and Medellin, Colombia Weddings.
Stephan and his lovely assistant Stella are everything you could ever ask for in a wedding photography team. Professional, fun, friendly, comfortable to be around, and most importantly—a visionary perspective and exquisite eye for the profound and the heartwarming moments that everyone wants captured on their big special day.Chris & Chris
Filled with love that bounces off the screen, Maloman Studios are some of our favorite Indian weddings to feature on Maharani Weddings. Each wedding has a unique perspective and brings a warmth to our readers hearts.Maharani Weddings
Working with Maloman Studios is like working with the dream team. They are true professionals and great in capturing the unforgettable wedding moments of our client’s wedding day. Their attention to detail reflects in their work. We never hesitate to recommend them because we know they will always exceed our clients expectations.Biltmore Hotel
Stephan and his team, simply put, are phenomenal collaborators and very talented Miami wedding photographers. Always blown away by the quality of their work and imagery simply because of how un-intrusive and effortless their approach is. From our perspective, these are some of the key elements that make them amazing wedding photographers. Working with Maloman Studios is genuinely a treat.Merge Studios
Maloman Studios is in a league of their own. Stephan and his team embodies the perfect blend of high-end wedding photography with down-to-earth charisma. Their focus is not to only capture the stunning editorial wedding photos, but to make sure the bride and groom are at ease and comfortable. It is always a pleasure and honor to work with the best of the best Indian wedding photographers in the industry.Sonal J. Shah Events
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