Stephan Maloman is an internationally acclaimed photographer and the founder of Maloman Studios & Shanti Weddings. With over two decades of experience in the wedding industry, Stephan has established himself as a master of capturing the most intimate and emotional moments of a couple’s big day.

Stephan’s passion for photography began at a young age, and he has since honed his craft through extensive study and practice. He has a keen eye for capturing the essence of a couple’s love story and has a unique ability to tell that story through his images. His work has been recognized by some of the most prestigious photography organizations in the world and has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Grace Ormonde, and Inside Weddings to name a few.

Today, Maloman Studios is a premier wedding photography studio that serves clients all over the world. Our team of talented photographers have a reputation for providing exceptional customer service and producing stunning, high-quality images that truly capture the magic of a couple’s wedding day.

Whether you’re planning a destination elopement at an exotic location or a more intimate wedding affair closer to home, Stephan and his team are dedicated to creating beautiful, timeless images that you will treasure for a lifetime.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Our studios has been recognized by top publications & industry leaders, including the prestigious Grand Award in the “Wedding Category” and over 25 Awards of Excellence by the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), solidifying our reputation as a leader in the industry.

Named among the elite “Best of the Best” by Junebug Weddings and the World’s Best Wedding Photographers—our studio has served a discerning clientele, including NFL Pro Bowler Jake Long, NBA All-Star Richard “Rip” Hamilton, Major League Baseball MVP Michael Morse, professional golfer Morgan Pressel, legendary NBA Coach Pat Riley, L’Oréal’s Global Brand President Trisha Ayyagari and ClassPass Founder & Executive Chairman Payal Kadakia.

FAQ

How do we secure your services for our wedding?

We work on a first-come, first-served basis for commissions. Following a brief client consultation, we will provide you with an accurate quote. Securing your date necessitates a signed agreement and retainer. The remaining balance is payable 90 and 30 days before the event, unless otherwise arranged. We accept multiple payment methods, including credit cards, checks, cash, and even gold bars (if you happen to have any). To inquire about availability and receive more booking details, please complete the inquiry form on our website.

What is included in your wedding day coverage?

From the preparations of the bride and groom, the heartfelt ceremony, captivating portraits, and cherished family formals, to the joyous reception, lively dance, and the spirited party that follows—the complete journey. Our goal is to eloquently tell the tale of your day in the most breathtaking and creative way possible. Additionally, you will gain access to an extensive client gallery where you can not only view your photos but also curate your favorite collections, share them with your loved ones, and conveniently purchase prints, albums, and more. Anticipate receiving exquisitely edited, high-resolution digital files that can be effortlessly downloaded from the client gallery.

Is travel cost included in your coverage?

Absolutely, travel is included in all weddings within the US and Europe, as these are our home locations and we want to make the process as convenient as possible for our clients. However, we also enjoy shooting weddings worldwide, and for each wedding, we tailor our quote to fit the specific location, size of the team, and number of shooting days. The travel expenses will be included in your chosen package and we will take care of all travel arrangements unless otherwise stated.

How would you define your style of photography?

As creative storytellers, our aim is to artistically document and present the authentic narrative of your special day. We achieve this by discreetly capturing candid moments as they unfold, allowing the natural magic to shine through without excessive direction or intervention. This unobtrusive approach enables us to unveil the true essence and character of you, your guests, and the overall experience. At the opportune moments, we seamlessly transition into a more active role, offering gentle direction to showcase your radiance in natural and flattering poses that defy the conventional staged look. Constantly seeking unique and creative perspectives, we go to extraordinary lengths to capture that perfect shot. The end results are timeless—blending creativity with a photojournalistic approach to create unforgettable moments.

When will we receive our images and approximately how many?

The best things in life come to those who wait. Our dedication to your creative experience extends far beyond your wedding day. Typically, it takes us approximately 2-4 weeks to meticulously hand-edit and artistically perfect your images. Once completed, we upload them to your personalized online gallery and send you an invitation. Depending on the scope of your celebration, our couples typically receive between 500-800 images for a wedding and 1200-1600 for a multi-day Indian wedding event.

Can we have the raw and unedited files?

While raw files are essential, their true potential is unlocked through skilled editing and specialized software. That’s why we meticulously curate and provide you with flawlessly refined wedding photos. Rest assured, we capture every crucial moment, subject, and group shot. Our distinctive editing style should weigh significantly in your decision to choose us, as we take immense pride in delivering exquisitely edited final images.

What is the album design process?

Our wedding albums stand at the pinnacle, uniquely crafted and personalized—from contemporary to fine art to avant-garde. Tailored to your individual style, these albums offer a plethora of color, size, and style options. After pre-designing your album and presenting it in your online gallery, we await your final design approval. Upon receiving it, we meticulously retouch the images and proceed to print. With your active participation and feedback, an album can be produced and shipped within 4-7 weeks. Beyond wedding albums, we also provide engagement signing books and books for parents or grandparents.

What other photography services do you offer?

In addition to documenting weddings and engagements, we offer an array of photography services encompassing corporate events, commercial photography, real estate and interior shoots, executive headshots, family portraits, day-after sessions, and holiday portraits. Our comprehensive offerings extend to post-production services, covering album design, custom printing, framed prints, and professional photo retouching.

What is the purpose of an engagement session?

An engagement session is a photoshoot typically conducted before a couple’s wedding. Its primary objective is to immortalize the love and connection shared between the couple, producing a collection of stunning and intimate portraits. These images can be utilized to announce their engagement, adorn their home, or become a part of their wedding preparations. The session serves as a chance for the couple to familiarize themselves with the camera and their photographer, ensuring comfort on the significant day. It’s also an excellent opportunity to express their personalities, interests, and style, crafting enduring memories to cherish for years.

In addition to photography, do you also offer video?

We absolutly excel in top-notch still photography and hold firm in the belief that greatness requires hard work and commitment. As a result, we don’t have an in-house videographer, but we have collaborated with many skilled cinematographers over the years and are happy to offer recommendations.

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  • 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.

    Claire & Bryan

  • Stephan 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.

    Chris & Chris

  • We wanted a wedding photographer who would document our day in a modern, documentary style and that’s exactly what we got with Maloman Studios. The wedding photos all feel so natural and not forced or posed. The day of the wedding, I didn’t even notice that Stephan and Stella were around and somehow they managed to capture the most special moments.

    Adriana & Sean

  • The photographs are elegant and graceful. Most of all, you were able to capture all the love and support that surrounded us that weekend. Thank you also for adapting to our crazy schedule and the numerous changes that were made last minute.

    Rina & Yashesh

  • I spoke to many photographers when I began my search. After speaking to Stephan, I was confident that he was the 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.

    Anuradha & Nayan

  • Stephan has the ability to capture moments like no one else can. His wedding images are incredible, still take my breath away every time I look at them. Best day of our lives was captured by the best wedding photographer. Definitely not your standard cheesy wedding photographer.

    Priya & Brian

  • Stephan is extremely professional and definitely with an artistic style that makes any wedding day memorable in a special way. We also opted to have an engagement shoot with him and it is a decision we will never regret. He is a very nice person and really tries to make a bride feel comfortable on her wedding day.

    Amanda & Jason

  • A true talent. Stephan is confident, easy to work with, friendly and has a very good sense of humor. He takes a tremendous amount of personal pride in his work and I love that about him. I am very, very glad he photographed my wedding. Our family and friends have been fawning over our pictures like no other!

    Morgan & Andrew

  • The whole experience was super seamless and stress free. For starters, Stephan’s assistant, Stella is extremely responsive in getting back to emails and phone calls. One of my favorite things about our photos was the lighting — every picture is gorgeous and dramatic and really captured the vibe of the night and all the attention we put into planning our wedding.

    Kelly & Eric

  • Our wedding planner recommended Stephan Maloman and his team at Maloman Studios. We looked at the work on their website and immediately fell in love with his style. No forced posses, no cheesy prom-like shots. Everything was natural looking and creative. We used them for our New York City  engagement photos as well and the images reassured us that we made the right choice!

    Lemor & Adam

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