Stephan Maloman is an acclaimed wedding photographer and the founder of Maloman Studios. With over two decades of experience in the 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 special 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
Recognized by top publications & industry leaders, renowned for our artistic and masterful capture of your special day at exquisite destinations. Our work has garnered 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.
How do we secure your services for our wedding?
We operate on a first-come, first-served basis for commissions. After a brief client consultation, we’ll provide you an accurate quote. Booking your date requires a signed agreement and retainer. The remaining balance is due 90 and 30 days before the event, unless otherwise agreed. We accept various payment methods including credit cards, checks, cash, and even gold bars (if you have any). Fill out the inquiry form on our website to check availability and get more information on booking.
What is included in your wedding day coverage?
Bride and groom getting ready, ceremony, portraits and family formals, reception, dance, party—the entire experience. Our aim is to narrate the story of your day in the most stunning and imaginative manner. Furthermore, you’ll receive a comprehensive client gallery where you can view your photos, compile your favorite collections, share them with loved ones, and purchase prints, albums, and more directly. Expect to receive beautifully edited, high-resolution digital files that can be 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. Currently, we are offering special pricing for weddings in Europe, so don’t hesitate to inquire about it.
How would you define your style of photography?
Creative storytellers, 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 and photojournalistic moments.
How many photographers will be covering my wedding?
Depending on the type and size of your wedding we may bring an assistant photographer along. The second photographer’s role is to compliment the lead photographers work and to capture alternative perspectives of situations where several things are happening at the same time and/or at separate locations—a bride and groom getting ready simultaneously, different angles for a ceremony and reception, speeches and reactions and definitely Indian weddings. My assistant will also coordinate logistics, first looks and family groupings.
When will we receive our images and approximately how many?
The best things in life come to those who wait. Our creative commitment to you extends well beyond your wedding day. It generally takes us about 7 to 14 weeks to hand-edit and artistically master your images. We than upload them to your personal online gallery and email you an invite. Depending on the nature of your celebration, our couples usually receive anywhere between 500-800 for a wedding and 1200-1600 for a multi-day Indian wedding.
Can we have the raw and unedited files?
Raw files alone won’t do you much good without the proper editing skills and software. That’s why we carefully select and present you with impeccably refined wedding photos. You can trust that we won’t miss any important moments, subjects, or group shots. Our editing style should be a significant factor in your decision to hire us, as we take great pride in delivering beautifully edited final images.
What is the album design process?
The wedding albums we offer are top of the line, custom designed and hand crafted—ranging from contemporary, to fine art, to avant-garde. These albums are customizable to your personal style with many color, size and style options. We will pre-design your album and present it to you in your online gallery, once we receive a final design approval, we will retouch the images and send it to print. An album can be produced and shipped within 4-7 weeks with your active participation and feedback. In addition to wedding albums we also offer engagement signing books and parents or grand-parents books.
What other photography services do you offer?
Aside from capturing weddings and engagements, we provide a variety of other photography services including corporate events, commercial photography, real estate and interior shoots, executive headshots, family portraits, day after sessions, and holiday portraits. Our offerings also include post-production services like album design, custom printing, framed prints, and expert photo retouching.
What is the purpose of an engagement session?
An engagement session is a photo shoot that is typically done before a couple’s wedding. Its main purpose is to capture the love and affection between the couple, and to provide them with a set of beautiful, intimate portraits that they can use to announce their engagement, or to decorate their home, or use as part of their wedding preparations. These sessions also allow the couple to get comfortable in front of the camera, and with their photographer, before the big day. An engagement session is a great opportunity for the couple to showcase their personalities, interests, and style, and to create lasting memories that they can treasure for years to come.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!