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Holger Thoss is a Brooklynite with a German accent.
“I study a martial art to be a better photographer. 
Breathing, moving and looking has been my underlying purpose for as far as I can remember.
I am driven by my intuition. 
Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein’s motto Don’t Think! Look! became my mantra.
Photography is not just a profession, a passion for me.
It is my art, my craft, my riddle to help me understand life.”

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> visit Holger’s personal  wedding site


My camera is my ... trusted tool that gets a ton of affection.

A wedding is ... a welcome challenge.

A ritual is anything that ... deliberately shifts your consciousness to a different angle.

My experience photographing weddings has taught me ... to trust myself.

The best piece of advice anyone has ever given me is ... you are always a beginner.

The thing that surprises me the most about weddings is ... they are never the same.

The craziest thing I ever saw happen at a wedding was ... an outdoor ceremony in the middle of a snowstorm.

The biggest compliment anyone’s ever given me was ... when the father of the bride hugged me and declared his happiness that I had shared this day with them.

I wish brides wouldn’t worry so much about ...it being the perfect day.

If I could give every bride and groom one piece of advice it would be ... to celebrate!


We are inspired to document life honestly, intimately and unexpectedly.
We use personal work as the engine of our commissioned work.  
We live, breathe and love photography. This is our medium to make sense of the world.

individual websites: Olya VysotskayaMeredith Heuer •  John Dolan Holger Thoss