Most people feel anxious at the thought of being photographed. But we have a proven simple process that will gracefully walk you through the lens, so that you make your authentic elegance timeless!



At the convinience in walking into the studio or on location


Documentary story-telling of people gatherings

Fine-Art Prints

An investment for the love of paper, inks & posterity

Capturing your authentic self

As long as men can breath or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this will give life to thee.
— William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18


When anxiety overtakes your love for photography


You are someone, who loves the idea of having that one signature portrait of you and yet cringe at the thought of walking into a studio?

You adore good photographs of wonderful people, whom you know but pretty much second-guess, whether you are self-indulgent or a snob of the town to have your own?

You often take your smart-phone for a ride and yet mull over the idea, whether it’s time to seek a photographer for real and, whether it’s still worth the trouble? 


Let us tell you that you are definitely not alone.


In fact, only a handful of people consider themselves to be photogenic, portrait-worthy and are pristine clear, whether it’s ever the right time to stand in front of a lens.

Well, in the history of photography, good portraits were all about real people captured in their true humanity - then and there as they were and becoming – those are the kind of portraits that transcend time, place and become timeless.

The simple truth is that there is nothing wrong in striving for one.


In fact, if you are all set to confront your fear gremlins and decide to walk into our studio - we are committed to guide you through a simple yet enriching experience of co-creation capturing your best self, right where you are at and is becoming.  

We make a distinct effort to understand and connect with you in a getting to know conversation, which will help us as visual storytellers to highlight your distinct character alongside your passions and interests.


We guarantee you a rewarding portrait session so that you could walk away with three full resolution digital images, forever changed to be the true lover of photography you deserve to be,  also in deed.




"Es gibt Millionen von Portraits, und doch fällt, wenn auch ganz selten, eines aus dem Rahmen, in den es sicher gehört."




Wedding Tales


when special memories ought to be a family hand-loom


You are someone, who appreciate documentary photography, and feel that your wedding should be told from beginning to end as it unfolds?

You loathe the thought of heavily staged and stylized photographs, but could keep staring at a simple monochrome image for all its simplicity?


Coming from the school of photojournalism, our visual story –teller narrates the story of your wedding day, while you could truly relish the fleeting and nuanced moments with your loved ones, unhindered.


We offer a highly customizable and carefully thought-out documentary coverage to ease your mind and to compliment your vision for the day.

At request, a hand bound album with images that capture the essence of the day comes along as an exclusive signature product of the studio, especially flown in from the USA.





"The photography did not obstruct in the least with the flow of events on our special day as we hardly noticed the photographer was there. Nevertheless, his very professional photojournalism produced a set of natural yet stunning photographs with minimal use of artificial lighting. The discussions he insisted ahead of the wedding day helped immensely to get the events and people that are most important to us to be captured in the most sensitive manner."
Isuri & Deepa Wijendra

Events & Life-style


strokes of Ink on crisp cotton-Paper



When your eyes are bored of monotony


seek creative inspiration


You are someone, who frequent chain home-stores and is weary of seeing the same photograph again and again, but is actually looking for that unique image that you intuitively know could pep up your daily grind?

You are someone, who sneak peek the art galleries in town and wonder how it is like to have a museum quality print in your own living room?

You are someone, who love taking photographs, but wonder, whether it’s ever worth a print let alone as a gift, when they feel so lacklustre in an ordinary print?


Most people enjoy a lovely image that is out of the device

that lives and breathes.

 And such an image needs not cost a fortune.


A Fine-art print is an art-lovers conscious investment in acid free paper and pigment inks - a combination that gives an image a very long life.


We use time-tested, earth-friendly 100% cotton-based and hand made fine-art paper along with complimentary inks for all prints at our gallery studio.

If you ever decide to invest in your own works of photography, or alternatively want to reward your sense of philanthropy by empowering a kindred local artist, we could help you with both.





"I went there to get nice prints of my favourite photographs. I left with amazing prints of beautiful images, and a full-on look behind the curtains, and numerous pieces of hands-on advice for improving my photography. With-Light offers more than just taking beautiful pictures of you."
Georg Drennig

Interested in co-creating? Here's our contact info.


with-light Photography

   64 Isenbergstr.
Essen, NRW, 45130, Germany

   Tel. +49 (0)176 641 300 71 / Mail: