"Relax. Let the steering wheel go.
Spin around through the world. It is so beautiful.
Dedicate yourself to the world, and it will be dedicated to you"
Thank you... I´m so glad you´re here!
I´m Simone. Heart and soul behind ROVA FineArt. I have two addictions in my life: Photography and traveling...
I´m originally from a small medieval town in the heart of Germany, Bavaria called Nuremberg, the home of famous artists, like Albrecht Dürer - currently I´m living very close, a small town called Forchheim - surrounded by the beautiful nature of Franconian Switzerland.
I dedicate my live to beauty... That can be the beauty of landscapes, of people (that has nothing to do how people look like), the beauty in darkness and the beauty of emotions... That´s why I capture Fine Art. Fine Art, conceptual pictures and Fine Art wedding pictures. There is so much more waiting to get explored.... There is so much beauty out there...
High mountains, rough surfaces, the endless ocean, breathtaking landscapes, old castles or whispering forests...
I could get lost in exploring new places... and finding new treasures of beauty.
You see, I´m a bit crazy about traveling. The same entusiasm arises when I can take pictures.
To combine these two passions, I´m a destination wedding, artistic photographer.
I capture your unique stories, the stories of your life and of your love. We create a unique concept for your wedding on which place on this beautiful planet it ever will be and make your wedding pictures truly outstanding.
Here you can have a closer look on my other fine art works: www.rova-fineart.com .
I create digital and analogue, surreal pictures that will carry you with into different worlds...
Do you travel?
Absolutely! Although I´m based in Germany,
I do photograph weddings all over the world.
As my heart beats for our nature I do compensate the CO2 of all my travels through atmosfair.
Do you photograph elopements?
For sure! I love to! I love those couples who want to be a bit more private, and go on to explore special locations... just focusing on themselves and what they love. Cause in the end this is what a wedding should be about... You, and your love for each other!
When do we get our pictures?
That depends on the season. Usually your pictures are ready within four to six weeks after your wedding.
Your FineArt album is ready for proof shortly afterwards.
The production of the album is handmade in Europe and takes around four weeks.
Can we print our pictures?
Absolutely. You will get the license to print all your pictures on your choice. Just take care of the printing business and maybe get some proofs beforehand. It´s important that the printer does not change the colors of your pictures or apply contrast or anything else. Your pictures are ready to print, when you get them from me. I can also assist you with that. If you don´t want to think about different prints or techniques you can always order your prints through me. I´m working together with professional labs that I fully trust and I can make sure you will get the best quality for your final printed pictures.
What equipment do you use?
I use two professional full frame cameras. Both have two memory card slots, where I immediately safe your pictures on, simultaneously. So in the moment I take one picture it´s already saved on to separate cards as a back up. My cameras can also work in total silence so, that the click of the shutter doesn´t disturb anyone during your ceremony or private moments. I also work with very light sensitive lenses. This is important also in low light situations. For example during your ceremony it is usually not necessary to use flash light.
How many pictures do we get?
That depends on the length of your wedding coverage. Usually you will get around 50 pictures per hour of booking. You will all get them digital, in high resolution for print and low resolution for web and social media. Every picture is edited by myself and carefully selected.
What is your style?
I have a strong focus on emotions, beauty and details. These are either the emotions between you, as couple but also between your guests, friends and family.
I am a quiet photographer, overlooking scenery and mainly in the background. My equipment is suitable for low light so, that I usually don´t need flashlight during the ceremony and my cameras are totally silent. Which most priests, or ceremony speakers appreciate a lot and you won´t get disturbed by any noise or flashlight. During your couples pictures we carefully decide what you want to do and achieve beforehand. This is my favorite time of the day. We can get creative and you, two can totally focus on yourself and your love...
There my artistic mind get´s on fire and I will create extraordinary fine art pictures for you. I won´t push you into poses that you would never do... You can totally stay yourself and the best pictures are made during movement and moments I capture in between. I will assist you and create the right atmosphere for your pictures.
Can we get two photographers?
Sure, I have some photographers whom I´ve been working together with in the past. And it is a great opportunity to have two different angles if you decide to book a second photographer. And the variety of the pictures and also the possibility to be more creative are even better.
Do you do videos as well?
My focus is photography and I choose and frame every picture carefully. So it is not possible for me to take videos and pictures during the same time. But if you want to have a videographer on your wedding day, I have experience with some very good ones and can definitely recommend you some of them.
Do you offer an album?
Yes, absolutely. I love albums! My heart always jumps when I see the final results... When you can feel the pages and the surface of the album. In my opinion pictures are not made for a computer or a hard drive... They are made to feel... to be printed on special paper... framed on a wall or in a unique wedding album. I offer specifically selected fine art albums which I carefully curate for you. Because that is how you will be watching your wedding pictures for the upcoming years and your album will be the thing that you pass on to future generations... It will last forever...
Affinity spotlight behind the scenes
"After a long and unsuccessful research we were so happy, we finally found you. You took away all our nervousness with your relaxed and warm-hearted soul. Thanks to you we forgot everything around us during the whole time of the couple shoot. The pictures you took match exactly our expectations and we were so impressed that during such a short time so many awesome pictures can be made. Also our families are thrilled by your work. We could feel your passion and would always book you, again!"
"As we planned our wedding and thought about the photographer, we simultaneously said: "Simone". Your photography is something special, delicate, something intangible... You have the ability to catch emotions like we haven´t seen before. And that´s exactly what we needed for our wedding day.
As we woke up on our wedding day we had the worst weather you could think of: heavy rain and fog. But you were full of joy and wiped away our doubts. And as we saw your pictures we knew why. We, together at this abandoned castle, covered in heavy fog... A dream! We were so touched and incredibly happy. Now we´re glad we didn´t have sunshine. Also our guests were amazed by your pictures, there is a nice one from all of them and they didn´t even notice. Natural and not posed. And these little moments that you all captured... Stunning!
We couldn´t have dreamed of a better photographer. Thanks to you we can remember this day again and again by looking at our album. Thank you!"
"I was looking for a professional photographer who knows what they are doing, but also takes a bit unconventional, more artistic pictures with a sense for details. It was pure destiny that I saw your page. I was impressed that you already took the time to have a look at the location beforehand and that you were confident that we can get nice pictures even if it´s raining. I was also impressed by how quick and uncomplicated you did the group shots. No one had to wait for ages and with a fake smile.
We could stay all ourselves during the couple shoot and you had great ideas and tips. And then... we were able to see the final results. They extended our expectations. I coudn´t believe it was me on the pictures. Your fine art style looks like the pictures are from a dream world. Pure beauty! But you also took the more classic pictures for the grandmas. And our families were a bit surprised at the beginning by the different style but then loved the pictures like we do. Thank you again so much. Your pictures and you were extraordinary and made our day last forever!"