About this Vendor
Masterful Wedding Photography: A Day of Bliss
Couples seek out this company for its photographers high-fashion sensibility: Wolfgang Freithof has shot Claudia Schiffer, Iman, and Naomi Campbell for magazines such as Vogue. He usually shoots locally but also photographs destination weddings featuring amazing locations for your wedding portraits
Wolfgang and Chiaki are amazing artists. Do a quick google search online and you will see many of their weddings profiled in top magazines. I consider them friends after having them photograph four big life events including my June 2017 wedding in Washington D.C. One thing I love about them is that they are all yours on your wedding day. They arrive when you ask and stay till the very end. The finished product is incredible and is a level above anything I have seen from my many many friends who have gotten married and paid similar amounts for photography. They do travel, and have photographed my events in New York City and Washington D.C. Their work speaks for itself, take a look at their portfolio . Starting with an engagement session is a great way to get to know them, get a feel for them and also for them to get a feel for you and how you move.
We decided to work with Wolfgang at a Day of Bliss Photography because the photos on his website are absolutely breathtaking, and he has really great reviews on this website and the New York Magazine wedding issue. We got to know Wolfgang when he shot our Engagement Shoot in Brooklyn. Within less than an hour in sweltering heat with only his camera (no bulky equipment or assistants), he captured the city skyline and all of the treasures in the area. He worked his magic as the final photos looked as if the weather was a cool, sunny day. Wolfgang is a master at capturing the natural light and framing the images perfectly. He also works very precisely. We were beyond happy and impressed with this shoot - we used the images for our Save the Dates, our main wedding website photo, etc. Now, onto the wedding! We got married in Brooklyn in August. Wolfgang and Chiaki were so incredible to work with. They were calm and collected the entire time. They were very flexible with our schedule, and willing to come early on last minute notice. As pros, they guided us through all of our pre-wedding photos, captured the ceremony and party perfectly, and shot wonderful candid and posed photos of the guests throughout the night. They creates a fun and relaxed environment. Again, they just had their cameras (no assistants or massive equipment). They are an amazing team and work very well together. When they provided us with the final edit after the event, we were beyond happy with the photos. They had exceeded our expectations. Most wedding photos are awkward with a lot of bright flash that either wash out the faces or are unflattering. Wolfgang and Chiaki captured the natural light so well throughout the entire evening. They captured every single important moment from the kiss at the ceremony to the cake-cutting to the horah. They did not miss a single moment. There were too many photos that we absolutely loved, we probably could have made a final album with 500 photos. Lastly, they have been a delight to work with throughout the 2 years we were in contact. Wolfgang is incredibly responsive via email and always happy to meet in person. Most importantly, they know their trade so well, so we trusted them throughout the whole process. Wolfgang comes from a fashion photographer background so his work is grand, artistic, precise, and beautiful. We hope to work with them again in the future. We would 100% recommend working with them. You will be thrilled with the photos from your wedding - and in the end, the photos are the most important part!
We met with 4-5 photographers before choosing A Day of Bliss for our wedding in April 2016. From our first meeting with Wolfgang, we knew immediately we wanted to work with him. He was very composed and even took notes, showing how engaged he was in our discussions. However the work truly speaks for itself. As you browse this portfolio, you will notice a storybook quality but also classic style which we simply adored. He and his partner photographer, Chiaki, operate with the highest level of professionalism. Having not met Chiaki before my wedding day, I was impressed how efficient she worked upon arriving at the bridal suite and also adapted to the pace of the bridal party getting ready. Both of them made our photograph sessions fun and stress-free! Finally Wolfgang and Chiaki did an excellent job capturing our entire wedding event! When we received our gallery, we were blown away by all the precious details & moments they were able to capture -- many of which were candid! It was such a reward to see our special day behind the lens of A Day of Bliss, in full detail and with artistic thoughtfulness. Plus we did get the rights to download high-res files of all of our photos. We cannot thank A Day of Bliss enough for making our start to end photography process smooth and memorable. Up until the day we opened our BEAUTIFUL album package, we’ve had an amazing experience with this business. I’m so happy we found the best fit for our style!
This review is over two years overdue! Apparently it will be just a drop in the ocean of amazing reviews, and I'm not surprised at all. Wolfgang and Chiaki are incredibly kind, sincere, warm human beings. That makes it so much easier to relax in front of the camera on your big day. More importantly, they're incredibly skilled. I took one look at their portfolio and knew that I wanted to hire them. Frankly, they should be charging more for the quality and package that they offer. It took me two years to decide on which photos to choose, as they were all phenomenal! My entire family was blown away at the quality. Not a bad problem to have at all! Wholeheartedly recommended with zero reservations!
Chiaki and Wolfgang keep what they promise, we trusted them with our wedding day coverage and we are truly in love with what they delivered. We relive the happiest day of our lives every time we look at these magical images and we can feel the same emotions we felt that day. Thank you again, A Day of Bliss, we are so happy we made the right choice and we can only recommend you to the highest degree, you are so talented, professional and so easy to work with.
We are so grateful to Wolfgang and Chiaki, we would not have enough great words to say how incredible they were on our wedding day. We are a French couple from Paris and we got married in NY last July. From the beginning, I knew I wanted A Day of Bliss Photography for our wedding. For almost a year, my husband suggested to me different photographers that he knew but I could not change my mind about Wolfgang. I was completely seduced by his work and the reviews about him were all amazing and so truthful. I couldn’t believe it when he said yes to be our photographer. I was thrilled! We wanted timeless and artistic photos and Wolgang knew exactly what we were looking for. He has responded to all our requests and the result is fantastic. The photos are breathtaking and we loved working with him and his partner Chiaki. They were professional and easy-going at the same time, creative, attentive and responsive from the very beggining. I HIGHLY recommend them. Photography is an art and Wolfgang is a MASTER. Thank you so much Wolfgang for making our special day unforgettable and fun. You and Chiaki felt like friends and having you as our photographers was priceless. Our friends and families in France were speechless seeing the photos and you made NY even more romantic than Paris on your pictures.
It was a great pleasure to work w/ Wolfgang, Jackie and the rest of the team of A Day of Bliss. They were extremely accommodating and their pictures were artwork, each one of them. They understood exactly what we wanted and they delivered without a flaw. Cannot recommend them enough!
My husband and I couldn't be happier with our engagement/wedding photographer choice! Wolfgang and Chiaki were extremely professional and captured our special day beautifully :) Couldn't recommend A Day of Bliss more!
A Day Of Bliss Photography was absolutely the top vendor from our wedding. From start to finish they were professional, accessible, and so talented. Wolfgang, Chiaki, and Tanya were lovely and the photos truly capture the energy from our wedding. Highly recommend!
What can I say about Wolfgang and Chiaki? First of all, I spent nearly a year looking for the perfect photographer. What captured my attention was their soft, romantic, bright, and airy shots. These were the exact words that came to mind when I saw their wedding shots. Wolfgang really worked with our budget and did the best he could to personalize a wedding package for us and we truly appreciate it. So many other vendors are familiar with Wolfgang and Chiaki's work including our wedding planner and our videographer. After getting advice from other vendors and reading online reviews, we took the jump and hired Wolfgang and Chiaki and I have to say we are absolutely thrilled with the decision we made. Our engagement, garba, and wedding pictures are absolutely beautiful! I cannot wait to see my album! And taking our pictures was no easy task. My husband and I had our wedding on the hottest weekend of the summer, it was literally a heat wave. And yet our pictures look amazing as if it was the perfect weather outside. Both Wolfgang and Chiaki are professional, curteous, and accommodating. They even dealt with my crazy drunk groomsmen in 100° weather! I would recommend a Day Of Bliss photography to any future bride and/or groom if they are interested in timeless pictures versus trends. Thank you Wolfgang and Chiaki for making us feel more than just clients and making my dream wedding pictures come to life!
After sorting through many, many, many photographers, we finally found A Day of Bliss and in short: these guys are amazing! Wolfgang is truly an artist. From the moment we met him, he really understood our vision. We wanted photos that were natural and beautiful and he really did a phenomenal job of capturing those special, emotional moments on our wedding day. Even the posed photos read in such a beautiful way. And the colors! Many of our photos were shot at Old Westbury Gardens and I can't even explain how breathtaking those images are. To top it off, Wolfgang was incredibly patient with us, easy to work with and very responsive anytime we had a question or issue. We couldn't be happier with our choice and highly recommend them--both for their incredible work and professionalism.
I knew before I even received my wedding photos, I had made the right decision in choosing A Day of Bliss Photography. Wolfgang and Chiaki are the most talented professionals I have ever worked with and they helped make our day a huge success! The beautiful pictures exceeded our expectations and we couldn't be happier!
I really can't say enough great things about Wolfgang and the team at A Day of Bliss. Wolfgang is so great to work with and he makes the tedious task of planning a wedding so easy. My wedding was only 3 weeks ago, and I haven't seen the pictures yet but I know they will be beautiful. I wanted to get this review out ASAP because Wolfgang and Serge were just so great on our wedding day. We had a lot of traveling to do that day and were nervous about getting from place to place but everything went off without a hitch. Our day felt very hectic with all the running around but I have complete trust in the team and know they shot everything we needed. I cant thank Wolfgang and Serge enough for their hard work that day and cant wait to see the final results!
If you work with Wolfgang at Day of Bliss, you are making an incredible investment in the quality and value of your photographs. He takes a polished, yet and candid approach to his work, resulting in photographs that I felt like could have come out of a magazine - but at the same time perfectly captured the emotion of the day and of our personality. We are thrilled with the results! The one watch out I would give is that it took a while for him to respond on several occasions and they took an extra month to deliver the final selects. Overall, very happy!
We booked A Day of Bliss for our July 2016 wedding and we could not be happier with our choice. We considered tons of photographers in search of the right match for our special day. When we came across A Day of Bliss and saw the beautiful albums on his website we knew there was something special about Wolfgang's work. He operates with a high degree of professionalism and the process from beginning to end was a breeze. I was so nervous about getting my pictures because my expectation was so high, when our picture gallery arrived all I could say was "AMAZING", every picture was beautiful! Wolfgangs and Chiaki's style and manner in capturing our special moments was so cool and unintrusive that we were always in the moment. We had so much fun during the picture taking and throughout the day. He nailed it, family, friends, background and every fine detail. I will close this review by sharing with you what I shared with him 'Wolfgang, you are an artist and I am a fan!' I highly recommend!!!!
Wolfgang is so talented and wonderful to work with! We absolutely loved our engagement and wedding photos. You could tell how much Wolfgang loved photography, and he went above and beyond to help us pick great locations for our photos and to capture the perfect shots.
They were a pleasure to work with. Very professional, responsive and talented. The engagement photos were beautiful and we can't wait to see how our wedding photos came out.
From the moment we met Wolfgang, we were unbelievably impressed by how he captured central park and colors that we overlooked every day. But, this initial impression was nothing compared to the absolutely love and awe we developed for him and Chiaki the day of our wedding. We recently got our pictures back and Wolfgang and Chiaki captured exactly what we were looking for and more. Our pictures do not look awkwardly posed like a lot of wedding picture, we aren't awkwardly gazing at each other's eyes, we are laughing and walking, normally. The wedding captured the love and quirkiness that we share as well as our love for Central Park. Once our wedding was over, my husband and I were already thinking of the next event where we would be able to book Wolfgang and Chiaki. By the end of the night, they felt like our friends, close people who knew exactly who we are and what we wanted. I honestly could not recommend them more!! If you get married in Central Park or New York you would be making a huge mistake by not booking them. (It would also be a mistake if you get married anywhere else!)
When looking for a photographer for our wedding I wanted to make sure I found a true professional but at the same time I did not want to break the bank. I have taken a few photography classes so I had an idea of what to look for. When I looked at the photo gallery for A Day of Bliss I knew that the photographer had a creative eye and took quality photos. I knew right away that I wanted to use this photographer, but would it break the bank? I reached out and received a response from Wolfgang who was able to create a package to give us what we were looking for. As far as the price goes, I felt that it was very reasonable for the quality. I will admit, there were a couple other places I checked that were cheaper, but when you compared the quality and creativeness of the photos, A Day of Bliss was significantly better. You get what you pay for and for your wedding day do not go cheap. There were also a couple places that were more expensive but I saw no difference in the quality, so why pay more? Our wedding was the day after Thanksgiving at 10:30 AM and photos started a few hours before this. Wolfgang arrived at our hotel on time and was an absolute pleasure to work with. He knew several great locations in Central Park to take photos and gave great direction on what to do to make the photo great. A few weeks later, we received our photo proofs on a secured website and they were absolutely stunning. I shared a couple of my favorites on Facebook and had several people comment that the photos looked like they came from a magazine. Yes, they are that awesome. Through the website you have the option to purchase photos through A Day of Bliss or download them. While you could have photos printed anywhere, I would always go with printing through the photographer. Maybe it is just me, but it seems like you lose some of the photo quality when it’s not printed from the original source.
Simply the best. Chiaki and her assistant were rays of sunshine on our wedding day and we are thrilled with the photos. Other people are too. The compliments keep flowing in. My husband and I both work in advertising on the creative side, so we're super picky about photographers. A Day of Bliss delivered! Each shot was crafted and composed beautifully. A lot of nice, natural shots too. No cheesy stuff. Both Chiaki and her assistant worked extremely hard all day and we're so thankful. Wolfgang was a pleasure to correspond with throughout. Book them while you can!!
Simply wonderful.Reviewed on 1/17/2016 samantha t
Wolfgang and Chiaki were truly amazing to work with. Their photographs are exquisite and we are so excited to display them in our home. We feel fortunate to have worked with people who are so very talented and also so lovely personally. From day one, they made themselves available, offered helpful suggestions, and were generally a pleasure to deal with. A couple of months before the wedding, Wolfgang even came out to meet me and my mom at the venue to scope out the best places to shoot on the day of the event. When we wanted to do an extra photo shoot in Manhattan following the wedding (which was on Long Island), Wolfgang and Chiaki met us downtown around midnight to do the shoot (after spending hours shooting our pre-wedding festivities, ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception). It was freezing that night - but they made the shoot lots of fun regardless and truly took the most beautiful and creative photos of us in a place that was special to me and my husband. Both photographers made our guests and us feel comfortable in front of the camera, took truly stunning photographs, and really went out of their way to deliver the best work product possible.
The BEST photographer I have ever met!!!!Reviewed on 12/20/2015 Vianna O
I did extensive research on photographers (and I mean EXTENSIVE) and needed someone absolutely amazing to capture the most special day of my life. I don't often rave and am extremely detail oriented & picky, but Wolfgang Freithoff and assistant Chiaki Sato are hands down the most talented photographers I have ever met. In my research, I fell in love with his portfolio and was impressed to see that he travels the world to shoot weddings. We received our proofs just this week, and I was genuinely mind blown by each and every one. Each photo is a work of art. Everyone that I have shown so far cannot believe how beautiful they are. Wolfgang was a pleasure to work with, and he and his assistant are very professional. They blended in with our wedding and weren't in the way at all. Chiaki came to my house at the beginning of the day, and the way she took detailed photos of my shoes, dress & rings was truly amazing! I will absolutely use Wolfgang anytime I need a professional photographer in the future- he was worth every last penny. If he is available for your wedding day, you are one lucky bride & should jump on the opportunity to work with him!
AMAZING WORK!Reviewed on 12/16/2015
I LOVED working with Wolfgang and his team! He made my husband and I feel comfortable and at ease. We had a very ethnic and traditional ceremony and he nailed every shot nonetheless. Working with Wolfgang was an absolute pleasure. He was so readily accessible via email and text despite his busy work schedule. I absolutely loved my albums! His work is not over-touched or fake, which is extremely hard to find in the wedding industry. It's just simply elegant. Our photographers were just not something we had to worry about at all during the wedding planning process because they were incredibly prompt and professional. I can't say enough good things about A Day of Bliss.
Wonderful wedding photographers!Reviewed on 11/05/2015 Stefanie E
We chose A Day of Bliss for our wedding and were so happy we did! They were friendly, polite and easy to work with and the photos were beautiful! Everyone is raving about them. We would highly recommend them!
Exceptional Wedding PhotographersReviewed on 10/05/2015 Vanessa P
Since the day we met Wolfgang, we knew that A Day of Bliss was the perfect wedding photographers for us. Their photojournalistic vision was exactly what we were looking for. Wolfgang was always responsive, and a pleasure to work with. On our wedding day, we had Wolfgang and Tanya as our photographers. Everything was seamless, and they were extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. There are no words to describe how wonderfully they captured our special day. The photographs that we received were all STUNNING and our album is absolutely beautiful. We received almost 700 edited imaged after the event. This did take over 2 months to receive, but it was worth the wait. Not many photographers enhance/edit that many images for their clients and i think this is a very special service that Wolfgang and his team provide. I would highly recommend ADOB as a vendor and i couldn't be happier with the entire experience.