Photos by Cliff Mautner


Cliff Mautner’s career in photographer spans 31 years. After 15 years and 6000 assignments as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as shooting for an eclectic array of commercial clients ranging from Comcast to Subaru, Cliff launched his wedding photography career. After 850 weddings or so and many years later, he hasn’t looked back. He’s perhaps best known for his ability to utilize some of the most difficult lighting conditions imaginable to create quality images and for his diligence in capturing beautiful, meaningful moments.

Cliff is a proud Nikon Ambassador to the United States, was named one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world by American PHOTO magazine, won the WPPI grand award for Photojournalism, received the 2012 Nikon WPPI photographer of the year award, and in 2013 was honored with the International Photographic Council’s Leadership award at the United Nations. Cliff’s dedication to his clients is paramount, as he continues to shoot 50 or so weddings per year.

He’s also the founder of the highly successful “Lighting and Skill set Bootcamp”- a workshop that’s drawn students from over 40 countries, and it’s dedicated to empowering photographers with the skills needed to acquire a style of their own. He’s married to his beautiful best friend, Susan Stripling Mautner, and he’s the proud father of twin daughters, Samantha and Alison, and stepdaughters, Emma and Olivia.

“The GL-1 provides me with a quality of light that I find useful when there’s no quality of light available. It’s a great supplement to my speed lights, and it’s a terrific tool in my bag at each wedding.”

Mar 2, 2014, 7:18 am.

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