Important Information


You would like your photos to be taken by me and give me a very high level of trust. I am happy to live up to this trust.

You will help me a lot with the preparation if you look at the tips, which I will send to you by e-mail after your booking.

You can read these tips here in advance.


After a "Connect" or "Classic" shoot we select the photos together immediately after the shoot.

After an "Executive"-Shoot I can also create a web gallery. With this gallery you can choose your favourite photos at home or wherever you like.

All of your selected photos will be carefully processed.

Careful means: You look really good on your photos, but nobody immediately thinks "Photoshop!

After three working days (Mon - Fri) you will receive a link to download your photos.

Your photographer approx. 1978

Your photographer approx. 1978

Satisfaction Guarantee

Very rarely it happens that one of my customers doesn't like his photos.

Maybe we did not talke enough. Or you had a "Bad Hair Day"?

Nothing is impossible!

And now?

In this case we simply repeat the shoot.

That costs you nothing, after all I want you to be satisfied with your photos and recommend me!

And it really happens so rarely that I can afford this guarantee!

If you look at the photo of me here, you will see that I am very familiar with a "Bad Hair Day"!

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to smile on my photos?

You don't have to do anything, after all, you are with me voluntarily! In most cases we take some photos at the beginning with relaxed facial expressions. You should neither smile strained nor look grumpy. Then we'll see if you can look a little friendlier. That doesn't look the same for everyone and some people would rather be binding and decisive than friendly and courteous.

What is retouching?

Retouching means the editing of photos using software. Skin blemishes, small scars, linting or similar minor disturbances are removed, and your teeth may also be lightly whitened. Retouching does not include correcting hairstyles, clothing or jewellery. Such image manipulations often require hours of precise manual work and must therefore, if desired, be remunerated additionally.

Can I show up to you without an appointment?

Unfortunately, no, because I want to be able to take enough trouble-free time for you and my other customers.

Can I do an internship with you?

Unfortunately not. Since I only work on appointments, it is quite possible that I am not at all in my studio on Wednesdays and Thursdays, but on Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm. Or that I shoot outside Frankfurt, even in Berlin or Paris. Unfortunately, this cannot be combined with an internship.

Can I also get black-and-white photos from you?

Of course. Even in colour! Seriously: You will always receive your photos in colour and black and white.

Do you save my photos?

No, I'm not allowed to. Unless you wish. Then I need that in writing from you. It’s all about data protection!

That's me about 3 years old.

About me


Already at the tender age of 16 I "organized" an apprenticeship as a photographer. My parents didn't think it was so great and "advised" me to graduate from high school. After that I learned the very respectable profession of a bank clerk at Volksbank in my hometown Dorsten. This was followed by a trainee programm as a corporate client advisor at Commerzbank in Münster. Later I headed the controlling department of a logistics company in Saxony. In 2002 I turned my hobby into my profession. Further training at numerous workshops in Germany and abroad, among others with the internationally awarded Padraic Deasy in Ireland, Richard Mayfield and Damien Lovegrove from England.

I am a member of FREELENS e.V.

My last name "Kleinespel" is pronounced that way: Klein-Espel - with emphasis on the second syllable :-)

Legal information in english (since we are in Germany, only the german version is legally valid)

Scheduling appoitments:

I often have to refuse appointments because my calendar is full. It's all the more annoying when customers don't show up without canceling or cancel shortly before.

Unfortunately, I have to charge 25% of the agreed fee if you cancel your appointment less than 48 hours in advance. If you simply do not attend your appointment ("no-show") I will charge 50% of the agreed fee.

Please confirm your appointment by e-mail with your address and telephone number within one day!

What do copyright, copyright & right of use mean?

The copyright (some also say "copyright"), or rather the authorship of the photos, always remains with the photographer or owner of the studio. The copyright cannot be sold, at most it can be inherited. Even my two sons would have to go quite far to acquire the copyright...

It is different with the right of use. In principle, you acquire the complete rights of use for your photos from me. You can use the photos on Facebook, order prints, create photo books and much more.


Like every photographer, I am happy when my photos are published. I am even more happy when my name is mentioned. But often the name is misappropriated.

The provision of § 13 UrhG gives every photographer the right to recognition of his authorship of the work created by him, i.e. the photo. The photographer therefore has a legal claim to the naming of his name. My colleague Enric Mammen has examined this topic in detail here. Thank you Enric!

My privacy policy, my general terms and conditions (AGB) and tips for naming according to § 13 UrhG (copyright law) can be found here:

Privacy policy

General terms and conditions (AGB)

Tips for naming according to § 13 UrhG (Copyright Act)

data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection explanation.

As a rule, our website can be used without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

Privacy policy for the use of etracker

Our website uses the analysis service etracker. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1 20459 Hamburg Germany.

The data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your Internet browser. Cookies enable your browser to be recognised again. The data collected using etracker technologies will not be used to personally identify visitors to our website without the separate consent of the person concerned and will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. To object to the collection and storage of your visitor data in the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker under the following link. This ensures that no visitor data from your browser will be collected and stored by etracker in the future:

This sets an opt-out cookie with the name "cntcookie" from etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you wish to maintain your objection. Further information can be found in etracker's privacy policy:

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)

On our pages are plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visiting our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in Facebook's privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Privacy policy for the use of Google +

Our pages use functions of Google +1. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and dissemination of information: The Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both information that you have given +1 for an item of content and information about the page you have viewed when you click +1. Your +1 may appear as clues along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that includes at least the name you choose for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of Information Collected: In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with applicable Google privacy policies. Google may publish or share aggregated statistics about users' +1 activity with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliates.

Privacy Statement for Instagram Use

On our pages functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by Instagram.

For more information, please refer to Instagram's privacy policy:

Privacy policy for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, you will be connected to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our site with you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

Further information on this can be found in LinkedIn's data protection declaration at:

Privacy policy for the use of Pinterest

On our site we use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest"). If you access a page that contains such a plugin, your browser will connect directly to Pinterest's servers. The plugin transmits protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log information may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited that also include Pinterest features, browser type and settings, date and time of request, your use of Pinterest, and cookies.

Further information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your related rights and possibilities for the protection of your privacy can be found in Pinterest's privacy policy:

Privacy policy for the use of Tumblr

Our pages use buttons of the service Tumblr. Provider is Tumblr, Inc. 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or page on Tumblr or follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit one of our Tumblr websites using the Tumblr button, the browser connects directly to Tumblr's servers. We have no influence on the amount of data that Tumblr collects and transmits with the help of this plugin. According to the current status, the IP address of the user and the URL of the respective website are transmitted.

Further information on this can be found in Tumblr's data protection declaration at

Privacy policy for the use of Twitter

On our pages, functions of the Twitter service are integrated. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in Twitter's privacy policy at

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings at

Privacy policy for the use of Xing

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you access one of our pages that contains Xing functions, a connection is established to Xing servers. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behaviour evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in Xing's privacy policy at

Information, deletion, blocking

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this and other questions on the subject of personal data.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

Browser type/ browser version

used operating system

Referrer URL

Hostname of the accessing computer

Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently check this data if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.


Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, accept cookies for certain cases or generally exclude them and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form including the contact data you provided there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. These data will not be passed on without your consent.

Contradiction advertising mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and their use to send the newsletter at any time, for example via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter.