March 21, 2014

Meeting Justin&Mary ~ A day I have dreamed about

Vianne had just lit the last of the candles on the little coffee table in the midst of the sofas. We were on our own in the apartment. The three of us. Time to relax. It was November and it was gray-cold outside. Self-made pizza in our labs. I shared with these two girls how much I would love to have people here to dream big with. To sit down and encourage one another, to go after these impossibilities. I had once again read about the What-If conference in the States, which is a conference for creative entrepreneurs, in search for new ways to push the limits of their imagination.  
On this gray-cold night we decided we don´t need this conference. We can start right here. So we started sharing. And believe me, it sure sounds weird finding yourself trying to formulate these hidden, big dreams which have been playing hide and seek in the corner of your mind. To put these dreams into words for the first time... well... to speak them out loud, for others to hear... BIG one.

So phrase after phrase we watched confidence rising in the spoken lines, in the shy wishes and I told Vianne & Mau that my dream is to one day meet Justin&Mary in person. Not my only one... but certainly a big one and most certainly at this time, one which seemed sheerly out of reach. Like widely impossible. It was my dream to not just meet them at a conference or workshop but to actually hang out for a little bit. To share time and have time to talk.
Dreams are a funny business. They mean hardly anything if you do not take action. So this same winter, I wrote an email to Justin& Mary. Not my first one, but certainly one which made me nervous. Veryyyy nervous. 

March 19, 2014

A shoot just for us ~ Corrie & Dave

It was a great idea from Jan. to warm up. To start the year and to shoot together. 
So this morning we met. Outside of town. Just as the morning dust was about to settle. We met with Cory & Dave, which volunteered to be our models.
Like I said. We were on our little get together for us. To take new challenges,  to push the limits of our own creativity & to simply practice our skill. 

March 18, 2014

A lil´Sneak Peek

More from this lovely session and our in-the-woods-workshop will come soon to the Blog.

Have a lovely evening!

March 14, 2014

Have a lovely weekend!

This image was taken with a small green crystal next to the lens, on the lower left corner. I was trying to create some in camera lens blur. :)

March 13, 2014

New in the family

It is cute, it looks good and it has something blue.

Now I finally understand why God gave me two hands :)
One to hold the camera the other one to hold this new darling baby of mine. 
Of course this is a tiny exaggeration... Just a tiny one. It was a birthday gift and I got used to it so very quickly. My father asked me yesterday if I put it under my pillow when I go to sleep... Yeah kind of.
Let´s admit it... these apple items not only look good, they are one heck of addictive as well...

February 14, 2014

To be

To be loved...

Have the most lovely of Fridays & drink a miniature cup of real Italian cafè !

~   Saluti!  ~

January 15, 2014

Short trip ~ Côte d`Azur

The one thing I actually and truly missed in my wonderful, crazy-laden-with-newness past year was more time in the south. Since I moved back to Germany in 2012 I often missed the southernness of Europe. I took immense joy in surrounding me with friends from Italia and Spain and other warmer places. Just after summer had come and gone I realized I did not take a lot of days of to travel. I remained in Germany for what seems a small eternity and was determined to make this a very intensive study-my-art session in my life. Which was very good. 

January 10, 2014

E-session: Sarina & Tim

I remember the night... it was a Christmas service a couple of winters ago. And I remember Sarina being on stage. Singing with the band, welcoming... sharing, granting us one of her quiet smiles. A winter day long ago. What I did not know was that the second she had turned to face the microphone one heart in the crowd had stopped. It was the night Tim´s live had changed for sure. And honestly? Who could possibly blame him? ;)

What an incredible honor to have seen this miracle of friendship unfolding in front of my eyes? I feel so lucky to call you two friends. To have Sarina staying over every now and then. To brainstorm the cheer creativity out of our brains. To laugh and share this adventure called live. Did I already mention Sarina is my graphic designer? Oh yeah, brace yourselves!

January 8, 2014

DIY calendar ~ fun organizing tool

New year, fresh start... but uhm! How do I get all these wonderful new adventures organized? That is what I was wondering last year a couple of times. Because, lets face it... I´m messy. Yeah, not cute messy, but ugly messy... I loose overview, get panic attacks to the point I wanna pull the cushion over my head and not move anymore, I might cry and call my Mamma... it ain´t pretty. So I came up with a new idea. In order to keep my tasks in check and to keep the overview, I actually need to see my appointments. I mean I have a planner, I have a google calendar, I have infinite number of post-its... but all it was no good. TILL I came across this WONDERFUL DIY calendar.

 ~ It´s not only good looking (yeah I am such an artsy) but helpful.
~ It can be adjusted to every month, week. Scribbled on.
~ It has a color palette.
~ AND a cute frame.

Short: it is perfect.

January 6, 2014

First Monday & Preview

Hello first Monday of 2014!! How great is that? To have a fresh start?
I´m so curious what the new year holds, to see where it will take me, what I will learn and all the gorgeousness unfolding.

I just got back from a very spontaneous short trip to the south of France & north Italia, oh and a bit of Monaco in between ^^. Yeah, I definitely felt like I need some sun to start this year properly. You know, ever the southern Europe addict. ;)
I hope you had a likewise pleasant start and are ready for new things to come.
Not quite sure if I´m truly ready, with the notepad next to me, my planner opened and mails waiting for answers. But hey, I will never know, if I don´t try. I have the feeling this year is going to be huge, to the verge of overwhelming. Many new adventures are on the list, the written and unwritten ones. But if there is one thing I know, it´s that I cannot wait for wedding season to start again. I so cannot wait for each and every single wedding day coming my way, for the wonderful clients I will meet, for the beauty unfolding and the moments spilling over.
This I know.

So here is to moments. To a new year. And for being in this journey together.

Very thrilled to give you a preview of this wonderful couple coming your way very soon ;).

Have a beautiful week!

~    Saluti.   ~