January 20, 2015

Time for being studious - Personal


This years post have come along at a rather slow pace. 
It will remain like this till the "handing in of my thesis" part is completed, as you have read in the previous post. Till then it really is all reading, collecting evidence and writing for me. Oh and a couple of client meetings by the end of this week. 


So here is just a little something from my stay in Valencia. Being studious. ;)











January 5, 2015

First Monday

Happy new beginning to you!

Not even twenty-four hours ago I returned home from my winter escape & when I look through the Blog I have the feeling it is becoming a reoccurring  theme. That around the colder months I hop in a car and leave. Leave towards the south where the light is filling me to the greatest delight. In a very lovely and southerny way I got to spent Christmas and New years in the warmest south of Spain. Comfortably tucked away in the historic city center of Valencia. This past summer I was working almost each weekend which was a gift greater than I had myself allowed to dream. Therefore the only a short trip I took was to Roma. Of course ;) And now the winter break called for a vacation with a good dose of rest & quietness. Those are the ups of a wedding photographer ;) And as I love the south I wanted to go and breath the air again. Every time I go I feel how much I missed it. The southern charm, the ocean´s blue, the people singing, the sun unstoppable beaming its brightest cold winter light. 

December 17, 2014

Aleksi headshots

One thing I absolutely adore about being a student is that it is so easy to meet all kinds of new people. And internationals come with that. I do not know what I will do when this splendid time of my live comes to an end & I will have to socialise in a new manner.


This is how I came to meet Aleksi. The funny thing is that our studies are more distant than any studies could ever be. So here I am happy to introduce a Finnish space master on the Blog. It was my joy to take your application pictures. 

December 15, 2014

Monday post

work it gorgeous.



During the last days I have spent more time at my desk again. When I write desk I really mean the wooden floor of my apartment. I am such a comfy sort always enjoying to sit on the floor. haha. I spent time reading, researching & writing. Not for my photography actually... but for my degree. Yes I am still in university. ,)
And sometimes when I am gloriously distracting myself from being diligent I think about the past year. I had the honour of photographing incredible couples. Of sharing a full day of splendid with them. Of being part. 
So here is to a new week of gratefulness. 
Of being full. 
Of grace. 
Of thanks. 



PS, also music-for-studying recommendations are always welcomed with listening ears.













December 12, 2014

Daniel headshots


In my time in Würzburg I have found a family among most loving friends. When I write that people make the place I mean exactly that. Throughout the last three years our Campus group has established a new kind of project. We started going out in clubs to create student services at a place familiar to fellow students. What has begun almost three years in a small underground music club has now grown to be know beyond the outskirts of our city... We are hosting the student service in one of the largest concert buildings downtown, with each celebration we welcome new friends from all of central and south Germany. 
During this wild and new journey as the project took off Daniel was one of our faithful visionaries and managers. 




November 28, 2014

Preview of a new favourite day

Oh today was glorious gorgeousness all around. Early in the morning I got up, still full with turkey & took the highway to Stuttgart to meet with these two lovebirds. There will be more to come of all the beauty & fall-love! Brace yourselves! This wonderful lady? Yeah, she is my new roomy. Am I lucky or what? 





Have a wonderful weekend!!








November 26, 2014

Married Marta & Binh

As Marta contacted me I was so very glad my calendar held on open spot on this specific Saturday. You see, it was four days to their wedding, with their original photographer being taken ill I was able to have my first “fill-in” wedding.  The nervousness of not having met them in person was wiped away the very second we met and I was welcomed with warmth into their special day. Their ceremony was held in the midst of many friends and relations from all over Europe & Asia.

November 20, 2014

The Eternal City - a short trip

It went something like, Vale can I come next week? A couple of minutes later I had the airplane ticket & started to pack. The ability to go along with crazy spontaneity is one thing I adore in Italians. As the days grew colder and the rain just would not stop to visit my weddings I had the wonderful idea to take a break. My one free weekend in September I was able to spent with dear friends in and around Roma. 


The warm days involved a lot of happy strolling through the streets, a visit to the oldest Gelateria (ice cream place) in Roma, home made pizza and baby kittens...
but see for yourself.

November 17, 2014

Life in this moment - Monday post

tidy room 
 tidy mind

...is what they say. I wonder if rearranging all my pinterest walls counts as well...

Anyhow, the first thing I did before I started the serious research for my bachelor thesis is reorganise my Pinterest pinboards. Some things just should be well tidied before you can tackle the big stuff...

Soooo what about life in this moment? Big things have happened...
my boss & inspiration to reach higher has often asked me about when I will move to the town where we both work.
Stuttgart is almost two hours away from where I currently reside & makes working in a studio a bit harder. For the wedding season we found wonderful solutions to the travel, work  & accommodation challenges but in the long run... well I would have to make a move.
Much to my shock, this move came quicker than anticipated... an apartment showed up and told me it wanted to be taken. In a big city, close to the center, with three rooms and most importantly a dishwasher (FINALLY) on top of everything this place was in a city where you never find an apartment, not even when you hunt for weeks and months... ask my boss. Within four days I decided to take this offer which came running to me, to find a roomy & sign the contract.
I still have to finish my BA in Würzburg, but will slowly move on to the new place. It is kinda nice to have a smooth transition. I can finish off here and already know the new place is waiting for me. 


Two weeks ago I had the first client meeting for an album design and oh boy, I was thrilled to learn this new process to be tackled!
After Jan & I had designed the album together (he is so kind!) he asked me if, quite spontaneously, I would like to come & shoot his family for a small fall / pregnancy session.
Speaking of shooting your employer and being all cool about it. Not.
So grateful we all made jokes the entire hour.
Thank your for asking me Jan! ;)



So here is Jan, his wife Ingrid & their son.

November 15, 2014

A favorite

let sparkle fly


There were enquiries of where I´ve been. Thank you so very much for caring, dear reader!
Here is one of my favourites from the season past. Many days sparkle flew & I will be able to share them in the coming weeks.
Till then,
Saluti.