July 27, 2015

Monday Post

It was the first time we shot together in almost two years. We were on the road to Potsdam & I was gazing out of the window. I had not been in the north of Germany for quite some years and somehow I had forgotten how perfectly wonderful the landscape is up here. I was super thrilled about shooting together with Jan again and curious how the teaming would end up, since I had gotten quite used to shooting on my own. 

Sooo, this is the back entrance... jup! Life is sweet friends!
If you think about getting married in a castle I would most love to shoot your wedding there! ;)

In the end I savoured the moments when I knew Jan would have my back. I was able to focus on documenting the details (something I love like crazy) and he would take the first round of group pictures. It was a marvellous bliss to split tasks like this. I would entertain the small group pictures while he was with the couple around the corner to work his magical-in-the-woods portraits. And then to actually sit down to drink my evening coke and not drink it on the run like usually was a new peak.

This is us getting the gear and mood ready to rumble. Oh how I love castle weddings!

Location: Schloss Kartzow
You can book us together here: Jan´s page

Have a wonderful new week friends!

July 22, 2015

Urban Fashion Shoot

A little urban wilderness and the good light just streaming in from behind the overgrown tracks. By the way, this is the only kind of tracks I feel comfortable shooting on... Overgrown, worn, wild. 

July 21, 2015

The warmest wedding yet - Personal

It´s a lovely season in Germany. Every day you can count on the sun beaming it´s most radiant rays endlessly. 
This is all very lovely for having a lovely-lazy pool day. To read the summer read you had on your list. Or... others just like me, might shoot a wedding on the warmest day of the year. 

So todays snapshot is from a day with 40 degrees in the shade. Eight straight hours shooting outside. All my attempts to find an assistant for the day failed and I knew I would face this day on my own. To be quite honest shooting in a  heat like this is one of my anxieties
This is after all the fresh hair and make-up has long left me. This is after the job is done. This is after having conquered a day I was afraid of fainting from the sheer heat. I remember sitting in the car and feeling so sick I could not drive. But this shot right here shows I made it. Not only to the location, but through the day. I set out to give my very best and conquered the day. This picture is surely not the most perfect or prettiest picture. But it is me, just how I am, with tons of sweat puddles (hence the black and white) and rings under my eyes...  and this is also me having faced my fear and made it out alive. Yes. And I am happy to report that after not exactly the most chilled wedding day my wonderful couple loved their wedding images. Despite the sweat, despite the moments of desperation (no air-conditioning anywhere), the hours of endless joy and beautiful spoke louder than the circumstances which held them. 

 Here is to always focusing on the joy instead on the circumstances.

Have a wonderful week!

July 17, 2015

Sneak peek

One of my faves for your sweet Friday.

Always love me some good evening light!

July 3, 2015

Engagement Session in Würzburg

We met in one of my favourite cafés in Würzburg. After the first couple of laughters shared I knew I would love them as my clients. And all the more as clients from the Franconian region where I had lived the last couple of years.