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.

















September 24, 2014

Mint wedding decoration - For those who plan

Here is a post for those who plan.
Occasionally I get asked about good ways to incorporate personal style in a wedding day. There are so many splendid ways to do that! My tip is to focus on one or two things that are important to you, that is part of your journey as a couple. Limit your color scheme to three colours which brings more calmness into the decoration. Let the schemes and elements reappear in different places.
To show you one wedding which I fell in love with this May I selected my favourite details shoots from Sarina&Tim´s wedding
Sarina is a designer & takes great delight in arranging details.
Their most prominent color was mint. Oh yeses! I loved it like nuts! She had many great & also inexpensive ideas and I don´t want to hold them back any longer ;)
ENjoy!


September 22, 2014

4 Things I should have learned by now - Monday post

You would think that after shooting my fourteenth solo wedding this summer, there would be some kind of routine. But really there isn´t. Or at least not in many respects. After almost all my weddings I sit down and do a small evaluation of the day. I jot down things I learned that day and things I want to improve. Here are some things I should have learned by now...

1. Never, ever rely on the weather. As in EVER. Summer in Germany was friggin cold and I constantly wore the wrong dress and wrong shoes. Now it is mid September and I thought to myself. I will not let this happen again. Not this time. I checked the weather app in advance (yay) and picked out a warm long sleeved dress for last Saturday. Like I said. Never trust it. Even when checking the weather. It turned out all so much better and warmer. I, of course... melted and took the most happy sunset images on a dusty vineyard road which beautifully resembled to a tuscan country road. Gladly there where sandals among the shoes in the back of my car. 

2. Every wedding morning starts a bit the same. I worked on my routine and prepare all the packing the night before. Still I almost exclusively leave the house in a panic. Jumping over the bags, while munching down the muslie with one and doing my make up with the other hand... you get the picture. I am glad to say... I surprised my sister Viola by not having the panic mode on this week. We are getting there. ^^

3. A goal of mine is to get some grip on the amount of sleep before a wedding. This is such a hard one to tackle. No matter how much camomile tea I down, I never wind down early enough and it has gotten normal for me to wake up like one hour before the alarm goes off... and then I usually wait till it goes off  waiting for the day to begin. Because I am so excited for it to be a new day of my dreams. 

4. I way to often forget to take selfies. Why is that so? I want to take more wedding selfies. Not that I intend to run around with my own face in front of my lens while I am working.   I just mean one or two won´t hurt. This way I have some images to go along with the Monday posts. ;)

Here are some instagrams to go along with the story. Maybe next week I will have the wedding-selfie down ;)



This moment when I was finding my way to the location... 
my heart skipped a beat. 
I mean seriously! 
This was such a gorgeous moment of knowing, 
today I will be up there!


Have a wonderful new September week!