November 30, 2012

One year of Blogging

One year.


One year ago in November I decided to get involved in the Bloggosphere and bring my images closer to you.
One year and 133 Blog posts, infinite FB posts, and lots of hours written away later... we are here.

Yes WE. Because without you stopping by, reading and commenting, this would not have been possible. So Thank you! Yes YOU! You, who are reading this. I´m ever so glad for people even looking on my Blog, my work and my love. For love, beauty and the sheer marvelousness of life.




November 26, 2012

What to wear ~ For those who plan


What to wear for a portrait session?

One of the things I truly enjoy about my sessions is the part of planning. Just recently a client asked for some outfit tips and I was very eager to help her out with a couple ideas. So if you would like to meet up for a portrait shoot, an engagement shoot or any other shoot with me or another photographer, here are my thoughts on the topic.

1)      Wear something you like. I think it´s absolutely crucial for the outcome of the images that you feel good in your outfit.

2)      Bring on some color! I loooove to see some color in outfits, they make the best images EVER. Even on the most overcast day some strong colors make most images pop. If you opt for a couple session I recommend not to over match the outfits. Who can truly say that they wear the same shirt and pants as their partner? 


3)      Prepare more than one outfit. I love me some change during the session and I always ask my clients if they would like to have an outfit change. This of course is optional. But I would soooo badly love to see someone going wild with their outfits.  For example: outfit no 1. Classy, elegant outfit no 2. Sportive, relaxed.

4)      The last advice is a very personal one. I do not like to limit the choice of anybody but I would avoid clothes with these really thin stripes… they make your eyes all fuzzy and the image not exactly quiet. I also do not like huge prints, again a personal preference, since I think they take attention away from the main object, which is you.


November 21, 2012

November 18, 2012

Sunday´s are for focus


During the last days I felt like running in circles. My mind was repeating endlessly the same thoughts all over again. Sometimes we females are like that. Thoughts, worries, options all jumbled up in my tiny head without a goal or a use or a conclusion.

To be honest I felt trapped in my own head. So, as I came across the pictures from a lovely walk in the vineyard I remembered something Jesus had said.

 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (…)” 
~ John 15,5.



November 13, 2012

  I have mentioned it before and I will say it again. During my past year in Bella Italia, the one thing I truly missed in my day to day life was my Crusade group. Yes, this wonderful group of people all steering into the same direction. Not till I had stumbled upon them did I really arrive in Bavaria. They made me feel welcome. Suddenly weekends were not to long but to short. Every single week there is something going on. Never alone. I adored that new feeling as I moved to Bavaria the first time in 2010. 

I love the fact that there are young students who believe in God and profoundly care about the gospel and about sharing it. 

As I came back in October I was sheerly overwhelmed at how this group had exploded. The amount of people suddenly squeezing into the room had doubled. 
How amazing is that?!?!



November 11, 2012

Sunday´s are for...

words from smart people :)


I found this quote on Jasmine´s FB page and I loved it. She quoted her Dad.

It touched me because I´m often not willing to let go, even if I pray about one thing or the other. I want to hold onto things which I cannot even influence. Which are not up to me. Maybe you feel the same sometimes. I want to better myself.
Letting go. 

I wish you the most wonderful of Sundays!

Till soon.
~   Saluti.   ~



PS, you can find Jasmine´s Blog right here







November 4, 2012

Sunday´s are for ...



Words from smart people.


I wish you the most beautiful of November weeks and that you discover more of your art.

Till soon, Salutiiii.


PS. you can find Jeff´s blog here.












November 1, 2012

Announcement


As some of you might have noticed, I vanished for ten days from the blogosphere. Busy trying to figure out my new place and life in general.  The exciting days of settling back in or starting new.

But today I wanna share something else with you: