March 31, 2016

Schloss Weikersheim Wedding

As the new winter semester had started, we all met for the first time on a Tuesday night with Campus (Connect in Würzburg).
Little did I guess that the same night two lives were changed. From the first glance & sentence he was hooked. He charmingly persisted to keep the conversation coming and somehow the they chatted late after all had left. Just from the first meeting nothing was the same anymore. 

Then I received the most charming mail in my inbox & decided to travel to Würzburg to meet  them in person. From the first conversation to the last line of the wedding party I felt the appreciation of my photography like seldom before. You are such a dream to be around and to photograph! When you mentioned that portraits are the most important images I could not believe my luck & silently had a cupcake party in my head over the locations & day planning you had spread before me.

March 29, 2016

Lisbon Project - A Recap

If you have been following along on my Instagram, you will have noticed that I was in Portugal for two weeks at the beginning of March. 
Since March was the only month with zero weddings as this enquiry came, I thought why not. It was a mission trip organised by Campus Connect Berlin. And even if I knew none of the team and I am super shy, let alone go on Campus & share about my believe, I decided to go jump in at the deep end.
I mean you cannot walk around and always say you don´t like something, unless you have tried it. 

March 25, 2016

Sneak Peek

Getting all jittery about these two!
 More will come.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend!

March 24, 2016

5 Reasons to Watch Movies as a Photographer

While I was still studying economics and management in Italia I had started somehting new. Every semester I would take one class which was wildly out of my field of studies. I love having an open mind and educating myself in various fields. Attending a different course was a good opportunity to grow beyond the world of economics. Sooo one semester, long before the photography spark was hitting me full on, I had taken a class on Architecture and Industrial Photography (by the way the only course I have ever taken in any field of photography in university). 

One of my favourite assignments our professor had ever given us was to watch one film a day. 
Why, you might wonder, would a photography professor give you a homework about film? Movies and photography are very much related to each other and there are many things one can learn from observing both forms of art.  

Here are my favourite reasons to watch movies & learn from them while doing so.

Train your eye. 
When you watch a movie you will subconsciously train your eye to see angles & compositions. You will learn to see how they portray people & how they crop away aspects. All of this observing will come in very handy as soon as you pick up your camera again. I love this hidden educating aspect & it took me quite some time to recognise it.

As we watched Frozen & Elsa is for the first time locked away in her room all I could think about was how did they get the camera up there & which lens in the world did they use...?! It took me some moments to register that I was watching an animated film, haha. Welcome to my world.

March 21, 2016

Words I Never Thought I Would Hear - Monday Post

SO last week I returned very reluctantly and only after having shed a certain amount of tears home to Germany. As in, why don´t I stay here at the beach for... about, hum? ...-ever.

I can´t believe that seven days ago I sneaked out of our beach home, walked to the ocean´s shore with three other lovelies & watched the sunrise over the far-off silhouette of Lisbon. The only other beings awake were the fishermen in their little boats & birds singing their morning glory.

But now for the words I never thought I would hear:

Among the top ones is of course this sentence: Don´t forget your chandelier.
It was our Sunday off and we spent it exploring Belem, when we discovered a flea market. As I found this little tiny chandelier I decided there and then to make space in my suitcase and go for it. Of course only after a good bargain. 
There will  be chandelier images coming your way.

March 18, 2016

Life At The Studio

After returning home from the picturesque coast from Portugal, I was at the studio three days this week. We had a couple of fun deliveries of new albums, frames and gorgeous things. Additionally we interviewed three candidates for an internship and possibly an assistant for me.

This was a fun first for me. Honestly, I have never done a proper interview just anywhere and now I am at the opposite side of the sofa. Yes, we have two sofas´and one armchair to make it extra cozy for our client area.
Suddenly I need to ask the questions & estimate from an one hour chat whether I can imagine taking someone to a wedding with me. I think I am improving my people reading skills right here. ;)

When all packages were opened & all albums photographed I returned to this months' largest to do on the list: My new homepage & blog, which is under wild construction. 

Furthermore Jan´s three year old son found our how to tie knots & is currently tying different items to chairs (such as Jan´s foot).

March 7, 2016

Summer Wedding in Mössingen

One of the things I loved best about their wedding was the deep thought & loving details the bride had put into this day. She has a heart for planning & was literally able to explain to me how to meet her & her groom in the middle of a hilly field of truly nowhere. 
I mean this kind of place where street names end and you are just in the outback. 

The quiet morning as a back drop, we had our gorgeous first look. 
Let me tell you, this girl, (oh my!) knows how to find the dreamy bits of nature. I just loved where we were!