In Germany it is still common for bridal couples to get married in a church. Though young couples more and more decide to get a free ceremony instead of blessings from God. In August 2012 I had the honour to photograph the wedding of Alex & Christian in the backyard of the Spanish restaurant La Provincia in Münster. They met 6 years ago through a friend. They started dating is secret to cherish the moments together and to first see if they belong to each other. Read the full post
One of my favorite vendors and dear friend Giada Graziani and me decided a while ago that we wanted to do a styled shoot together. It is easy to decide such things but most of the time these ideas and alliances just stay an idea and no one takes the first step into organizing. Read the full post
I know it has been quiet here. We moved and like always it takes a while to get the internet running again and then there were some technical problems on my website so I really couldn’t blog.
So I am back with very good news. The Dutch magazine Bruid & Bruidegom (also known in Germany as Braut & Bräutigam) announced the nominations of the “Bruidsfoto Award 2013″ and I am beyond proud and happy to tell you that one of my images has been nominated in the category “Reception” (Taart & Toast). Read the full post
For the second part of Lily and Tom’s wedding I want to let Lily speak herself with some quotes I took from her emails she sent me after she saw her wedding pictures.
A wedding ceremony in a museum is a dream for art lovers. Nancy and Alex’ wedding make this dream come true for them and for me to capture it. It was a beautiful day in June, the weather was just perfect and the locations were adorable. Nancy planned the whole day into the details so nothing was left to chance. We had the chance to get two portrait sessions on the day to capture them in their chosen home city Maastricht and to get some lovely pictures in the countryside. Nancy and Alex love Burgundian lifestyle with good food and wine and a touch of French “Savoir-Vivre”. Nancy is a French teacher and I just felt home when I saw all the beautiful French books in her bookshelf. I enjoyed sharing the passion for French with one of my brides. Read the full post
Last Friday I was in Lage Vuursche in the Netherlands to photograph the wedding of Mieke and Ruben.
They met each other virtually through MSN – something that sounds so old fashioned today that it just shows us how quickly time is running. The easy it was to talk through a chat where you don’t see each other the difficult it was for them to talk in person. He invited her for the cinema and she refused as she was too shy to spend an whole evening with him. So his sister took action an invited him in with some other friends. They didn’t talk all evening but when he left he gave her the first kiss. Her parents were secretly watching from the top of the stairs and happy that they finally found each other in real life. Read the full post
Engagement Sessions or Love Shoots are a great chance to get pictures taken in advance to the wedding. You can dress up like you feel and you can include accessories or special places that you wont be able to visit on your wedding day. It is casual and fun and you get pictures to use for the stationery or a special guest book. Read the full post
Three weeks after the wonderful wedding of Ursula and Amjid in Germany I had the honor to also capture their traditional Walima in London. When you think that Ursula’s ideas for the styling in Germany were already great well than you should have a look at those details. The whole setting was in a big winter garden of the … Hotel in London. All tables and chairs were white and the decoration was inspired by 1001 nights. Read the full post
She was working out on the cross trainer and didn’t even recognize him at all while he was secretly falling in love at the gym. He studied her gym days to see her more often and she didn’t know that at the gym there was the man of her life. It took him some time and several attempts until Olga went on the first date with the “guy from the gym”. She fall in love, theiy moved together and build a house and now after 13 years together they finally tied the knot. They got married in the Fireplace room in Nienborg – a very very small place that just fitted perfectly to their very small wedding with only their parents and siblings. Read the full post