I am very honoured and happy to show you this recent publicaton. Elisa from the travel blog Fernwehosophy asked me to write a guest post on her travel blog about Paris. Those of you who know how much I love Paris can imagine my reaction – I immediately started writing and searching for pictures of all my Paris travels in the past 10 years. Read the full post
Wedding season here in Europe slowly gets slower and the golden autumn days start. This is usually the time of the year where we look forward to our yearly vacation. This year we don’t have a vacation planned but more like small retreat weekends for just us two or a weekend with friends. Read the full post
I have a passion for languages. That’s why I studied some for several years. Learning a new language always gives me the feeling of getting a new pair of glasses and seeing at once clear where everything was blurry before. Languages are magic as every language has it’s own melody and sound of sentences. What sounds nice in one language can sound really rough and unfriendly when you translate it literally. Read the full post
This weekend (starting tomorrow !) we are going to photograph a very special wedding. It is the wedding of two close friends of mine. Being on weddings almost every weekend you could think I am not excited for this one but I can tell you while I am writing this I am already full of excitement and nervous for one of my best friends to get married.
And I am a little bit excited to wear my new dress too…. :-) Read the full post
Hello my dear readers,
As I write I am enjoying one special day. It is my birthday and not just a birthday it is my 29th birthday. Most people see their big birthdays like the 20th, 30th and 40th as the most special ones but I see that a little different. When you are lucky you are having a lot of birthdays some people can even celebrate their 100th birthday. Turning 100 you will celebrate 10 times a big birthday. If that is not enough reason to celebrate you can also invite people over for your 5th, 15th, 25th and so on. But there is just one time in your life that the date of your birthday and your age is the same. I told several people how excited I am to turn 29 on the 29th of July this year and most of them looked at me a little weird and then a little disappointed when they recognized they missed that day in their lives. Maybe it is weird to celebrate my 29th birthday on the 29th of July 2013 but better being weird and happy then seeing the big 3 coming closer and closer and getting frustrated.
So I hope you enjoy this Monday as much as I do. Raise your glass of champagne, beer, wine or passionfruit juice (as I love passionfruit juice) or maybe just some green tea to all the weird ones in this world and the ones who turn this year as old as the day of their date of birth.
Meine lieben Leser,
Während ich dies schreibe genieße ich einen ganz besonderen Tag. Es ist heut mein Geburtstag und nicht nur irgendeiner, es ist mein 29ster Geburtstag. Die meisten Leute feiern ihre 20sten, 30sten und 40sten Geburtstag aber ich sehe es ein bisschen anders. Wenn man ein glücklicher Mensch ist, wird man vielleicht bis zu 100 Jahre als und hat die Chance 10 Mal einen runden Geburtstag zu feiern. Wenn das noch nicht genug ist hat man auch die 5er, 15er und 25er zum Feiern. Aber es wird nur ein einziges Mal in deinem Leben passieren, dass das Geburtstagsdatum und dein Alter dieselbe Zahl haben wird. Ich habe schon in den letzten Tagen einigen Freunden erzählt wie aufgeregt ich bin, dass ich am 29. Juli 29 werde. Zumeist wurde dies mit einem etwas argwöhnischen belohnt wodrauf dann ein nachdenkliches Gesicht folgte und die enttäuschte Aussage, dass man diesen Tag in seinem Leben verpasst hat. Vielleicht ist es merkwürdig seinen 29sten Geburtstag am 29sten Juli 2013 besonders zu feiern aber ist es nicht schöner merkwürdig und glücklich zu sein über so einen besonderen Geburtstag, als sich darüber zu ärgern, das die große 3 mit erschreckend großen Schritten auf mich zu kommen.
In diesem Sinne wünsche ich euch allen einen wunderbaren Montag. Hebt euer Glass Champagner, Bier, Wein oder Maracujasaft (Ich liebe Maracujasaft) oder einfach den Tee und stoßt auf alle besonderen und merkwürdigen Menschen auf dieser Welt an und auf alle die in diesem Jahr so alt werden wie das Datum ihres Geburtstages.
Can I just get a CD ? This is a discussion clients always start. What are you doing with the images then ? Is my answer. Modern technical media allow us to share images in clouds and on social media. They help us conserve the images in a digital space that is immune to fire and thunderstorms. We have iPads and iPhones to look at the images and swipe through events and moments. I am a huge fan of this development but there is something about a print that makes it different from a swiping finger on a glossy screen. Read the full post
When I came to France for the first time I was a kid and opposing to my brother and the other children that were on the same campsite I tried to learn the language with a little yellow translation book. I went every morning to buy baguette and croissants for our family and was beyond proud that I could do all of that in French.
When I came to France the second time I stayed for the whole summer. I visited the cousin of my aunt who had my age. I spent some weeks with her in France and she spent some weeks with me in Germany to learn each other’s languages. Read the full post
Recently I get quite some emails asking how I became a photographer. If I studied it and how I started my own business and if I could give some tips to photographers just starting out.
So here is my little story about how it all began. Read the full post
I was looking back at the past 4 years since I started my business and I felt grateful for everything that I accomplished alone in that time. It has definitely been a crazy journey from my first wedding (which was longer ago than 4 years) through the moment when I decided to quit my day job and exchange a fixed salary to freedom to do what I love till the moment now. Read the full post
The year 2012 is already some weeks behind us but I just now find time to reflect everything that happened and all the beautiful weddings. We have moved the last weeks and a lot of things just distracted me from finally writing this post. We meet a lot of different people and enjoy so different beautiful days that are all special.When I look at the weddings now and think about the whole time I spent with each couple I become a bit melancholic that time flies so fast and that all their anticipations of the day became emotions and moments they will never forget. Scrolling through all those images I feel like a historian that tells the story of their love and of their day. Their children and grandchildren will look at those images and tell them the stories that I tell with my pictures. Stories about love because their story started with love. Read the full post