I wish you all a fantastic year 2012 full of health, love and happiness.
2011 has been a wonderful and exciting year for me and I am very grateful for all my couples who allowed me to be part of their special day and their lives. I am also thankful for all the new people that I met in 2011 and those who became new friends.
2011 has been a year of learning and thinking about defining my style. I had to realize how hard it is to find a style and actually find words that describe it. The definition of a style is a process that, from my point of view, doesn’t just end. It is a constant process of improvements and new inspirations. I am not afraid of changes as long as they feel right but I am afraid of putting myself out here and writing about it. Finding a style is very personal and when you look around you see so many photographers who found their style and stand behind it and often I catch myself looking at others and comparing myself or feeling jealous somebody else found it and I am still searching. The more you compare yourself the more you get lost from your own way and the harder it is to find it back. So I started focussing on the things I like, the things that move me and what I want others to „feel“ when they see my pictures. I wrote and wrote and found a lot of things that didn’t fit me and didn’t fit my style.Â Finally I defined four words that define the style I want to show: elegant, emotional, natural and intimate. These words might be subject to change in a while to find more specific words, words that narrow it down even more. But for now I think this is a great point to start with.
I want to start of this year with a little view back to 2011.Â I decided to make this a little series with 8 episodes.
The first episode is called: Wedding Review 2011 -Â „Getting Ready“ . I chose these pictures as these pictures show my four words. Not all of these weddings have been on my blog yet – so see it as a little sneak peek what is coming soon. I limited myself to only show 10 pictures.
Keep an eye on the blog tomorrow I will show my top 10 ring shots of 2011.
I love the pure picture showing the anticipation and last quiet, intimate moment before the bride sees her groom for the first time
The grace and elegance when a bride finishes her preparations.
The two pictures belong together and show all four words: intimate, natural, emotional and elegant
The intimate moment full of elegance when the mother of the bride closes the wedding dress.
I love using mirrors during the getting ready to underline the elegance and intimacy of the moment.
I am very lucky with beautiful light. Light that emphasizes the natural moment of the bride doing her own make up.
I ask all women who help with the dress to get dressed beforehand to make sure nobody will be in jeans or sweatpants and to assure simply elegant pictures.
I love the happiness and emotions during the getting ready.
Natural grace of a bride getting her make-up done.
The elegant finishing touch that every bride needs.