Review of 2011’s Photography

The “Best of 20**” postings are always piling up in the blogs of the colleagues at the end of the year. What what is actually “Best of”? Is the rest then just “fine”? It reminds me all these casting-shows, where they compare artists with each other till there is only one left. But is it actually possible to press art, photography and music in such a evaluative, upon its technical and creative level, concept?

I say no. As we know, we can always fight about taste. I find it very difficult to classify and to evaluate some photographs better then the others. Especially wedding photographs have their very personal value, even within one family there are different favorites. Granny surely prefers another picture, then the wedding couple.

That is why I name the year-overview not the “Best of”, but an expedition through the year. Wedding photography divided in engagement- and couple-shootings, details and decoration and the flow of the day.

I had a chance to accompany lots of wonderful couples, was on Sylt many times, as well as in Essex, London, Faarborg (Denmark), Berlin, Kassel, Nordheim, Hamburg, Lüneburg and Glücksburg.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Shortly Before the Wedding

In two weeks they say YES to each other, so before that we took our time to do a small round in the harbor. So what can I say…these two have passed this test, from now on they are “wedding-proved” :-)

As a Wedding Photographer in Hamburg

A wedding in the traditional big town hall in Hamburg. Two days, on first day after the wedding brunch at the Süllberg. Next day portraits and party in the Speicherstadt. Enjoy the photos!

Artistic Engagement in Hamburg

It comes quite often, that I do photo-sessions for couples in the Hafencity Hamburg. I quess I know its every stone already. Therefore it is not always easy to make up something new and look at this location from another point of view. But this couple had already a lot of ideas to share with me, so artistic they were, balancing on the arch of the bridge. I must say it was a big attraction for the tourists, that had their harbor tour :-)

The engagement-shooting was already a lot of fun and I am therefore really looking forward to the wedding. Let us see, if it can surpass it…

International Wedding in Hamburg

At the moment the couple lives in Australia. The bride is from Hamburg and they decided that Hamburg is the best place to marry. The getting ready and the reception took place in an awesome location: The Louis C. Jakob. The wedding ceremony was in the “small Michel“, which is actually not that small. After the ceremony we had a nice photo session in the Jenisch-Park. Please enjoy the photos!

International Wedding at the Suellberg

I always enjoy taking photos on the Suellberg. One knows each other, the location is great and most of the times Michael Graaf is responsible for the decoration with flowers. For me this means, I will have beautiful pictures :) OK, it takes a little bit more: besides my personal effort, a photogenic bridal couple of course.

This, one can truly claim regarding this couple. One coming from Hamburg, the other one from France, are both working at the beautiful Lake Geneva. Alright, enough rambling, please enjoy the following photos :-)