ISPWP Wedding Photography Contest Spring 2010

The International Society Of Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) is known for it’s high standards. The IPSWP can count most of the world’s best wedding photographers as it’s members (yes, me too ;-)) and photography contests are held on a regular basis.

I was the first German photographer to be admitted into the ISPWP and since then I participated successfully with rankings in every photography contest. Once more I participated and was able to convince the jury, surprisingly I managed to have three photos from the same marriage ceremony graded by the judges. I was even placed second in the category “bride and groom portrait”, something I am very pleased about.

This Time Sylt in Rainy Weather

One cannot always be favored by fortune: When I left Hamburg it was raining cats and dogs and upon my arrival on Sylt the weather was not much better. One could could come the conclusion that as a wedding photographer from Hamburg I am very well used to rain but in comparison the weather in Hamburg is quite good.

On Sylt it soon became better, at least the rain nearly ended, so that we could take the portrait photos outside. Both Sandra and Harri were very relaxed during their marriage ceremony. They simply rented a cottage for themselves and their guests. In this cottage everyone spent a lot of time together, insofar nobody was bothered by the weather.

The rainy Sylt revealed a lot of new opportunities for me as a photographer. In certain parts the landscape and the weather reminded of Scotland.

Preparation: Kampen, cottage
Marriage ceremony: Gret Palucca

Sylt in the Most Beautiful Weather

End of April I had the pleasure of accompanying a bridal couple on Sylt for two days. On the first day there was the civil wedding ceremony at the museum of local history in Keitum. Previously we used the fine weather for taking some portrait photos.

After the wonderful wedding ceremony Silke von Bremen led us through a tour of the town and and had a story about many of the houses. The day ended in the “Fisch-Fiete” with excellent food. Day two startet with the preparations in Keitum and in Budersand. After an extensive photo session at the beach the party began in the evening at the Stroenholt.

Two long days – the corresponding amount of photos I am presenting now. Have fun watching!

Sun, Beach and Water

Before the new season ring in with new photos, I would like to show some photos from a wedding from last summer. I planned to show them all the time, but somehow something always interfered. Do you recall the news in radio and TV about the ladybugs plague at the Baltic Sea? We have witnessed a little bit (exactly 2 ladybugs :-)) of that and captured it on photo.

The two of them (no, not the ladybugs) were marrying in Luebeck and had the party in the Colombia-Hotel in Luebeck-Travemuende. In between we took the wedding portraits in best beach weather directly at the beach and at the pier. The two somehow even managed to not become wet. As a bonus, on the way back the beach chair lady urged them to sitz in the heart shaped beach chair ;-)

Usually as a wedding photographer I am not such a big fan of excessive kitsch but this time I have made an exception and pulled the trigger of my camera. Evenings Leonard from DJ-Service Hamburg cared for very good entertainment and music. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Engagement Photos in the Snow Flurry

As a wedding photographer I am offering as well photo shootings in order to get to know each other. For this kind of shooting before the wedding there are many names: In the U.S. one calls it engagement shooting and some call it shootings for people in love. The purpose of this photo session is to get simply beautiful pictures which can be used for invitation cards or guestbooks. Some give them away as a present and rejoice others by doing so.

These shootings offer the further advantage of the bridal couple and the weddings photographer getting to know each other, although it does not necessarily require a wedding photographer to take nice pictures for couples.

How does such a shooting take place? Very simple, one arranges to meet and then drives to where it is nice. In this case the winterly harbor was a perfect photo location and we had a lot of fun.

Wedding Photography in Duesseldorf – Fireworks of Colors

As wedding photographer I am quite used to see beautiful dresses all the time but this time the dresses were extremely colorful. The cause for this were the many different cultures of the guests. Besides the colors I was impressed by the bold party mood of the whole wedding party.

Firstly about the wedding ceremony: shortly before the start it began to rain, but that is very secondary on a day like that. In the church it was extremely dark and the pastor had no understanding for wedding photography or video. Therefore the videograph and me were banned to the side, but we still managed to take good photos.

In the evening everyone danced the night away, supported by a awesome singer. The bridal couple booked the photobooth option, the funny pictures that came out of there I will present the next time. Please enjoy the photos!