Successful Participation as a Wedding Photographer in an International Contest

Today it is happening again, the International Society of Wedding Photographers has announced the winners of their fall contest. In the ISPWP a lot of the world’s best wedding photographers are represented. The competition was strong, I really like all the winning photos.

Once again a few of my photos made it into the selection as well, they were even enough to be placed second in the category “pure art”. I am very fortunate and want to thank all my bridal couples, who enabled those photos in the first place. I am very glad about this ending of the season.

Wedding Photography at the Arboretum

Personally I not a big fan of classical wedding portrait photos in a green surrounding, it is not really my kind of wedding photography. This is why I was sceptical at first when I heard that the location “Arboretum” was chosen in addition to the Hamburg harbour. But the Arboretum then turned out as an extraordinary portrait location and the whole day was a lot of fun with Nicole and Carsten.

Wedding at Lake Geneva

Fantastic weather, fantastic location and an photogenic bridal pair. It could have not been more convenient – my “work” as a wedding photographer is more than fun like this. It was not the first time I was taking photos at a wedding at Lake Geneva, in 2007 I have been there too, right next door in Montreux.

The wedding took place in a beautiful little chapel, the free wedding ceremony was very intimate and emotional. For the reception one was invited very rustic to a vineyard with a incredible view at the sea. But see for yourself…

Wedding in the Normandy

As promised, I am now presenting the reportage of the wonderful wedding in France. The preparation took place in Cherbourg and Goubervile. The cilvi wedding was held in Gouberville, in the little Mairie. Afterwards one went to the gorgeous, right next to the sea located church in Barfleur.

Just like South England the whole region reminds one of a Rosamunde Pilcher film (not that I would watch something like that ;-)) The partying then happened in the rebuilt cowshed of the partial refurbished chateau of Crossville.

On the Way as a Wedding Photographer in France

Karlina and André asked me to take photos of their wedding in the Normandy. After I had an engagement photo shooting with the two of them last winter in Luxemburg, in August we now went to the atlantic coast, to Barfleur. They booked a complete reportage and an extra portrait session two days after the wedding, for which we were on the move for about an afternoon.

This was the first time I have visited the Normandy, but I took this great rough landscape into my heart at the first go. Mild climate, wide beaches, lots of nature and a wonderful bridal couple, there was nothing that could have gone wrong. First, I would like to show the photos of the portrait session, the complete reportage I will show in a few days :-)

Successful Participation in the ISPWP Summer Contest

The admission criteria of the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) are known to be extremely high, that is why I was very happy about my admission into the club of the top international wedding photographers in the early summer this year.

A few days ago, while I was in the Normandy (I will show the pictures soon in this blog), I received the notification that some of my photos performed quite well in the ISPWP Summer Contest and that I was one of the top ten winners. I am very happy about the and want to thank again the bridal couples, who made those photos possible.

Most photos, which I submitted were from one the last weddings on Sylt, correspondingly often those photos have won. You can see the photos on the ISPWP website, which is definitely worth a visit anyway, because the colleagues submitted superb photos to the competition!

These are my placings:

2. place, category “First dance“, many thanks to Yvonne and Robert

6. place, category “Bride and Groom Portrait“, many thanks to Ines, Sascha und Muffin for this great day

5. place, category “Venue/Location“, many thanks again to Ines, Sascha and Muffin

4. und 5. place in the category “Movement and Motion” well, what should I say, thanks to Ines, Sascha and Muffin

4. place, category “Wedding Details”, many thank to Nina and John