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10 years Roland Michels wedding photography

More than 300 bridal couples, wonderful weddings, lots of tears of joy, emotions, love. With pleasure I am looking back and don’t want to miss a single minute. Wedding photography is a dream job and returns a lot to yourself. Certainly the addictiveness is very high, one gradually becomes a “emotion junkie” :-) One witnesses all the time those great moments and empathises every wedding. As well you get to know the people, who engage you to capture their big day in photographs, very well. All in all, it is a very personal job. Let’s see what the next ten years will have to offer, I am very curious.

For my jubilee “10 years Roland Michels wedding photography” there will be a lottery every week for the next 10 weeks on my facebook page. Please feel free to participate, share and spread the word.

Wedding Photo Shooting

Kristina and Matthias won the second price on our wedding fair LOVE | Hamburg in January 2014. The price was a shooting made by me. Early in the morning, I met the freshly married couple in a wonderful location called „Speicherstadt“ in Hamburg, Germany. Kristina wore a fancy noni dress and Matthias came a little bit more casual. You can see a few impressions about the shooting here.

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A wedding in the Elblounge

Natalia Cury and me accompanied a beautiful wedding in the Elblounge in Hamburg. This time, Natalie assisted as a second shooter and lots of these photos were taken by her. It really was a like a small meeting between all the wedding obsessed people who I admire. Probably that is the reason why the wedding was so special to me. The wedding plan came from the talented wedding planer Anna Brinkmann, the make up was created by Katharina Jasinski and the beautiful wedding gown was found at Elbbraut. Coinna Lovens from Wertvolle Worte guided the guest with lots of emotions through the lovely ceremony. And the flowers, a ocean of peonies were arranged by Blumen Graaf. In the afternoon DJ Alexander Kruck was in charge of getting the crowd into the right dancing mood.
But enough words, here you can see the pictures!

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Garden Wedding in North Germany

I am always very excited when there is something special to shoot. I already shooted the civil wedding for Tanja and Oliver on Sylt and in the summer time I was able to shoot their great garden wedding as well. As Tanjas parents have a huge garden it was obvious to put a tent in there and celebrate the big day in this location. Friends came with a trailer that Oliver used to get ready for the ceremony. The party after the ceremony was in the garden. Again, I attended this wedding with my talented assistant Natalie, which is why a few of these photos are taken by her (for example the decoration).

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Colorful Socks and Fireworks

The trend to wear colourful socks to an elegant smoking – you can see it everywhere. Originally this trend came from England (like lots of design trends in the male fashion industry). English men wear colored socks to smokings since the twenties. Regarding today’s wedding, the men wore magenta socks to a Brioni Smoking, matching reverse jewelry and weddingbouqets. In the beginning there were a few rain drops, but later it lightened up and we had the best weather for the shooting. We decided for a shooting in the Schanze („Schanzenviertel“). As a wedding photographer you already know all the parks and spots in Hamburg and they are beautiful, but it is always nice to try something different. The fireworks in the evening was the perfect finish for this wedding. I would like to mention that my assistant took some of the photos (church from above, wedding couple in the car, decoration). I also recommend her as a wedding photographer from 2014 on.

Wedding gown: Pronovias
Make-up/Hair: Jan-Mark Heuer

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As a Wedding Photographer at Gut Thansen

Gut Thansen is located just outside Hamburg and offers the opportunity to marry in a beautiful bucolic location. I had the pleasure to accompany Beatrice and Philipp on their most special day which they really enjoyed from beginning until the end. Beatrice make-up was made by Jenny and the matching dress was found at Elbbraut. The ceremony in the church was thrilling thanks to Abla Aloui with a indescribable beautiful voice and Benjamin Fenker. Of course there were a few tears. A big surprise was the unique wedding car waiting in front of the church. Lots of these great pictures were taken by my assistant Natalie Cury, which I really admire.