If sun is shining in your face in the morning, the sky is mirroring in the sea and you are pretty sure that it is going to be a great day, you can tell that I am back on the island of Sylt.
Well, the probability that it can be the other way round is pretty high when traveling to Sylt at the end of March. But this day was supposed to be our day – for the wedding couple and for the wedding photographer. For wedding portraits I had these very nice locations in my mind that I have not been to yet neither. For example one of them was next to the old pines even though we had to climb a hillside – but it was worth it. I also had my new 20/1.4 by Sigma with me (Brides, no worries, just keep reading I am switching to Jimmy Choo Shoes soon). My new favorite wedding lens. Very sharp and very good to use even though when the weather is bad.
But as I have promised, let’s switch to Jimmy Choo. Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle ….The shoes were very eye-catching as well as the beautiful gown. In addition to that I was very happy about my nice wedding favor and all the prepared vegan snacks that I really appreciated. 14 hours later full of great impressions I fell totally exhausted on my bed for a short night to head out to the Syltshuttle, lining up with tons of other people that were about to depart in the morning.
Preparation: Arosa List
Makeup: Lisa Schulze-Gabrechten
Civil Registry Ceremony: Altfriesisches Haus, Keitum
Ceremony: Kirche Wenningstedt
Live Music: Oliver Strempler
Oldtimerbus: SVG Busreisen
This is a short throwback to summer. Salty and warm air and my favorite island Sylt. A couple, the lighthouse keeper, his wife, the registrar, the wedding photographer. So less but still so much. A lot of sentiments, intensity, no distraction. Reduced to the most that matters: Love, Togetherness.
Have fun seeking in.
The fact that I am photographing weddings on Sylt quite often is not a secret. The Island is simply beautiful and I dare to claim that there is nearly no other place in the world where on can marry so relaxed.
One reason for this is the beautiful island itself with its impressive landscape and the outstanding locations, like the Breizh and the Stroenholt – where the reception and the party took place – and also the Budersand, a great place to get ready for the wedding day (make up: Twin-Scissors). Another reason is that every guest here is, above all, a holiday maker and is able to enjoy the time around the wedding very well.
The marriage ceremony happened in the branch of the registrar’s office at the museum of local history, between ships in bottles and original figureheads of the old Sylter whaling ships. This wonderful wedding was organized by Anna Brinkmann.
How these two organized their wedding is just great. The civil wedding with just the family on Sylt and then the big event at home in the summer time. As a wedding photographer I accompanied various weddings on Sylt and in Hamburg. Sylt is always a pleasure, especially because of the weather. This march we had every kind of weather, but on Sylt we enjoyed nice sunshine. We used this opportunity for an outdoor shooting and started in Kampen and then we moved into the north, to the Sylter elbow.
The first wedding in 2012, that I am showing, is the second wedding I have photographed this year. The reason for this to be the second one is that the first couple preferred to keep all the photographs for themselves. I offer this option as well, as I respect the wishes of the couple. So here we go with a Sylt-Wedding, in the bright sunshine but bitter 3°C cold with a really hard breeze.
Meanwhile I am Sylt-proved and, as a wedding photographer, I do have clothes for every weather in the trunk. Despite the cold weather, all three of them enjoyed the shooting and I was happy about my seat heating on the way back. Sylt’s landscape is truly unique in every season and any weather, winter or summer.