Sarah and Kiran will have their wedding in the summer time in my hometown Trier. I am delighted to be asked to shoot this wedding. Last week we met to get to know each other for an engagement shooting in Hamburg. An engagement shooting is always a good opportunity if you would like to have some nice pictures of you without the wedding outfits e.g. for the invitations. It is also a good idea if you never did a professional photo shooting before, plus you are able to get to know me better and see how I work.
Where the hell is Aerzen? I don’t know where this place is, at all! OK, let’s google it. It is located just south of Hannover, down the highway 2. A beautiful day and a beautiful location. The birds are singing, it is summer time and after a short ride through the hilly landscape I can see a breathtaking castle. We are in Aerzen, at the castle hotel Muenchhausen. Enough of this beautiful nature, I am here to work. I am wedding photographer, and people marry in Muenchhausen. The best thing about this location is a sweet little chapel where couples can have a casual ceremony. You can see the photos here.
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.
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!
Wonderful weather, beautiful people, cool location, what could go wrong on this day. And nothing went wrong from the morning till the evening. As for the evening, the sky has indulged us with the most beautiful stars, so I could use this time for some wedding and group portraits.
Wonderful Léonie Gené took care of the look of the bride. The main location of the day was Waldhof in Mölln, there was a preparation, dining and party. A very relaxing place, especially for guests with children. The marriage took place in the church of Mölln and then we took our time for the portraits in the surroundings.
Many bridal couples and guests who saw me working as a wedding photographer this year have seen an antique looking camera which I used from time to time. A thing without display and battery, which was the current technique when my father learned how to walk. What I am using is an old polaroid camera, I am using two different models, depending on the light situation.
Every time I pulled a photo directly out of the back of the camera the eyes of the couples became big. The “normal” polaroid, which comes out with a whirring sound out of the front, is known by most people. I am using the “Packfilm”-format, which goes more into the direction of real photos ;-)
This year was a test run, the really positive feedback led to the decision to offer the polaroid-action as a guestbook-option. It an idea for a present for the bridal couple as well as for the wedding guests.
The price will depend on the number of guests and from the chosen guest book. The photographed guest couple will always receive two photos, one to take home and one which they can, together with their wishes for the bridal couple, put in the guestbook.