Sometimes, despite your best intentions, things will just go south. Remember this fun summery inspiration board I showed you last week? After multiple reschedules due to the nasty Berlin “rainy season” we were finally looking forward to a sunny afternoon by a nearby lake. By the time we’ve arrived, clouds covered the sky, the beach has closed and raindrops started to fall. We tried to keep our spirits up and ventured out to the nearby park/forrest (with two baskets full of summery/navy props ;)) to take some picures. It´s not the summery/vacationey shoot we´ve planned, but the green of the forrest and the wet grounds gave this shoot a different but not less appealing feel. It was a great prep for fall photoshoots! 😉 The moral of the story as my “friend” Tim Gunn would say: Make it work! 😉
P.S: Isn´t Mici the cutest baby girl you´ve ever seen? She loved sitting in the French basket so much that we could hardly get her out of there! I told her mommy that she was born to be a model… watch out world! 😉
A few weeks ago I’ve showed you part one of the maternity session I shot in Greece and now I’m very excited to present part two to you, featuring some of my favorite images to date. In all fairness it’s probably hard to take a bad picture on a beautiful island like Spetses, especially if I’m photographing such a gorgeous momma-to-be as Nora. Yep, this is definitely one of those situations where I can easily get overexcited! The little walk to the city centre from the Xenon Estate where we stayed, normally takes about 10 minutes, but for us it took…. almost 2 hours! There is just something so magical about this place, we had stop at almost every single door, plant and stick at the side of the road to take a picture. A huge thank you goes out to Nora, who has been such a great sport supporting me with my obsession with the amazing light and colors! I cannot wait to go back to Greece soon, I’d absolutely love to shoot a wedding there some day!
Kati and I used to work together in a karaoke bar in Budapest ages and ages ago. We both moved on with our lives, got serious jobs and found the man of our dreams. Kati’s Herwig is from Austria and they fit like peas in a pod. She is one of the most joyful, happy person I know (with enviable hair :)) and I’m so happy I got to capture their love just weeks before their wedding day. They wanted to have a simple shoot at home, in their own environment and I was more than happy to oblige. We goofed around in their garden, I photographed Kati beating Herwig in backgammon and we even had time to take a few beauty shots of her. Success! 😉
Engagement shots are highly popular in the US, Asia and Australia, but the whole concept is just beginning to spread its wings in Europe. I personally love them! It’s not only a great opportunity to get to know your photographer before the big day, but it is a great chance to be creative and capture some beautiful shots without the stress and business of the wedding day. Thaoski, renowned engagement photography art director says: “Unlike wedding photos, which are designed to capture a special set of rituals and vows, engagement photography has no boundaries. The possibilities are endless. This is your time. And your unique and irresistible love story” and I couldn’t agree with her more. I highly recommend Thaoski’s downloadable, free “The 7 Biggest Mistakes Couples Make With Their Engagement Photography” booklet for anyone considering to invest in engagement shots. She has some great insight and tips for couples on how to get the concept and ideas implemented in a shoot and if you’re on the edge about it, I’m sure she’ll convince you to just go for it. 😉