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The Guidebook | #6 The First Look

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As wedding photographers, we often throw around terms like ‘getting ready‘ and ‘detail shots’, or ‘first look’, ‘first kiss’ and ‘first dance’. As someone who spends a considerable amount of time in an industry focusing solely on weddings, it is easy to forget, that people who are still in the beginning stages of planning their special day may have never heard these terms before. Obviously most of them are easy enough to understand but the one term my clients keep tripping on whenever I mention it in a meeting is the First Look. Continue Reading

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The Guidebook | #5 Hair & Make-up

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When it comes to hair and make-up for your wedding day, you should (as always) consider hiring a professional instead of going to your usual hair dresser next door. Not because they are not awesome in what they do (I am sure they are), but simply because just like with anything else from photographers to florists, there is a difference between hair dresser who ‚take two centimeters off‘ day in and day out and occasionally get to do make-up or an up-do for a ball or prom, and someone who makes a living from only doing hair and make-up for special events like weddings or photoshoots. Continue Reading

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The Guidebook | #4 Getting Ready

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I have said it before, but it bears repeating. Once all the organization and preparation for your wedding is over and done with, I just want you to be able to relax and enjoy your actual wedding day.

In order to ensure a great start to your wedding, don’t overlook the pre-wedding part of the day. Your getting-ready process shouldn’t be a mere afterthought, but a special time for you to enjoy. So to make sure you are not fighting your bridesmaids for a spot in front of the mirror, I have rounded up a couple of tips that should help you make your getting ready process an amazing experience and grant you lovely photos in addition to that. Continue Reading

Portraits

Winter Couple Shoot | Corinna & Stefan

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I have to start this post with a disclaimer. I am huge fan of snow! You know those people who get super annoyed when they see snowy streets or when they have to scrape ice off their windshields? Well that’s definitely not me! I get ridiculously excited about every little snow flake and have been known to jump into my boots at eleven o’clock at night, just to go for a walk in a snow storm. Continue Reading

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The Guidebook | #3 The Engagement Shoot

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The number one thing I wish for my clients on their wedding day is that they can fully relax and enjoy the magic of the day to the max. Obviously things can go wrong no matter how well you plan and organize beforehand, but from where I stand that’s totally fine. At least you’ll have a funny story you can tell over and over again that will make people laugh, right? Continue Reading

Tips & Tricks

My Photo Equipment

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I often get asked by friends and clients what equipment I work with and I get it. If you are just starting out, or if you are interested in buying a new camera, there are a ton of different options, and to be completely honest, I really don’t know much about the technical pros and cons of any given camera modell. I just happened to start out with an old Canon DSLR and have been pretty happy with the brand ever since. So while I can’t provide much insight into what camera brand or modell is the best, I thought I could tell you what I use and some general things I wish I had known, back when I started. Continue Reading

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The Guidebook | #2 Green Wedding

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So before wie dive into the deep end of topics, like why you should definitely book an engagement shooting and what is so lovely about having photos of the getting ready process, I just wanted to throw a thought out there. I assume that since the last installment you thought a little about what you want your wedding to look like, what styles you love and maybe you even already have an idea where you want to get married. Awesome! Today I would like to share another option with you, that maybe hasn’t fully arrived in the wedding blog realm yet. I am talking about having a ‘Green Wedding’. Continue Reading