A spontaneous model call turned int winter-wonderland magic.
A quick look back at the year 2018 and some of the best moments I got to experience.
Getting up at 3am is worth it when a tremendously beautiful Indonesian landscape awaits. Add a crazy-in-love couple and you’ll get magic!
Why I am an advocate for breaking the tradition of seeing yourself for the first time at the ceremony. Toss that idea!
When the bride has time to model for nachos during preparations you know it’s going to be a good one. Check out this fairytale Zurich wedding.
What happens if I can’t make it to your wedding because I got sick a day before? Will you still get beautiful images? (Spoiler: you will)
Maja is a creative entrepreneur who believes in organic flowers. So she decided to set up her flower patch in Zurich and makes the most beautiful bouquets from seasonal and locally grown flowers.
A spontaneous model call turned into a fun-filled afternoon in Zurich with a couple whom I had met a a gorgeous wedding.
When you meet a fellow photographer on a honeymoon-island you obviously do a mutual shoot. And boy, did it turn out wonderful.
An international couple, a dreamy castle and an absolutely crazy and fun party under the stars - this wedding had it all.
If you know me, you know that mountain weddings secretly have my heart. So when Fabienne and Patrick first contaced me and told me they’d be getting married in a tiny chapel they had found while hiking the Swiss Alps, I was already over the moon and couldn’t wait for the day to come. When it did, the weather forecast wasn’t looking too great, unfortunately. We had had an incredible summer so far, it hardly ever rained so obviously we were all hoping for mild weather up in the alps. We didn’t get lucky in that way, but in the end everything turned out perfectly. Or, as the bride put it:
That’s one thing that made this wedding so special: The absolute happiness of everyone involved. There was so much laughter, love and happiness around that it was easy to get lost in the emotion and forget all about the weather. I have so much to tell about this wedding but don’t even know where to start. For one, Fabienne and Patrick decorated the chalet they had booked for the reception with the loveliest details. They scouted for old books, vases and crafted lots of the things themselves. They organized old suitcases to showcase their love of travel and even moved their personal sofa up to the mountains to use it as a backdrop for the photobooth. Everything just fit perfectly into the mountain-surroundings and emphasised the cozy atmosphere of their wedding.
I arrived a little bit before the ceremony to photography the last preparations of the bride before moving over to the chapel for the ceremony. And guys, let me tell you, the mountain chapels are truly wonderful, but oh-so-tiny. They were built to accomodate the people of the town they were in and maybe a few outsiders, too, but usually that means not a lot of space. It wasn’t the smallest chapel I’ve had to photograph in (that was this one), but boy, did I struggle to stay out of the way and not pull too much attention onto myself. Which was pretty much impossible. During ceremonies, I like to keep in the background and let all the focus be on the couple and the celebrant, which is how it should be. But when the only place you can stand in is literally next to the priest, there’s no way to be the unseen photographer. If I had a behind-the-scenes-picture, I’d show it to you. Thankfully, the priest was wonderful about it and I got to capture the ceremony with all it’s beautiful emotions. And I even snuck out of hiding behind a table once to snap a few images from behind the couple. Stealth 50/100, I guess. But it was worth it. My favorite part of the wedding ceremony - except for the second priest constantly mispronouncing Fabienne’s name in a way that made it a male name and the smirks this got from all the guests and the bridal couple - was a song Fabienne and Patrick chose. It had the guests singing only certain parts depending on their gender and standing up while they were singing, while the other gender had to sit down. That really loosened up everyone and made sure they kept warm. I mean having about 50 people constantly moving up and down definitely makes for some fun and relaxed moments. As I said: It was a truly happy wedding.
And it continued on like this: Flower-children who enjoyed throwing confetti, the couple’s surprise at seeing their gift of a home-brewed beer complete with a self-designed wedding-label, nasty-drink-tasting organized by some friends because it used to be a tradition back in the day, pacifier-turning-games, and so much more. Oh, and obviously one of the highlights was also the matching polka-dot-rubber-boots the two had gotten spontaneously (Patrick: “I had to get them from the women’s section because there weren’t any others left”) and which made for great pictures during bridals. Our couple’s shoot was extremely relaxed despite the cold drizzle and while jumping over puddles and scrambling under fences both of them seemed to be really enjoying themselves. And that’s how a wedding should be, after all. Full of laughter and memorable moments for the future. I drove home with the broadest smile that day. Fabienne and Patrick, thank you for having me!
Island-hopping in one of Europe’s most beautiful countries.
This was one of those weddings where I just felt like I was celebrating with friends. Friends who take their wedding party to a shooting range, that is.
Rahel and Adi had an emotional, very laid-back wedding in the woods with their closest friends and family. And they were all put to work when it suddenly started pouring.
A short civil wedding with an incredibly fun couple I hadn’t even known about one day prior to the wedding.
Your wedding day will be an important and memorable day in your lives. So don’t settle for less than what you have always imagined!
A couple’s shoot with two wonderful people who now have to explain to everyone that they’re NOT engaged. They just wanted to have lasting memories of themselves. So great!
It was amazing seeing the love these two have for each other, even after being together for a decade. Also, this shoot was a special honor since Fabio is a great photographer himself.
A glimpse into the one part of the convent where visitors usually aren’t allowed.
Award-winning reportage from a refuge for women who have suffered abuse. (German only)