Winter journal

Where I live, snow is truly unpredictable. One day it feels like winter has arrived, the next day it is gone, melted away into the ground. In the distance I see the mountain tops covered with white layers of snow and I wonder if it really is a matter of a few hundred meters - what defines my concept of winter at the edge of the Bodensee. 

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Colossians 3:14

In a nutshell: this message was what brought this bride and this groom to the church that day. After a series of unexpected events, this "Love" (and I mean God), brought Patty and Florian to the aisle. It was a celebration, not only for their marriage; but one of praise, of thankfulness. 

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Vineyard Wedding

t's ten after nine. There is a dark cloud hoovering over the valley and in the distance, a small gap between the clouds shows a bright blue sky. As we were greeted by the couple at the apartment where they were getting ready, we immediately absorbed the emotions in the air: joy, excitement, love (aww). The bride sat in the living room while the hairstylist carefully curled her hair. The groom offered us a glass of champagne and invited us to toast with him and their best-friends.

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Wedding Favors Inspiration: Coffee!

What to give to your wedding guests as a gift? I know I gave myself a hard time for my own wedding, thinking about what could serve as a long-lasting memory for our guests. I was lacking ideas and I did not want to have custom made skittles. In the end, I came back to the root of inspiration for my wedding: trees.

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A wedding in Italy

I was looking forward to this wedding ever since I wrote it on my calendar. It would be my first time ever in Lake Como; a place that I immediately connected as a travelling magazine destination. As we embarked on our three and a half hour drive down to Italy all I could think about was how I never; in my wildest dreams, ever imagined that one day I would be shooting a wedding in such a dreamy place. 

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