Monday
Jun172013

Bettina & Marco - Hochzeit in Diesenhofen Switzerland

Last weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Bettina and Marco. These guys have been absolutely great to work with and they really could not have done better with the weather! Sunny, but not to hot - just what the doctor ordered. A good friend of the newly weds performed one of the best Michael Jackson dances I have ever seen. He had the glove and everything - it was truly awesome. I’d like to thank the bride and groom for their hospitality - merci vielmals Bettina & Marco! Gratuliere nochmals! Perfektes Fest!

 

 

Tuesday
May072013

Hochzeit in Winterthur Switzerland

On Saturday I had my first big wedding shoot of the year with Pascale and Michi in Winterthur. We were all a bit nervous about the weather leading up to the weekend - as the forecast in Switzerland did not look good. Thankfully the weather cooperated with us on the big day and we had a blast! Thanks again to the wonderful bride and groom who were a pleasure to work with! Also a big thank you to Carole and Mario for their hard work which made for a very successful event. Vielen Herzlichen Dank für Alles! :-)

Pascale prepares for the big day!

Into the dress!

First look before the ceremony!

Bridal shoot in Winterthur

Bridal Shoot in Winterthur

Bridal shoot in Winterthur

Wedding ceremony in Veltheim, Winterthur.

Mr. and Mrs. exit the church in Veltheim, Winterthur.

Off to the Apero in Veltheim, Winterthur.

Movin’ and Groovin’

Some stylish transport to Brütten.Mario - the Event Maestro!

Words fail me…

Let the good times roll…

Classy dancers. Nice work guys!

Watch your fingers!

Dancing machines!

Tuesday
Sep042012

Wedding in Berner Oberland near Thun

Annie and Alex had a terrific wedding event two weekends ago near the edge of the Thunersee in the Berner Oberland. To say that the area around Thun is a stunning backdrop would be a huge understatement. In a country that’s already spectacular - the area around Thun is a crown jewel. Alex’s family came to Switzerland from Canada for the event, while Annie’s family is located in the area between Bern and Thun. There was a great atmosphere at the wedding and reception at the Park Hotel Oberhofen, and in many ways it reminded me of my own wedding in Eastern Switzerland four years ago. The great family vibes and beautiful surroundings made a great impression on everyone at the wedding. Oh, and some great speeches in the evening, one of which broke out into dancing - with music by the Backstreet Boys blaring through the speakers. It was hilarious.

Monday
Aug062012

Zurich Wedding and Bahnhofstrasse Photo Shoot

Last weekend I had a very unique wedding photography experience. Because wedding days are typically very busy - and the schedule is full of important events, I normally only get about an hour to photograph the bride and groom alone. This usually happens at a location near the ceremony or wedding reception. However, Michelle and Christian wanted to try something different - and wanted to shoot in some less traditional locations before their ceremony. We had help from the bride and groom’s Trauzeugen (best man and maid of honor), who shuttled us around Zurich with expert navigation skills. After a couple of portraits at the Bride and Groom’s home, we jumped into Martin’s van and headed downtown, stopping first to take an ultra-stiff photo with Zurich’s Prime Tower in the background. Our next stop was Paradeplatz right in the middle of downtown Zurich. We waited (as patiently as possible) for trams to pass by in the background as I made a number of long exposures with the camera on a tripod. From there we stopped at a favorite location of mine along Uraniastrasse, and then headed off towards Hardbrücke in search of some colorful graffiti backgrounds. We shot in front of two walls before wrapping up our portrait shoot and heading up to the Hoengg Kirche for the wedding ceremony. All together I think we were shooting and commuting between locations for a little over two hours. The fact that we had extra time and a driver (not to mention a very creative couple) made all the difference on this one. The day continued to go extremely well - and the guests had a great time at Belvoir Park despite some very warm and humid conditions. Many thanks to Michelle and Christian. I really appreciated this unique opportunity. Congratulations to you both!

Monday
Aug062012

Winterthur Wedding at Lindengut Museum, Hotel Bloom and Casino Theatre

Two weekends ago I had the privilege of photographing the wedding of Hilary and Reinhard right here in Winterthur. They picked two of my favorite local venues for their celebration - Hotel Bloom and Casino Theatre, which are both located right in the middle of town. The ceremony took place at the Lindengut Museum where the beautifully decorated walls make for wonderful backgrounds. It was really fun seeing two families (from different countries) come together for this celebration - Hilary’s from the United Kingdom and Reinhard’s from Switzerland. It reminded me very much of my own wedding a few years back. Congratulations to Hilary and Reinhard and their wonderful families!