Photographing couples always creates a tingle in my stomach. It is exciting to photograph a newly in love couple, or one that has been walking together for many years. To put a couple in the light so that the picture looks natural, authentic and unposed is what matters to me.
Natural pair photography is the keyword here. It’s not about working off memorized poses, giving meticulous instructions and almost mechanically shooting the pictures according to "schema F.
It’s much more about capturing emotions, real moments, loving and passionate ones, but also funny ones.
The challenge here lies more with the couple than with me. Coming out like this often requires a bit of convincing at first. Dropping yourself in front of the camera, forgetting the camera for a bit. To fully engage with your partner and the moment needs some time and trust.
We build the trust already in a preliminary conversation. I take time for you and your wishes. During the shoot I always throw in ideas and invite you to try things out so that a natural flow of movement, interaction, love and also passion emerges.
Admittedly, there are always moments when I would like to withdraw, because they are so intimate. There are moments that trigger this special tingling, goose bumps in me, they are the moments that I love so much and why I do what I do.
I want to give you a wonderful memory to look at and revel in. Share these wonderful moments with your friends and family. The very special something would be, if you then your favorite picture can be printed out large. To give your home a personal touch.
The right place for a couple photo shooting
After you have decided on a photographer, the contact is made and the time and date is set ..
… it is necessary to consider where the shooting should take place.
All romantic, or very natural, wild or urban?
Since it should be a memory for life, it may also be a very special place, not necessarily the park or the lake next door. If you are looking for the vastness of the sea, let’s go to the Baltic Sea or the North Sea. The wide Sylt beach or the st. Peter Ording coastline offer a breathtaking backdrop, an exciting sunset and a natural, fragrant breeze in your hair. Are you rather the summit strikers, the Harz, Saxon Switzerland or the Alps let mountain lovers hearts fly higher. One thing such extravagant places have in common is that you often manage to escape prying eyes and find a secluded spot. So nothing stands in the way of a romantic and relaxed mood. I will be happy to accompany you Germany and even Europe-wide, contact me and let’s talk about your desired location and everything else.
Of course there are many great places in and around Hamburg, I know a few in the meantime and am at your side with advice. With Bella& Jannick I was at Bergedorfer Schlossgarten, here you can find romantic, urban and very natural corners, a really great place for a couple photo shoot.
With Hanna& Finn I was in the nature reserve Wittmoor, there are wonderful hiking trails, lush meadows, heaths and a romantic birch forest. A wonderful place for a natural couple shoot.
When love beckons you, follow it, its ways are also hard and steep. And when her wings enfold you, give yourself to her, even if the sword hidden under the feathers can wound you. And when she speaks to you, believe in her, even if her voice can shatter your dreams like the north wind devastates the garden. For as love crowns you, it crucifies you. The way it makes you grow, it prunes you. As it ascends to your heights and caresses the tenderest branches trembling in the sun, it descends to your roots and shakes them in their earthiness. Like sheaves of grain she gathers you around her. She drums you to make you naked. It sifts you to free you from your chaff. She’ll grind you till you’re white. She kneads you until you are supple; And then she consecrates you to her holy fire, That you may become holy bread for God’s holy banquet. Love will do all this with you, so that you get to know the secrets of your heart and in this knowledge become a part of the heart of life. But if in your fear you seek only the peace and pleasure of love, then it is better for you to cover your nakedness and walk off the threshing floor of love. To the world without seasons, where you will laugh, but not all your laughter, and cry, but not all your tears. Love gives nothing but itself and takes nothing but from itself. Love does not possess, nor can it be possessed; For love is sufficient for love. And do not think you can direct the course of love, for love, if it deems you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other wish than to be fulfilled. But if you love and must have wishes, you shall wish for this: To melt and be like a babbling brook singing its melody of the night. Know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully. To awake at dawn with a quickened heart and give thanks for another day of loving; To rest at midday and ponder the rapture of love; To return home in the evening with gratitude; And then to fall asleep with a prayer for your beloved in your heart and a song of praise on your lips.
Khalil Gibran (* 06.01.1883,† 10.04.1931)
The outfit question | What to wear?
On the subject of outfits, I have already written a blog article in the context of "family shooting", feel free to look there. Basically the same applies as there; Find harmonious, coordinated colors and fabrics. Definitely clothes you feel comfortable in and that don’t dress you up. Natural couple, as well as in general authentic photography presupposes this. In the example of Bella& Jannick you can see what effect it has when the colors are coherent, match each other, maybe even blend into the environment. But also contrasts generate tension, create at the same time closeness and the necessary demarcation as further down well comes across.