Timon + Ursula | Engagement

I had the privilege of shooting my first couple of 2012! Timon & Ursula, you two look radiant together and bring so much life to those around you. Your obvious love for each other will keep you young and silly all through the wrinkles. I hope you enjoy these shots as much as I do!

Ruth + Stefan | Wedding

After a very busy two weeks, I am so excited to blog this very special couple who married September 3 in Diessenhofen at the Gasthaus Schupfen. I wasn’t anticipating rain, but I was prepared for it even though not a drop fell the entire day. The weather was amazing actually. Light and love everywhere.

Stefan waited patiently for his “first look” with Ruth beneath the sun-soaked leaves at romantic Schloss Hegi. Ruth looked so gorgeous even I was nervous for him. I actually had butterflies in my stomach. I kept thinking, “Why am I so excited???” Then I knew. I’m always reminded of my own marriage jitters and how beautiful the whole process is.

Swiss folk were floating in their tubes and rafts, watching with curious eyes at the current took them by, while Stefan and his beautiful lady Ruth married on a covered platform overlooking the River Rhein. I enjoyed the wedding so.darn.much. I didn’t want it to be over.

Ruth and Stefan, may your years be full to the brim with love for life and one another. Thank you for allowing me to be part of such a tremendous day.

Jonathan + Manuela | Part Two

Weeping willows by the River Rhein, perfect high 70’s weather with a sunshine and a light breeze… laughter and happy tears… sacred love…all in one glorious day. Manuela was a relaxed and elegant bride from the first application of eyeliner to the bouquet-toss at the reception. They had no idea what was planned for the day after the ceremony, so it was exciting to watch them see what their maid of honor and best man had planned. In the late afternoon, we all piled in for boat ride up the Rhein with the entire wedding party. It relaxing and certainly enjoyable for me, someone who loves anything to do with water. I had to remind myself that I was actually working!

We had special permission to shoot the bride and grooms’ romantic shots in what I thought looked like a secret garden tucked away in the city of Schaffhausen. The light was perfect, and so were my lovely subjects, so in turn the photos are some of my favorites from the entire day.

Jonathan and Manuela, may you both live a rich, love-filled life that grows deeper each day together. Thank you for letting us be a part of such a momentous day.

Beat + Sonja | Wedding

2011 is proving to be an exciting year for my photography-life (a new word inspired by words like love-life and spiritual-life, etc.) Sonja and Beat’s wedding was especially lovely on so many levels. What I mean is the power of the bond between these two people made it obvious that capturing their affections on camera would be no problem.  I loved watching the love and respect they both had for their parents while the day progressed, both cherishable and rare gifts. Sonja was all smiles while Beat had a stomach full of butterflies.

They met on a sailboat, and last Saturday in the small mountain town of Bergün, Beat & Sonja committed their love to one another in front of a quaint gathering of friends and family. The apero and dinner took place at the historic “Jugendstil” hotel Kurhaus Bergün. (Art Nouveau in English) I’ve said many times that I am a perpetual lover of weddings, and once again I was blessed to walk away from the wedding feeling like I’ve taken a piece of that Love home with me.

I should also note that this first image design was inspired by the talented Stephanie Williams of Stephanie Williams Photography, specifically her RUCHE Spring lookbook.

Hair & Makeup: Roberto Giulio http://www.robertohairbeauty.ch

Flowers: Rebekka Ackermann of “Blumen Lotus” Wettswil

Beats suit: Sunitasuits http://www.sunitasuits.ch

Sonja’s gown: Sporer Brautmode, Winterthur

Catering: Kurhaus Bergün

Beat + Sonja | Pure Romance

This couple is beyond words, and so was this photo session. Their adoration for each other made my job very easy as we embarked into temperatures that never rose above 0 degrees Celsius. These two were troppers! My fingers were freezing off, yet they kept smiling and kissing and charming the camera. It is with great joy that I announce my accompaniment to their wedding in Bergün in two weeks.