Verena & Nikolai | Weingut Holler Steiermark

If I should summarize Verena and Nikolai with one sentence it would be: “ work hard, party even harder.”

The wedding took place in the marvelous Holler vineyard close to Slovenian border. The day started in the interestingly equipped chalet. Tell me which guy would not fancy a dancing pole in his bedroom or billiard in his living room. The ceremony took place on the very top of the Weingut Holler, providing picturesque views.

Nikolai totally nailed it, as he composed an own rap and used it during the speech at the dinner. Respect man!

The party was nothing short of legendary. I hope the pictures provide enough evidence of the craziness :-)

Chapeau! It was a great celebration of two wonderful people and their love. Big thanks to family and friends for their positive vibes at the wedding.

Gloria & Marcel | Galopprennbahn Freudenau Prater

Marcel and Gloria are two ultra sympathetic teachers from Vienna. Gloria, as you could have already seen loves horse riding and Marcel is a professional dancer.

They chose a rather atypical but cool wedding venue Galopprennbahn Freudenau, which has a long tradition of horse racing starting already in the 19th century. Hidden in the forests of Wiener Prater, the place discloses atmosphere of the monarchy times. The whole place has a beautiful patina. I am always amazed to find out these fantastic hidden spots here in Vienna. The ceremony took place in the closeby Chapel. Even the kids from school came to congratulate their favorite teachers :-)

It was a very pleasant wedding with great and funny guests. I am very happy that I could be part of it. Thank you and wish the couple all the best.

PS: Do not miss the fireshow at the end of the post!

H&M: Jenny from Feengleich

Lieber Lukas!!! Die Bilder sind gigantisch, wir sind so unglaublich glücklich!!! Vielen vielen Dank für alles!!!
— Gloria & Marcel

Verena & Nikolai | Prater

Verena and Nikolai are just fun, so I couldn't think of any other better location than Wiener Prater at night. I really love when couples are ready to experiment with me. This time we did a night shoot, including light painting and turning rounds on Ringelspiel. We planned to do some other attractions, but our stomachs did not share the same opinion:-) 

Well this is what came out. Fasten up your seatbelts and enjoy the ride :-)

Marina & Kevin | Schloss Pichlarn

I always love to return to the beautiful Styria. Weather is cool and the people are warm.  Marina & Kevin firstly met on the golf pitch in Schloss Pichlarn and decided to marry here as well. Golf is simply the game of their love  :-)

It is amazing to see how much love and adoration the two of them felt for each other.

It was a beautiful wedding, with an amazing couple in a dreamy location. I wish the couple many happy years together and thank you for your warm welcome.

Location: Schloss Pichlarn, Band: Sondercombo, Videographer: Visio Studio

WOW...die Bilder sind einfach traumhaft, du hast die Stimmung und unsere Emotionen sagenhaft festgehalten!! Das sind wundervolle Erinnerungen für uns für die Ewigkeit.
— Marina & Kevin

Horse riding

Das Paarshooting war diesmal ziemlich animalisch. Gloria und Marcel sind große Tierliebhaber und Pferd Günther und Mops Rosie konnten dabei nicht fehlen. Dieses sehr sympathisches Paar heiratet noch diesen Sommer und ich freue mich schon wahnsinnig auf deren Hochzeit. 30 Profitänzer dabei, da bleibt kein Stein auf dem anderen :-)

Iva & Peter | Arche Moorhof

Manchmal muss man sich aus den Augen verlieren, um zu verstehen wie einer dem anderen wichtig ist. Die schöne Hochzeit von Iva und Peter wurde in Arche Moorhof - einem malerischen Gartenkomplex gefeiert. Wunderschönes Wetter, über die Wolken verliebtes Paar und Haufen Freunde die für gute Laune sorgen (und gerne dem Fotografen die Kameras verstecken), was wünscht man sich mehr. Ich wünsche dem Paar schöne Flitterwochen und endlose Kilometer auf dem gemeinsamen Tandem des Lebens. Mann bin ich poetisch heute.

Alexandra + Christian = Noah

You probably know Alexandra and Christian from my blog post about their wedding.  Not even one year later, the fruit of their love - Noah is here with us. He is at least as photogenic as his parents. Don't you think?

This time we shot in Bianco Studio, a beautiful natural light studio close to Hauptbahnhof. It is equipped with stylish shabby furniture and offers stunning light. 

The smell of baby powder and diapers reminded me that pretty soon we will also welcome our new "add-on" to our family :)

Surfing | Maspalomas Gran Canaria

I met Pro Surfing school in Maspalomas, situated in the touristic south of Gran Canaria. Firstly I just wanted to borrow a screwdriver for my drone full of sand, but then we started to talk and following pictures are the result. Kevin is originally dutch, but as many he is living his passion on the waves.

Phototip: I did these pictures using an underwater case DiCaPac WP-S5. You can also get its bigger brother DiCaPac WP-S10, but for cameras like Nikon d750, or d800 I would recommend the smaller one, as it fits tighter. If the case is too big you will always have to hold the front lens of the case to the lens of the camera, in order to avoid vignetting or even seeing the case in the picture. I used it with Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED which is my favourite travel lens as it weighs only 385g and reaches up to 35mm. Together with the d750 it fits almost perfectly into the smaller case. I haven't seen any water drops inside the case or on the camera, so I think it holds the word.

During this shoot I found out that I have lots of water drops collecting on the front lens, distracting my pictures. If you wanna avoid it, lick the lens of the case like 5 minutes before going to the water and let it dry. It helped a lot. 

Handling of the camera is of course not so comfortable but with some training you can zoom in and out, adjust aperture, move your focus point and preview the pictures. This was my setup in the water: aperture priority, f8, ISO 100-200 depending on the clouds, and continuous focus mode.

Get flippers, if you can and be ready to spend most of the time in a washing machine :-) And now let's go surfiiiing!