Looking back at the dear people I was honoured to photograph last year …
Last Summer I photographed such a beautiful wedding in St. Moritz. It was an intimate celebration with closest family and friends. The ceremony was held in my favourite Celerina. San Gian church was delicately decorated with brunches of larch trees that grow in the Engadine forests. So simple and yet so exquisite!
I am still not sure what I love about this wedding the most - the beautiful Hotel des Balances, where Rebecca was getting ready, or her fabulous alabaster skin? Or was it her dreamy shoes and embroidered silky layers of the wedding dress that I was not able to stop taking pictures of? Or her classic hair style that will never go out of style? Or was it the charming smile of the Groom? Well, I guess it was a perfect combination of everything :) (and I could not think of a more stunning venue to register the marriage than the majestic Portraitsaal in the Rathaus of Lucerne!)
Another beautiful wedding that I loved a lot last year ... This lovely couple chose to exchange their wedding vows in Zermatt. They traveled all the way to Switzerland from the USA with family and friends and stayed at Cervo Mountain Boutique, where they planned a beautiful outdoor ceremony with the spectacular view of the iconic Matterhorn. On the morning of the wedding it started to rain cats and dogs, and the Matterhorn, perfectly seen just the day before, was completely covered with grey clouds. The gorgeous flower arch and all the ceremony decor had to be transported to the Ferdinand restaurant. The groom's mother was the Officiant, and the whole ceremony was very personal and emotional for the bride and groom. Despite of the heavy rain we still took outdoor portraits in the nearby meadow, which was actually a fun to do! The newlyweds celebrated well into the night with their guests!
While I am waiting for the films to be developed, I will show you some digital images ...
Hair & Makeup: Viktoria Fornallaz
If you are looking for a place to get married with spectacular scenery, it is difficult to imagine a better country than Switzerland! And if you are looking a place with particular incredible views of the Swiss Alps, go to Engadin. Spending every winter vacation (and sometimes spring/summer/autumn) in Celerina, a picturesque village close to St. Moritz, I was always dreaming to photograph a wedding at its landmark San Gian Church. So you can imagine how happy I was to be able to photograph the wedding of Bianca and Tobias there. The wedding ceremony took place at San Gian, and the celebration was at the stunning "Kronenhof" hotel in Pontresina.
Film processing: Richard Photo Lab
Thaissa & Armando will have a Church ceremony in Brasil next year, this spring they had the civil registration in Zurich.
Walking by the beautifully illuminated Stadthaus (civil registration office) in Basel on Christmas Eve, I realised that I have never been photographing anybody in Basel and I wrote about it in my Instagram wishing myself to have a wedding there...and in about two weeks I got a letter from Qian! :)