Other questions that you sometimes ask

Will you publish my pictures?

I may use your pictures for publication on my photography website and Instagram. If you want to keep your pictures private, 20 % additional fee will apply. Though I don’t publish even a half of the weddings I shot on the website, I still prefer to know that I can use your pictures (it gives an additional drive to a photographer, no artist likes the idea that his work will be somewhere hidden :) By “using” I mean that I will happily display them with pride in my online portfolio for couples that like you, are in search for a wedding photographer, whose work resonates in their hearts. (for me it’s like putting the images in frames and hanging them on the walls! :) I am always happy to come to a compromise and show only those pictures that you previously have approved.

Do you offer hourly wedding coverage or only packages?

In my photography pricing guide I prepared example collections based on hourly coverage. You can hire me starting at 2 hours. As every wedding and couple is unique, I will be happy to make a custom offer based on your needs. Write me please about yourself, your wedding and what you are looking for, and I will come back to you with the offer very soon.

How many images will we get?

I prefer quality over quantity, but I am always attracted by something that is so special at this (or that) very moment, so in the end I do photograph a lot. It’s difficult to give a particular number, you can estimate 50-200 pictures per hour, depending on weather, number of locations and people willing to be photographed!

Can we get pictures in RAW format?

No, they are so heavy, the process of saving raw images will be too slow and complicated, I would prefer to spend this time on something that makes more sense.

Can we select the pictures that we want to be edited?

Theoretically yes, but practically? You will need to come to my place for a couple of hours at least, to look through your wedding pictures. Isn’t it better to have them delivered to you all nicely edited? :)

When is the best time to book?

As most weddings happen on Saturdays, the dates tend to be booked out quickly. I would recommend to reserve the date 6-12 months in advance. Being a person that makes decision in the last moment myself, I understand that there are a lot of people like me in the world. If you read this with wedding plans in the upcoming two months, do not hesitate to send me a message, some days are being kept asked by couples again and again and some are just waiting for you! :) Having a wedding on a different day than Saturday, gives you more freedom in terms of getting the location and photographer you wish.

What is your strongest point?

I think, finding beauty in literally everything around us and being able to show it in the pictures.

What is your weakest point?

I tend to spend too much time on editing the pictures, overthinking the colour nuances, and as I don’t like strong contrasts and filters, I don’t think that people even notice the difference (it’s also one of the reasons, why I love film photography - I simply do not need to change the colours, the scans will arrive perfectly balanced)

Do you require meals during our wedding?

If it’s not a long wedding, I like not to eat at all using it as an opportunity to lose weight :) If it’s a full day wedding, I will appreciate to have some food and water. Thank you for asking!

We are afraid it will be rainy on our wedding day …

Yes, it’s a possibility :) but you should not be afraid of it. Clouds is the best scenario for wedding photography, they act as a huge soft diffuser that takes away harsh and contrasty shadows from people’s shadows. Rain will create atmospheric and moody pictures.

how can we make wedding pictures look nicer ... // a piece of advice for the bride and groom

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pictures are from Pinterest

Wedding photography is a mixture of documentary and editorial approaches, when most pictures are taken spontaneously (except for the formal portraits), but in the most beautiful reality. Even if you don't hire wedding designers and stylists, lots of thought will be put into every little detail how to make your wedding a beautiful and at the same time meaningful event that will reflect of who you are as a couple. There are still some things, often overlooked, that can, from my point of view, either spoil or make the pictures outstanding. First of all, let's think, what do we love about pictures?

Emotions

Your wedding day will be full of them, so we don't need to worry here. (Speaking about emotions and ways of expressing them ... some makeup and hair stylists aim at making your wedding looks last forever ... despite of possible tears :) ... adding lots of long-lasting makeup and hair sprays, I would recommend to avoid it, except maybe for a waterproof mascara. Don't forget that this is the day on which you want to look the most beautiful in the most natural sense.

Composition

This is the task of the wedding photographer, who will frame the pictures nicely intuitively, as everything will happen quickly with no time to think how to apply the composition rules. Trust your photographer (and hire the one, whose style and aesthetics views inspire you).

Location

Every wedding location, being it a historic church or a villa at the lake, has its own special beautiful features, make them present in the whole concept of your wedding, use them. While selecting the venues, think also of the wedding timeline, make sure that the open air ceremony is not held at midday when sun is at its highest point thus creating strong contrast and shadows.

Details

Weddings are all about details, it might be a veil or antique brooch that has been in the family for generations, elements of the cake decor, flower girl accessoires - there is always something special. And this is what transforms a nice event into an unforgettable one.  Add special touches to show your own personal wedding style. Pick songs for the ceremony that are meaningful for you, write your own wedding vows, make the menu based on your favourite food. Rent a beautiful oldtimer or a boat and decorate with flowers (and "Just married" sign! :). Decorate your exit from the church (civil registration office, etc) with flower confetti - there is no more beautiful way to make your ceremony pictures unforgettable than the shower of gorgeous flower petals, they are extremely photogenic! Repetition is key in creating a cohesive design, even a few properly placed items, in perfectly repetitive harmony, can make a huge visual impact.

Stationary

When it comes to invitations and other wedding paper goods, less is really more, don't make it look complicated, try to not incorporate too many details into the design. I can highly recommend you Letterpress Manufaktur MiliaInk https://www.instagram.com/milia_ink/

Milia Ink Design http://miliaink.com

Milia Ink Design http://miliaink.com

Please, please don't forget to indicate in your invitations the dress-code: "white-tie", "black-tie", "festive attire", "festlich elegant". Don't be shy to ask your guests to dress up, it's just a formality (though tuxedos, floor-length evening gowns or festive cocktail dresses will definitely do give a nice flair to the pictures!)

Flowers

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Add personal touches to your flowers - whether it's the feeling of your childhood home or a place you stayed and loved - jasmine vines, garden roses, the lilac in your schoolyard or clematis in the grandmother's garden. Loose shapes and soft feminine colours tied with velvet ribbon for a soft touch.

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Getting ready 

The most important thing is you look like yourself, let the beauty you possess shine through by highlighting your best features. Avoid trying a completely different look or heavier makeup, keep it simple. Some muah artists think of weddings as long hours performances and prepare the brides like actresses for the stage - lots of long holding hairsprays, several layers of waterproof foundations and heavy eyelashes - so that a person sitting in the last raw in the church will be able to see you ... what about the person who will spend this Day closest to you, will he enjoy this dramatic appearnce? :)

Bride's dressing room can be a part of the hotel or your home. It certainly always helps if the room is beautiful in terms of interior and light, but in any case I would recommend to remove everything that clutters the space - unnecessary pieces of furniture, clothes and hangers, empty bags etc. The wedding dress deserves its own portrait as well as the shoes, the rings and the flowers (ask the florist to send all your wedding flowers to you in the morning), put aside the wedding invitations. I will take pictures of these beautiful details, have some shots of you and your bridesmaids doing your hair and makeup and document the whole atmosphere of the getting ready time, with all the family and close friends, who either with you in the room the whole time or visit you from time to time in anticipation of the coming ceremony.

During the preparation, there should be also some time dedicated just for you alone. How often do you hire a hair stylist, a makeup artist and a photographer? Even if you are shy in front of the camera, just trust the professionals and you will see beautiful portraits of yourself afterwards. For the boudoir shots I would recommend to have an "in-between" version of hair and makeup.

 

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pictures are taken from Pinterest

After taking boudoir shots, I will go to the Groom's dressing room and then come back to the Bride to document the moment of putting on the dress. I would recommend to ask your mom or bridesmaids (with the hair done and dressed beforehand) to participate in this shot.

Civil wedding ceremony

Choose an alternative place to register your marriage, there are lots of stunning authentic locations that will make you feel a part of Swiss history. 

The Zunfthaus zur Waag (the guild house of linen weavers) built in 1287 is one of four licensed wedding venues in Zurich. You can set your wedding date and make a booking at the Registry Office, Zurich Town Hall. 

 

Portraitsaal in Rathaus of Lucerne is one of the most beautiful places to register the marriage in the whole Switzerland. 

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Outdoor celebration

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pictures are taken from Pinterest

Outdoor weddings always have a very special ambience. They are beautifully intimate with warm and welcoming feel, they are about bringing your favourite people, sharing your favourite food and celebrating till the dawn under fabulous lanterns. Think of a big farm table adorned with rustic benches, beautiful fabric, antique cutlery, a handwritten or letter-pressed menu, timeless place-card holders that will rise the style.

Indoor celebration

Sometimes you hardly have freedom to express yourself celebrating indoors, you can do something about flower arrangements, chairs perhaps and paper goods (menus and escort cards), the chairs can transform the whole look of the space into something elegant and refined. Match your chair treatments to your wedding style. Consider decorating hairbacks with flowers.

to be continued ...

Trendy and Minimalist weddings

Despite some kind of traditions, not every couple strives for inviting dozens of guests or only intimate friends to an over-the-top wedding show. In case you are a bride who dreams of a careless wedding planning which doesn`t take a lot of time (though the celebration will be elegant, up-to-date and chic), it makes sense reflecting on the minimalist trend.

The minimalist way of life is all about living a clutter-free life, possessing only those things which are significant and useful to you. That is the major reason why the minimalist weddings we may know and actually desire are described as modest, with clean decor and an impeccable atmosphere which concentrates on plainness. For you to be prepared, we’ve assembled 5 ideas for a minimalist wedding which will cover the majority of the details of the whole wedding theme styling.

1. Wedding Invitations

Every couple is aware of that wedding cards are of utmost importance for the earliest positive emotions you`ll get from the guests. There is no necessity for a pretentious presentation. First and foremost, introduce guests to the wedding theme by persisting in being classic. For instance, use only a handwritten stationery suite of one colour.

2. Natural Table Settings

Remember that the minimalist way of living suggests us making good use of space. Thereby make it possible for guests to sit at longer tables so that you will avoid a constrained atmosphere. Neatly decorate tables with white linen and geometrical crockery.

3. Industrial Minimalist Centrepieces

Designers recommend couples to try out different themes. For example, industrial minimalism lets out gentle country accents, while still caring for the modernity of your minimalist wedding.

4. Wedding Cake

Although several years ago a classic all-white wedding cake may seem too plain and even old-fashioned, nowadays it`s a great trend in the minimalistic wedding world. New techniques and cake-decoration stuff are exquisite. What is more, for styling purposes, concentrate on where and how the cake stands instead of trying your best to find lots of unnecessary decorations. One can just attach several dried leaves for a tone of colour.

5. Food and drink stations

You`d better focus on the presentation of the dishes you`d chosen rather than the decor. Uncomplicated adornments such as plants are the ideal organic embellishment.

Insider information on family activities in Zurich, Switzerland // Destination Family photographer in Zurich, Switzerland

Switzerland is such a nice place for unforgettable family vacations. The country can be considered to be a giant playground with museums, parks, water-based attractions, themed trails educating in a playful way, toboggan runs and hanging bridges for outdoor thrills. It is a perfect place to spend your family holiday. 

Travelling is the time of joy. Everybody wants to have magnificent photos of the journeys in order to remember the time of delight forever, that's why consider investing in a family photo session with a professional family photographer. Family photographer in Zurich will catch the most significant moments of your holiday. Happy smiles, spontaneous actions, stunning places, and loving eyes - all of these moments will be captured by the professional photographer. All you will need to do - is just to remain yourself and to spend the best days of your life at ease. As I am always saying, the best way to take pictures is spontaneously but in a prepared reality. When your children are happy and enjoy themselves a lot, the backdrop is stunning, then everything is ideal for the successful photo shoot.

 

Here are my favourite places to spend time with children and take awesome pictures:

Summer

Zurich Lake is great for swimming, there are a lot of beautiful and nicely equipped public swimming areas, called Badis. If you travel with children, you must visit Strandbad Mythenquai. It's forbidden to take pictures in public swimming recreation zones, but if we just step aside to for a mini photo session, we will enjoy the best natural background!

Another favourite activity of mine and my children's is renting a "pedalo" (water bike), what could be better than a little adventure and a swim in a refreshing water!

Take a boat trip of the Lake of Zurich or rent a bike (Zurich offers free bikes to rent by the way) to explore the city.

Autumn

Autumn in Zurich is usually a mild season with beautiful light and colours of the trees. It's a wonderful time to go to the mountains. If you don't have much time, just visit Jucker Farm in Jona to see pumpkins of all possible sizes and colours, or hike to Uetliberg.

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Winter

Exploring Zurich during Christmas time is an unforgettable experience! I would recommend to start the morning with a merry-go-round at Christmas Village in Sechseläutenplatz near the Opera House, while there are not so many people (this place is so great for the family photo session as well!), and finish the day enjoying Christmas atmosphere of Conelli Circus at Bürkliplatz.

What else you need to do:

  • Take a ride on Märlitram or Honold Chocolate Tram 
  • Visit Lindt chocolate factory (it's advisable to buy the tickets beforehand)
  • Go to the Zurich Opera
  • Go ice-skating 
  • Watch the lighting of the Lucy lights on the Bahnhofstrasse
  • Eat lots of fondue and drink hot chocolate!

Spring

Zurich is incredibly beautiful in Spring. The cherry trees are blossoming, then come magnolias... The one-of-a-kind to see in Switzerland is to go to Kids' parade during Sechseläuten, a traditional Spring holiday in Zürich. You will see lots of cutest costumes and beautiful flowers. Take a boat trip, visit China Garden and Rietberg Museum, buy the tickets to Zirkus Knie at Sechseläutenplatz.

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Visit Lindt chocolate factory to make your own chocolate Easter bunnies (it's advisable to buy the tickets beforehand)

All-year-around activities

Explore local museums and art galleries - Kunsthaus, Landesmuseum, Rietberg Museum (the parks around the last two ones are great for taking pictures!), FIFA museum, Zurich Zoo (don't forget to visit Masoala, the Zurich Jungle in the Zoo), go to Rapperswil and visit Knie Zoo.

Social media to inspire

You want your wedding day to be perfect: an exciting, romantic, beautiful event that you and your guests will remember for years to come. Your wedding is your day to shine, and you wouldn't want to look anything less than sensational. Which dress to choose, flowers, shoes, what kind of make up and hair style... Finding answers to these questions can be exciting but daunting at the same time. There are tons of fashion magazines, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. You will enjoy the fun of looking through the latest magazines, watching fashion channels, searching wedding and fashion blogs. You can be inspired by old Hollywood movies or celebrity weddings.

Here, I made a selection of my favourite social media things, some of which might be new and interesting for you.

 

I'll start with Instagram accounts (every name is clickable)

Instagram of my favourite blog

The Lane

 

My favourite photographers (they work with the best existing wedding stylists, designers and planners, and therefore great for finding inspiration not only because of their exceptional photography skills! I also want to attract your attention that both of them are film photographers)

Jose Villa

Elizabeth Messina

 

Two Spanish Instagram accounts that I discovered recently (I wish that all the guests that will be attending your wedding took their outfits inspiration here, totally "picture perfect" dress-code!)

https://www.instagram.com/whiteveils/

https://www.instagram.com/buganviliaevents/

 

Wedding designer

Joy Proctor

 

and the classics of wedding blogs

Style Me Pretty

 

Wedding style inspiration blogs 

https://www.oncewed.com

http://thelane.com

(they are both great, Oncewed is more about natural, quiet and organic beauty, The Lane is more edgy, raw and wilder elegance)

 

Pinterest

https://www.pinterest.com/oksanabernold/weddings/

https://www.pinterest.com/oksanabernold/allthingsbeautiful/

 

Huge collection of everything wedding  - wedding dresses, rings, food & drinks, veils & hairpieces, bridal jewelry, bouquets &  boutonnieres

https://www.pinterest.com/oncewed/

https://www.pinterest.com/the_lane

Pre-wedding pictures in Switzerland // Love story in Switzerland // anniversary portraits in Switzerland

The great thing about being a photographer is the possibility to meet people from the whole world and tell the story of their love. This year I had a pleasure to photograph couples and families with children from Asia, Australia, Middle East, Russia and the USA. If you are planning to have a destination wedding or an elopement in beautiful Switzerland wonderland, don't hesitate to write me! I love the idea of a romantic couple photo session -  pre-wedding pictures, portraits taken during your honeymoon or just a walk in the stunning Swiss Alps ... anything, I am at your disposal!

Minnie and William live in Hong Kong and love to travel, it was so nice to explore Switzerland together and visit these romantic locations - Château Gütsch, Meggenhorn Castle, Interlaken and around.

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Anniversary photo shootings and pre-wedding photo sessions in Switzerland are getting more and more popular. Couples from Asia, USA, Australia come to Switzerland attracted by its stunning scenery. There are so many wonderful places, where your photo shoot can happen - Lucerne area, Interlaken, Thun, Grindelwald, the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Engadin to mention just a few. As your destination Switzerland based photographer, I will help you to plan your visit, will give recommendations regarding hotels, hair and make up artist, will arrange flowers and lovely details that will make our pre wedding or anniversary pictures more special and will even drive you, if several locations are planned for the photo shoot. 

 

Your destination photographer in Switzerland

Switzerland may seem to be a small country, but its wonderful mountains and lakes, fabulous old castles, great Alpine courses, rattling waterfalls, well-preserved medieval towns, and the highest quality hotel complexes attract visitors from all over the world, millions of people travel to Switzerland to enjoy its beauty and attractions. 

Some people collect souvenirs while they are travelling, but still, most of us or even each and every one of us prefers to collect photos of the places where we have been. Photos are like the freezing memories which enable us to take a time machine and come back to some magnificent places we will never forget.

Thus and so, how to make amazing photos when you travel around Switzerland? How to preserve your memorable moments for the whole life?

Choose a Photographer

Nowadays most people have cameras or phones with cameras. Taking a photo seems to be an easy thing. But it is absolutely not true. Catching the light, emotions and gestures in that one important moment is a difficult task which requires the help of a professional. The proficient photographer in Switzerland will help you to save your memories with no additional efforts from your side. Just choose a place you want to remember and call a photographer who will do all creative work for you.

Choose a Place

Since Switzerland has one of the best public transportation systems in the world, you can travel freely in the country and see as many places as you desire. The country is full of nature and architecture treasures. Just in Zurich alone, you can find numerous art galleries and museums, eye-catching architecture that combines both the old and new styles. If you prefer something more active than just enjoying the beauty of the city, you can swim in the clean waters of Lake Zurich or hike through nearby Uetliberg Mountain. There are also many other beautiful places such as Minster of Our Lady church, Old Town, Great Minster church, Bahnhofstrasse (if you want to go shopping) and the Zoo Zurich with rare animals.

Anniversary and pre-wedding portraits in Switzerland

Anniversary photo shootings and pre-wedding photo sessions in Switzerland are getting more and more popular. Couples from Asia, USA, Australia come to Switzerland attracted by its stunning scenery. There are so many wonderful places, where your photo shoot can happen - Lucerne area, Interlaken, Thun, Grindelwald, the Lauterbrunnen Valley, Engadin to mention just a few. As your destination Switzerland based photographer, I will help you to plan your visit, will give recommendations regarding hotels, hair and make up artist, will arrange flowers and lovely details that will make our pre wedding or anniversary pictures more special and will even drive you, if several locations are planned for the photo shoot.

Photographer in Zurich

Photographer in Zurich will solve your problems and save your time by taking photos of you and your family while you are having fun. Don't hesitate to tell what you really want, what kind of photos you would like to get, and what you expect to see as the final result. Your photographer in Zurich and the whole Switzerland is the perfect insider information source, who will help you to plan and implement unforgettable experience (plus you will get tangible memories once you are back home).

You will be pleasantly surprised to see that all your wishes will be totally fulfilled.

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Some thoughts on photography services available in Switzerland

You may spent months preparing for your wedding, but the day itself will pass in a heartbeat. You will be able to re-live the joy and romance of it by looking through your wedding album. So don't take chances with your wedding photographer. You need a professional, whose work you admire, who understands your vision and whose style reflects your own. 

·       Expertise & style

 You may be searching for a wedding photographer for your wedding that will take place in Switzerland or a professional in destination weddings that will come to the place of your choice, or if you are looking for a family in-home session or for a studio staged photo shoot – in any case, I would recommend to choose a photographer, who is experienced in the area and, what is even more important, whose style resonates with your personality. Photographer’s portfolio speaks better than all the words about the style and expertise, so spend some significant time looking through the pictures. Photographers are creative people and happy to experiment, but even trying something new we will stay true to our personal taste and style. 

·       Packages & hidden costs

Most photographers offer a selection of packages. Packages may vary in coverage, number of photos edited, number of images printed, quality of printed pictures and photo albums, etc. So, before making a decision, be sure to find out what is included in a package and which services are available at extra cost. Check for hidden costs, you may be surprised, but sometimes family and portrait photo packages don’t include digital images, the price of a photo session covers just time and talent of the photographer, while products, either digital files or prints, are purchased separately. It's important that right from the beginning you are absolutely clear on how you are being charged, ask your prospective photographer what their policy is. All my collections include full-resolution digital images with a release for personal use (sharing, printing and posting on social media). If you need the pictures for commercial use, please contact me first. Photographers often use password-protected online galleries that are very convenient for displaying  pictures from the wedding celebration/photo shoot. I would also recommend to check, if you or your guests will have to pay additionally to be able to download the pictures and how much. The nice thing about the online galleries is that you as a wedding couple or family on the portraits can regulate who may have the access to the pictures as well as which exactly pictures you want to have accessible.  

·       Duration of a photo session & coverage

The duration of time when the pictures are taken is certainly a very important factor. Don’t fall for longer coverage all other things being equal, except price, while choosing a family photographer – you don’t need 3 hours of a family photo shoot, since your children will be not willing to cooperate after certain time. At the same time, don't expect a variety of pictures, if you book a one hour photo shoot at one location. As my experience shows, 2 hours is the ideal time, we will be able to change the outfits as well as locations. Regarding wedding photography, you do need at least 6-hour coverage for a wedding session and even more, if you want to have the memories of the different stages of the day. We are all different, think what will have more value for you - portraits of you while getting ready, pictures of your dress, shoes, rings and flower bouquet or rather shots from the dancing floor? Formal portraits of the guests are regarded to be essential part of the wedding photo coverage, but are these pictures really so necessary? Why not to limit the formal group pictures to maximum 1-2 and better assign one hour to couple portraits? If you plan your photographer to be present at the Apero, ask her (or ok, him :) to make portraits of the guests (couples, separate small groups of friends), this will be a nicer memory from the artistic point of view! :)

You can’t get what you want until you know exactly what you are searching for, right? :) So be specific. Also, be prepared to ask right questions for getting comprehensive answers that will help you choose the best photographer for your needs.

Family Photo Shoot in Switzerland: How to Get Prepared?

What do you feel when looking through family photo albums? A blend of sweet nostalgia, gentle sadness and warmth of memories... Family photos seal the most important moments, significant events and small life pleasures in our memory. That’s why family photography is one of the most vibrant types of sessions though featuring some peculiarities. When being with close people, we experience the most sincere and warm emotions, which can turn the pictures to real magic – and a professional family photographer in Switzerland just has to create an appropriate atmosphere, add some entourage and capture right moments.

But how to achieve this in the real world? Any family photographer in Zurich will tell you that a successful photo shoot is a result of photographer and models’ joint work. The process begins long before a photo shoot, when you discuss and search for places, ideas, clothes and other details. But when the big day comes, try to follow these simple recommendations:

Have a good sleep, relax and eat well. These are the key factors for matching with "a sound mind in a sound body" rule, which is especially true for families with small children. Even if you plan to arrange a kind of picnic in the process of shooting, have a snack prior to the photo session.

If your family photographer in Zurich offers to choose morning or evening time for your photo session, consider his opinion - natural light is the most favorable during these hours for shooting outdoor. Besides, your younger kids will be full of energy after a night sleep or nap.

Manage your time. Often, mothers are so engaged in getting the whole family ready for a session, that they have no time left for their own hairstyle and makeup. Don’t try to put this away for later, as at the last moment some emergencies may happen preventing mother from brushing up. Make sure that you have enough time for yourself, since mother is usually the glue of the family.

Take some time to cheer up a daddy. As an experienced family photographer in Switzerland, I learnt that in most cases the initiative of arranging a family photo shoot belongs to a wife and mother, while men tend to take such ideas with suspicion. Do try to convince your spouse and father that for a successful family photo shoot you need more that just his presence, but his love, support and an ingenuous smile :)

Best Wedding Invitation Ideas

Best Wedding Invitation Ideas

A wedding is accepted to be one of the most decisive and indispensable days during the whole life for a couple. It consists of many details. The wedding stationery sets the stage for a lot of components of the couple`s great day. First of all, these are style and the theme. In this context, it’s indispensable to ascertain that such elements are as remarkable as possible.

After nailing the impeccable invitation phrasing, it’s time to assure you have the appropriate design to fit. Beyond doubt, remember the theme you`d chosen, however, try to think outside the box and select a styling which expresses your inner world ideally. Eventually, there is only one chance to make the first impression. Surprise the guests with one of the marvellous wedding invitation ideas below.

1. Stay minimalistic

Both a trend and a comfortable way of arranging the wedding is elegant minimalism in everything. No need to overreach your wedding invitations with deliberate details. Keep it minimalistic and simple by concentrating on a monochrome design that provides you with charming typography.

2. Draw Your Love

One of the most delightful things for guests to receive is an individual illustration of you and your partner on your wedding invitations. This way the quests may feel cohesion with the couple. From plain vectors to hand-drawn sketches, pick an illustration design which portrays you as a future family.

3. Express it with flowers

It cannot be denied that flowers are an element of the wedding decoration which never goes out of style, regardless of the season you`re becoming a husband and a wife. Anytime a classy choice, adorn the invitation cards with sophisticated floral ornaments.

4. Share a feeling of tropical vibes

Impart your wedding stationery the tropic spirit of the rainforest. This way is perfect for those brides who strives a seaside or outdoor reception. Think of including different rather minimalistic greens and plants in the design to make it clear for the guests what your wedding theme is going to look like.

5. ‘Tag’ your guests

Instead of sending out invites that will just end off getting kept in reserve or thrown away, attempt to create the invitation your family members and intimate friends will be able to reuse. These may be luggage tags or other exciting interpretation of typical invitations.

Wedding Trends in Switzerland

Switzerland is an exceptional country with stunning nature and charming architecture. Every couple would be really happy to arrange a marriage in this land. What are the most popular wedding trends in Switzerland? This article will give you all the necessary information you need to know before getting married in Switzerland.

 

Most wedding trends come to Switzerland from Europe

Marry Outside

The venue of the wedding can be just a garden near your house as well as it can be the place high in the mountains or by the lake. Beautiful landscapes of Switzerland offer you the great variety of choice where to spend the big day. Magnificent views will be looked amazing on your photos, and they will create the atmosphere of closeness with nature and with all the living things around you.

 

Off-The-Shoulder Wedding Dresses

Nowadays almost every shirt in the shops is off-the-shoulder but this trend has got to the wedding dresses as well. Brides should be elegant and sophisticated, and off-the-shoulder wedding dresses fulfil this idea absolutely.

 

Big Statement Earrings

If you have saved your grandmother's pearl earrings, pull them out. In 2017 statement earrings are trendy and up to date. They are considered to suit perfectly with a boho or beach style.

 

Live Entertainment and Furry Friends

Every couple should remember that they arrange marriage not only for themselves but also for their relatives and friends. The important part of every ceremony is the entertaining of the guests. In 2017 all of the live performances like acrobats, aerialists, and even live choirs will be effective addition to the entertainment list on the big day.

And don't forget about our four-legged friends that play an important role in a marriage day. If you want to have the rustic style of your wedding you may need farm animals. Furthermore, bunnies, donkeys, llamas, puppies, and pigs are significant atmosphere creators.

 

Wedding Photographer

Zurich is the city of romance and architecture. Many couples dream to marry in Zurich. It's high time to remember about the professional photographer for your marriage.

Wedding photographer in Zurich will catch the most beautiful moments of your marriage and help you to remember your big day forever. Make your wedding a fantastic dream and save memories about this event for your children and grandchildren. Your sweet and romantic characters will look amazing in the photos due to the help of the photo master.

Zürich in einem gezielten Fotografenobjektiv

Waren Sie schon mal in Zürich? Wenn nicht, dann ist es wert die Scharte auszuwetzen und schon in naher Zukunft diese wunderschöne und wirklich attraktive Stadt zu besuchen. Im Nordosten der Schweiz gelegen, ist es der Ort, an dem Sie als Urlauber und gleichzeitig Fotograf arbeiten können. Aber die Hauptsache ist, dass man hier nicht nur einzigartige Fotos machen kann, sondern diese Fähigkeit auch auf höchstem Niveau schärfen kann. In den Augen der Besucher wirkt Zürich wie eine Perle auf dem Hintergrund der niedrigen Berge und des Zürichsees, die nicht ohne Aufmerksamkeit zurückgelassen werden kann und die man nicht vergessen kann.

Dieser Aussage wird auch jeder Fotograf in Zürich, der aus erster Hand von seinen unvergleichlichen Ansichten und atemberaubenden Aussichten weiß, zustimmen. In der Tat gibt es neben dem Weltzentrum für Finanzen und Bankwesen viele malerische und magische Orte, die selbst nach Filmen „fragen“. Was wert sind nur der Fluss Limmat, Altstadt und St. Peter Kirche, die fähig sind, luxuriöse und unvorstellbare Aufnahmen für jede Sammlung zu geben. Nicht umsonst assoziieren viele Fotografen Zürich mit magischem Mekka, wo solche Handwerker immer ein Geschäft haben.

Die richtige Zeit für geschickte Experimente mit Technik

Und in solchen „Übungen“ ist es nicht so wichtig, welche Art von Kameras Sie verwenden, ob modern oder etwas veraltet. Fast jede Optik wird das Ergebnis liefern, worauf die fotografierende Person hofft. Und wenn Sie die relevanten Fähigkeiten des Meisters hinzufügen, dann wird die resultierende Symbiose mit Sicherheit die Erwartungen übertreffen. Für den Fotografen bleibt das Credo des Berufs unverändert: sich nach der höchsten Qualität der Aufnahme zu streben und deshalb nach einzigartigen und schönen Bildern, die fähig sind, neue Gipfel in dem gewählten Gebiet zu „erobern“. Komfortables Zürich wie kein Zweiter bietet alle Möglichkeiten, mit Zeichnungen zu improvisieren, mehr Details zu erzielen und den Schärfenbereich zu reduzieren. Eine ganze Menge von historischen und kulturellen Sehenswürdigkeiten, ergänzt durch natürliche Gebiete, wird helfen, die Fähigkeiten eines echten Profis zu verbessern. Für Liebhaber von Panoramaaufnahmen sind der Utliberg und der Aussichtspunkt Lindenhof genau richtig. Von diesen Orten aus haben Sie eine atemberaubende Aussicht auf die Umgebung, die dem Objektiv jedes Fotografen würdig ist.

On creative photography

Easy uncommon ways to make your photos creative

The majority of photographers become the victims of a boring routine because of difficult winter conditions or predicaments at work. On the other hand, there are those who get ready for the push to set new goals full of intention and determination to become better. So, they make every effort to reach a new level of excellence.

It`s necessary to always keep moving forward and trying unknown techniques. Even if one is working as a photographer in Bern, he cannot just take shoots at the same location endlessly. There should be new thoughts, places and ideas.

Search for extraordinary items to shoot through

In case one intends to diversify the photos, he should implement different objects in numerous forms. It`s considered that craving for challenging ideas and uncommon experiments is beneficial for the development of creativity. However, one cannot deny the fact that sometimes everyone fails in a pursuit for the variety of creation.

This technique suggests using objects from different spheres of life to take photos through them. The hidden capacity of your images will unfold in an unusual manner.

Take a look at these possibilities:

·     Glass cube,

·     Prism,

·     Colourful glass (you may pour water on it),

·     Bubble wrap,

·     Flicker lights.

The number of such objects and their use can only be restricted by your mind and creativity.

Free-lensing

The first thing that is to be said, big chances are never small stakes. It`s high time to leave the comfort zone and use free-lensing.

It is a method when the lens is disconnected from the camera and the photographer uses the viewfinder and manual focus in order to take a photo.

One must concede that the dependence on the weight and size of your lens influences the sophistication of the manoeuvre. The best way of trying this technique will be the reliance of a lightweight or older lens. 

Free-lensing indeed assists photographers to relinquish the absolute perfection and start appreciating the beauty in simplicity. This method is truly appropriate for those who keen on fanciful images, telling marvellous stories.

Anyway, both professional and amateur photographers should think outside the box and take new challenges daily. 

The style of your own

The first thing that is to be said is that the leading photographers all over the world are always in search of uncommon photo decisions. There should always be something special which determines the style of photographer. This may concern the background, the clothing, colours and props. 

Details in colour

One should take into consideration the details because they matter in case one wants to get pleasure looking at the result he got. An amusing and successful photo contains not only of perfect lighting. A photographer should also decide on what tones and colour schemes he wants to see in his images. While creating the whole plan of a future photoshoot, one may consider its main direction, for instance, contemporary, vintage, bold, busy, maximal or simple.

Moreover, it is acknowledged to be a great idea, when a photographer tries to feel the spirit of the season. Either spring and summer or fall and winter, it affects the shoot`s styling a lot. Possessing information about these aspects will help you to get rid of the thoughts which don`t befit the situation. It`s also a possibility to effectively narrow them down to the several “golden” ones.

It is of utmost importance to remember: a professional photographer should always pay respect to the client`s wish. A photographer creates aesthetics around the passions and desires of the customer. 

Props as the main atmosphere`s attribute

Props is not a necessity and an integral part of the shoot, but it can be rather useful.

Although a lot of photographers just deny the existence of props, they may be essential items during the photo shoot rather than tools to be indispensable in the shoot directly.

Speaking about engagement shoots, the couple may point at two or three props which keep a deep meaning for them. For example, these are bicycles, picnic baskets, sketchbooks, guitars, presents and things like that. Furthermore, the photo shoot can be taken somewhere in the first date restaurant or even the city, so that the couple should take with or find the photographer in Zurich or any other part of the world. 

Furthermore, one can imagine this kind of situation. The photographer is taking photos of kids and strives for catching their attention. He could explain to parents this need and ask them to grab with a pocket of favourite dolls and cars not saying anything to the kids. Entertainment and pleasure are guaranteed.

 

Fewer Efforts, More Elegance: Minimalist Wedding of Your Dream

Fewer Efforts, More Elegance: Minimalist Wedding of Your Dream

Every couple going through wedding preparation knows that planning is likely to be tense as there are so many details and decor elements. However, why not make it simple? Nowadays, minimalism is well-known as a major wedding trend. The secret of its fame: there is beauty in simplicity. In spite of every bride may think that for one of the most significant days of her life she needs overloaded centrepieces and lots of layers of linens for the appropriate table settings, one can find out so much to be mentioned about the minimal touch.

Undoubtedly, during the ceremony, a minimalist style draws the attention of the guests just where it should be — on the bride and groom. In reception, it provides a possibility for the natural beauty and amazing light of the venue to shine as never. Regrettably, the minimalistic style is frequently interpreted as removing all the details. Nevertheless, the major purpose makes it clear that they can seem intentional and ostentatious. Without the fuss, there is nothing to divert from the details that do stay, allowing them to stand out as central elements and making them more valuable. 

To make the wedding minimalistic but still diverse one should use:

Geometrical plate ware to enjoy the dishes not only because of the taste but due to the fact how the whole thing looks like;

A hexagon-shaped two-tiered cake with stylish contemporary marble print on it;

One type of flower. It`s eye-catching and fashionable.

It`s also worth mentioning that a minimalist wedding is usually being represented in several common styles. It`s advised by designers not to combine them without the recommendations of specialists. Firstly, there is organic minimalism, focusing attention on a lot of white with accents of juicy greenness, and there is also industrial minimalism, where urban design meets rural. Furthermore, designers pop out modern minimalism which is keen on playing up shapes and geometry. Romantic minimalism, with airy linen or refined calligraphy, befits genuine romantics. One should admit, the minimalist style tends toward a neutral palette for a mild and aerial look.

On location

Location influences the photoshoot success

Both beginner and professional photographers should know that the location where they take their photos defines the photoshoot success crucially.

One cannot deny the fact, sometimes we enjoy the days when everything works out perfectly and an improvised photoshoot takes place aptly. However, this kind of situation is usually the exception. The photographer`s experience shows a lot of detailed planning turns into a prosperous photoshoot. Whether you are casual, portrait or wedding photographer in Switzerlandor wherever in the world, there will always be conventional components which are necessary to the photoshoot`s success. Today we`re discussing the importance of location you choose.

Firstly, your search for the location. Secondly, you pick up equipment

It is pretty indispensable to decide on the location because this information determines the facilities you'll require. In case you`re taking photos in a studio, you should think over the lenses you would use for the amount of area accessible in that place. For instance, in a tiny studio, you will require 35mm or a 50mm lens for portraits. 

Speaking about questionable natural light indoors, you should take into consideration the time of day and the approachable ambient and natural light at those part of the day to provide you with sufficient lighting. Furthermore, it is usually a perfect notion to possess a reflector convenient for both kinds of shoots (indoors and outdoors), particularly for indoor photoshoots. There is a diversity of kinds of reflectors which are able to make real various effects.

Backdrops

It is of utmost importance to pay attention to your background while planning the photo shoot. In casing one is coming to a customer`s place, one should explain everything and request him to send photos of possible future locations. These may be walls, windows, ladders and something like that. If you are taking photos at home or in the studio of your own, there you have more time and opportunities and are able to arrange the space previously. Moreover, there are situations when you may need to remove unnecessary items so that the remain unnoticed in the shot.

Golden time of the day

Last but not least, the photographer should remember the breathtaking golden hour. It`s the only one which can give a marvellous cosy glow to the images. All the client will be happy and satisfied.

Hochzeit in der schweiz - meisterhaftes vorbild - authentische, emotionale Hochzeitsfotos in der Schweiz

Planen Sie Ihre Hochzeit im Ausland feiern? Sie sind jedoch im Erraten, welches der europäischen Länder Vorrang hat? Dann wetten Sie auf fabelhafte Schweiz, Sie werden nie die falsche Wahl treffen. Es ist nur notwendig, sich eine Ehe vor dem Hintergrund der atemberaubenden Natur, alten Burgen und Schneealpen vorzustellen, und das Brautpaar kann der Verlockung nicht widerstehen. Und all diese unvergesslichen Momente bleiben in Erinnerung, wenn sie auf dem Film zuverlässig und qualitativ festgehalten sind. Bei solchen Feierlichkeiten wird der Hochzeitsfotograf in der Schweiz unersetzlich sein, dessen Dienste zu einem magischen „Zauberstab - Helfer“ werden.

Schließlich kann ein solcher Künstler das Fest auf höchstem Niveau verewigen und ihm eine fehlende Realität und attraktive Faszination geben. Von Anfang ab der bis zu Ende der Hochzeit wird er alles tun, um die wichtigsten Szenen und einzigartigen Momente nicht zu verpassen. Und sein professioneller Rat wird übrigens sehr zupass kommen. Dank der Fähigkeiten des Fotografen können die Jungverheirateten und die Hochzeitsgäste das Hochzeitsereignis noch einmal erleben und größten Gefallen finden. Ist es möglich, eine anständige Gelegenheit zu verpassen, immer Hochzeitsfotos zu genießen?

Hochzeitsfotosession - eine riesige und schicke Auswahl für einzigartige Inszenierungen

Genau in der Schweiz werden ungewöhnliche und erstaunliche Möglichkeiten für eine Fotosession eröffnet werden. Zu den beliebtesten gehören der Panoramablick auf die Alpen, verschiedene Ansichten von grünen Wiesen, Frontalrahmen von Plätzen und Straßen. Und das ist nicht alles, was das Paradies auf Erden zu bieten hat. Vor allem Hochzeitsfotos, die vor dem Hintergrund von Berggipfeln und herrlichen Seen gemacht wurden, sind jedoch von besonderem Nutzen. In einem unübertroffenen Tandem mit Landschaft und Natur werden die Jungverheirateten erstaunlich aussehen und echte Begeisterung für ihre Umgebung hervorrufen.

Ebenso interessant in Bezug auf Design und Attraktivität sind die alten Schlösser und majestätischen Kathedralen, in denen Sie den perfekten Ort für eine auswärtige Fotosession finden. Mit dem kompetenten Hinweis des Fotografen werden unübertroffene und malerische Szenen geschaffen, von denen jeder Braut und Bräutigam träumen. Am Ende erhält das junge Paar garantiert das begehrte und qualitativ hochwertige Fotoalbum, das den Liebsten sicher gefallen und angenehme Erinnerungen vermitteln wird. Nutzen Sie den Service eines Fotografen und Ihre Hochzeit wird davon definitiv profitieren!

10 Tips to Looking More Photogenic in Photos

Do you have a friend who always looks good in photos? We will tell you the secrets so you will be able to compete with her or him in photogenicity.

We are sure these tips will change your accepting of yourself in the photos. You will never have the unflattering photos again. It is no doubt that following our advice you will be posing for a photo in another way you do it now.  But of course, knowledge and skills come with practice, so it's better for you to try some of them that are more complicated when you are alone and no one can disturb you. That's all, let's begin.

1. Show the left side of your face. Although it is believed that people are aware of their “good side,” according to photographer Garance Doré, our left side of the face is better than the right one.

2. The person who stands the closest to the camera looks extremely larger than others, so don't do this. Stand on an even plane with the other people in the photo.

3. When you seat, photos of you should be taken from above. Tilt your face up to meet the camera. This tip will help to define your jaw.

4. Turn your head slightly. This will make your action more flattering than facing the camera straight-on. And your cheekbones will be featured well!

5. Full-length photos of you should be taken from a lower angle. Remember to say about this to your friends or your photographer if they don't know. A lower angle visually stretches your figure and allows you to look taller and slimmer.

6. If you post the photo, crop it in order to get the better result. Your body should fill the entire frame. This tip will produce the illusion of vertical length.

7. Always look toward a light when you are being photographed. The light will shrink your pupils and that will reduce the horrible red-eye in your photo.

8. We have chosen 4 steps how to smile naturally in the photo. 1)  Close your eyes and relax. 2) Breathe calmly. 3) Open your eyes just before the photo should be taken (before the shutter clicks). 4) Smile.

9. The films and newspapers have always told us to tell "cheese" when we are being photographed. But now, many photographers advise their models to say "money"! Yes, "money", everything is right. It is because the hard "e" sound at the end of word "money" makes the corners of mouth go up. This action makes eyes crinkle, which will create the illusion of a natural smile.

10. It is always better to put your tongue behind your teeth when you smile. This tip can help to avoid a wide grin. Remember that not only your smile should be natural; your eyes, as well, have to show that you are happy.

How to Look Great in Photos

How to look great in photos? Most people are asking themselves this question every time they are going to have their photo taken. Today we have an answer: 9 secrets to look charming in photos.

1. A natural smile is the best kind of smile. Be positive! Ask somebody to tell you a joke in order to make your face look natural and happy!

2. Most models advise crossing your legs while you are having your photo taken. It will make you look thinner.

3. To avoid a double chin, move your chin a little forward and down. You will surely look great even if you might feel strange.

4. Use the magical power of your eyes! Every person is unique and eyes are the mirror of the soul. Don't forget about that. Strengthen the impact of your eyes by making them more open and expressive. Remember that the lights should hit them and your eyes will twinkle!

5. In a group shot, you have to make sure that everybody of the group is standing on the same distance from the camera. Remember that if one of you is closer to the lens, he/she will look bigger than the others. It might spoil your photo.

6. Eyebrows reveal emotions and a type of the character. You might use a darker pencil to emphasise your eyebrows since face colours tend to look lighter in photographs.

7. Define your better side! Look at the mirror, then take a few selfies of each side and compare pictures to see which side you like most. It will give confidence to you when you have a new photo shoot.

8. A white wall as a backdrop will brighten your face. Besides, white backdrop helps a camera to find the appropriate colour balance which will make your skin look natural and fresh.

9. Many people think that they are unphotogenic. They have few pictures and taking a photo is absolutely one of the hardest events for them. But to think so means to accept a widespread mistake as a truth. Do you know how many shots are taken to have only one good photo of a model? Try to be in so many pictures as only you can.  Remember that photographer can make 100 shots and only one of them will be worth hanging on a wall.