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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.

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pictures are from Pinterest

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.

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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 :)

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.

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.

The 4 Most Common Questions About Photography

Today we will discuss and answer the most common questions about photography in Zurich to help new shooters start your journey in the world of photography.

1. What is “manual mode”?

The name speaks for itself. Using this mode, the photographer is able to control the process of taking a photo. Everything should be set manually: ISO, aperture, white balance, shutter speed etc.  Manual mode can be very productive and effective if you use it properly. Photos made in manual mode can be more clear and pleasant to the eye. Just take more photos, try different combinations of settings and analyze your results.

2. Is it so necessary to edit all of your photos?

All in all, yes you should. Of course, the first and the main step is to take a good photo but the second one is editing which will improve your image and make it the finished product. Some photographers prefer to make their photos more artistic and expressive with editing while others - just make them more clear and colorful. The choice how to improve your image depends on you.

3. What gear is the best to take great photos?

First of all, you should define what type of photography you like. But for beginners, it is recommended to start with 50mm lens as they give good opportunities to discover the world of photography. It's the best starter, obviously.  Then, you will be able to change your preferences to wide lenses. If you like zoom, you will find many lenses with it as well. We have listed some lens examples: 200mm, 132mm, 100mm (macro), 50mm, 35mm, 24mm.

4.  What are JPG and RAW? Do they differ?

JPG is considered to be the most common file format for digital photographs. Different sizes of JPG can be stored on your camera as well as your camera can be set to shoot various size of JPG. The negative side of JPG is that much detail is lost when the photo is taken this way. While taking JPG images, the camera does some automatic processing which ends that when you edit your image you don't have as much data to work with as it should be. This might make hard to recover improperly exposed parts of photos which leads to bad photography. But, it doesn't happen often, so don't worry.

Photos having taken with RAW file format save all of the detail available to the camera sensor, so RAW format allows to take uncompressed and unprocessed shots. That's why RAW files are absolutely unedited and should be post-processed.

Children’s Photographer in Zurich

The most of professional photographers in Zurich believe that the ideal age for making baby sessions is 6-8 months. At this special age children are looking so happy and attractively smiling! Is the great juncture for adorable professional photographs in Zurich, when your child is sitting up. They no longer need to be propped up for the camera and are quite curious and alert.

What’s about newborns, it’s very important to identify their happy times in a usual daily routine. In fact, photographers in Zurich recommend making lovely pictures during the bath time or feeding. In this time kids are looking settled and content. Also there are is a great number of the “first” times: for example, first time with Dad or Mom, first feeding, first manicure of first meeting with grandparents. It’s not only the documentary style photo session, but is the portrait style too. Many photographers in Zurich prefer to use black&white format for the newborns children. The main reason to do this is making the babies looking so soft on the pictures!

Newborn phase passes so quickly, and is often preoccupied with many adjustments and distractions that make it nearly impossible to capture this time well on your own. The ideal time to have your newborn photographed is within this first two weeks of life, when they are at their sleepiest and most cooperative and can be curled into beautiful poses. Your child will never be so small and pliable again. It’s wonderful to have this time captured forever.

One year age is the perfect time to capture new walkers. It can be a challenge, as toddlers are often looking down at their feet and scooting away from the camera. However, this phase of new discovery offers a great opportunity for serendipitous shots of your child in action.

In opinion of the photographers in Zurich, at the age of 3-4 years old, the child is now full of personality and sometimes there’s a new baby in the family, too. It’s a great time to get both children photographed together.

Going to the professional children’s photographer in Zurich, don’t forget to take with you the favorite toy, as it’ll be very useful in making sincere happy smile. Also it’s necessary to have a little snack and drink. By the way, the different hats, glasses and ties can help to add the character to a children’s portrait.

The opportunities for creativity in pictures of the photographers in Zurich are always endless!

Business Photographer in Switzerland

Business photography concentrates on people's needs. Corporate portraits, events, and documentaries are a vital part of working life.

Nowadays, companies without high-quality business photos are falling behind as advertising plays a significant role on the market. Only professional business photos can attract the attention of clients by adding instant personality to materials the company is dealing with. Due to business photography, it is possible to bring your image and brand into focus.

Business photographer in Switzerland can make your work easier by taking corporate portraits of different events and help you in achieving your communication, marketing and advertising goals.

Where Can We Use Business Photos

Business photography creates an image of the company; it helps a brand to be recognized and popular. There are some examples of effective business photography usage:

Advertising and Marketing

Professional business photos always reflect the uniqueness of the company that is essential for attracting clients.

Corporate Websites and Business Cards (or Even More)

A website of any company is a special place where a client might meet the company for the first time and to obtain his/her first impression. Make lasting impressions by using high-quality business photos for your company.

Relations with Investors

Annual reports, presentations, investors dossiers should contain business photos to strengthen relationships with investors.

Social Networking

You can use networking sites to stay in contact with your clients. Professional business photos help to make your company recognizable and trendy.

Employee Recognition

Personalize each and every of employees by recognizing their business photos! It will build up their respect and trust to you.

Street/Portrait Photographer in Zurich

Street Photography – What It Is?

Street photography is a genre of photography showing photos taken in a public place. It throws light on people's life and experience within the bounders of the city. Street photography is a dynamic photo in the urban environment: on the street, in a park, on the beach, etc. Street photography is also connected with architectural photography.

The main idea of street photography still remains the same - to outline the soul of a city. The photographer tries to show the connection between the people and the city they live in. Besides, street photos are often night photos because only a night city can be really open, mystic and cosy to its visitors and inhabitants.

What can be better than the charming photos of you in the background of the city which is famous for its magnificent architecture? Street photos of you in Zurich will bring something special to your everyday life.

Portrait – A Mirror

Portrait is trying to show personalities of people. If to combine street photography and portrait we will get a sub-genre called street portrait which is focused on the presentation of people in urban surroundings.

Imagine yourself in the ancient centre of Zurich where old tradition has been kept through centuries. It's the best place of taking photos of you and your family or friends. Street photography can document your life while you are doing your everyday routine. You don’t have to be prepared for a photo; it will be taken in the time when you are not ready. It's important for the best 'shoots' as street photographers say.

Street/Portrait photographer in Zurich can help you to make fabulous photos in which you will look totally natural and beautiful. Don’t hesitate to make yourself happy! Enjoy photos in the background of Zurich!

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Switzerland

Switzerland isn't a big country but it has much to offer. It is safer than other places in Europe as its crime rate is practically zero. It has one of the best transport systems in the world. Alpine resorts and magnificent mountains scenery attract visitors from every corner of the planet. In the article, we collected top reasons to visit this unique country. Let's consider them closer.

1. Switzerland is incredibly clean!

You may not be afraid of using public restrooms in Switzerland. They are incredibly clean in the train stations as well as in your hotel room. And we are talking not just about the public restrooms, but about the country's public transit, streets, and fountains in general. Imagine, you might drink from most of the fountains in the street!

2. Switzerland's public transportation system

Switzerland's public transportation system will make your traveling comfortable and easy. There is no need to rent a car. The Swiss trains will show you all the beautiful places with just one ticket that suits for different kinds of transportation.

3. The mother of the Swiss Alps

If you like skiing or hiking Swiss Alps is an ideal area for your holidays. But if you don't like sports, just looking at Swiss mountains may change your life forever. The Matterhorn is considered to be a heart of the Swiss Alps. It is the most photographed mountain in the world.

4. Fairy-tale castles

There are breath-taking castles throughout the territory of Switzerland. If you want to transport yourself to the ancient times of warriors and princesses, Switzerland is waiting for you!

5. Wonderful waterfalls

Great waterfalls of Switzerland will impress you by their size and sound. The Rhine Falls near Schaffhausen, for example, is the biggest plain waterfall in Europe. The waters of the Staubbach Falls are turning into a spray of mist in summer. And many other incredible places are waiting for you!

Don't forget to take a photographer on your journey! Photos will bring your memories back to you even through the pass of time.

Hiring a photographer in Zurich for family photo session or wedding pictures

Prior to hiring a wedding photographer in Zurich, you will certainly meet him for discussing all details of the oncoming photo shoot. And it is very likely that you will ask him some sensitive questions about his services – and this requires a subtle approach. Sure, a professional wedding photographer is not a milk-and-water girl and you have a right to make things clear. But on the other hand, you need to remember that you turned to a professional and you chose him because you liked his work. That's why it will be smart of you to ask correct questions in a tactful form and then you will get informative answers without any negative emotions.

To begin with, many people tend to ask "why are your services so expensive?". But "expensive" is something relative, and if you think that services of your wedding photographer in Switzerland cost too much, there may be many other people who find the price to be acceptable or even low. Besides, different photographers have different pricing policy, so the correct question is "what services are included in the cost of a wedding photo shoot?". A higher price can be explained by more hours covered or more photos printed, by appropriate retouching or shorter terms of post-production. Find this out and only then make a conclusion whether you need a more affordable photographer in Zurich.

"Why should we have a photo shoot session in this studio (park, garden or another venue)?". This is another type of common questions to a photographer in Switzerland, as if he forces you to have your wedding session on a location you don’t like. But if you amicably ask "what are your reasons for choosing exactly this location?", the photographer will surely share his arguments with you. In fact, a professional wedding photographer in Zurich makes his choice regarding the photo shoot session location based on wedding style, number of participants, time, season and many other factors you may not even think about. It's easier for a professional to summarize all the information and then to choose a perfect scenery for a photo shoot.

These are only several examples of questions about wedding photography that can poison relations between you and your wedding photographer in Switzerland from the jump. To avoid this, get into the habit of asking your questions in a form of discussion or suggestion rather than demand. The latter is self-defeating: if you want a photographer just to execute your commands, than why to spend your money on hiring a professional?

Prior to hiring a wedding photographer in Zurich, you will certainly meet him for discussing all details of the oncoming photo shoot. And it is very likely that you will ask him some sensitive questions about his services – and this requires a subtle approach. Sure, a professional wedding photographer is not a milk-and-water girl and you have a right to make things clear. But on the other hand, you need to remember that you turned to a professional and you chose him because you liked his work. That's why it will be smart of you to ask correct questions in a tactful form and then you will get informative answers without any negative emotions.

To begin with, many people tend to ask "why are your services so expensive?". But "expensive" is something relative, and if you think that services of your wedding photographer in Switzerland cost too much, there may be many other people who find the price to be acceptable or even low. Besides, different photographers have different pricing policy, so the correct question is "what services are included in the cost of a wedding photo shoot?". A higher price can be explained by more hours covered or more photos printed, by appropriate retouching or shorter terms of post-production. Find this out and only then make a conclusion whether you need a more affordable photographer in Zurich.

"Why should we have a photo shoot session in this studio (park, garden or another venue)?". This is another type of common questions to a photographer in Switzerland, as if he forces you to have your wedding session on a location you don’t like. But if you amicably ask "what are your reasons for choosing exactly this location?", the photographer will surely share his arguments with you. In fact, a professional wedding photographer in Zurich makes his choice regarding the photo shoot session location based on wedding style, number of participants, time, season and many other factors you may not even think about. It's easier for a professional to summarize all the information and then to choose a perfect scenery for a photo shoot.

These are only several examples of questions about wedding photography that can poison relations between you and your wedding photographer in Switzerland from the jump. To avoid this, get into the habit of asking your questions in a form of discussion or suggestion rather than demand. The latter is self-defeating: if you want a photographer just to execute your commands, than why to spend your money on hiring a professional?