What is only a few short months ago, feels like a lifetime ago to me.
Let me explain a little bit about why I feel like that first…
As you know, I’ve had the honour of being Christin & Christoph’s family photographer in Berlin, Germany. From photographing them in a Romantic Portrait shoot at Graffiti Heaven in Berlin to their totally gorgeous Destination Wedding in Mirow, Germany, to an intimate Family Portrait session when their son; Felix was born – they have all become very close to me in my heart & mind. Not to mention how “at home” I feel when I’m there with everyone.
Well… When Christin mentioned to me that her parents were celebrating their 25 year Silver Anniversary last year – we coordinated a surprise for them & have me photograph their celebration.
Also, their Silver Anniversary celebration was planned to be at the Strandhotel in Mirow, Germany – the very same place Christin & Christoph had their wedding reception – which was really great too because I missed seeing the Family Stegemann who owns & operates the Strandhotel.
From the minute I surprised Family Stegemann peeking my face through the window – to popping into the grand ballroom & surprising Christin’s parents, combined with the amazing traditional German food & deserts, the music of Helene Fischer playing through the night – keeping everyone dancing & “Mr. Schnapps” and I toasting & PROOSTing – the celebration was totally perfect!
Now about the comment with this event feeling like a lifetime ago….
The best way to describe how it feels when I’m in Germany with Christin & Christoph and their family, Bob and JP – it’s like I’m “home.” I don’t mean the kind of home that you feel good in, but the kind of home that is warm to your heart, comfortable & familiar and even more like the warmth & love one should feel or experience at Christmas.
Since I’m not there as much as I would like or even better – over there full time 24/7 – every day in the US feels like a light year and every month an eternity to me. In short, I miss them!
Ok… enough mushy, sentimental talk – it might turn my coffee to decaf. LOL!
So! I’ve gathered a few of my favourite portraits of OMA & OPArazzi (formerly known as “MAMA & PAPArazzi” now that Christin & Christoph’s son; Felix is here and otherwise known as Bernhard & Doris LOL!) and created a video that I’m honoured to share with you.
Before you scroll down to check out the video of all the fun we had and would like to chat with me about photographing your family or event, feel free to contact me anytime.
PS, stay tuned for some more awesome photos from around the world! I have LeeAnne & Garrett’s wedding in California and Shriradha & David’s destination wedding in Atlanta to share with you soooooooooooon!