Good afternoon from Orange County everyone! I’m one Newport Beach Wedding Photographer who has a VERY SPECIAL TREAT for you. What I’m referring to is Christin & Christoph’s Portrait Photo Shoot I photographed of them in Berlin, Germany. YES! You read that right – Berlin, Germany. WHEW HEW!!
I’m sure you had seen from me on Twitter & Facebook I was wrapping up 2011 with my Workshop I taught with my good friend & fellow photographer Danny in Paris France and then hopped a plane with my BFF & MEGA East Coast Photographer; Valerie to Berlin, Germany. Where I received the royal treatment of hospitality from my new friends, the cooks tour of Berlin from Valerie and a Portrait Photo Shoot of Christin & Christoph.
Valerie & I arrived at Graffiti Heaven U-Bahn station after an amazing boat ride on the Spree River through Berlin earlier that afternoon with friends. Since we were a little early, Valerie introduced me to Curry Wurst, which is ahhhhhfreakin’mayyyyzeeeeng! Once we enjoyed our Curry Wurst, we met up with Christin & Christoph for their Portrait Photo Shoot and that’s when the fun began.
Graffiti Heaven in Berlin, Germany is a photographer’s dream come true for photo shoots! Everywhere we turned there was an exquisitely painted wall, building, debris, misc and random items that would be out of place anywhere else – was perfectly in symbiotic harmony at Graffiti Heaven.
The weather was perfect for Christin & Christoph’s Portrait Photo Shoot as it drizzled from time-to-time, but yet gave me the best light to have fun with them & capture their portraits.
What also made their portrait photo shoot special for me was I shot all their portraits with my totally manual operation Leica M8 and a vintage 35mm lens from 1958. Having to slow down a bit gives me the opportunity to capture few photographs that are much more accurate along with having the ability to utilize a lens that’s far more superiour to anything from Canon & Nikon. Basically I was using the best of German engineering for camera equipment in Berlin, Germany. How cool is that!?!
Before you scroll down to check out Christin & Christoph’s Portrait Photo Shoot I photographed of them in Berlin, Germany and you’re thinking… Hey – I’d really like to get to know this Newport Beach Wedding Photographer (Previously a Huntington Beach Wedding Photographer) that loves music & fashion, photography and art – feel free to contact me anytime. Perhaps you’re a fan of Nachos & Newcastles (like Duran Rex and I) and if so – we could always meet at Fred’s Mexican Cafe on Main & PCH in Huntington Beach. They’re awesome there!
I hope you’re having a great weekend and stay tuned for some amazing events that I’m sharing. From San Diego to Newport Beach, Ventura, all the way up to Oakland AND Paris, France & Berlin, Germany – I’ll have some fantastic Weddings, portrait photo shoots and events that I’ve had the honour of photographing. And of course soon to come; LA Fashion Week, the VIP Party Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao had at The Supper Club in Los Angeles and the American Music Awards Pre-Party at Ben Kitay Studios with Kate Mesta – Cheers!
PS, Check out this awesome quote I shared on Twitter & Facebook recently keeping the “Butterfly Effect” moving forward – spreading positivity. I really think it is so very true. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” Steve Jobs