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Rici We  Photographer • Encourager • Light chaser, Spaghetti eater • passionate outgoing introvert • Italian heart, English mind • HE>i •next: Croatia, England

I remember not to long ago, there were guests in our home. I was briefly in the bathroom and when I returned to the kitchen they asked me, what was so funny, because they had heard me laugh. This may be the weirdest fun fact about me, but I just get so thrilled when I use our house, the bathroom, the flowing / clean water. When I remember how many people don't have clean water, or a roof which is waterproof, I feel so FRIGGIN grateful. Small things like that make me smile. Whenever I get to turn on the faucet I feel grateful. What a gift it is to live with such overflow. With all the good things which were given to us. And now the question remains, what are we going to do with all the gifts given to us?

Shine on dear friend, lets amplify gratefulness and share our sunny heart.
What are you grateful for today?
Let me know in the comments, it would make my day!

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Looking toward a new season with unknown. Things I had planned and dreamed did not quite work out the way I thought. So what do you do? You adjust.
Make new plans, dream new dreams.
Always trusting that God will lead me through. ‘...For I gave you a spirit, not of fear, but of power...’ 2 Timothy 1,7
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Ps, throwback to last years late summer escape to the biennale in Venice. Wouldn’t you love to be on that water taxi, with the ocean breeze in your face?
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Happy Friday Friends! 👋
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I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you. Currently I am enjoying the late summer goodness in Germany tremendously much. 30 degrees, my heart sings. What beauty! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👩🏽‍💻 My busy wedding season is slowly coming to an end and we are planning the annual southern escape. This year we will head to Croatia. 🌴 I have never been and I am so excited for ocean breeze and southern beauty. Have you ever been? What should we do, eat, see? Let me know your recommendations in the comments!
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Also, this is my face in a happy place. I shoot weddings out of passion and for a living. 🦄 Yes, I count myself among the happy ones who have turned their passion into their job. I am frequently freaking out over all sorts of goodness, golden light, love stories, kind words, warm hugs, true tales, pretty blooms, sunsets, mamma mia 2 music, ancient castles (how pretty is castle Lichtenstein behind me?!?!) and the daily aesthetics of small things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
👉🏼 PS; if you wanna see my face cracking up over a small spanish boy who was forbidden to throw a rock down the mountain, waited till his parents turned to walk way, went back to the before mentioned and hurled it down the plateau where we stood and took pictures swipe left.
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Who wants to come to Croatia with us?
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Now I can finally share the NEWS! We will be in Croatia at the beginning of October. And we still have spots left for sessions just for you! 👉🏼 Contact me if you wanna be part of this adventure of ours on the 3rd or 4th in Split.
And yes, that is just the coast next to where Mamma Mia 2 was filmed.
Not kidding, 🙆🏽‍♀️ freaking out over this. 🦄
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Have I ever told you how much I love redwood trees? In the garden a couple of villages from our hood, I know exactly where they stand and 0h, sweet boy! That light! It makes me swoon every time.
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What do you think? Should be visit the redwoods together?
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Often I get asked about wedding day planning and how one can have more beautiful wedding portraits.
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My favourite advice to give to the portrait lovers is this: Split the portrait time in two. The easiest way to have a lot of totally wonderful portraits is to beginn the in the morning with a first look and then extend it for 10-20 minutes. This way all your make-up, hair and the flowers still look superb and you don´t keep the guests waiting (as it might happen when you opt for the portrait session after the ceremony). And then, we wait for the golden hour and sneak you two out for just another very short portrait session with golden light to crown the day off. I have tried this timeline adjustment many times now and cannot recommend it warm enough for anybody who is planning their wedding.
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And how about you?
Would you prefer to have more portraits on your wedding day?
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{unpaid ad} Slowly the high season of weddings is coming to the less hectic but all the more enjoyable fall season. We love all of our late summer weddings. Especially since last week was a big reunion of former Jan and my couples. An all in all four marriages we photographed among this precious circle of friends. Among the guests one of my beloved 2014 couples. It was so surreal seeing them arrive on venue and remembering how I felt four years ago. It was one of the longest weddings I had photographed to that point. I was dying of nervousness. It was the time I still studied languages and worked as a tutor at the university while pursuing photography on the side. It was the time when I did not know if I would ever make it to full time. And that dream seemed very far out of reach. So last week I was able to see my four years ago, chat to my couple from that particular and still very special day. As they told me how often they still look at their wedding pictures made my heart swell up. That is the whole reason why I do what I do. Not only for this one special day, but for all the days that come after. For the "four year in and still in love", for the "we have started a family and are now three" for the every day kind of love. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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PS, that was also the day I sat in an antique Rolls-Royce for the very first time! High five for peaks of being a wedding photographer and loving all the cars. 💃🏽 Who is with me?

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And this is why Sundays, tranquility, searching for peaceful in-betweens and calming breaks is so hard. But all the more precious. How much easier it is to stay busy and distracted. How much easier to, fill all void than to actually sit in silence and let ourselves be found. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hope you have a truly wonderful Sunday!
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PS, Have you ready a book from @annvoskamp ?
How did you like it?
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What I love: connecting with new people within the first three seconds of a conversation. So much that laughter and giggles get in the way of new sentences. Such goodness. And yes, that happens to me.
Right next to connecting over bubbly conversations is patting the sun bathed olive tree of this beauty like it were our dogs soft floppy ears.
And yes, that is a thing as well. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Happy weekending to you!!
Ps, off to my international wedding 🎩. How about you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Do you like elegance and laughter? Garden weddings and some castle backdrop?
You are convinced that food is your love language and that you have some southern blood running in your veins?
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That is so great, because I like all of that too!
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PS, how beautiful are these two?
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How I loved this wonderful bouquet. The flower choice, size, colors, ribbons... but as my lovely bride leaned in and shared that she had her late grandmas’ favourite rosé colored carnations included for her memory, I was completely smitten. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Don’t you love meaningful details like this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Ps, me at one of my favorite days this season.
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Always on the lookout for the moments to treasure and capture. For the memory of day one. For the precious beginning. Because I believe those moments will be held dear for years to come.
Aren´t their smiles priceless?
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