WHEN I FELL FOR YOU - intimate city wedding in Germany
They found me even though we live almost 800 km apart. Their inquiry from Germany immediately had me on the tip of my toes. Their vision of an intimate wedding in their home city of Wuppertal with just their closest friends and family had me captured in an instant. It was only during our email exchange that they realised where I was from – my pictures had convinced them before that.
So, in August of 2020 I got on a plane to Cologne. I used the day of my arrival to visit some family in the city. Since my great aunt and uncle have lived in Germany since before I was born, I never have that many chances to see them. A wedding in a city close by was the perfect opportunity. The next day I drove up to Wuppertal and got to meet the beautiful bride Natalia, who immediately captured me with her loving and kind demeanour. It was with this couple that I got to shoot a first look for the first time and understand the allure of seeing one’s partner before the ceremony. They shared the sweetest moment between just the two of them before we took of to the streets of the town to shoot their couple pictures.
The ceremony followed later on and was filled with tears, laughter and pure elegance. They celebrated their love just as much as the love for their family and friends, a theme that was clearly visible throughout the entire day of festivities. Celebrations took place in the courtyard of a hidden gem of a restaurant, prepared lovingly with fairy lights and candles. This is where their guests also got to witness the creation of the gift, they would all get to take home – a caricaturist sketched every single guest one by one. I was lucky enough to have been able to take a sketch of myself home too. To this day it is a daily reminder for me of the reasons I love doing what I do.