Mein Gegenlichtworkshop im Heidelberger Actionhouse

Gegenlichtworkshop im vergangenen Juni im Actionhouse Heidelberg. Besten Dank an euch! <3

Fotografiert wurde selbstverständlich draußen.

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(Auf den Bidern zu sehen: Magdalena Haynes, Sandra Kobsch, Silke Büsing-Schmidt, Svenja Moosmann.)

Feedback zum Workshop:

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"Liebe Julia,

Nochmal Vielen Dank für einen tollen Workshop. Ich war richtig begeistert und die Atmosphere war suuper!!

Schöne Grüße!!”

- Magda.

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"Liebe Julia,

Dein Workshop hat mir wahnsinnig viel Spaß gemacht und es war toll Dich (..) kennenzulernen. Mich würde(n weitere) Workshop(s) interessieren.

Herzliche Grüße”

- Silke.

 
 

Inspiration Deep Woods

And once again I felt the urgent need to take all this to the woods. There is just a healing effect, a certain deep connection to mother earth that reveals itself when standing and breathing in the middle of the woods. Take off your shoes and enjoy.

Model: Nicole
Location: Heidelberg woods
Dress: Needle & Thread
Rings: H&M
Bracelet: personal
Flower: Les Fleurs, Schwetzingen
Hair & Make Up, Floral Design: www.bohemiancolors.com

Inspiration wild Blackberries + Wedding planning tips!

Tipps zur Hochzeitsvorbereitung werden ganzjährig verschlungen, daher wird hier nicht nur der letzte Teil der Insirationsserien gezeigt, sondern direkt aus dem Nähkästchen geplaudert zwecks Dienstleister und Inspiration für alles rund um‘s Thema Hochzeit (für alle Brautpaare aus der Region und der Welt) :) Und wie immer der Tipp: macht EUER Ding! Update: Ich habe alle Infos hier rausgenommen, da demnächst eine gedruckte und aktualisierte Version folgt. Ihr dürft gespannt sein <3 :) Frühling/ Sommer 2018

 

"Don‘t let a mad world tell you that success is anything other than a successful present moment."
- Eckhart Tolle.

 

Inspiration Sunset Lavender

Oh and then we got some lavender. It was love at first sight. Can you feel the warm summer night <3

And have you seen the film look? I so digg it, it slows you down, it grabs you and wants to say ‘hej there, seize the moment, hold your breath and soak it all in. recognize the details, see the beauty, see how wonderful every particle is in this freakin universe. it's everywhere. it's here, it's now.‘

Model: Sarah
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Flowers & head piece: Les Fleurs, Schwetzingen
Hair & Make Up: Bohemian Colors, Heidelberg
Ring: personal
Dress: asos

Inspiration Wildflower Girl

And here we go. Our newest addition to the bridal inspiration section, a natural grounded and all-comfy look for the relaxed bride. Oh how I love these flowers and the pup and that soft evening light and that happy bride <3 All vendors are from or around Heidelberg, Germany.

 

Hochzeitswahn.de beschreibt die Serie so: "Bohemian Colors steckt hinter dieser lässig, natürlichen Brautinspiration, die alle Freigeister unter euch mit dem zur Zeit angesagten Hippie-Look ansprechen soll. Und dieses kleine Bilderparadies bringt dieses Lebensgefühl genau zum Ausdruck – Warme, softe Farben, lichtdurchflutete Wiesen, wundervolle Blumenarrangements und der zarte Brautlook – genau das richtige Ideenfutter für flippige Mädels, die ihre Hochzeit im Freien planen möchten."

 

Wer mehr lesen möchte wie man zu einem solchen Look kommt, hier entlang: Inspiration Note

Model: Eva
Pup: Cora - the Vizsla
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Flowers: Les Fleurs, Schwetzingen
Hair & Make Up: Bohemian Colors, Heidelberg
Dress: asos
Second ring: H&M
Bracelets: Free People
Single Bracelet: Etsy
Necklace: Tiffany's
Ring: asos

Published on: Hochzeitswahn.de und Stylebook Blogstars

Inspiration Copper Hippie

Intentionally we wanted to shoot a copper bridal inspiration. In fact we did, but the last shots with the golden sunlight and deeper shadows turned out a bit more hippieske and editorial-like. Welcome the additional edgy lifestyle portraits. We heart em. Cause white dresses aren‘t for brides only!

Model: Eva
Pup: Cora - the Vizsla
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Flowers: Les Fleurs, Schwetzingen
Hair & Make Up: Bohemian Colors, Heidelberg
Dress: asos
Shoes: H&M
Bracelets: Free People
Single Bracelet: Etsy
Second Ring: H&M
Necklace: Tiffany's
Ring: asos

Inspiration Golden Provence

The golden hour, that time between the bright day and that time before the sun sets. The sun is leaving us for another moon to rise and leaves us with the last warming rays for the day - this is where the magic happens, right now in June on a real sunny day at about 8.30 and 9.00 pm. To all brides and bridal couples to-be, make sure to plan some time for portraits before the sun sets - it's pure magic. And you don't need to go to France or Italy to get this dreamy look. It happens all right here in Heidelberg.

model: Verena
location: Heidelberg, Germany 
bouquet & flower crown: Les Fleurs, Schwetzingen 
hair: Friseur Braun, Oftersheim
make up: Bohemian Colors, Heidelberg
dress: Mango
shoes: Zara 
ring: Uhren Optik Reiser, Schwetzingen

Published on: Lieschenheiratet.de

Inspiration Note: A wish FOR ALL WEDDINGS

Hot stone. Glimmering skies. Thick air. A fresh breeze. Wild flowers put together as if they always belonged together, a woman feeling beautiful, a pup bringing in a relaxed atmosphere. We're laughing. Real laughter, no fake smile, no set up poses, just us enjoying the moment. The girl later thanking me for those memories and says:

 

‘We can do that again, any time‘.


I admit, when I do those inspirational shoots for my wedding couples to see what is possible styling wise, we choose the dress, we talk to our flower person how the bouquet shall look like, what flowers, what style and everything. We choose what accessories, shoes and hair style. But I say ‘we‘, because it's not just me. It starts with a dress or a person, then I add one or two more things I've seen in the past with other photographers or stylists or flower or calligraphy people or even something I found in my own closet or in the streets while doing everything but photography. And then we sit together, talk about the upcoming session. The person I choose becomes the chief character in this play and starts getting involved in the process and we pick what gives her a certain feel, whatever she can identify with. Maybe we add what she has seen some days before or some time ago. And so two or more people start creating. Not what looks best, but what feels best. And every person or vendor involved in this process adds something, is free to think and feel what might fit. I bring pictures of the model, of the things that inspired me along the path and photos of the props we have found so far. And if the wind, while driving open-topped to our location, adds some movement to the hair, so be it. And there we go creating a story around that person, that dress, that place. One that the model can feel. Just like you would pick your outfit in the morning or pack your bags for a weekend trip, you imagine what the situation shall feel like. And then the magic happens, everything is set up and we let go. No more plans. No storyboards for the final pictures or something like that. Just using the mood we created to let it happen. Note: the idea we have in mind at the beginning is never what we get as a result in the end. But it's wonderful.

 

It's a process. It's us.

And for me it feels like this:

"I am reminded of Madame Blavatsky, the founder of the Theosophical Society. She always used to carry two bags in her hands. Either going for a morning walk or traveling in a train, those two bags were always in her hands. And while sitting not he train from her window she would always throw something out of those bags onto the footpath outside of the train. And people used to ask, „Why do you go on doing this?“ And she laughed and said, „This has been my whole life’s habit. These are seasonal flower seeds. I may not come back on this route again“- she was a world traveler - „but that doe not matter. When the season comes and the flowers blossom, thousands of people who pass this way every day will see those flowers, those colors. They will not know me, but that does not matter. „One thing is certain: I am making a few people happy somewhere. It does not matter whether they know me or not. What matters is that I have done something that will make someone happy. Some children may come and pluck a few flowers to take home. Some lovers may come and make garlands for each other; and, without their knowing, I will be part of their love. And I will be part of the joy of those children. And I will be part of those who simply pass by the path and see the beautiful flowers.“" - Osho

 

"and, without their knowing, I will be part of their love."

 


So bridal inspirations really make my heart skip a bit. Cause it's like the wedding itself, it truly is not about the style, that special day in your life or anything else the wedding industry wants to sell, it's an expression of your true self. Hey, you are going to celebrate with your friends and family the path you chose to share with another human being. Take a little effort to find a certain style that really fits you and gets you in the perfect mood for what is about to begin. I wish for brides and grooms to pick clothing, flowers, accessories and a location that gets them in mood to celebrate, to enjoy, be present and feel beauty all around them. Cause life is beautiful! The path is what it's about, so I wish for all of you to remember that you are still you - even on a day full of traditions and things one ‘should do, because it‘s always been done like that before‘ - especially when it comes to classic wedding bouquets and decorations. It's allowed to take advise from vendors or other professionals, but listen to your inner voice, don't wear or choose stuff you would never ever choose in every day life. Express in visuals who you are deep inside your mind and soul, decide how you want to feel and remember the journey you are about to embark on and the commitment you are about to take. Be you and add a little festivity  It's a celebration, make it look like one. It's easier to remember the beautiful moments when visuals express how you felt deep inside. Find your soul, speak in visuals (there is so much you can do with so little money, you just have to sit down and truly think what makes you tick - there's always a DIY or inexpensive way to express yourself, and get out there, nature has so much to offer - visually and emotion wise. And if you don't know where to begin, go to my Pinterest board 'wedding‘ and you'll see.)


Make this not the most special day of your life, 
but the beginning of a life filled with special days.

 

Inspiration Pastel Provence

Some while ago I thought it would be nice to show clients what is possible with little effort and good light. Light is essential, every location can be pretty, but it's all about the light. To give you a little insight how weather and light situation - and there is no bad weather - can change the look of a session completely. This session was shot from 7.50 until 8.00 pm - 10 minutes can be enough to get the perfect shot and rain and a little wind is no reason to stop.

model: Verena
location: Heidelberg, Germany 
bouquet: Les Fleurs, Schwetzingen 
make up: Bohemian Colors, Heidelberg
dress: Mango
shoes: Zara
necklace: Accessorize
ring: Uhren Optik Reiser, Schwetzingen