I’m Maria and these are a few of my favourite things:
- My dogs. I am a crazy dog lady, they mean the world to me.
- Sunshine, summer and beaches – I like all of these three things, they are even better combined.
- A good gin and tonic – I enjoy a good gin and tonic very much and never get tired of trying new combinations with the right botanicals.
- Exploring the world – travelling makes me extremely happy and is a massive part of my life.
When I am photographing I put humans, emotions and real moments into my focus…this is what I care about. I want to tell stories with my images, take you on a journey with me. Perfectly posed moments are definitely not what I am after – in my eyes they don’t transport half as much emotions and memories as candid moments.
I started working full time as a photographer after I graduated in architecture and I am 100% sure this was the best decision ever as no job has ever made me as happy as being a photographer. I am definitely much more into the right moment to press the shutter, different points of view, creating a memory and playing with creativity than I am into technical details. In the end I want to tell your story with my images. Stories which last forever through images.
In my spare time you’ll find me exploring and road tripping, often with my dogs…and rarely without a camera. My two dogs are my happiness and they always manage to make me smile and focus on what’s really important in life.
As a passionate traveller I am extremely happy to have a beautiful, grumpy old Landrover Defender in Germany and an old and slow Toyota Landcruiser down in Australia by my side. I love it to just hop in there, start driving, not knowing where I’ll be at night. To just stop where my heart tells me to and to travel at my own pace. Sometimes that means I am rushing down the coast of Western Australia and manage to do 9.000km in 3 weeks, sometimes that means to spend a few days in one spot in the Swiss mountains or at the North Sea. When travelling I enjoy it most to listen to my heart and not having to follow a set plan.
I used to live in Australia and I feel quite connected to this incredibly beautiful country. And who knows…I might be back for good one day. At the moment I go down under on a regular base to not become too homesick.
But I am also extremely lucky to explore many parts of the world with my amazing couples who trust me to document their wedding day. In 2017 I have been to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Hawaii, Bali, Australia, Iceland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, France and many more amazing spots on this beautiful world…
As a wedding photographer I want to be so much more than just another vendor at your wedding or somebody who documents your day.
I care to get to know you, I’d love to know what you love and what makes you laugh…I like sharing the little things and I want you to feel like a good friend has arrived when I start working on your wedding day. I do my best to just be “Maria” at your wedding not “the photographer” who scares everybody with the big black box. I am mingling around and pretty much just a part of the wedding party. This way I capture the most natural and honest moments and your photos get true memories of a wonderful day.
I cannot wait to get to know you! If you want to get in touch, create some photos together or just have a chat – just send me a message…I would love to hear from you.
Oh and all the photos of myself and Bino on here are taken by my friend and colleague Daniel Köhler, thank you!
And because images say more than 1000 words, here is a little video to show you who I am:
Here are a couple of private blogposts, so you can get to know me even better…