Category archives: photography

ein Leben lang for Lebenlang Magazine

Lebenlang Magzine


I was thrilled to be asked to photograph a beauty feature for the new Lebenlang magazine in cooperation with Vichy. We photographed six beautiful women, ranging in age from 18 to 75. It was such a fantastic day in the studio and such a fun feature to photograph. The magazine is the newest from the team behind my beloved sisterMAG and is targeted for the health care industry, but surely interesting for those outside the industry as well. I also photographed two other stories for the new issue, make sure to check it out on the Lebenlang website.

sisterMAG 11 Historical Beauty Shoot

The newest issue of sisterMAG launched this week and I was lucky to have been asked another beauty feature for sisterMAG 11. We photographed the lovely Elisaveta, the photographer and blogger behind the travel blog Fernwehosphy. The images accompanied an article about beauty trends through the 20th century and we photographed three looks inspired by Marlene Dietrich in the 1930’s, Brigitte Bardot in the 1960’s and Madonna in 80’s. Check out the story on page 16 or on

the team:  

Model: Elisaveta

Hair and Makeup: Lena Schleweis

Creative Direction: Theresa Neubauer of sisterMAG


Maternity Fashion Story for sisterMAG 9

The latest issue of sisterMAG launched yesterday and it is packed with so much good stuff!  Thea and fellow photographer and friend, Cris, traveled to France, documenting 24 hours in Nice and producing a fashion story featuring my dear friend Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland.  I got the chance to photograph a couple fun stories for the issue including a maternity fashion story we shot in Hamburg a few weeks ago.  Our model was 8 months pregnant and now I completely understand the concept of the “glow” pregnant women have, she is absolutely gorgeous and such a natural in front of the camera.  Walking behind her on the street, you wouldn’t even know she was pregnant until she turned around, seriously the girl is stunning.  Jasmin, the lovely cover model of issue 8, is interning at sisterMAG for the summer and styled the shoot with pieces from “your boyfriend/husband’s closet” along with stunning pieces from Isabella Oliver which we non-pregnant girls were all wishing were in our closets.  Here are a few of my favorite images from our shoot, and make sure to hop over to read the whole issue in German and English on the sisterMAG site.  Stay tuned next week for more images from issue 9 of sisterMAG and posts from our travels this summer.

Things have been crazy busy finishing up wedding season, deciding to look for a new apartment here in Berlin (which is seriously a job in itself) and other client work (I photographed Angela Merkel and her campaign team on Monday- what?!?), but I really miss blogging here and will be back posting more regularly soon, I promise!

Maternity Fashion Forward

Olympus Photography Playground

Olympus OM-D Photography Playground Berlin

Olympus OM-D Photography Playground Berlin

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with lots of engagement sessions right now, my mind is constantly dreaming up shots of couples in love.  My lovely friends happily obliged me with some PDA :)

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Olympus is currently hosting a Photography Playground at the Opernwerkstätten here in Berlin, which is exactly what it sounds like- a playground for photographers.  Twelve international artists created installations in the 7,000 m² space with the theme of “Space and Art” creating a giant interactive exhibit.  Both of my visits to the playground had me feeling a bit like a kid in a candy shop, and took me back to my days studying photography in college where I was constantly experimenting and learning about my camera.  Olympus allows you to borrow and test out their new OM-D digital camera at the playground and then give you the SD card to take home with you, just make sure to bring your passport along so you are able to borrow the camera.  Half of the images above were taken on that camera by Andreas and the other half were taken by me on my Canon 5D Mark II.  Can you tell which are which?  The exhibit runs until May 24th and I highly recommend a visit for anyone in Berlin, whether you are a photographer nerd like me or a hobbyist, make sure to check it out!

Olympus OM-D Photography Playground
Zinnowitzer Straße 9 · Berlin (Sbahn Nordbahnhof)
11am – 7pm Daily until May 24, 2013

My Camera Bag | Brooklyn by ONA

Ona Bags Brooklyn Camera Bag Photo

My search for the perfect camera bag has taken years. More often than not, I have my camera with me when I am out and about town, but the last thing I want is to look like I am carrying a camera with me.  For a lot of obvious reasons, most camera bags are not only ugly, but they almost instantly brand you as a tourist or as a nice target for thieves.  Frustrated with the lack of camera bag options, for years I have used (and destroyed in the process) giant handbags in place of a proper camera bag and my poor cameras paid the price of not being protected.

I was so excited when I discovered ONA Bags because I finally found a company who made high quality, stylish, good looking camera bags and I shared my love for the Brooklyn bag almost two years ago here.  My Roma camera insert got a lot of use over the last year, but the Brooklyn bag that Santa brought me for Christmas has pretty much replaced every other bag I own.  It fits my Mark II camera body and 2 lenses perfectly and it is so well padded, I never worry about what is inside.  Now I just need another one in black and my life will be complete :)

I am so honored to be featured on ONA’s blog as a part of their photographer profiles, check out the post here.

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From ONA’s website: “In Swahili, the word ona (pronounced ō’na) means, “to feel,” “to believe,” and “to experience with the eyes.” This is the essence of photography and style.”

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**all the photos of me were taken by my very talented, and very handsome husband, Andreas.

Also, my contributor profile is up on the sisterMAG blog!  I feel really blessed to have had so many great adventures working with sisterMAG over the last year.  Not only are they  truly amazing clients, I am lucky to also call the sisterMAG sisters dear friends.

Chasing Heartbeats Print Shop

Chasing Heartbeats Print Shop

After having several (very lovely) readers tell me they were interested in buying prints of my photos, I finally got around to opening a little online print shop.  I will be adding more prints over the weekend and will try and keep the shop updated with favorite images from life and our travels around Europe.  All images are printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag which has beautiful texture and makes the most beautiful prints.  Custom prints and sizes available upon request.

Chasing Heartbeats Print Shop

Inside C/O Berlin

I have professed my love for my favorite Berlin museum here on the blog once or twice before, so I am sure you can imagine how excited I was when I was invited to C/O Berlin’s first blogger event which included a private tour and chance to go inside the building’s dome.  The museum is housed in the former Postfuhramt (Royal Post Office) which was built in 1881, and the space itself is one of the reasons the museum is so special- the peeling paint, ornate tiled floors, even a basketball court where exhibits are held.  We were given a private tour of the current exposition, Zeitlos Schön (Timeless Beauty) – 100 years of Fashion photography, which features some fantastic, never before seen images from the Vogue archives.  Afterwards we made our way up to the attic of the building, to the dusty space between the dome and the cupola and were told to stay together, as the floor was old and potentially not safe.  (We all came out in one piece)  The dome had been badly damaged in the second world war and was carefully restored.  The show is incredible, I have now visited three times and they just extended it for another week (until November 4th).  If you have not yet had a chance to visit, make sure to go now (I promise you will thank me).


C/O Berlin – International Forum for Visual Dialogues

Oranienburger Str 35/36 . 10117 Berlin

a few other great posts from the night at C/O on Finding Berlin, Überlin, Jenni Fuchs’s Museum Diary & The Field Office

In Paris, Restos for Fashion's Restless | The New York Times T Magazine

During my time in Paris I worked on several different projects, one of which was an article for The New York York Times T Magazine.  My friend Lindsey and I worked together on the piece, she wrote the fantastic article and I was lucky to be asked to photograph it, and we had such a great time working together.  The owners of coffee hot-spot Télescope, Nicolas and David, shared some of their favorite restaurants and cafés around Paris with us, just in time for fashion week.  Check out the article here.

From top:
a few shots of Télescope,
the owners of Télescope, David and Nicolas hanging outside the café and their delicious filter coffee,
Kunitoraya 2 is a Japanese udon restaurant directly next-door to Télescope in the style of a french bistro,
Lunch fare at Le Bal
and Lindsey working away from inside Le Bal

New Home

After months of slowly working on this new site, and really working overtime on it last week- my new blog home is finally finished!  I will be continuing to update my portfolio in the coming weeks and am working on a new logo too, but I am thrilled to finally have a little piece of the internet where I can blog and share my professional work all together.  I am also working on a separate wedding photography blog and site too, which will be finished next week!  As always, thank you for visiting and reading and all of the support you have shown me and my little blog.  This blogging world never fails to amaze me. :)


And also…. if you find any weird bugs on the site, or have any feedback- please send it my way!  xo