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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 sister-mag.com.

the team:  

Model: Elisaveta

Hair and Makeup: Lena Schleweis

Creative Direction: Theresa Neubauer of sisterMAG

 

sisterMAG issue 10 Beauty Feature

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When Thea mentioned issue 10 of sisterMAG would have a theme of “König, Dame, Bube” (king, queen, jack) with a beauty section in the queen section, my mind lit up with ideas for a beauty shoot.  I recently moved into a new studio space and was itching for a chance to organize a shoot there.  I had been dreaming of shooting a window-lit portrait series inspired by a exposition of photos from Desiree Dolton that I discovered  way back in 2006 during Mois de la Photo in Paris.  Thea and Lena came up with the idea of styling some hats with some beauty looks inspired by them with the lovely blogger twin sisters, Nisi and Desi, from teeth are jade.  The girls are both absolutely STUNNING and photographing them for the beauty feature was so much fun.  Here are a few of my favorites from our shoot, check out the new issue of sisterMAG to see the entire feature.

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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

sisterMAG at the Baltic Sea

sistermag issue 8 Baltic Sea Binz Photo

For the new issue of sisterMAG (which launched today!!), I got the chance to join the team for a weekend at the Baltic Sea.  It was my first trip the the island of Rügen, and not only did I have the best time with the sisterMAG team, I fell hard for the charming beach town of Binz.  I photographed the darling Jasmine for the 8th sisterMAG cover and it is definitely my favorite sisterMAG cover that I have photographed so far.  Maybe part of that has to do with our beach shoot location (I love my job!), I also love the nautical style rope dress they designed for the cover and our gorgeous model.  The boat on the beach was the perfect backdrop, but it funnily enough is right next to the border of the nude beach, which definitely made the shoot more interesting ;) Make sure to check out the entire issue online or download the app for your tablet or phone!

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sistermag issue 8 Baltic Sea Binz Photo

Cris shot the entire swimsuit fashion editorial in his teeny tiny shorts :)  When in Rome errrr… Rügen!

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Lena preparing Annabelle for the fashion editorial

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We ate dinner at Fischmarkt and came out of the restaurant to the most incredible sunset!  Of course Cris and I grabbed our cameras and started shooting like crazy people.  That is also when we had our Dawson’s Creek moment on the beach.  If you plan on visiting Binz, make sure to read the travel guide that Cris photographed on page 234.

 

sisterMAG Issue 7

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The new issue of sisterMAG launched today and I am so honored to have photographed the cover at the Berlin Botanical Garden.  My friend and fellow sisterMAG photographer, Cristopher Santos, made a really fun behind the scenes video from the cover shoot, and I love it! Even though I always cringe a little seeing myself on film :-|  Read the issue online in German or English, or my favorite way to read the online only magazine, on my ipad with the sisterMAG app.

 

sisterMAG issue 5

SisterMAG issue 5

The Christmas issue of sisterMAG came out on Friday and I think it is their best issue to date!  The issue’s theme is “Childhood Dreams” and reading all of the wintery stories really got me in the holiday spirit, helped by the fact that it definitely looks and feels like winter here in Germany now too.  I was lucky to have been asked to shoot the issue’s festive cover and a feature (page 241) with my friend Brittany of The House That Lars Built in Copenhagen.  Also check out our “Lover’s Guide Berlin” story (page 283). Here are a few of my favorites from our shoot with Brittany, and make sure to check out the entire issue in German and English.

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A day in Copenhagen

I have been dreaming of being able to use Brittany’s beautiful paper flowers in a shoot since the first time I laid eyes on them!  So of course I was beyond thrilled when Thea asked if I was available to go to Copenhagen to photograph not only her flowers but Brittany and her studio as well.  Thea and I spent a quick 36 hours in Copenhagen and we had a very fun and very successful shoot with Brittany yesterday (I cannot wait to share the photos)!  Brittany’s studio is so colorful and inspiring and we commented it was as though we had literally stepped into her blog- a craft disneyland of sorts.  I also did a little shopping while we were there and filled my suitcase with some fabulous items from her etsy shop, if only I had been able to bring some giant paper flowers back on the plane with us.  Darn you easy jet and your 1 bag requirement!

Brittany was such a trooper modeling short-sleeve tops and skirts on a very chilly day in Denmark.

This plate from B’s Royal Wedding Collection is now proudly hanging on my kitchen wall, next to the Royal Copenhagen plate I painted at Blog’nhagen

This morning I woke up long before the sun to catch our flight back to Berlin and somehow in my very sleepy state, I agreed to run the Berlin Half Marathon with Andreas.  I ran one 4 years ago, but admittedly have not been much of a runner since then.  Oh man, not quite sure what I just got myself into….. eeeek!

I hope you all have lovely weekends!  We are off to the Black Forest this afternoon to visit family and friends and it will be Miss Hazel’s very first road trip!  Our little city pup is going to love running through the fields which surround Andreas’s childhood home, and I am looking forward to my mother-in-laws baked goods and catching up with a some old friends.  After a wild week of traveling, I am actually looking forward to the 7 hour drive south this evening and being able to relax and finally catch up with Andreas and hear all about his week.  Although let’s be honest, I will most likely sleep most of the drive.  :|

sisterMAG issue 4

The newest issue of sisterMAG is now live in both English and German!  I was lucky to have shot both the English and German covers as well as the coat fashion editorial and some new press images of the lovely sisters.  I had such a great time working on both features and I made a little video with their spoken editorial featuring some behind the scenes footage as well. Click for the English Version here and German Version here and my favorite way to read the magazine, on their very own iPad and iPhone app!

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The latest issue of sisterMAG was released today and I am thrilled to share the fashion story I shot (on page 166). Toni and Thea, the lovely sisters behind the sisterMAG, believe in creating a magazine that is relatable to all women and are therefore dedicated to having real women, rather than professional models, grace the pages of sisterMAG.  Somehow they convinced me to model for a story in addition shooting for the issue, and while I am flattered they asked me, it is so weird to see SO many pictures of myself, and I am quite possibly the most awkward “model” ever!  The latest issue is great, Thea and Toni are such inspiring women and their work never fails to amaze me.  Check it out here in German and English