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Lover's Guide to Berlin | Reverie Magazine

When Thea and Toni told me they wanted me to photograph a story they were working on a shoot for Reverie Magazine, I might have done a little happy dance in my kitchen.  The story is a lover’s guide to Berlin featured in the new fall issue of Reverie Magazine which launched yesterday and combines two of my favorite things: travel photography + engagement shoots.  We shot the story with two fabulous couples here in Berlin and I have been so anxious to share the photos!  For a guide to the glamorous and romantic side of Berlin, check out page 160 in Reverie and you can see lots more photos from the shoots on my weddings blog: www.ashleyludaescher.com.

Thank you again to Thea and Toni from sisterMAG for directing and organizing, Travis Jay Hazzard for your fabulous hair skills and our couples: Clara and Albert and Marlon and Mandy for taking part in our shoot!

introducing Ashley Ludaescher Weddings

Moving to Berlin meant leaving the corporate photography job I had held (on and off) since 2005.  While that job had given me a consistent pay check and the opportunity to return to work in Europe (which was my dream since I left Paris in 2007), it was a desk job and one that did not fuel my passion for photography.  Avoiding settling for a job like that was the reason I went into photography in the first place, and while the company was great and I got to work with some of my best friends every day, my happiness and creativity were stifled.

Starting fresh in a new city gave me the incredible opportunity to ask myself what I wanted out of a career and my life.  I had always been afraid of owning my own business because organization and keeping my finances in check have not always been my strongest suit- fortunately I married a german accountant who keeps both of those details on track. (thank you andreas, i love you more than words)  After years freelancing beside my fulltime job, shooting weddings for friends, friends of friends, and a few clients who have now become friends, I myself became a bride and realized how truly remarkable it is to be able to document a wedding day.  It is such an honor to be able to photograph what is one of the most important days in a couple’s life together.  I decided what I wanted more than anything was to be able to help give other couples the same feeling that Andreas and I have when we look at our own wedding photos. To not only just document the wedding day, but capture the emotion and joy as well, and create photos a couple will cherish their entire lives.  I will be available to shoot weddings locally here in Berlin and Germany, as well as throughout Europe (with minimal travel expenses) and obviously travel worldwide too!!  I had originally planned to wait until I had finished the redesign of my website to announce the relaunch of my business here in Germany, but I couldn’t wait another minute to share the news :)  So stayed tuned for a beautiful new logo design, a relaunch of my professional blog AND a new Chasing Heartbeats blog design in the coming months!

for more of my wedding and engagement work check out my newly redesigned site: www.ashleyludaescher.com

I hope you all had wonderful weekends!  Our wedding is featured today on Classic Bride!  A big thank you Sarah for your lovely words about our wedding, it is such an honor to be on your beautiful site!  Check out the feature here.