"Our goal is to create high quality heirlooms for discerning clients that capture more than just moments. Our goal is to create, not only capture, something beautiful that will tell a story and connect with the viewer. Carina's native language puts it nicely. In German, you never "take" a photograph, you "make" a photograph. We are active in helping our clients create a narrative that inspires."
As a wedding planner, I have worked with several Virginia wedding photographers- all whom have been phenomenal to work with and produce beautiful images of my couples. When it came to choosing photographers for my own wedding, it was hard to choose just one photographer to capture my love story.
Michael and Carina were hired by one of my first couples. They were amazing to work with and really made me feel so comfortable as a newly self employed wedding planner. They drew me in with their own love story, and after working with them I was hooked.
When they were just 13 and 14 years old, they connected as pen pals- Michael, here in the States and Carina in Germany. Through the years, they met in person, became best friends and fell in love. Is that not the most perfect love story? In 2011, they began photographing weddings full time, all over the world! Michael and Carina specialize in luxury weddings and portraits on film that celebrate themes of romance, history and authenticity. Their goal is light-filled, dreamy images- which they absolutely excel at achieving!
A year after working with the pair, Matthew asked me to marry him! When it came time to choose a wedding photographer, I thought back through all of those who I had worked with and it was Michael and Carina that I kept coming back to. I showed their work to Matthew and our mothers and it was decided!
Now, for those of you that do not know, Matthew does not love getting his photo taken. Michael and Carina made him feel so comfortable during our engagement session - it was a miracle. They were so much fun to work with too. We were all laughing and freezing in the chilly coastal air, but you can't even tell. I just can't wait to work with them again on September 1st!
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