A couple of weeks ago I had been invited by the „Deutsches Down-Syndrom InfoCenter" to Cora Halder's farewell celebration where she had been honored and awarded with the „Moritz" for her life work. Cora had been one of the greatest European advocates for people with trisomy 21 and been successfully raising down syndrome awareness for over 30 years. It was such a great party, and it felt good to see so many „old" companions again who have been by our side for over 14 years now. After all, we are all in this together.
When Fatma told me that I would finally meet her handsome son Enes and his beautiful girlfriend Monika, I was even more looking forward to attend this celebration. I had seen so many photos and heard so many good things about this happy couple who have been dating for over five years now that I was super excited.
Monika and Enes attended the party a bit later that afternoon with the happiest and proudest smile on their faces .... and a few gleaming medals hanging around their neck. They came directly from a swimming contest, and had scored high. Really high. And they wanted to share their achievements and joy with everyone else. And everyone else was super happy for and with them. How could you not?
Moni & Enes, I pray your love has no bounds and that it grows and overflows to everyone you come in contact with! You are both amazingly beautiful, wonderful, kind and make this world a much better place.
Letzte Woche durfte ich bereits zum zweiten Mal bei der Schweizer Vereinigung „Insieme 21" für alle Fotografie-Begeisterten einen vierstündigen Fotografie-Workshop für Einsteiger abhalten. Ich bin immer noch ganz im Glück, denn es war wieder ein super schöner Abend: Die Organisation war perfekt (Dankeschön, liebe Barbara!!!), die Studenten super motiviert, die Aussicht vom Tagungsraum einfach nur der Hammer ... und als unser kleines Supermodel nach Hause musste, haben sich alle Studenten freiwillig dazu bereit erklärt, auch einmal vor die Kamera zu treten, um für die anderen zu modeln. :-)
Vielleicht habt Ihr auch einmal Lust, einen Fotografie-Workshop für Euch und Eure fotobegeisterten Freunde zu organisieren, dann meldet Euch gerne bei mir. Minimum: 6 Teilnehmer. Maximum: 16 Teilnehmer. 160 Euro/Person. Der Workshop dauert ca. 4 Stunden.
A few years ago researchers have found that people perceive us at least 20 percent more beautiful as we think of ourselves. When we look in the mirror, we judge ourselves only by the outside. All we can see is our reflection, but not our personality. But beauty is so much more than only the looks. A great figure, shiny hair and lovely skin may turn heads and get you noticed, but it takes more than that to be attractive. Beauty is also about the way you move, speak and express yourself. It's about good health, warmth, spontaneity and charisma.
If we want to feel more beautiful, we have to change our mindset and work on our inner beauty and how we feel inside. So surround yourself with the people who gonna lift you higher and make you feel good about yourself. Replace negativity with positive thoughts. Let go of the people who don't treat you well. Appreciate and make the most of all your relationships. Do something for others ... and last but not least don't forget to laugh - in my opinion the best cure for just about anything. ;-)
Happy Monday, everyone!
These two lovebirds came to me to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary with a fun photo shoot. If there's something to celebrate - I'm in! If awesome people knock on my door - I'm in! If these people are wonderful, kind, inspiring, whimsical, and beautiful inside and out - I'm in ... LOVE!
I had met Sidonie and Chris - two incredibly talented musical stars and models - three years ago when Sid was sporting JUVELAN's stellar jewelry collection for our lookbook „Heatwave". That's when I first fell in love with these two, and I have been following their work and life adventures here and here on Instagram to keep in touch, and get my daily dose of happiness.
Sid & Chris are just about as good as it can get. I love their authenciticity, and how they approach life. They are not only colleagues on and off stage, but most importantly they are one of the raddest husband-and-wife-teams I know - for better or for worse. They are always there for one another and support each other to the fullest. I adore their mutual commitment and companionship. They live the „grass is greenest where you water it" . Every time the going got tough, they have learned to intentionally do the things that will bring back happiness when life had pulled it away. They have mastered to dancing in the rain. I love their humor and their big belly laughs. And their courage to be vulnerable. Their vulnerability makes them the best actors, the best story tellers, the best friends. It is the only bridge to build connection - and it's so easy to connect with them, and love them.
Here's to Sid & Chris - two of my favorite people! Since they will be celebrating their 10th anniversary in beautiful Greece in around two weeks, I thought I would surprise them today with a prior happy anniversary post, ha! Please enjoy a few images, and their cute little babies Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart who behaved so very well. I promise you'll be head over heels ... and just wanna hug them and hang out with them!
If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. Happy Monday, my friends! Always keep pushing forward and inspire others!