A Winter Wedding High Above: Bavaria’s Wendelstein
My profession as a wedding photographer is an exciting one. I get to meet people from all walks of life. Hear the most interesting stories of falling-in-love. And I am often surprised to learn how innovative proposals have become these days. The job as a wedding photographer can also become more than demanding in spring and summer: Most couples plan their wedding in those seasons as they seem to guarantee sunshine, warm temperatures, and a setting that shows nature in its full bloom – for a wedding photographer the epitome of a picture book scenery. Every once in a while, however, I have clients who choose not to settle for a wedding during the peak-season.
Nadine and Michael were such clients. And they did not even go for an early-fall ceremony – September for instance, when the tan is still there from the summer vacation and ideally matches the bride’s white outfit. Nadine and Michael chose to marry in the wintertime – a choice that might entail: bundling up for chilly temperatures and bad weather. In case of these two, however, the location choice probably facilitated in the midst of winter what we could not predict: wonderful spring temperatures. While gathering high above on the Wendelstein, a more than 1.800 meters high mountain in Bavaria, the newly-weds and guests were greeted by sunshine and its warmth. As the wedding photographer I could not believe my luck: So amidst the scenery of the German-Austrian Alps, wonderful wedding pictures became true – with a lovely and lively couple and a setting that is simply hard to beat for a winter wedding location.
I think that Nadine and Michael will agree with me that it was possibly the best choice they made to marry at Bayrischzell’s wedding registry office on the Wendelstein. And I suppose we also agree that the pictures of the wedding speak for themselves. This, I guess, is the best motivation for me as a wedding photographer: To get to know and accompany happy couples whose wedding I have the privilege to conserve as a lasting memory – be it summer, spring, fall, or winter.
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