a lion's gotta roar

Marion wanted to surprise her husband with pictures of their cute little son Leo for his birthday. So she asked me if I could take a couple of shots and I gladly said yes. When they came over I didn't quite know what to expect. Leo is a year old and I when I was shooting a kid his age the last time, the boy didn't like it at all and wanted to hide the whole time. So it took a lot of patience and creativity to make him feel comfortable and get a few nice shots. Leo was the opposite – he loved the camera, giggled and laughed along and I had to speed up to keep up with him, when he was exploring the room. All in all it was a fun shooting and I hope you can see this in the images as well. 

So, happy birthday to Patrick, Leo's daddy. I hope you enjoy the pictures.

on the other side

They say "the gras is always greener on the other side". Is that true? Actually I never really envyd the people on the other side of my camera. I always felt more comfortable shooting, than being the model.

But I wanted to understand how the people feel like, when I take their picture. I wanted to experience first hand what makes them comfortable and relaxed, and what might stress them. So I asked the incredible duo Thomas and Cornelia to take a couple of pictures of me. I met Thomas about a year ago when we both did a workshop about wedding photography with Carmen and Ingo Photography. Our pathes crossed several times since than and I can not only say that he is an incredibly nice person – both of them are – but also one of the most talanted photographers I had the pleasure to meet. But see for yourself at his website

The shoot itself was actually great fun. They both understand how to make people relax in front of the camera - even when there are others watching. After all we shot at Albertina and Museumsquartier – not the most remote places in Vienna. But after a few directions and a couple of clicks I forgot all about it and felt really comfortable. Once again, great job Thomas and Cornelia!

To make a long story short: here are some of the pictures. 

All pictures: www.thomassteibl.com

Autumn Beauty

I have a confession to make. I love the fall. Many people complain because summer is gone, but for me, a sunny autumn day is the best. 

As we were blessed with lovely weather this weekend I asked my dear friend Claudia if she is up for a couple of pictures and she agreed. I am so happy she did because for me, these pics turned out really nice and beautiful - and they come up to her beautiful personality.  


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