Friday, 27 August 2010

A Pre-wedding Portrait Session in Berlin

Guan-Cheng and Yu-Han decided to get their engagement portraits done in the fabulous Berlin area known as Museumsinsel (Museum Island).  This 'island' is surrounded by canals and is loaded with classic architecture and enough scenery packed in to provide the perfect backdrop for some romantic portraits.

The couple contacted me after another photographer had let them down.  Berlin is full of photographers, but sadly, many of them do not have the experience, talent and professionalism for a city this size.  Fortunately I was able to help them at the last minute---literally the day before they flew to America.

We started at the Neues Museum (New Museum), home to several famous Egyptian treasures, most notably the bust of Queen Nefertiti.  Our tour of Museum Island would be limited to exteriors only, so no posed shots with any Egyptian queens that day!

We took our time strolling through the beautiful architecture, gardens, statues, steps and waterways that make up the island.  We finished our tour of Museum Island at the Bode Museum, probably the most imposing structure on the island.  I've always been impressed how the building is situated at the corner of the island where the canal splits in two and the walls of the museum drop directly on the each side to the water.  It gives the impression of both a small fortress and a Venician waterway.  But we had just a bit more time in the end--just enough to get a few shots by the icon of Berlin, Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate).

All in all it was a very fun portrait session in one of Berlin's most beautiful areas and I am very pleased that we could work together.

For more pre-wedding / engagement portraits in Berlin, Prague and Paris, please visit my website here.