The new year has started with a BANG and I already have enough to write for the rest of the year... from the Wedding Fair to the new website to my mentoring, everything about this year looks and feels exciting. And with the new website, the technical glitches on this blog have been sorted and I can write again!
There are a string of events lined up for the next few months, and this week I'm launching the first of my 2017 Workshops dedicated to professional photographers: we'll meet in VIENNA at the end of March to spend TWO DAYS on raising the level of our business and provide our clients with the highest quality of service.
Last year I ran the business part of the two editions of Toolbox Workshops in Italy, and this year I'm expanding it into a full, intensive workshop that will change the way you do business forever. You'll find all the info on the Vienna Workshop page HERE
To see me in action, here's the Toolbox trailer :-) I think I lost a bit of weight since then!
Now I realize that I'm not very well known outside of Italy (yet) and I can imagine you'd want to know more about me before you jump on board here, so if you'd like to understand more about what I do, just contact me and I'll be glad to give you a consultation about your business and the most pressing issues you're facing right now. No strings attached! :)
I don't want you to even consider coming to this workshop if it's not what you need, and I want you to be confident that you'll have a huge return on your investment, so I'm setting aside some valuable time for personal calls with about TWENTY photographers.
The only restriction is that all calls need to happen during February, as I'm travelling during most of March and I won't have enough time.
Just send a message on my facebook page or on whatsapp +43676 4664 171, and we'll set a date. It's the fastest way to do it, and the best way for you to figure out if this is for you.
(I believe in fast, efficient connections :-)
Or you can always send an email, if that's your preference.
How can i help you?
Just before the holidays, I was invited to one of those evenings that happen "only in Tirol": music and singing mixed with food, a good measure of drink, and a lot of friends to chat with.
Local choirs got together and were joined by a few refugee musicians, who brought their instruments and played traditional music. What a treat!
As Tiroleans do, the audience sits at tables, the bar provides food as well as drinks, and after a short while it feels like a party. Austrians sure know how to party :-)
Along with the frankfurters and the pretzels, we got a taste of Syrian cuisine. Including what was possibly the best baklava I ever had! These guys can play, and my goodness they can cook, too.
And when everyone had settled their menus... it was time to start the music. I always feel this is such a civilized way to do concerts.
Grand Master Andres directed the choirs, the audience and the children running on stage. As always, photos do little to convey the quality of the music, but I hope you get the feeling of how much fun this was. In the end everyone was singing along, of course, in the best Tirolean tradition.
But the best thing of all was to see the boys mixing with the locals, laughing, as carefree as could possibly be. Happy to share their music and their food with us, standing tall for all the compliments they got. It was possible, for a moment, to forget what they've been through and all the difficulties they still face before they're allowed to settle in this country. They have so much to give, they have so much potential.
I'm working on a photography project to make a difference for them. If you want to follow it, please like my facebook page and sign up for my newsletter and you'll be notified as soon as it goes live. You will love it :)
You can see all the photos from this evening HERE.
Black Tutus are "a thing"... but only when matched to a gorgeously designed and fitted corset.
And when they're made of at least 20 meters of tulle. It's what makes them fluffy, you know. Personally, I knew nothing about tutus except that this one photographed beautifully. But during the course of the day, I discovered some interesting things about corsets and tutus....
What happens when a photographer, a beautiful girl, and a makeup artist walk into a gorgeous Baroque Hall? If they meet up with a stylist holding an original 1950s vintage wedding dress... only BEAUTY can happen.
And what are the special ingredients that can transform a normal 18-yr-old girl into a Hollywood star?
Here are the 5 most important things for the perfect Grace Kelly wedding look.