Exactly three years ago our girl Lea Lovelyn came into this world. I was working until the day of Lea's birth as I enjoyed it and felt really well. The evening before Lea's birth I was fine and so we did a little shopping tour for our business and went out for dinner. Little did I know that our girl will be born the next day. Ever since we have gone through lots of so called phases, good and bad ones, but we are proud what our sweetheart and we learned within the last three years and what she already accomplished. Today we will share some photos created within the last year and we will let you know a bit what our girl really loves and what her possible professions could be someday. Let's look back at this post in 15 years and we will see if there are any similarities.
Lea received a little camera as a gift from friends as we celebrated our office opening one and a half years ago. This camera is one of her favorite toys and often times when we take a picture, for example in front of our Christmas tree, she also runs and gets her little camera to take her own photo. After pressing the shutter she shows us the camera and slides with her finger, like we do when we take photos with our phones and show her the results.
Our girl loves puzzles, her Ukulele, her dolls and cuddly toys and she is a HUGE Playmobil fan. Craft activities are one of her favorites and she loves to support us when we intall a shelf or something similar. I'm more than proud that Lea chose the Batman gumboots on her own and that she is not addicted to the commercialized girly stuff. Role playing is one of her favorite activities and so her wodden train and her Playmobil farm are used really often. Playing outside in the garden and in the sandbox is also popular. Someday she maybe wants to become a doctor as she really likes to do medical checks and we are her favorite patients. Reading books is another great hobby and we are reading bedtime stories every day. Sometimes, when it's already late, we try to skip one spread of a book without arguing, but of course our girl knows which story comes after another and she almost always recognizes it, unless she is really tired. Other profession possibilities: architect, cook, child carer, guitar hero, photographer, artist and actor. Lots of opportunities and we are more than happy to support our little girl finding her way in this world!
At this point we would also like to thank my (Nina's) parents for being there for our little girl and for taking care of her when we are photographing weddings all over the world, without them our wedding photography business would not be possible any more. Our families live across Austria, hundreds of kilometers away. My family is the closest and in case of babysitting in the evenings or on the weekends, when we have to work, they are the only option and we do not take this for granted. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we are deeply grateful for all your support!
If you would like to sneak a peek into the first months of our life as a family you can check out our first baby blog post here. We also wrote a post with the topic 500 Days of Parenthood - Looking back on our emotional Roller Coaster and you should not miss our Family Photo Shoot in Vienna. Enjoy our photo tour and have a great day - we will celebrate with lots of muffins today!
One of the most exhilarating parts in a woman's life is being proposed for marriage by the person she truly loves and finally spending the rest of their lives together as husband and wife. Planning a wedding can be challenging and overwhelming sometimes and so it is really important to take some breaks here and there in the planning process. That way you can recharge your batteries and start with a clear mind and lots of new energy. Planning your big day should be fun, at least most of the time :) You should enjoy it, so you can really look forward to your wonderful wedding day. A really important stage in the planning process is shopping for the perfect wedding dress for the bride and suit for the groom. Today we would like to give you a few tips what to consider when it comes to wedding dress shopping.
When we receive an invitation for a wedding, the couple is requesting your presence. But we almost immediately begin to stress about the present we will provide. Times have changed and the social etiquette standards of gift giving are no longer spelled out for us. The leaders of the wedding industry such as The Knot offer us some insight into the current trend of gifting. Check out the details of this post to get insight into considerations and modern etiquette.
We are more than proud to announce that the relaunch of our Nina Hintringer Photography website has happened! We could not be happier as the new site represents us, our work and our style just perfectly. The screen design for this new website was finalized already last year in May but due to a busy wedding photography schedule, preparing and being a part of six bridal shows all over Austria with our wedding stationery products in Fall and Winter, finding an employee and not to forget being parents, we could not find enough time and energy - what is essential for such an important project that should totally reflect your brand. If you give your brand a new look-and-feel you should poor your entire heart into it and so it took as a bit of time but within the last weeks we totally focused on our new website and HERE IT IS!
The new website totally represents us and our personalities. It's clean, elegant, stylish, detailed but yet focused,... we are in love with the new site and I think, so it should be!
As we specialized in wedding photography as well as commercial photography the new site represents these two areas in detail and we also give a deep insight into our private life: how Phil and I met, what we love, how our several businesses developed and much more. Our educational services are also a big part on our new website and if you are interested in refining your skills, starting your own business and bringing your brand to the next level, we are more than happy to accompany you! Check out our workshops as well as the customizable 2:1 mentoring sessions to get your tailored education. Of course our blog is still a big part of the site to keep you up to date.
We tested the site a lot but if there are any hiccups, please just let us know - we are more than thankful for your support, so we can fix any hidden small errors immediately.
Enjoy the new site and let us know what you think! Have a great week,
Nina & Phil
More than proud to announce that we won another international wedding photography award, such an honor! Whoohoo - champagne please! With one of our favorite international weddings we could win the Wedisson Award. This bride is from Canada, the groom from Switzerland and they had a beautiful destination wedding at the 5 star hotel The Dolder Grand in Zurich, Switzerland. It was a gorgeous and intimate wedding as they celebrated with just 35 guests, their closest family and friends. It was such an honor to be part of this special day and we could not be happier to top this with an international award. We thank our clients for their trust and for creating unforgettable memories together, without you this would not be possible. Let's celebrate this achievement with some bubbly!
In this post, we would like to address the often neglected but equally important, in our opinion, parts of the wedding day - the quiet highlights of a wedding.
When does the wedding day actually start? When you look at most wedding albums, it appears that the day starts with the perfectly styled bridal couple and ends in the church. The reality is completely different and everyone who has personally experienced it would agree with us: the really exceptional moments don't happen at the time when the date is set. This is why we, as wedding photographers, accompany our couples throughout the day, because for us it starts with the first preparations - the 'Getting ready'. For the bride, this means meeting with her friends or family, the maid of honor and finally with the bridesmaids. The nervousness of the moment is shared, perhaps sip on some Champagne and then make-up and hair can begin. The men don't require as much time with styling, but the suit and all the accessories can also be included. A last game of poker as a bachelor with friends, a glass of whiskey and then it is time for the first meeting.
Seeing each other for the first time - the 'First Look' - is, in Europe in our opinion, a much too often neglected but unique moment. Take time to see each other before the wedding, have time for each other, admire each other, say 'I love you' one more time and share in the nervousness with your loved one. Before the altar, there is no time for pleasantries, no time to exchange in-depth glances and then the program quickly continues with congratulations and so on, then this moment is permanently lost.
Enjoy the couple's shooting! Take time for each other as it is the only phase in the day when you can actually dedicate yourselves to each other. After that, you will be in the spotlight and there is nothing wrong with that as it is the reason for the celebration, but a little time to enjoy being husband and wife for the first time alone, even with your photographer present, is simply wonderful.
The coverage of the events between the fixed points of the wedding day is just as important for us. The joy of the guests, the beautiful outfits, the decorations in the church, the ballroom, the laughing and crying - what would a wedding day be without these emotional moments?
So allow yourself the luxury to have a professional photographer capture these additional memories for eternity. You will see that the wedding day races by and you can't be everywhere at once. When you look at your wedding photos, you will discover lots that happened that otherwise would not have been captured.
We are still having goose pumps when we think back to this week´s snowy surprise proposal in St. Anton at the Arlberg. When Alex contacted us a while ago we were in on it right from the beginning. It´s something really special if you get asked to join such a wonderful, intimate and once-in-a-lifetime moment. Thank you so much for your trust and for letting us be part of this special occasion. Alex organized everything perfectly and not just the proposal was a surprise, also the photo shoot. Jenny found out at the morning that a couple shoot will take place that day in their winter holiadys in St. Anton. You know that we girls are always a bit worried about hair and make-up when it comes to photos, so that was a smart way! This lovely couple has a great story: Alex is from Adelaide, Australia and Jenny from Germany. Jenny moved to Australia several years ago, there they both met through friends and a few years later they fell in love. Not too long ago they decided to move to Switzerland, there they enjoy their lives together at the moment. This week they spent in St. Anton at the Arlberg, Tyrol to snowboard. This holiday was perfect to pop THE question. We did a sleigh ride with these two lovebirds, started with the official couple shoot and as soon as Alex found the right place and was ready the special moment happened. We are always thrilled when we photograph a proposal and we almost press the shutter continuously. Alex and we were really relieved that it was a perfect surprise for Jenny and when you look at the photos I think you know what her answer was :) We wish you both all the best for your future togehter and we want to thank you again that we could be part of this adventure - with these photos you can tell many generations to come how you started your life as husband and wife! Wherever in the world your wedding will take place, just let us know - we would be more than happy to accompany you! Lots of hugs, Nina & Phil
The most important thing for us is to create great results for our clients to make them happy. We are really thankful for the trust that our clients place in us and that we have the wonderful opportunity to photograph so many wonderful people, products, food,... Of course we participate in contests in several business areas as it is always exciting to know how your work ranks in worldwide competitions. We are proud that we won 8 more international awards in the field of food photography within the last months and we don´t want to hide these delicious masterpieces. Enjoy and if you would like to know in which restaurant these were served, we are happy to make a recommendation. Check out the details for lots of tasty food!
Are you already aware of this trend? Engagement photos or as the Americans say engagement shoot. The future bride and groom have their photos taken by a professional photographer. These are the last professional photographs before the wedding. It is fun, enjoy the time together and capture the loving mood. An engagement shoot can take place in various outfits, at various locations, with and without accessories.
Two wonderful side effects of this shoot are that on one hand, you have beautiful pictures for your wedding invitations and additionally a feel for posing in front of the camera. Use the same photographer for the engagement and wedding photographs so that you have a good feeling about the photographer. This way you can get to know your photographer and on the wedding day, you will be more relaxed before the camera and not so nervous. So you also have the opportunity to enjoy the wedding even more.
Would you like to do an engagement shoot? Then contact us - we look forward to capturing those special moments between you two!
For your wedding you invited those people you value the most and you want to have as much time as possible with each one. But a wedding day goes by so quickly and you may not have the chance to talk to everyone or have a long conversation with each one of your guests. To create some everlasting memories a wedding guest book is a great idea, so every guest can sign this book and leave some comments or wishes for the newly weds. Today we would like to share how you can create your own personalized wedding reception book. It is a lot of fun for your guests to sign and you will cherish these memories forever! We created such a wedding guest book for one of our bridal couples from the United States. They got married here in Austria in winter and we did an engagement photo shoot with them one year before their wedding. So they already had beautiful memories and photos as a couple and we used these pictures as well as the design of their wedding invitations to build their own reception book. But we did not just include some lovely photos with some space to sign, we also incorporated nice questions the guests could answer. For example:
Give us some ideas for date night,
What are some everyday little ways to say: I love you,
What do you see us doing in ten years?,... you can use any questions you would like, just make sure that they can be answered quickly as the guests don`t want to write a novel. It should be fun and easy to do, then the guests will love it and fill the book with lots of beautiful inspirations you can flip through over and over again. Wishing you a great time planning your wedding and creating your own customized wedding guest book!