Archive for the ‘2012’ Category

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Christina & Omar

January 28, 2013

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Another hot wedding of 2012! 😉 Christina and Omar chose a beautiful location: Schloss Laxenburg. The catering, light designer,… did an awesome job, all in all very extravagant – I loved it!

The husband welcomed every guest, then the ceremony started. Omar was so touched to see Christina in her awesome wedding dress for the first time! Richard Redl and two female singers also contributed to the lovely mood – just beautiful, I love these emotional moments on weddings!

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I’m sure everyone enjoyed this day, the guests as well as the bride and groom danced a lot until very late at night! I hope and wish Christina’s and Omar’s marriage will be as exciting, full of life and love as their wedding day! And here’s the slideshow!

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HERE’s the link to my website for wedding photography.

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Vicky & Hariochy

January 19, 2013


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My first Austrian-Cuban Wedding! And it was fun! Those people CAN dance! 🙂

Vicky was the most relaxed bride I ever met (and photographed), she was so beautiful in that awesome dress! Here’s a photo of Vicky getting dressed, a good friend (and hairstylist) helped her.

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As Vicky is a kindergarten teacher, many kids were around. I especially noticed one young man feeling cool between the bridesmaids. 🙂

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Hariochy was very nervous at the beginning, but got a lot more relaxed later. Although he doesn’t like taking portraits he did a very good job. 🙂

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After the official part of the wedding and shooting many many family pictures and some portraits in an awesome location we went to the hotel, where Vicky’s and Hariochy’s family and friends were waiting. When the dinner was over, the “party” started! I’ve hardly ever seen so many people dance on a wedding so well! It was amazing to watch! So here are some photos of Vicky’s and Hariochy’s day! The wedding was awesome, so hopefully their marriage will be full of love, fun and dance as well!

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Julia Jelinek

November 22, 2012


Actually I’m not doing jobs right now, so this shoot really was an exception, because I was planning to do an exam this week, but for health reasons I had to postpone it to December. If I’m available for shoots in general, you’ll find that information on my website, probably in April and August 2013, but we’ll see. 😉

I’ve already taken photos of Julia two times, you can find photos of those shoots on Julia’s website. We once again found great backgrounds for portraits in and around Julia’s house! For November we were very lucky with the weather and Julia is very cold-resistant!  Although the sun was shining it was cold enough for shooting portraits outdoor: 11 ° C!

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Wedding: Irene & Markus

November 18, 2012

Irene & Markus have chosen one of the hottest days of the year 2012 for their wedding, June 16th. But fortunately the marriage ceremony was on a ship, such a beautiful idea! And a lot fresher, with a cool breeze there. 🙂 The church wedding was in Mondsee (Upper Austria) too. Before the official part started, my assistant Dany and I went to the house of Irene’s parents to take photos of the first look and some portraits.

The garden was just beautiful, matching the bride, groom and family. 🙂 Especially Irene and her mother looked amazing!


Irene’s and Markus’ son Jonas also did a great job! 🙂


After the wedding ceremony Irene and Markus were dancing on the ship, such a cute couple!


Also the guests enjoyed the beautiful mountains and the Mondsee.

As Irene’s father is a car dealer, the bride and the groom had two separate beautiful cars, a white and a black one!

To all the photographers who are reading my blog: The church was beautiful, but I think it was the darkest church I ever photographed, no chance at all to bounce the flashlight from anywhere around me, so my only chance to get photos at all was direct flash, combined with high ISO, the lowest possible exposure time and open aperture.

Markus is a policeman, so some of his colleagues formed a guard of honour outside the church.


After the official part was over, the wedding party moved to the restaurant “Frodlhof”. Markus is a really nice guy and also kept the speech very short and funny! 🙂 I’m sure the guests had lots of fun too, everything was really relaxed, simply a beautiful day!

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Daniela Moser

November 17, 2012

At the end of September I had the pleasure to take photos of actress Daniela Moser again, already for the third time, and once again it was very nice! We walked around the Theater an der Wien and were really lucky, because the weather was perfect during the shoot, and when we went to a café later (so Daniela could choose the photos she’d like to have) a very heavy rain started. If you want to find out more about Daniela, HERE’s the link to her website, the portraits in her website’s gallery are from the previous two shoots and also from the one this blogpost is about.

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Legally Blonde Cast Presentation

November 15, 2012

November 15th, 2012, “Legally Blonde” Cast Presentation.

Actually, I don’t really like the music I’ve heard of this show so far, nevertheless I wanted to know  who’s playing and take some new pictures although I don’t have lots of time at the moment. Still I have to say it was quite nice! First of all because actor Christopher Ryan was there too (of course 😉 ). As I’ve photographed him last year and he’s a really nice guy, we talked for a while. Lisa Antoni, a singer I like a lot, was also there, as well as Mark Seibert, I think I saw Sonja Atlas on the balcony and Christian Peter Hauser in the distance, but I’m not sure about those two. Of course Barbara Obermeier’s agent, Doris Fuhrmann was there and also Michael Staringer from Diabelli Management.

Christian Struppeck introduced the Cast with short interviews, at least the main characters, after the two songs he also told us the names of some of the dancers, unfortunately the names are not on the papers we got.

By the way – some time ago I started to build a new Website, or rather blog, called “theaterarchiv” where you can find information about shows, and in extension also pages of actors/singers/dancers, but my focus is on the shows. I think I “already” typed in about 35 shows – not a lot, but still a beginning. The beginning of a… well…project of a century?! I already posted the link on my facebook-page a while ago, HERE’s the direct way to “Legally Blonde” if you want detailled information about the roles, but here’s a short list of the names: Barbara Obermeier, Jörg Neubauer, Ana Milva Gomes, Hendrik Schall, Linda Geider, Sanne Mieloo, Daniel Rakasz, Birgit Wanka, Sidonie Smith, Anja Haeseli, Anna Carina Buchegger, Anouk Roolker, Gabriela Ryffel

Ok, back to the cast presentation. Today’s star was definitely Linda Geider for me. I knew her name and face, but never met her or heard her sing. Her interview was quite funny, as Christian Struppeck asked Linda if she has already practiced a lot to jump rope, as this is part of her role as fitness queen, her answer was very funny or perhaps kind of desperate (?!) that she HAS to. 🙂 Ok, it was funnier to listen to the conversation, but Linda seems to be a very funny person in general, I also noticed this later when the TV-interviews started on the stage. Always joking, laughing, smiling – very likable. Another funny thing during the interview was the presentation of THE ROPE. Yes. 🙂 A very special one, which makes enough noise on the stage, and must hurt a lot if you hit your legs with it, as it is made out of smaller (plastic?)pieces. Linda presented it in a way usually stewardesses inform about safety instructions, matching Christian Struppeck’s description.  But what made her a star today? Jumping rope with high heels – respect! As I can’t even walk with shoes like these I always admire dancers who can jump and dance and run with those shoes, but the show today during Linda’s interview topped all I’ve seen so far. 🙂

After the presentation the cast showed us two songs with choreography: “Oh my god” (“Oh mein Gott”) und “So much better” (“Soviel besser”) – thanks, Anna for this additional information! Of course also the rest of the cast did a very good job, especially after only one day (?) of rehearsal. The actor on this picture (Elle’s boyfriend) is a walk in cover: Jörn Felix Alt (thanks Elisabeth for this information!) and of course Barbara Obermeier as “Elle”. Later then we could take a group photo of the cast and then TV/radio interviews started on the stage, where I also took some photos of the actors.

Here’s the slideshow – enjoy! 😉

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Press preview “Elisabeth” – Raimundtheater

September 25, 2012

Sorry it took a while, but finally here’s what I’ve written on the day of the press preview, including the pictures (I didn’t have time to edit them until now – a few of them are on my facebook-page, but in this blogpost you’ll find many more).

On August 31st 2012 four songs have been presented by the new Cast of the musical “Elisabeth”: “Sie passt nicht”, “Der letzte Tanz”, “Ich gehör’ nur mir”, “Milch”. It was a pleasure to see at least parts of one of my favorite musicals again! Though I had hoped for “Die Schatten werden länger” to finally hear Anton Zetterholm (he is playing “Rudolf”) sing again, as I really liked his voice in the Castingshow for the musical “Tarzan” I was actually watching because of Ina Trabesinger, as I’ve taken photos of her a few years ago (you can still find them on her website).

Back to “Elisabeth”: The staging/choreography seems to be the same, but as I’m only seeing part of what’s happening through my camera – the part on which I’m focussing – I can not guarantee this. 😉 But I THINK it’s the same, as well as the stage design, of course adapted to the Raimundtheater, as “Elisabeth” has been played at the Theater an der Wien before.

The costume design is very different to the shows at the Theater an der Wien 1992 and also 2003. Actually I liked the idea of the old costumes with that creeping pattern on every garment, dull colors – all a connection to death and decadence. That’s different now: The dresses are very colorful and bright, the style has been adapted too.

“Der Tod” is not wearing 90’s-Cowboy-boots, but chunky black boots and black leather clothes, the stone is missing and would probably be out of place anyway. The outfit is much more masculine, and what I especially noticed was the lack of make-up.

Although the outfit is really cool itself, I’m not sure if I like this main change in the character, because all the androgyny is lost now. Usually, when “Tod” appeared on stage, it was like magic, he was like a being from another world, now with losing all the make up and the masculine outfit “Tod” is still beautiful, but too humanized, the costume is too ordinary.  Of course the main story is the love between “Tod” and “Elisabeth”, but in my opinion death is not either male or female, especially as there is also a connection between “Tod” and “Kronprinz Rudolf” who is committing suicide. But I will have to watch the show completely (not only four scenes) to see if that change is working out anyway. “Totentänzer” are wearing black wigs now instead of blond ones – and they reminded me a lot of vampires!

After those four scenes we went upstairs and got ready to take pictures of the cast, some group shots and different combinations of the actors: Mark Seibert, Annemieke van Dam, Kurosch Abbasi, Franziskus Hartenstein, Anton Zetterholm, Daniela Ziegler, Carin Filipčić, Christian Hauser.

After those pictures were taken, interviews had to be given, and in between them I could get some extra portraits. 🙂

That’s the fun part, while the group shots are always kind of stressful, but I’m very happy that I got the chance to be there!

And here’s the slideshow – enjoy!

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