Manuela and Dominik celebrated their wedding right on the border to Bavaria. Like every wedding this year, I accompanied the two right from Getting Ready to the evening celebration. Especially the hilly landscape, the cows and farms make up for this reportage. Being able to get to know Bavaria as a wedding photographer but also many other states is a great privilege for me. My first stop was Manuela’s original home. The cheerful hairdresser, whom Manuela had known for ages, provided – besides me;) – for a happy atmosphere and at the latest when the cork of the champagne bottle slammed, everyone was attuned to a great wedding day. After the bride styling was finished, she also moved on her beautiful wedding dress, which was really great for her. (The wedding dress manufacturer Pronovias from Barcelona is currently very trendy, perhaps a hot tip for your wedding dress?). As a small surprise Manuela had prepared a small box with a nice framed picture for her parents, as well as a touching card. Is there any better event than the wedding to thank your parents for what they have done for you and what you can look back on. The wedding marks the beginning of a new phase of life, perhaps the founding of a family – leaving the old life behind. Again and again, this is an emotional moment for me, when the bride and groom celebrate not only their mutual love, but also their whole family. After finally all hair strands fit perfectly and the champagne glasses were emptied, Manuela, her father and me went to the couple shooting. We started with the wedding photos at a small farm, where Dominik and Manuela also saw each other for the first time. Solemnly, the father of the bride handed over his Manuela to Dominik with confidence and so we started the bridal shoot. The landscape in Bavaria provided me with many opportunities to make creative wedding photos with the two while capturing the mutual love. Here we forget the time completely – and we had to rush full throttle to the church. The wedding ceremony was typical Bavarian, with a classical Catholic ceremony. When the wedding was over, all the wedding guests congratulated the happy bride and groom, before all of us went to the party location. The classically furnished property, in which on the same day, but one floor higher, also a dance gala took place, offered plenty of space and was somewhere in nowhere – in Bavaria. The afternoon we spent with the classic balloons, relaxed talks and a wedding photos session with the guests. At about 9 pm, when the bride and groom and I had eaten the main course, we went to the large lawn behind the house for a 15-minute photo session and took some wedding pictures. Bavaria with its many meadows and untouched nature, paired with the light of dusk (the blue hour) offered us a great setting for these shots. Drunk with happiness, the two ran across the meadow and gave me the opportunity to capture natural and authentic photos. Until after midnight I accompanied the wedding party and enjoyed the relaxed and exuberant party together with all guests. Also, the Polaroid camera, which I bring with each wedding, met with enthusiasm. Throughout the evening I ran through the ranks and photographed the different families and couples. The immediately available picture could then be pasted into the guestbook, and the guests could write something nice and create a unique memory for Manuela and Dominik. For many bridal couples, the Polaroid camera arrives well at the wedding. Often I get the feedback that the guest book is the first memory the couple looks after the wedding. A personal congratulation from the different guests, in addition to the instant printing make this feature something special.