bonne année les amis by Unkitschig

 

Berne - Le Cheylard - Avignon - Arles - Saint Maries de la Mer

December 2017/ January 2018

We accompanied our friends Sandra and Thomas to France and spent the days between Christmas and new year with them. Wine, good food, mountains, sea and good friends, this is how we like to start a new year.

 

vida doce by Unkitschig

 

impressions from our Portugal holiday, September 2017

We started our journey at Faro where we picked up our rental car.  The first few days we stayed at an Air Bnb in Faro to arrive and make plans for the upcoming days.

We then went to a small village called Vila do Bispo where we stayed at the most astonishing House ever. José and Maria have turned this old house into a warm an welcoming home to travellers who seek comfort and beauty. This turned out to be the perfect starting point for our daily adventures along the coast of Portugal. 

Besides meeting our lovely hosts, we also got to know Luise and Mo, whom we spent an afternoon at the beach with. We took some pretty rad photos of these two, which you can look at over here. Luise and Mo originally are from Berlin but have now decided to move to Portugal together with their cat Anouk. We can't wait to visit them and this beautiful country again very soon.

 

Our personal tips for Portugal:

- get a rental car, there is so much to see and explore

- look out for beaches and don't settle for the first you see

- eat loads of pastel de nata

- don't forget your jumpers and beanies, it can get pretty windy

we also created a little video to capture our memories:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G4Ss1XqbJg

 

you gotta start somewhere by Unkitschig

 

One thing we figured out very clearly after the first few times of capturing couples as a team of two was, that we have to learn, how to make a couple feel as comfortable as possible to reach the desired naturality of the portraits.  And we also noticed, how hard it is to be there but also pretend not to be. Most couples have never been in front of a camera and kissing/cuddling with a camera pointed towards you feels a little weird at the beginning. Even more when there are two of them at once.

Besides meeting the people we are going to portray before hand (to get to know each other a little), it is still a challenge to find the best way of communication in an intimate moment during a couple session. The only logical conclusion we drew from that was, to put ourselves into the exact same situation and find out, what it feels like.

In August our lovely friend Aimilia Theofilopulos form Bielefeld, Germany visited us in Vienna. This talented girl happens to be a photographer as well, who is also just about to start to get into couple and wedding photography. She offered to take some photos of us, and asked for some feedback in return. Supporting each other in this 'business' is one of our main principles, so we were happy to dive into that experience. 

So here are some of the photos Aimilia took, and we are so happy about the outcome. 

Not only did we learn about how it feels like, to be in front of a camera as a couple and how you "would like to be treated" in that situation, but also what an absolutely special and overwhelming experience it is to create and capture such intimate and close moments together with the person you love, to have them safely stored forever.