Once more, I took on the mantle of wedding photographer in Berlin: This time for my old school buddy Max, I’ve known him for 13 years by now. As a soccer coach, he is on the field almost every day.
In February 2017, I returned from New York City. Working for Blue Chalk Media was wonderful, and the city was too of course. But because New York is as exhausting as it is expensive, I was somewhat glad to come back to Berlin when my visa was over.
Shortly after coming back, Max reached out to me. After seven years he wanted to marry his girlfriend and I should be his photographer for the day. While he is indeed a school pal of mine, we were neither in the same class or even the same school. But he played soccer with my friends so he was always around at parties. In summer of 2007, we even went camping at the Baltic Sea. I think that was the last time I saw him before this year – excluding phone calls and digital communications.
It’s the fifth wedding that I have shot by now and I am very happy with the results. Maybe it’s the experience and calmness with which I approach weddings now. Or it is the trust I had with Max and his gilfriend, who – while claiming they are not comfortable with being photographed – played along really well with all ideas and challenges.
Whatever it was doesn’t matter. I enjoyed the day, the food was amazing and the atmosphere great.
Congrats, Max and Yerma!
(Lots of things happened since New York City. I went back to Lebanon, had an exhibition in two German cities, visited Moscow, was ill afterwards and then went back to Copenhagen again. Since being active on Instagram, the blog kind of lost its spotlight…)