I was seventeen years old when I borrowed my dad's Nikon FE2 camera, put an Ilford black & white film in it and forced dad to do a photo shoot with me. At that time I was the model, but I directed the shoot, told him from what angle to photograph me from and how I wanted him to crop the pictures. After that shoot I didn't step in front of a camera for another ten years, but took firm position behind the camera. My passion for taking creative portraits was born.
While studying to become an architect, I spent my free time doing organised portrait shoots with pretty much all my friends. Every shoot had a different theme or purpose.
In 2001 I moved from Germany to the UK to complete my studies as an architect and work in London. Shortly after I bought my first DSLR (also a Nikon) and started to do commissioned photography. I photographed weddings, pregnant friends, brand new babies, loved up couples, young career driven people, products for new businesses and local events.
Beginning 2012 I finally decided to give architecture a break and started my own business as a photographer after a year of maternity leave. Being a mum myself I find it easy to connect with expecting mums and nothing beats snuggling a newborn and smelling its soft head. Equally I feel privileged to be part of the most important day in a couple's life and telling their wedding story in my photos makes me proud every time.