Why am I getting nervous? Well, I'm off for holidays again. My last photoshoot for this month is scheduled for tomorrow and I'm certainly looking forward to it, and then I should start packing my suitcase.
But I'm really nervous of the unknown, traveling to a country where I don't speak the language is hard on anyone. Been learning a few phrases and getting worried of saying something really wrong! I really do not know what to expect for the next 20 days. I feel butterflies in my stomach every time I fly somewhere new, and I wonder if I booked the right place, and much more now after our holiday in Morocco and click here to read the blog if you want to know how it went for us, you will understand.
Well, this holiday wont be as crazy as the last one, but certainly there will be loads to learn from a new culture and our first time in Asia!
Am I looking forward, oh yeah! Stay tuned for the update....
Can you guess where are we flying to?
Here are a few unrelated pictures of our last holiday in New York last year, and also dreaming of going back one day.
I've been thinking this for a while and YES, YES, YES! I've decided finally to venture on the Destination Photographer. I've organized a beautiful route of the beaten path in Austria to make some beautiful memories! Do you want to know how I've organized it? Are interested? Keep reading!
What's the plan?
After agreeing a start time, I'll pick you up from the bus stop that arrives in Laxenburg and we'll walk to the park. It is about a 15 min walk through the park to the Green Pavillion where we'll stay approximately 20 minutes taking portrait photos. After the Pavillion, we'll walk to the lake where there is a beautiful castle and we'll take more portraits on location. The walk from the Pavillion to the lake is around 20 min and we'll remain at the lake for around half an hour. We'll walk back to the exit of the park. If the ice cream parlour is open, we can stop for a lovely ice cream or coffee (please not food is not included in the photography services). Your photos will be processed on the same day and delivery will be within 3-4 days in a private online gallery where you can download them. Processing of the photos is minimal to ensure the best light and shadows but no photoshop will be used. During the photoshoot, I will guide you to get your best angles and the best background. Well-behaved dogs are welcome too. They must be on a leash at all times and you must carry a poop bag. These bags are available at the entrance of the park. Photoshoots are available all year round as long as there is no rain or extreme weather conditions. Please note this is NOT a Tour. This is an experience to have a photoshoot in a beautiful, natural and historical location and it is available all year round!
What else you should know?
Within our route in the park, there are two places to buy snacks and water. You will provide your own transport from Vienna. I can asist with directions. Make up available at additional price p/p. Please enquire. This is an experience to get a photoshoot in a gorgeous place and not a Tour.
Entrance fee to the park is included
30+ edited hi-res photos
1 year backup
4 work days delivery in a private and password protected gallery
Raw or unedited images are NOT included and will not be delivered
What to bring?
Comfortable walking shoes
Nice outfit for the photos
a big smile and a great attitude
How to book?
You can book my services thru the following link:
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All's well that ends well! And that was it... The Lifeball....
For those who do not know what the Lifeball was, it was a charity run over 26 years by Gery Keszler that raised around 30 million euros for anti-AIDS causes in Austria and abroad.
The progress achieved in fighting AIDS over the last 26 years means it has become very hard to raise the funds to hold the event and sadly last night was the very last one.
On my second year working for the Lifeball I have mixed emotions: I'm grateful for being given this opportunity, I got to meet and work with incredibly amazing people but I'm also sad because I know there won't be another one. Since I arrived in Austria 13 years ago, I have dreamt of going to one of the famous Viennese balls and actually, would you believe it, I have never been to one as a guest, and my first one was this one. I was thrilled to work for them and each time looked forward to what the new theme was going to be. Last year was The Sound of Music and this year was United in Diversity: "Walking on the yellow brick road towards an ends to AIDS"
I'm super proud to have been part of such a noble cause and I hope that there will be another ball, because events like this in the world do not exist anywhere else and there needs to be more, to raise awareness, educate, prevent, treat and destigmatize AIDS and HIV.
Now I'm tired, my feet ache: Yesterday I had a long day; 12 hours non-stop working preceded by an intense week, rehearsals, airports and party, but it was fun and I'm sad there won't be another one. I just feel like I've broken up with someone I love. But I also know there are people who are sharing the same feeling I have as I write this.
I'm going to bed and will dream of the next Lifeball
To the organizers: Thank you Gery, Doris, Barbara, Stephan, Vanessa and Magdalena and to my most wonderful colleagues whom we shared a few laughs, we complained and laughed and laughed, Yuting, Maru, Stephan, Peter, Alvaro, Markus, Isabella and particularly to Jürgen for trusting me and giving me the task of photographing the Life+ Gala.
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Did you ever go to a Lifeball
Do you want the Lifeball to continue?
Do you think the Lifeball will continue as some rumours suggest?
Let me know, I would love to hear what your thoughts are in the comments!
I’m the one behind the lens!