Munich, Germany Engagement Shoot | Ingo & Carmen racing Vespas in Europe

Friday, May 14, 2010

Munich is a real fun location, and on our last trip out here, I’ve really fallen in love with this old city.  In the heart of Bavaria this is a German town that has charm, history, lots of green amongst beautiful architecture. So when Ingo & Carmen asked me to shoot them, I was absolutely thrilled to shoot this!  They are a really sweet couple and great photographers, in fact I think they are leading in their industry in Germany!

I love shooting in these European cities, and this time I got to bring Rachel out.  I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to travel across Europe several times since my 1st time visiting & shooting a wedding in Italy in 2007.

Planning this shoot was fun, we wanted a youthful but sophisticated, creative and fun shoot.  So this is what we got.  Ingo loves vespas and has one himself, and since Carmen loved to ride tandem, they had a sweet time racing down the streets and courtyards of this square.  I was riding on a bike we borrowed from a passerby and at my top cycling speed tried to keep up with them to grab the shots while I was riding!(Carmen, can you send me some of the footage of me shooting?!)

I seriously have to get me one of these, they are SO much fun to race around in.

Carmen looks made to ride a Vespa

We ended up walking around and scouting for some cool locations with backgrounds that work well.  I am always looking

Sometimes for me to get creative, I just need to sit and think for a while, and for that, I give them a scenario and sit 20-30 feet back and let them just be themselves and I wait to be inspired.  Both of them have so much style i was in heaven shooting.  Rachel was doing a stellar job working beside me and using our Sunbounce to get the “perfect” light.

When you can just let a couple “be” you can get some of the most emotional and fun shots.  Carmen just could not stop laughing and having a good time here.  Ingo just could not stop having fun as well.

Right as we were bout to end the shoot, this opera was about to begin and we were swarmed with people as the sun was setting and I really wanted to capture a serene view of the Munich opera house, without a crowd, so I had to lay down on the pavement and the ONLY shot I wanted was above a sewer vent.  Oh well, sometimes you got to get dirty to get the best shots.

Thanks guys for an amazing shoot and we’ll see you out in Zingst for 3 days of Fashion Journalistic shoots!

If your a photographer and want come to a portfolio workshop where you can shoot these kinds of shoots, check out the signup info & details on the Workshop site!  I’m teaching & leading the shoot on June 2, 4 & 6th in Zingst Germany, at the BIG photography convention there, and its going to be a great time.  See you there!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Lee Ann — I love these! They are fabulous.

    Ingoman — Mike. Thank you so much. We are thrilled to see us on your blog! It was soooo cool shooting with you. Great experience! Thank you and Rachel. Hope to see you soon! — Hey Mike, it was soo cool when you left the exif data in the files !! Why do you remeove them now ?? regards from austria.. btw. if you have some time,….. my portfolio review…. erhard

    C Weber — Mike, awesome shots! Love the Vespa and overall feel. So light and joyful! When are you coming out to the UK for a workshop?

    Gwen Franco — Oh these images are simply so sa-weet! Just adore the ones on the birght yellow Vespa. Awesumness, love your work!!!

    Gray Photography – Zach & Jody — Ahhhhhhh! Nice! Love it! Looks like lots ‘o fun!!!

    Aric Becker — Awesome work Mike!!!!

    admin — Thanks Aric, and everyone. C Weber, I’m coming to the UK soon! stay tuned for details.

    Austin Curtis — These are nice Mike! The Vespa was a good choice :)

    Jake — dude i love this! we need a vespa in slo so we can do this more often!

    Kenny Kim — nice images Mike! I love the mirror shot. You rock bro. Love the images from Egypt as well!

    Betsy, La Vida — So fun! Captured the modern spirit of München… Making me dream of our next trip to Munich and what fun conversations we had with you over fish tacos about the German people and culture. Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

    Christian LIpowski — Hi Mike! II´m so glad to visit one of your Workshop´s in Zingst. I´m a very big fan of your ART. I booked the Seminar on th 4th of June. I´m very excited to become acquainted with you, your wife and the hole Team. Have a nice Time in Germany. CU in Zingst Chris

    Gregg Shaw — What a great shoot! I love the interaction between the two of them that you captured. So natural and real. I am really liking the creativity too.. the reflections and unique angles really add a lot to the overall feel. Keep up the amazing work :)

    Doomsday preppers — I’m impressed, I have to admit. Genuinely hardly ever need to i encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you may have hit the nail in regards to the head. Your believed is outstanding; the issue is an element that inadequate folks are speaking intelligently about. We are delighted we stumbled across this at my hunt for anything relating to this.

    mega katalogi — I hope there will be some more such good blogs.

    best fake rolex — Since the Rolex Circle introduced Rolex watches in London in 1905 with a union, Rolex has become a reputed fire-brand for high-reaching disposition|class} watches. These Rolex watches add more charisma and elegance to one’s distinct. The possessor of the Rolex vigil feels egotistical to have it and behave to it like a treasured ownership. When these Rolex watches are given as a grant to your mistress have affection for, they add more colours into their {elegance|grace|symmetry|beauty}. Rolex watches have a lengthy annals of their eminence and are eminent among other brands due to their credibility and repute that they have earned.

    andare a questo sito — I am actually grateful to the holder of this web site who has shared this impressive piece of writing at here.

    active — It’s a shame you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this excellent blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group. Talk soon!

    bathroom mirror cabinets — I pay a quick visit each day some web sites and websites to read articles or reviews, but this website gives feature based posts.

    go now — I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This paragraph posted at this web site is truly good.

    childrens folding table — Hi would you mind letting me know which hosting company you’re using? I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different internet browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a reasonable price? Cheers, I appreciate it!

    heavy duty folding table — Admiring the commitment you put into your blog and detailed information you offer. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed material. Fantastic read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

    Taylor Kanakares — Some really nice stuff on this website , I love it.

    make up vanity sets — Fantastic post however , I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thank you!

Connect with Mike Larson Click to Email Mike Larson Follow Mike Larson Click to go to Mike Larson's Facebook page Click to go to Mike Larson's Twitter page Click to go to Mike Larson's Instagram page

Leave a Comment