Friday, 27 August 2010

A Pre-wedding Portrait Session in Berlin

Guan-Cheng and Yu-Han decided to get their engagement portraits done in the fabulous Berlin area known as Museumsinsel (Museum Island).  This 'island' is surrounded by canals and is loaded with classic architecture and enough scenery packed in to provide the perfect backdrop for some romantic portraits.

The couple contacted me after another photographer had let them down.  Berlin is full of photographers, but sadly, many of them do not have the experience, talent and professionalism for a city this size.  Fortunately I was able to help them at the last minute---literally the day before they flew to America.

We started at the Neues Museum (New Museum), home to several famous Egyptian treasures, most notably the bust of Queen Nefertiti.  Our tour of Museum Island would be limited to exteriors only, so no posed shots with any Egyptian queens that day!

We took our time strolling through the beautiful architecture, gardens, statues, steps and waterways that make up the island.  We finished our tour of Museum Island at the Bode Museum, probably the most imposing structure on the island.  I've always been impressed how the building is situated at the corner of the island where the canal splits in two and the walls of the museum drop directly on the each side to the water.  It gives the impression of both a small fortress and a Venician waterway.  But we had just a bit more time in the end--just enough to get a few shots by the icon of Berlin, Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate).

All in all it was a very fun portrait session in one of Berlin's most beautiful areas and I am very pleased that we could work together.

For more pre-wedding / engagement portraits in Berlin, Prague and Paris, please visit my website here.


  1. Guancheng and Yuhan28 August 2010 at 05:52

    Having engagement portraits taken in a European country had always been one of our dreams. However, it's just not so easy to find a good photographer with a reasonable price. We are deeply grateful of Craig's professional help, which makes our dream come true with amazing effects! Despite the very short notice, Craig provided perfect service. He is trust-worthy, highly experienced and open-minded, which makes it easy to communicate with him. We both felt comfortable and had much fun while shooting, then got exactly what we had hoped for. We are glad that our families and friends are all pleased with the photos. Thank you so much, Craig.

  2. Thanks for the wonderful comments! It was a pleasure working with you and I was very happy to be of service. Best wishes!

    - Craig Robinson