I was waking up at night, and somehow I felt that I needed to check my emails.
Somehow my eyes were already sparkling even though I didn’t know what would happen in the next moment (that’s what you call intuition I think!).
“Tim, I just got an email from Rangefinder. I am one of their Rising Stars 2018.” – “Oh Darling, that’s exciting news.” SNOOOOOOZE.
I would love to write a story here how exciting this moment was! I would love to tell you that we danced in the kitchen and drank a bottle of wine. But the truth is: We didn’t. Because we couldn’t really believe what was happening here. And writing those lines, reading my name on Rangefinder again and again, flipping through the sites of this printed magazine.. yes, somehow I slowly realize it: I am a rising star of wedding photography 2018.
It’s already one day since Rangefinder revealed their list and I feel like I’m the only one of all photographers who hasn’t shared a post yet or shown off the submission.. But today is the day I REALIZE that all this really happened!
This morning I got up and felt like someone has just poured a a bucket of stardust above my head! (Can recommend achieving this feeling to everyone out there!)
I just want to say THANK YOU! Thank you to my wonderful family which is always standing behind me and cheering on me. No matter what I do. I’m a person which is struggling with doubts sooo many times. There are days in my life I get up in the morning and feel like the worst photographer out there. But who is feeling awesome everyday? I have already gone through stages in my photography life I didn’t know if I was really made to be a photographer because there are so many freaking amazing people out there doing a WONDERFUL job. But there were people always believing in me. In what I do. And that’s what kept my fire alive. I can’t be more thankful for my real friends (believe me, if you are having 5 real FRIENDS in your life that’s a lot!) who are always like a mirror for me. Going through the good and the bad with me. And I can’t be more thankful for my wonderful bridal couples. I don’t want to say clients because we don’t have this weird relationship. I am allowed to be so close in peoples lives. They share their life moments with me and their LOVE. One of the most precious things anyone could ever share with me. You are GOLD. Not to forget Tim.. he really celebrated the 30-Rising-Star-Day to his fullest! Started the day cooking breakfast, doing a bicycle tour with me and eating at my favourite japanese restaurant although he craved for mexican burgers! Do I need to say more how this man puts all of his love into me?
So and here comes my special straight-from-the-heart-awesome-thank-you: Thank you RANGEFINDER! Thanks to all of the editors, directors and all of the lovely people out there who work so much for making all this possible! You are the ones that always keep this industry going! You’re the one that make dreams come true for so many photographers out there! You are the ones that make people chase for the stars! THANK YOU.
And just one last thing I wish everyone (because I really had to learn it for such a long and hard time): Believe in yourself. You are so full of love and wonders. It’s time to show the world how amazing you are! If there’s anyone telling you that you can’t chase dreams: Throw a bucket of stardust in his face! If I can do this, you can totally do this!
Here you will find the amazing article on Rangefinder and all of the other Rising Stars (whooop whooop):
November 2, 2018
"There will never be enough words in any language to express our gratitude to Jasmin and Tim at Flora&Grace. Every image tells a story and takes you right back to that day. When we saw our photos and videos for the first time we couldn’t even speak right away. They are an absolute dream."
"There will never be enough words in any language to express our gratitude."
FROM NEW YORK
"Your film brought us to tears! We have watched it again, and again, and again. It is so incredibly wonderful. We love the mix of color and black & white imagery, the music choices are perfect, and you brilliantly captured the subtleties and emotions of the day. Thank you so much for adventuring across the world to be a part of our wedding, for your hard work, and for creating a film that we can revisit for the rest of our lives to relive this beautiful day. We appreciate you both."
"you brilliantly captured the subtleties and emotions of the day."
"Words cannot describe how happy it makes us to look at these recordings of time. Tim not only captured the look of this wedding - but above all - how it really felt for us and for our guests. Whenever we look at the pictures, all the excitement and bliss comes right back!"
"Whenever we look at the pictures, all the excitement and bliss comes
right back to us"
"Their photography was so elegant, stylish, yet without pretense. We really loved how positive and excited they were about the wedding and the fact that their
shooting style was to simply capture us as we were naturally."
"their photography was so elegant, stylish, yet without pretense."
FROM NEW YORK
"You have created art "en passant", which in our perception on the day, we hardly noticed - and if then only as very pleasant. You have far exceeded our expectations and given us a wonderful gallery of memories to last a lifetime."
"You have given us a wonderful gallery of memories to last a lifetime."
"On a wedding day, multiple things can be stressful, but with Jasmin, photography was not one of them. She talked with us a lot before and understood what we wanted out of it and what we're comfortable with. She was light as a feather the whole time and everything felt very natural. She was smiling, laughing and open to all our needs. We trusted her art and she trusted our story. Once we saw the final pictures, we actually got to relive our entire day which was priceless. Everything was captured with the same energy it happened, from the location, to getting ready, to the first look, the ceremony, the guests, the hugs, the tears and the smiles."
"She was light as a feather the whole time and everything felt very natural."
"Jasmin & Tim, you guys were super amazing and accommodating, made us feel at ease and beautiful. I'm so glad we had the chance to see Positano together and share these moments. We just wanted to express our gratitude. Thank you guys so much!
Lisa & Russell"
"I'm so glad we had the chance to see Positano togetheR."