Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WORKSHOP June 6 2014 $99


Beginner's Photography Workshop by Hohenfels Fotografie


Fancy Camera? CHECK
Adorable Children? CHECK
Beautiful Bavarian Scenery? CHECK
Travels? CHECK
Still confused about your camera? Still shooting on auto? Still not getting the results you desire? CHECK CHECK CHECK
Then this workshop is for you!

Did you receive a fancy camera as a gift? Or did you buy one thinking it would automatically take photos like a pro? Then you were probably disappointed to learn that's not always the case. Don't worry the same thing happened to me! But 10 years after my first digital camera... I've made enough mistakes to know what I'm doing. YOU don't have to wait 10 years! There are three basic steps that will start you towards amazing images and we will go over those steps in this workshop! Together we can say NO to auto and you can gain the confidence to take portraits of your children or travels!

No previous photo knowledge
DSLR camera or digital compact with manual settings
Memory Cards
Fully charged battery
Paper/pen for notes if you would like to take them
Comfortable shoes

What we will discuss:
How to use your DSLR camera
Sharp objects/blurred background
Photographing Children
Travel Photography (Cities and Landscapes)

What we will not discuss:
This is not a business workshop. We will not be discussing how to start a business.
Flashes or Strobes.
Editing techniques. (though I will briefly go over editing softwares)

You will take home:
Knowledge on how to take decent photos with your camera.
New friendships with other photography enthusiasts.
Fresh images from our photo walk.
Photographer's images taken of you (if you're interested).
Open email policy for questions after the workshop.

June 5, 2014

Parsberg. Details released once you book your spot.

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm +

This is a last time offer for $99. Hohenfels Fotografie is leaving so I plan on sharing everything I know! No question is off limits! There are only 2 spots remaining! Space is first come first booked!

Please email to reserve your spot at this workshop or call 094959030221

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fall Minis

you, my lovely fans, have spoken, and I have answered!
Don't need a full session right now? But would love a few fresh shots from Hohenfels Fotografie?
What better time than now with the  gorgeous fall foliage!
Here is your chance! 10 slots available! First come first get!
You will receive up to a 20minute session.
Digital images will be chosen at the scene.
One of your digitals you may choose as an 8x10 print.
Orders will be put in that day and should arrive in 2 or so weeks.
Digitals will be emailed to you by the 15th so please provide a good email address.
Digitals will arrive via a software that you need to install to receive your images.
This software allows you to receive your images without downloading each one.
All the uploading is done on my end!
Please inquire if you have any questions!
Event will take place Friday 13 October 2012
Location will be Breitenbrunn 92363
Address will be revealed upon booking.
Sessions are 2pm-6:30pm every 30minutes
Please select your preferred time
$25 non refundable deposit reserves your spot!
Rain date will be Monday 20 October 2012 same time slot
Please do not be late as these sessions are back to back and you will forfeit some of your time.
You may comment below if you would like to book a session
PLEASE include your contact info including email and phone number =)

Let the fun begin!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hohenfels Germany Community Bazaar

I recently donated one of my new Christmas sessions to the Hohenfels Community and Spouses Club (HCSC) for their Community Bazaar. It was part of a silent raffle. Most items donated were baskets that were filled with goodies. The team my husband is on here donated a basket and everyone from the team was welcomed to donate something to it, theme 'around Germany.' I donated a bottle of wine for that one. The basket's value was $250 and I saw it sold for $200!
There must have been at least a dozen baskets and other items (one donation was 3 cases of German beer, you know the kind that comes in the plastic cases!) It is a great way to support our local HCSC. In turn the money goes completely back into our community in the form of scholarships for students of spouses!

The Bazaar was wonderful with lots of great vendors! Belgium Chocolates, Drindls, Lederhosen, wooden toys, cuckoo clocks, antiks, ornate furniture, cheese, wines. Of course the Polish Pottery guy was there! And I bought a beautiful little tea set off him for Christmas for my daughter! I'm so excited for her to get the little heirloom souvenir! But I did most of my pottery shopping from the Ways & Means organization! They are the fundraising section of the HCSC and they have the lucky task of going to flohmarkts and such and shopping for items to resell. Well they had some nice pottery there for great prices! And some was from last year's bazaar that hadn't sold so they marked it way down. Lucky me! =) I learned that the Ways & Means sells their goods at the monthly spouse's luncheons... oh just another reason to go! Now.. where do I sign up to do the shopping for them? Spending someone else's money is always fun! =)

Of course joining the HCSC isn't only about shopping and luncheons, or the other bonuses like free child care while you volunteer or the card that gets you 1/2 off thrift store items (heehee) but it is about community, giving back, and the greater good! All of the proceeds from the Silent Auction are used by the HCSC to support our community through welfare grants to private organizations and college scholarships.

So I was happy to donate! And I'm happy to learn my session raised the HCSC $150!!!! WOO HOO! Thank you to Angela Hamilton! The session was the Mistletoe Christmas session and included a session, christmas cards and 8x10 print AND a high res digital image! A $175 value! =)

I also volunteered two out of the three days in the Hospitality Room which has donated food for the vendors and volunteers. Everyone who volunteered was amazing! The food was great to keep everyone going, vendors and volunteers alike. Everyone did so much work! Everything looked wonderful and I know everyone was exhausted by the end of it. I tip my hat to all the volunteers. Especially the ones who were there since Wednesday putting down the tape, Thursday setting up and making everything run smoothly Friday Saturday and Sunday and then having to break down Sunday night.

I'm looking forward to the next one and hoping you can count on me to donate again as well as put in some more volunteer hours!

That being said.. I'm coming to all the luncheons from now on so I can shop... err help =)

If you are interested in becoming a member of the HCSC or becoming a board member (their website shows there are some openings) please check out their website or facebook page!


Facebook Page

Friday Morning opening ceremonies. Here comes Heather Rowley, President HCSC and Cindy Walker, Bazaar Committee Chair to cut the tape!

You remember the Lollipop Kin? Well here's the Breze Kin! These kids did a FANTASTIC job walking around selling pretzels raising money for the community!!

LTC John J. Strange, Jr Cuts the Bavarian style tape with Heather Rowley and Cindy Walker.

And let the shopping... err festivities begin! =)

The Miller family seen here receiving a free basket awarded by the HCSC Bazaar Committee Chair, Cindy Walker. They were chosen at random by AFN's radio host.

AFN The Eagle was airing live from the Bazaar!

My daughter, Naomianna, enjoying some hot chocolate with 'sour put' (what she calls sour cream) and chocolate shavings from the Belgium Chocolates vendor! YUM!

The session I donated that raise $150 for the HCSC =)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cole Patton? Or Adelaide Paige?

Susannah is a friend of mine I met on a community page before I moved to Germany.
We are both military wives and our husbands were reporting to Germany in June 2011 and both of us got here September 2011. So she was my first friend here =)Come January 2012 Susannah and her husband learned they were expecting! Now Susannah is very creative and came up with a great idea as a countdown to D day (Due Date that is). She found this great HUGE ornate frame for 10 euros at a flohmarkt, she put a board in it that she painted w/ chalkboard paint and weekly has been uploading an image to her facebook page of it with her and her growing belly standing next to the frame. Written on the chalkboard frame was her gestation week as well as any relevant information for that week. Each week the picture was taken in a different location as well to signify things like spring, summer, the due date (pic taken next to crib) etc.
Now the fun part about all of this is Susannah and her husband have decided to be surprised by the baby's gender! Well, the rest of us got to know... (which is helpful for us so we could get them gender specific gifts) but for Susannah and her husband it's a surprise!
I had the honorable task of finding a coming home outfit for their little miracle that was gender is specific. I can't wait to see their baby in it! At our photo session Susannah and her husband covered their eyes w/ their hand while holding up the outfit I provided. You do not see that image posted here... because the little darling is over a week past the due date! We are at D+9 and counting! But do note the image of the measuring tape in both colors! Just in case!!
Susannah opted for two maternity sessions, one in which we focused solely on her and took some gorgeous feminine shots and one with her husband present. The day of her session with husband it decided to downpour! Well, that didn't stop brave Susannah from getting her photos taken! As soon as there was a calm we ran out and enjoyed ourselves!
Who says rain is a bad thing for a photo session???

Please keep all three of them in your prayers as the Delivery date approaches for Adelaide Paige or Cole Patton.

Amelia Returns for her Milestone 6 mo. Session

Lucky me! I got to have beautiful little Amelia back in my studio! I was able to capture some newborn images of her with her family back in February. Unfortunately I was out of the country for her 3mo. milestone session but she was back for her 6mo. session! I can't wait for 9mo. and 1 year to watch her grow and capture this sweet little girl over and over again for her family's memories! Check out how cute she is posing here with her big brother Logan =)

Friday, March 2, 2012


Welcome Baby 'Bean.' 

Lima Bean' or just 'bean' is the endearing nickname given to this handsome li'l man!
 I thought his nickname was cute... then I met him! Check out how cute and adorable he is!
After such an amazing maternity session with his mommy, I was very excited to capture these newborn images of him.
The presentation/ordering session went a little over but for good reason. I was having a great conversation with a wonderful new mommy about everything from future photo ideas to terrible two's (as my toddler is in!) And we had two sessions to go over! Since her little blessing came into this world not long after we shot her maternity photos we decided to wait until after the newborn session to finalize everything.
The maternity images were done outdoors in the dwindling warmer weather. It was actually very chilly out and she was such a sport about it! I have to admit I was more bundled than she was!
The newborn session was all done 'on location' and using only natural light. This is a prime example of what I offer as a photographer; Lifestyle Photography and Studio images! 
I am humbled that I was then welcomed into their home to capture those amazing and tender moments in the beginnings of new life! I was honored to be behind the scenes with this family and their new little gift of love!
I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed capturing them!
Thank you Julia for investing in your family's memories, your legacy, through Hohenfels Fotografie!
Welcome to the world, Bean. You're in good hands! 
And congratulations to your parents! 
What a beautiful journey that awaits you all!

Dad's and Mom's hands together!