Barbara contacted me about a family/senior session that she wanted done. She mentioned that she would really like to wear their Dirndl and Lederhosen for a few photos to commemorate their stay in Germany. After she described the kind of backgrounds she was hoping for, I went out and scouted for the perfect locations that met all her criteria: Sunflowers, Stone Walls and Vista View. Sounds hard to find, but here in Germany? Piece of Cake!
Once Barbara told me that she lives in Pressath - which is my hometown, where I was born and grew up in and where I currently live as well - I immediately knew where I was going to take her and her family. I suggested we take her photos right here in our little town and Barbara LOVED that idea.
Although I have lived in Pressath most of my life, a few days before our session I scouted each spot I was planning on taking them to, so that I could see what time the light would be the prettiest in each location and plan accordingly. I pride myself on knowing a location front and back. I want to know what it looks like at sunset and at each season. I knew what to expect when arriving because I had already inspected all the spots beforehand. Based on what I discovered during my time spent scounting locations, we decided to start our session at the sunflower field that I found close by and then move onto the urban part Barbara and her family wished for.
They loved it all and kept repeating how they couldn't have imagined a better place for their photos. They wanted a memory of their time spent in Germany. Taking their photos in the town they live in was such a great way to do that. Barbara loved all these beautiful locations I took them to, some spots they had walked by every day, other spots they had never seen and were happy to discover. Our session turned into a little guided city tour that I ,as a local, was happy to give to them. Barbara kept oohing and aahing in satisfaction and excitement about all the backdrops I had chosen to take their photos in front of.
I so loved seeing this family for the first time, getting to know them and witnessing their closeness first hand. I am so very glad I was able to help document this special time for them here in Germany! Here are my favorite shots from their family photo session in Pressath, Bavaria, Germany!
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Pressath Family Photography Session
Are you looking for a family photographer in Germany? Theresa Burkhart Photography is a family photographer in Pressath, Bavaria and in surrounding areas such as Grafenwöhr, Netzaberg, Eschenbach, Weiden and Vilseck. I specializes in vivid, lively and connection-focused portraits of couples, expecting mothers, families, children and high school seniors and my sessions take place in some of the most beautiful locations all throughout Bavaria.
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I just love them. Back when my husband was stationed in Fort Riley, KS I photographed a lot of them. I was extremely sad when my husband finished his contract with the Army, because that meant that we had to move away and I couldn't do these type of sessions anymore. Boy was I wrong.
We moved to the beautiful Pacific North West, right into Spokane and, to my surprise, there is an Air Force Base here! My heart was filled with joy, I could continue doing these homecoming ceremonies for all the military families! Yay!
This session was very special. Mikinzie had contacted me about a Homecoming Session at the Spokane International Airport (GEG) Planning for the Future with super short notice - her husband was going to be home the next day! I'm so thankful that I was available for her and her family that day, and that I could take these images, make this slideshow, and just be there for this special occasion.
You see, this was their FOURTH deployment together. But the first one for their baby Tristan. He was just shy of 2 months old when mission called and his daddy had to leave him.
Thankfully, Adam made it back home to them safe and sound - and oh were there tears of joy when he first laid eye on his son and wife. The first thing he said was "You got so big!". Yes. Instant tears.
This homecoming was absolutely beautiful and I am just so thankful I got to be part of it!
Thank you so much, Hein Family. And once again, Welcome Home Staff Sergeant Hein!
Watch the video below for more images from this amazing homecoming!
Katherine contacted me around Christmas last year with a request for a session I had never done before. She said she was looking for
"a fun business photo shoot, one that expresses these words I am trying
to convey in my fitness and health coaching business:
Straightforward, Compassionate, Resourceful, Persistent, Energetic, and Inspiring."
I was intrigued. Challenge accepted.
The session was booked. Leading up to it I did tons of research. I found myself on fitness websites, looking through magazines, following fitness hashtags on Instagram, etc. just so I can get an idea of how to pose strong and fit women like Katherine.
All the research has paid off.
Katherine had sent me some images she was inspired by, and that is how we chose the location for this special request session.
Most of her images were in an urban setting, some at a beautiful park, but still using the structure of different buildings as a backdrop.
So of course, the first location that came to my mind was:
The famous Spokane Riverfront Park.
And it did not disappoint.
During our session we talked about Katherine and her journey, what inspired her to start this business. I was amazed, and I want to share her story with you.