Wedding Photographer Sylt Amrum

Infinite distances. When the sun breaks through the wintry North Sea, water and dunes shine like molten gold.
When I first received Freda’s and Justus’ inquiry, if I wanted to be their wedding photographer on Amrum, my first thought was: where the heck is that? I checked, and realized it’s a tiny island in the North Sea close to the border of Denmark. Amrum is the smallest of the North Frisian Islands and located in the world heritage site of the Wadden Sea, the largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats in the world. A place where the sky, the earth and the sea become indistinct in infinity. You can walk around the Island in a day. With reed-thatched Frisian houses, rolling sand dunes, pine woods marsh- and heathlands, and the glorious endless Kniepsand – it’s unbelievable pretty and photogenic. This is the place to get away from the world and truly get lost. The villages are small, the people kind, the landscape is breathtaking and wild, like the weather (sometimes it was so cold that I couldn’t even feel my hands). I didn’t expect to find such a gem. I guess that for a Mediterranean guy like me, the island idea was always related to palm trees, hot and sunny weather, and beach bars. On Amrum you don’t find anything like that, luckily. It must be a dream being wedding photographer on Amrum or Sylt, the more famous neighboring island.
I met them three years ago at the wedding from Ursina and Daniel in Switzerland, and we became friends ever since. They are the kind of people you want to have close. They are kind, funny and uncomplicated. And this kind of persons can only be surrounded by a wonderful family and friends. We spent four days together, and it was my first wedding travelling with my family.
Freda was wearing the Friesentracht. It is a very traditional dress from the region of Northern Frisia. The so called “Tracht” is richly decorated with beads and embroidery. The quality of the work was a sign of the richness and social status of the whalers’ family. This was also very special for her grandma, as the dress was in the family for many generations. I hope you can feel all this as good as I did – the story, the wind, the sand, the salt and the cold sea breeze.

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