Hello, I am Mareike!
Born in Germany, married to a Scot, photographing weddings professionally since 2010.
I currently live with my family in the North of Germany, but I am available for wedding photography throughout Europe.
As you will see from trawling through this website, Scotland is a country very dear to me - I lived there for many years and I consider it my second home. Happily, I get to see it quite often as I shoot a handful of weddings and elopements there every year. Which I usually combine with visiting family and friends!
Artistic and intimate…
So, let's talk about your wedding photography. You have probably spent (or will spend) a good amount of time comparing ribbons, studying colours and putting together Pinterest boards. And yes, I totally agree that wedding details are beautiful and I photograph them all. I’ve got a perfectionist streak and have been known to move furniture in order to get the perfect shot of a pair of shoes during “Getting ready” (rest assured that everything will be back in its place when I leave, because tidiness is important to me… I digress).
But, at the end of it all - we know that wedding photos should be about the people and the moments, right?
You are still here, so you probably also think that wedding photography is not just “taking a few photos” with a good camera.
Rather, it’s the art of telling your wedding story through photographs.
At the centre is this story about a couple who fell in love - you.
This story is all about your love. I want to talk about it with elegance and romance, artistically and delicately.
And more than that. I want to capture the atmosphere of your wedding day. I want to photograph the little moments, which have so much meaning and consequence, like your parents holding hands during your wedding ceremony.
But most of all, I want to be there as your friend. I will have your back, cheer you on. You can be safe in the knowledge that you have nothing to worry about, because I take care of your memories.
Every couple has their own story of how they met (and I already look forward to hearing yours). I love these stories and find them immensely inspiring! I appreciate the quiet notes of a relationship and how it all began. The anticipation and excitement...
Here goes our story.
My husband Gary and I met on Ibiza. It was in a pub in San Antonio, after sunset. I was on holiday with my sister, and after a lazy day at the beach, we were on the way to Cafe Mambo, but got sidetracked and ended up in a different pub. And there I stood at the bar, nipping casually on a Vodka Lemon, when a good-looking Scot handed me a single rose from a rose seller (who had been hassling us), with the romantic words: ”So they leave us alone at last!” Afterwards, we went to a foam party in the club Es Paradis (well, this was Ibiza after all) and then talked until the small hours on the balcony of Gary's hotel. The next day, Gary flew back home to Scotland.
But we knew that we belonged together.
Our wedding took place nine years later, in a small chapel in the Highlands of Scotland, surrounded by the untamed natural beauty that we love about this country.
Now we have three little ones, who certainly keep us busy and speak a peculiar Denglish. With a Scottish accent, of course!
So this is me.
But this is about you.
Please don’t be a stranger and get in touch!