Chris Zielecki

@zanthia

Portrait & Wedding Photographer | www.zielecki.com
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Getting back to a structured day. Daily goals, weekly goals, work, fun, mandatory paperwork, mandatory netflix series. And: travel planning. About to remove 3 white spots from my world map this year. About to return to Pen Island! Cloud - Sky Cloudscape Cultures Day Landscape Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Scenics Storm Storm Cloud Sunset Thunderstorm Tourism Travel Travel Destinations
My first blog post on my new website is online! Alex & Christian wedding at the gates of Hamburg including unicorn slippers, a hilarious bride in a princess-like dress and her handsome, dandy-style groom. Not included: the world's best bridesmaids. Period! Adult Adults Only Black And White Bride Bride And Groom Couple Day Necklace Outdoors People Portrait Two People Wedding Wedding Wedding Dress Wedding Photographer Wedding Photography Young Adult
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The first time I was in Ireland felt like a scene from my tumblr blog: I was staying in an old manor right at the beach; from my bedroom I saw the mountains in the near distance; and in the evening I sat in the grand living room, feet towards the fireplace and the most wonderful purring cat by my side. Not to mention how excited I was to shoot Becky & Gavin's engagement in this scenery. A bad ass bride to be, a handsome sportsman and that wonderful Irish coast. Love time! Adult Adults Only Blackandwhite Bride Bride And Groom Couple - Relationship Day Engagement Groom Heterosexual Couple Indoors  Lifestyles Love Love Men People Real People Silhouette Togetherness Two People Wedding Photography Women Young Women
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Spring. Now please. Flower Vase Freshness Table Indoors  No People Nature Flower Head Day
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I moved my office into a nearby café. Still a few sessions to process from last year, but I can already see the end of the queue. Time enough for another cup of tea. And definitely another piece of that damn god Swedish apple pie! Those two lovebirds from Couple of Prague that I met at last year's The Wolves Workshop on the Canary Islands. ❤️ Adult Adults Only Beach Black And White Cloud - Sky Couple Cowboy Hat Cuddle Day Full Length Headwear Hug Love Outdoors People Real People Sky
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I thought a lot about our view on beauty recently and what impact this definition has on our self-esteem. Half of my life I've been an overweight boy. I was fat. More than 110kg in my worst time. I took drugs against high blood pressure. Half of my life I had no self-esteem. I never every undressed in front of others. I avoided public pools or taking off my t-shirt at the beach even in the hottest summer. I avoided the eyes of people, so they couldn't make fun of me and my body. I ate to feel happy. Half of my life I wasn't me. I shot women with low self-esteem. Women who where uncomfortable with their body, because media tells them every day that they are not perfect. Women whose boyfriends or husbands have told them that they were ugly and not loved anymore. They wanted their picture taken to proof themselves that they were told a lie. They wanted their picture taken even though it was way out of what became their comfort zone. Not everyone found the courage to leave it in the end. But everyone of them was a true beauty. Adult Adults Only Back Beauty Day Headshot Human Back Human Body Part Indoors  One Person One Woman Only Pain People Rear View Shirtless Young Adult
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When you get out into the world, when you share your passion with others, when you do what you love, you will find like-minded people who struggle with the same problems & fears; who love the same small things in life and enjoy the same little moments. They will enrich your life. And if you're lucky, they will do it with a wonderful British accent like Sarah's. ❤️ Adult Adults Only Beach Close-up Day Headshot One Person One Woman Only One Young Woman Only Only Women Outdoors People Portrait Sunset Women Young Adult
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This is me. I'm a photographer. I shoot weddings because love rulez in every way possible. And I don't wear any trousers on this pic. Hugs! Beard Only Men One Man Only One Person Adults Only Studio Shot Young Adult One Young Man Only Looking Away Contemplation Adult Headshot Men People Portrait Close-up Real People Day Dreaming Black Background Indoors
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A cosy night in a tent under a star-filled sky in Norway some years ago. I love how less you actually need for a good time. Just a car, a bag pack, a tent. No timetables, no pre-booked hotels or designated travel routes. The total freedom of choice where to go, to stay and when. This is happiness for me. Adventure Astronomy Beauty In Nature Camping Constellation Forest Galaxy Hiking Igniting Landscape Milky Way Mountain Nature Night Outdoors People Remote Scenics Sky Space Star - Space Tent Travel Tree Vacations
"Live the moment" always sounded to me like one of these cheesy life advises written on over saturated sunset pictures on Facebook. In fact it means to keep trust in your future and in yourself. You don't know what comes next and it's not important. Enjoy the things you have right now. Stop worrying about things that will never happen. Whatever it is, you will make it. Start paying attention to surroundings again and spend time with the people you love. And let them know you do. Beauty In Nature Cloud - Sky Clouds Day Forest Fire Landscape Mountain Nature No People Outdoors Peak Scenics Sky Sunset
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Take your loved one, leave your smartphone at home, get out of the house and spend some time together in nature - even if it's just an hour. No one more important will try to reach you. Nothing worse will happen, that you could might prevent. Nothing urgent will happen, that needs your immediate attention more than the person by your side. Breath. Feel the wind. Feel the touch of your loved one. Kiss. Inhale. Exhale. Repeat. Be. Beach Beauty In Nature Bonding Cheerful Couple Day Dune Engagement Grass Happiness Love Nature Outdoors People Portrait Rural Scene Smiling Sunset Togetherness Two People
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Winter. Time to use the bright hours to get out and experiment. And to spend the dark hours over shootings I did last year. Looking at my work I can see development. Culling, processing, the use of light. More consistent, more to the point of what I had in mind. I'm reprocessing some of my favourite shots and love the outcome. 2017 might be a good one. This is Malin. It's been way to long that we spend some time in the woods. Adult Adults Only Autumn Beauty In Nature Branch Cold Temperature Day Forest Front View Full Length Mature Adult Nature One Person One Woman Only Only Women Outdoors People Real People Tree Tree Area Warm Clothing Winter Women
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Roofs & attics are about to become my new favourite locations. Love the mood, light & darkness at these places. More please! (: Adult Adults Only Arts Culture And Entertainment Day Front View Full Length Indoors  Leisure Activity Lifestyles Looking At Camera One Person One Young Woman Only People Portrait Real People Skill  Stairs Young Adult Young Women
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Wedding season is about to start soon for me and I'm super excited about my couples this year and the adventures we will experience. It's your wedding. Do whatever you want to do. And forget about what's trending or what you "have to do" at weddings. Live & enjoy your day! I'm ready to capture it. My sister in crime Alina & her husband at their wonderful winter wedding. Thx for your love & trust through all the years. ❤️ Adult Bonding Bride Couple Day Groom Happiness Love Men Nature Outdoors People Real People Sunset Togetherness Two People Water Wedding Wedding Dress Wedding Photography Women Young Adult Young Women
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This is Kerstin. She is an awesome videographer and shot our very first promotional video for www.chrisandalina.com on Iceland last autumn. I know her since my very first day in Hamburg. We became friends fast and of course we had our ups & downs over the last 6 years. But our love for pancakes is stronger than any personal differences. <3 Looking At Camera Smiling Young Adult One Person People Young Women Cheerful Adult Black Background Adults Only Day
It's freezing cold in Hamburg and I'm still trying to get my full health back. No patience to stand still. I released a new website under my old domain http://www.zielecki.com last week and I'm really happy with the result. Ready to get this business rolling! I also started planning my next trip. Wanted to go south to get some sun & warmth against my cold, but my inner self was laughing out loud. Wanderlust, that old bastard, knows how to get me. 😏 Looks like I will lay down in the grass of some Atlantic rock soon, with my feet hanging over the cliff. This is Jana. Bound to mother earth, free in mind. Adult Adults Only Beautiful People Beautiful Woman Beauty Beauty In Nature Casual Clothing Confidence  Day Freckle Laying Down Looking At Camera Nature One Person One Woman Only One Young Woman Only Only Women Outdoors People Portrait Redhead Young Adult Young Women
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Working on a new website. If you are looking for a landscape & travel driven wedding photographer, I might be your man (; Two People Young Adult Young Women Love Togetherness Heterosexual Couple Romance Women Affectionate Couple - Relationship Bonding Happiness Adult People Adults Only Outdoors Day Royal Person Wedding Bride And Groom Wedding Photography Wedding Photographer
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I went out into the woods with Jana. What started as a shooting turned more and more into a conversation about life, interpersonal communication & interaction, relationship & society, love and fundamental viewpoints about being a human. We walked & talked. Free in mind, siblings in spirit. Until the fog began to rise and the dusk took over the scenery. An unexpectedly profound shooting time. Adult Adults Only Black And White Day Focus On Foreground Lifestyles One Person One Woman Only Only Women Outdoors People Portrait Real People Warm Clothing Woman Woods Young Adult Young Women
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I'm soaking up the sun whenever it is possible right now. Light to give me energy. Light to charge my motivation & positivity. I feel wanderlust rising again. A year of adventure ahead. In every way possible. This is Rebecca. She got recently elected as Miss Hamburg. All the best! Adult Adults Only Beautiful Woman Black Background Close-up Human Body Part Indoors  One Person One Woman Only One Young Woman Only Only Women People Young Adult Young Women
Heading home after Christmas. Leaving family drama routine behind. It's easier to change my opinion on something than to change a person, or a whole family. Whatever it will be, next year I want to take another approach on spending the days with my loved ones. Besides that I'm happy thinking about the wonderful shootings I had this year. Starting right away with a remarkable bridal session we shot for Chris & Alina Photography in freezing January. Beautiful Mareike in the heath. Adult Blanket Blond Hair Cheerful Child Day Folk Human Body Part Nature One Person Outdoors People Portrait Real People Sky Tree Warm Clothing Winter Women Young Adult
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