On a recent trip to Germany I created some fashion and lingerie glamour images at the Schleissheim Palace in Northwest Munchen in the state of Bayern (Bavaria). The grounds are the site for three palaces, the Old and New Schleissheim Palace and the Lustheim Palace. Like most former royal residences in Germany, the grounds are open and free to the public to enjoy. Always serene locations and perfect for a stroll, quiet read, or jog, they are also favorite locations for photographs and photographers. On this day a bride and groom were having their formal pictures taken on the steps of the Schloss (palace) at the other end of the gardens.
We shot these images at the Northeast side of the expansive garden near the Pavillion, which was a grand horse stable in its day.
Framed GlamourLingerie Editorial Photography. This image was created on location in Munich Germany on the grounds of the Schleissheim Palace. I lit the model with a pair of two bare speed lights and "painted in" the shadows and highlights during post-processing to create this edgy fashion image. This decorative but faux doorway is on the once horse stables which has a beautiful frescoed celling.
I always love to shoot on location in Europe, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The stately and glamorous architecture has such a draw for me and provides an incredible degree of inspiration, and I go back as often as possible.
Dark Beauty by Von Trapp Photography 2015Dark Palace Beauty and Glamour. Our lingerie model is photographed on the veranda of the Lustheim Palace. In the background we see the New Schiessheim Palace to the West. On this day the brightly colored flower gardens played host to a dramatic sky and our dusky raven haired beauty.
In the spring of 2016 we will travel to Prague to work with some of the Czech Republic's wonderful models. Follow us on Facebook as we prepare for and shoot in this fantastic city. Also be sure to return here to see more from this shoot in Munich in Part 2.
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