Back from Holiday we are starting this blog with a beautiful example of an "Expat Memory Photo story", taken back in spring time. The memories of Lena and Daniel who received from their friends a shooting as leaving present when it was time for them to return to Germany for good.
The couple had been living in Shanghai for a while and therefore it was important to them not only to take pictures in the city, but also to remember their apartment which had been their home for some years.
Having lived in the former French Concession it was natural that most of the photoshoot would take place in the area nearby.
What gives these shootings their heart and soul are pictures of streetlife we get to see on our tour:
wherever possible we try to get involved and become part of it:
After nearly 2 hours it was time for a break at their favorite cafe in Yongkang Lu
Well refreshed we jumped into a taxi ....
to the "Grand finale" at the Bund:
By the time we finished the Shooting their last Sunday in Shanghai had come to an end and the afternon sun was shining on the Skyline as to say "bye bye" and "Zaijane"
Lena and Daniel I wish you all the BEST for your future - wherever it will take you!
..and I was pleased to hear that they were just as happy as I was when driving home afterwards:
"..it´s been a great day with Angelika in our chinese home..."
"..the pictures show us as we are and reflect our emotions.."
"..an unforgettable end to our time in Shanghai"